Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Monday, July 29, 2013

A week in review...

Oi! Sorry I haven't been posting more frequently folks! This past week was very rough on me. Too much to do and a yucky cold on top of it to boot! Made getting things accomplished VERY difficult. Today thankfully I feel almost 100%. I'm so happy to be free of those darn sinus headaches and annoying ear pops. Now I just got to get caught up again... sigh*

Aside from being sick and working way too much at my "real" job last week I actually accomplished quite a lot of things. First off, as I mentioned before I started writing again for Consequence of Sound. I've been having a lot of fun so far, but am still getting back into the groove with it. This week I reviewed Gogol Bordello's epic new record Pura Vida Conspiracy. Seriously, if you haven't listened to it yet you need to! I wanted to give it 4 1/2 stars... but they wouldn't let it run with that. I wish they would have, but perhaps they just don't get the genius of the album yet. Give 'em time. I know they will come around. :)
You can check out my review here: Pura Vida Conspiracy album review

Another feature I worked on this week was a Top 20 for Madonna. This consisted of listening to nothing, but Madonna for a week straight. It was a lot of fun and I forgot how many songs I just LOVE by Madonna. And maybe it was the cough medicine... but Madonna was the perfect fix for my sickly state. Kept me in a constant state of happiness. Feel free to check out my list here: Top 20 Madonna Songs

In my defense, I will say that while this is my original list of songs... the site kind of took control and re-ordered a lot of them without my knowledge for the final draft. I suppose I agree with most of them... however if I had things my way "Lucky Star" would have been #2 and "True Blue" would have been #3. That's how I feel so deal with it! Oh and I originally put "Jump" on there in place of "Hung Up", but due to the songs popularity we replaced it. BOO! "Jump" is totally the better song..

Other than writing, I found myself catching a grungy 80s action flick in Austin last night called "Kick or Die". I gotta say going into it I was expecting something practically unwatchable. However, in the end "Kick or Die" proved to be pretty entertaining. The film is totally cheesy and ultra ridiculous, but still loveable despite its flaws. Plus, it's a movie about a series of vicious rape attacks and one man kicking his way to justice. How can you not want to watch that? If you happen to find it on VHS I strongly suggest picking it up along with a 6 pack. ;)

Due to my recent sickly state.. I haven't been so productive creatively. Just been keeping up with orders and stuff. I do hope to make lots of new items soon though! And as far as my toy shop goes... I'll be adding new items like crazy so keep an eye out. Actually, one of the things I did this week included a massive clean up around the house which led to finding lots of toys and other random vintage doo dads for the shop that will be listed starting as soon as tomorrow! ;)

I also managed to squeeze in another trade event this weekend for Wear if you Dare. And you know what? I may not have done as many trades as I normally do during these events, but I had a blast! I'm very excited for my new goodies. I got all kinds of things coming in the mail including zombie brain soaps, ghost scented perfume and more! Promise to share them all with you soon.

Anyways, that's all for now. Hope you guys had a great week! Wish me luck getting caught up on everything! I sure need it.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear what you have been up to !
    Miss you !