Saturday, January 31, 2015

It's Back!

This September, Voltaire's Necrocomicon returns to New Jersey!

When: September 18-20, 2015
Where:  The Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset in Piscataway, New Jersey

Click the link below to get your tickets now!




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Voltaire Alert

Hey there, Voltaire fans.  In case you didn't already know, Voltaire will be performing in the following cities:

  • Feb. 4: Voltaire in NYC at Radical Vaudeville
  • Feb. 5: Voltaire at Templecon in Providence, RI
  • Feb. 14: Voltaire Full Band show in NYC at Drom
  • Feb. 21: Voltaire at Wicked Faire in NJ
  • Apr. 11: Voltaire at the Midwest Media Expo in Detroit, MI
  • Apr. 25: Voltaire in Buffalo, NY
  • Jun. 12: Voltaire at CoreCon in Fargo, ND
  • Oct. 30: Voltaire at the Anne Rice Ball in New Orleans, LA
  • Oct. 31: Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend in Orlando, FL

For more information, check out www.voltaire.net.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Do You Know What Today Is?

It's my blog's anniversary.  Anniversary.  Do you know what today is?  It's my blog's anniversary.  Made for you and me.  See what I did there? XD

Formally known as Caffeine's Cafe, Cafe LaStrange is officially a year old.  Considering that I have no idea what I'm doing most of the time, I think I've done a pretty good job of running this blog.  For those of you that enjoy reading it, I just want to say thank you.  I really appreciate it and hope to have some more cool things to share with you in the future.

To celebrate this occasion, here's the song that inspired the title for this entry.  Enjoy.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Finally Done

I'm finally finished with the DIY work on my messenger bag.  When I last posted about this project, I had just finished working on the front of it.  Here's another look at what the front of the bag looks like.


Just hot glued a patch to the front flap and added a couple of Nightmare Before Christmas buttons.  Once I had the design taken care of, I started to tackle my main problem with the bag.  The lack of storage compartments.



While the bag is good for carrying my wallet, cosmetic bag and, if the situation called for it, an umbrella, I had nowhere to store smaller things.  Like a pen, notepad, mini comb/brush and my lady things.  So, I came up with the idea to put all of that in a pencil case that would easily fit in the messenger bag.



This worked for awhile.  However, I wasn't crazy about having all of my smaller things jammed together and jumbled up.  Then, I remembered that I had a small purse hanging in my closet that would work better.



This is a purse that I had gotten as a Christmas gift a few years ago.  As you can see, it's already decorated with a couple of Nightmare Before Christmas buttons.  Due to the purse's small size, I never really used it.  As you can see (Or try to see. XD), the purse has plenty of compartments.


 I just took the shoulder strap and tucked it into the back pocket of the bag.  If I can find a removable shoulder strap for it, I plan to cut the current one off.




 Latest DIY Mission: Accomplished

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Derp

Finished up the DIY work on my messenger bag and was going to show you lovelies pics of the end result.  However, in the middle of taking the pictures, my webcam decided to crap out on me.  Looks like it's back to taking pics with my mother's iphone.  I'll try to have them up sometime this week.  In other news, my new year is off to a crappy start.

My mother and I have been packing up stuff in the apartment because the shit landlord wants us out by the first of next month.  On top of that, we have no idea where we're gonna go.  This is a bit of a scary time for me.  Hopefully, it will all work out and we'll be able to find a place before the beginning of next month.  Optimism, don't fail me now!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2015.  Hope you all had a fun New Years Eve.  Make any resolutions?  As for me, I maintain the track record of not making any resolutions.  No offense to those who make them, but I always thought that New Years resolutions were bullshit.  However, I did make up a little to-do list of things that I want to get done. 
  • Crack open my jewelry making kit and start churning out some awesome jewelry.
  • Buy a latch hook for my latch hook kit.
  • Learn more about film making.
  • Create more stencils for t-shirts designs.
Will probably get started on some of these once I get my living situation sorted out.  Right now, I have a Girls marathon to watch.  Bye for now.