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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sebastian writes a title in the third person

Hey girls! It's Thursday!

Sorry; I had to. Hayley's probably going to fivewesomestab me for that.

Some of you asked about my blog. It's here. Just be warned: it's mostly just photos and emo poetry. And, since Lauren gave you guys her twitter, I might as well too.

So, I have a story for you! I'm painting a painting and, while it's not going to be anything worth looking at, I'm pretty excited about it. It's on Yupo, which is paper made of plastic. There's a layer of ink. Yesterday, I thought to myself, Hey, Sebastian, you should paint on top of that. This spurred the realization that, I have very little money, and therefore neither paint nor many of the things required to paint. So, I decided, I will make paint!

I decided on tempera mostly because of drying time. The entire painting is going to be black, so the obvious source of pigment was charcoal. It had recently rained, so all the wood was wet. Easily solved: I found an old coffee can, put some wood in it, doused it in turpentine, and dropped in a match.

There was quite a bit of black smoke. The label on the outside of the can not only melted, but caught fire. And then, well, then the grass caught on fire. Whoops. I put it out. But, uh, oops.

After that ordeal, I got some charcoal, ground it up, and mixed it with eggyolk. Ta-da! Paint! Not the best paint, mind you. I ruined a brush or two with it.

So that was the only really exciting thing that's happened to me since my last post: I, your humble narrator, set fire to my lawn.

I started The Fountainhead, and it's so good! She can say more with three words than I can with three paragraphs. I'm only on the second chapter, though, and I wonder at what point I'm going to want to strangle Ms. Rand.

Other than that, I'm really becoming addicted to Crusader Kings. This is probably not a good thing.

Alright, well, that's all I've really got to talk about.

Sexy:
- Paper. I love paper of all shapes, sizes, weights, fiber contents, and colors. I love the way it looks, the way it feels. Is that weird?
- Oppressive governments. Awesome logos and uniforms!
- This:


Unsexy:
- Email chain letters. Especially virus hoaxes and patriotic manifestos.
- Ann Coulter
- The Star Wars prequels

56 comments:

Lauren said...

Sounds like burning charcoal and turpentine mixed in egg yolk smelled divine.
And I might need to get my hands on a copy of The Fountainhead.
And Hayley will not fiveawesomestab you.

Redcabbageispurple said...

it might just be a hayleygstab because of the lack of the other 4 girls... just sayin'.

Elizabeth... said...

I feel like making my own paint now but, you know, wont.
Also, that advert is spectacular.

Kara said...

Hahaha. Well, I hope the painting turn's out okay (and doesn't smell like egg). :)

Missy said...

The lawn paint ads are actually quite amusing... :P

Ravenclaw2313 said...

Well you're days were certainly more eventful than mine. I feel ashamed that I haven't painted, or made paint, or set anything on fire, in at least a week. Anyway you have a great sense of humor and it was great to get to know you this week.

Joanne said...

Your paragraphs are so short and sweet! I think I'm going to read your blog/pics/poems on a daily basis now

Robynne said...

I want to set things on fire.

ThePeterIs said...

I think I'm actually going to start Fountainhead in a day or so too. I've already read Atlas Shrugged, and thought it was one of the more fantastic things ever. Since then I've been meaning to read Fountainhead and haven't gotten around to it. From what I hear, Atlas Shrugged is the more grueling and philosophy preaching of the two. I actually enjoy/agree with most of her philosophy though...

joy isobel said...

Well, at least it sounds like you're being somewhat productive this summer. That makes one of us haha. I'm curious about the outcome of this painting painted out of charcoal and egg yolk. OH, and Ann Coulter is Satan's spawn. The end :)

Brad said...

Don't we all set the yard on fire from time to time? I've of the mind that these things just happen.

I never thought I'd see an ad on Hayley's blog for A-1 steak sauce. There's a giant porterhouse and everything.

Dan said...

I am shocked at your apparent dislike of the Star Wars prequels. To be honest, I could easily go without seeing Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, but come on, Revenge of the Sith was damn good and possibly better than A New Hope.

I wish I could have seen your lawn catch fire. That would have been funny.

It's been fun having you and Lauren here with us this week, maybe Hayley should let you guys guest again some other time. Oh and in response to your last post on The Hayleylujah Chorus, not all of us are Harry Potter nerds lol . . just sayin.

Have a nice day.

Katherine said...

I think "fiveawesomestab me" may be my new favourite phrase ^__^ Also it is really neat that you made your own paint, I never would have thought of doing that. Thank you for sharing the link to your blog ^_^

Geez Louise said...

Paper is definitely sexy, I agree.
Paper and stationery makes me happy.
Nice work making your own paint :)
Although if it's made from eggs won't bugs and other things try and eat it eventually?
Hmm.

Nally said...

You set your lawn on fire, and I had a powercut and set my curtains on fire by knocking over a candle.
Do you reckong the painting might cook if you set it on fire?

Adrienne said...

I'd just like to let you know that one of the ads on this post was about preventing forest fires. good thing we have no spontaneous fires catching onto wildlife here.

Scott said...

I love making my own paint. Mounting canvas is also a lot of fun for me, too. It makes painting less by-numbers and more, you know, like art.

Vuraaa said...

i know you didn't mention Donovan in THIS post, but this is the one I'm on now since I just read six or so posts in one sitting. I've been out of town haha.

Anyways, Donovan.

Is brilliant.

love Sand and Foam, Riki Tiki Tavi

...nevermind. I just realized I was about to list a million songs. Let's just leave it at me loving Donovan and being happy you've discovered him!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more about Ann Coulter. Whenever she comes up in the news, I refer to her as "the evil one."

homeontheburrow said...

"She Who Must Not Be Named!"

Janelle said...

Thanks for the blog Sebastian! I love "fiveawesomestab" - Genius.

Also, Hayley - I hope the camp went well. I know they can be ridiculously emotionally draining and that they can make you lose all faith in humanity sometimes, but just remember you're doing an amazing thing and rest up well now that you're home!

Nokorola said...

Hello again Sebastian.


-Nice job trying to make paint.

-I've set a label on a can/ my yard on fire before, it made me feel like the dumbest person ever.

-Paper is definitely nice, sexy? I don't know.

-Does anyone like the Star Wars prequels?

That is all.

Allison said...

MAKING PAINT!
:adds it to my things to do before i die of old age list:

Anonymous said...

Hayley....come back...i miss your blogs in my life

Anonymous said...

Where's Hayyyyyyleyyyyyy?
I hope the camp went super well!

Anonymous said...

HAYLEY! WHERE ARE YOUUUUUU

Anonymous said...

Hayley. I miss you. Come back. Write blogs.

purpleapril said...

blog? please? soon?

Anonymous said...

hayleyyyy i don't think i can go another day without your blog!! please blog soon! everyone misses you =]

jazmyn_vee said...

hayley, i know this is really pathetic but i'm going through hayleyujah chrous withdrawl, so quite frankly i couldnt care less...

i NEEEEEED your blogs in my life.

wahhh D,x

Scott said...

POST.
SOMETHING.
BEFORE.
I.
DIE.

Catherine said...

Hayley! I'm missing you dearly. Where'd you go?

Anonymous said...

This is very unlike you, Hayley.

Emily said...

Hayley, we miss you!
Come back soon? <333

Maya said...

Hayley, I miss your blog more than I'd like to admit. Please please please come back. Just like. Even a one-sentence blog post would do. Maybe even one word. (:
*crosses fingers*

Anonymous said...

HHHAAAAAYYYYYLLLLEEEYYYY!

Marie said...

Hayley? I know I don't even know you, but I miss your blog. I hope you're okay, just busy or something...

Bianca23 said...

Hayley, where are you? I miss your blogs!!

the apple that astonished paris said...
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the apple that astonished paris said...

where'd you goooo?
i miss you soooo
it's like it's been foreeever
since youuu've beeen gooone
>.>

Anonymous said...

I know about 10 other commenters and I all really miss you, most of us don't even know you in person. But, your blogs are very entertaining and we miss you and them very much! Please blog soon!

Creepy Stalker? said...

;( I'm going to chop off my arm and choke myself with it if you don't get your behind back on here.

Hayley loving loser said...

Hayley, do you actually expect me to be socializing on a Friday night? No! I want to read your blog! So you'd better update.

Maddy said...

Hayleyy. I miss your blogs. Please post again soon :(

Cat(: said...

8 DAYS MS. HOOVER?!

THIS IS FAR TOO LONG.

not cool. just not cool at all.

AmandaGrrrace said...

WHERE IS HAYLEY?!?!?!!!!111!??/!?

jazmyn_vee said...

down with hoover.
down with hoover.
down with hoover!
come on everybody!
DOWN WITH HOOVER!
no?
ohkay then..
guess not...
*sigh*
i always wanted to start a chant...
or dramatic clap like in not another teen movie.
i gues this isn't the time :[

Erin Noel said...

I click on my bookmark for here everyday, several times a day - Hayley, come back!

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for your twitter updates, i'd assume you were dead. This is very unlike you, Hayley.

Sydni said...
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Sydni said...

I've been checking this blog obsessively ever since Sebastian's last post. Where are you Hayley? Where's my couple minutes of entertainment each day?

We might have to fiveawesomestab you.

kalimagination said...

Everyone has been saying this, but we really do miss you, Hayley!
It's been AGES since YOU legitimately posted and... and... that shouldn't happen!

I hope everything is okay, and that there hasn't been some crisis that has prevented you from blogging.

<3

Jessica said...

Number of times I checked Hayleys blog today: 4

Anonymous said...

number of times i checked today: 25

"Kathryn" said...

I really, really, love paper, as well. I'll stare at blank paper for ages driving myself insane trying to think of something worthwhile to put on it, and I usually feel very guilty when I don't.

"Kathryn" said...

I missed an atrocious amount of commas in that comment. I'm very sorry.