Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever been a professional hair dresser. I have never been trained or taught and this article is based on nothing more than my own experience dyeing my own hair since I was 18 years old. Please use all advice and tips carefully, and at your own risk, as… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Dyeing Your Hair Interesting Colors
Last month I wrote a column of tattoo musings before going to get some linework finished… For all the readers on the edge of their seats, here’s how it went! I was a little nervous on my way to Transcend Tattoo in Branford – it was my third time being tattooed and the first… Continue reading A Trip to Transcend
Having recently moved, and finding myself with a ridiculous amount of downtime now that I no longer have roommates to sit around the house with, I decided to join a local gym to try to get in better shape. What I thought would be a quick and painless internet search turned out to be… Continue reading Toenail Polish, GTL, and Va-Jay-Jay Haircuts: AltCtrl Tells It Like It Is
I’m glad I never had the money to implement the grand tattoo plans I had as a teenager. Sleeve of Saint Anthony of Padua? Kind of glad that’s not on my arm right now. But soon I’ll be making a pilgrimage to Branford, Mecca of the Universe, to get one of my two deftly… Continue reading A Pointless Tattoo Column from an Unlikely Tattoo Columnist
Fashion is bullshit. Wait, allow me to rephrase this statement – fashion is nice, but there is a lot of bullshit involved. For instance, have you ever looked at a GQ-type website or magazine and seen a cool-looking jacket or pair of with the headline “Affordable Summer Style,” and when you get to the… Continue reading High Fashion and Dirt Cheap: How to Make a $105 Watch for Under $10
Yes, there’s actually a World Wide Knit In Public Day. And actually it’s a whole bunch of days, June 9 – 17. It’s not about simply going out in public and knitting, like some writers (for example, me) might think. It was actually started in 2005 by a knitter who felt the craft was an… Continue reading Knit in Public in… Westport?
Do you find yourself sitting in front of the TV for several hours each evening? Do you want a new hobby that doesn’t involve getting off the couch? Try crocheting useless items for your friends and family! Seriously though, crocheting is fun and relaxing – and if you can figure out how to make a… Continue reading Everyone Needs a Handmade Bowl Pouch