Strange Men in Pinstripes Award: My Nominations

Since Brae nominated me in this, I can’t add her in my nominations (darn it!!!).

But in compliance to the Strange Men award, here are my nominations.

  1. Lorelei — Just because she’s my sister doesn’t mean I’m showing nepotism here! But seriously, when I think of strange but in a cool, funny, and sarcastic way, I think of her. Also, whenever she gets to her blog, can’t help but feel envious of her writing style. Plus, who else can make a cute baby Elvis costume for Halloween, or make a mean pot of arroz caldo that even my soon to be husband swears over?
  2. Mike C. of Guy Friday — Mike C is one of my two best friends in the whole wide world. Not only is he my partner-in-crime in all things in life (run-ins with exes? bad fashion sightings? need to rant and rave about life in general?), but he embraces the strange and off-beat the way a thong hugs JLo’s famous butt. Plus, he shares my love for anime, comics, and our mission to satirize all things using fashion dolls. On top of that, he has a pretty spankin’ Jem doll collection!
  3. Mini Modern — This blog is what inspired me to delved into the delicious world of modern miniatures. Her entries, her photos of her minis – utterly to die for. I always go here for inspiration – would love for my collection to grow into something like hers!
  4. Call of the Small
    I came across Chris’ blog when I saw her renovating a Citadel dollhouse. Love how she sets up her pieces – and what she does when renovating her vintage homes. Plus, she got this gorgeous A Frame dollhouse that I love love love!!!
  5. Dave of Why I Hate DC — I live in the Washington DC Metro area, and while there are many things that I love of my home turf, there’s an equal amount of things that go the opposite spectrum. Of course, I’m passive aggressive enough that I don’t write (too) much about it. So it’s nice to know that a local is willing to say for us locals instead. At least Dave makes it super ass funny how he talks about the idiosyncrasies and just the plain nonsense that plague my turf.
  6. Heather of Record of Woes — I actually know Heather personally via two ways — one, she’s my best friend Mike C’s closest friends. Second, she and I were in the same homeroom in high school. While she talks about the craziness and insanity known as her life, I am proud to nominate her strangeness because like me, she has a love for pets — especially ferrets (I used to have one, and I loved every moment of it). Plus, she makes killer drinks!

LMAO – Who Knew???

I was pretty darn surprised to get a PM from fellow Greenleaf member Otterine. Aka Brae, she not only is the 2010 winner of Greenleaf's Spring Fling Challenge (you all need to check out her work — it is AMAZING), but she's all around awesomely supreme artisan of all things 1:12th scale. I kid you not — go to her blog and check out the progress of her Newport dollhouse that's she's converting into a work of art. It's cool folks like her that help me keep at my hobby. 🙂

While you're at it, Brae also opened up a store at Etsy selling cute dollhouse accessories. Ach, this is the crappy reality about getting married — I should use my extra cash to cover wedding costs like invitations. But let's face it folks, if i see something drool worthy in miniature, I MUST have it.  Good thing soon to be hubby BK encourages this obsession of mine!

(Sorry about the public broadcast announcement Brae — but lady, your work is too awesome to be kept private!!)

Okay, back to the main point of this entry. Otterine surprised me with a message that I got bestowed the "Strange Men in Pinstripes Award". Initially I didn't know what it was (was too busy being excited for getting an award for my weirdness), but I looked it up. Here's what I found (courtesy of Cate Gardner's blog):

The 'Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits' award is given to only the strangest of folk, and as the recipient of such you are deemed very strange indeed. Congratulations.

Now you must go forth and celebrate the strangeness of friends (and strangers – strangers are always allowed) by nominating blogs run by strange folk. *Beware, some people don't like you to refer to them as strange…Try to avoid them if possible.

Some rules:

1. Add the logo of the award to your blog post.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (don't mess with strange people).
3. Nominate seven other blogs telling us why you think the recipient is strange enough to deserve the award.
4. Leave a message for those nominated on their blogs.
5. And, if you email catephoenix(at)gmail(dot)com and tell her you've received the award for your strangeness, she'll enter you in the biggest kick-ass Strange Men competition ever. Details over at

I gotta tell you folks, the prizes are pretty sweet.

Brae, I am honored by your naming me a recipient of the Strange Men in Pinstripes Suit award. Am definitely stoked at the idea that being weird and strange = awesomeness! Plus, it's always a plus to find a fellow blogger who loves rats as well!

August 31, 2010: I'm still figuring out the six blogs that I want to nominate. There's too many out there that deserve this award! ARGH!!!!

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