Saturday, January 28, 2012


The NHL All-Star Game is this weekend, and although I have official All-Star Game earrings, I figure these hi-top sneakers could also work for an all-star game, since they look like Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers. Ok, it's a bit of a stretch, but I've been wanting to post these for a while and figured this was as good an excuse as any.

In addition to earrings, my collection of collections also includes 11 pairs of Chucks (not including the earring or keychain variety). You can design your own Chucks at, which I did for my wedding. I think that might be fodder for another blog post.

In My Ear with a Can of Beer

Robert Hegyes, the actor who portrayed Juan Epstein on "Welcome Back, Kotter," died yesterday. So, in my ear with a can of beer!

(Really glad I don't have a nose piercing.)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Going Postal

Since I already blogged my Chinese New Year earrings, and since the postage rate increased today (well, technically, yesterday, a Sunday), I thought I would show you my postage stamp earrings. Because, yes, I have postage stamp earrings. Two in fact. Kinda two and a half even.

First, there are these earrings made from Canadian postage stamps. I do not remember why I have these. I didn't buy them in Canada. Somebody gave them to me. I suppose I could wear them on Canada Day, but I have other Canada Day earrings.

Then we have the Bugs Bunny postage stamp earrings, which were a gift from a postal worker who I think wanted to play post office with me. The denomination on them is $.32. How long ago was that?

I also have a Buddy Holly postage stamp pin, but it's pretty silly. Somebody laminated a stamp and glued a pin on back, punched a couple holes in it, and hung some charms off the bottom. But I took the charms off so I could use them as earrings. Of course.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Thanks to today's internet censorship (SOPA & PIPA) controversy, I now have an occasion appropriate for these earrings. I don't even know what to call them. Comic book swear word earrings? Censored curses?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Flake Flag

It reassures visitors they've come to the right place when they see a flag that says, "A bunch of flakes live here."

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wolfman Jack'n'Coke

Because don't all witches have a wolfman for a brother?

Friday, January 13, 2012

In Lieu of Freddy Krueger

These are my newest options to wear on Friday the 13th.

Other options include these four-leaf clovers or these black cats.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pastafarian Earrings

My earring collection is big enough to include Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Native American, Egyptian, Pagan, and Pastafarian symbols. These are my Flying Spaghetti Monster earrings. As they are my only Pastafarian earrings, they will have to cover Holiday, Ramendan, and Pastover, as well as Fridays.

May He touch you with His Noodly Appendage.

P.S. I also have Invisible Pink Unicorn earrings; however, as no photo is available at this time, you'll just have to have faith.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Party's Here

This banner/flag is good for New Year's, birthdays, parties, or what the hell, any time. It's five o'clock somewhere.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Looking at the Year Ahead

Once people become aware of my quest to have earrings for every occasion, they have some typical questions. After a usually pathetic attempt at stumping me by mentioning some holiday they think is obscure (like Groundhog Day, for which I have not one but two pairs of earrings), eventually they might ask what holidays I don't have covered. I addressed that topic in a recent post.

They might also ask how many earrings are in my collection, to which I don't have a good answer. It's kind of hard to count because I have been known to use things likes Christmas ornaments or wine charms or safety pins as earrings. I figure I have around 300 pairs, but it's totally a rough guess.

So then the next question people typically ask is "Where do you keep them all?"

I have five of the plastic knick-knack boxes shown in the photo, which are usually sold for sewing notions or bead crafters. There are probably an average of five pairs of earrings in each compartment. If you look at this photo and multiply, I guess that makes my collection number more around 400, but some of the compartments hold rings and necklaces instead of earrings. I also have other jewelry chests.

This photo shows the tray that holds most of my holiday earrings beginning with January/February in the top left and ending with New Year's Eve in the bottom right (with the larger square on the left for some of the larger Halloween earrings). I keep my subcollection of Christmas earrings in another place altogether and only bring them out after Thanksgiving.

In case you are wondering, the parrots in the bottom left are for Talk Like A Pirate Day in September. I haven't blogged those yet. In fact, there are quite a few holiday earrings I haven't blogged yet. For example, I just acquired some for Palm Sunday, which this year falls on April Fool's Day. Apparently, in addition to a few more jewelry chests, I could use a few more holes in my ears!