So there I was. Trying to enjoy a glass of wine and some pre-dinner bread at a friend’s house. But the puppy. The lenticular puppy. It wouldn’t stop staring at me… DAMN YOU, LENTICULAR PUPPY PLACEMATS. < Previous Post How to sculpt your own faux-taxidermied jackolope Next Post > A Super Mario Brothers-themed birthday party for a six-year-old About the Author: Ariel @findyourafterglow Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not writing or scrolling, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more.