Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
here's an arty table topic this week:
20. If you could design a postage stamp what would you create?
hmm...totally random, but for some reason my initial thinking is a peach. a juicy summery peach. in a retro sort of style. maybe with a funky art deco style font. or like old general store signs. even though i have a lot of heart for the pineapple, i'm going to go peach.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
pursuant to the rollerblades & french braids, this morning i saw a grown woman at the bus stop sporting a side ponytail.
and not, by any means, a chic one. a side pony sprouting out the side of her head.
last time i checked it was still 2008, right?
Monday, October 20, 2008
my mom sent me this snap from her camera phone - it's a veg she picked up at the farmers' market this weekend. supposedly it is a cross between broccoli & cauliflower. but i think it looks like something out of "little shop of horrors". i just hope she isn't eaten by audrey III.
not sure about this one. sure there's dessert wine. and then there is a little after dinner sorbet to cleanse the palate. but this "wine cellar sorbet," while an admirable attempt to combine the two, seems a bit coco loco. especially with the "eat wine" call to action.
Friday, October 17, 2008
i know everyone is lamenting the loss of the "old facebook". but, i have to say that the ads have significantly improved with the new version. i haven't had any mocking of my age or presumed weight in a while. that said, today's colon cleanse wasn't all that flattering.
i don't pretend to have much in the way of fashion sense, but i've been seeing quite a few examples of "toeless tights" as of late.
even - as in this case - toeless knee highs.
i get the functionality with peep toe shoes, but this look is just wrong.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
an adapted table topic from the pregnancy edition, this week:
19. What was your favorite board game growing up?
i love board games. unfortunately, my parents did not. so, family game night was few & far between. and they inevitably ended in tears.
years later, my mom would find an old version of pictionary in our back hallway. in the box would be a list i had written entitled, "games i will never play with my family again". #1 on the list - pictionary.
but, i digress. growing up i really loved candyland. the gumdrop mountains, queen frostine. it was similar in approach to chutes & ladders, but that felt so methodical. candyland, however, was pure, sugary fun.
tonight, i used ask.com for a change. my question began with "how often..." check out the most frequent questions asked of ask beginning with that phrase. oh, how i miss jeeves. and no, my question was NOT the 6th on the list.
well, after a very enjoyable staycation, i am happy to report that i am making inroads on the clutter. by the numbers:
- 6 bags of stuff donated to goodwill
- 5 bags of garbage
- 1 bag of shredded paper
- 2 organized closets (including 1 monica geller-style hall closet)
- net, approximately 60% clutter free!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
this week, my mission is to clean out my clutter.
i've been in my apartment for 10 months now and i just feel like i have stuff everywhere. so, i'm asking myself the two key questions above - and have even posted it on my wall where i can see it.
i am very, very excited at my most recent crafternoon.
decided to reupholster a bench for my breakfast nook. it was a piano bench that belonged to my great grandmother that i've always loved, but which had unfortunately deteriorated over the years:
but a bit of jazzy fabric (spring green zebra), hot glue & furniture polish and voila!
i love a flea market. went to the one at giant's stadium this past weekend. unfortunately, there was a lot more new crap vs. old crap, which i prefer. but, picked up a few pitchers for my collection. here are a few snaps of other fun stuff at the flea:
box of wigs for 50 cents
meat...on a stick
t-shirts for Bob, Mike & Poppy
and, of course, liza with a z!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
this week, we have a medical edition of table topics:
18. If you were a doctor which specialty would you choose?
easy. i'd go eye doctor. my optometrists have been some of the nicest people i've ever met. and my opthamologists the funniest. i'd be up for carrying on either of those traditions. plus, my eyes are so bad that i could really be sympathetic to my patients and get a pretty good discount on my own glasses to boot. i might even have a bit of fun prescribing someone an eyepatch.
Friday, October 3, 2008
first blogger thought i was german. now, apparently yahoo does too. that said, the next time i'm in germany or switzerland i'll be sure to shop at C&A. i also kinda like the "hier klicken" call to action.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
watch out, kids, i feel a van-style ramblings coming on...
i think we've officially established that i'm old. i go to a lot of concerts and what has really had me feeling my age is how crotchety i've become over some things.
case in point, one of my pet peeves is everyone on their cellphone/bberry through the entire concert, which i found incredibly annoying when i went to see ben folds tonight.
hi there. you are not paying attention. you are blocking my view and ruining the atmosphere with your ambient light. and it's not even going to be a high quality photo or video!
reminded me of one of my favorite passages from a british book called, "Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?", which as you can imagine is a "modern encyclopedia" of everything that is shit. this is quoted from Volume 2:
Filming gigs on phones [is shit]
You are at the gig. You don't need to film it. You can DOWNLOAD CLIPS LIVE RIGHT NOW - with your eyes and your ears. It is literally right in front of you. They really should put up some signs. NO PHONE-CAMERA TOSSERS! NO! NO! NO! AND ALWAYS NO!
as elton john would sing, "Goodbye, [insert name here]."
it is with fondness that TFAAF says goodbye to Dora the cat. so named not for Dora the Explorer, but for the Spanish translation of "power washer" - a.k.a. Super (Hidro) Lavadora.
she was the queen of queen street. sometimes finicky. often aloof. but she was rescued & loved & had a good life.
we hope she's in kitty heaven hanging out with midnight rainbow girl, ron & nancy, jim, oreo, boise and all of the family cats over the years.