i particularly liked his sweet "cartoon gallery" jam (1:07).
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
you know one of my favorite part of air travel is the joy of perusing skymall. my faves from this issue:
facetrainer...not exactly sure what i'm training my face to do, but this is totally hot.
litter kwitter potty training kit...for your cat. (that cat's expression is seriously priceless, no?)
Sunday, September 26, 2010
so, totally admirable that the hotel has a little card to place on your bed if you choose to not have your sheets changed, thus saving water. but - and it might be hard to make out - the card is stuck under the glass of the bedside table, thus rendering it coco loco.
Monday, September 20, 2010
this week's project was a refurb of my parents' old coffee & side table - lovely mid-century pair by lane - that i rescued from storage. they've had these since 1974 - before i was even a glimmer their eye. here they are before:
and...2 home depots, 1 lowe's, murphy's oil soap, howards restore-a-finish & feed-n-wax, a bit of sandpaper & steel wool and some good ol' fashioned elbow grease later, here is the (re)finished product:
incidentally, my father purchased the tables at a furniture store that was right across the street from my current apartment (which he was working on building at the time). who knew they'd be coming back to the 'hood - some 36 years later?
Friday, September 17, 2010
...is "catalog living," which bills itself as, "a look into the exciting lives of the people who live in your catalogs."
the blog records the fictional life of gary, elaine & their children through the pages of those oh-so-pristine-impossibly-perfect-and-sometimes-ridiculous home goods catalogs. high-larious:
check out more here.
now, i've seen me some chicken feet at dim sum. but never have i come across a shrink-wrapped pack of raw chicken feet at the local supermarket. who approved this???
road to vegan, folks. road to vegan.
spotted by frequent TFAAF reader Yr. Fav. Librarian, apparently former real world-ers going into politics is becoming an epidemic.
first, kevin powell (ny). now, sean duffy (boston) won the republican primary in wisconsin. who knew the fresh-faced lumberjack would be running for congress?
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
i have a huge addiction to throw pillows. i am one human being. i live in a 1BR apartment. and yet...i currently have 15(!) throw pillows in my possession. sigh.
ps - i am currently redecorating...check out my new couch!
pps - please excuse the atrocious clutter on my coffee table.
Monday, September 13, 2010
for part of my vacation i drove up to brimfield, massachusetts for their final antiques show for the year. i was in utter flea market heaven:
didn't end up buying too much, but i did procure a fun union jack painting on glass:
just need to fill in a few chips on the frame with a bit of watercolor and we'll be good to go.
don't get me wrong - i love CVS. i can't leave the place without spending $85. but, pre-made penne & meatballs? i am all about convenience, but that can't be palatable. who approved this?
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
is going to be on vacation as of tomorrow afternoon and for all of next week.
agenda includes, but is not limited to: florida to visit my niece, massachusetts for the brimfield antiques show, redecorating my apartment (year of the upgrade, and all), visit with the extended clan, crafternoons and naps.
have a great labor day weekend, y'all!
haven't done a table topic in ages! inspired by the above headline on yahoo:
35. Do you have a food phobia? If so, what?
Surprisingly, raisins (as pictured) are on yahoo's list. I quite enjoy them, personally. And while I don't like fish at all, i wouldn't necessarily call it a phobia. Same with vinegar. Aversion, severe dislike - yes. Phobia, no. But what I do have a tremendous disgust - and dare I say, phobia - for is mayonnaise. I simply cannot deal. Ew. Ew. Ew.
now this is a cheesy explosion. don't get me wrong - i love a grilled cheese. and like a nice mozzarella stick.
but a grilled cheese stuffed with a mozzarella stick? who at denny's approved this?? the "fried cheese melt" just seems so, so wrong.