Sunday, November 30, 2008
Are you ready for a shock? Here goes. I am not decorating my apartment for Christmas this year. Usually I go all out with a tree and a million lights, but this year I am not. I do have one Nativity up that my mom sent me, but I didn't bring any decorations with me from home this weekend, and getting them in two weeks when my parents are up just won't be worth the time it takes to put them all up. So, no decorations. I do have two really boring sets of lights that I just bought that I may put up, but I'm tempted to just let my sister have them because Jorgan von Strangle has her dumb Missionary Countdown Chain hanging on the living ceiling and adding lights to that will make us look even more white trash.
Just call me Scrooge.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Rochelle and I went to Robert's the other day to look for.. stuff. I don't know, it's just what we do. Something about spending money we don't actually have and buying things we don't actually need... Yeah. Fun times.
So we're in line at the check out desk and Rochelle asks me if I want to see the giant bruise on her knee. And I'm like, OK, sure, because we all know I love comparing bruises with people (amazingly enough, I don't actually have any of my own right now). So she pulls up her pant leg on to her knee to show me, only it's right as this old guy walks past (what he was doing in a craft store may I never know) and he says "Those are nice!" really enthusiastically, looking right at her leg, and then he keeps walking.
I think I laughed. Rochelle looked like she was about to die. It was awesome. Almost as awesome as having a cross-dresser ask me where I shop for clothes.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Don't you hate it when you find something online one day that you really really want, and then you go to find it again the next day and it's not there?!
I guess this is what I get for trying to enjoy Black Friday online, at home, and on a Thursday.
Meanwhile, Christmas is just around the bend and I've got 150 free prints to cash in off of Shutterfly before, oh, Sunday. So many pictures to choose from, so little time. Gah. If anyone has a request, you are allowed to send it in, but I make no guarantees that it will ever get to you.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Does anyone want to go to the Ultimate Clear Card workshop at Archiver's with me on December 15th from 6-8 pm? It costs $15, but it looks so totally worth it. There is an online demonstration here
if you want a little preview. I really, really want to go, but I'm kind of a pansy and hate doing things alone (don't worry, though. Love Duck gets back from her mission in less than a month and will, hopefully, be returning to school for Winter Semester and I will take her with me basically everywhere). Let me know soon if you want to go so I can sign up for it. If money is an issue but you still want to go, too, talk to me. I may be able to spot you a few dollars. Or, if I'm desperate for company, I'll just blow having my computer paid off as early as I'd like and pay for you (but no promises on that part- I'm still quite poor).
You should all visit this site
and always remember to wash your hands
The cats had a photo shoot a few weeks ago. They were not cooperating. Like at all. So this is basically the best shot I got of them (together) in their Halloween costumes. Clearly the "backdrop" doesn't go up high enough, but we tried.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The semester is officially almost over. There are not even three whole weeks of classes left! Can you believe it? Part of me feels like the past however many months since school started have just dragged on and on, but then the other part of me is beginning to panic over the end of the semester. Gak!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
For those of you who are unaware, you can now customize your gmail the way you can customize iGoogle! Look how cute mine is. I made it to match my iGoogle theme.
Change your theme by going to Settings -> Themes. They've got over 30 to choose from. So fun and so cute!
Friday, November 21, 2008
It was reported that Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham will only be dressing twenty players for the BYU game. The rest of the players will have to get dressed by themselves.
Pay Day!!! I only need $105 more and then I will have finally paid myself back for the laptop I bought last December. It's only taken me a year! (A very, very loooong year. If you feel like donating to my cause, I will not say "no." Especially since I want to buy a macro lense next. A macro lense that costs about $900.)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Things in bold are things I've done. Stole this from Lindy.
1. Started your own blog2. Slept under the stars3. Played in a band4. Visited Hawaii5. Watched a meteor shower6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train21. Had a pillow fight22. Hitch hiked23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise33. Seen Niagara Falls in person34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
(this actually is kind of dependent on how far back we are talking)35. Seen an Amish community36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa45. Walked on a beach by moonlight46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain53. Played in the mud54. Gone to a drive-in theater55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching63. Got flowers for no reason64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar72. Pieced a quilt73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London77. Broken a bone78. Been on a speeding motorcycle79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem84. Had your picture in the newspaper85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury91. Met someone famous92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Seen Mount Rushmore in person101. Learned to play an instrument
And thus we see how utterly boring I am. :)
This morning I have a migraine to rival most migraines. And I woke up with it, after dreaming about having one for who knows how long. Ouch. :(
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I was at the craft store tonight (one of many that I went to in search for magnets) and overheard this little girl asking her mother, "Mom, is 3+4 seven? Is 3+4 seven? is 3+4 seven?" over and over again. Her mother kept ignoring her. It reached the point where I almost yelled in exasperation, "YES! 3+4 IS SEVEN!"
I can only imagine the looks I would have gotten.
(Doesn't 3+4 just look like 7 to you? Maybe this is just my weird math streak coming through.)
"We shop until we're hungry, then we eat until we're tired, and then we sleep. That's how we do things in Texas."
"I thought Anthropologie was just clothes."
"Oh, no. It is way more than that. It's a lifestyle!"
"Just so you know, it's a different class of people here." ("Here" being Mesquite. In Texas. Who knew there was a Mesquite, NV and
a Mesquite TX? Although, admittedly, you can't really tell the difference between the two.)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Usually it is very not-wise to purchase movies for me because I generally buy them the week, if not the day, they come out (like Walle, which comes to DVD tomorrow). But the following is a small list of movies/t.v. series that I do not yet own and would love to add to my collection. I just don't really have the money to, you know, buy more than one movie a month and right now Walle takes priority.Fiddler on the Roof
. I think everyone needs to own this.The Twilight Samurai
. I saw this at the International Cinema about 5 years ago with my Kalier and remember really liking it and wanting to own it. I still don't.
The Wild Wild West (T.V. series, NOT the movie) Seasons ALL OF THEM (but starting with 1
would be good)
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Seasons 3
So, some of you long-time readers may remember that I was once the possessor of a deviantart
account. As it is, I still have this account, only I hardly use it. But the other day I chanced to log in and say this in my message center, so I thought I'd share it as "non-deviants" are welcome to participate. (Message has been edited slightly to be more applicable to the outside deviantart community.) What is the deviantART Holiday Card Project?
The purpose of the Holiday Card Project is to have deviants create holiday cards for people who are hospitalized during the holiday season. The idea behind the project is to simply try and bring a little cheer to those who are undergoing hospital stay. Exactly who receives the cards?
The cards will be distributed to both U.S. and international hospitals. However, we're limited by the fact that some hospitals don't want cards and others have rules against their distribution. The cards will be delivered in-person by select deviants in the areas of the respective hospitals. The patients who receive the cards age in range from children to seniors and have illness or injuries that vary from mild to terminal. What should I write in a card?
Be as creative as you'd like. Just remember, the degree of illness for patients will vary from mild to terminal, so it is important to be cheerful. Some suggested greetings include, "Hope you're feeling better," "Thinking of you," or "Have a nice day." Try and stay away from "Get well soon" as it might not be appropriate for all patients. Remember to include a message of "Happy holidays" as the cards will be distributed for the holidays. Can I make a card myself?
Definitely. An 8.5" x 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm) sheet of paper folded 2 ways to a total size of 4.25" x 5" (11.43 cm x 12.7 cm) works nicely. Though, there is no specific "set" size for cards. Use your best judgment. You can personally design and decorate cards by drawing, coloring, or painting. However, feel free to be creative as you want. Use glitter, construction paper, cardboard, markers, crayons, colored pencils, ribbon, etc., to make your card as special as possible. Can I use holiday cards purchased from a store?
Absolutely. Many drug stores or stationary stores have holiday cards for as little as ninety-nine cents. (If you're feeling ambitious, boxed card sets can often be purchased for only a few dollars.) These kinds of cards are great for the Holiday Card Project, but add a little flair and pizzazz by drawing on the inside of the card or including a few doodles. Use color to brighten up the presentation; be creative. How much is postage for sending a card?
If you live in the United States and are sending an averaged sized card, it will probably cost one first-class stamp ($0.42). If you live in Canada, an envelope weighing 30g or less is $0.96 and 30-50g is $1.15 (both prices are in CAD). If you think your card might be bigger than normal, is a little heavy, or if you live in a country other than the United States or Canada, the best thing to do is to check with your local postal agency for rates
. Can I send more than one card?
Please do. You can even put more than one card into the same envelope or package to save on postage. If sending multiple cards, you only need one envelope (the one that is used to mail the cards to us).
However, remember that quality is better than quantity. Sending one quality card that you put time and effort into is better than sending two cards that were thrown together. Will the patients know who sent the cards?
The only way a patient will know who the card is from is if you sign your name, which you are welcome to do. You may also include your e-mail address in hopes of getting a reply; though, that can't be guaranteed. If you would like to send a card anonymously, you may. Can non-deviants participate in the Project?
Absolutely. The Holiday Card Project accepts cards from all participants who are willing to contribute to a good cause. The Project is a great way for school clubs, church groups, or family and friends to get together and work on a fun activity. No deviantART affiliation is necessary. What will I get out of this?
The idea behind the Holiday Card Project is to try and bring cheer to those undergoing hospital stay. The patients and their families are deeply touched by the kindness and caring from those who take time to create and send cards. Hopefully, this is motivation enough to become involved in the Project. When is the deadline for the Holiday Card Project?
All cards should be received by December 15th, 2008
. Where do I send a card?
Please use the following address:deviantART, Inc.
Holiday Card Project
7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788
Hollywood, CA 90028
This is something that I, personally, am hoping to have time to participate in. We all know I love a good card project! Feel free to spread the word along. The more the merrier, I think.
Labels: Art, Christmas, crafts, Holiday, Service
Sunday, November 16, 2008
First, Chilly tagged me sometime last week. I'm just now getting around to it because I've been way too busy to do anything so frivolous as blogging lately. (just kidding, but I have been very, very busy).
1. I can eat with either my right or left hand. It really doesn't make that much of a difference to me.
2. I had gelato for the first time yesterday. In Texas. It was wonderful and very, very chocolatey.
3. Within the next few weeks, I will be doing research for starting up my own business (this includes things like business licenses and so forth. If you're interested in hiring me for commission, check my other blog
4. I am allergic to Pier One. Literally. All two times I have walked into the store, I've pretty much passed out in the doorway. I don't go in there anymore. I think it's something about the smells in there because the same thing happens with perfumes and incense.
5. Understandably so, I'm very particular about what smells are around/on me.
6. My favorite candle I ever got came from Walmart. It's called "angel wings" and they don't make it anymore.
7. When I was little, we used to eat spam and I liked it. Now I do not and I do not.
Now a tag from Tib because I went to highschool.
1. DID YOU DATE SOMEONE FROM YOUR SCHOOL? No. I didn't have my first date until I was 20 years old.
2. WHAT KIND OF CAR DID YOU DRIVE? A 1980 somethin' Oldsmobile. It was red and my sister tried to take out the garage with it once. It also had a tendency to overheat. A lot.
3. DID YOU PASS YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST YOUR FIRST TRY? Yes.
4. WERE YOU A PARTY ANIMAL? No. Serious? No. I have not been and never will be a party animal. Crowds bother me too much.
5. WERE YOU CONSIDERED A FLIRT? Nope. See #1
8. WERE YOU ON ANY VARSITY TEAMS? No
9. DID YOU EVER GET SUSPENDED/EXPELLED? No. I was the perfect student.
10. CAN YOU STILL SING THE FIGHT SONG? I never could in the first place, why should I now?
11. WHO WERE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS? Mrs. Jacobsen. I had her for 3 hours out of 7 my Sr. Year and she would excuse me from any class I didn't feel like going to. It was pretty awesome. Heart her.
12. WHERE DID YOU SIT FOR LUNCH? The Seminary building or the art room or sometimes the hallway by my locker. Depending on the day and the drama.
13. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S FULL NAME? Pine View.
14. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S MASCOT AND COLORS? We were the Panthers, silver maroon and black.
15. DID YOU GO TO HOMECOMING AND WITH WHO? I have never in my life been to a homecoming dance and probably never will go to one.
16. IF YOU COULD GO BACK AND DO IT AGAIN WOULD YOU? Oh heck no. I hated high school!
17. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT GRADUATION? Being bored stiff and extremely annoyed.
18. WHERE DID YOU GO SENIOR SKIP DAY? I... think I stayed home, actually. I can't really remember.
19. WERE YOU IN ANY CLUBS? Art club. We were such nerds. It's embarrassing.
20. HAVE YOU GAINED SOME WEIGHT SINCE THEN? Yes, thank goodness. I only weighed 95 when I graduated.
21. WHO WAS YOUR PROM DATE? The only dance I ever went to was my Jr. Prom, and that's only because my friend T-chan wouldn't let me miss it. So we went stag together and took Stitch out as our date to lunch (he talks).
22. ARE YOU PLANNING ON GOING TO YOUR 10 YEAR REUNION? No. I am also not going to my 5 year reunion to be held in the near future. I want nothing to do with High School ever again.
23. DID YOU HAVE A JOB IN HIGH SCHOOL? I was a private tutor for a little while.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Remember those fun times when I leave town practically every weekend? (Yeah, there are only two weekends, potentially changing to one, for the rest of the year in which I will be around.) Well, this weekend I'm going to go see My K in Texas! I leave here in like an hour and will be back Sunday night. So, keep blogging, but I won't be getting around to my reader for a while (plus I am way behind, anyway).
See y'all in a few days! (I'm practicing my Texas drawl so that I can fit in.)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm kind of... bored of my project at work. I mean, I'm almost done, but I'm still bored of it. It is just a boring project (getting a course Independent Study ready). So, short break!
What is your salad dressing of choice? I don't eat salad
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Oooh. Hard. Well, if I am in Anaheim, I really really really a lot really like Tiffy's. Otherwise I also really like P.F. Chang's and Shoots. I hear Tucanos is really good, but I've never been. Sad face.
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Rolls or rice.
What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pineapple, no sauce.
What do you like to put on your toast? butter. Or, if I'm feeling adventurous, peanut butter and strawberry jam.
What is your wallpaper on your computer? Well, at job 1, there is a beautiful drawing that JJ made in Paint dedicated to Ali and myself. Aww. So sweet! (He likes us more than French). At Job 2 it is a picture of a statue of Joseph Smith and he has hollow eyes (creepy). On my laptop, I have an image of a ... well, here. I'll just show you
How many televisions are in your house? One. It is only ever turned on to play Harvest Moon or watch movies.
What color cell phone do you have? Purple!
Are you right-handed or left-handed? That depends on what I am doing. But, as a general rule, I write with my right hand.
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom teeth
What is the last heavy item you lifted? Umm... A whole hecka lot of PMGs.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Well, I've passed out, yes. Several times.
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Umm... I'm kind of on the fence about this one. I don't know.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I wouldn't change my name.
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000? Sick. No.
How many pairs of flip flops do you own? I think three, but maybe 4.
Last time you had a run-in with the cops? Never? I know some quite well, though, from one of my jobs I've had. Also, I'm related to one.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A crazy cat lady! I am well on my way, I tell you what.
Last person you talked to? Chilly!
Last person you hugged? Dad. Unless you count cats as people, then it was Drawly.
Season? Spring. Preferably late spring when it is warm but not too hot.
Holiday? Christmas, but also Easter
Day of the week? Ermm.. Thursdays, actually.
Missing someone? Yes. My Boss. I want to know how to scan slides so I can do something different.
Listening to? Pandora. Christmas music!
Watching? Well, if I were at home, I should like to finish Ben-Hur. But as I amn't at home, I am just watching words appear on the monitor as I type them.
First place you went this morning? Sister's
What can you not wait to do? Go to Texas on Friday!
What's the last movie you saw? As I said, I'm in the middle of Ben-Hur. Before that, I don't actually remember. I don't watch movies very often, even though I own hundreds of them.
Do you smile often? Umm... Moving on.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Look how fun! Tib is hosting a holiday ornament swap
. I just joined in on the fun, will you?
Friday, November 07, 2008
I am a terrible person, and I love it.
Chilly came down tonight to be my moral support in earning extra credit (it's hard to be around socially awkward people, especially when they're not even speaking the same language as you). After that we decided to go up to Rock Canyon Park and invited dear JAC along for the fun. While we were there, we discovered like half a dozen cars in various dark and shaded areas with their lights out and possibly foggy windows (though our windows were foggy, too, so who are we to judge?) Chilly and I thought it would be really funny to go shine a flashlight in the various windows and then run, but I didn't have the guts to do it by myself and we didn't want her tripping, falling, and losing her cornea. JAC was just being a spoil sport and was unwilling to take the dare, even though he had asked us for one. But it's OK. He made up for it when he suggested we park in front of one of the cars, front bumper to front bumper (headlights were off- we didn't want to kill anyone's mood), turn the lights on, and drive away.
And we did.
I got in the driver's seat, put the car in position and LIGHTS! This guy's head pops up from... somewhere in the car and we drove off. But the look on his face was classic
. Sadly, none of the other cars were in the right position for us to do it more than once. But, man alive. Best few seconds of my week. Probably the best moment in all of November. Good luck beating that one!
If it was you in that car, I have no regrets about it. You should know better and shame on you! But thanks for the laugh. And thank you, Chilly, for being my moral support tonight.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I don't have a lot of time because I'm just waiting for Ali to get out of class before we head on over to work (we walk together on Thursdays. How cute, ne?)
Anyway, so I did some work at home for Brother O earlier this week/over the weekend and I needed to turn in my time card so that I can get paid for it. So I went upstairs after class this afternoon, filled it out, turned it in yadda yadda yadda. Then I decided to walk over to the office to see if Brother O. was in. Now, the drinking fountain on that floor is currently in the process of being replaced. They've finally gotten the back panel up on the wall so that it can be hooked up in the near future (or something- I don't really know anything about drinking fountain instalation). Someone had taken a crayon or something to the panel and written "How long, Great Pumpkin, shall we thirst in this wilderness?" Direct quote, I swear.
I have to say, I've wondered this, too, only without the Great Pumpkin or Wilderness bits. Essentially I've just wondered how much longer until I'll be able to use the drinking fountain again (there are select few drinking fountains on campus that I am willing to use- this is one of them and now it's gone. It tends to make for a very thirsty four hours).
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Congratulations, you are a blue.
Is anybody surprised? I'm not. Well, I mean, my white has gone down significantly since High School, but the red and the yellow remains the same.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I got my absentee ballot in the mail today. Does any body else see a problem with this? Some idiot had taken a permanent marker to the "First Class Mail" stamp and blacked it out. I suspect it was a Democrat.
And now you will never read me blogging about politics again. At least, not until next election when I complain that people do it too much.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Christmas is less than two months away now, so for fun I thought I'd share with you all what is on my wish list. (Mom, Pay Attention. These are things I definitely will not be buying until January, if ever.) This week is the Readers Edition, aka what books I want.
I thought about writing a little ditty about each book besides the title, but that didn't happen. It's hard to write about books you haven't read yet.
This is the only book in the entire Punchinello series that I do not yet own. And it's so cute! If I Only Had a Green Nose
From here on out, you will notice a growing trend. Kind of literally. What can I say? I have a thing for pop-up books.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
. Yes, the Sister already owns it, but I would like it, too.The Jungle BookPeter Pan
I'd also gladly take any Discworld book I don't own yet, but I can't remember off the top of my head which ones I still need, so...
Labels: Christmas, wish list
Actually, Chilly was the one to tag me, so. Well, it is cold outside, too, but... Never mind. Moving on!
1. Where is your cell phone? Next to my computer, on my desk.
2. Where is your significant other? Dead, probably.
3. Your hair color? Brown.
4. Your mother? Home with Dad.
5. Your father? Um. Home with Mom?
6. Your favorite thing? Sleep. Also Harvest Moon Tree of Tranquility
7. Your dream last night? I don't even know, but my neck is really stiff today.
8. Your dream/goal? Work at Disneyland as a photographer! Or on the Jungle Cruise. Or on the Haunted Mansion (P.S. I actually had a phone interview with them this weekend... scary!)
9. The room you're in? My bedroom
10. Your hobby? Making cards, floral design, sculpting, and photography (P.P.S. My services are always out for hire)
11. Your fear? Needles, Spiders, Crowds, Disorder, Tap water, Elevators, Germs...
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Not in school. That would be 11 years of college. Can you even imagine?
13. Where were you last night? Chilly's!
14. What you're not? A slob
15. One of your wish-list items? A macro lens. I need
16. Where you grew up? Utah
17. The last thing you did? Told my sister who it was that did something.
18. What are you wearing? jeans, a black shirt, a reddish undershirt, watch, rings, necklace, bracelet, socks
19. Your TV? In the living room. Off.
20. Your pet? Drawly is currently sleeping on my bed.
21. Your computer? Yup, it's here. And almost a year old!
22. Your mood? Same as always.
23. Missing someone? Usually.
24. Your car? So many miles on it. So. Many. I love my car. Keep on trucking, Lola Antonia III!
25. Something you're not wearing? A dress.
26. Favorite store? Archivers.
27. Your summer? Work, work, work....
28. Love someone? No. I hate you all! (That's sarcasm. I love you, I promise! Unless, of course, I don't.)
29. Your favorite color? Purple
30. When is the last time you laughed? Umm... Yesterday? I love dinner at Chilly's. It's always entertaining.
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday.
Tag to MattMatt (because you never
blog), Rochelle (for the same reason), and... Umm... Anyone else who feels like it.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Halloween is over, so, in my
life, that means it's time to break out the Christmas music! Come, enjoy. It's on my sidebar and will start playing whether you like it or not (unless you stay in google reader like a punk face, or unless you press the pause button before it has a chance). There are some dang awesome songs in this playlist. Just sayin'
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Clearly my mother never taught me not to play with my food. We went to Applebees for dinner Thursday night and I got a steak. It comes with potatoes in some form, you know? Only I don't eat those, so I ordered a baked one for Mom and Sister to split, but then they brought me mashed instead. And poisoned my steak in the process because they were touching, but I lived through that. Anyway, since no one wanted to eat the nasty soggy vegetables that also came with my meal or the mashed tateys, I made myself a new friend! Literally. And then the stupid waitress killed her and I was sad. But I got pictures, first! (On my phone, so, not high quality.)
This first picture I was not yet done with my masterpiece. But I didn't know that yet. Our actual waiter came by to ask us how our food was or something and saw my plate and had to try really hard not to laugh and it was so funny! The next time he came by he very carefully averted his gaze from going any lower than my face until he had turned away from the table completely. It's like he was embarassed by my new friend or something. I don't even know why.
And here is the completed version! If you look close enough, you can even see a little piece of tomato in her mouth that I used for the tongue. Broccoli for hair (very short hair, though, because I ran out of broccoli), zuccini for eyes and ears (I think that is what it is?), a carrot for her nose, and squash for the lips. The little round "flower" behind her ear is a marachino cherry that Sister had on top of her Cherry Limeade slush or whatever it was.
So, be forwarned that if you ever take me to Applebees and I order a steak and no one wants to eat my tateys, I may just end up making myself a new friend. I think next time I'll ask to take it home.