Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Have you seen these? They are glasses pierced into the bridge of your nose. All I can think about is what might happen if you got hit in the face with something. Ugh.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Old Order

Witness is on WGN right now. God, I love that film. I have this weird obsession with the Amish. Ok, maybe more like a piqued interest. My dad has it, too. There are a lot of Amish in Michigan so it's not too hard to come across them, especially up north and now in the area I grew up in. Apparently there is a large settlement outside of my hometown now. I actually see them around town, especially at the local Aldi's.

There's not that many good books on the subject, but if you're interested in them at all, check out Devil's Playground. It's a documentary about rumspringer and how the kids actually have a choice about staying in the church or not. It's very interesting.

In other news...Johnnie Cochran died? How can that be? Just yesterday I was making fun of the Chewbacca defense. (In honor of all those Star Wars nerds out there.) And Jerry Falwell is in critical condition? And the Pope AND Terri Shiavo are on their last...last....hell, I don't know what's keeping those two alive. I have a feeling deaths aren't coming in three's this week, but rather by nines.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Alton Brown

Alton Brown, my cooking guru, has his own blog. Are there any famous people's blogs that you read?

Easter was blah around here. My parents are in God's waiting room (a.k.a. Florida) and my in-laws are in La La Land (a.k.a. Southern California) so we worked around the house and went to Applebee's for dinner.

Friday, March 25, 2005

A Hot Commodity

Parking is a hot commodity where I work. You either have to park up a big hill or down a big hill and they are both a huge pain when there is the least little bit of rain or snow on the ground. To keep spirits up, every Monday morning they draw a name from a fishbowl for the "Employee of the Week" which means, you get to park in the circle lot right by the door in a spot that has a sign that says "Employee of the Month". Granted, the only thing you get is to park there for one week and one week only and there really is no such thing as an employee of the month.
So, my buddy at work won the spot this week. He promptly put it up on eBay.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Ultimate Collection

Stolen from Lulabelle, name one CD you think everyone should own. When adding your own, copy those who have gone before you so that a list begins to form.

1. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
2. The Stone Roses-Stone Roses
3. Dropkick Murphys - Live on St. Patrick's Day From Boston, MA
4. Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
5. Neck & Neck - Chet Atkins/Mark Knopfler
6. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
7. Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy Conducting: "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff (aka the music from "The Omen"). Heavy Metal Classical.
8. Weezer - self-titled (the blue album, not the green)
9. Magnolia Soundtrack (Aimee Mann)
10. Jeff Buckley - Grace
11. Mozart's Requiem, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields recording
12. The Complete Recordings of Robert Johnson
13. Bob Marley - Legend

God, what a hard decision to make. It was between Bob, Patsy, Jimi, Paul or Neil. I picked Bob becuase who couldn't use a little reggae in their life once in awhile?

Monday, March 21, 2005


Right now I am reading Booty: Girl Pirates on the High Seas by Sara Lorimer. My 7 year old nephew was the inspiration for this choice due to his recent obsession with pirates. It's pretty good but unfortunately there is very little recorded information on women back in the pirating days. Plus half of them had to dress as men to get on the ships so I give kudos to the author for coming up with what she did.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Blah, blah, blah....or rather, the blahs

Nothing much to talk about this week, I definately have a case of the blahs or something. Didn't do anything for St. Patty's Day even though I am severely Irish. My job is really sucking but the good news is that my new boss will be gone for the most of the week. Yay! Our water heater died in the middle of the night so my brother came over and helped my husband install a new one today. Exciting, huh?

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Babies and Brides

I have gone to 150 bridal and baby showers in the last 3 months and I have 8 more to go. Ok, maybe that's an exageration but it feels like it. Yesterday it was a bridal shower for the husband's cousin's fiance. Two weeks ago it was a baby shower for the husband's cousin. In two weeks it's a baby shower for the husband's friend and his wife. Do you see the pattern here? They are not even for people I knew before my husband. Don't get me wrong, I like all of them. It's just that it get's to be a pain after awhile, that's all.

Oh, and three of the baby showers are naming their boys "Logan". How cute.

In other news, I ordered my diamond nail files and boy, am I in love. You'd never know they were diamonds except for the fact that it doesn't wear down. Because I ordered extras I have to share the love with my peeps and have given one to Holly (how do you like it so far?) and I'm giving another one to Amy. I don't talk about Amy that much, but she has an awsome photography business that you should all check out. In fact, there is a wedding pic of me and my niece on her site. Click on "wedding", go to the second album and we are in the third pic. I know, it looks very fluffly and frou-frou but I think it was only that pic. Oh, look at my hand. Out of shear habit I hid my nails for the pic. I used to do that when I bit them. *sigh* And they looked so good that day, too. Here's a better picture from my wedding day.

I guess that's it. Back to the grind tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Palazzo di Bocce

How cool is this? At Palazzo di Bocce you can eat fine Italian food AND PLAY BOCCE!!!! I love Bocce! And you play it indoors. Which is a necessity here in Tundraland. I'm making reservations as I type.........

Monday, March 07, 2005

East Coast vs. West Coast

As seen on design sponge, I've found the first set of coasters I've ever actually wanted. A full set can be purchased at Vulcana Bags, a company that makes recycled things from old tires.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Plan Bee

Because I am one of those people who always makes an attempt at being organized, (notice I said "makes an attempt") I present to you the most recent object of my desire- Plan Bee. I picked up one at Joann's and was smitten with the ingenius idea that someone finally came up with. It's an organizer specifically made to organize your quilting and other sewing projects. I found it in the store at the exact moment I realized I've wasted a lot of time and money on not being completely organized on these quilts I'm making. And as always with objects of my desire, the sticker shock sent me into motion as to how to make one for myself. I'm off to Office Depot to start my own, more customized, project organizer.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Yee Haw!!

My most favorite network on television, PBS, is continuing on with their "House" series, with applications being taken for the 1867 Texas Ranch House. I just hope they pick people who have actually read over the rules and regulations before their arrival.

Holly! Here's your chance!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Did anybody catch the short lived series Wonderfalls? I saw the commercials for it, could never find it on TV and then it was canceled after only four episodes!! I've been getting the episodes from Netflix and I have to admit I like the quirkiness about it. It kind of reminds me of the Northern Exposure days. *sigh* God how I miss that show.

It's the story of a Brown college graduate going back home to her over acheiving family and getting a job at the local souvenir shop. Oh yeah, she's from Niagara Falls and the figurines in the store start talking to her. That's the best part. I also can't get the theme song out of my head. It was written by Andy Partridge of XTC fame and if you scroll to the bottom of this page you can hear the song and see the video.

"We're bopping along in our barrel...."