do we need an editorial or do the images speak for themselves? i was so sick of my hair, and that pile on the floor made me sooooo happy.
Friday, March 31, 2006
do we need an editorial or do the images speak for themselves? i was so sick of my hair, and that pile on the floor made me sooooo happy.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
went out for sushi last night with some friends. didn't have a chance to change or anything after canine obedience class (for jane, y'all! i already know how to behave) and my appearance shows it. and just look at the loveliness of my sushi-mates. i am shamed.
it was bogo night, so we all got cheap sushi. unfortunately, sashimi was not included on the list so i had to get nigiri-- the kind with the fish on top of little rice balls for those of you not familiar. it's funny how all i want when i get sushi is just the slabs o' raw fish. forget all the accoutrements. chop off the fish's head and serve it up on a platter. my favorites are salmon roe and mackerel, both very 'fishy' tasting. not for everyone, i know.
in other news, my friend from high school (and beyond), jill, just ahd a baby girl last night! soooo exciting! she has a 2 year old little boy also. must go find baby gift. as long as i already have to go to the tax man's office and the dmv, i might as well do a little fun baby shopping, too. i love to buy baby gifts. everything so small and cute. it plays into my obsession with miniature things i guess.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
oh. hello. this is my second try at this post... the first one is forever lost and i'm afraid try two won't be as fresh and original as... say... a bowl of special k red berries!
i'm admitting to an addiction here, people! at least it's a healthy addiction unless you're an obsessive carb-counter (are there any more of those left?). special k red berries is the thing i crave at inappropriate times of day when breakfast food is entirely uncalled-for. have you ever tried it? do you feel the same??
if you haven't tried it, here's the lowdown. the lightly sweet and crunchalicious flakes that almost never get soggy in milk are interspersed with dehydrated strawberry slices that *POOF!* magically reconstitute when milk is added. it all adds up to a big bowl of berry goodness of which i cannot get enough.
on my current box (one of many many many) it claims that one can lose inches off the waist by eating it for two weeks! i'm sure this could only be accomplished by willful folks eating controlled portions of the stuff instead of the bucketfuls that i eat.
i am not a celebrity endorser for kellogg's. i just play one on the blogosphere.
t is on his way home from the beauty shop. i'm wondering if his shoulder-length, highlighted, wavy locks will still be there when he gets back. my appointment is on friday, and i'm wondering if i'll come home with any hair at all. after all the hair fuss on fussy and MIM i figured it's about time to create some of my own. i'll keep you posted. get it??! POSTED! blow me down, i crack myself up.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
but i digress.
'daggers' was not so much stunning for it's story or acting, but for the bold visuals. t and i were both reminded of 1950's technicolor cinemascope movies-- bold color juxtapositions and flat lighting. the above scene of the echo game had us both with our jaws on the floor. there is alot of wire-work in this movie, but if you are bothered by that, this scene does it artfully, almost like a ballet.
the love story is okay, with some good twists and turns, but overall i would recommend this film for anyone who loves gorgeous color, great cinematography, tactile costumes, and eye-popping choreography. makes me want to watch 'crouching tiger, hidden dragon' again!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
what a man.
he actually NOTICES the rise of a pair of jeans! he knows i have a love/hate relationship with low rise: the love part being that they are comfortably NOT squeezing my innards, the bad part being that while i have a very healthy weight/size/fitness level, i have stretch marks from having 2 babies and they show over the top of the jeans.
pesky old stretch marks! they ruin the fun of bikinis, too. and i absolutely love the misconceptions about them. like how i was told that enough cocoa butter during pregnancy would prevent them (nope). my favorite one was that if you do... like... a ZILLION crunches every day that they will go away (again, uh-uh). how on earth CRUNCHES are supposed to repair damaged skin is completely beyond me.
anyhow, kudos to my husband for understanding women's fashion trends and loving me... battle scars and all.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
"Check the guy in the lower left......... that's Bill Gates. Paul Allen, the owner of the Seattle Seahawks with a net worth around $20 billion is on the far right, lower corner!!!"
..this was in my inbox this morning, and i thought it was worth sharing. considering MOST people looked like this in 1978, i'm sure they got plenty of investors. thank god i was 5 in 1978! i don't have any photos of myself looking like this. but let's not even TALK about the 80's. i even had a bi-level harcut, complete with poodle bangs.
must... destroy... photographic... evidence...
Monday, March 20, 2006
this idea was on j's blog, and i'm not sure i've done it quite right, but i did the best i could without having a brain hemorrhage. anyone who wants a cd of this, let me know in the comments section, and i'll send you one. or maybe it would take 2 or 3. whatever.
Opening Credits: 'Cinema Paradiso' from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone
Waking Up: 'Mr Blue Sky' by ELO
Childhood: 'On the Good Ship Lollipop' by Shirley Temple
Jr. Highschool: My Hair Had A Party Last night by Trout Fishing in America
Highschool: Flowers on the Wall by The Statler Brothers
Average Day: 'Linus and Lucy' from Charlie Brown by The Vince Guaraldi Trio (it's even my default cell phone ring)
Unrequited Love: 'One' by U2
Moving Away from Home: 'Under The Bridge' by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Falling In Lust: 'Many Rivers to Cross' by UB40
Falling In Love: 'Good Hearted Man' by Tift Merritt
Love Scene: 'Estella's Theme' from Great Expectations by John Williams
Walk of Shame: 'Freak Me Out' by Weezer
Fight Scene: 'Nugget' by Cake
Breaking Up: 'I'm Not That Girl' from Wicked
Secret Love: 'The Ludlows' from Legends of the Fall by James Horner
Getting Married: 'Love Changes Everything' from Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Marriage:'You Put Your Arms Around Me' by Sinead O'Connor
Driving: 'On the Road Again' by Willie Nelson
Flashback: 'Cult of Personality' by Living Colour
My Career So Far: Where You Eyes Don't Go by They Might Be Giants
Birth of a Child: 'Born at the Right Time' by Paul Simon
Baby with Colic: 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash
Life's OK: 'Hey Ya' by OutKast
Partying: 'Friend of the Devil' by The Grateful Dead
Happy Dance: 'Call Me Al' by Paul Simon
September 11th: 'Only a Broken Heart' by Tom Petty
Drinking Alone: 'Margaritaville' by Jimmy Buffett
Middle Age: 'Psycho Wing' by Big Audio Dynamite (i can only imagine...)
Death Scene: 'Walkin' After Midnight' by Patsy Cline
Closing Credits: 'Long May You Run' by Neil Young
Sunday, March 19, 2006
on the roof is where my wonderful husband proposed to me almost 13 years ago! holy toledo, am i that old??? or was i really THAT young??! it's so hard to believe. and I SAID YES which is one of the BEST words that ever came from my mouth. so so so lucky to have such a husband. wow.
j, i'm still wracking my brain over the life in music thing. maybe someday i'll get it all worked out. way difficult, and i'm impressed you figured it all out!
Friday, March 17, 2006
it's completely torn apart, every department is in a state of flux-- placed where it was no longer, but not yet in a place where it will be for the future. shoppers were wandering with befuddled looks on their faces... grocery lists completely forgotten, with no idea which way to turn to find whatever it was they may have needed.
why, walmart? why go and change something that was totally, well, not good necessarily, but something i was so used to? something i knew like a well-worn path home? alas, life will never be the same.
curiouser and curiouser.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
this picture of my daughter was taken after she had stuffed about 1000 crayons in her dress pockets and was so very proud of herself.
sorry, no dog photo today.
everybody's busy and i'm home wondering what to do with myself. i'm almost done applying tick-killer to the yard, and i bought a few shrubs & trees that need to be popped into the ground. it's a good cool and sunny day for planting, so i guess i'd best get cracking.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
no one was hurt, but jane didn't want to be around the other dogs or go through the tunnel again. i had her be 'friendly' with some other dogs and coaxed her through the tunnel so there wouldn't be any negative associations. such a docile baby, minding her own business. she can't help her piercing border collie stare that sometime unnerves other dogs!
i feel like a bully pushed my kid down on the playground.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
i went to the county school bored *ahem* i mean BOARD meeting last night. it was their meeting witht he county commissioners, and they essentially were talking about the discrepancies between approved development and approved school plans, as well as money to relieve our horribly overcrowded schools. it was disheartening to see the commissioners... a board of slack-jawed, glassy-eyed good ole' boys just appear to drown out everything the school board and the concerned parents were saying. i kept saying to myself... only 13 more years... only 13 more years...
Sunday, March 12, 2006
it's not even officially spring yet, but this past week has been downright summer-y. i'm not complaining. today's forecast is 83 and sunny! the air just smells different, and the kids outside in bare feet is such a treat. however, we all have been dragging in the ticks, so drastic measures will need to be taken on that front. the beginning of tick season is always such a bummer. the dog & cats need frontline; we humans need 'off'. it's a hazard of living in the woodsy country, and i guess it's a price we're willing to pay. it's days like this that make me feel so genuinely grateful to live RIGHT where we live. and isn't THAT a good feeling??
Friday, March 10, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
h wants to post on my blog (i say, get your own, kid! after all, you're almost 7 and a HALF! isn't it about time???!). but here he is with his story until then.
The town in the Clouds. One day S- was fling on a glider.But.............she acsidently crashed into a mountan above the clouds.But then........she heard a noise.............it was coming from the top of the clouds.It was some kind of walking and talking sound. So.............S- climed to the top of the clouds.When S- reached the top she was in a little oompaloompa town.then the cheef said will you eat some coco nuts with us.Then S- said yes and that was The End.
i understand that he felt duped by the girlfriend who claimed sterility. i understand that he never wanted children. but don't you think that if this lawsuit wins that it would set up a very dangerous system of no accountability??
hmmm. read the article at the national center for men and let me know what you think. it certainly was food for thought over coffee this morning. and yes, i'm feeling better for the most part. now i'm suffering from antibiotic side-effects, helping me to remember with unwelcome clarity why i usually abstain from them.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
i got a school fundraiser dumped in my lap last night at a pta meeting i was too sick to attend. absentee fund-raiser dump-- is that fair? they discussed possible redistricting at said meeting (or so i heard) and now i have to brush up on my maps, population stats and school attendance numbers so i can go to every school board meeting from now until eternity. crazy cool way to spend my evenings!
couldn't take the dog to class today. can't breathe. makes me a little cranky.
tons of other parties, kid events, finishing taxes, and of course t's trip to l.a. is coming up. maybe i'll crawl into his carry on and revisit the land of my college education. the magical southern california. go to griffith observatory! the chinese theater! in-n-out burger! montrose! c.s.u.n! a traffic jam or two! sounds better than what's happening around here.
i think once i can breathe i'll be a little more perky, and will be able to juggle all this with my usual Forward...MARCH! attitude. it sucks to be sick and tired.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
in any case, unc was in the national news for this story on friday. seems a unc graduate who happened to be a muslim decided that to avenge muslim deaths throughout the world it might be a good idea to chase down innocent people in a crowded area of campus with his suv. wow! what a great way to make this statement! such a productive and provocative way to draw attention to the plight of muslims worldwide!
after the attack, in which no one was killed, thank goodness, they had to evacuate his entire apartment building in carrboro because of statements he made to the police that indicated there may be something dangerous lurking in it.
the whole thing makes me sigh. this is such a wonderful place to live, but the only press we get is negative. maybe the only press ANY small town gets is negative-- when something REALLY bad and noteworthy happens. and why didn't the guy even BELONG to the muslim student union that works hard to create understanding with the university population? you got me.
Friday, March 03, 2006
i promise no more kids' art for at least... how about... 3 posts? will that give y'all a long enough break? i know you're sick to death of it right now.