Sunday, November 30, 2008

So perhaps I need a scanner


Cause taking pictures of paintings is hard. But this was my creation for the week before Thanksgiving. The week of the holiday, an awful cold, family obligations, and busyness, kept me from creating anything.

I'm really fond of this lil guy though. Not sure if he'd be a good addition to my etsy shop though, but I'm pondering it.

December is a busy busy month

This I will do in December (cause I've been list-less for far too long):

- Bake up a storm and distribute to everyone.
- Sew something, anything.
- Create (at least) four new items.
- Participate in my etsy team's giveaway.
- Lose (at least) 5 lbs & then reward myself somehow (Thank you, Sparkpeople!)
- Make (at least) 2 etsy sales or swaps.
- Complete two 101 list items and make progress on 2 or 3 more.

Admirable


I watched Shut Up and Sing, the documentary about the Dixie Chicks, online on Netflix. More than even their convictions and their sticking to their guns, I was impressed by their friendship. It was a really good movie.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Classic


I watched Adam's Rib the other night. I frequently find myself in a Katharine Hepburn kind of mood. This was cute, but not as giddily wonderful as I had hoped. Although I did love the scenes of the couple at home doing regular sorts of things.

Kreativ Blogger

I just realized that I've been tagged by Allison at Nimoy! Creations.

I'm supposed to share 6 random things about me. Hmmm....

* I got my first grey hair this August the day I turned 29. Figures!
* I get anxious if I don't have at least half a dozen library books on my night stand waiting to be read.
* I didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 24. I blame it on growing up in the country.
* I love to be barefoot and wear shoes as little as possible - even when its freezing out.
* Sunshine is vital to my mental health. I think our house was chosen primarily becaus eof all the windows.
* I took a fencing class in college and although I sucked at it, I had terrible lots of fun playing Highlander with my friend and chasing eachother along the bike paths with swords.


Hmmm...I shall tag:
Jen at Persephone's Awakiening
Lisa at Happily Ever After in Seattle

And anyone else who wants to play along.

So pretty


Can I admit to wanting this dress very much? Cause I do. And also this blazer. And this sweater vest in green or polka dots.
I blame it all on holiday shopping that gets me looking at too many temptations.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Adorable


My Neighbor Totoro is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Its all about two little girls and the forest spirit that only kids can see. And the people behind this movie get it so right! The relationship between the sisters, the wonders of being a kid, the delight of new experiences - all of it just perfect and wonderful. I caught myself grinning through this entire film. Absolutely adorable!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Suddenly, Last Summer




I recently watched Suddenly, Last Summer. Meh. I came away with mostly an appreciation for Elizabeth Taylor's wardrobe in the movie.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another not so great


After hearing the buzz about The Watchmen for for-fricking-ever, I finally picked it up. And was not enthralled. The characters didn't intrigue me all that much. The storyline was a bit interesting but just not enough. I love the idea of aged, not specially abled super heroes. It just didn't seem that enough was done with them.

I wanna see it

007



I managed to go and watch Quantum of Solace yesterday despite my awful head cold. Perhaps it was the vast quantities of snot impeding my enjoyment, but I liked the previous one better.

However, I enjoy anything with Daniel Craig in it. Look at the man!

On the way out, my husband and I were discussing how he needs some new threads and I decided that Mr. Bond's style should have some influence on his puchases. He laughed at that.

Creating one thing a week

















That's the new goal anyway! Perhaps another goal needs to be improve my photography skills cause this photo of it stinks. Anyway, I've managed to create something brand new to the world for two weeks in a row. Here's the first. It's a mixed media picture. I'll post the second week's creation as soon as I can do it some justice in taking its picture.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

This is the life

Just discovered Amy MacDonald and I'm highly impressed.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blech


Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to give up on a book that you aren't enjoying. The Town That Forgot How to Breathe had an interesting premise but was chock full of characters I couldn't give a damn about and some lazy ass writing here and there. Returning it to the library was a relief.

I wanna be a bookaneer!


Un Lun Dun is so extremely fantastic that I'm insisting everyone I know read it. So thoroughly imaginitive and unique! The London that isn't is marvelously described and the characters are so unexpected and interesting. If you liked Harry Potter or His Dark Materials, read this immediately. Even if you didn't like them, read this immediately. Fan-freaking-tastic and so much fun! (I have so used up by quota of exclamation marks here but its so worth it).
"I'm Margarita Staples." She bowed in her harness. 'Extreme librarian. Bookaneer.' "

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm hoping


It's really important to get out there and vote today.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Inside Out


I took this picture of some construction near me recently. I like the exposed painted walls.

Farewell Studs.






May 16, 1912 - October 31, 2008



"I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it. "

So good!


This book is so freaking good! It's about a Hmong child with epilepsy and the struggle to get proper medical care for her in the US cause of miscommunication and cultural differences. So that may not sound like the exciting-est book ever, but it's so engaging. You read it and you feel more enlightened about the world. Or at least I did. So so good.