Thursday, July 31, 2008

Video Thursday...The Morning Train

Another video from Improv Everywhere group, admittedly not quite as dramatic as previous videos, but still pretty fun.

I've been on the 6 Train a number of times and can imagine how strange this must have been for fellow riders.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

10 on Tuesday

I was listening to the radio on the way to work a few days ago, I caught the tail end of the story about the worst song lyrics of all time. What's a girl to do, research on the Internet of course. Here's what I found from Spinner mag, and a few opinions of my own (imagine that)

1. "Lucky that my breasts.Are small and humble So you don't confuse Them with mountains"
--Shakira's 'Whenever, Wherever'

2. "There's an insect,In your ear,If you scratch,It won't disappear"--U2's 'Staring at the Sun' Can you say sellout?

3. "There were plants. And birds.And rocks.And things"--America's 'Horse With No Name' too bad these guys didn't have access to a random word generator back in the day.

4. "Coast to coast.L.A. to Chicago" --Sade's 'Smooth Operator' oops looks like some one struggled with geography in school.

"Like a rock . Chargin' from the gate" --Bob Seger and Silver Bullet Band's 'Like a Rock'

6."He was a boy. She was a girl.Can I make it.Any more obvious?" --- Avril Lavigne's S8tr Boy Gee, I don't know COULD you?

"I am ... I said, To no one there, And no one heard at all,Not even the chair" --Neil Diamond's 'I Am ... I Said' I for one am glad, the couch doesn't listen

8. "If I was a sculptor,But then again, no" --Elton John's 'Your Song
I think this one is #1 on my's always made me crazy

9. "My panty line shows, Got a run in my hose,My hair went flat,Man, I hate that"
--Shania Twain's 'Honey I'm Home' Yes, but must you share with all of us?

10. "I love you like, A fat kid loves cake" --50 Cent's '21 Questions' Admit it, you laughed, this would be perfect on a greeting card.

What would you add?

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Creative Day...

I'm a little sad that this is the last free Monday on my great summer schedule, it's not going to be fun to go back to a 5 day work week.

This week kicks off the back to school craziness that happens every year, I need to gear up for long days and weekend work for the next few months. So I made the most of today, took care of several errands, cleaned the fridge, a couple loads of laundry and several hours of crafty time.

I made this layout for the Journaler's Junction Challenge, how could I not participate in a challenge that incorporated statistics.
I'm in love with the glitter paper from Doodlebug, I've been ogling it since it made it's way to the store a few weeks ago. I finally broke down and bought some and used it on a few projects this weekend.

First this layout for my weekly sketch post for the Scrapbook Destination blog. It has lots of dimension with velvet die cut strip, buttons, primas and poor scanner had a heck of a time.

Then I made a card for my fabulous friend Becky whose birthday is tomorrow. I liked it so much I adapted the design for one of my Make and Take projects for the next SD Frenzy.
I even used my ever growing stash of quickutz dies, including a new 12x12 border. I used my Crop-a-dile eyelet setter to emboss the purple flowers with a polka dot pattern (learned how to do this at the super cool Maya Road booth at CHA)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Video Thursday...Reality Recap

ok, I know it's not Thursday, but still pretty close.

I was a little distraught after So You Think You Can Dance last night, so I wasn't in the mood to find a video.

As with every reality show, there comes a time when a favorite/the best person gets voted off. I thought perhaps David Cook winning Idol might have broken the curse. Alas, the curse continues and last night my lovely Will was voted off SYTYCD...I nearly cried. He was the best this season and dare I say ever (Yes, Heather I think he's better than Danny).

I blame myself, I never vote and I'm sure there are millions of other Me's at home on their couches thinking a contestant is so good, there's no way they won't make it to the next round and inevitably they get knocked out.

So here's to Will...

Note: this video is not his best in terms of showing talent, but my personal can you not love the James Brown groove.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ooh La La...

a new bloggie banner for me. Yippee!!

As I said yesterday, meeting Heidi Grace was one of the highlights on the show for me. In my minute long chat I confessed that I was using an electronic version on my blog header. I think she may have thought I was a little crazy and while didn't say no outright, she did remind me that those designs are Fiskars and they have a little department called 'Legal' that might not appreciate my use of the paper in quite the same way I do. So...time for a new plan. She said come back later in the day and she would draw me a personal piece to use on my blog. How cool is that? I was feeling pretty special, even if she was drawing for anyone willing to wait in line...I'm guessing mine was the cutest. Come on, look at my cute long legs and Tanner's happy face.

Monday, July 21, 2008

O'harrowing Experience

United Airline + Chicago O'Hare + Me = Bad Combination

When our outbound flight took off on time, I thought I had broken the curse. Really what could go wrong now? Yes the plane seemed a little loud, but it was a small commuter plane so I didn't really think too much about the's been awhile. In hindsight, I realize it was really loud, even more so than a bush Cessna. After we were flying for a bit the noise stopped, I remember thinking at that point we must have reached the magic altitude and all was quiet and aligned for a good flight home. That's just about when the captain came on the PA, to be honest I was not really paying attention, I thought he was saying something about flight time, weather, the glorious plains we were flying over, yada, yada, yada...then I heard 'shut down the right engine' he assured us that he prepared for this in simulation lots of times, ok great no worries we'll just keep going then the really dreaded words --- we are turning around and going back to Chicago...WHAT! Why? we were due for a stop in Lincoln and we had to be a good way there already why must we go back to Chicago...not that I really wanted to be stuck in Lincoln, but visions of O'Hare sleepover were dancing in my head. This is United after all and I wasn't expecting much in the way of customer service once we landed. Flight Attendant A did not help increase positive outlook, upon landing she said something like 'We've landed safely and that's the good thing, the crew really has no idea what will happen with you all now, but someone should meet the plan and give you further instructions...pause...good luck. ' Not much in the way of reassurance, I'm guessing she didn't vote for the negotiated contract.

I'm happy to report that United proved me wrong and by the time we landed, was actually prepared with a plan that didn't involve hotels and stand-by flights . In a mere 30 minutes we were reboarding a new plane and underway. I got home about midnight and am whipped today.

Despite the ending, it was a great trip...I'll be sorting through my 200 or so photos and post more about it tom.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Video Thursday

Go figure, I head to CHA on the same weekend Denver FINALLY gets it's own music festival with big names. Not that I'm pouting, but I'll admit to being a little bummed to miss this great event. So, for purely selfish's a little Dave to get me and anyone else by until next year.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

10 on Tuesday...Fraidy 'Dog'?

It's true, I think I live with the most senitive dog. Here's a quick list of some of the things Tanner is afraid of(yes some)

1. Thunder
2. Fireworks
3. Wind
4. Sprinklers
5. Window blinds
6. Kids on bikes
7. N. Turkey Creek Rd. (for good reason he fell out of the car while going along this road)
8. Some tall men
9. Automatic doors
10. Vacuum

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Case against Evolution

Sometimes when you read stories like this, it has to make you wonder if there might be a flaw or two in Darwin's theory...

POTTER VALLEY Woman tries to kill mice, shoots self

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 4:30 a.m.

A Potter Valley woman wounded herself and a man July 3 while attempting to kill mice with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman, 43, had drawn the gun from a holster under her left arm, intending to shoot mice scurrying across the floor of a small travel trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The revolver instead slipped from her hand and fired as it struck the floor, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The bullet went through the woman’s right kneecap, then hit keys hanging on the belt loop of a 42-year-old man in the trailer, officials said. The bullet glanced off the keys and tore a hole in the man’s pants.

The bullet grazed the man’s groin before stopping in his coin pocket, where it was recovered for evidence, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The names of the shooting victims were not released.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Video Thursday

I'm not sure if this is from the same group as the food court musical, but definitely along the same lines.

What would you do?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Just keep swimming...

I can't remeber which character(yes I know it's not the turtles, but they're my fav characters) in 'Finding Nemo' says this over and over, it's become a little motto to me. Right now in my head swimming has been replaced by voting. Today is the last day to vote for my layout at BHG. Huge thanks to all who have voted so far!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

10 on Tuesday...Staples

10 things I need to have in Pantry/Refrigerator at all times

1. Eggs
2. Butter
3. Tortilla chips
4. Garlic
5. Pure Vanilla
6. Cheddar cheese
7. Egg Noodles
8. Salsa
9. Strawberries
10. Olive oil

What's in your fridge?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Party in Pueblo...

Finally Sienna, got to be with all of her Pueblo cousins at the same time. We headed down mid-day and enjoyed a great day at Brian and Julie's GORGEOUS new house. Here a few of my favorite pics from the day...Sienna's first dip...

Ben getting ready to 'water' the deck
Yum! Popsicles...Grant was kind enough to share his with me.

admittedly not the best shot, but you try getting 3 toddlers and a baby and their parents to stay still for more than 15 seconds. At least Sienna knows who 'her photographer' is. :)

By the way...have you voted today? Still need your support, I've fallen in the ranks just a bit. This round ends on Wednesday so pretty please keep voting and thanks for all the positive messages you've sent my way.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th!

Important note to self: Do not go to Starbucks on a holiday and expect the same service and drink as you get on normal days. Alas the poor 'low on the totem pole, have to work a holiday' ladies really have no clue what an 'extra caramel' caramel frap means.

I'm off to Pueblo to celebrate the holiday with fam...hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Thanks to all who have voted so far. It does my heart good to see that some have you have left my little site via the link. If you have time, would you please vote again today...I'm holding steady at 3rd place with would make me ecstatic, but #4 & 5 are close on my heels. I'm trying to figure out how the top two LOs already have over 100 votes, must be nice to have that many friends.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Not to Proud to Beg

Guess what? BHG doesn't send an email to let you know that you've made it the semi-final round. Crazy...the good news is that I made it this week! Thank goodness I the hard part I need votes, lots and lots of votes. I've already begged my core group of friends, co-workers and family. But I know there are a few blog lurkers around or maybe you just stubled upon my little space here on the World Wide Web in either case would you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE vote for my little layout. You can VOTE HERE once a day until next Wednesday. Thanks for your support...

Think I forgot about Video Thursday, not a chance...

In the spirit of competition, I bring you this gem from the world of Japanese games shows, gotta love them

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Something New

I'm sure that when Houston challenged us to do something new, she wasn't thinking what I was. Inspired by my colorful friends, I decided it was time for a change in the hair department.

Here is me before my little adventure yesterday...
Ta Da this is me now...
Short and red...haven't been this way since college. I'm still in shock mode just a bit, staring at the mirror and wondering who the person looking back is. Or running my hand through and not having much in the back.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

10 on Tuesday

Summer is in full swing and lots of folks are traveling and reporting back. Little me is staying put for now, but I wanted to join in the fun with a list of some of my favorite places I've been to in the past.

1. St. Petersburg, Russia
2. Stockholm, Sweden
3. The Grand Canyon, Arizona
4. Mt. McKinley, Alaska
5. Copenhagen, Denmark
6. Cozumel, Mexico
7. Yellowstone National Park
8. Washington DC
9. New York City
10. Killarney, Ireland