30 June 2008

Time Waster...

Thanks, Mary Helen!

1. What is your occupation right now? student/nanny
2.What color are your socks right now? white with blue toes!
3. What are you listening to right now? Friends...unfortunately. I think.
4. What was the last thing that you ate? some ice cream...
5. Can you drive a stick shift? no, but it's on my summer to-do list
6.. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Emme
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Uh YEAH!
8. How old are you today? 20
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? hockey
10. What is your favorite drink? peach tea, apple juice, water
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes. it turned orange
12. Favorite food? cheese, spaghetti, really anything sweet
13. What is the last movie you watched? ugh, WANTED. Worst movie ever. At least it was free!
14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas, or really any day surrounded by people I looooove.
15. How do you vent anger? cry or go away
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? "my guys", a ton of plastic figurines like strawberry shortcake, the wizard of oz characters, and assorted disney people. I carried them around in a pink plastic bag.
17. What is your favorite season? i love all of them
18.. Cherries or Blueberries? cherries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? but of course!
20. Who is the most likely to respond? I would say Bridgett or Laura...
21. Who is least likely to respond? Everyone who doesn't respond?
22. Living arrangements? Currently at home with mama, pops, and em. August, Marcy and Sarah!
23. When was the last time you cried? I have no idea
24. What is on the floor of your closet? shoes, bags, yoga mat
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? n/a
26. What did you do last night? made pizza, took lou to the dog park, watched tv, played peggle
27. What are you most afraid of? spiders, roller coasters, and scary clowns
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese
29. Favorite dog breed? LOUIE BREED!
30. Favorite day of the week? i dont know. i like all the days, i suppose
31. How many states have you lived in? just oooooone
32. Diamonds or pearls? pearls...maybe diamonds. i dont know. i guess i like both?
33. What is your favorite flower? pretty ones!!

24 June 2008

Video Gaming

I don't really play video games. I never had them growing up (as my mom says, "we had two girls! Why would they want video games?!")

Anyway, Pete has been on a video game kick lately, and so I tried playing this one game called BUST A MOVE and it's Japanese and there's an obnoxious talking dinosaur that goes "YAY! RAWR!" constantly and then there's high-pitched Japanese girls making high-pitched sounds that I don't know what it means...oh well.

Pete showed me this comic, from Kate Beaton. We've been reading her comics a lot lately, because they're nerdy and about history and then other random things. So I'm sitting in front of the TV, cursing the tiny red ball that didn't line up with the other tiny red balls, and Pete pauses the game and shows me this:

Yup. Pretty much how I feel about video gaming in general.

04 June 2008

Exciting purchase!

I usually silently delete the J.Crew emails I get in my inbox, because everything is so expensive and it makes me sad that I cannot afford it.

But TODAY...I found this:


03 June 2008

No more paper towels...?

I want to do this when I start school again in August. I say that now, but paper towels are SO handy!!!

[via jencu]

Zooey Mini Chandelier


Spend 480 smackeroos here

Kid Alphabet Posters

In my childrens' rooms in my future house (which is going to awesome, BTW), there are going to be old hanging maps but, even better, I want to have a couple of wonderful Animal Alphabet Posters. I really enjoy looking at them. I was perusing swissmiss today and there were TONS of posters! I had seen two of them before, but the others were a complete surprise and I luuuurve them!

Alphabet of Endangered Species in the British Isles

Binth Alphabet

Lotta Bruhn

Petit Collage

School Maps!!!

I love Freecycle. Through it, I got an email from a woman who has about 50 old school maps...and I immediately sent her one back saying I want like five.

She said she would hang on to a few of them until I get back into town! I am so excited. I want to do things like THIS in my house:

[via NIBS]

In other news, I am going to pick up two vintage typewriters via Craigslist, along with a couple of file cabinets that I want to wallpaper with pretties and I'm still on the look-out for a sweet standing coat-rack. My mom recently told me that I am going to have the "most eclectic, weirdest, quirkiest house". She has NO idea ;)


While biking through the downtown streets of Cairo, I stopped to take a ton of pictures. Cairo has intrigued me since Pete and I started dating... it's so weird. Mark Twain (I think) called Cairo the center of activities (okay, he didn't say that, but he enjoyed it at one point and wrote about it and stuff). It makes me sad. There's this old pretty movie theatre that is shut down...well, everything is shut down. Oh well. I love taking pictures of abandoned buildings - and exploring inside of them. The smell of mildew and mold completely overtakes you when you ride down Commercial Avenue and 4th Street here...

New haircut

I did it. I am really proud of myself. PLUS, I even recreated the cute bob that Amanda, the woman at Salon St. Louis, did with multiple products.

I am NOT the kind of girl who can usually recreate things in my hair. It's thick and frizzy and USUALLY unmanageable, but it worked! I was so happy.

Double Dating

This is a short conversation I heard between two of Pete's adorable nieces, Sophia and Maci:

Maci: Sophie, we're double-dating!
Soph: Double-dating? What's that?
Maci: It means that we are swinging at the same time, in the same path! See?


I've been living like a kid the past few days - blowing bubbles, playing with sidewalk chalk, kissing boo-boos, eating cut-up hotdogs with ketchup, watching Max & Ruby and Rugrats, and coloring. It's been a blast.