Sep 30, 2008

i'm fine with this

(and now i'm sorry that all I have time to do is copy and paste embed codes for you)

Sep 29, 2008

see ya later, suckers

(sorry, this is the only embeddable video of it i could find. this one's better. so just click it.)

Sep 26, 2008

tv on the internet

the office: thank you, jim. we really needed that.

project runway: kenley is SUCH a brat. i wanted her out out out. but she did look bangarang in her pop dress. i love leanne. and jerrell. and korto. next week looks sooo good.

gossip girl: soooo-it's basically season 1, episode 1 all over again? and are they allowed to be that sleezy on tv?

90210: i don't know if i'm gonna be able to hang on to this one. those girls are just way too skinny. and i can't stand watching shannon doherty or however you spell her last name. then again, i still watch....

the hills: WHY can't brody and lauren just be in love already? he's my favorite.

america's next top model: i still don't get how they let a dude be on there.

and, don't judge me too hard. my parents AND megan are outta town for the weekend. and i need something to do while i bind books and bake bread and design wedding invitations.

new policy, purchase 2

they're better in real life.

Sep 25, 2008

ohhh.... 2008

Last night in the grocery store, when I couldn't find lemon juice ANYWHERE, my first thought was honestly—
'I should text google'. 

new goal, day 1

i'm trying to wear things in my hair more often. or 'do things' with it. it was one of my motivations for cutting it and i've been neglecting it. anyway, i got this cute little felt birdie at frosty darling yesterday and here it is in my hair.

Sep 24, 2008

maybe it's the cowlick

But is it weird to anyone else that I was 13 years old just last year? And-remember when I had long hair?

Sep 22, 2008

katriarchal evening

I spent an extended (and yes, unholy) amount of time cleaning house sunday night and it brought up some questions:

—what's the most effective way to clean wood paneling/exposed natural brick walls?
—why do hangers without the shoulder hook things even exist?
—will there ever be a mop that compares to just getting down on your hands and knees?
—why does it feel soo good to scrub down walls/doors/baseboards?
—the sooner i cut my losses on some things (like that lamp and lampshade that simply don't fit together), the less the loss is. because that's that much less space it's taking up for that much less time. right? Even if it seems a bit wasteful?
—can you wash giant rugs in a washing machine? like, at a laundromat? anyone?
—what color should we paint those square mirrors in our entry? or should we put something else up there?

while i'm at it. I bought mrs. meyers geranium dish soap. and it's as delicious as everyone said. 

Sep 18, 2008

why i do the things i do

Sometimes I get a little bit of credit for being a good aunt, i.e. having treasures for the babies every time I see them and just general spoilage of the little bunnies. And sometimes I try to pretend that I do it all for them and because I have such a huge heart that it just spills over into these mini-sized homemade goods. But just between you and me, I might maybe get a little something out of it for myself. Like smiles and squeals of babies wearing their most recent treasure! (see above photos of meg eliza and her tutu) Who wouldn't stay up till 1am making tutus for a teenie glimpse of that chunk? (don't worry, in our family 'chunk' is a term of endearment)

oops! all crack!

I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure the guy next to me in the dollar theater last night was doing some type of drug while eating his cereal and milk out of his popcorn container. I'm not kidding. And suddenly I don't feel bad at all about bringing full-sized bags of sunchips into movies.

and today will be spent doing everything in my power to distract my mind from the dress i didn't win. i'm not very good at ebay.

Sep 17, 2008

i'd show you a picture but i'm afraid someone would steal it

my brother's moving today and that makes me sad so i'm bidding on a wedding dress on ebay that i want to make me feel better and i don't care if that's crazy because the dress is seriously perfection

Sep 10, 2008

i want a yellow nano. at least in my head i do. and maybe in real life. that says 'leadbottom' on the back. shake to shuffle! thanks. love you. bye.

Dear Residence Inn,

I will miss you dearly.


p.s. don't be afraid to say hello if you see me at breakfast?

UPDATE: my parents checked back in. phew. i almost had to grocery shop.

bout time

I finally did 2 things I've been meaning to do for a long time. And to optimize my productive/successful feeling for doing pretty much nothing, I'm going to show you. 
First is the doormat:
Um. That's all. I've been wanting a new doormat and I bought one.

Next is these li'l ladies. You can't really tell how big they are but they're perfect. I keep imagining what dresses are being made on these forms and I want to wear them all. 
Anyway, I think they look great with what we have going on in the rest of the craft cranny. Right?
I know, the place looks awful. I'm posting it as inspiration to dwindle that project pile and get the cranny shaped up. 

i started. and now i can't stop!

Some trip recaps told in polaroids. I mean to scan them but who knows when that'll happen so I just took pictures of the pictures. I love how the net of the trampoline looks like a fake backdrop that's kinda wrinkled up. (Most of these were taken by the babies themselves. It's funny how magical physical pictures seem these days.)

Please excuse the crookedness and the glaredness and the poor qualityness. I can't get over the two throwing ones. Maybe you had to be there in person?

Sep 9, 2008

i miss him already

I'm having a hard time understanding how (since this picture was taken 'just yesterday') this is the same boy that turned his mission papers in this week. He's too teenie! I mean, he's huge. But he's teenie. And still making that exact same face. 

He's probably going to kill me for calling him teenie. Twice!

Sep 5, 2008

he calls me veronica lake

I can't think of a better way to start a day than by discussing How the Amount of Water in the Orange Juice Relates to the Quality of an Establishment over hotel breakfast with my Grandpa Robert. I really really can't.

Sep 4, 2008

Man on Wire

I don't really know what to say besides that people really need to go see this while it's here. I saw it at Sundance last year and again last night. And I stayed awake both times. And you know, that's like, rare. Anyway, it's beautiful and kind of strangely heartbreaking and incredibly entertaining and inspiring and unreal. And a bunch of other overused adjectives. But I'm serious! 

Sep 3, 2008

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.**

I think George Santayana's got it right. I'm going to try really hard to remember this in about 5 months.

new policy, purchase 1

So this is the first purchase under my new policy. So far, so so cute. It doesn't look like this on me. Because I don't look like that. It looks normal. Because I look normal. And it's SO soft. And I had 40% off because I'm someone's significant other. And the top can come off to just leave a super cute skirt with 2 buttons in front. Which means I can wear it 2! days every week instead of just the 1 I was planning on. Yes, I'm proud of myself.