Jan 26, 2008

Rain in LA!

It has been raining in LA for almost a week straight! Considering that last years rainfall totals were less than Death Valley, all of this moisture is much needed! I am mighty impressed with the amounts that have fallen so far! See how full the bird bath is there on the table! Its cup has runneth over!

You would think that with all of the dark skies and torrential downpours that I would be happily knitting in front of the fire. Nope. Not if the hubbs has anything to say about it! Today we begin the mad dash to get all of our taxes bits and pieces collected and entered onto the Excel cheat sheet that is neatly tallied and handed to our tax preparer.

Maybe tomorrow, if the rain persists, I will get to live the dream. Well, my dream at least! ;) Hope you are keeping warm and dry today!

Jan 25, 2008

IF: Tales and Legends

I once heard a tale of a man so smitten and deep in love he balanced his Dear high on his fingertips to keep her all to himself.

See more tales and legends on Illustration Friday.

This piece is also this Fridays piece for Collage Lab.

David Sedaris

While writing the iTunesU post I came across this! The man is just too funny!

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Jan 24, 2008

Good Golly Miss. Holly!

I was contacted about a week or two ago by a write from the Boston Globe asking me a few questions about Holly Becker and this tiny little blog she writes. You may have heard of it . . . it is called decor8! (as if there is any person with an internet connection in the free world who hasn't heard of it! LOL) Well, I was more than happy to sing the praises of my dear cyber-friend who changed my life in 2006 when she introduced me to blogging! Anyway, the piece was published today, and it is a great article!! You can read the article here, and all about Holly's reaction here! Way to go Miss Becker! You deserve every word! ;)

(All images courtesy of decor8)

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Jan 21, 2008

To begin my 31st year . . .

OMG. Another year has flown on by and I am in left in its dust, and completely in shock! Someone should seriously study the phenomenon of how slow time goes before the age of, oh lets say 25, and then how it slingshots into hyper-drive from then on! Today I am officially a 30something, and although it is really not a big deal, that number, it seems rather unbelievable. 30 was really amazing, so 31 has got some serious work to do, but I am up for it. I am ready to do whatever it takes to make this one better than the last!

So today, to begin my 31st year, I pledge to myself to kick butt and do the not so comfortable. To challenge myself and keep inspiration levels high and self doubt low. To make sure that I dont settle lazily into my daily solitude and fail to step outside (some days I just forget to move my ass!). It also wouldn't hurt to be more patient and more organized. As you can see, it is going to be a busy year!

(That above pic is of my sister and I in 1977. I am maybe 9 months old??? My ears crack me up! I still bite my lip that way to this day.)

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