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I'm a Great Northwesterner that is now loving life in the Midwest. I am a world class napper. I'm very bossy. I clearly love a good glass of Scotch. I wear aprons every chance I get.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Moss Graffiti

While I find most graffiti uninspired and just vandalism...I find this idea so delightful! Perhaps this Eco-friendly graffiti would work better in Oregon - but who knows?! This seems like an excellent idea for a garden or playground or monogramming your house.


Tutorial from here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rinky Dinky Derby Town

Rest assured that my roller derby days are in the future...the distant future.  But I do want to be ready with the ideal name when I'm ready to join the derby ranks.  The following are my current votes:

A. Full Metal Jacque
B. Happy Killmore
C. Helen Highwater
D. One Hit Wanda
E. Medusa Damage

Each as merit and makes me giggle - which I think is key to a roller derby name.  I also will happily accept your suggestions for clever names.  I just want to be prepared, you guys.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 2013 - 35 by 35

I've begun to tackle my 35 by 35 list...and this month I am starting with #13 and #20 and #5.  I'm starting with these thanks to my wonderful, thoughtful, generous parents - and thanks to a New Year's stomach bug.

#13 - confidently roller skate for 15 minutes.  
I got roller skates for Christmas from my folks!  So - starting Monday nights I'm joining a group roller skate class.  I'm assured that the average age of the class is 40 years old, so it won't be me hanging out with 6 year old kids that skate a million times better than me.This goal is actually the first step in my quest for roller derby.  No.  I'm not joking.

#20 - learn to play the cello.
I cannot stress enough how much my folks are always in my corner...and they clearly understand that they are several thousand miles away.  They sent me a cello for Christmas...and they will never have to listen to me practice!  These are some really smart people.  But I last night was my first real night of practicing with my cello.  I am so excited and very aware that it will be a lot of work and time before anyone will want to hear me and my cello.  But one day, on your birthday, you'll get a voicemail that sounds like a sick whale singing you "Happy Birthday."  That will be me and my cello!  You're welcome.

#5 - watch a Harry Potter marathon.
Let's remember that all the Harry Potter films add up to about 20 hours of film...so...it's being broken up over time.  I'm making up the rules here - so if you don't consider it a "marathon" if they aren't watched consecutively - you can stick it.  On January 2nd, everyone at our house spent time with a stomach bug.  It was not pretty.  But laying around wondering if you were going to barf, or if someone near you was going to barf, made for a great time to watch the first three Harry Potter films.  So - I'm a 3rd of the way there! 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Prepare to be horrified...

Let this be a warning to you all.

Education is power and we can stop this kind of thing from happening in the future.

Just in time for the new year!

Unless you're the Breakfast Beaver, you may still be looking to determine your dream job...and here's a handy website to help you figure that out...and to determine if that job actually exists.  You're welcome. 

Remember: two weeks notice is nice - but not required.

Friday, January 4, 2013


Everyone you know needs one of these.

A return to glamour

Just in case you've got a swanky affair to attend - but nothing to wear - fear not!
Rent-a-Swag has it's own online presence - but in Rent-The-Runway.  So many exquisite outfits.  Please do enjoy.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Things people say....

It's come to my attention that I was raised in a home where there was a funky saying for every situation.  Random things like:

"Put some money in the kitty"


"Close enough only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades"

"That smell would knock a buzzard off a puke wagon"

And my mother still insists that "More trouble than a married lady" is a thing people have ever said...ever.  I still disagree. 

But this list has just cracked me up.  I mean - did people EVER really talk like this?  For reals?  Beatniks did, apparently. Get a job, ya hippy!

Image from here