Tuesday, January 31, 2012


TOT (Ten on Tuesday) randomness

1. The CC Live at Town Hall album has taken over my cast recording of Rent for first place in most played. I can listen to the last 4 minutes of Round Here/Raining over and over for the rest of my life - especially while painting. Nothing like the loveliness of angst filled Duritz to inspire you. You can watch the video here.

2. I just had to scoop Lily up 2 seconds after going outside because the (a) bunny was back in the yard. She didn't see her at first. I kept screaming "find your way out bunny" and the poor thing was getting nervous... took about five minutes for it to finally get out under the fence and it went out to the front yard... now I'm a nervous wreck and hope it didn't run out and get hit by a car.... I think it's a back woods bunny. Plus, now I look like Edward Scissorhand was hugging me all night from the little pupperoni's claws! All she wanted to do was get down and play with it but I'm not taking any chances.

3. I had a big blowout the other night with The Dad.
We were cooking and he would not acknowledge me at all... never responded to anything I said. I freaked and told him to just tell me if he wanted me out of here. All I got was a bunch of head shaking and grunts. He's been starting conversation the last couple days which is unusual and asked me tonight if I wanted to watch Glee. See #4.

4. I'm not the Gleek like I thought I would be and have no idea what the back story is about these kids... tonight was the MJ episode... he was asking all kinds of questions about it to strike up conversation. Now, after the whole blowout about not talking to me, I just wanted him to shut up. ;-) I think I posted this on here a long time ago... the 2 CELLOS Smooth Criminal - seriously awesome (you know I don't use this word lightly.) Have you seen their Welcome to the Jungle?

5. Looks like I need a job where I can wear jeans and vintage dresses every day.

6. I just heard wind chimes and it made me sad. I miss my house and everything in it. Still.

7. Great art journal idea from ape on the moon: Ink fingers... blow up on photocopier... trace lines over fingerprint with "you" phrases and words. Would make a good canvas too. How cute would that be with a whole family? Ohhhhh - I just thought of this - I may do this with Bud's paw print and write all the things from her journal... I have to ink Lily's if she'll let me!

8. Do you remember the game mousetrap? I loved that game. I went down to get mine which is still in the game cupboard but there are too many bins in front of it! Click here for some behind the scenes footage and a really great video from OK Go. That's awesome too.

9. I surrender. Not like this, though. I'll be in touch - soon. (I like to talk to myself even if no one is listening.)

10. Lily pulled a bunch of toys out of her toy box just to get to one of her first baby toys - her little "bottle." She loves that thing. Isn't she just the cutest?!? ;-)
I just looked at the clock and it's (of course) 12:16 am. We're going to get to bed and listen to the rain. Goodnight.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Every time I hook up a camera to download pictures to my laptop, Iphoto opens to one album... I'm not sure if it's a setting or what - there's no "date" on it so maybe that's why. Anyway, it's the album where we put a bunch of pictures of my mother-in-law for a slideshow for the funeral home. Sometimes I look at them... sometimes I don't. I looked at them tonight... it's 200 and some pictures of holidays and beaches and trips and Disney and weddings and babies and birthday cakes... I think I have more pictures of her than I do of my own mother and every time I look at them - I still can't believe that she's gone.

I didn't really have anything to say tonight. I just wanted to download a picture of Lily getting caught unraveling the toilet paper. So, here it is.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


That light keeps coming on in the car but I think it's more of a warning for me... it was a lazy day today... I haven't been sleeping well the last couple weeks... tossing and turning - nightmares - pup waking up in the middle of the night. I just wanted to sleep all day today. I tried to take a nap every chance I could all weekend - wasn't very successful at it. I've been feeling really strange... like when I would stay up too late at school studying for a test and had to get to the class at 8... or spending a late night getting ready to leave for an early morning flight... often we would bring the dog over here late and have to get back to do laundry and get organized and fall into bed just to hear the alarm go off a couple hours later. More times than not I would throw up before I got out the door - I guess I could have omitted that thought. ;-) It's just that sense of excitement and anticipation and tiredness and all the other fun stuff rolled into one. Maybe I'm the only one that feels that way! I don't know.

Lily got me up last night at 2:15 and we were outside chasing a bunny and playing frisbee. The poor bunny (who I assume is one of the pooping bunnies) couldn't decide which way to get out of the fence and the bud just took advantage of some play time. Thankfully they never got too close. We played frisbee under the stars and moon and finally went in when we heard an owl. I don't think I fell back to sleep until after 4 so I've been screwed up all day.

With or without the warning lights coming on in the car - I know I am running on empty. They say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger... that may be true. Right now, honestly, I'd rather be dead. I just made a chocolate ugly cake a little bit ago. They say everything is better with cake, too, right?

Saturday, January 28, 2012



Just a little pup resting on a shoe.

Friday, January 27, 2012


The most recent art lesson I'm working on is focusing on the duality in all humanity... dark and light, night and day, feelings and logistics, private and public, etc... having both energies equal and balanced... one needing the other so they can truly know themselves. Neither good nor bad.... The sun gives light and also can burn... the Moon regulates our bodies cycles and the tides but can produce devastating floods...there needs to be a balance.

This lesson has been difficult technically - I'm not used to figure drawing and it's pretty intense. Not sure I'm going to be able to master this one at the moment... I'm running behind and the next is coming up on Monday. I've been trying to come up with my goddess energies for light and dark. Along with my cards I found some books I had and did a fun little quiz. Demeter was the big winner for me with Hestia following very close behind. Since my word for this year is truth I figured Aletheia would be a good place to start as well. I'm having a bit of an issue with that, though, and the thought of drawing Apate with her made me a little sick. I need to just go with something or come up with a different approach for this week. All in all it's been a good lesson learned.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I am teetering between commitment and abandonment on a multitude of fronts right now. I'm not having the best day... got into a huge argument with my dad earlier... bud is putting a hole in her ear from scratching whenever I am not in view and I think she is having potty problems again! I scheduled 9 doctor appointments today... 3 for me... 3 for Glo... 2 for The Dad and 1 for The Bud. I have 3 more big ones to coordinate and we should be good for awhile! Sometimes I wonder if what you don't know won't hurt you and if it's just better to drop dead. I'm about ready to leave everything behind and go get a bandana and a stick and take a walk as far away from here as possible... still trying to figure out how to do that with the pup... wagon, stroller, papoose? How, though, can you just walk away and leave?

This story has been floating around online and in emails... I don't know who these people are - some random photo, I guess, that got attached to it. I liked it so I'll post it here.
It was a busy morning about 8:30am, when an elderly gentleman in his 80s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over and hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for awhile and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "she doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Glo had to go to the doctor today... I went in her apartment to pick her up and as we were leaving I noticed this on the door.
Yes, that's a paper napkin taped on the peephole. I asked her why she did that and she said a"beam of light" comes through there at night and it annoys her and when she goes to look out the "guy" is standing there. She didn't want him to look in. I'm assuming it's the same guy that looks in her bedroom window.

We went to the appointment and to lunch and she was fine... when we were checking out at Giant Eagle I had a few things behind hers and she made a big fuss that she wanted to pay for them... I kept telling her no and the check out girl (who was an older lady) said - "when your grandma says she wants to pay for your things - let her!!!" We joked around while they were packing the bags and left. We got in the car and she said "I can't believe she thought YOU were MY grandma!"

I tried to tell her what was really said and she just wasn't getting it. I finally just said to her - "I know - that was pretty funny." ;-)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



1. Could the Godaddy site be any more difficult to navigate? The answer is No. I needed to renew some things and it took me forever to figure out what I was doing... I'm still not sure I did it right!

2. I pinned this lovely tree swing from this playroom a long time ago and didn't know there was more to the room... Click here for the full details. How fab is that?

3. I wish there was some sort of apparatus that you could wear to bed and it would record your dreams so you could watch them later... I've been having two recurring dreams. One about a girl I know and another about some guy I don't know. He's been popping up a lot lately and he's not very nice. In fact, he is pretty scary.

4. The other night (the wintery mix night) The Bud jumped off the bed and wanted to go potty at 5 am. When we went out the snow was coming down in ribbons - big long strands of snow - it was weird and so pretty against the dark sky. I've never seen anything like it before. I took a picture with my eyes. ;-)

5. The current art lesson is on "the harmony of the dark and light goddesses within us." We are to choose whatever goddess archetypes represent the two sides of ourselves in any way we want... I did a couple fun little quizzes I found online the other night... and I did a reading this morning with my goddess cards. I have a connection to many different ones - not sure I can narrow it down. I have to think more on what I want to do with my next page.

6. I'm debating on applying for a job that is overnight... 11pm-7am. I actually had to figure out when you would sleep with something like that. I had to write it out and make a little chart! ;-) The problem is it is in robinson and Lily would end up being a latch key dog. I don't know if I like that.

7. I set my timer for 30 minutes and started cleaning out my email... when the timer went off I had this many emails.
Yes. I am still an email hoarder and look at the number again. "621s" are still around me... this was gas the other day too.

8. Some bunny is pooping in the yard... well some bunny and his whole extended family - there's poop everywhere! Some puggy didn't get the memo on how delicious it is - Lily hasn't started eating it like RoseBud and Koko used to do!

9. I can't remember if I mentioned my Apple miracle the other day... my phone wasn't charging at all - at home or in the car... it was down to almost no battery and it just froze... I didn't know what I was going to do and figured if the battery died while it wasn't responding to anything it would never turn back on... I haven't been able to get it to sync to the laptop or itunes at all the last few months and I don't think mobile me is working either. I googled a bunch of stuff and frantically tried to get it to come back to life. I was pushing all kinds of buttons (while this imaginary countdown clock was ticking in my head) just waiting for it to have no power left. I think I went through the five stages of grief in an instant and finally came to the realization that I was just going to lose everything on it. Anyway, probably twenty minutes later, I heard the beep and it came back from the dead. I really need to get a new phone. I still can't sync it but it's working again. Thank you Steve Jobs ( I prayed to him like St. Anthony) and Google.

10. RoseBud used to love silly songs... I feel like I don't sing to lily as much - when you do sing to her she does the pug head tilt or falls asleep. She's been really into resting her head on things... feet, hands, shoes, toys, tables... She is so cute. ;-)

Here's another one... I was taking some pictures of her sleeping and I got a surprise tongue shot! She has a boo boo on her ear from scratching it. ;-(
"you are my lily... my only lily... you make me happy - when skies are gray... you'll never know dear - how much I love you... please don't take my lily away."

Monday, January 23, 2012



Figuratively, that is.

I found a restaurant for sale in Calder Way! Yes, Calder Way!!! The Bud would love State College. ;-) I showed The Dad a few days ago and he was really into it... I think it's actually gone already. Not surprised at $70,000... it was the Greek pizza place near my favorite garden store.

I keep thinking we can go to The Villages and they can open up an Italian store or little diner and I can open a junk store and coffee place or find a job there easier than here... and The Bud wouldn't have to struggle to pee in the snow!
(Though she wouldn't have to struggle IF she went where I shoveled!!!) Would she be able to breathe in Florida, though?!? I can get rid of the car and get a golf cart with a Godfather horn. ;-) IDK. Me and a bunch of 70 year olds??? I know they are totally my peeps but eventually (who knows when) it's just going to be me (and The Bud) there. Do I really want to do that? Be pretty much all alone? And what about Glo? It's hard for me to just pick up and leave.

The Dad was talking about moving to Deep Creek and opening a restaurant... Every time I took The Bud out to go potty there I would look at the house across the street.
It was a private home - not a rental... we need something like that. He would be on one floor and both cars can go in the main house and The Bud and I could have the extra garage - live upstairs and have my studio or party kitchen downstairs...

We need more room and another bathroom. It's very difficult with the car situation here. It's hard to clean the snow off (not being flat) - I block the garage if I'm not on the hill... I always feel like someone is going to hit it. We need somewhere flat with more space for the cars and the people and the stuff and the dog toys and the big giant sauce pots! Not that we have to do this move to deep creek or the villages or state college... just where? - and how? - and when?

It's all kind of interesting and exciting at times.

And at times - it's all so friggin stupid.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


What you did or didn't do may always be in question... for my time there and for past, present and, I'm sure, future students - you will always be "Penn State."
RIP Joe Paterno

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Twin and Aunt Joyce were here tonight. I figured out the whole Skype thing... We talked to Uncle Anthony and Paula for almost and hour.
Uncle Anthony recently found out he had some sort of rare, highly aggressive skin cancer and they had to remove part of his ear (well - almost all of it) - didn't even leave enough for his glasses.

We were talking about moving to The Villages. Part of me thinks it's a good idea... the other part thinks it's not. I just don't think it will be the same. Though, nothing ever will be. ;-(

I don't think I can get into this right now.

I may have figured out the whole Skype thing... other than that, I don't really know what I'm doing here.

Friday, January 20, 2012



Not Walt Whitman - Fame.

I have been thinking of that every time I've been working on my lesson "I celebrate my Goddess Superpowers." "I sing the body electric - I celebrate the me yet to come..." Just because of that celebrate word. ;-) Now Walt Whitman is reminding me of Dead Poets Society which was on tv the other night... See - this is why it takes me awhile to get anywhere with anything - my mind wanders...

Anyway, I finished my lesson from week 1- now that we are almost to week 4! It was difficult for a lot of people to come up with their qualities - some didn't feel like they were worthy enough or good enough to come up with anything positive about themselves. "I'm not kind ALL the time so I can't put that as one of my qualities/ powers." I probably went to the opposite extreme. I ran with Ani's 31 flavors and came up with 41 (since that's my age) superpowers. I may not be all of the things all of the time... I am all these things some of the time, though, so I liked that interpretation. Less judgement.

It was the first 3/4 face I've done.
She reminded me of Cher in my sketch. ;-)

I got lazy because I couldn't walk down the steps to get my supplies so I just used what I had upstairs... my colors aren't what I envisioned and all my features are gigantic. I'm going to take Sally Jean's advice from my soldering class - to learn to love and embrace your mistakes or start over - I may come back to it later... I have to find some crystals for her crown.

Just because I want everyone to have this song in their head... watch this. ;-)
Fame (1980)

"...and in time - and in time - we will all be stars..."

Thursday, January 19, 2012



I am about 5 minutes away from opening up a bottle of wine and taking 7 Vicodin! I'm waiting for my doctor to call back - yeah, still can't walk... Been cleaning doggy throw up all morning - not sure what's going on there.... And may quite possibly be in the kitchen all day cleaning before he gets home to make another mess making meatballs all night! Oh, and I'm making coffee, sugar cookies and beef stroganoff at the moment too. It's not easy being a girl! So while The Bud is sleeping in the computer room by herself - yes, weird - and not attached to my hip, thought I would do this post now.

I am in no way a Ryan Gosling fan. I may be in the minority on this one. I just don't get it with him. ;-) I've always been fond of boys that were in touch with their feminine side, though, and these "Hey Girl..." posts are pretty damn funny.
There are several RG Tumblrs showcasing him in deep thought pretty much mocking his sensitive, romantic movies - "F*uck Yeah Ryan Gosling" was the first with random pick up lines and the "Feminist Ryan Gosling" is pretty popular with quotes from feminist literature... there's one on disneyland cats, a typography one... and a few more. In my opinion, though, the best one is... "Handmade Ryan Gosling."
I started a board on Pinterest of my favorite "handmade" ones. Funny stuff.

Click here for more photos. Enjoy! ;-)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Major sites on the internet went dark today... For more info see one perspective here.

It has the potential to impact big guys like Wikipedia and Google to little mom blogs. Click here for infographic.

While it is still "safe" to share... here is something fun... ;-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


TOT - Ten on Tuesday

1. OK- I guess when they said "stay off your leg" they meant it. Totally think I messed up my knee now by going up and down the steps to do laundry. Like I had to do it now!?! I don't even like to do laundry when I can walk! ;-) WTF?

2. I had the tv on while I actually listened to doctor's orders (the first day) - I could watch Beyond Scared Straight all day. Really. It's one of my favorite shows. And have you seen Shipping Wars? How fun would that be?!? Traveling around the country hauling weird ass shit? Seriously - that would be my dream job. Except I would want all the weird stuff!

3. Yes, exactly...

4. I watched some movies too - Blair Witch 2... ok (glad I watched it in the morning) Date Night... cute. Leap Year... also cute. Life as we Know it - very cute... spectacular house and super kitchen - love love love. The actual house is in Atlanta... Kitchen is a set. See here. Lovely.

5. In honor of me missing the Pioneer Woman's show the other day - I made this. I've been a blog follower of hers for years and printed that recipe forever ago. Finally made it - Yum.

6. I'm a follower of shit girls say on twitter... check out the videos here.

7. It begins... ;-)

8. Did you see the tree that caught fire in Longwood, Florida? I didn't know about the tree but we looked for houses there a few years ago. It was believed to be 3500 years old. RIP, big old tree. ;-(

9. This is my godson's favorite song at the moment.

10. LOL

Monday, January 16, 2012


HELLO MONDAY {link up}

Hello to unexpected bedrest and watching movies I wouldn't have taken the time to watch otherwise.

Hello to taking one step at a time.

Hello to the middle of January already! How the heck did that happen?

Hello to my study partner for LifeBook 2012 art class... With her paws and all - her technique isn't very good but she does like watching the class videos!

Hello to really missing home the last few days. ;-(

Hello to late night pinning on Pinterest and all the fun things you find on there... I just want to go carve an orange now!

Hello to Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice... my favorite tea and reminds me of Disney World.

What are you saying Hello to today? Link up with Lisa here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012



I woke up this morning thinking someone was in bed with me. Turns out I was only dreaming. The Bud, though, was right where she always is every morning... I had my laptop next to me all night on a little table so I got onto PhotoBooth and took our picture. Do you know how hard it is to get out of bed with a snuggly puppy cuddled next to you? It's hard. With or without a bad leg. ;-) I think her antibiotics are working, thankfully. It seems like she's feeling a little better - YAY - finally!

My leg is still killing me... I've been trying to stay put and stay in one place as best I can but it's proving to be difficult. I still can't put my whole foot down but came up with a one shoe on - one shoe off plan that helped me hop around a little better and get from place to place. I may have overdone it a little bit. I think it's time to go to bed now.

See you under the covers, Bud.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I really thought that I would get up today and everything would be magically ok! I was going to sleep in and get up to watch The Pioneer Woman's show...Instead, I woke up this morning and still couldn't put my heel down so I figured I had to do something! I trudged my way through all the snow to get to my car and hopped in and drove myself to MedExpress... I thought it was early enough that most of the sickos wouldn't be there yet. No such luck - there they were... kleenex boxes in hand and coughing all around! ;-) I finally went back and thought they would just tell me it was a sprain and good job with the R.I.C.E. and send me on my way. They said because of how the pain was and my history of recurrent miscarriages and clotting disorder they were worried there may be a blood clot and wouldn't discharge me. They told me to go to the emergency room immediately. So off I went to the ER..

I did get a room with a view of the nurse's station (always my mom's favorite!)

I was finally brought back for an ultrasound (yay for limited weekend schedules!)
PS - I'm glad I wore cute underwear! See, you never know.

Turns out, after all that, no DVT - just a torn calf muscle... All because the little pup was barking for her mama. You're a good little nurse, though, puppy dog. ;-)

Better than The (insensitive, arrogant, rude) Dad.

PPS - I'd like to run away from home - if I could.

Friday, January 13, 2012


RICE DAY - Rest Ice Compression Elevate
I was really hoping for a major snowfall... I wanted to be locked in the house for a few days. I know I can still make that happen sans snow but I wanted a real "snow day." With hot chocolate and snow suits. ;-(

I had plans to paint all day. I wanted to finish up my lesson and get ready for the next one on monday... I've been doing everything but... I do a lot of moving things from one place to another... I throw a couple things away here and there and then sit and try to come up with a plan.... then I discard the plan and just move things again... Then I go through photo albums and old stuff... I felt like I was getting somewhere today, though... all I wanted was to make some room so I could work somewhere uninterrupted. Then tonight... DOWN GOES JEANNINE.

I hurt my leg yesterday somehow - my calf has been bothering me overnight... I didn't really think anything of it, though. A few hours ago I was in the game room and came upstairs to bring some things to my room. I passed by The Dad and The Bud who were sound asleep on the couch. They didn't even hear me go by. I sat to check my email and a few minutes later I heard barking - it sounded far away... Here, the little pup must have gone downstairs (probably needing to pee) and couldn't find me. I could tell it was urgent so I went running down the steps and I felt something and swear I heard something POP. I felt like Nancy Kerrigan. ;-) I hopped to get her outside and by the time we came back in I could barely get up the steps. I don't know what to do... he doesn't seem too willing to take me to the ER and someone needs to be here for the bud so I think I have to wait it out until morning...

So now my snow day turned into a rice night.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I hate that phrase. So overused. So cliche. It's 1:30 am, though, and I have bath tubs on my mind and I just don't feel like thinking of a different title. ;-)

This has been a hell of a week... I'm kind of looking forward to Friday the 13th! I hope we get a "snowicane" like Alaska which I didn't even know about until today because I haven't had the tv or news on at all. I'm ready to hibernate.

It has been one thing after the next. The Lily Bud is one sick little pup...poor thing has been peeing in the house - even with constant potty breaks morning, noon and night. Hopefully these antibiotics will kick in soon. She wants to be held constantly the last couple days too. I'm not sure if she thinks she's a baby or thinks I'm a mama dog. It's like Mary had a little lamb... I'm ready to put her in a baby sling so I can multi-task a little better. She's doing ok with her eye drops though yesterday she went downstairs and walked straight into the laundry bushel. And she never seems to place where I am when I talk to her... I don't know how to explain it. Next stop veterinary ophthalmologist!

I had every intention for this to be my motto this year.
It was going to be the year of me - fuck everyone else. That didn't last very long. ;-) Actual, real life got in the way. Don't get me wrong... I do a good job of my version of SAP (study avoidance procedure) - replace study with anything you want... but I'm the one picking up the pieces of the aftermath that's created by everyone... So to make my life a little easier I have little choice but to intervene when necessary. It must be my controlling bitch instinct. I really thought I was doing well delegating some Glo stuff to a couple of her friends... there I was though, today, while sitting at lunch after an appointment for her, questioning her on how she thought it was remotely reasonable to write a check and pay Comcast $702.92 for her January bill. Long story!

Anyway, I think we are calling this day officially over... now that we are well into the next one. Snow started and the pup went potty...
Sleep tight.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012



Things from my past have been running through my mind at strange times... I think I mentioned it before... it's like a movie - my life flashing before my eyes in bits and pieces... random images in no order - just stuff. I'm fully awake (not in a dream state) and I assume that something subconsiously must trigger it... I've been trying to keep track. It happened today in the art store on Craig Street - which BTW I got carded in (kind of!) He asked me for my student ID. ;-) Anyway, I was standing there in front of the watercolor paper and was transported back to Uncle Eli's in State College which is a totally reasonable connection and a whole series of events flashed before me - some college related, some not. I know the little antique store in Hampton Roads or Portsmouth that we brought RoseBud in came to me and gathering all together for the family pictures at Menz in Wildwood. Just bits of moments...

Anyway, like I said yesterday, I found a bunch of stuff from my dorm room at Penn State in a closet here. Here's a picture of 113 Brumbaugh - from 1990.
How funny... The boom box and big (real) phone and lock on the desk drawer! I wonder if I staged that open book on the bed before I took the picture?

Want to know what's even funnier?

It's what I'm looking at now...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012



1. I feel really bad for this puppy dog. Is she ever going to get better? ;-(

2. I'm addicted to little baby flashlights. I'm calling them part of my emergency kits but it's getting out of hand. Someone stop me from buying every one I see.

3. Hmm. Just remembered this was a quote from the past. This was Tamara's offering for our Week 2 rainbow pin board for LifeBook.

4 ;-)

5. Every time I go to wal-mart I feel like I'm in florida... all the spanish written products and new things. I'm not a cereal person but have you seen the dulche de leche cheerios and chocolate frosted flakes?

6. Have you ever seen this picture of Zach Galifianakis in a woman's bathing suit?
Now you have. You're welcome. Or I'm sorry. ;-)

7. I watched a really good show on the History Channel. It was called Abandoned. These guys go into abandoned places and salvage what they can. History about the building flashes on the screen. It was like a nostalgic "life after people" show. I can't seem to find any info on it. The one I saw was on the Scranton Lace Factory.

8. Speaking of tv... Apparently two of The Dad's favorite shows are Mob Wives on VH1 and Ridiculousness on MTV. I shouldn't be surprised - I had to close his bedroom door the other night because he was laughing so much watching one of the Jackass movies. ;-)

9. I was cleaning out a closet last week and found all the posters and things I had in my dorm room.

10. Hey, Puglet... If things don't work out between you and Jenny the Pug - Lily is a good catch!! ;-) Check out one of our favorite pugs adorable videos... They are under "MORE OF MY STUFF" on his blog. And support his mama's kickstarter here.