A few months ago, I joined Post Crossing and have received some interesting and entertaining postcards from around the world. The one pictured is probably the best one I've gotten so far. It is from Finland and came in a cute envelope (with an equally adorable stamp), a lovely art card given to her by the artist, and most excitingly, a sample of her favorite tea! I've never had Russian Earl Grey so I'm pretty excited. She suggested drinking it with a spoonful of honey. I think that is how I will enjoy it. =D
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Ok, I don't know what the deal with color-themed posts is but I am kind of enjoying it.
This is something I did a while ago and mentioned in my private blog. I wanted to get a better photo of it and post it here...so I did! I had an old Snow White poster that I wanted to keep but didn't particularly want the giant, somewhat stained and discolored thing up on my wall. So instead I got 4 cheapy clip frames from Hobby Lobby and cut out 4 abstract vignettes from the poster. It's a nice solution for something that I wanted to keep but was too gargantuan to have in its original state.
And what, you ask, do these leetle yellow flags indicate? Why, it marks the officious beginning of our street construction, that's what! For everyone who has ever been to my house, you will understand and appreciate just how exciting this event is. Our road is down to the DIRT in some spots and is impossible to drive down without something falling off of your car. After YEARS of being told our neighborhood was next, the time has finally arrived. OK, I know it's not something I've done but bear with me, this is exciting stuff.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Part of a lunch I packed earlier this week. I got a fun lunchbox with different compartments. Kind of like a bento box? I wish. Along with my soba and sauce I packed some kumquats, little carrots, and a mini Babybel cheese wheel. Cheddar, of course.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
After I had my Intuos for a couple weeks I realized that having it sit in the open on my desk would greatly encourage dust and other yuckies to form on top of it or in the cracks. I knew I could buy a case for $20 but what fun is that?
I am definitely not a seamstress by any means and my measuring was a bit off. But I used some buttons that were lying around and made loops to fasten it down when I'm not using the tablet. Other than it being too short, I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.
The bottom has a cardboard base which is lined with batting as well as the top flap. My original plan involved a zipper, handles, and having the buttons on the inside to secure it open, but plans change and this works just fine for me.
Friday, May 9, 2008
I suck so bad at updating this. Since starting the new job I've been on a way different schedule that I've ever been on before. I'm having a hard time balancing everything I did when I was unemployed while getting enough rest to make it through the day. Unfortunately some things have had to take a back seat. I probably didn't start this blog at a very good time in my life, but to be honest, I had no expectation of having a job any time soon.
Onto the things!! One thing I like to do is just happen upon a situation to photograph and immediately be able to run out the door and shoot it. Yesterday evening was one such occasion. I love photographing flowers and we've had these bleeding hearts I've been trying to capture for a long time. But it was never quite right. Until sunset.
On a completely different note, I've been totally digging Pandora at the office. I tried regular streaming radio (9FM) but it seriously got on my nerves after a while. I highly recommend Pandora, though. I have already written down close to 15 bands that I did not know about and fell in love with from this week alone!
OK that is enough for now, Blogosphere. Be expecting photos of projects and yumminess from this past week over the next few days!