Sunday, April 16, 2006

Les Peeps





Finished my chicks yesterday!
Followed the instructions on this page:
http://www.maizehutton.com/pompompeeps.html
(I used store bought pom poms, though). It didn't take much more than an hour. Just the perfect project for somebody with a short attention span!

Happy Easter to all

Yay, Easter Sunday! We went to Le Peep for breakfast (Coffee with Vanilla & Cinnamon, Swedish Pancakes, Eggs Benedict Florentine, Ginseng Smoothie, hmm!)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Four Things

Four jobs I've had:
  • Ice cream vendor
  • Hotel maid
  • Prep chef ;-)
  • Secretary
Four movies I could watch over and over:
  • Three Wishes for Cinderella
  • Anne Of Green Gables
  • Fargo
  • Spirited Away

Four places I've lived:

  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • London, England
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Chicago, Illinois

Four TV shows I love:

  • Scrubs
  • Medium
  • My Name is Earl
  • The Office

Four favourite places I've vacationed:

  • Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Portland region, Oregon
  • Devon, England
  • Baltic Coast, Germany

Four of my favourite dishes:

  • Pad Thai
  • Potato Latkes
  • Curry Chicken
  • Edamame Salad

Four sites I visit daily

  • Google
  • n-tv
  • Craftster
  • Pandora

Four places I'd rather be right now

  • At home on my sofa
  • Anywhere subtropical
  • In a forest, walking with my Sweetie
  • At our future McMansion ;-)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bic Runga - Get Some Sleep

(Hey, they just played that at Kohl's - that's one happening place there...)

Das Alte Land

I just followed some links and got an instant little pang of homesickness:

http://www.3meilenvorhamburg.de/bildergalerie.php
















This is the "Alte Land" near Hamburg (Germany), the largest fruit growing area in Europe. It's also quite touristy; you can ride your bike, do guided tours, visit country inns etc.

Funny stuff

http://www.stuffonmycat.com/
a site where people can send in photos of, quite literally, stuff on their cat. Duh!

http://www.youtube.com/browse
the "top favorites" are pretty good

http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/go_fug_yourself/
hehe. who needs People magazine?

http://www.meankitty.com/
got one of my own right here!

http://automatedredemption.com/flavorcountry/dogblog/
This guy walks around San Francisco taking pictures of random doggies. The comments are delightful: "With just his eyes and nothing else, this dude attempted to negotiate with me the purchase of an eighteen-foot-tall powered-armor robot battle suit, for purposes unspecified. He seemed unfazed that such a thing did not actually exist. Sometimes it's good that dachshunds don't get any bigger than they do."

Yeah, I know I'm too old for those...

But, good Lord, if this isn't the most adorable thing you've ever seen! And with a bow tie!
http://pieknits.blogspot.com/2006/04/skullicious.html

So, I've made some windowcolor bunnies. Instant gratification! And I pseudo-decorated for Easter (vase, 3 sticklike twigs [no buds yet, spring being just around the corner], and orange striped eggs from IKEA).

The bright orange "Flip Flop Piece of Happiness" (or: Electroflower, as William calls it) has arrived from Ebay and it is tiny and delightful! Now, of course, I'm thinking how much more delightful it would be if there were at least 2 more, softly bobbing their leaves in the sunshine...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Little blue dude















I just found this little guy on Craftster. Isn't he the cutest EVER! I don't know whether he's supposed to be a monster or a cat, but hey, there's not that much of a difference sometimes, is there (I bear the scars to prove it). Must buy FELT and try it out!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Things to do on a Saturday in the suburbs

Today's fun, fun, fun event:

Drive-by-booking: The act of donating books to the local library by throwing them out of the driving car.
(ok, we actually stopped and shlepped the boxes to the elevator!)

Sam's Club gave out one-day visitor passes for today. Now we are the proud owners of six boxes of cereal, ten pounds of frozen meatballs and two dozen sausages with spinach and cheese. Paar-TAY!!

Conversation this morning *me fiddling around with the toaster - which is being somewhat hesitant spitting out the English muffins*:
"Honey, stop playing around with the toaster!"
"Actually, I'm just trying to kill it!"
Aaahaaha. The fun we have.