Saturday, December 5, 2009

Swimming in Australia

Found this photo on The Satorialist blog yesterday, and now I just HAVE to make it to Australia some day and swim in this pool.

Friday, December 4, 2009

sees things pretty

I am so weird. I love this photo I took of the clipping tray from a GBC binder.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I just finished reading a book, "Landfall" that was written in 1953. I was amazed at what a strong business woman the main character was for that time. I thought that Candace Brunshell's books were so popular because they portrayed Manhattan women in a way they had never been before, but here, 50 years earlier is a portrayal, that rivals the strong characters in Brunshell's novels and whose storyline seems to be the basis for the plot of the second season of Burnshell's TV adaptation of Lipstick Jungle.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Address Stamp

For a wedding gift, a friend gave us a cool address stamp from three designing women. What a great idea! It is most definately something that we didn't have because it has our shared name. And I love the designs. We picked (because our firend is cool and let us pick) the one on the bottom left, but I think the bottom right is nice too. Check them out at They even sent us a proof on request.

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just a wall from a vacation

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


went and saw an old barn today

Monday, May 11, 2009

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daily photo thing not working at about I post daily photos as remembered?

Keep Calm!

Trying to decide if I want to post this on the wall behind an eclectic collection of photos and posters...some would have to be in float frames so you could see it through, but this could be just what I need to keep the collection from going on the wall in too much of a linear pattern (just a box). I think I will get it in matte white so it will match the trip in my office.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Like I need more t-shirts!

But I do! I wear the same ones for running around all the time! I was directed to designs by humans. Anyone can send in a t-shirt design, and if it gets enough votes it is printed and people can order it. Because of some of the designs positions on the shirts, they aren't too cheap when considering they are t-shirts, no matter how cool they are, by they have a Serendipitee option, where you pick the size and for $10, plus shipping, they will send you any t-shirt they choose. Could be dangerous, but could get a totally cool suprise. I am anxiously awaiting my shipment to see what they sent me!

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oops. missed yesterday. this daily photo is from a b&w film class I took a couple of years ago. My co-worker took it, but I directed it...does it still count as mine. I count it as a self portrait. I love the crack down the middle of my shadow.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

online calligraphy lessons!

cool. I want to try it!

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mundane day at the office photo

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

travels to San Angelo, TX

We have to go to San Angelo for a wedding next weekend. I checked my usual places to find a place to stay the night, and no dice. There were reviews that listed things like, "maid watching my tv when I came in," "itchy blanket," "had to park in a dark alley to get to my room." The bad reviews went on and on. (I got sick to my stomach reading them.) So, I ventured in to the realm of the bed and breakfast. We've never done the B&B scene. Usually they are more expensive and the idea of sleeping in a stranger's home always kind of weirded me out. (I really enjoyed watching King of Queens and they had a really awkward B&B experience. Sure, I learn all my life lessons from sitcoms.) But the place we are staying isn't technically someone's is refurbished chicken coops. No lie. It looks pretty good and a lot better than the other options. I'll let you know how it goes.


Deborah pointed me to a great website called Shopstyle. It lets you browse for any clothing item by color, size, or price range, then sends you to the site where you can buy what you like! Very helpful. And it lets you find things at stores you wouldn't normally look at.

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got some weird boxes in today

Monday, May 4, 2009


I hope that the next time we plan a vacation we can find a place to stay using Tablet Hotels website. It lists boutique hotels and some of them are a great deal.


I am really enjoying the book that my Deborah, gave me for my birthday. It is the annotated Pride and Prejudice, annotated by David M. Shapard. For the entire book, the left page is the novel and the right page is all notes. There are four notes about the cover itself!

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The sun came out this morning. But it is gone again.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


enjoying V for Vendetta again

cows are lazy

went to the ranch today and there were cows in the front pasture instead of horses. They are so oddly arranged - like there is just one with a mirror at its rear end.

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went to the flower market yesterday and got these.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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Had lunch with Scott and Amanda at an Indian Buffet.

fire king jade-ite

I love Fire King Jade-ite. I already have some mixing bowls, that I use as serving bowls, salad plates and oatmeal bowls, that I use as dessert plates/bowls. I don't want a whole set of Jade-ite; I just want to use it as accents on the table. So, the question is, do I need a serving platter, or do I already have enough "accents" on the table?

Friday, May 1, 2009

daily photo 5-1-09

So, my declaration that the photos had to be taken the day of the post won't last long, I believe. I took several photos today that may be good for a mundane day at the office. And I would exclude the possibility of posting any film shots due to processing time. So, I will post a photo a day and leave it at that. I still need to up my picture taking time.

I put alot of pressure on myself today, cause who wants to start out a blog with a lame photo. But I love the lines of this mix master, and several others around home...they are just beautiful to me. When they aren't loaded done with traffic. The camera kind of dumbed out on me and didn't open all the way, but I thing it adds to the composition a bit here. (I did take this photo today, as I had not yet made the decision to lift the "must take daily photo on that day" expectation.) This was on the way home. I stuck the camera out of the sun roof. I have to practice those shots a bit more, as I kept taking pictures of the top of my car.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

following great examples

I'd like to follow the lead of other blogs that I have seen in an attempt to keep me on top of my game creatively and to collect things that inspire me. Examples are:
• add a photo daily. I must have taken the photo that day.
• pretty things I see online, whether it be clothes, decor, organization
or random images
• vacation ideas
• healthy eating and exercise ideas