Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I'm supposed to write 5 things about myself. And since I've done this before, I decided to make this an interactive list, a quiz, so to speak, for your interactive pleasure, just to see how well my readers know me. Let's see how well you do. Here we go.
Question 1: Which of the following text messages did I actually receive?
a. I'm thinking about getting a puppy
b. What would you say if I said I got a tattoo
c. Can I vacuum glass
d. All of the above; (maybe I should change my number)
e. None of the above; (why would I give my kids my phone number)
Question 2: Which of the following is true about me?
a. I once accidentally set my aunt's bathroom on fire
b. I have a strong aversion to buttons
c. I wash my hands about a million times a day
d. All of the above; (umm. . . Dr. Phil please)
e. None of the above; (I'm really Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way)
Question 3: How have I won friends and influenced people?
a. I went to college with Michael Stipe
b. I went to church with Minnie Pearl
c. My son once caddied for Samuel L. Jackson
d. All of the above; (I'm a shameless name-dropper)
c. None of the above; (who the heck is Michael Stipe?)
Question 4: Which of these statements best describes my driving skills?
a. I once backed into my dad's car and blamed him for parking behind me
b. I backed into the only pole in a parking lot while learning to drive (and blamed the pole for being behind me.)
c. I avoid parallel parking like the plague, even if it means parking a mile away
d. All of above; (you probably don't want to be anywhere near me in a car or parking lot)
e. None of the above; (I ride the bus)
Question 5: Anything else about me you should know?
a. Once I rescued a baby owl from a building (which was being demolished) and named him Bird Reynolds (until I found out it was illegal to rescue wildlife, and the wildlife agency came and took him away--I really didn't mind; I wasn't too keen on stalking and catching prey for Bird anyway. The agency left the kids, however.)
b. I was miffed in 1980 when Prince Charles decided to get married without even giving me a chance
c. I've spent way too much time writing this post and should probably get back to work.
d. All of the above; (I need to get a life)
e. None of the above; (I need to get a life)
And if you're reading this, then you must run slower than I do, so. . . . You're "It."
[Addendum: In case you're wondering, all the answers are "d". ]
And, if you're interested Nancy Malay is having a giveaway!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So I'd like to pass along the Nice Matters Award to others who may or may not own a pink Dyson vacuum cleaner. The first nominee is Debbie at In the Onion Patch. She makes the sweetest little mice! You've gotta check them out on her blog. And, she's really nice.
And the second nominee is Bebe at Peaches and Dreams, a fellow Georgia gal. She often features posts about artists and museums, or other interesting tidbits; and she happens to be super nice too.
[Okay, I'll come clean :-) All the duct tape in the world couldn't have fixed our old vac, so my dearest bought a new one a couple of weeks ago. Alas, it's just a plain, drab, boring ole beige. But I'm off to find pink duct tape.]
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
I've been busy this week painting a nursery (with giant pink polka dots!) for a friend, but had a minute to share (i.e. brag about :-) something my daughter made. I just loved this little horse print from a "woodcut" she did in art class recently. She carved her design onto a thin piece of foam rubber, then made several prints. I might give it a try myself.
[Addendum: And be sure to check Suzanne's blog--she's having a give away.]
Update January 19: Here's the wall which I finished today--You can't really tell how it relates to the rest of the room, but the colors and style coordinate with her bedding, etc. Each dot took about 4 coats of paint to cover the chocolate background. Baby "R" is due on Monday, so we finished in just the nick of time.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Recently I came upon a little link and thought it was kinda fun. It ranks your blog's readability, and somehow it ranked mine as College Level (Undergraduate). I thought I might try scanning and posting a page or two out of my daughter's Calculus book just to see if that might boost my blog's level a notch or two. [Note: I guess it doesn't rank the blog author's technological competency level, because I tried 8 times to load the link they provided with my "grade" and failed every time. That probably puts me with the pre-schoolers. At least I passed the "Draw Me" test on the front of a matchbook cover.]
[P.S. I've been tossing a few ideas around in my head for a couple of swaps. Hope all that tossing around hasn't loosened something up or broken anything--I probably need to hang on to every brain cell that's left. :-) I'll be posting some pics soon (of my ideas, not my brain!), hopefully. And I'm having a SALE at my website.]
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Anyway, again, to return to my original story. . . as I gradually moved from that blissful state of deep slumber, to that foggy state of semi-consciousness, and then to that startled "I shouldn't have watched that horror movie last night" state of wakefulness, there, about an inch from my nose, sat a motionless orange cat staring at me. After I peeled myself off the ceiling it was time to start another day. "Get up girls. Sorry for that ear-piercing screech. No, Dad didn't let another bat into the house. Just Friendly." Off to school, and then on to my first cup of coffee and my daily dose of blog-land, only to find out that my dear friend Blondie has sent me a very kind award. Apparently I am one of her "Daily Doses"-I was so surprised. Such a wonderful way to break the monotony of our boring life here in Georgia.
I really didn't have a speech prepared, but I would like to thank dear Blondie, the others who stop in to read and comment, my kids, my dear husband, of course dear Friendly, my cleaner, my hairdresser, all the people in wardrobe and make up, my producer, my agent, the writers. . . . music playing louder as I drone on and on and on . . . . oh wait, just trying to compensate for the cancelled Golden Globes.
Honestly, and seriously, I was really touched by Blondie awarding me one of her Daily Doses. She really is a kindred spirit, and I read her blog daily too! Thanks so much, dear, dear Blondie.
Here's the story behind the award.
"This little award is called The Daily Dose - and here is all the important info to tell you what it is about and where it came from. This is a tribute to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog". From Xandra: creator, The Daily Dose Award.
I'd like to pass along the award to. . . .music playing louder and louder while I drone on and on and on. . .
Guess I'll post those later.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
"No! We must refuse that offer, lady. . . it is clearly unreasonable."
"How about $4999, then?"
(Note: We took said daughter back to college yesterday, and I miss her already. We got her settled into her dorm room, purchased her textbooks, and had time to grab a bite to eat before making the lonely trip home. Thank goodness for cell phones, because we were just out of the worst of Atlanta traffic--and my eyes were just about dry--when my phone rang. "Your books are in the backseat of our car? Yes, I know that you will probably need them for class. Great, I guess we'll be seeing you again in about 3o minutes." Another hug good-bye, and then we were back on the road, needing a few more tissues. Seems like yesterday I was taking her to kindergarten.)