Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
The blogger behind it, Jessica Jones, has incredible taste and talent. She’s a graphic designer and great DIY-er (if that’s not a real word, it is now). Anyways, the blog isn’t just about the color orange. In fact, the majority isn’t (okay, so it kind of is). It’s mostly about ways to make your house/apartment/domicile the most awesome place it can be. Almost all the “projects” (that’s the less gay way to say “crafts”) are low budget and highly awesome. You don’t have to be an expert at anything to make said projects either. You just have to have enough sense to realize what she does is really cool.
I really dig it because she mixes in graphic design stuff (which I’m into) with really cool projects (which I’m also into) with other random thought. Go check it out!
Disclaimer: I am totally straight. So I like what some may call “crafty things”…sue me. I like doing projects, not crafts. PROJECTS. Just remember when you laugh at me, my house will be way cooler than your house someday. Read THIS post form the blog. She feels the same way, which makes her even cooler.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Yes, now your child can harass their friends as they make them empty their pockets and send their shoes through the scanner. Got a laptop or calculator? Better remove it form the case and set it in the grey bins (note: grey bins not included). Think of the fun your kids will have weeding out potential terrorists and keeping your house safe. Today it’s your house, tomorrow…Sky Harbor! Order yours today!!
Why would anyone ever make something like this for children, you ask? I quote from the website, “Scan It® is an educational and creative play toy that helps children become acclimated with airport and public spaces security. The device is both a fun toy and an educational tool.” “This unique toy/teaching aid provides ample amounts of healthy fun along with education and awareness of the security measures that people face in real life. A fun and educational booklet is also available upon request along with other online resources at OperationCheckpoint.com. Additional projects and education on airport and public spaces security is also available at OperationCheckpoint.com.”
Do kids really need to be acclimated to airport security? No. Should they be aware of what will happen at the airport IF they go? Absolutely. Does the world need a toy that simulates airport security? Probably not. The last place I would want even a glimmer of airport security would be in my own house. “Welcome home honey, now put your shoes and briefcase on the scanner!”.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Pretty awesome, huh? For those unfortunate people who don't know who this is, it's Yoda, in all his mini-glory. I found the pattern for his body online and I pretty much made up the rest. I totally made him a little backpack to put his little book in. The book says, "Love you, I do" but you have to say it in a Yoda voice for the magic to really work.
Friday, February 15, 2008
i got bottlecaps at work yesterday for Valentimes
Holly: I got sick
me: i like mine better
Holly: me too
you can get a fat box of bottlecaps at walmart for 88 cent
i had one
me: i know
then i would be sick
Holly: you don't eat them all at once
you savor them
except the red ones
throw those out
me: i really have no self-control with candy like that
it's kinda sad really
Holly: yeah, that is sad
i'm the same way with sugar snap peas
i have no ocntrol
some douche left a bag of chocolate tied to our door yesterday
a house full of girls doesn't need that
he's done it before though
me: i just ate a red bottlecap
they don't totally suck
they are just the worst out of all the bottlecap flavors
Holly: yeah and in the bottlecap world that means you suck
me: scratch that...orange is the worst
Holly: no, red is totally the worst
me: tastes like nasty medicine that's trying to taste good
Holly: the red or the orange?
that's why they are more worser than red
Red is actually trying to be candy. Orange doesn't care if it tastes like crap. He knows weird people are into that sort of thing
Holly: Red is not trying to be candy
what pop do you know that tastes like that bottlecap?
it's an imposter
me: it's more of a Kool Aid flavor
Holly: orange is trying to be all the orange it can be
don't knock it
me: it sucks at it
Holly: red is just pure suckfaceness
are we really having this convo?
I love it
me: i'm totally posting this on the blog
Holly: do it!!
red doesn't even come close to Kool Aid
unless you're eating it straight out of the package with no sugar
'cause that sucks too
me: that's kinda what it's like. It's like that cloud of red dust that attacks you nostrils when you dump it into an empty pitcher
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Did you hear Superstition Springs mall is getting a 2-level merry-go-round?
Sadface on my face.
I will pretty much never be able to give up soda. Ever. I like it to much. I wouldn't say I'm "addicted", I can stop whenever I want! Okay, that's a huge lie. I could never do that. Reason being is the alternatives have limits. Water is good but it has no flavor and is totally boring. Juice is good, and sometimes even good for you, but can get expensive. But POP!! Pop is cheap and delicious and in no way good for you. Put all the vitamins you want in it, Coke, it's still bad for you.
My soda Mecca, if you will, lies in Scottsdale. It's called Pop the Soda Shop and it is a beauty to behold. Different sodas from all around the country and the world. It looks like about 800 sq. ft. of wall to wall liquid goodness. They even have some that claim to be good for you but I generally steer clear of those and go straight for the good stuff. I found, what I think, is one of the best root beers I've ever had. It goes by the name of Capt. Eli's. It's a very refreshing root beer flavor, not too sweet with a little bite to it. What I really like about it is that there is a hint of wintergreen that works wonders with the overall flavors. I highly suggest you try one...or six. If you don't like it, you are crazy.
You really cant go wrong with too much at Pop. The staff is pretty knowledgeable (some more than others) and the prices are great for trying new things. There's not too much that's over a dollar a bottle.
Here's a few suggestions if you go:
Capt. Eli's Root Beer
Boylan's Cane Cola (or anything Boylan's)
Henry Weinhard's (any flavor)
Dublin Dr. Pepper
Hank's Vanilla Cream Soda
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
After Brooklyn finished her dinner and drank all her milk, she was wondering what to do with her cup. Of course, put it in the sink where it belongs didn't cross her mind. But sucking it to her face seemed like a good enough idea. We though it was too since we grabbed a camera and made her do it some more.
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
My life basically consists of many things. (Does that even make sense?) Brooklyn, Mike, work, Mary Kay, choir, girl's nights out, books, church, some tv, and on occation sleep. I'll try to keep everyone updated on things going on with me and funny thoughts I might have. (I have some every once and a while) We'll keep you in touch with Brooklyn too with all the funny things she does and says. I swear, it's better than having a puppy. Until next time . . .