owie (ow-wii)

12 01 2009

had lunch with rachel today, rachel-who-loves-all-things-horses rachel.  finally unloaded an extremely high art mini quilt i made for her YEARS ago.  if you knew rachel like i know rachel, the resemblance is quite uncanny.  especially the mouth.mini-quilt-for-rachel_edited1


lunch was edamame, sushi and hot sake.  rach opted for the mangotini.dscf0300_edited1

after lunch i made rachel teach me this “wii” thing so i could remain current with seemingly EVERYONE who is wii bowling.  and so i wii bowled.  i wii tennised.  i wii golfed.  i wii baseballed.  i am very (vewii) sore.  my body is KILLING me, and by body, i mean ass.  thankfully, rachel also owns a shiatsu heated massage chair pad which i sat against for 40+ minutes.   did wonders for the back, nothing for the backside.  oh tomorrow.  i fear for my hind quarters tomorrow.

anyone catch my boyfriend, ricky gervais, presenting at the golden globes last night?  he is the funniest man on the planet.  and he was robbed, robbed i say, in not getting more accolades for his movie “ghost town,” my fav movie of 2008.  catch him here.   i love seeing kate capshaw laughing her brains out.  and brad pitt’s duh-face speaks volumes.  what an idiot.


holy windy

30 12 2008

aye yie yie, was it ever windy out today!  and when you combine gale force winds with garbage day….

i took back roads to get to a  movie theater today and empty garbage cans were coming at me from the left and empty recyling bins were coming at me from the right.   and then just throw in a few tree branches to make things interesting.  it was a garbage can slalom.  honestly, i saw a recycling bin flying down the road at warp speed.  craziness.

filled up an empty water bottle with champagne and packed up my veggie chips and hit an afternoon matinee of “doubt.”  i’m the classiest gal i know.  the following story is no lie.  yesterday’s movie going experience was perfect.  and we all know i can’t have perfection 2 days in a row.  today, i am ALL ALONE in a row of 4, no-one in front of me, no-one behind me, i’ve taken the 2nd seat in.  the previews are done, the movie has just started when this HUGE shadow looms right next to me and proceeds to walk right into me.  just plowed right into my legs.  i’m all, “HELLO?!?!” 

     “oops, sorry, i didn’t see you.” 

so, turns out it’s two HUGE women.  they opt to sit in the empty row directly behind me.   and the other woman bops me in the back of the head while she’s sitting down.   i may have gotten a neck adjustment.   i let slip a loud “jeezus,” which seemed appropriate for the movie.   

     “oops, sorry ’bout that.” 

then they started talking and eating and chewing to the point where i thought i would kill them, but instead i just gathered up my champagne and chips and blanket and hat and pocketbook and made my way clear across the theater, completely isolated from anyone.  and i was able to relax and enjoy my movie in PEACE AND QUIET AND SAFE FROM HARM’S WAY.   the movie is good stuff.  and that’s all i’m saying.  everyone will get an oscar nomination (and yes, i know, it’s been said a million times already.)  but they will.  i’m jinxing myself, but i love it when i see 2 good movies in a row. 

heard an old lyle lovett song on the radio today as i was dodging the garbage cans and recycling bins and tree branches which has prompted me to post this photo of a handmade xmas tree ornament i made of lyle lovett from a shell i found in the hamptons, dahling.  enjoy.dscf0266

in honor of winter

28 12 2008


end of work week, phew.

19 10 2008

i do love my sunday nights.  and not just because it’s “mad men” night.  but because it’s my “friday.”  that oh-so-good, peace-of-mind, relaxed state my body transforms into.  and i won’t post a photo of don draper again, ok, maybe i will.  but in addition, here’s a photo of another gooseneck lamp to pay homage to the show where the gooseneck lamp is KING.

   "You haven't seen Kim around, have you?"“You haven’t seen Kim around, have you?”


and funny thing, i DID buy a powerball ticket and won 12 bucks.  won’t get me my dream house, but it’s a start.

in honor of fall…

9 10 2008

an oldie but goodie.


18 09 2008

ford, sometimes you bring me down. really really down.  and then, ford, sometimes you can bring a little smile to my face.  as in this cute itty-bitty teeny tiny vintage drinking glass.  it was a toss-up at first.  i saw it while thrifting and immediately wanted to hurl it across the store and shatter it into a million pieces (due to the hit my bank account suffered from my ford’s recent trip to the ford doctor.)  but then again, it was 29¢ and there’s no need for angry outbursts in my fav thrift store.  and my evening cocktail always tastes a smidge bettah’ in an old enamel painted glass.  but to top it all off, i even netted (yet another) vintage cocktail shaker for $3.  just delightful. 


a handsome pair, huh?  ok well, not really, the glass is so short and the shaker is so tall, it’s oddly disproportionate, really. scratch that.  NOT a handsome pair, but 2 handsome bargains.                           

p.s. who’s jelly of my mauve countertop?


9 09 2008
chair before

chair before

well, here’s a chair i picked up for dirt cheapo.  and with a little help from some lotta jansdotter fabric, she’s become a whole lotta fun.  *voilà* 

chair after

chair after