Sunday, May 20, 2012

For Berlyn

Saturday, November 5, 2011


This article is amazing. I loved it. I cried. Read it.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wedding Day of the Dead

Happy Halloween!

This is one of my favorite days of the year! I'll most likely eat way too much candy. Here's a little project I've been working on inspired by two of the best things in the world. Halloween and weddings.

That's my mom's wedding dress. My grandmother made it. Isn't it gorgeous??

What fun Halloween traditions does your family have?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Family Portrait

Have you ever visited this magical place??

It's pretty much one of the best ideas anyone's had. At least since peanut butter M&M's. Look how ours turned out!

This is going to have its own very special section of wall space. 

Yep, you should get one of your own. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lonely and Hunting Spiders

It's Awkward and Awesome Thursday! I haven't done this for a while. But there's not much to do around here tonight.

- Braden is gone for the weekend on the Davis family vacation. Yes, I am a Davis. No, I didn't go with. I have a new job, see. I'm still in training. This isn't so much awkward as sad. I'm lonely without my love. At least Bandit is here to keep me company.
- Speaking of Bandit, have you seen the way that dude sleeps? Observe:

That can't possibly be comfortable.
- The pawprints on those pictures. It's to maintain modesty. But it's pretty awkward.
- The incident that occurred a mere 20 minutes after husbandman left for the weekend. It involved a spider, the TV keychain mentioned in this post, a shoe and a glass of water. It ended with a bruise on my hip and a soaking wet dog. Somehow, the spider is still roaming freely about my apartment.
- Clipping my toenails. Awkward position, where to put them?, awkward crotch exposure, just...awkward. Does anyone else feel this way about this project?
- When you go to a bathroom in a public place alone and the toilet paper is empty.
- I wonder if Owl City has ever actually thought about getting a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs. That would be completely terrifying!
- Love handles. Why are they called that? My feelings toward them have nothing to do with love.

- The person who decided to print the tag on the inside of t-shirts. Finally the itching has stopped!
- I saw a big, scary-looking guy buying kitten food today. Never again will I judge a book by its cover.
- Self checkout. Sometimes it's nice to avoid awkward conversations with the cashiers. Times like when you're buying feminine stuff. Or itch cream.
- I typed this sentence using only my toes and a hairbrush.
- Costco samples. Aka free lunch for poor college students.
- I figured out a cure for depression. A place where you can go and play with hundreds and hundreds of puppies.
- A friend of mine from work used to be a singer on a cruise ship. He decided to start singing "My Heart Will Go On" to end his set. On a big ship. Brilliant choice, no?

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

I'll be here. Lonely and hunting spiders.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Working Girl

Show of hands, how many of you thought of this:

Ahhh, shoulder pads. Wherefore art thou?

Soooooo... I got a new job! Finally! Never before has job hunting caused me so much angst. But the terrible reign of frustration from living off of one paycheck has come to an end!

So far I'm really liking my new job. It's a 9 to 5 which is just what I wanted. I have actual weekends now! WEEKENDS! Do you know what that means?? Well neither do I, but I'm gonna find out!

My new job is with Myriad Genetics. They are awesome. For real. What they do is kinda complex, but essentially they help in the fight against cancer. And they save lives. It's pretty cool, man. If you want to know more, look here.

Wanna know something awesome?

I have my own office! BAM! It's mine cause it has my name on it.

Actually, I share it with one other person, but I have tons of my own space. Heaven.

Wanna know something else awesome?

Here's my key. It really is my office. Cause I can get in and everything. And my name's on it. Sidenote: That is a TV on my keychain. It's creepy. The button makes it go static like on the Ring. I bump it in my purse all the time and scare myself (which is not hard to do). I'm not sure why I keep it.

This is a picture of a blank wall. It's next to my computer. Actually, I have two of these since I have two computers. It's double the productivity, double the fun. We work hard 'round here.

I need to put something up to cover the blankness. Something happy/lovely/awesome/any combination thereof. Any ideas/ suggestions? This is new to me. How do you decorate your office space?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Baby Sister has a Birthday!

Ok, so she's not a baby. She was turning 22. Oh, and this was almost 3 months ago. That's how behind I am on blogging. But her party is definitely worth mentioning because it involved go karts, gorilla masks and giant ice cream cones. And Lord Voldemort. Really, my friends, does it get any better than that?

Here are the invites. Well, the back. I forgot to take a picture of the front. Fail.

We had a campout. Thus the smores stuff. I felt that needed further clarification.

 That's her. She fine. We share the same genes. And that's my finger. Not the bad one though.

Just us cousins bein' cute.

Next we had a treasure hunt. Just a lil' old FREAKING AMAZING-RACE style treasure hunt made by yours truly. I even made up the poems. Me and Google Poems. Ok, so that's not a real thing; but it did sound like something Google would have. Did I just successfully use a semicolon?

The hunters had to answer a bunch of riddles and complete challenges to move on to the next clue. This one was a personal favorite:

The hunters were completely at my mercy as they headed to Boondocks to find their tickets under the name Lord Voldemort. They got some strange looks asking for them. That was the idea. 

What is a Kong cone, you ask? Here, let me show you: 


Oh yeah. This is real life.

The aforementioned photo op required the following prop (there I go again with the rhyming; you can't stop it):

Seriously, you can't put a price on this sort of entertainment.
We finished off the evening with a campfire. Naturally. Only I had a really hard time finding a fire pit. Naturally. So...

We used an old wheelbarrow.


I am related to the greatest people in the world.