Thursday, May 9, 2013
May used to be about springtime and flowers...although April kind of took credit for the flowers by way of showers, but in these modern times dancing around the Maypole has taken on new meaning. May is now 'masturbation awareness month' and this week specifically is 'clitoris awareness week'.
Whew. The festivities naturally have been off the charts! Here it is Thurs and clitoris week is winding down... I'm sure going to miss seeing these t-shirts everywhere -
All the clitoris parades and souvenirs... the crowning 'Miss Clitoris' gala. It's been spectacular. Luckily we still have the rest of the month to explore and debate 'masturbation month'.
Newsweek has it right! Nothing says America better than Masturbation. It does make one proud!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
prettyluckygirl 4 Nov
So many new-fangled salutations - merry joy cheer! Happy season tidings!
Lovepeace and shopping Yuletides !
Celebrities that confuse me:
One Tree Hill
Jon Stewart's sexuality #prettyluckygirl
Bands that really need to go away:
Maybe another one
Twitter must be a symptom of a fear based mass neuroses. Sparked by insecurity and paranoia. Methinks.
Axel Rose wishes he were Charlie Sheen.
Man, I haven't had a 120 character thought in 18 days. Is that good or bad? (47 characters left) (so close) (just 13 more)
I still think 'scrambles the death dealer' would have been a better name than
Credit : Nathan Explosion
My pithy one liners are going to have to find a new outlet. I have just kind of had it with all this witty banter on Twitter. It almost brings the worst out in people. Either they start to believe that every little sound bite that passes through the vast desolate space between their ears, is a gem to be shared with the world, or like me, they begin to get harsh.
This was of course written at Christmastime. Just a bit sour, I think. People also feel the need to voice their opinion about every little news item. I even managed to have an opinion regarding several tv personalities.
This was Jan '11. Apparently the time Jon Stewart made gay marriage rights his sole mission in life. There's no way he or any of his writers read that so what was my objective?
( Speaking of celebrities and twitter, this youtube video says it all! Must watch! click)
Obviously Coldplay was getting on my nerves Jan '11. But why did I need to voice that opinion?
I even answered my own question 2 years ago. But that didn't stop me.
I wrote this during Charlie Sheen's "winning" period. It may be true but c'mon... how do I know what Axel is wishing. I was picking on two nut jobs with one tweet. Economical but unfair.
I actually think this one borders on genius. Again, I have been fully aware of the absurdity from the start, and yet kept up the charade for 2 1/2 years...
#prettyluckygirl I just played a 99 point word on Words With Friends! I didn't even think it was a suitable word. They really are my friends.
This one sheds a little light on the subject. I was way proud of my 99 point word but there are few people you can brag about that to. Really no people. Except to broadcast it to the internets and somehow feel some invisible hand slaps and high fives. ( pathetic in some circles; normal in others)
#prettyluckygirl So tonight is the season finale of
#trueblood and the season premiere of #squidbillies. That's tv magic right there.
This is just me talking to myself.
#prettyluckygirl National coffee day today? How much more can we celebrate coffee. It seems like all we do. How bout national healthy tap water day? Not easy
Occasionally I get political... but that's a long dark road with no end to it. Better stick to the dumb stuff!
#prettyluckygirl Forget '50 is the new 60'. I say 'dead' is the new 'live'.
I remember writing this. I was in the sky lounge at the airport looking at all the people - it was terrifyingly appropriate.
I think I'm going to give up Mardi Gras for Lent
That's pretty funny. I'm sure I wasn't the first one to think of that though...
Jimi Hendrix is like the Jimi Hendrix of guitar gods.
Too true, yet a good tweet to end my tweeting on. I leave you with one last tweet which was actually a link to a very important video that I can only hope half of the world tuned into thanks to me!
Please watch this ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9xfo0MY-r8&feature=youtube_gdata_player …
Monday, April 8, 2013
|I didn't actually make this... but I'm going to!|
The last time I blogged about DIY projects was 2 years ago. That was right before I joined Pinterest. I haven't really paid much attention to the DIY boards on Pinterest but occasionally something catches my eye and occasionally I try it. It kind of goes without saying that most Pinterest surfing happens late at night when I am not ready for sleep, and goes on well past the 'half hour' I give myself. Which kind of explains some of the dumb diy stuff I get sucked into.
I can't imagine why I thought weaving coasters from magazine pages was a good use of time, a useful end product or a 'neat' recycling project. It sucked, was crazily time consuming and the end product looked like a grade school rainy day project. I ended up making 3 of these and using them under stuff that could potentially harm the table. I couldn't possibly ask anyone to use this as a drink coaster.
On the other hand, I blogged about gardening a few weeks ago and mentioned that I wanted to try a 'zombie garden' and that turned out pretty awesome .(so far)
Sometimes you just have to tweak the diy recipe. A few years ago, after trying the homemade windex, the first person to walk through the door exclaimed "it smells like feet in here". And to be honest, it did. Vinegar smells like feet. But just the other day I saw this recipe and can't wait to see if it fixes the problem.
Soaking orange peels in vinegar for a couple of weeks then cleaning the glass. Why didn't I... whatevs. Now I know!
I don't really know why but I have a rather extensive jar collection. There is a certain criteria to becoming a part of my jar collection but it's not really that detailed. I already have all the nails and screws etc separated by size and sealed in their jars but I just saw this nifty idea that makes my jar collection possibly useful in other areas of the house beside the garage.
Once again - why didn't I ...
There is literally no end to the DIY universe. Just stick to a couple of rules: Is the time and effort worth it? Is this going to look like I bought it at a church bazaar? Could my toddler do this (maybe better...)? Does this smell like feet?
That's it, you're on your way. Enjoy : ))
Sunday, March 17, 2013
|roger-vivier found on indulgy|
Shopping in general has never been easier. If you play on Pinterest or Polyvore or Indulgy you are shopping the globe and with the help of filters and other people's research skills. Since Spring is nearly here it feels like shoe shopping time. I wandered around on Zappos for a bit and found a few nice pairs:
It seemed like Zappos wanted to have everything under the sun but really has more of the everyday, work or work related event shoe represented. The decades old stiletto-stripper every color of the rainbow ( with red bottom if you are totally insane ) shoe is still everywhere, clogging up the works for prettier models to take hold.
I did find some prettier, chic and stylish shoes on Polyvore:
These are more fashionable and fun but I think the shoes I found on Pinterest are the best for my taste:
It's a great time for shoes because it seems there is no current theme. Any height, any color, any material... and any price. There are enough cute shoes at an affordable price that you needn't pine away for a style you know you will never have. It's all there.
I can't wait for Spring!!!
Friday, February 15, 2013
|The trusty zone map|
It's time to start having those extravagant dreams of your gorgeously planned and meticulously executed vegetable garden accompanied by your fantastically colorful and splendidly fragrant flower patio garden. For most of us this dream also includes the acres of rich dark soil that you also don't have. But anyplace can be a garden. And now is the time to get started ( even in those cold zones you may have some seeds to start indoors...).
This is one dream herb garden complete with dream soil. But in reality, all you actually need to grow the amount of herbs used by a normal sized family is this window box:
I have been noticing lots of creative vertical gardens out there and really want to try some of these ideas. Great space savers, but also good for certain crops that normally end up lying on the ground.
Like these berries!
You don't even need a backyard for this. And it's so pretty!
This is the kind of garden you dream about, waking up, pouring a cup of coffee, going out to check on your babies, see what's new. You can be the very proud gardener in here!
Along with the vertical garden, one more thing I am obsessing about is what is affectionately referred to as 'zombie gardening'. If you're like me you're thinking 'you had me at zombie' but it gets even more awesome in that it refers to sprouting and growing your table scraps. Celery, potatoes, avocado pits, garlic cloves etc...
There are so many helpful gardeners out there spreading their great tips and tricks... Here are a couple I found that seem very useful:
Start your seedlings in toilet paper rolls and when you're ready to plant you put the whole thing in the ground and the cardboard will eventually decompose.
Using plastic bottle tops and plastic bags for mini greenhouse effect.
Well, there is much work to be done. Lots of trial and error. And hopefully, lots of success! Dream big, plant some food and flowers and feel good ; )
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Right around Christmas time I went to a Christmas light display at the botanical gardens. It was very well done and a fun crisp walk in the winter night air is a wonderful family thing to do. I couldn't help but notice, as we had to walk around them to avoid accident, the plethora of tripods. My first thought was that maybe this was the 'must have' gift for seniors this year. Then I noticed a healthy dose of the tripod wielding gang were moms with little kids in tow, often very patiently waiting for mom to get that amazing shot. Then it dawned on me - these are probably bloggers or at least adamant facebook posters. I understood their struggle to improve the photos on their wall/blog/board/tweet... the competition is pretty tough. That's why I stopped taking my own photos after the first few months of blogging. I now prefer using the photos of the professionals. Like the one above.
I decided to troll through my pinterest boards ( and other peoples) and come up with examples of why nobody needs to sacrifice precious family time to try and photograph something that has already been done by a professional. My categories :
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY
I don't want to discourage any budding photographers ( actually these photos should inspire such a person) but using a tripod is not going to give you photos like these. Talent, imagination, dyslexia... lot's of factors are at work here.
I'm just sayin' if those photos are meant to show all who want to look, that you and your family do interesting things, then ignoring the family to document said interesting things seems a bit backward...
Have fun forgetting the camera/phone/ipad... maybe someone else will photograph you and your kids because you look so randomly happy!