Monday, January 26, 2009

Good Things at Work This Weekend

-Jon bought me chocolate milk.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chore Day

Opal and Sigur Ros helping change the sheets.

Crafty Stuff

Here's the quilt I made for Tanna. I also got her the book, Hippos Go Berserk. You can't start too soon with a child's education.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I haven't had soda since January 12th!...this is worse than quitting smoking!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Have S.A.D

Yes, I am self-diagnosing. But I don't care. I need some explanation for why I spent my entire weekend in a nap-like coma...other than that I'm just lazy.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Soda No More

Goodbye Mountain Dew. Farewell Dr. Pepper. I'll miss you both so much. I weep now to think of how much water and milk and apple juice I'll be drinking.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

It's in the Bag

I thought that today I would vacuum, my house. And as I thought about it, I remembered the last time I vacuumed and how poorly my vacuum sucked. So, I thought I should replace the bag. When I opened the vacuum up, much to my surprise, there was no bag. I have been vacuuming for the past 7 months without a vacuum bag. What greeted me was a condensed mass of cat hair, dust, litter and general disgustingness. I have always thought of myself as smart. Today proves just how wrong I am.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Welcome to the World Tanna Marie

I'm an (honorary) Auntie! Born 7:46 AM. 5 lbs 8.9 oz.
Congrats Nikki and Tanner!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I procrastinated on my New Year's Resolution which was in essence, to stop procrastinating. Now, I don't know. It's so negative. The whole idea of resolutions is negative. Think about the things you don't like about yourself, and change them. I'm all for change, it's just dwelling on the thing you hate about yourself, and then in mid February when you haven't lost ten pounds, or you haven't quit smoking, or you haven't saved one million dollars and you feel lousy and a total failure.
Well, this year I aim to change. Instead of focusing on the negative, I will focus on the positive. Particularly the positives that I accomplished last year and the positives I look to accomplish this year.
I have a life list, a list of things I want to do before I die. Last year I knocked a few off the list...
*learn to knit
*vote for someone who wins the presidential election (someone I like)
*run a half-marathon
*build a full size snowman
*go to a movie alone
*move to Seattle
When I look at it this way, instead of wallowing in the things I have yet to change, I marvel at all the wonderful things I've done. So, stay tuned to see what new things I cross off my list.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Cats Can Bend the Laws of Physics

I thought to myself the other day, "I should throw out that old cat bed. It's so old and torn, and the cats never use it anyways." And I walk into my bedroom tonight and find Opal, enjoying the cat bed as if it were her only solace in a world gone mad. Her eyes said, "How could you think of throwing away the one thing that keeps me warm in this Godforsaken place?" (Opal misses Arizona) And now I am stuck with the ratty cat bed.

By the way, while editing this picture I found that the 'Red Eye' button does not work on animals. There needs to be a 'Glowing, Devil, Pet Eye' button.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Bill o' Rights

You know I am all about rights...except the ones that seem wrong. Today as my parents and I were loading up the rental car in the driveway with their luggage, my dad accidentally hit the panic button. And much panic did ensue. I grabbed the keys and just started hitting buttons to make the thing shut up...but not before my neighbor came out, with a gun. That's right, a gun. He didn't point it at us or anything so terrible and in fact made an effort to hide it when he saw it was just a bunch of bumbling tourists. But still, he came out with a gun, in broad daylight. I don't know my neighbors that well, but I remember lending this guy a quarter when he was short one for the washing machine. Guess I should get to know him in case sometime I come home drunk and accidentally confuse his door for mine. Yipes.

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Line as a Celebrated Daredevil

I was talking with someone at work about a certain illustrator's particular style, and this little cartoon came flooding back to me. A little lesson in math, and that squiggle is just adorable! Of course, I would like the squiggle.