Friday, July 29, 2011

Fun Video Friday

There's a possibility that I've been watching Power Rangers on Netflix...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's Finally Here!

found here
Or at least I hope it is. We've been delayed twice already so cross your fingers for me!  Making I'll have some pictures of our big mess of a house tomorrow!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guest Post: Over the River and Through the Woods

The Colorado State Park Board unanimously approved Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Over the River" project, which will span 42 miles of the Arkansas River in Southern Colorado. Environmentalists are skeptical, Coloradans are scratching their heads, and I can't wait!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Waiting for Paint to Dry

No, but really, I am.  We've been patiently (and also not so patiently) waiting for the wood floors to be refinished in our new place before we can move in.  What our landlord didn't account for was three days of sanding, many many many stains and more sanding and drying and patching and drying and ahhhhhh!!!!  Originally we were supposed to move in last Friday, which turned into today, which has now turned into Thursday.  Let's hope for my sake (and sanity!) that it will be Thursday.  I don't know how much more of this I can take!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Fun Video Friday

  I hope that you have had the chance to become acquainted with Miranda July by now.  Years ago she wrote, directed and starred in You, Me and Everyone Else We Know and now she has done it again for The Future.  Miranda July can and will do it all, and you must watch
 this video to understand just a small part of why she is super fantastic!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Running in Circles

This morning I went for a run. was more like a jog/walk thing.  For those of you reading this who really know me, I'm sure this is a shock to you.

Here's the thing...  I played sports most of my life.  In high school I played volleyball and basketball and we required to lift weights twice a week.  Even though I didn't enjoy running, when someone told me to do it, I knew I had to do it.  So I did.  As soon as my last season of basketball was over, I was done.  I was done with sports, with running, with lifting weights, with sweating.  DONE.  Occasionally my darling sister Leanne would try to convince me to go to the gym with her and I would whine and complain (sorry love!) or most often, just not go.  When we moved to Austin we made a conscious effort to at least go for a walk in the evening when it was cooler which I still try to do now after dinner, but it really isn't enough.  Considering how much I sit at my desk at work and on my days off when I'm blogging (like right now) I should be doing more!  I think it would be better if I had something chasing me, like a tiger!  Well, maybe not a tiger because I'm not that fast.  Perhaps an older tiger that's missing an eye and has a limp, I think I could outrun that.  I just can't see what motivates people to run!

I do have to say however, that I feel much more energized today and hopefully I can make this part of my morning routine.

There are so many cats in my neighborhood, maybe I could get one to chase me!
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P.S. What music do you listen to when you run?  I have not yet perfected my exercise playlist and I think it would definitely help!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Here are some more portraits that I whipped up a couple weeks ago that didn't make the cut the first time around.  I love playing with different textures and layer styles in Photoshop.  The possibilities are endless!  Maybe the next batch will have fun destinations!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

What's the secret?

Whenever I come across someone who says they've been married for several decades I ask them, "what's the secret?"  Most people don't have an answer, some have truly bizarre answers (one woman told me that I need a house with a basement) and then there are a few that seem to hold some truth.  The other day a woman told me she had been married for 57 years and I of course asked her the question, she told me
"Be sexy and romantic."
Pretty interesting coming from an nonagenarian, but I think this one probably holds some truth to it.  What was even funnier is when she told me, "you know, give him kisses and show him love when he comes home" as she threw her arms around me.  I only hope that when I'm her age I'll have half her energy and spark.
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Friday, July 15, 2011

The Daily Puppy!

I found The Daily Puppy  when I was poking around the internets for work, don't ask me how I stumbled across it!  It's tooooo adorable.  I wish I have an actual daily puppy!    I couldn't resist adding their widget to my side bar.  Loves it!

Happy Weekend!
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Fun Video Friday

Not really a video...but a pretty shweet animated gif!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011


I had too much fun in Vegas!  I'm actually still recovering and I got back on Tuesday!  I wish we could have stayed longer though, it was nice to be with my family and do a little gambling!
Our arrival in Vegas.

Some big balls.

Freemont Street

The Relaxa-a-lator: not sure exactly what it was supposed to do, but it vibrated.

The first pinball machine (it was in Spanish) I played at the Pinball Hall of Fame/


Our enormous rings!

The world's largest H&M at Ceasar's Palace

The Belagio

Lighter than air.

Leopard ladies.

Fabulous Las Vegas!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

The last time I was in Vegas with my darlings Sarah and Leanne.
On a super early flight headed to Vegas!  Can't wait to be reunited with my family (we haven't all been together since last August when I left for Austin), lounge around a pool, and enjoy some yummy drinks! I'm sure I will have lots of fun pictures to share when I get back Tuesday night.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Fun Video Friday

I want to go to the park with them!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

You can't sit there and look scared...

I was totally inspired by the pictures I found last Sunday night so I decided to have a little photoshoot...and then I got a little crazy with Photoshop.  So much fun!  I think these turned out rather well, maybe I'll get comfortable in front of the camera one day.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


make an animation

After a lovely morning of thrifting I knew I couldn't come home empty handed!  Luckily at my last stop, I found these wonderful chairs.  Now I just need to get a table!  I think I'll have to do some more thrift scouring for a good one since I'm not exactly pleased with the ones at Ikea (mostly because of the prices!), but I'll find something fantastic with a little more character somewhere else.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My 4th of July

What did you do for the 4th?

Stopped in Room Service Vintage to cool off and look for some sweet stuff of course!

Look at the poster!  I've become a member of Abba.
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