Saturday, January 31, 2009

Murphy's Kids

For once we actually left the house and O. South High on a Friday night. Only me, Kristen and Jeanne were home and we decided it was time we got out more. First it was D-Hall, then we got a hankering for long island ice teas at Dave's. Dave's turned into the Blue Nile where we got to see Murphy's Kids perform and Janoodles caught a free t-shirt.
We also met a guy named Juan who is from Columbia (not Neighbor-Juan). After I told him I was thinking of moving to Hawaii, he kept coming back every ten minutes and telling us I should move to Hawaii, or rather that I HAD to move to Hawaii. Its pretty interesting to have a drunk Columbian guy tell you what to do with the rest of your life.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sasha Fierce

I've never been a Beyoncé fan, but like Janoodle, I really like the new music videos by director Jake Nava. If I Were A Boy gets good at the end. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) has some pretty amazing dancing too and such a cool concept! Both are by the same director. I tried looking up his other stuff but it wasn't as good.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why would anyone knit that?

My friend Hope-The-Archeologist showed me really funny site. Why WOULD anyone knit that?When Janoodle saw the knitted poop picture on the site she said "Oh my goodness! lets knit poop and leave it lying around!!".

Can I have this house next?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Oh sledding, I hope I'm never too old. We went across the street and since they demolished the baseball diamond we now have the perfect steep, fast and treacherous, sledding hill. Needless to say there are going to be some sore bums tomorrow. We even met a guy who lives in a house-with-the-number-pi who let us borrow his awesome toboggan for a bit.

Lisa, showing off her Princess gloves:Lauren and Kristen, getting ready to beat the rest of us:Me and Jeanne, getting ready to almost kill everyone by going the wrong way:
Lisa, getting ready to almost be killed by me and Janoodle's crazy sled driving:
Lauren and Kristen's victory march:
And Lisa showed Kristen and me a little bit of snowboarding skills. Hopefully snowboarding will be easier if we try it on real snowboards. Hopefully I will remember my warm, happy sledding thoughts now when the bruises set in tomorrow.

Ice cubes and pajamas

So I go in the Bathroom-that-is-always-full-of-laundry last night and Janoodle and Kristen are in there looking awful guilty. What are they doing? Dropping ice cubes in the toilet of course. Lauren's post explains this well. It was supposed to make snow come and school be cancelled and it must have worked because it snowed and school was canceled. I still had to go to work though. Real-Persons don't get snow days apparently.

Monday, January 26, 2009

recycled beads

Beads made from plastic bottles. I'm sure they take a long time to make but what a neat idea.We certainly have plenty of plastic bottles too.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

So beautiful, yet so pricy, as most beautiful things are

This fabric is amazing, Marimekko fabrics. They make me want to learn to sew, or at least drape them all over my walls.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I have to watch it with commercials?

DON'T FORGET......LOST! TONIGHT! I'm really excited.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Weird music videos are so great. Santogold makes a really weird one of their song L.E.S Artistes. I watched it with ScoundrelMatt and Kelly last night and I'm not quite sure what to make of it.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I just found from Jeanne's Blog that Bear Grylls has a blog. I love Bear Grylls. You should read his book The Kid Who Climbed Everest. He's had some pretty crazy stuff happen to him.

Friday, January 9, 2009

This I like

I just found Here We Go Magic. They remind me of Sigur Ros, except in english.

Now this I want to remember free songs from artists like The National...and other artists not heard of.

Art for your day

Urban Sketchers Blog; people from all over the world post sketches they've done of their cities. There's a flikr group too. Really beautiful.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

New Andrew Bird Album for Free

Okay, if you are a fan of Andrew Bird; you will be a fan of this. In honor of his new album, Noble Beast coming out, NPR is letting you listen to the WHOLE album for free! So listen to Noble Beast. So great.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Catchup From 2008 (Its Finally Finished!)

I Finally got the sweater finished right before Christmas. It ended up working out well, not being too big or too small and no major disasters happened before I sent it. I couldn't stop taking pictures of it once I was done; it was like it was my child. Guess where the people live who ordered it? Hawaii. I'm not kidding, how crazy is that? I think its a sign.
The woman who ordered it gave it to her grandfather who just had his 70th wedding aniversery. The reason he wanted a wool sweater in Hawaii? To sit by the ocean and mend his fishing nets of course. She even sent me a photo of him in the sweater. Its hilarious; I think I'm going to frame it.

Catchup From 2008 (Painting the Ugly Bathroom That is Always Full of Laundry)

For Christmas break this year Kristen and I decided to paint the Ugly Bathroom that Always Full of Laundry. Everyone thought reddish was a good color to go with and so Kristen and I decided on a reddish color called Late Tomato.

Before painting....
During painting....
After painting....

Catchup From 2008 (Graduation...DONE!)

I've never been a big fan of graduations but this one was amazing. Perfect in fact. My family, the Longs', Kristin and Luke, Kristen, MJ, Katie, and Annie all came to watch Julia and I graduate. They made signs and yelled so loud the Dean got a little startled and told me I had quite a cheering section. Since it was a master's degree I got to be hooded and I made sure not to bend over when they were placing the hood (bend at the knees, bend at the knees). I got to see Julia, and neighbors Kevin, Carolyn and Scott all graduate too. It was phenomenal and so wonderful to have good friends there to celebrate with. When Julia and I got back to the house we saw that Annie and MJ had stayed up till 5am the night before decorating! Streamers and balloons with pictures of hairy bearded men were everywhere.

We all went to Dave's and then Klines to celebrate. Which is the perfect way to celebrate anything. It was perfect; the perfect celebration for being DONE!

Catchup From 2008 (JMU Football!!)

Annie, Kristen and I made a lovely night of candlelight dinner and FOOTBALL! JMU was in the running for the Championship and they played against Montana. Obviously we couldn't miss it, being the rabid sports fans we are (just kidding). Anyway, we braved the cold and the crowds and it was great. This is randomly bizarre; but the guy sitting next to Kristen? I actually sat next to him at the last JMU game I went to a couple of years ago. Weird, just plain weird.Football is actually pretty fun when you're watching it live and it's team you care about. I almost lost my voice I screamed so much, but they lost anyway. So sad.