So, many of you know Lisa who is a) a gem b) the founder of 20SB. You know she’s a big deal because she’s first name only- Lisa. She’s the new Dooce. Trust. Anyway, Lisa let me in on this fun idea called Blog Carnival where you get a topic and write on it and then they get shared. And this months topic involved Presents! And a list! Two of my favourite things (Also? The day that there’s a topic that involves presents, lists AND Josh Lyman, I may pee my pants with excitement. Internet, you have been warned), so …READ MORE
You know when you’ve gone days without sleep because you and your friend thought it would be hilarious to drink three cases of beer and go dancing instead of sleeping? And you are tired, but not in the “I’m so sleepy” way, but in the way that makes the word ‘ketchup’ suddenly the FUNNIEST thing ever?
That’s how I feel right now except I’ve been sleeping. And you know, not drinking liters of beer. In fact, I’ve been sleeping well, and today even bought the greatest new shoes (these ones in black). So, I thought I should give you …READ MORE
So, I’m nominated for an award! A big one. One with a prize. A $250 Visa gift card. And I thought about playing it cool, not saying anything and having conversations that went like this:
Person who notices I’m up for an award: BRANDY! You are up for a chance to win $250!
Me: Oh what? Oh yes, I noticed. It would be nice to win for sure, but I’m really trying to focus on what to do about growing tensions in the Middle East. Monetary gifts and prizes mean nothing to me. The greatest reward in life is teaching …READ MORE
It’s after midnight and I’m exhausted. Watching 4 hours straight of Olympics is the most taxing thing I’ve done in recent days and I’m paying the price. I scream, I cheer, I stand on my couch. I cry, I sniffle, I count Chinese hair clips. I marvel at Phelps (did anyone else see the special they did on how his body is the perfect body for swimming? Fascinating- and I don’t mean that just in a sexual, hey, I-want-my-tongue-to-touch-your-abs way, I really mean it in the educational, I learned something way), giggle at Costas and have decided I would go …READ MORE
Two words that send many of my generation into fits of delight so spastic I’m often convinced an epileptic seizure is taking place. Me? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong, I get the Pitt passion, but do I feel that my Earth moves when I see him in a movie? Do I day dream about him and me frolicking on sandy shores whispering fevered murmurs of passion into each others ear? Does time change when I witness his face? Not at all. I think he’s made some brilliant movies and if he stopped dressing in clothes that …READ MORE
I recently asked my class “what is beautiful?” here were some of my favourite responses:
- “trophies” – ” me when I’m being nice to new people and showing them things like where the bathroom is” – “sparkly earrings and swirly bracelets” – “the sun when it looks like a fire” – “a big bowl of popcorn that I don’t have to share” – “Luke Skywalker and how he always beats bad guys like Darth Vader because Darth Vader is bad and Luke is always gonna be good because he’s a good guy and he has the right light saber” …READ MORE
If there has one thing I’ve learned while putting this post together it’s that I have the fine motor skills of a drunk elephant. Seriously. Those little numbers I’ve created using my mouse and Paint? Yeah, those babies took 17 minutes and a shot of rum to create.
And now that I’ve tossed out my back up career as a serial origami instructor (an origamist? *Origami Jedi?), let’s move on to MOOSE (as you seemed to want to know about)!
So in case there is any confusion, we are looking at an ice cube tray and at the far …READ MORE