Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I ♥ Pinterest

Dear Pinterest,

Wait until you see my next pin.    I  had two pieces of bread left over so I spread some peanut butter on one side and then I spread jelly on the other side and put them together.  It was so delicious.  Then to make it really cute, I used a cookie cutter to cut out a shape from the sandwich.    I know - I am super clever.    

Just wait until my pin tomorrow where I show you how I changed the color of an ordinary household object using a can a spray paint.    It will blow your mind.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Do you still got it?

Picture this....

A guy of at least 40 riding down the street on his bicycle wearing faded denims and a t-shirt (I could not see the front of it, but I imagine it was an 80's rock band shirt).  He was maybe about 5'4" and about 130lbs with a scraggly dirty blondish pony tail.  He is just riding along and then he pedals faster, and faster, speeding up the the bike, and then as I watch, he pops an awesome wheelie.    So when you are wondering if you still got the tools of your youth, think of this guy.  He's still got it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Things I learned this week

  • HIPAA apparently does not mean privacy since I know my room mates entire medical history (as well as some other stuff).
  • Modesty and Dignity are not two words that will ever be associated with hospital gown.
  • I would never want to be a nurse - though I am grateful for the good ones. 
  • Life requires trust in strangers.
More to follow

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Butt I Hate You

People can smoke if they want to, but why do so many smokers think that any place they choose to throw their cigarette butts is OK. On the street, on the sidewalk, on the beach, or on the stoop of a beautiful old building that is now vacant.

Smokers - find an ash can !

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Kid in the Class

I am taking a short class at a the local community college on how to take better photos. The type of class is not really important except for some of the examples I will give below. In class, I got to thinking that the types of people in a class have not really changed from high school. Though everyone is out of those school years and most are well out of those school years, they probably have not changed much from how they were in high school classes.

Thus far, I have noticed the following types:

  • "Know It All" - Thinks he knows a lot and needs to point out the things that he does know to the entire class. Uses buzzwords. Is not likable.
  • "Innocent Questioner" - asks a lot of questions, but just trying to learn
  • "Weirdo" - pretends to be taking pictures during class
  • "Teacher's Pet" - puts her 5 picture exercise on a piece of poster board for "show and tell" and also takes lots of notes
  • "Smartie Pants" - helps the teacher by "clarifying" the teachers answers for the rest of the class
  • "Class Clown" - throws in the witty comments to break up the seriousness with which some people take themselves.
  • "Sharer" - shares information about herself that no one really cares about such as "This is a picture of sweet potatoes and apples, I was going to make a mash with them" uh - no one really cares what you are making. Also " I saw this thing on the internet about small light room you can make with a cardboard box so I stole a cardboard box from work because they were going to throw it out" Again no one really cares where you got a cardboard box from - it's not some hard to find object that we were all wondering how we could possibly get our hands on.
  • "Look at Me" - person who pretends to downplay her work and then proceeds to make the class look at 30 photos of a salad when we only really were supposed to show 5 max.

More to follow as the class goes along.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Untold Stories

My grandfather had a book of cards and looking through it, I started thinking of all the untold stories that he probably had and wishing I had heard some of them.

Lincoln Aviaries Premier Strain

Anchor Hotel Honolulu

Venzo Astrological Readings

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I Wanted to Like Her

Well not like her so much as respect her intelligence. I didn't need to agree with her philosophy or principles. I didn't need to agree with her political affiliations. I didn't need to agree with her stand on foreign policy, economic policy or abortion. What I did need to know was that the person was intelligent. To know that all the issues were understood and that the stand that the person was making was based on knowledge and thoughtful consideration. As a woman, I needed to know that the female candidate could hold her own. That she could debate the issues with the best of them. That her knowledge and intelligence could not be questioned. Agree or disagree with Hillary - her intelligence and knowledge were not in question. Sarah Palin, is a "trophy candidate" who may look pretty at the podium but lacks real substance as a candidate.

The parodies with Tina Fey and Palin are humorous - but it makes me think "who would I rather have as VP ? Fey or Palin ?" I would answer Tina Fey because I think she seems smarter. That is not the choice I would have wanted to make.