Saturday, August 28, 2010

perfect way to end the summer

though it's not officially end of summer, it will be soon ... (though, the heat will linger).

last night was the last night of the summer series at the NCMA. i called a few friends (from the 80's) so we could re-live our teenage angst.

the feature of the night was ...

the breakfast club

we had dinner at the museum's restaurant before the show. after dinner, we scrambled to find our spot in the grass just before the screen.

we laughed when many others did not. maybe because they hadn't lived it, or hadn't seen the movie as many times as i or my friends had seen it.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


"hello" mr/ms praying mantis! hmmm ... i do wonder how one tells the difference between the sexes. it's late, i should be in bed, and i'm not going to google how to tell the difference. so, here's A praying mantis on the sign just above the gas pump on my trip home last weekend.

that's a pretty good shot with my wee point'n shoot camera too!

Monday, August 23, 2010


i got some new crocs last week. they're a very bright green (my favorite color, by the way). and they needed some decorations. now that's all said and done, i realize i forgot to take a picture of the first jibbitz i bought for my crocs ... a shamrock.

but, here are the others. the goofy is for mom for her crocs, but i had ordered a few including hers, so i took its picture too:


kiss me!


goofy for mom's crocs

Sunday, August 22, 2010

love the radio

not the best picture in the world, but still ... a picture. this is/was my wee satellite radio receiver that was stolen at the beach. my dad has the same unit, and he gave it to me. YAY!

i love satellite radio. and i tried out a new station tonight, ... it's called "the bridge". LOL. oldies, but not classic oldies ... instead, a mix of lite & easy favorites from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. and then this john denver song came on, and i was "i LOVE john denver!".

Sunday, August 08, 2010

beach 2010

came/saw/went/had fun/got robbed/still enjoyed/mean people suck!

stuart (and lucy's) first beachtrip (in US).

Sunday, August 01, 2010

getting ready for the beach!

how does one get ready, other than making a list, checking it ... like, 5 times?! or more?

of course, i decided on "party favors". i mean, how much fun would it be to go to the beach (and rendezvous with family) and bring some homemade pillow cases?

the fabric stores here are lacking. i still say the best place in the world for variety and prices is Mary Jo's in gastonia, nc. but here, all i had was a joann's fabric store.

i wanted something beach-themed, but only found a cotton print with SHARKS.

so, everyone is getting a shark pillow case.

the pattern did not take into account a directional print, and i could not be bothered ... so the sharks swim up&down vs. side-to-side. big WHOOPS.

they were pretty quick to sew. and i will likely make more in the future. they're so fast, and way cheaper than store-bought. plus, you can use ANY fabric/print you choose!