Thursday, July 12, 2007

The girl in the leopard-skin pill-box hat

I think this video is both sad and beautiful.

Just the inspiration I needed...

Jon's Mom and Bill sent us a surprise anniversary/my upcoming birthday gift!!

They got us a Sony Handycam DCR-SR82
And a tripod to go with it!


I have a feeling my YouTube account is going to be seeing a lot of action very soon!

Now I just have to decide what kind of movie I want to make first. Hmmmmm...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Leather Anniversary!

Today is our 3rd wedding anniversary.
I looked up what the appropriate gift would be for a third anniversary (ie 1st is paper, 2nd is cotton...) to my surprise the 3rd anniversary is leather. Now the first thought that pops into my head is one of Jon wearing some funny leather daddy hat or something equally as ridiculous on him. I know, that is so wrong on so many levels, but you must admit, one does not normally go out shopping with the plan, "I'm going to buy leather!" in mind. (Or maybe someone does, but I generally don't.)
I also noted that if you stay married 90 years (Which I doubt happens ever) the 90th anniversary is Granite!! As in rock.
I'm wondering if they were trying to imply a headstone with this one? I mean really, who is married 90 years? You would have to live to be 100 and get married when you are 10!

I decided to get him something he would actually like, and bought him a block of rentals at his favorite video store, some really interesting looking Jasmine infused beer from a local brewery and a map of all of the best wineries in WA state.

It is strange to think that 3 years have already passed. In some ways it doesn't feel like that much time has passed, and in others it feels like 30.
The lady who was ringing up my purchases at the store said it best when she said, "Three years!! Wow! That is a really long time in this day and age!"


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Which came first, the cookie or the fortune?

I was pacing in my cube at work, and I stepped on the corner of a bag.
I hear: CRUNCH!
I think, "Oh no, what did I break now?"
I look in the bag and find a fortune cookie from a lunch I ate last week in a pile of crumbs and the little white paper sticking out of the pile.

I, of course, pull out the fortune.

This is what it says:

You will find your lost item within the next week.

I could not stop laughing.

Seattle Show Just added


Saturday July 14
8PM (All Ages)
$10 adv/ $12 day of

Don't miss this just added co-headlined show with two of Seattle's finest
indie rock talents! David Bazan of Pedro the Lion and Jon Auer of the Posies
will each perform solo acoustics sets in an intimate setting.

$10 adv./ $12 dos.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her

When I first saw this photo of a billboard in New York I thought: Emily, you are my HERO!

But then my hero worship was ruined by this article that explains what was really going on:

"A billboard in LA and New York has gained a lot of attention and buzz recently. The billboard reads: ‘Hi Steven, Do I have your attention now? I know all about her, you dirty, sneaky, immoral, unfaithful, poorly-endowed slimeball. Everything’s caught on tape. Your (soon-to-be-ex). P.S. I paid for this billboard from OUR joint bank account.’ Some viewers thought it was a real personal ad, while others were skeptical. The billboard is actually part of a mystery ad campaign for a new cable TV show. This type of buzz is called viral advertising and allows companies to produce cheaper ads because most of the advertising is created by people talking about the ad and forwarding around the piece on the internet."

I almost wish it were real...

Where's The Beef?

I know it is bad for me and I know that about 80% of my friends would never be caught dead eating it, but there are certain times (Especially when I'm living in PMS city) that I really enjoy a good old fashioned fast food binge.
It only happens about once a month, but when it does, I want it to be, well, fast and convenient.
Because I choose to live in the biggest tree hugging, vegan loving, foodie food snob part of Seattle, I have access to all sorts or really amazing and cheap fancy food, but a good old fashioned greasy cheeseburger is getting harder and harder to come by.
We only have two fast food places within walking distance of my office. We have Dicks and Jack in the Box. Neither offer flame broiled goodness, they are both clamshell grill kind of places and (I know this is practically sacrilegious to say in Seattle) but I don't think their burgers taste a hell of a lot different! I know, people LOVE their Dicks burgers here, but after talking to several people, I think it is more about the secret sauce, which I think is nasty and always order my burgers without. I am a catchup and mustard and extra pickles kind of girl. Go anywhere near my patty with Thousand Island sauce or anything that even resembles Mayo and I'm gonna throw it back at you.

I'm personally a fan of a good old fashioned Wendy's burger or a nice "Have it my way" Burger King burger with the happy little grill stripes when I'm looking for a greasy meat patty fix. Neither of which are within walking distance of work or home. And who doesn't love a Frosty? Come on!

At least I still have Taco Bell for my late night, after the rock club cravings... for now. (I heard it is being closed by the end of the summer to build condos and they don't see it being reopened on the hill. BooHoo.)

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