Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We put apples outside for the squirrels (it is very cold and snow here in Minnesota, U.S.) and on Sat. I saw a squirrel carrying one in its mouth while it scurried along! The apple is almost as big as he is!!! (After taking this shot, we sliced up the rest of the apples.)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This is a clementine, used to explain time zones and the mind-boggling concept that It's Already Tomorrow in Australia. Or, put less American-centric, it's *yesterday* in the United States. So, relatively speaking, is today really today, or tomorrow? Wacky!!!
Friday, November 21, 2008
At the rummage sale at the Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis... I purchased this awesome gigantic book prop! it's made of foam and board, and looks like a real book.
The photo above shows how big it is--it's leaning against a lamppost and you can see a car in the background. It's humungous!
When I go back to elementary teaching, which I definitely will at some point, I know the kids will love it.
I also scored a gorgeous trunk (we had to bring a flashlight to see in all the nooks and crannies where the props were held!
It's sad to see a local theatre closing.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Oh, I am just freaking out over this Alice and her Friends Felties set, handmade by LuckyD of the Feltiverse!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
ONE WEEK 'TIL ELECTION DAY! (Yes, I'm shouting, because I'M EXCITED!)
I will be making calls for Obama this week, to hopefully motivate people to get out and vote.
My question is: how do you convince people it's important in light of the electoral college (er, dare I say 2000)? In the electoral college system, as we know from the embarrassing 2000 election, the electoral vote (by the privileged few, and how are these people chosen, anyway?) and popular vote (i.e., the votes of individual Americans) don't have to line up. It's an insane system, and as much as people talk about changing education, reforming health care--why don't we hear about re-evaluating this archaic voting tradition? So, it seems that an individual's vote doesn't count--but it really does, right?
One response to this rationale that I love, and have to remember when I get discouraged about the actual importance of voting, is that given by Michael Moore in the commentary on the Roger and Me DVD. Moore makes the case that, basically, you can say that voting doesn't count--but do you really want to go down that road? What follows, in that frame of mind? We shouldn't vote?? And what then....?
Comments on voter motivation welcome!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Very good news for the Cozy Corset Cuff girls, Jenna and Chelsey: Cozy corset cuffs are now available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area at LocalDish! They've also been accepted into LolliShops! These are two very imaginative and crafty gals and I know their success will only grow from here! Congratulations!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Okay, it's Bigfoot-esque, but this photograph shows the little baby bunny who has been visiting me!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I'd like to introduce you to my new Etsy friend, Angela, aka RetroGirl66, and a fantastic life-project-goal she and her husband are working for.
They are going to adopt! (Cheers and applause--congratulations!!!)
Angela and her husband are planning to adopt a baby girl from China.
Do you know that to wait for the Chinese government for the referral of a child in need of adoption takes 2 to 2.5 years? That's a long wait, but I hope it will be sooner for this family. She says, "We're dying to become parents and begin our family." Isn't that sweet??
Support the (ahem, costly) adoption process by stopping by her shop, Creative Joose, aka RetoGirl66.
Find Retrogirl at:
http://retro-girl66.blogspot.com/ - my main blog
http://creativepandalerium.blogspot.com/ -- my art/crafts blog
http://www.flickr.com/photos/retro-girl66/ -- my photography
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Oh... Cuuuuuuute shop name, GypsyRabbit, and cuuuuute whale necklace! It's copper enameled. It's totally cute! Remember, the blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived. Wow.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Today I took Ericka up on her invitation to Cupcake Saturday at Letterbox in Uptown Mpls. Sheela makes amazing cupcakes! I had the Mexican Hot Chocolate (above), of elbfoto fame. It was sooo scrumptious! (I admit that I probably couldn't be a food writer because main adjectives are soooo good, soooo delicious, and sooo scrumptious. I don't deny it.)
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
And this all came about when I was searching for information on RME! Revolution Money Exchange promises to exchange money like PayPal, but without fees... They will even pay you a sign-on bonus! It sounds great, but how are they doing this? Are they going to charge fees eventually?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
It has been a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, for the most part, here in Minnesota. The lilacs--my very favorite--are in full bloom and gorgeous. And yesterday we had a hailstorm, and a tornado touched down not far away (in the northern suburbs), wreaking a lot of damage, unfortunately. The photos and videos I've seen of this event are breathtaking (and not in a good way).
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Awww! So cute! The mouse door I ordered from Cedarwool arrived today! Isn't it so sweet? It's an original design by Cedarwool.etsy.com, and I absolutely love it. I always used to love how in cartoons, mice had their own little door leading to their little mouse abode. Now I have one!