Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I don't know if I have the output right now to keep up with two blogs, so for now, I'll probably be posting more at Newly Domesticated.

I do, however, have some big news:

I'm ENGAGED! Sean proposed Sunday night at his parents' house in front of some friends and family. I was shocked and baffled and stunned and delighted! It was awesome; I didn't cry, but the room definitely felt like it was spinning.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My New Calling

Okay, friends, it's that time again.

Time to vote for what my next calling might be!

for the win!

Tilly & the Wall on SESAME STREET from Team Love on Vimeo.

This made my morning. I kinda wish I still watched Sesame Street regularly. I'm pretty sure I'd be a lot hipper and cooler.
Sean and I caught a rerun of Mr. Rogers the other day; Mr. Rogers performed with the cast of STOMP! It was awesome.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

tweet tweet

I'm pretty much over getting that screen every time I refresh. FAIL.

Monday, April 6, 2009

another blog

So, to document my adventures in cohabitation, I've started a separate blog called Newly Domesticated.

Basically, I've been a feral cat and now I'm being tamed. Read about it at Newly Domesticated.

Bookmark it, enjoy my misadventures. It should be entertaining, since I have no idea how to cook.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Moving out

So, I'm in the middle of moving.

It's going well so far and I'm excited to move on with my life.

I am not, however, excited about my ridiculously sore body (all that heavy lifting, climbing stairs, etc.) and the bloody spot on my leg where I accidentally walked straight into the trailer hitch on the U-haul. Ouch!

Otherwise, life is good. Sean and I ate our first meal at home together yesterday — frozen pizza and leftover salad from Cheddar's ... we'll get there, don't worry. lol.

Monday, March 23, 2009

a dream deferred

Sometimes destiny intervenes, even if I don't like it.
I've been fantasizing about getting the Kartell Componibili shelving set in the bathroom for years now and I kept thinking maybe I could invest in one when I moved in with Sean.
Aside from being poor, however, it turns out there is no room for it in the bathrooms and while I think it would also make an awesome minibar, I think it's probably for the best that I shelf this dream for a little while longer (shelf! Ha! See what I did there?!)

The system is available all over the place, including Unica Home. It starts around $120.

Let no word be forgotten

I'm very excited about the venustation of my life.

The wha?

Venustation means "to become beautiful or handsome." How do I know this?

Save the Words. It's an effort by the Oxford dictionary to ease forgotten words, literally dropped from the dictionary, back into usage.

I'm not sure I was successful here, but hey, I tried and you should, too.

Friday, March 20, 2009

the modern costume for today

OMG I am so excited about this. I was dubious about the casting when I heard about it, but man does it look spot on.

Edie Beale is one of my all-time favorites. Idol may be too strong a word, but I see shades of the craziest parts of my family in the Beale family.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Madness Mayhem

This will be the second year I filled out a March Madness bracket and despite the fact that I know nothing about college basketball, I kind of love doing it. Following along is actually really fun, especially when you have money and pride on the line.

My picking strategy, however, is not based on research or knowledge or even watching any of the teams play. I pick based on which mascot name strikes me as funnier. And there are some classics. How can you root against the Zips? Or the Boilermakers? Or the Golden Gophers?

In instances when two teams with boring names were playing each other (i.e. eagles vs. wildcats), I would just picture a real cage match and decide who I think would win (the Eagle, every time).

In the end, I have the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Syracuse Orange (How cute is Otto the Orange?) playing for the big prize. But I won't lie. It was hard to say goodbye to my beloved, gelatinous, towel mascot — the Western Kentucky Hilltopper.