Friday, January 23, 2009

Come see the rest of my collection on Ooga-Mooga

Thursday, January 22, 2009

As many of you know, hubby and I collect tiki mugs. Well, not just mugs, everything tiki really. So we have these two end tables we got a couple months ago at a used furniture store. I didn't like the tops of them, so I made a collage under the glass of each one. I'm not completely satisfied with them yet (I'd like more matchbooks and maybe a drink menu from tiki bars). But I had to work with what I had on hand. Check it out.

Also, here is a pic from last time I made white lasagna.

Not much going on here. Since Hubby is home for a while, we have been picking up more local IATSE work. Hopefully we'll be able to make it to Gasparilla in a few weeks, since hubby has never been.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I stole this from Charles' blog.

Dear World:

We, the United States of America , your top quality supplier of the ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced November 4. Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional on January 20. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to improve in years to come. We thank you for your patience and understanding,


Saturday, January 10, 2009

The fact that I'm 30 has led me to more moments of internal reflection. My life is in no way what I thought it would be when I was younger. If you had asked me when I was twenty where I thought I would be ten years later, the answer would have been something like "either a writer or journalist travelling the world" not "a retited roadie and current housewife". I went to college to be a writer. I took playwrighting classes and creative writing classes, in highschool I wrote bad poetry and edited the school literary magazine. Then I grew up. I graduated college and found I had nothing to write about. Turns out I'm great with writing for school, give me a topic and a deadline and I can write whatever you want. But in the real world, having to come up with my own ideas, I have nothing. That's why I went on tour in the first place. I thought travelling the world, meeting new people, the experiences would inspire me. It has worked for so many other writers in the past. Hemingway and Vonnegut were both inspired by their travels during times of war. Keroauc went on the road for his muse. I figured I needed to travel too. I thought I'd tour for a few years, writing in hotel rooms and on tour buses, until I had my great american novel or something worthwhile to leave for. Instead, tour took up all my time. No writing whatsoever took place, aside from occasional posts to this blog, usually which were more pics than words.

So now that I'm home, I am trying to write more. To start, I have started writing for a new site. Hopefully, this will get my creative juices flowing. We'll see.

Who knows, maybe I'm not too old to produce something original.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Begin Rant.

I'm very annoyed lately with all this talk of a "fat tax". America does have a serious obesity problem, but taxing regular (no-diet) sodas is not the way to go. I don't drink nearly as much soda as I used to, but when I do drink soda, I do not drink diet. Not because I want to be fat, not because regular tastes better, but because I don't have a choice. I am allergic. If I were to drink a diet coke the nutra-sweet in it would send me straight to the emergency room. Nutra-sweet allergies really aren't that uncommon, so it doesn't seem fair to tax only sodas that aren't diet.

Even if your not allergic to nutrasweet, do you know what you're ingesting? Aspertame (the chemical in Nutra-sweet) is 10% methanol. Methanol can in be lethal in high doses. The human body breaks down methanol into formaldehyde (embalming fluid) & formic acid (same chemical as fire ant venom). There is also the fact that the FDA denied approval for Aspertame for eight years. Even when it was approved, it was against the recommendations of many in the scientific and medical communities.

The side effects of aspertame are cumulative, and take a long time to see. WHich is why its being overshadowed by all the americans getting fat off corn syrup.

I've got an idea. How about we tax ALL soda. And just drink water instead.

Rant over.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

My 2008 summary:

10 States:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Utah (not in that order)

2 Cities in Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

2 new tattoos: finger 'stache & rockabilly pug forearm

1 move to Orlando

Firsts: Disneyland, topless showgirls in Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Hangliding

Overall, a busy year. 2009 looks to be just as hectic.

Got to go. I'm making brisket for dinner. It's been soaked in homemade BBQ sauce (yes, I made my own sauce) in the crock pot all day. The condo smells soooo good.