Monday, June 29, 2009

If only...

I know that material things cannot bring true happiness, but I would be willing to test that theory by having someone buy this home for me to live in and then periodically reporting on my overall state of happiness. Any takers?

Friday, June 26, 2009

You might be a child of the 90's if... remember the days long before the existence of blogs like this, heck before anyone actually even needed to know how to use a computer!

I found this hilarious list of things that you most likely are familiar with if you were a child of the 90's. I was born in 1984, so I spent my fair share in the 80's, but really, reaching age 6 and entering the world of grade school really opened my eyes to the world. The world in the eyes of a child in the 90's.

Here are some of my favorites from the list :)

You yearned to be part of the Baby-Sitters club.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school (Mine was Little mermaid).

You remember the craze and then the banning of slap bracelets (It was rumored that someone actually died using a slap bracelet!)

You wore stirrup pants. (I actually wore gold animal-print stirrup pants. Yes…yes, I did.)

You played and or collected "Pogs." (Sometimes for fun and sometimes for “keeps”.)

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand. (I love love loved Lisa Frank. My dream was to own a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper.)

You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes. (Oh and on your finger nails!)

You thought it would be so cool to be Alex Mack. (I read all of the books too…)

“Portable” phones only worked up to the edge of the front yard.

You owned many teenage mutant Ninja Turtle accessories. (I had the bike collection with spoke beads.)

You made those little paper fortune cookie things… and then predicted your life with them.

If you even know what an original walkman is. (I used to steal my Mom’s Paula Abdul tape all the time.)

You use to love playing with your MY Little Pet Shop.

You thought Gak was the coolest thing invented.

You watched the OJ Simpson Bronco chase live on TV. (And listened to the court decision on the radio IN SCHOOL!)

You wondered: Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Third Bike's a Charm

Meet my new bike. While perusing the art fair and downtown Excelsior last weekend I ran into this fantastic old Schwinn. I went in and tried to bargain, but they wouldn't go any lower than 90 bucks - yikes. The tires and tubes need to be replaced and with the recent purchase of a wheel and a kiln that will be requiring my attention, I had to walk away. I couldn't leave without taking a picture though. I also walked by one last time on the way home :(

I fail to mention that I already have two bikes that I store in our tiny little apartment garage stall - oh, and that Jake also has three bikes and is shopping for a forth. So, this is definitely a want and not a need. I realize this - but this gem was just so charming. I'm not a hoarder - I promise.

I got home and I just couldn't stop thinking about it...

The chrome is still gleaming, the handle bars grips are glittery, the seat is has more personality than some people I know, the basket is just like the one I used to ride in with my Dad when I was really young and it's GREEN! An amazing shade of green... have I mentioned that I LOVE GREEN... yeah. So, I emailed and expressed to the shop owner that I just had to have it, but I couldn't pay that much and then you know what happened!?!! She replied and said she would sell it to me for the price I named! High fives for persistence.

So tonight I pick up my dream bike.
Glorious :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Science and art unite!

I love biology and I love artsy-creativeness. Here is one of my newly acquired pieces of what I like to think of as "bio art". I actually got it a little while back on Etsy from a great shop called LBrandt.

I had a little issue with over-watering and in no time at all, little white fuzzy mold fluffs began sprouting up all over. As much as I oddly enjoying watching the new inhabitants of the tiny glass orb stake their claim and slowly take over the poor little grazing figurine sheep, I decided to start anew. Last night, I replanted some new moss, which was kindly sent to me by the seller (very generous!). I hope it all works out this time!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Celebrate Awkwardness

I love love love this blog. My brother Kale shared it with me. I can't help but giggle every time I visit. I definitely have some very worthy photos that I could submit... still trying to decide if that would be a good plan or not. There are so many options in my family albums... soooo many options...