30 March 2010

hey there fruity lips...

Apricot.  *mwah*   That is the shade of my new tinted lip balm.  In an attempt to 'be more professional,' I have started wearing makeup.  This is not something I am used to.  At all.  For those of you who've known me since high school and prior, you can probably count on one hand the number of times you have seen me wearing makeup.  Anyway, it's happened:  I'm growing up. (ish)  When I go out into the community and recruit staff and talk to potential campers, I will now look like an adult.  Scary.  Please tell me if I look funny when you see me, though, as I really don't know what I'm doing with makeup, and am therefore highly self-conscious about it.  Thank You. That is all.

15 March 2010

The Products of Pi Day

Yes, I know that today is the Ides of March, but yesterday was Pi Day, and I feel that that is just as important.  Anyway, once upon a time, I was attending a meeting for work in the city where my sister and Aethelflaed live, and I met my boss after a class in the town 40 miles South of here, so we parked my car in an obliging church parking lot and carpooled the rest of the way.  Fast forward 48 VERY exhausted hours and 150 miles (one way) later, and we'd left my car in said parking lot.  Sigh.  We also had a group coming in this weekend, and it was midnight by the time we'd gotten this far, so we decided that it might just be easier to fetch the car later.  It was a great weekend, and I got to hang out with a 10 year old the whole time.  We played a lot of fun games, including one called Mau Mau, which is basically a German version of Uno.  (Both of the kid's parents are German, complete with Ze Accent).  I hadn't played that game since high school German class, so I was very excited!  

Anyway, after everyone from the retreat had left, I hitched a ride with the boss down to my car, and since I was in 'town' anyway, I went shopping. There were a few things is needed, but I mostly wandered around the mall for a while.  This mall is kinda awesome in the fact that there are not too many stores, but there is always something going on.  This weekend, they had a craft fair thingy.  There were booths up and down the length of the mall (there's only length, no width - it's a small mall) filled with hand-crafted items for sale.  Always fun to look at!  I took several business cards, as I have very little disposable income at the moment, but it was great fun talking to everyone and looking through some really neat things. 

I managed to not buy too much - I spent the most on groceries, but I also went to Menards and got the stuff to give my dresser a face lift.  I will post photos later, but I got this dresser from my mom.  She knew that I have been looking for a dresser or some sort of shelf or something, and so when she saw this one, in good shape for only $15, she bought it for me.  It's not the best looking piece of furniture that I've ever seen, but, as I already said, it's in good condition, so I decided to make it work.   I bought a quart of paint and new drawer pulls, and when I got home last night I started sanding and painting.  I had a brief moment of annoyance when I tried out the new drawer pulls and the screws were WAY too long, but it worked out to just use the old screws, so life is good.  I have one coat of paint on each of the drawers, and on one side of the dresser, and I'll be painting again tonight when I get home.  I even unintentionally managed to make the paint color and hardware match the color of the fabric and upholstery tacks that I used to re-do my headboard.  :)  Yay for me being awesome and not even knowing it!

It was a good trip, and a fun weekend.  There's a new radio station in the area that plays oldies, which is a nice change from ten million country stations or three pop stations.  I listened to this song on the way back from my shopping/car retrieving expedition.  I'd never really listened to the lyrics until then, and it kinda made me giggle.  

08 March 2010

live long and prosper, Mr. Nimoy

did't realize that Spock was also a singer. see: http://www.last.fm/music/Leonard+Nimoy
his version of 'if i had a hammer' is... well, interesting.

it's creepery outside

you know those movies? the ones that are supposed to be scary/disturbing? where the whole landscape is stark and it's not really light outside, but not really dark, and there's fog everywhere and the only noise you can hear - other than the footsteps of the main character waling down the deserted road - is the caw caw caw of a murder of crows somewhere in the distance (you can't actually see them). that was my walk to work this morning. kinda cool, kinda creepy.

in other news, i'm dying for some girlscout cookies. i don't know any girl scouts in the area, so i didn't get to order any, but i could devour a whole box of caramel delights right now. maybe it's a good thing i don't have any...