The lack of Thursday puns, car issues, & shoutouts

I was trying to title my post and I was thinking something along the lines of Thursday, but there’s no catchy phrase like “Manic Monday” or “Saturday Night’s all right for Dancing” or even a “It’s Friday Night and there’s a party here on the west side”. OK, so that last one is a stretch, but it really just makes me think that I either need to getter better at my song puns or expand my vocabulary.


I wanted to share this photo my friend Chris took a few weeks back during one of our flickr walks. He’s so talented. It’s very Wisteria Lane, huh?


So today I got a nail in my tire and had to stop by Wal-mart on my way home to get it fixed. Grrr…I hate when that kinda thing happens. Ya know, my brain is just not geared to notice car issues. My friend Diane was the one to point it out to me that my tire was flat in the first place (don’t worry, I got someone to air it up and spray some fix a flat inside before I made my venture home – it is 40 miles after all). I always found that my dad took care of such things when I was home. It’s like he enjoyed taking care of that kinda stuff and almost took pride in it. I guess I’m usually off in goo goo ga ga land when it comes to suchthings and just want my car to start as soon as I hop in.

Ha. Just thinking about car issues reminds me of my dad trying to teach me how to change my oil as a first time driver. He had this huge ramp that he crafted out of sturdy wood in the back of his workshop. I had to drive around the yard and onto the ramp. There was about 4 feet seperating the oil from the ground. He painstakingly showed me all the parts and components and proceeded to empty the oil into the pan. I’m sure I had do some part of the whole procedure (I do remember pouring in the Valvoline oil and dumping the old oil into a bucket). The thing is that I can’t remember a single part of what he taught me. It just didn’t sink in at all. It was like in school when I was science, math or whatever subject I perceived as agonizing – it just went in one ear and out the other. I didn’t retain it one bit. I hate to say this is the woman stereotypical response to knowing about cars and machinery, but I think that in most cases, it is. That’s awful, isn’t it?

Gotta give a crafty shout out to One Pretty Thing for featuring my vintage cat pendant. She has a great site and is offering up Halloween goodness every week until Halloween so check it out.

Oh and I bought a couple of these tonight while waiting on my tire repair. I mean, “Come on!” They’re only a buck. I have several friends that detest Wal-mart with a passion and I understand why they feel that way, but they do have quite the deals + some really cute shoes. Have you seen them? Their No Boundaries brand is always on trend and super cute.

Only a buck!

Oh, and I guess this is my way of giving you a hint for my Terrorific project for next Tuesday. I’m started on it tonight and I’m really pysched!

Until next time Swellions! HAve a happy night. Or should I say morning…it’s 12:00 am on the dot according to my computer. Geez, I gotta get to bed earlier.


Wednesday is Lensday: It’s Craft Time!

I wanted to share today some of the many materials I work with in my crafts. I have so much stuff that I have yet to use on an inspired project!! Atleast it can take center stage in my photo, even if it doesn’t turn in my next best project.

Colorful Beads
colorful beads on display


I’m one messy painter!
i'm one messy painter

A couple quick things about today….

1. My friends Retta and possibly Chris are going to the Renegade Craft Fair in a couple months in Chicago. I have never been to one and have been dying to go. Retta and I share a lot of the same sensibilities, so she is super psyched as well. Yippee!

2. Bought some stuff tonight at Old Navy…a pair of black pants for work, a green top with smocking detail (I noticed all the styles are so dainty and girly pretty right now), 2 pairs of flip flops and get this – a red denim skirt for only 99¢! I love deals like that!

3. Wal-mart has nothing copper-colored in their craft section other than one roll of wide organza ribbon. Boo! I did notice that they were putting up the new planograms and Martha Stewart has a huge new section in there. It looks different than the look for Michaels…must be an exclusive Wal-mart deal. I bet some people aren’t too happy with her being in there. I also noticed a lot of really unique new cutting tools including markers that also cut while you use them. Yeah, it was weird, but I was intrigued enough to see how it worked…it’s like an exacto blade is in the marker!

4. I heard on NPR’s Marketplace that Flickr is partnering up with Getty images and offering some of the photographers licensing deals to use their images. I need to read up more on it, actually…found an article This a link to an article from the Seattle PI Newson it.

Yeah, this post is short and sweet. I’m super tired and have to clean up that paint mess. Ick! I hate doing that!

Until we meet again Swellions!


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