Monday, October 27, 2008

Random Stuff

Rommel always says that I surprise him with how "domesticated" I have become since we got married. The first year I spent adapting to California, finding a job, and getting used to being married. After that I began cooking up a storm, baking like crazy, and other things like that. We pretty much split things down the middle though. I cook, he cleans the dishes. He does the laundry, I put it away, although it may take me a week to do it.

He is also surprised by my gardening, which kind of surprises me too. After a successful season of tomatoes and green peppers, I decided to grow zucchini, English cucumbers, and mini pumpkins. I even started them from seeds instead of buying the plants themselves. A couple didn't make it after they were put in the ground, but the ones that did are doing so well. After a month, the zucchini and pumpkins are starting to bloom. Obviously the pumpkins will not be ready for Halloween, but I just grew them for fun anyway. This experience will help me decide what to grow in a larger garden next year.

I also started taking a quilting class. I picked out this great black, white, and yellow fabric to make an amazing graphic throw. Unfortunately, I have already made mistakes. I kept thinking that I was supposed to cut the fabric in three inch strips, but it was actually supposed to be three and a half. It will just make the quilt a little smaller, but it was such a stupid mistaken that I was pretty angry with myself for a while. Anyway, the class has really gotten me back into sewing again. I made some really nice pillow cases for my bedroom. I found this extra soft flannel fabric with sock monkeys all over it and decided to make some for my sister too. I think they turned out pretty well and my sister loved them. Plus, it was nice to be able to do something for her.

Friday, October 24, 2008

He's just so cute!

There's a local publication called the Pet Press that always has interesting stories about celebrity animal activists, pet health, and other topics. When I picked up the last issue, I noticed that they had a photo contest. You were supposed to send in a pic of your pet reading the Pet Press and write a caption for the photo. I mentioned something about Simba loving to lounge in bed on Sunday mornings with the latest copy of the Pet Press.

Anyway, it was so cute, I wanted to share it.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Make it work."

Last night was the season finale of Project Runway, which is one of the few TV shows that I am completely addicted to. I love everything about it. There's the fashion, of course, but also drama. There are people you want to succeed so badly and some you just want to kick in the face.

At the beginning of the season I wasn't too impressed. A few contestants were obviously above the rest when it came to imagination and execution. But once it was down to the final four, I could see reasons each one had a shot at winning. They each had such different views of fashion, but they were all fabulous.

After the final runway show, it was clear that Leanne would be the winner, even though Korto and Kenley's collections were amazing. I am sure they will all find success after the exposure the show provided. I know that I want to renew my vows just so I can wear the wedding dress Kenley made (even though I would look completely ridiculous!).

Now the season is over and I don't know what to do with myself. Okay, I am just being dramatic, but they are in a court battle over the show being on Bravo or Lifetime. I just hope they figure it out quickly so I get my Tim Gunn fix as soon as possible!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


My friend Amanda suggested that I join Facebook several months ago, but I just got around to it yesterday. I think I spent at least two to three hours on there last night alone.

It was kind of cool because I am not very good at long distance friendships and I lose track of people very easily. I was able to find out about a bunch of people I went to high school with (which actually made me feel old - it's been ten years!). Plus I caught up with people I haven't seen since I moved to California five years ago.

Facebook could be very dangerous. It's addicting and time consuming, yet could be so useful when I am bored at work.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Is Almost Here!!!

Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for, even more than Christmas. I always go a little overboard, but it is just too fun not too. I think my favorite decoration this year are these gooey, bloody hand prints you can stick on the windows.

Now that the house is done, I have to find something to make for the Halloween party at work. Last year I made cupcakes with candy ears, eyes, and fingers on them. I am not really keen on making sixty cupcakes again this year, so I have to figure out what else I could do. It has to be fun, but more importantly, it has to taste fabulous. Maybe white chocolate covered peanut butter balls that look like eyeballs?