Thursday, December 4, 2014

Make that two posts in one month...

Clearly I'm on a roll...

I just had to post to toot my own horn.  Totally not my style, at all, so perhaps a little history will help.  I've been participating in the Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge since March of 2012.  Yeah.  Like over 2 years.  So every day, for the past 32 months, I've been following the prompts and taking pictures (sometimes missing a day, but always taking that pic and posting it).

So after 960 photos (give or take), one of my photos was selected as part of the Fab Four!  The Fab Four is basically were Chantelle, the creator of Fat Mum Slim, selects 4 interesting photos using that day's prompt.

Woot!  I'm the balloon pic (the prompt was Pop!)!  So yay me.   I feel sort of proud and a little happier than I should given the situation.  But still.  Yay me! :)


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

One post a month...

I guess that's what I'm going for lately?

Anyway, while there are a million more important things going on in the world, I feel the need to post a pet peeve that freaks me out.

So let's say I'm on a website buying a Christmas gift for someone.  And then I go on another site, but I don't buy something.  It freaks me out when I go onto Facebook and the exact two things I was looking for or purchased are now all over the site.  OR they're on a blog I'm reading (one that takes sponsors or banners).  Somehow (hmmmm) the interwebs know what I want.  And harass me via various online means.

That's just icky.  Icky, Icky, Ick.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Smitty...

As I sit here, dishing out candy to cute little kiddos, wearing some sweet Day of the Dead face tattoo art, I thought I'd drop a line about my dad on my long neglected blargh.  (Over a month Jen, really?)

I miss it though.  The blogging.  I think I needed the break.  And now I'm back (?).  Ish.  Who knows.
Anyway, this is about my dad.

My dad passed away on Halloween 8 years ago.  Eight years.  Impossible.  But so real.
Dad with the lamb chops and me with the curly piggies...

I wish you could have known him (and if you did know him, how awesome was he?!?!).  He was smart as a whip, funny, stubborn, loving and just plain awesome.  So loyal.  Not a man of many words, but if he loved you, you knew it.  You just knew.

Oh dad, I miss you.  A lot.  I have a big old bag of black licorice here in honor of you (that no one seems to be choosing...maybe because it's disgusting?) and a smile on my face as I know you're having a grand old time up there in heaven.  Say hi to everyone for me and behave.

I love you.  Always have.  Always will.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Post Crush...

I loved this post.  As in, I got it 100%, fell in love with it and I'm now going to marry it.

Caylee Grey - I'm Letting Go


Friday, September 12, 2014

The Diary of Anne Frank...

Who, as a young girl, didn't become obsessed with Anne Frank?  I know I did.  When I first read her book in 7th grade I simply could not believe that this was real.  That a girl and her family were forced to hide in their own town.  And then to learn that Anne was killed in Bergen Belsen nearly crushed me. I was sure she'd survive.  How else could they have published her diary?  Sadly, as I grew, I learned more and more about the atrocities commited during WWII.
 
While searching around Netflix the other day for new things to watch, a new version of The Diary of Anne Frank movie popped up.  I fell in love with this story all over again.  The actress who plays Anne is perfection.  Exactly as I pictured her to be.  Check it out.  You won't regret it, I promise.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget...

I think we all remember where we were.  I lived in Albany at the time and, being only 2 hours away from NYC, we felt like we might be next.  Of course the day was full of mis-information, and unfortunately all too accurate information.  I fell asleep that night to the sound of helicopters flying overhead and CNN's constant news coverage.  The days and weeks that followed were surreal and sad and scary.  Even now, 13 years later, as I visit clients in Brooklyn today, the city has a certain pall laid over it.

Everyone's a little kinder today, here in the city.  Hopefully everyone's a liittle kinder where you are today as well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TV Must Sees...

I'm notoriously late to the game when it comes to catching on to TV shows, as is well documented in this blog.  These two are two really good shows I recently binge watched over the past few weeks.
Happy Valley is set in a somewhat depressed town in the UK, and it focuses on a female detective investigating crime in the area.  Only 6, one hour, episodes.  I gobbled this one up.

Next I stumbled on to The Killing.  SO freakin' good.  Very creepy, set in the PNW where it's always rainly and chilly, this show focuses the first two seasons on the killing of Rosie Larsen.  I loved this show.  I have one more (shortened, only 6 episodes) season to go and then I'm on to my next show.
What show you ask?  Oh, only Sons of Anarchy.  You know, there are only six seasons I have to watch (with the 7th starting this month).  Like I said.  Late to the game.