Monday, November 29, 2010

Cool TV

So, Ryan and I don't have cable. I know, I know, if you haven't died of shock already, you can hear about all of the fancy new over the air things that are happening. Over the past few months, a couple new music channels have popped up. It's actually pretty exciting, I never had MTV or VH1, so it's a whole new world for me.  Although the music videos are from the 90's and before. My favorite is The Cool TV. It is pretty entertaining seeing what big haired music star will pop up. And it is really helping me to put artists with their music!

I liked it until I saw this tonight:

This video terrified me on many levels. But what scared me the most was not the floaty Pat head in the beginning, or the green gloves that look like monster hands in the middle, or the stoic singing children in the end. It is the creepy drummer man who dances looney in the wife beater. This hair and flailing arms really just did me in. I may have nightmares.

PS I'm also mad that the Estee Lauder commercial features Regina. So wrong. Maybe I just need to quit watching TV.

Monday, November 22, 2010

And I Don't Even Care.

It's not over Thanksgiving yet, and I've started decorating for Christmas. Tee hee hee.
I might have gotten a tad carried away:
But Pete's ready for Santa.
But thinks Christmas tastes bad.
Hope you're feeling in the holiday spirit as much as I am! xoelyl

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I'm not going to lie, I'm super excited about HP7!!! And if you don't know what that means, you probably won't fully appreciate this post. You may be like my mother, who is convinced that my soul is in jeopardy because I'm excited to watch a movie about magic. Oh, and don't mention the vampire movies to her, either ;)

I'm not going to see it until late tomorrow night. Last HP movie I did the whole midnight thing, and then was falling asleep at my desk the whole next day. So don't tell me anything about it if you're seeing it before 10pm central time zone! Here's so HP cast fun in the meantime (again, thank you Stef).

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Royal Love Story

Is anyone else as interested in Prince William and Kate Middleton as I am? I blame it on you, Stephanie, for getting me hooked.

It's like every little girls dream, to become a princess! I'm watching the interview now, I must get back to it...

Thursday, November 11, 2010


My friend showed me the Damn You Auto Correct! website today. Hilarious. Mainly because my autocorrect makes me say stupid things all the time, too. I think this one is my favorite.

It made me laugh really hard. And then made my mouth hurt from my dental work. Worth it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

On a More Positive Note

I didn't want to leave my last post in the blog-o-sphere to be not so positive, so I thought I'd post this pic of my sister in law. Because I like her a lot. And she makes me laugh. And let's me dress her up and take pictures of her. Much like Pete. :)

That's the way to my heart. Make me laugh and let me play dress up. And chocolate chip cookies.



So I'm uploading some files, and I'm up WAAAY too late to be blogging on a day when I've thought way too much. But here I am. Thinking. And awake.

I've been thinking about 'enough.' What that means, and how so often I compare myself to it. And it's not even anything tangible, but something I desire greatly to be. All too often I feel like I'm chasing the horizon, but don't even know what is so great about getting past it.

I feel like 'enough' sits on my shoulder every day and wishers into my ear all the things that it's defeating me with.

You're not creative enough,
you're not positive enough,
you're not happy enough,
you're not thin enough.
You don't get enough sleep (which probably is true...),
you don't have enough (which I KNOW is not true),
you don't give enough,
you don't pay enough attention,
you don't take Pete on enough walks,
you don't cook enough,
you don't save enough,
you haven't done enough of your Christmas shopping,
you don't work enough,
you don't shave your legs enough,
you don't remember enough. 
You're not kind enough,
you're not tidy enough,
you're not open enough,
you're not funny enough,
you're not a good enough speller.

And then he gets personal:
you're not a good enough wife,
you're not a good enough photographer,
you're not a good enough friend.

Enough, I think you're pretty exhausting. And as I type this, I don't know why I spend so much energy focusing on you.

I know I'm not the only one who feels this way sometimes, if not all the time. And I invite you to repeat after me:

Dear Enough:

If you would kindly step out of my brain, I would be greatly obliged. Consider this your eviction. Thank you and good riddens.

xoxo me

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I love this series from Laurent Lavender. I saw it over on Design Crush, and fell in love. So neat and creative. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Pete Picture for Lori & Sam :)

I hope you all got out and exercised your rights as an American citizen! Pete does too!

ps If you look reeeeaaaallly close in his eyes, you can see Ryan and I bribing him with yummies.