Monday, November 30, 2009

Marketing Gimmick?

I think yes.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Dishes: Apricot Weekend

Yesterday, we went shopping at the antiques district in downtown Glendale.  I didn't find anything there, but on the way home we stopped at Goodwill.  There, I found a Fiesta large oval platter in Apricot.  For $3, it came home with me.

Then today, I found more Apricot at the Brass Armadillo--a dinner plate, salad plate, and a fruit bowl.  While the bargains weren't as great, I bought these items for less than I could find them on eBay...even before shipping.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I Am Here

Here's a screen capture of our house as it appears on Google Maps.  It's obvious that this pic was taken in the afternoon based on the location of the shadows.  Also, the garage is open (forever immortalizing the car, lawn mower, paint cans, and other useless crap on the Internet), which means the boys had just gotten home from school.  Furthermore, recycling can on the curb tells me that it was a Thursday.

I guess I'm glad this picture was taken before the frisbee got stuck on the roof above the garage.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Six Digits

Our Dodge reached 100,000 miles today.  I wasn't able to get a picture of the actual rollover since Q was driving it at the time and he has better things to do than care what the odometer says.  Anyway, that's more my thing.

We've never owned a car this long.  I just hope the car doesn't crap out on us before I finish school and start working.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Greed & Hate

For Halloween, Q and I dressed up as Jon and Kate.  Here's how our costumes turned out::

We had a lot of fun rocking this look because Jon and Kate are the embodiment of everything we're against:  greed...adultery...child exploitation...bad taste...

When we were shopping for costumes last weekend when I spotted the "Eight is Too Many" wig.  An idea was born.

For Kate's costume I used:
--the stripey, spiky, blond wig with cartoonishly long bangs (we later found out that this wig can be worn backwards as a true mullet.  Next year:  Joe Dirt!)
--hot pink flouncy sleeved top from Old Navy
--long, dangly hoop earrings
--heavy makeup...including frequent reapplications of lip gloss
--white framed plastic sunglasses from Walmart
--rhinestone-studded jeans

I had a lot more fun with Q's outfit.  To recreate Jon's look, I douched him up but good!

Jon's costume consisted of:
--T-shirt with skulls, flames, and other garish crap on it (I found this in a clearance rack at TJ Maxx...Ed Hardy was just too expensive for a shirt he would only wear once).
--Black ballcap worn backwards
--Dark glasses
--3/8" rhinestones glued to his ears
--Jeans with strategically-placed rips and bleach spots
--Three days of stubble growth
--Thick stack of fake $20 bills hanging out of his back pockets
--Padding under his shirt to recreate Jon's big belly.