Thursday, September 25, 2008

Life's Hard, Eat Cupcakes!

So what's been going on. Nana is in the nursing home still. Looks like she will be there until I get back from my trip to California. It's bitter sweet as I miss her dearly and yet I enjoy having time to myself. I have been scrapping lots but I need to do some scanning and editing first. I finished the TallyScrapper Olympics and Survivor starts tomorrow there. America's Next Top Scrapbooker starts Oct. 1st at Allyscraps. I'm done with Project Catwalk at SIS TV. I've done some swaps. One I'm even already got finished WAY before the due date. Others, well not so much. lol Scrap Pink is this weekend and I am REALLY looking forward to that and then Monday I am off to Tulsa to get my 'black' roots done because despite what Romy and Michelle think, I don't believe I look good with blonde hair and black roots! So since I haven't been posting much I thought I would at least show you my last entry to Project Catwalk. I did this about 3 weeks ago. There were 2 more challenges but I just wasn't feeling them all the sudden so I decided to stop pressuring myself. With Nana in the hospital/nursing home I decided I didn't need to add to THAT pressure. Being in my head,especially last week, wasn't such a fun place to be. So anyhoo, for this challenge we were to create something that was inspired by Jeanette and SIS in the SIS style. I used the SIS colors of red and teal and threw in some pink for me. I used a record because during the first Bossy Scrapper Jeanette used a record for her background and I thought it was neat. I also just happen to have an entire record cabinet full of them also. Jeanette loves tape of all shapes and sizes so I used some red 7 Gypsies gaffer tape, the bonus product which was the teal & white gaffer tape and then some Kawaii tape from on of my swaps. It had a cupcake them and I used a Maya Road Cupcake Rubon to go with my title: Life's Hard, Eat Cupcakes. I thought the title appropriate since JJ just found out her husband has cancer and I was dealing with Nana being in the hospital at the time. So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Let's fold scarves!

Friday, September 19, 2008

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

So I haven't blogged in a while now. Nana got sick and I had to take her to the ER 2 weeks ago today. She had multiple issues, all stemming from the fact that she only had 1/3 of the necessary blood in her body. She spent a week in the hospital in Bartlesville going thru lots of test but they couldn't find an active source for the bleeding. So now she is in a nursing home down there that is just across a parking lot from the hospital. She is there to get a bit stronger before coming home and a little bit more of a break for me. I have to say that it has been nice to have some time at home to myself. The first night I was a bit scared. lol Just odd to be in this house all alone. That has rarely ever happened in my life, especially not more than one night.

So it was also my first experience with a nursing home. Sure I had been in them as a child. Nana used to take me to see her mother in one I believe, but I was just a toddler then. I had done a little volunteering at one while at KSU with my sorority but I was in my early 20's then and my own mortality wasn't much on my mind. The other day was different. It smells weird in nursing homes. At least in this nursing home, although I hear that about all nursing homes. And it just seemed like a bunch of forgotten old people left there to die. I didn't like the thought of my Nana being included in those forgotten ones. I know that is not the case for all, but it is a reality for many. Made me think of all the times someone has asked me who was going to take care of me when I am old since I don't have or want any kids.

So now on the one hand, I like having a little more freedom and being at home alone and stuff, but on the other hand I don't really like Nana being there and am ready for her to come home soon. It all depends on physical therapy and what they prescribed for her I believe. So in the meantime I will just try to enjoy my peace and quiet.

I've hardly watched any TV the last 2 weeks. I have been reading a lot. First I read The Host by Stephanie Meyer. LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. Now it is certainly no Twilight but her writing certainly makes you fall in love with each one of the characters and you find yourself rooting for different ones at different times. I bawled like a big baby at the end of this book. I hope she writes more because I truly enjoyed these characters.
I've been reading Tweak by Nic Sheff this week. This book has taken me for a trip down both his and my own memory lane of meth addiction. I NEVER used like this guy. In fact I'm surprised he is still alive. But I have flagged so much of this book right from the begining. Secretly I feel like I have fallen a little in love with this guy as sick and twisted as that might be. I mean,
I UNDERSTAND HIM!. Makes me realize that I am just a little more crazy than I thought. I've always liked the broken boys. I used to want to fix them and make it all better but I was always the one who ended up worse off in the end. I don't want to fix them anymore, but the bonding over our broken selves is still so appealing. Yes, I AM sick and twisted and crazy.

But, alas, it's Talk Like A Pirate Day!
My friend Amy, well really her husband Jason, used to like to write me emails and make me talk like a pirate when I responded. I finally found this cool site that would translate for you into pirate talk. How funny is THAT! Let me tell you it is very hard to talk computer problems when you have to talk like a pirate! LOL So, in honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day I'm sharing some pirate pickup lines. I must say that the very last one is my favorite and seems to be the most effective!

Top Ten Pickup lines for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day

10 . Avast, me proud beauty! Wanna know why my Roger is so Jolly?

9. Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?

8. Come on up and see me urchins.

7. Yes, that is a hornpipe in my pocket and I am happy to see you.

6. I'd love to drop anchor in your lagoon.

5. Pardon me, but would ya mind if fired me cannon through your porthole?

4. How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?

3. Ya know, darlin’, I’m 97 percent chum free.

2. Well blow me down?

And the number one pickup line for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day is …

1. Prepare to be boarded.

Bonus pickup lines (when the ones above don't work, as they often won't)

They don’t call me Long John because my head is so big.

You’re drinking a Salty Dog? How’d you like to try the real thing?

Wanna shiver me timbers?

I’ve sailed the seven seas, and you’re the sleekest schooner I’ve ever sighted.

Brwaack! Polly want a cracker? … Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a PARROT Day.

That’s the finest pirate booty I’ve ever laid eyes on.

Let's get together and haul some keel.

That’s some treasure chest you’ve got there.

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates

By popular demand ...

10. What are YOU doing here?

9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)

8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!

7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"

6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!

5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"

4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!

3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!


...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Project Catwalk Week 7

So here is my week 7 entry. We were suppose to do a layout using texture in innovative ways. I decided to do an art canvas and to use as much texture as possible:
Sky ~ Tissue Paper
Clouds ~ Batting
Leaves & Rainbow ~ Vinyl
Bird ~ Birdseed
Tree Trunk ~ Burlap
Grass ~ Paint
House ~ Denim
Windows ~ Gaffer tape
Door ~ Felt
Sidewalk ~ Linoleum from cutting some stamp blocks.

It's late and I am off to bed. I just started reading the Host and I found out last night that Stephanie Meyers won't be working on Midnight Sun for a while so that was a bummer. So far this summer I have read 15 books so I am pretty proud of myself for that. I haven't read 15 books in a year let alone a summer before!!! Hope your first day of September was fantastic!