Saturday, August 30, 2008


I just bought four Andy Warhol posters from I'm really excited. Two of them were only $5, which is even more exciting. I'm going to frame them when they get here and arrange them on my wall. I'm actually going to get some of my other posters framed as well, at least my Rilo Kiley and Joe Firstman ones. I'll be sure to post pictures once I've got my "art" "collection" more organized.

Anyway, here's the Warhol posters I bought:

Three's a Party
Love Affair
and Art

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Last night was Relay for Life here in Wilmington. Laura was participating, so I went down to support her team and check it out. I didn't stay for long, but I did convince my mom to buy me a raffle ticket so that I could put one in for the basket that my sister donated. Well, mom bought me 10 tickets, so I bid on many baskets. And I was a winner! Here's what I won:

1) I put my mom's name on this ticket, so I guess technically she was the winner here. We won some beaded jewelry that was made by a member of Laura's team. I don't actually like the jewelry, but I had ten tickets to get rid of.

2) The Chocolate Lover's basket. It's basically a bucket full of Hershey's Greatest Hits. My mom ate all the Milk Duds, which is kinda depressing, but I've still got enough candy to last me the rest of the week.

3) The Gourmet Delight basket. I don't remember what basket this is... it might be the one the Spiritline donated, which would be the only reason I put a ticket in for that one. I don't actually have this one in my hands yet, Laura must have forgotten to grab this one before she came home. They just called and I'll have to go pick it up later today.

4) Yes, I won the basket Laura donated. But wait! The story gets better:

Around Christmas last year my mom won a raffle at Morgan's dance recital. It contained a tea kettle, some teas, and some coffee cups. We're not a tea drinking house, so it sat in our closet gathering dust for six months until Mom had the brilliant idea to do the ultimate re-gift: donate it to the Relay for Life raffle. Laura bought new coffee cups, though, because one of the cups said "All I want is a normal life" which seemed a little insensitive for a cancer benefit. The cups she bought were from Target, and they're really cute. That's the whole reason I put one of my tickets in for the basket, because I wanted the cups. I didn't think I'd actually win. Now, I have my new lovely coffee mugs and the tea kettle is yet again sitting in our hall closet. If we haven't found another raffle to donate it to in the next year, Sara may well be seeing it as a wedding gift.

Also: Laura's team, Jenna's Joggers, managed to raise $4500. Go team!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Nashville's my kind of town

Last weekend Abby and I traveled to Nashville for a weekend of gossip, country music, Joe Firstman, and Jack Daniels. It was a good time.
Peace out.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I'm not going to do a full post about Nashville just yet, but I thought I'd share my horoscope from Saturday:
Why waste all of your charm on new people who you don't know very well? Today, you should focus on the people who already know and appreciate you. They deserve the benefit of your wonderful wit and warmth more than anyone else, don't you think? If you spend all of your energy trying to put on a show every time you encounter someone new, what will you have left over for the people who stand by you through thick and thin? Let new people work harder at impressing you, for a change.

That's right. My horoscope told me to be mean to strangers.

Friday, August 08, 2008

On the Road Again

I'm just about to head off on my one-woman roadtrip to Nashville, but I wanted to check my email first. At the very top of my Yahoo homepage is my horroscope, and today's is almost scary in its accuracy:

If there is any uncertainty to your plans today, it will only encourage you to be nervous or moody -- whether you consciously realize it or not. You really need a firm roadmap, today, in order to feel comfortable moving forward. So use your morning to nail things down. Return those phone calls and emails and make sure everyone is on board with the plans. You can get the stability you need in no time, and enjoy feeling more confident throughout the rest of the day.

I've got my roadmap and I'm ready to roll. See you in Nashville, y'all!

Monday, August 04, 2008

That's stupid, he's a bloke!

I finally own the Spaced dvds! It was out for a good week before I made it to Best Buy, and it's been about two years since I first watched the series. It was such a relief to finally own the set! And I'm such a nerd that I spent the entire weekend watching all the episodes and special features. I didn't much care for Kevin Smith's commentary, he seemed way too interested in Jessica Hynes's personal life.

Anyway, here is one of my favorite bits from my favorite episode. It's only a two minute clip, but there is so much awesomeness fit in.