Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Friday

It's almost 5 o'clock on a gloomy Friday afternoon and I'm done. I had an assignment canceled on me today, and I'm not happy about it. I have a headache, because red wine and board games don't mix. It's still two hours to the big "Battlestar Galactica" series finale. And to top it all off, my motivation took off at 1:30 this afternoon for Spring Break someplace serene, leaving me here to try to accomplish actual work on my own.

So, instead of something productive, I give you Mahna Mahna. ("Whatever that is.")

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Being a rock star hurts

Remember way back to my birthday when the S.O. gave me a guitar? Well, I decided I wasn't getting the hang of it on my own, so I started taking lessons.

I'm making progress now, fairly quickly. I practice daily and am starting to get the necessary callouses on my fingers. Not quite though. They get pretty darn painful after I play. Here's a picture that might be kind of gross.

You can click to embiggen it, if you really want to see the indentations in my fingertips and the awesome callouses I'm starting to get.

It's hard to type and forget about sorting paper or turning the pages of a book with those babies.

If sore fingers are the price I must pay to have millions of screaming fans, so be it. Because I'm telling you, people are going to pay big money to go to my concerts. But not you guys. You'll be on the guest list. You can say you're with the band.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here's some green bears for you!

Wait. What's that? You wanted green BEER. Oh. Well. Nevermind.

May you be in heaven a full half hour
before the devil knows your dead.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


The tile --mosaic glass in "rainforest" -- for our backsplash finally came in, and yesterday, the S.O. installed it. I love the tile. And I love the S.O. for being so handy.

Here he is applying the thinset mortar.

And putting up the tile.

He even used a wet saw to make teeny tiny cuts for the corners. All his fingers are still intact.

Ripley and I mostly stayed out of the way.

Today the grout goes in. After we touch up some paint, the kitchen will be presentable.

For the record, the S.O. may have done most of the work installing the tile, but I picked it out. That means I should get some credit for how amazing the kitchen looks now. Right?

The folks at Planet Granite (where we bought the granite counter tops and mosaic glass tile) said I have good taste and asked for some photos once we're done. I take that as a compliment.