Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Laundry List

I had a revelation yesterday. I was never the sort of person who felt a need for a dayplanner or organizer however now it seems like a moral imperative. It's not that I have a hectic social schedule, well sometimes I do but the point is I plan a lot of projects and get scatter-brained in the process. I end up with a list of things that either never get done or fail to get done in a timely manner. So...

BEHOLD! The mighty list of project-mania and to do's!

1. Order the Sushi Erasers for the Shadowbox. Also, compile other materials for optimum craftiness.

2. Start and complete Sushi Shadowbox.

3. Take negative of Andy's film to get Jellyfish picture printed as an 8x10. Or bigger if possible.

4. Have Jellyfish picture matted and framed. This must be completed by the end of September.

5. Hang the asian plates in the dining room.

6. Finish the Geisha cross-stitch.

7. Buy tickets (?*) to see Windsor For The Derby at the Black Cat in DC for Sept. 7th. I haven't seen Dan and Anna in forever anyway. Not to mention I've never met their uber cute little girl, Ruthie. We had planned on seeing the family this weekend in Philadelphia but unfortunately they are touring. Silly me, I had forgotten they were going to be in Europe for a leg of their tour. You'd think I'd keep better tabs on my relatives.The show was cancelled. I'm gonna email Dan to see if everything is okay..

8. Choose appropriate concert attire for Friday night. (Woohoo Nightwish!) And er, pack what is needed for the weekend in Philly on Thursday evening.

9. Erm, figure out where and when we're going to do stuff in Philly this weekend.

?* We still haven't decided if that is what we're doing yet. I want to but the show is on a Sunday night and Any will most likely have class the next day. I don't work till the afternoon that day so it didn't matter to me.

In closing, I'll leave you with a video of one of WFTD's songs from their album We Fight Til Death called "Empathy For People Unknown".

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Since I am entertaining Daishi today, here's a quickie. I am completely in love with broadway musicals at the moment. This is from the revival of Cabaret in 1998 with the superbly talented Alan Cumming doing the honors as the Emcee/Master of Ceremonies. I plan on picking up this recording with my next spot of splurge monies.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How I Love Thee

Netflix has easily become one of Andy and I's best monthly expenditures. It's much more cost and time efficient for the both of us versus an investment into digital cable. I know for a fact that my parents' digital cable package runs $77 a month and that is without premium movie channels. My parents spend a considerable amount of their free time in front of the old boob tube, not always watching something they like but essentially using it is a time suck because they are otherwise bored. I think that mostly applies to my mother though. But I digress! Andy and I don't watch TV for the sake of it and mutually believe that most programs on today aren't very good. (Did I mention that we really dislike reality shows?) The TV shows we do like are on DVD though so then we can watch them at our leisure.

I've set up my queue to alternate between movies and a TV show. In fact, I just mailed back Disc 1 of the 2005 refresh of Doctor Who Season 1. (Which by the way is fantastic. I've seen it before but Andy hasn't so I wanted to share it with him.) I get so excited when I look in the mail; it's like I'm bloody 5 years old! I'm pretty content with Netflix so my husband rules for coming with the idea to do it. I still buy DVDs but it is only of stuff I absolutely want to keep and/or can afford. For instance, I indulged my inner 80's child and purchased Wargames a few weeks ago. That same week, a limited release to the theaters had finally come out in DVD and I've been absolutely desperate for it. I admit I am unabashedly in love with James McAvoy and adore Christina Ricci so Penelope had to be mine. And Netflix tells me Bruce Almighty is shipping today! Andy hasn't seen that either and that is one of few Jim Carrey flicks that I thoroughly enjoy.

Either way, date night with my dear hubby tomorrow will not be boring since we have plenty of variety and choices. "Date Night" begins when I get off work tomorrow and we head to Macaroni Grill for dinner. Then we go home to curl up in front of a movie. While it may not seem like much, any quality time I get to spend with Andy has been keeping my mood light and warm since the rush of banality that has occurred over the last several weeks. Maybe next time we should have a Date Night with video gaming madness!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Crafty Deeds #1

My latest crafty scheme is to construct a shadowbox for the kitchen. I've decided on an asian theme; specifically japanese or chinese. My main inspiration came from the accidental discovery of these japanese erasers. Namely it was the sushi set that caught my eye proper. It was so disgustingly cute and the size is perfect for my 5 x 7 shadowbox. The background of the shadowbox is black too but I was thinking of adding some fabric elements. For some bit of extra flare, I'm searching through doll miniatures for things like flowers, fans, etc.

Andy has reservations about my project but he just doesn't have my vision of it! It will be glorious!