Friday, December 12, 2008
Ok disclaimer done.
I work my ass off at my job, I'm really good at what I do. I'm an incredibly honest person. I would never steal from anyone, let alone people I do business with. That said, we had a tenant who was bringing her rent in cash because she was having some sort of issue with her bank account. I let her do this for a couple months, thinking she'd get it sorted out, well it's been about 6 months now and it's getting pretty old, especially since I have a remote deposit scanner now and don't have to go to the bank, except when she brings her rent in. This month, I get her rent, gave her her change, photocopied the money (after she left, she didn't ask for a receipt), and put the cash in a sealed envelope because I was afraid the money might get lost. I got to the bank and she informed me it was $100 short. I proceeded to freak out. I scoured my purse, where the sealed envelope had been. No money in my purse, well that's not entirely true, I had $3 in my wallet, love my check card. Then I rushed back to the office, tore apart my desk and the money wasn't there, then I thought of checking the photocopy of the money, sure enough it was $100 short. So I redid the deposit and had my boss call the tenant and let her know that it was $100 short. Now said tenant is accusing me of stealing $100. So I don't know what my boss will say when she gets back from vacation. But she knows me really well and knows I would never, never steal money from anyone. I am so upset over this, I've known this tenant since I was a kid and now she's accusing me of stealing her money, wtf?!?!?!
That's all, I'll have another post once I've calmed down from this.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Here's the challenge from Kathy: go to your sixth picture folder, find and post the sixth picture, pray you remember the details; tag five others. So here's mine:
This is my little monkey man in his old room acting like a weirdo. Steve wanted to document the old room before we moved. I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you wanna do it, go for it!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I really want to do a wedding quilt for my guestbook. I got the idea from Speakaboo on craftster:
I want to have maple leaves though for the guests to sign and I'd like the tree to look more like this:
I also love the wedding rings at the bottom of this. I may also go with a tree of life theme:
But I don't know where I'd put leaves on that design. Hmmmm.
Friday, November 14, 2008
eyeSlices® are innovative eye treatment pads that combine the natural essence of nature.
WTF? the natural essence of nature? What the hell is that?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I love this song so I looked up who it was by, it's an artist named Michelle Shocked I downloaded her Short Sharp Shocked album. I love this woman. Here's the original video for this song, When I Grow Up, you have to love the weird 80's ness of it:
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here it is as a slouchy hat (how I'd wear it):
And as a beret:
Don't mind the looks on my face or the fact that I'm wearing 2 sweaters, it's early and cold. But I'm thinking of making one of these hats for myself. I'm kind of digging the slouchy hat thing.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
On the knitting front I finished a beret tonight, it's for a swap, but I think I'm going to make one for me, it's too cute for words and super fast and helps take up some of those single skeins laying around. I'll take pics after it's blocked.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Yep, that's right, I voted today, and I got my super sticker. I have to say that I honestly didn't know anyone who was running for the local offices, so I voted for all non-incumbents. And I of course voted NO on 8! No one in my office did, and I've been having to bite my tongue about the fact that they all are voting for segregation and taking away the rights of a whole group of people.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Then for Halloween night Steve and I went as the Dude and Ms. Lebowski from The Big Lebowski during his acid trip. I made my costume and knit Steve a sweater from the movie, which I'll have to post later since he wasn't wearing it for these pics:
And here is Steve without his wig looking decidedly like a gay Mr. Clean, but I still love him:
That was our Halloween night since we didn't have the munchkin, it was super fun!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Ok so onto the content of the post. We took C to Disneyland last weekend to watch the fireworks and he decided he wanted to wear his costume, so here he is, my little dead pirate:
You can see S and C in this one, they were watching the fireworks and eating popcorn.
I'll have some pics of S and my costumes tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
So I went to McDonald's to get a salad the other day and saw this sign in the drive thru:
I'm pretty sure that quicker isn't a word, but hey, what do I know?
We went to the Shake Shack a couple weeks ago and this was the view we were greeted with:
There are days when I remember why I pay as much as I do to live in So Cal.
And for posterity here's one of Steve at the Shake Shack:
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
That's all for now.
Monday, September 15, 2008
It's from this store: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5767847
I think I'd make my own but I love the idea, especially getting to use buttons!
In other news I finished a pair of socks in August:
They are the Embossed Leaves socks from Interweave.
More update later.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Got this from Glittyknittykitty:
Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food - but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.
Here’s what I want you to do:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment here at www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.
The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred (glittrgirl):1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
10. Baba ghanoush
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork buns
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper (this one scares me a little)
27. Dulce de leche
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl (Yay for Disneyland where I first had this)
33. Salted lassi
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar (this one I want, I may have to do this for my b-day)
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
46. Fugu (this one scares me too)
47. Chicken tikka masala
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal (never again though)
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine (not a big fan)
60. Carob chips
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe (doing this this year for my b-day for sure)
74. Gjetost, or brunost
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
79. Lapsang souchong
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam (not a fan of this either)
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
That's my list, how many have you had?
Friday, July 18, 2008
Close up of the fabric:
Also, notice the super cute table cloth I made. It makes the apartment feel so much homier.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
There may be another post today, we'll see how the day goes.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Some of the egg wash spilled onto the paper and burnt, but the braid didn't.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Also, I got the first block in my Dear Jane Quilt done, but I realized it's supposed to be in Oranges not Reds, I decided to to color on color for the quilt. Here it is, I'm thinking it may become a hot pad or something:
This makes for a happy 3 day weekend, see you all next week.
The idea is that you can only use one word for each of your answers - so here we go
1. Where is your mobile phone - purse
2 .Your significant other - Steve
3. Your hair - growing
4. Your mother - work-a-holic
5. Your father - creative
6. Your favourite thing - rain
7 . Your dream last night - reminiscent
8. Favourite drink - Whiskey
9. Dream/goal - happiness
10. The room you're in - office
11. Your ex - married
12. Your fear - elevators
13. Where do you want to be in six years - loved
14. Where were you last night - home
15. What you're not - angry
16. Muffins - blueberry
17. One of your wish list items - serger
18. Where you grew up - here
19. last thing you did - texted
20. What are you wearing - vintage
21. Your TV - over-used
22. Your pets - parents
23. Your computer - new
24. Your life - happiest
25. Your mood - content
26. Missing someone - Steve
27. Your car - fixed!
28. Something you're not wearing - dress
29. Favourite store - Anthropologie
30. Your summer - busy
31. Like (love) someone - Chris
32. Favourite colour - green
33. last time you laughed - today
34. last time you cried - unsure
35. Who will re post this - Jerry?
There we go, it's harder than you think, because you want to explain choices and you can't.
Pics of the fixed car to come later today.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Steve and I were talking about taking this girls to Disneyland, my Dad's best friend's daughters, they are 15 and 19. He made me feel old, because I don't have my finger on the pulse of teens today, but then I got to thinking and I don't think I had my finger on the pulse of kids when I was that age. I think that's part of growing up with a weird lesbian environmentalist in the house. I never saw the world the way most people did, I wasn't listening to the music of the time, I still don't.
I never realized how much I was missing from my life before Steve came along and turned it on it's head. I have never been so happy in my life. Between having a man I love dearly and who loves me back with the same intensity and becoming instant mommy with Chris, I never knew I could feel so much at once. This kid who isn't even my son has taken my heart and made it 4 times bigger. Steve is the only man who has ever been everything I need when I need it, he constantly surprises me, and I love that he isn't weak minded, and isn't willing to back down on his beliefs. It's funny to me how things in life work themselves out. I think that's it for now.
I know this post was totally random and disjointed, but I just needed to talk to someone without being shamed into going to church. I feel like everyone here at the office constantly gives me the stink eye for living with Steve and not being married, but thus is life.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I'm going to spin another bobbin and ply them, no idea what I'm going to make with it yet, but it'll come to me I'm sure.
I thought this was cute when I looked in the back of my Dad's truck this morning (still don't have my car back, hopefully this week):
Why is there purple lined up in the bed of the truck you ask?
They're flowers that fell off a tree, I love the color, but these suckers get slippery when they are on the cement.
So on my lunch break today I went to the LAB to get some lunch at The Gypsy Den, and I decided to stop into Urban Outfitters where I got this super cute hat:
And here it is on, I don't know what inspired the off kilter Rockabilly pompadour, but I'm kind of diggin it today.
We're moving Pub Knitting tomorrow night, we'll be at the Steelhead Brewery in Irvine by UCI, should be fun times!