Thursday, August 28, 2008
Here's a little vid I caught of the first minute of Paranoid Android [I tried to turn the camera around to show how many people there were, since there were about 80 000 people there and we were right in the middle, but it was too dark.]
Also, here are some goofy shots of us that I love. Me "pretending" to be injured by a cactus [I say "pretend" in quotations because I actually did hurt myself, it looked soft but man, it wasn't! That's a Canadian for ya...worse part is, Dan touched it after he saw me do it and hurt himself too!]
I think this was Dan's favourite part of the trip...all the fast food. He especially loved the super unhealthy Carl Jr's 6-dollar burgers. Gross, but funny.
Well that's all again. I just realized that I haven't posted all my Flea Market finds, so I'll be sure to do that soon. My parents are coming tomorrow for the long weekend, we are going to hit the Eastern Shore tomorrow and have a picnic, it should be nice. Hopefully the weather will be fall-ish and I'll see some leaves start to turn.
Well, my trip was awesome. Busy and too short, but still awesome.
-Seeing Tom, Selena and adorable little Noah
-The beautiful California weather (85 most days inland, cooler on the Coast, sunny all the time)
-Going to San Francisco, riding the cable car, walking in Chinatown and seeing the GG bridge
-Playing 1860s-1920s type "arcade" games for 25 cents
-Trying lots of different American fast food chains (In-N-Out, Jack in the Box, Carl's Jr's)
-Playing TONS of Skeeball (the best game ever, really!)
-Radiohead!!! Paranoid Android.
-Eating the BEST 2-pound burrito I've ever had
-Going to a Coney Island type Amusement Park/Boardwalk/Beach
-Riding 2 rollercoasters and screaming the whole time
-Placing my toes in the Pacific (for 2 seconds only, it was too cold!)
-Mini golf under the palm trees
-Sunday morning market and Dim Sum for brunch
-Swimming in a *heated* pool all afternoon
-Strolling in way-too-fancy-for-me malls
-Buying an AMAZING pair of jean trousers from H&M and killer Fall boots from DSW
-Sitting in the hottub with hubby, looking at the stars on our last night
I could go on, but those are the things I remember the most...
-Not enough time...that is all.
Also, it was fun to travel with Dan, since we have never really taken a "real" trip together in the 5 years we have been together. We are quite different when it comes to travel and traveling, but I think that we made a good balance of things that he wanted to do and thing that I wanted to do. Also, he got a mandoline!!
So, although California wasn't a place I had thought of going to visit ever, I was really glad to have experienced it, and even though it's not for me as far as living there goes (I would miss the Fall too much), it was a really neat place. Hopefully we'll get to go again before Tom and Selena [maybe] move back home, when Noah is a bit older and we can do more. Thanks guys, the trip was super fun!
Here are a few of my fav pics from the trip (I actually didn't take that many, I was surprised, maybe a bit intimidated, I don't know.) There are lots more here
Well, I guess I'll leave it at that before the post gets too long, I'll probably post more later tonight about non-Cali stuff, there's some randomness that needs to get out of my head...
Until then, keep dreamin'.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Like I said before, I didn't play in any Challenges for this layout, I'm going to try and scrap for awhile without focusing on the Challenges, because right now I'm into the habit of thinking that if I'm not srapping to play in a Challenge, then my layout is "worthless", and that's something I have to get out of, I have to see the value in scrapping just to get some thoughts and feelings out, to express myself creatively, or hell, to just pass the time.
'nough rambling, here it is:
Pardon the shadows on my layout, my scanner can't handle anything that's not 2D.
I'm off for home in a few hours, going to bring my camera to show the Flea-wonderfulness. Be back on Monday I hope to show what I got!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Well, better go get ready, have a great Sunday!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I'm off to day to see a coworker who had her baby last night! Little Liam, so cute...also, this weekend I'm going to see my good friend Sara and her little guy Judah, who's about 5 months old, and in a few weeks I'll be seeing my nephew Noah, who's just over one...lots of babies for me this month!
Happy Friday :)
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Again, a lot of the elements on this page are from my Sweet Twee Labs kit, including the book page, the letter stickers (La Di Da), the bracket (Office Lingo), and the little velvet rosette thing. I also used some of my K&Co Die Cut shapes, I love these things to death, I got a box at M's for like 5$, there are so many cool ephemera shapes to use, I can't wait to dig in! I also got to use some old Stash, like my MM foam letter stamps and these little vellum clouds that I got for Christmas and had no idea how to use...well, I used them, and I like it!
On a side note, my husband did the sweetest thing today, he brought me home a bunch of roses for nothing! Walked out into the kitchen to see him there holding them. Just said he always wanted to do it but never had the chance until now...he then proceeded to make supper, as he always does. I am the luckiest girl in the world! Love you babe :)
More scrappies later this week I hope! Scrapjack and ScrapMojo and TAIF, oh my!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
A few video snippets from the Backstreet Boys concert I went to Saturday night...was SO SO good, brought me right back to 1997-2000 or so (I was about 13-14 when they came out, so I was their target audience and I LOVED them!) They played all the songs I wanted them to play, and some I had forgotten about too. They can sing really well live and were quite entertaining, I would go again in a heartbeat. Swoon Brian and AJ, swoon!
Oh yeah, my mom loved it too :) So glad we went together.
Of course, my little sister Daphne also got married this weekend, more about that in a separate post, right now I'm too busy humming "I Want it That Way"...oh heart.
PS-I'm also now discovering that although black nail polish rocks (wore it for my sis's wedding and now I'll never take it off), there is no way that they can stay perfect, so I'll just have to accept the chips and imperfections...that's cool, right?