Friday, May 29, 2009

The Verdict

So I went to the allergist yesterday. The verdict? I'm allergic to cats, mold and dust mites. (Really sad but unsurprised about the cat thing.) I have 5 medicines to take every night (2 pills, 2 nasal sprays and 1 eye drop). But apparently I'm not allergic to dogs so yay! Ari was very magnanimous and didn't rub it in my face. (He loves dogs and hates cats. I still think it was some trauma in his childhood.)

Anyhow, I'm off to book expo to get lots of free books and meet KRS-One.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Still think Big was better...

You know, the part in Big when Tom Hanks plays the very same gigantic piano in FAO Schwartz? (This was the only video I could find of the original, it's a recording of a tv. But honestly if you haven't seen the movie, you have no business watching this, just go rent (or buy, it's probably super cheap these days, I think I saw it in the $5 bin at Wal-Mart) it.

Figured I'd include this while I was strolling down my random things marginally related to childhood favorite movies. But still, these girls totally beast it.

A post in which I reveal to you that I am a Scrabble nerd.

I LOVE Scrabble. Probably due to the fact that my mom and I used to play when I was a kid. (She's good, at word games, we played a lot of Boggle too.) I'm pretty good too. I really love to play. And though I'm not as good (or crazy) as the people in Word Freak, I'm not bad if I do say so myself. So when I saw this, I was in total lust. I really want to take up wood working with Ari so we can make one of these.

I really love the juxtaposition of the old world feel of hand-sanded wood and a technological device. Plus, hey, Scrabble!

Bueller? Bueller?

So in case you wanted to own a piece of your teenage years, Ferris' best friend's house is one the market. You know, the one he drives the Ferrari through the window of. So if you're looking for a cool Chicago area retreat, get on it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

So pissed!

Yeah, so I'm really not happy right now. I stayed up late making this lovely lattice-top peach pie with raspberries and blueberries. It was so lovely, and good. But just as I'm taking it out to the oven, it slips and falls apart all over the kitchen floor. Not only am I out a pie, but I had to clean up anyhow! So mad!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Best thing about summer?

A new season of So You Think You Can Dance! Ari and I are obsessed. Everything else may be on summer sabbatical (except for Greek which has a really weird season schedule), but not SYTYCD. Love it! It's on Wednesdays on FOX. And if you're really ambitious, they're auditioning for a fall season (yes!) right now. The only problem is that means we won't get it next summer. Oh well. As Mary says, "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!"

Friday, May 22, 2009


There aren't really words to describe how totally good at beat boxing this girl is. Like, ridiculously good. She should go on some reality contest show or something. But perhaps internet fame is better...

Oh, and as you may have noticed, I may or may not be slightly obsessed with Today's Big Thing. Thanks, Ari, for the video links.

How to avoid creepers

So you're at a bat/school/work/minding your own business and this guy tries to flirt with you. You are not into it. What do you do? Put on a fake engagement ring and hope that he shoves off. Or, if you make such a product, you could make a humorous spoof of a mediocre SNL sketch. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


In honor of my honey being so sweet, I thought I'd share a video he sent me the other day. It will make you melt, believe you me. Plus it was made in Melbourne, which automatically makes it better in my mind.

Cool fridges

Things like this make me want to be a real grown up with my own place and my own fridge. Until then I'll just live vicariously through other people's ridiculously cool fridges. I think my obsession might have something to do with my intense love of chalkboard paint. Both images via

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At least I'm not the only one in the world with a stupid fridge with no outside handles.

Happy Thursday

So I managed to wake up earlier today. I heard the UPS man banging and came running. When I got there I saw this:

Now I wasn't totally surprised as Ari said he'd be sending me something today. But this seemed like a very large something. So I opened it and saw this:

Confused, I looked for a note. It was hidden, and eventually I found one that said this:

I imagined myself some flower arranging skills and ended up with this:

My honey is just the best. Period. End. Dot. Happy Thursday, indeed.

Snoop + Martha = Beyond Awesome

This is too funny. I wish I could watch them interact all the time. Makes mashed potatoes real interesting...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

And if you thought anything you did was hard

This guy makes interior "sketches" by folding paper. It's ridiculous. I'm just blown away. (And hopefully back to the blogosphere again.)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Variations on a garden.

Came across this article on a solution for growing your own food with limited space the other day and thought it was a neat idea.  

Of course, wall planters like these are out of the question for me since I rent.  But I have a little patch of land (read: dirt) between my back door and my next door neighbor/friend's back door and we've been talking about growing some vegetables there (mostly tomatoes) this summer.  She said she wanted "a tomato plant" which I took to mean, oh, one of maybe 6 or 7 different types of tomatoes.  Yellow, heirloom and cherry tomatoes are a must.  Maybe I'll plant something else too...  I think a trip to the Depot is in order.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

DIY Lanterns

So I survived my all-nighter adventure, and I only have one paper left.  Anyhow, I came across this cool little DIY project.  It's DIY and recycling and it comes out pretty cool.  So enjoy.  It's instructions on how to make a lantern from a tin can.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Murtaugh List

So just a few weeks after the How I Met Your Mother episode "Murtaugh," I'm violating a list item: pull an all nighter. Basically, the gist is that in all the Lethal Weapon movies, Murtaugh says "I'm too old for this shit." So Ted makes a list of things that he's too old to do. Admittedly the characters on HIMYM are supposed to be about 30 rather than (less than 2 weeks away from) 23, but still. I am too old to do this.

But alas, my first year project is due in 8 measly hours, and in that time I not only have to finish my paper (about 10 more pages, ugh), but also make a power point presentation for it. I did do this to myself, I know. I've been taking home the crown for Miss Procrastination for years now. The drawer I keep them in is getting kinda full...

Anyhow, I really wanted to keep this blog whine-free, but honestly, I haven't told anyone it exists yet, so really, I'm just complaining to myself, and I already know this sucks so it's not that bad. And I wanted something else to procrastinate with.

I think I'll finish the paper. Shower and eat breakfast. Go to school. Write my powerpoint. Then nap on the couch in the bathroom until my presentation at 1. (TMI, probably, but hey, it's true.) That is, assuming I finish everything in time to actually sleep at any point. It will be easier once the sun comes up and I get dressed. I hope. All I know is I'm coming back and going right to sleep when I get home. I still have one more paper to finish out the semester and I work every day from Saturday to Wednesday. Next Friday can't come soon enough...