Wild Snowflake ::
Everyday Adventures

as most blogs go, this is the same...
my life, my thoughts, me, me, me.
Friday, October 31, 2003
Am I the only one who thinks it's silly that Disney doesn't sell a "Boo dressed up as a monster" costume for kids?!

Sites to inspire me to be more crafty...
Plain Mabel... check out the toaster purse!
Uplifting Arts
Crafty Chica... she also just started a blog!
Happy Home Designs

Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Ok, aside from having tummy trouble, I had a great weekend...

Thursday, Lucky and I went to see Eric Idle (yes, THE Eric Idle) perform at the Count Basie. Considering I was worn out, I really needed a laugh or two... and he gave me more. Eric sang some of the ol' faves (The Penis Song and The Australian Philosopher's Drinking Song were sing-alongs) and they did the argument sketch and others. The second half was a bit of an autobiographical skit, explaining how he was raised in an orphanage, how he met John Cleese, etc. All in all, good show.

Friday, I stayed home icky like but managed to do a lot of crocheting. I also got the materials to make our costumes. Lucky came over for dinner and we went to several restaurants with hunger in our bellies and a 30-45 minute wait... so we had sushi/japanese food (I had a combo platter with tempura and butteryaki scallops) at a quaint place that looks like it hadn't been decorated since the 70s with fake wooden beams and captain type chairs. The sound system was playing japanese version of "oh susanna" and "home on the range."

Saturday, I dyed the short sleeve botton down shirts we had gotten at Sears for $2 something each a brighter yellow and ironed on the transfers I had created... yes we were the unlicensed "Trading Spaces" couple at Gecko and Turtle's halloween party. Oh, and apparently the Yankees lost.

Sunday, my tummy was acting even more up so my mommy came over to Lucky's place (landlady privileges) and made me some apple mush and QuikChek subs and rice pudding. Then, we painted our pumpkins (finalllyyyy). Lucky painted a scarey glowing eyed face and I did a homage to Gorey's skeletal Gashlycrumb guardian. All whilst watching that visual heroin "I love the 80s Strikes Back" marathon on VH1.

I think I'm ready to adopt. Now this would require me to go overseas to meet my new wee one, but I think it would be worth it.

Monday, October 27, 2003
Finally something I could win the world championships of.

Thursday, October 23, 2003
You mean that's what Cyndi Lauper meant when she was singing "She-Bop" ?

Wednesday, October 22, 2003
I love Macoun apples. I just bought one from the farmer's market for 40 cents. It's crisp, tart, and chilled from the October day. Crunch Crunch.

Sure hope that the apples my mom dropped off (stealth-mode) in front of Lucky's door are as good!

From FTG.... a list of terribly ummm... creative (ya that's it) names to give our hypothetical children. Front runners: Aubriana Kai, Creighton Baryl, Ceindrych Saeran, Zakeri Atruellu

Monday, October 20, 2003
I love hearing a song when I'm in the line at the Dunkin' Donuts and having it cause me to think of Lucky. I wonder if the guy behind the counter thought I was smiling at him!

The federal government is planning on arresting the college kid who snuck box cutters on board some planes... Now apparently he wrote an email detailing where he put them and it took over a month to have them found?!?!?!?

Hello... isn't there a bigger problem here?

Friday, October 17, 2003
Here's giving myself a kick in the butt... I have just signed up to do an ornament exchange... I will force myself to get crafty!

I'll take those two radials and a blow job.

PS: Now above are ads for Cape May... come on... that was so last month.

1. Name five things in your refrigerator:
Jersey sweet wines, QuickChek subs from the party the night before, leftover Buffalo Wings from Wednesday's dance night, Guinness (in the can, the bottles aren't as good), and lots of candles.

2. Name five things in your freezer:
Snow ice cream from 2 years ago, edemame, chicken gumbo soup that I made, Omaha Steak chicken and fish entrees, and the wooden mallet that I "acquired" from Joe's Crab Shack which is now used to smash the bagged ice.

3. Name five things under your kitchen sink:
Brown bags I use to pop corn in, Downy Wrinkle Release, the clogfree/dripfree drainpipe, rags, and flammable household products

4. Name five things around your computer:
A beenie baby iguana called Rainbow, a Hello Lucky portrait, tissue box, a strip of black and white photobooth pics (Lucky and me), and a neon leopardprint funfur postcard

5. Name five things in your medicine cabinet"
Tweezers, CVS "Oil of Olay" ripoff face moisterizer, Centrum chewable kiddie vitamins, baby aspirin (no I do not have a child unless you count me), and emergency makeup

Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Now that Blogger is owned by Google... the ads above my blog are specifically geared to words mentioned in my entries... before I post this, the ads are about knitted wear and yarn. I'm curious... what if I had a post about farm animals and hot sexually frustrated teens, what would show up? Does Blogger have a porn filter? I certainly wouldn't want my dear reader besotted by ads advocating marital aids and fetish gear.

Apparently the Girl Scouts have decided that they needed to change their image since they are losing many of the members once they hit the pre-teens. What's funny was that's when Girl Scouts even got more fun for me... even funnier is that a lot of the things that they are changing to, was what my mom had implemented mtnph years ago.

A ragtag group of 8 girls from 7 different highschools, we never wore our uniforms unless it was a real official function. Even then... one year we were allowed to create our own uniform (we went with white bottoms and light blue t-shirts) since the official ones were in transition. At the Memorial Day parade, Sharon (the poor tomboy of the bunch) wore jeans with holes in them since those were the only white things she owned. Some of the leaders expressed dismay at the improper attire. But all my mom cared was that she even showed up. Heck, our whole troop was there; most of the others just had the leaders and the leader's kids marching.

And that cookie selling thing... after we figured that as a troop we really didn't get any $$ from it (most of the money went to the manufacturer then the council, then the district, then the troop), we got out of our obligation (yes that's right, you HAD to sell cookies) by having a one day booth sale. None of this "order and wait a month for your cookies" crap. Over and done with in a day.

We got a lot of grief from the other GS troops in the town. Of course, they were jealous... we were achieving all these awards and stuff, still getting more money selling cookies in one day(god bless the mini mall) than they did, and having fun?! May all those old leaders bow down and new leaders sit to listen to my mom... the UberLeader.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Ok, I don't think I have any friends who would do this but then again there was an open bar...

Monday, October 13, 2003
A friggin Cho Columbus comment...

Wednesday, October 08, 2003
A post from Glitter

Well it's that time of year again!! Time to break out the fleece, wool, sewing machine, crochet hook, knitting needles and loom...and create beautiful scarves to donate to the (now annual!) Glitter Holiday Scarf Drive.

Last year we collected over 100 gorgeous handmade scarves by crafty people from all over the world- glitterati and non-glitterati, young and old, individuals and groups. Pics here The scarves were donated to two programs serving women in need: TLC (women & mothers with mental illness) and Sanctuary For Families (a haven for abused women/mothers and their children). Ideas for organizations in the NYC area are most welcome.
Please volunteer some time and energy to creating beautiful scarf(s) to keep a woman warm and happy this winter:
1. Please make sure the scarf is adult-sized
2. Please add a hangtag/giftag/notecard stating the fiber content and a little note from the crafter
3. Please roll or fold the scarf and tie it with ribbon or yarn (see pics on above mentioned page). Do not giftwrap-- the women should be able to see the colors/tetxtures and choose accordingly, but the scarves do need to be bundled up.
Send to:
c/o Flat Inc
391 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
NY NY 10013
ATTN: Scarf Drive
**Scarves must be received by December 10, 2003.**

I've been wanting to do something creative for a while... maybe make a purse... Merri on the message board I belong to suggested laminating comic book pages and stitching them together... that so rocks... Hmmm Got to go shopping for some cbs that I can actually bear to trash.

Tonight, Lucky and I will be foodbanking it at the Shania Twain concert. Let you know if I actually get to meet her. Not like that's necessary, I'm not big on the whole "oh my god I got to share the same breathing space as Mr X" Plus just last month I touched Rick Springfield. How many people get to say that?

The past few weeks have been interesting to say the least... two friends are expecting twins, another friend found out she has MS, and two people from my past have contacted me.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003
This story reminded me when FrenchToastGirl was getting married. And realized that the stress was getting to her when she got stressed that she wasn't going to be able to use love stamps for her wedding invites! Unfortunately, the brides in this story actually think this is a problem. I wonder what married life is going to be life for them... we are just encouraging the creation of mini-marthas.

Friday, October 03, 2003
Today is Baloo's birthday. It's also the birthday of Helen's hubby. Tomorrow, we are all going to go to their house and watch comedies (about 20 of us... good thing he has a big screen tv!)

On the way to Stitch and Lilo's yesterday (may I say that this season's Survivor rocks!) I was thinking alot of Helen and my last time with her... I really should write down my memories down soon somewhere. Anyways, part of what I was remembering was the wedding a few weeks ago. The bride had requested that Helen choose a song that would be played in her honor... she chose "Mony Mony". When Lucky asked Schully (her best friend) if we should sing the audience participation part, she answered rhetorically: "What would Helen do?" and we all knew the answer... so dutifully when the song came on, we screamed "get laid, get f*cked" at the appropriate times to the bride's chagrin and afterwards drank a lemon drop shot.


Friday Five

1. What vehicle do you drive? a wellworn 92 VW Jetta named "Run"

2. How long have you had it? since 1994. My dad owned it before me.

3. What is the coolest feature on your vehicle? The Tick figurine on the dashboard that Lucky gave me before we started dating.

4. What is the most annoying thing about your vehicle?That it's getting old and cranky.

5. If money were no object, what vehicle would you be driving right now? My Jetta (it would have everything fixed and have all the dings that other people have put in it smoothed out). Aside from that... the Peeps Fun Bus

Wednesday, October 01, 2003
This will make you smile.

The WeatherPixie

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Favorite Blogs:
My Diner Quest
Stitch's Journal
Curious Girl
Feisty Scribe
Not Martha
Lori Joy Smith
Myrrh's Scrawl
Extended Cake Mix

Jersey Links:
Weird NJ Magazine
NJ Monthly
The Stone Pony
NJ Diners
Lost in NJ
Halo Farms

Favorite Time Wasters:
Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers
Traffic Cone Preservation Society
The Cliche Site
Cool Stop
Bob Ross
World of Froud
Repro Depot Fabrics
Worst Case Scenarios
Apparitions of the Virgin Mary (20th century)
Snowflake Supplies

Handcrafted Wares:
My Craft Show
Glamour Puss Shop
Handcrafted Design Shop
Lara Zalon Jewelry Design
Violet Designs
Naughty Secretary Club
Ruby Goes Retro
Sparkle Craft
Myrrh Embraces
JNA Designs
Funky Utopia
K Art + Design
Deviled Chicken Designs
Sarah 1980
Fairy Glitterbug
Sublime Stitching
My Paper Crane
Madge World
Moon Water Designs
Bazaar Bizarre
Smashing Mirrors


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