This guy’s bread helmet is SWEET!
courtesy of greenprophet.com
Periodic Table of Swearing… that would have come in handy last night with our game of Bananagrams (similar to scrabble without the game board)
I absolutely love these little hand painted dolls, a lady on etsy makes them here.
Manners… or lack thereof
I completely perplexed… when did manners start to become optional? I cannot believe how rude people are these days. I was at the local drug store last night just picking up a few necessities and I was standing in line and there was a man in his late 30’s/early 40’s in front of me with his wife and three kids. The kids were by the candy bars picking out some for themselves when the mom said ”Go give daddy your candy bars” and ALL 3 kids COMPLETELY RAN ME OVER to give their purchases to their dad. I was livid, I looked at the dad like “HELLO? HOW ABOUT AN EXCUSE ME?” and he just looked back at me totally perplexed like “what?” so fine, whatever, but then the kids decided that they wanted to look at the magazines where I was standing so once again ALL 3 of them MOW ME OVER to get to the magazines, so I had to actaully back up to let them all in, and once again I GLARE at the dad and he says NOTHING, NOTHING!! What the hell?? So the mom goes to the front of the line and calls the kids over to her and they all run over to the cash counter and start grabbing their things from the counter asking the cashier if they’d been rung in and the cashier’s giggling like an idiot and commenting on how they were so adorable… which i’m sure the parents LOVED. So by this time steam was POURING out of my ears and the dad looks over and says “I guess you’re behind the wrong family” - like it was “cute” how completely rude and abnoxious their children were, and I said “APPARENTLY” - well he looked at me and right away looked away, as if he was BLOWN AWAY that I didn’t say “Oh that’s fine, your obnoxious and rude children are just adorable!”… What a fucking idiot! And the mom was no better, she was completely oblivious as to how rude her children were. But I shouldn’t be suprised, I’m sure they’ve never taught their children to say please and thank you, and the parents are just as bad.
But it’s not like this is an extraordinary case - I was in a bike shop today just about to walk out the door and a man in his 40’s was just about to walk through the same door, and because we both couldn’t fit I stopped and assumed he would do the same, but he didn’t! He marched right on through and without even looking at me muttered and pathetic ”thanks”… like hello, I know chivalry is dead, but that is just rude! Why pretend to be “polite” when you don’t even mean it? Isn’t that just as bad as having no manners at all?
Honestly, I just don’t know anymore.
When I was little my dad and I spent hours outside our house looking up at the sky, he’d name off stars and i’d try and make out pictures out of the stars. At that time the night sky in our town looked like a combination of the suburban sky and the rural sky. Last year I moved back to the town I grew up in and now almost twenty years later that sky now looks like the suburban/urban transition sky. Due to greenhouses, growing population and polution my beautiful sky that I once upon a time saw giraffes in now looks like my faded navy blue tunic from elementary school.
I love reusing things that would otherwise be thrown in the trash and forever live in the landfill. This mini vase is a made from a clear glass christmas ornament, but i’m sure you could make something just like this out of an old light bulb. Maybe i’ll try it! DIY project for tonight maybe?
Decoupage revived! I remember decoupaging with my grandma when I was little, we’d gather scraps of material from my aunt who owned her own fabric company and we’d decoupage plasic bunnys… I completely forgot about that memory until I came across this DIY chair on Better Homes & Gardens website.
… I have a sudden urge to start decoupaging again!
Matchbox Twenty - Back 2 Good
One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands of all time