Will this be just another blog?

The answer to that question is "No way, Jose!" My goal is to make you laugh and hopefully you will accidently click on one of my cards and buy it (Right now, I'm holding up a pocket watch and swaying it back & forth as I'm trying to hypnotize you, "You're getting sleepy"). This is where I will chat about just anything I feel like, while promoting my goods! Hey Guys, not those goods!! Keep your pants on!

Just a few of my Goods! I think I heard one of my cards say, "Take me home!"

Monday, January 26, 2009

From Rice to Vice

In an earlier discussion I spoke about getting my fiber from brown rice, but not today! I was reading a satirical book that had mentioned Cheetos. I felt like the book was talking to me or that the author knew me personally and wanted to torture me by mentioning those light (I mean in weight, not calories), puffy, powdered cheesy twigs! If I were on a deserted island and could only bring one snack, guess what, Cheetos would be it! I remember when I was in graduate school, I found that I rewarded myself at every boring lecture by visiting the nearby vending machine and getting a can of soda and bag of Cheetos (I was in business school for 4+ years, you do the math). Sadly, they didn't even have the baked version then! I surprisingly don't eat them now, because once I start, I can't stop (for those of you who I've played pranks on, don't even think of sending me a box or a year's supply of these yummy cheesy snacks). In honor of my favorite snack, I found an old article about the Largest Cheeto. I guarantee if I had found that sucker, it would have ended up in tummy faster than I could mention the size of it!

"I like vending machines, because snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at the store, oftentimes I will drop it so that it will achieve its maximum flavor potential"

-Mitch Hedburg

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Lucky Ass just won this Glass!

A big fat thank you to Novation Glass! I entered her weekly contest on her blog and won this beautiful set! She was kind enough to feature me and my cards as well! Head over to her blog and sign up to win her other beautiful pieces! Don't forget to check out her awesome shop!

“Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you,
if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.”

- John Lennon, 1963, Royal Variety Performance before members of the British Royal Family.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Eye Spy...

I absolutely love using eye embellishments on my cards. It sort of brings life to my creations (I would rather see googly eyes, than googly thighs). These mini cards are one of my favorites. I really enjoy using them as tip cards and writing something nice about a service well done! People always remember you because it's more unique than putting money in a little brown envelope and handing it to your hairstylist or esthetician (You got me! I write nice things on the cards so my stylist will love it enough to post it on her mirror at work and when other clients are getting their haircut, they will see the lovely note and get jealous that I'm the favorite client of them all!). It really helps when you tip well too!!

"Beauty Parlor: A place where women curl up and dye"

- Aiken Drum

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

In Dire about this Wire!

As you can see my power adapter for my iBookG4 laptop died on me (please send your condolences with $$ to my home in Chicago). Actually, this cord was really on its way out, I was just using it in this state until it finally could give no more. It has been like this for months, but I just refused to buy a new one (because they aren’t cheap)! Sadly, I started making adjustments to my life just to keep this cord surviving. I found myself talking to it, “C’mon! Mr. Cord stay alive, don’t go yet, it’s not time!” Usually, that was said when I was scrambling to get something done and trying to save the file as quickly as possible (I should mention that I have a habit of using the battery power until it’s gone, therefore the cord is the backup, not much of one, but it is). Another example is that if I wanted to use the laptop while in bed, I had to be careful about every slight movement because the cord only worked when it was in a certain position. It’s almost like when your lovable dog or cat is sleeping on your bed and you become a contortionist just so that your pet gets more rest than you do! Now, I’m waiting for my new power adapter to arrive, since I finally gave in and so did my wallet.

"Computers must be female. No one but the creator understands their internal logic. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else. The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you." Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for later retrieval. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it."

~Author Unknown

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Is Brown Rice Nice?

Lately I've been on the craziest Fiber Kick ever! Not sure what has obsessed me to want to cleanse my system out; perhaps it's related to my exercise program and something called New Years resolutions. I read that we require 25-30 grams of fiber each day! Whoa, now that's a Sh*t load of fiber (no pun intended)! I even found a fiber calculator that tells you how much fiber a person needs to consume based on your height, age and weight. I wish there was a calculator that stated how many cupcakes I need to eat, before I pass out (I love my cupcakes, but I’ll use that as another posting one day). Recently, I sadly switched from white rice to brown rice, which is driving me crazy considering I'm Asian and steamed white rice is a staple! So in honor of the switch, I made a card that says “I love brown rice” (I have to admit I don’t love it, but you know if you repeat something enough, you start to believe it).

"Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup,
only less filling"
-Dave Barry

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Era of Mascara

Have you ever gone through your makeup bag searching for that one item you need each day even though you have a thousand versions of it, like lipstick or eyeliner? I seriously have no idea why I have so many tubes of mascara. They aren’t even old ones! You would think I was a makeup artist on a movie set with all these tubes! It’s not like I have several colors either. They are all jet-black and waterproof (which I have to wear because I’m part mermaid and it’s nice to look cute for all the other “fish in the sea”). The only difference is that some are for lengthening and others are for volume. Sadly, I’ve gotten into the habit of putting on one type and then layering on another brand to make my own perfect blend! How hard is it to get voluptuous lashes (to match my already voluptuous bottom half, you know so it all balances out like a Big Mac and a diet Coke)? Stay tuned, I’ll have more makeup dilemmas on this blog!

"I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso"
-Rita Rudner

Sunday, January 4, 2009

It's just not fair to climb these stairs!

Can you see the door to my gym? I think I heard you say, "No." That's because there are three (Yes! T-H-R-E-E) flights of stairs to get to the actual entrance of the gym! Why do I even bother paying for a membership here when I have to workout just to go workout? It would be hilarious if I wasn't a member and all I did was run up and down the stairs as my form of exercise. No one would really know because I would be dressed up in workout clothes! Oh well, I guess I could consider the stairs as my warmup, but sadly I'm panting and begging for air by the time I get to the main door! Why don't they just put my gym at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro! Damn those New Years Resolutions (which I have to admit, this one shows up on the list year after year)!

Here's a quote that really gets me motivated:

"Whenever I feel like exercise,
I lie down until the feeling passes."

-Robert Hutchins

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Freezing my Rear in the New Year!

Here is today's temperature in NYC where I am right now:

Partly Cloudy
Feels Like
If you're wondering if I dragged my rear to Times Square last night to bring in the New Year, the answer is NO WAY!! Some people stood out there for 10 hours waiting for the ball to drop. I think I would have dropped if I stood out there that long or even for a few minutes! I had one friend send me pictures from her Polar Bear Plunge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin today. I think she's nuts, but at least she was "Freezin for a Reason," since the event supported the Special Olympics! I spent my day at the movies, had a hearty bowl of chicken tortilla soup & sipped on a yummy caramel latte. I always find a way to enjoy life's simple pleasures! Happy New Year to all!

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine."

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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