Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Watching TV & a new feature: OBSESSED.
I am OFF WORK! I am laying on the couch, watching The History Channel- which isn't showing anything about history, but shows about Bigfoot, UFOs...and lots of people who make bad personal grooming choices.
It's almost 11am, and I realized I forgot to tell Holly that I'm off work- so I just called her to see if she wanted to go to Basket Market. You know, to celebrate the 4th of July. A trip to Basket Market is the perfect way to honor our INDEPENDENCE and FREEDOM this holiday season. I don't know why the larger part of the population assumes the holiday calls for beer and 'the' lake, clearly, it's all about beer and Basket Market.
Speaking of beer for breakfast- Anytime I have a beer before 11am, I remember, years ago, when I was living in Australia. My ex-fiancee's brother had come from Canada to visit, and was staying at our apartment. Every morning, he would call me into the kitchen: "Kory, my friend, come have a beer...it is the perfect breakfast, you know- beer...it has...vitamins...and oats."
Okay- back to the goings-on on the History Channel- I wish, REALLY REALLY WISH, that Bigfoot would be found. Just so these insane people would stop being filmed LOOKING FOR HIM.
Now, a commercial for APPLEBEE'S. Does anyone actually eat there? I don't know of one single person who goes there- yeah, I know a few people who've GONE, but none that ever RETURNED. I went once and I'm still suffering PTSD. It was that bad. If I wanted to eat perfectly disgusting and/or flavorless, strange combinations of food, I would just go in the kitchen and cook!
Enough live-blogging television. Here's what I'm here to share, this morning:
WHAT I AM OBSESSED WITH, SO FAR, THIS WEEK!
1) Paul's Pepper-pot Boy card, from over at THE ARTSIDERS.
I'm obsessed with this drawing that he did- and begged for him to make a stamp from it- but since, like me, he surely doesn't have a rubber-stamp creating machine next to his desk, I thought he could make a digital stamp. And you know what? He was kind enough to RE-DRAW the little guy, SCAN it, and EMAIL it to me. And on top of that, he still took the time to explain, to me, what a pepper-pot is and went on to explain what a SALT PIG is- I'm still mystified.
2) CrimsonMama's Punch Doily, as seen here in her Scrapbook.com GALLERY.
She MADE a doily with a Martha Stewart punch. I have zero math skills, so as I read her description as to how she CALCULATED everything to MAKE THIS THING, my brain almost melted. I don't see how she not only came up with the idea, but also how she executed the plan. SHE USED A PROTRACTOR.
3) Shelly Hickox's 'Grungy Gatefold Birthday Card.' from her blog STAMPTAMP, which I found from the SIZZIX blog.
Click on the title of her blog, up there, and look at this freakin' card. I'm obsessed. Everything from the color, the stamps, the die-cuts- WOW- this is the first time I really, really liked the Umbrella Man. I mean, yes, I love the stamp (I don't have the die, yet) but I could never picture, really, what to use him on- something about it makes me feel sad. Or creeped out. I love the image, but I couldn't picture him on anything. But seeing it here, it looks great. As well as the rest of her blog. I'm obsessed.
Okay, I've got to get going. Nothing makes Holly angrier than a frantic phone call from me, shouting to HURRY HURRY HURRY LET'S GO- only to pull up and honk and I'm still undressed, watching a show about UFO's while simultaneously reading blog and talking on the phone.
I'd like to say that I'm going to find a shopping cart full of treasure at Basket Market and return to create my first Pinterest worthy masterpiece which I photograph well and post to my blog, resulting in magazines wanting to hire me as their craft editor. But I'll be realistic. I'll find nothing worth buying, end up being dragged thrift store to junk store and back again by Holly, eventually returning home where I'll lay on the couch and watch Ancient Aliens or something even worse. Maybe I should sell tickets allowing people to sit beside me on the couch as I talk back to the TV? It's almost a performance worthy of an award, really.
In case I don't make it back- HAPPY 4th of JULY, Americans.