Friday, April 29, 2011

The Nerd Post

1. Confession: I'm a total fangirl. And I mean that in the dorkiest sense of the word. My Pinterest account has only one fashion picture (and it's from a Harry Potter movie so it doesn't really count) but at least 20 pictures 100% nerd certified. Doctor Who (especially the tenth doctor. Yowza.), Harry Potter, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... you know. All the stuff that I tried SO hard in High School to pretend I didn't like, because I was on the dance team. (oh, pu-leeeeze.) And when you're just approaching the borderlands of popularity, all the really truly interesting things kinda take a back seat. It was the same with Blair. He was on the basketball team, so reading Stephen King books and liking X-men was totally out. Thank heavens we found each other. Without the companionship of a fellow closet-nerd, I'd be all sorts of bitter and repressed.

2. Blair is the perfect guy for me. He is not, however, a carbon copy of myself by any means. (Let's just say that I'm left on my own to swoon over The Doctor - but at least he tolerates it.) He's into graphic novels and ridiculously intimidating literature (think Atlas Shrugged or Ulysses). One of his favorite movies is Little Shop of Horrors, and has admitted to me that if ever that play is performed anywhere near out vicinity, he's going to audition for the part of Seymour. What a guy.

3. Diet Coke is super gross.

4. I saw the movie Rio with Elliot and Astoria last week. They loved it (except for the Pretty Bird part, which is really too bad since it's Jemaine Clement, who is freaking brilliant) I thought it was a cute little movie, but really I paid more attention to the music than the movie. Samba beats are excellent for Zumba, yo. Oh and Tracy Morgan.

5. Do you ever fantasize about how you will save your family during a zombie apocalypse? I do. All the time.

6. I am really feeling the need to get away next weekend. Blair is taking an ESL certification test this Saturday so I'm thinking the girls and I need to go somewhere. Maybe somewhere where they have little knuckleheads like them to get into mischief with.

 7. I have one more pattern that I'm considering for the rug that I may or may not actually have the patience to paint.

8. I have a good friend who is currently living in Austria, working as an au pair. She met Ben Folds, she, like me, loves all things nerdy and awesome (the Doctor, Firefly, LOST, Community, Star Trek, etc.) she was in a ska band, and once, the two of us spent an evening eating ice cream and watching 17 Again (starring the Zac Effron) and talking about silly things long, long after the Coach and my girls were all asleep. She is wonderful and I miss her. Just thought I'd express that.

9. May is going to start very very soon. I'm still trying to get my summer reading list together, and it's about 50 degrees outside. Freaking Southern Utah. I'm taking suggestions for the reading list though.

10. I just today discovered A Fine Frenzy. I'm so so glad.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Design Fool

 So, I'm not exactly what you would call a pro when it comes to design. What do you think of these for a rug?


Moroccan Tile

Imperial Trellis
Which is your favorite?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Keep calm, and get in the Tardis

Of course I'm going to tell you who won the giveaway, but first, I'm going to make you scroll through all these pictures of my offspring playing in the nerdiest thing I've ever created. (except for the Redwall fan-poetry I wrote in 7th grade. But, that's neither here nor there...)

Wait Rou, it's a traaaaap!!

Of course what I really want to do is give everyone a book. All ten of you. Maybe I will, just give me a few months, and don't be weirded-out if I ask for you mailing address seemingly out-of-the-blue.
But first, I shall bequeath a book on the ever delightful:

Natalie Moon Gleaves
Here are a list of phrases that will mean nothing to anyone except Natalie Madali:
   1. "What's up Ukraine!"
   2. Lemon spike juice music sidewalk chalk drawings
   3. Remember when you hated me because I liked your boyfriend's Weezer shirt? And you HATED me? That was awesome.
   4. Muh?
   5. Brazillian Rivers, That 70's Rivers, probably some other Rivers' that I've forgotten about.

She is awesome. I can't wait to pick out a book for her. 

And like I said, I think everyone won this giveaway. Just be patient. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Best Intentions

Maybe I should test these things out before getting too carried away.

If you tried to enter the giveaway, and were unable to do so, I'm very sorry. If you'd still like to have a lovely book chosen especially for you by yours truly, the commenting issues should be all fixed now. Enter, tell your pals, have a biscuit, and be excellent to each other.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reading is FUNdamental!

You know what I haven't done for awhile? A book giveaway.

Remember these posters? I was trying to find some of the old ones I remember from the library when I was a kid (You know, with Michael Bolton, and Phylicia Rashad, and that girl who played Blossom.)

Yay Yao!

You already know how to enter.

1. Follow this blog
2. Leave me some comments or other love-type notes (make sure you leave at least one on this post so I know you'd like to be part of the giveaway)
3. Send me a picture of you peeking over a book, with a link to your reading list, Goodreads page, or other book-love-type-thingy.
4. Post something about this giveaway on your blog, or facebook, or something and let me know about it

I know you'd probably much rather have one of my fabulously spectacular hand-crafted cardboard Amazon boxes pained to look like the Tardis (picture in an upcoming post). But books are just as neat. I promise.

A winner will be selected on Wednesday April  13th

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hoot Hoot

This is me

This is also my entire family.

As fancy as it is to be owls, it's not actually conducive to what most people refer to as "real life". You know, where people have to go to school and work and actually be there on time; instead of dropping your 4-year old off at preschool twenty minutes late and then deciding that a crappy Hostess danish is really the best choice for breakfast because that's really the most appetizing thing you saw at the gas station on the way to work. (On a side note, it was super gross. That'll teach me.)

So when exactly do I come to that magic place where my kids go to bed before ten? Or where I leave the house with Elliot at quarter after nine and the rest of my household (The coach included) isn't still completely zonked out?

In other slightly owl-related news. I started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to Elliot. Am I starting too young?