Saturday, August 30, 2008

Meme I totally stole from teh Squeegoi

Meme: Google image-search your answers to the following and take the first postable image for each.

- Place you grew up

- Place you live now

- Your school

- Your work

- Favourite food

- Favourite drink

- Favourite song

- Favourite smell

- Favourite shoes

- Favourite movie

- Favourite color

- Favourite game

- Favourite animal

- Favourite mythological creature

PS - I totally cheated. But not with the "Your Job" - the dragon was actually the first image under "Unemployed."

Monday, August 25, 2008


hmmm, looking at my "post count", I see that I have the same number of posts as Cruella de Ville wanted puppies. Well, had...because assuming I post this blog entry, I'll go up to 102. And the sequels just don't count. I mean, if they had been good and contributed to the puppy-positive lifestyle, sure...but as it is, all that happened was a bunch of people who weren't ready to have fractious & nervy dogs bought dalmatians - which meant that 3-6 months later, a whole lot of puppies were in the pound. All this to say...101 I mean, probably 25% of these posts will prove worthwhile...if I'm lucky. But then, I've enjoyed each and every one like a cool glass of minty tea. (Mmmm....minty tea!)

So, how to go about making this post one of the 1/4th that are both interesting and erudite? Frankly, I'm not sure. My impulse is to write about moving to Austin...but, really, we haven't done much here that's really "Austin" yet. Let's see...we did meet some interesting people at a t.u. mixer whilst trying some very good ice cream. Actually, that ice cream WAS pretty terrific. Amy's Ice Cream FTW! I had the rich chocolate (don't remember their adjective) and it was like unto Godiva or Dove chocolate...mmm.

Hmmm, what else? Well, we've been to two churches so far. Hope Chapel & Great Hills Baptist. Hope Chapel was just about right in size & attitude...but the pastor's preaching was odd - uncertain is the best word for it - he didn't seem to speak from authority. Great Hills Baptist was incredibly LARGE, which lost it points, but other than that...I liked it muchly. They have an AWANA program, the preaching was both authoritative and with a vision...I really want to hear this sermon series that gets started on the 7th. They were also friendly and had good coffee (not a church picking thing, just a statement of fact.) Of course, Great Hills is COMPLETELY across town...$8 to get there and back by car. Which, I guess, when I get a job and we have money, will be fine...but right now that's a hard monetary pill to swallow.

While at Great Hills, I had a conviction to trust God. That's the best way to describe it. It really had not a whole lot to do with the church. More with what God is telling me in my life right now. God is awesome, powerful and basically the King of Kings - and what He commands...happens. So, today I am spending a lot of time asking God to show me His plan for my life - both in this next year and in the next 5 years and in the next 10 years! So, join me in prayer today as I learn what God has in store for me.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tea is good!

This is a very interesting idea that, if I had the bucks to spend on whatever I wanted, I would totally try. I've had the occasion to try Tea Forte before and have always enjoyed it. I don't typically like fruit teas, but theirs manage to be fruity without being too cloying or too acidic (I usually like acidic things, but not in tea). And, I've always been one to enjoy ice tea...but I like to put my sugar in my tea while it's this "Tea Over Ice" that allows you to flash chill your tea sounds really interesting to me.

However, in the really big "Tea Is Good" news...

Bigelow's "Green Tea with Mint" is perhaps the best tea I've ever tasted. It is very, very good. You should try some. What are you still sitting at your computer for? They have it at Wal-mart! Run! Before they sell the last box!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bella the Editrix

more cat pictures

I know, I know, it's another cat...but my first thought was "It's Bella!" followed shortly by "Bella's cousin, then!" as my brain tried to reason with itself.


You know that song "These boots are made for walkin'..."? Well, THESE boots are made for walking around like a cool Steampunk chick! Mad science, here I come!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Furniture on the rise...

funny pictures
moar funny pictures

Just in case the Lolcat I made doesn't say it all, let me elucidate the pain and the glory that is Ikea. We came out of the store $410 poorer, but with 5 bookshelves (each having 5 shelves for the storing of books), another bookshelf for games in the closet, an awesome curvy red desk for me, a super comfy chair for the living room, two side tables that now grace our living room and various sundries such as wall lamps, coffee mug holders, waste paper baskets, wine glass racks, lingonberry jam & pomegranate apple sparkling juice.

We have now bolted, screwed, hammered and shoved together about 90% (we need to buy the right screws to put the lamps & wine glass racks in the wall/underside of the cabinet) and I have to say, I am highly pleased!

The other great thing about going to Ikea was taking my Mom, her friend, MaryLynn & her friend and Dad along for the ride. The reactions were as predictable as can be. Mom & Genna loved the whole thing and are already planning their next trip (I'm insisting they visit me on the way!) MaryLynn & Carson goofed off - each finding interesting things to look at and having fun with each other more than anything else. Dad was a trooper - and I think he enjoyed it as much as he COULD...even if that wasn't terribly lots.

We all liked breakfast. Ikea breakfasts are as delicious as they are cheap. I mean it - I wish there was one close by so I could go there JUST for breakfast! $0.99 for eggs, bacon & hashbrowns is pretty amazing, no?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Bored now...

more cat pictures

Play with kitteh!

For those about to write...

Hey ya'll...I was just reading through some of the recent posts by one of my favorite authors (S.Lynn Veihl) and came across this little gem:

"If you want me to believe that there's an elephant in the living room, you're going to have to show me the circus caravan it escaped from, the pasture fence it knocked over, and the wall it smashed through to get into the house."

Yep, she's dispensing writing advice and durn good advice at that. So, go visit and check it out for yourself!