Monday, February 27, 2006

Whatcha readin'?

Last fall Andrew was doing some purging and offered up many of his books to his friends and family. He sent around a list of the titles he had available and I picked a few that were of interest. He also decided I could use some other books, many of which I added to my own purge pile and donated to the library.

Well one of the books I chose was The DaVinci Code. In December Chris decided to give it a read and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Now with the movie coming out soon he told me I better hurry up and read it so that we can go see the movie. So last night I started. And I didn’t want to stop. But I made myself close the book and go to bed. Now I’m eagerly awaiting my lunch break so that I can read some more.

I imagine I’ll be done with it relatively soon, so have any other book suggestions?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tah Dah!

Why is it that when I plan out a layout it seems to take me hours to make it, yet when I don't plan I'm usually done within one hour? Should have cleaned the scanner off better before scanning in my pictures. Many of them have schmutz on them. Oh well.

15 Years of Hair

So when I was getting my haircut on Friday, I was talking with my stylist about some of the styles and colors I’ve had over the years. She requested that I bring pictures the next time I come in. This got my mind thinking that it would make a fun layout. So I started looking through my pictures trying to find good ones and figure out what to include. At first I thought I wanted to start with 1993. I have a picture taken about a week before I dyed my hair for the first time. (For quite some time that was the last picture of me with natural colored hair.) But then I was thinking that “13 Years of Hair” was a really random number. So now I think I’m going to do 15 years, starting with my perm in 8th grade. I was thinking I really wanted to focus on my recent hair (recent being since high school) but I think it will be fine.

Now I’ve got it all planned out. I know what pictures to use. I even sketched out my idea. For some reason lately I’ve been sketching layouts out ahead of time. Maybe it’s my way of working on scrapbooking stuff at work. Plan it all out so that I know what I’m doing when I get home. Now I just need to scan and resize pictures and get it all put together. Maybe I’ll be productive tonight and you’ll be able to see the fruits of my labour!

Friday, February 17, 2006

New Hair

So I had an appointment this morning for a haircut. I went there having no idea what I wanted to do with my hair, but knowing I needed to get it cut. So I left it completely up to my hairdresser as long as it wouldn't take any work. (I'm pretty much a wash and go kind of gal.) Here's what I got.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Recognize Anyone?

My tape on the famous Ali Edwards Christmas Card Layout. Sorry I had to crop out some of your family members. 1 3/8" is really small. And this was after I had scanned in and reduced the pics.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

V-Day, Part Two

So Chris gets home from work and I'm just setting out his gift (MacGyver season one) and his card. He says, "Doh, I forgot to get you a card. I promise I'll get you one tomorrow." Nope, sorry. No deal. Go make me one. So I went up to my craft room and set out various valentines/love themed embellishments and even two brand new sheets of paper that I got with mel on Saturday. And this is what he came up with. I like it. And he cut the heart on his first try. I'm impressed with that!

Happy Valentine's Day

I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day. One year I wnet to London with Andrew and we were gone over V-day. It hadn't even occurred to me until I told chris the dates that I would be gone and he was upset. Oh well.

Anyway, like I said, not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. However, I do love the Old Navy holiday tees for only $5! I'm hoping to go tomorrow to see if I can score any other colors on sale.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Music Tag

So I saw this on Tracy's blog and thought it was a fun quiz. Hey Christy, what's she think of people she doesn't know checking out her blog?

Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following questions about your music collection.

How many songs? 3323 (8.4 days, 11.21 GB). It's got all of Chris' music but probably only about a third of my CDs. My brother had to buy himself a second hard drive because he has so much music!

Sort by song title:
First Song: 'Cause I Like it That Way- SHe DAISY
Last Song: Zor and Zam- The Monkees

Sort by time:
Shortest Song: Apparently there is a 1 second blank track by the Dixie Chicks, but since I don't think that one really counts, 4 seconds, Low Clouds (2) by James
Longest Song: 18 minutes, 36 seconds- Alice's Restaurant Massacree- Arlo Guthrie

Sort by album:
First Album: 10 Things I hate About You Soundtrack (Love this!!!)
Last Album: Zoot Suit Riot- Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Top Five Most Played Songs: This is only because we had to wipe the computer clean not too long ago, not necessarily because these were really the most played...
The Lucky One- Alison Krauss (4 plays)
I'll Be That Girl- Barenaked Ladies (3 plays)
Way Over Yonder In the Minor Key- Billy Bragg and Wilco (3 plays)
Hold on to Me- John Michael Montgomery (3 plays)
End Credits- Braveheart Soundtrack (3 plays)
The Alison Krauss and the Billy Bragg have multiple plays because Chris was testing them when reloading the music. But like I said earlier, the music is only recently back on the computer so these numbers aren't accurate.

First song that comes up on Shuffle: Galileo by Simmons Sirens- a cappella group

How many songs come up when you search for "sex"?: 1- She Thinks my Tractor's Sexy- Kenny Chesney :)

How many songs come up when you search for "death"?: 1- The Death Of St. Jimmy- Green Day

How many songs come up when you search for "love"?: 196

How many songs come up when you search for "you"?: 436

I refuse to tag anyone, but if you're up for it, play along!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Time to cast your vote

Which one do you like better to go on my scrap shelves?

Branas or
They are essentially the same size and they are the same price. Currently I have dark shelves, but I think in the future I want to go with lighter shelves.