So go on then, I dare you :)
So go on then, I dare you :)
Firstly, I was reading an article that was published the Daily Telegraph written by James May. He mentioned his furry love: Fusker. James claims that he doesn't think Fusker loves him or that cats love their owners...read here:
The flow of adoration runs in one direction; I spend hours talking to him, even though the only word he might possibly understand is "Fusker", and in return not one sound of any consequence has ever emanated from his witless furry face. He has never passed me a spanner or written any of this column, except for a bit that went fasdfij ffeug djdvbv9821. "
I had a laugh but then I started thinking more about it later when I arrived at my friends home to feed his cats. I'm house sitting for the past two weeks and he has two boys: Chuckie and Shadow. They seem terribly lonely and I feel so horrible leaving them after I scoop and feed them. My hubby, when he is off and I go off to work, states that when I leave in the morning my Anthony will go to the door and look up at the door knob and cry for about half hour.
I sarted off with the Art Exhibition episode of Top Gear, where my darling James created this amazing sculpture out of parts of a car. Of course, I can't find a picture of it AND Richard ended up destroying it after all of James hard work. Typical.
After that I indulged in some Toy Stories episdoes-Plasticine and Lego House. Always good for a second time around.
After this I did a little shopping. I was on the hunt for a slip on pair of shoes on the cheap. Something for work. I found these..(which I am currently wearing today)
In the children section (It pays to be hobbit sized) I found these cuties.
Plus this all gets better because P@yLess had a Bogo so I got both for $17.00
Next, I purchased some goodies for a care package! My lovely in Derbyshire! I got her some really cute items! I had to throw in some U.S. of A socks because what lovely girl from the United Kingdom wouldn't want to own their very own pair of socks that say: USA???
I also send her lots of Big Red gum as she LOVES it and it is not available for purchase in her hometown. I keep her stocked in this gum snack.
I included an ATC, that I created, of her fav. Fall Out Boy song to go along with her package. Sugar We're Going Down.
After shopping I checked the post and what do you know?? New shirt! (currently wearing this as well)
Theme: My Favourite Quotes of All Time (I used an Alice theme because she's my fav)
Theme: Love Quotes. Paper was brushed with tea and edges burned and crumpled for texture.
I am the type of person that while out and about if I pass something that seems to be just right for a friend I will purchase it. Granted these items are always under five dollars. Most often it's from the Five Below shop or in a dollar bin.
I ask because I recently sent two little care boxes to a friend who moved out of state. She was having a hard time as of late and I sent her a few little items to cheer her up. I included some artwork (my ATC's) and some music and other cute little items I saw along my travels. She honestly, thought it odd.
To add more color to this picture, I am also a card fanatic. I am constantly stopping at Hallmark and constantly sending little greeting cards to friends to just say: Hey, I think you're amazing/brilliant/radical...pick one. I mean who wouldn't want to go to the mail box and find a greeting card with some positive remarks written in it from someone who cares? That would certainly make my day!
Okay, I realize and am fully aware that I am, in fact, ODD. In my defense, I didn't really think giving someone a small gift is odd.
To continue my defense: I do have a lot of friends that don't live in my area, thanks to the world wide web.
I don't have any children so I can't very well purchase them tiny little gifts.
I like to shop on the cheap.
I like giving things to people that are thoughtful.
Lastly, I believe in treating others as you want to be treated and frankly, I would like to know that people think of me when they see something and smile, or care enough to drop me line old skool-Snail mail.
So bloggie buds, am I missing something here? Am I really odd?
Okay, maybe don't answer that last bit....
I am pretty tired and cranky today so this is a perfect opportunity to complain about a few items:
You can purchase all sorts of International channels. In fact, Comcast offers 15 different Indian channels. They also have a German Channel package available for purchase.
You can not, however, order any other BBC other than BBC America.
Well, how the hell am I supposed to watch James May At The Edge of Space, James May On the Moon or Man Lab???
My daily fix of Captain Slow will now be reduced to re-shows of Top Gear. This is because Toy Stories has just had it's "Finally".
Woe is me.
Someone please cue up the song: "I can't liiiivvveeeee, if living is without you.......I can't liiiiivvveee, I can't giiiivvve anymore.."
(pic taken from BBC homepage. Purple hearts drawn by a very silly pennylane. )
-I am one of those who uses a seperate shampoo and conditioner. Don't you hate it when you are so tired and don't really bother looking at the bottle and you squeeze a generous amount of conditioner on your hair only to realize you meant to be putting shampoo on?? Maybe it's just me. I am super, dooper clumsy and cheap..so at $6-$7.00 per bottle every little bit counts. I did this last night. I mean, what do you do?
-I am going to watching a friends house/pets for about two weeks. I am slightly irritated because his house is out of my way home. Makes my commute longer (already an hour each way) and traffic is always nerve wracking on that end. He left last evening and we called to discuss my duties. He had thrown in: Taking his bins down to be picked up, checking his mail, and deposting a check that he will be recieving.
I will not be paid for this and I am guilted into it because: "I am the only one he knows in this area...everyone else lives too far to tend to his home every evening".
I am too nice.
I need a shirt that states: USE ME.
-Remember the whole attitude adjustment bit I told you I needed? It's not working. I think it has to do with the new phone system installed in my company. There is a phone tree. This simlpy means when our lazy phone ops decide they don't want to answer the phone it will be routed to another person and then another and so on. Well guess what???? I'm number two on the phone tree!! I share an office (closet) with reception and I'm almost admin so I get to be responsible for all missed calls plus the Manager line. My phone never stops now. Mostly because Reception (1)reads all day, (2) Just stares at the phone when it rings.
Yes, ladies, you are meant to ANSWER that when it rings. Not rocket science. In fact, it's the whole point of your job! The only thing you are paid to do is pick up the phone when it sounds.
This attitude adjustment-
yeah, just not working out.
I started this amazing project with two friends. We were creating scrapbook pages with our favorite quotes on them. We picked 9 topics and each week we were to meet and exchange our pages. So far we have completed:
Quotes from a Book
(Below is a picture of the paper I created for the background of my Movie page)
Below is the completed Movie page. The quotes are written as a movie script: ie:
Forrest stands at the bottom of the staris with both hands on his hips. Below Jenny stares at him...
FORREST: I'm not a smart man but I know what love is..
Behind each quote is an old film negative to give it extra punch!
I have only recieved three of my co-pilots pages-someone forgot one-someone had to cancel-someone was sick..etc, etc.
It's frustrating because the last four meetings have been cancelled. The project was supposed to be finished by now and I am pretty sure it won't be finished at all. All motivation and desire seems to be lost except on my behalf. I put a lot of work into this and I am quite proud of my work. My book displaying our pages has empty slots for my co-hosts pages. What should I do?
Do I take the pages out of my co-hosts? Leave them in up until the moment they quit and then just finish with my own? I'm a libra folks- I need balance and I am growing anxious as I type this-to leave them in and then round the book off with just mine gives me vertigo.