Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
BUT today I am FREEEE! I woke up early and got a hair cut (much needed), and after lunch I am going to run the 23983749274 errands I have to run. Today it is old navy, mani/pedi, eyebrows, pet store, bookstore, and banana republic. It's a grooming/returning day. yay!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Ms. S still has one to go (think good thoughts for her tomorrow!), but me, I'm done and back home in sunny Texas. Where I never have to worry about what I'm going to eat for my next meal, where my parents baby me like the spoiled brat that I am, and where it's 75 degrees during the day and 40 at night even in the middle of December.
I'll try to do better and update some more, but to be honest it's a lot harder now that I have a life again.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I finally have my own Audrey Kawasaki print!!! (umm...in a few weeks...after it gets delivered...but STILL) It's been YEARS since I started stalking her art online, and even on ebay I couldn't afford a print, so I'm really excited and grateful that she decided to do a time-limited offer on her site today.
Sigh. I'm so happy.
and for good measure, here's her new Fly on the Wall video.
- James Henry Trotter
- Parents killed in a freak accident
- Lives with his aunts Sponge and Spiker (rotund and pointy, respectively)
- Who make him do work and chores and treat him horribly
- and who thought his father was below their level
- He dreams of a better place (in this case, New York, which his parents had told him about)
- And his life is changed when a mysterious stranger appears with magic (specifically, a bag of magic crocodile tongues)
Um...does this sound like the premise to another book to anyone else? One about a young orphan who finds out he has magic? With a lightening scar perhaps?
I'm not complaining or anything, as I love both stories. And granted, orphans finding out special secrets about themselves and subsequently livng exciting lives isn't an original formula in the least...but wouldn't it be a bit interesting to know if maybe this isn't where a certain author got her inspiration from?
I'm pretty tempted to change this post to "Harry Potter and the Giant Peach." Or maybe I just need to turn off my brain from analyzing everything for a night and just go to bed.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Personally, the video (linked in case the player doesn't work) is more fun than the actual song. Although she could have gone bigger and made the circus aspect creepier, like with contortionists and fire eaters and other carnival-like side shows. I was at least expecting to see some sort of acrobatics.
And randomly, this makes me wonder, when will Ciara make a comeback? She was a good dancer.
And he was right! I think this is great!
I don't know.
But things that I've been secretly hoping people (and by people, I mean an eccentric billionaire who likes to make random people happy) will buy for me / I will probably seriously consider buying for myself before the season is over:
- a leather travel jewelry roll
- new luggage, in a nice blue or grey or purple or maybe yellow
- floral and bow headpieces, like those on ban.do
- nice earrings, studs - because I don't like dangly ones - like these or these (not diamonds, although I do want a pair eventually - just one, because I'm a firm believer in getting diamonds from your parents or from your significant other)
- any Audrey Kawasaki print, framed
- this or THIS Comme des Garcons wallet
- new games for my ds lite
- and obviously, another bag to add to my unstoppable growing collection, even though I had sworn of them after my birthday this year
But part of me, not.
Mulberry Bayswater made in red sweatshirt material, $150
Liberty print pink tote bag, $40
RM by Roland Mouret cotton scarf (with a print by James Webster), $40
All are limited editions, with only one delivery of the items to the store. Half the sales will be donated to their cause.
I want all of it. It makes it better that it's for a good cause, right?
Second of all, it's pretty dang funny, y'all.
And if you haven't seen them yet, go here for more Obama videos by this guy. And for more info about Iman Crosson, aka "Alphacat," go here.
To make a long story short, as it is finals time and 3:45 am...you can download Hermes' instructional booklet on the many ways to tie your Hermes scarf. I can't really give it to you or anything cuz...well I simply don't have the time (not that I do not appreciate you readers but Creditors Rights is calling my name!) I will leave you with instructions sans pictures.
Go to the Hermes site and click on the almost bottom almost right almost corner that says, "Playtime with your scarf"--You will be provided with an Adobe file of the booklet. Happy scarfing!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I would totally join this if 1) it wasn't ridiculously expensive and 2) it wasn't ridiculously expensive. Although I have been LOVING the J.Crew merch lately, I'm not willing to gamble $800 of money I don't have. No offense Jenna, I love your closet.
Here is the info, courtesy of J.Crew Aholics
The Jewelry of the month club costs $850.00 and you will receive a different piece of jewelry for a 12 month period. Each piece is hand picked by our designers. This is a great gift for anyone or even for yourself. The jewelry will consist of a variety of bracelets and necklaces.
The Cashmere of the month club is priced at $1,875.00. You will receive a piece of cashmere each month for 12 months. Each item is made with 100% cashmere and all of the colors are exclusive to J.Crew. Our designers hand picked each cashmere piece for each month.
Our amazing Shoe of the month is priced at $1,800.00 and is, so far, our most popular of the month club. Again, this consists of a pair of shoes each month for a 12 month period. You may choose if you would like heels, flats or a mixture. Our designers also pick out the shoes each month.
The Tie of the month is priced at $550.00 and again, consists of a tie that is hand picked by our designers each month for 12 months.
Please note that the items that are received are not eligible for credit back to the credit card. We will exchange items (cashmere and shoe of the month only) for sizes only. We will not exchange for a different item or style of item due to these items being hand selected from the designers.P.S. I don't think J. Crew really understands the average Joanna like myself-- we are in a recession. It has be officially declared. HELLO
Monday, December 1, 2008
Ebates is having a special Cyber Monday where if you click through to your shops through the Ebates site, you can get 1% - double the % of cash back!
(Important sites include: Zappos, Victoria's Secret, Target, Shopbop, Old Navy and all affliates, Nordstrom, JCrew, Borders, Bluefly, Barnes&Noble, Macy's, Dell, HP, and a billion others.)
One day only, take advantage and shop...and then get some monies back for your hard work!