Friday, August 24, 2012

don't forget the computer

While cleaning the garage I found this list on a little piece of paper.

Fact: I have NO IDEA how it came to be in the garage, but before chucking it in to the recycling bin, my brain tried to make sense of the items on the list. This person has their ladder and a pillow, and has to remember to get the computer.

What does one use a ladder, pillow and computer for? Comfort and entertainment/productivity during a little peeping tomming* is the only scenario I can think of. (Telling that my mind went directly to stalking and could not pass go or collect $200, no?)

This then reminded me of that time when Vranes and I were in NYC and we saw a list, I think in the book, but I could be mistaken, a found list combining errands and shopping list items. The one item we giggle incessantly about was "POLISH BOYS" written in all caps. We could not tell if it was a verb or a noun. Are we talking about some young men from Poland, or are we talking about polishing as in a shoe or silver? Either way, kind of a random list item.

*Peeping Tom is still the creepiest movie I have ever seen.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Too Much of a Good Thing

It happened with The Kardashians. It happens with foods, especially unhealthy ones like ice cream and pasta and chips. Apparently, it can happen with shutters.

Trying to find an estate sale this weekend, we happened upon a house, that is over-shuttered, something this shutter-lover didn't think was possible.  In what was presumably an attempt to add some curb appeal, these home owners went a little cray cray.

That's right - these people put shutters on the garage.  But that's not all. The area to the left of the door wasn't wide enough for a symmetrical design, but that wasn't a problem for these folks.  They put it on the door! (They just cut the shutters with the sections of the garage door. Why didn't I think of that?)

Friends, let me tell you that there are a LOT of ways to add curb appeal, and make your garage door look cool. Throwing shutters on it is not one of them.

Just trying to help.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We don't have to be professionals to do the things we love.

My dear friend Ashley sent me a text a couple of days ago with another found book.

Good news, friends! It's available on Amazon,  along with two other books of the same name by different authors. It's time to get our hobby on! So what if we smell of formaldehyde and get weird looks from...everyone.