Friday, September 25, 2009

Hot Men Friday

It's my blog and I'll be redundant if I want to.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
~Marilyn Monroe

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Every one of these looks is better than the last. Lovely lovely.

The sweater in the last photo could be my all the time piece for fall. What a perfect go-to outfit yes?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hot Men Friday

I have had a crush on him for 15 years. Mmmmmm . . .

Monday, September 14, 2009


Yes yes yes, I'm shallow as hell. And incredibly excited he is playing for us! I bought my first Vikings jersey. With the number 4 - oh yes I did.

Watched the game with Pupcake yesterday afternoon. Paid attention even. Finally figured out what a down means (I'm a baseball girl - never much for the football).

It is exciting and I'm excited to watch football with my baby on Sundays and know what the hell is going on. I will wear my jersey and I will scream and stomp my foot. I am looking forward to it!

Lovely man - Bret Favre. I might even be glad we got him older. He's wiser and prudent if yesterday is any clue to future behavior. Love it!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hot Men Friday

Aaaaaah . . . lovely.

How much do I adore Coldplay? Chris Martin's interview on 60 Minutes made me adore him as well.

For some reason I can't explain
I know Saint Peter won't call my name
Never an honest word
And that was when I ruled the world

When I was a little girl I KNEW I was never going to be good enough to get into heaven. I was bad I thought! I had bad thoughts. God would know I was bad. I would lay awake at night and worry. I think Chris Martin did too.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Beatles

Ha! A lifetime of love is about to come to another generation I am so excited.

I have to have this. I have been singing Beatle's songs my whole life. I mean my whole life. I know all of them. I know everything Beatles. I mean come on - Paul was supposed to marry me! I remember figuring out that he was only 15-16 years older and why wouldn't he wait for a little girl from Minnesota? Right?

I wore black to school the day he married Linda. I was so dramatic. He is still lovely.

Mad Men - the Obsession

Mad Men Poster

I caught up with Mad Men last night. Could this show be more gratifyingly odd? Love it love it love it.

Talk about fashion, people. I want to keep each and every episode under glass as in a museum. The attention to detail is staggering. I actually had the doll the little girl was holding in one scene. Chatty Cathy was the doll's name. Love this show.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ikea Experiment

I have a mad, crazy love for Ikea (post showing all things Ikea in my house will be coming). I had a craving for something spiff for my dining room space and a huger craving to get my ass to the Ikea so I decided to check out the breakfast they offer before the store opens.

No wireless connection for my netbook – surprising??

It is wild, crazy here. People were lined up outside the doors at 9:15. "What are they waiting for?" I am wondering. "Dry scrambled eggs? Loads of carbs?" I opt for coffee and take my cup to the cashier.

"Coffee only?" she asked.
"Yep," I reply.
"That’s free ma’am."
"Excuse me?"
"The coffee is free."

Jaw dropping on floor. I recover said jaw, walk away with my free coffee, and try to act non-clueless-like. I choose a table by the large, clean windows.

I’ve been sitting here, maybe 10 minutes. The place is filling up.
  • Old men
  • Old couples
  • Young families – lots and lots of families with lots and lots of kids
  • Moms with young daughters
  • Moms with babies
  • One dad with a baby
  • Young couples with no kids
  • A couple of women with their girlfriends.
I just might be the only women here without a companion. Just me and my trusty netbook. What a nerd.

Wait! Loudspeaker-woman just announced that the store is open and please stop in for Ikea’s 99¢ breakfast. 99¢? That explains all the old people yes? My dad is 80 years-old and he would LOVE him some 99¢ breakfast. Especially if the coffee is black, hot, and free.

The breakfast smells awesome, but I’m meeting Pupcake at the Mall of Excess, I mean the Mall of America, for lunch.

Sitting here, frankly, just might be better people-watching than at the state fair.

The young couples look hip and perfectly put together. How do they do this? I look down at my cropped cargo pants, black top, and gray hoodie. And I live in the city. WTH?

Lots of graphic Ts with banded hats (no baseball hats), lots of really good haircuts, Lacoste polo’s, lots of very expensive (I’m guessing here) denim.

A few of those bad suburban-mom haircuts (Kate-minus-asshole-type). Young suburbans just love that reverse mullet. Smooth in the front and crazy in the back. Shudder! I know I have hair issues, but please!

Oh, that’s just mean – I am going to hell.

Okay – I’m off to shop.


I love this place.

I bought:
  1. Pendant lamp for new gazebo.
  2. Rug for basement area by tanning bed.
  3. Tall, skinny, vase.
  4. Tall, curly things to put in vase.
  5. Rock for candle display on coffee table.
  6. 10 - 59¢ glasses. 59¢!! These will be great for the party.
  7. Plant and vase for me.
  8. Plant and vase for youngest.
  9. Wooden soap dish.
  10. Water spray bottle for naughty cat, Calvin.
  11. Jar with lid for Epsom salts in bathroom.
  12. Mittful of weird kitchen utensils. I can’t ever resist the stuff in bins along the steps going down.
  13. Egg chopper.
Spent $86.61. Reused an Ikea bag so I’m feeling very green.

Lovely day!

Hot Men Friday

Don't judge! There has always been something about his crooked smile. I know he's an asshole, but so am I at times. Love him.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Patio Progress

We are getting there.

Have you heard the expression "her head was bigger than her stomach"?

I believe I have a spatial problem! Our patio is fairly large. 15 x 23 feet. Lots of pavers were hoisted in the making of this lovely patio.

  1. The gazebo. I love it, but hmm . . .
  2. The large table Pupcake made for us, love it, but hmm . . .
  3. Existing large dining set, hmm . . .
  4. Went crazy-wild and purchased two (yes two!) additional dining sets. Hey - online clearance and free shipping are a deadly duo. Hmm . . .
  5. Dilemmas, hmm . . .
I have major tweaking to do. Love, love, love a challenge. Even of my own making.