Well I’m not sure if I’m really cut out for this blogging thing because I find that I don’t have many interesting things to say, or when I do, I forget to write. Anyway, just some random things going on lately …

I’m participating in a swap that my friend Karen is hostessing. We went to CKU-A Stamford together back in October and during that time we all created a “Favorites” album. We had eight instructors that rotated to each class and they provided the materials to do one 8″x8″ page about a particular favorite item … so we did things like our favorite places to shop, favorite books, etc. Anyway, Renee and Karen had a great idea to help fill up the pages in our little albums (since they have more than eight pages in them) and started this swap for more topics. I picked “my favorite music” and was really pleased with what I came up with (self-kudos there). I attached four vellum pockets where people could scan the covers of their favorite albums and insert them in each pocket. And then there’s a side pocket where you can list your current top ten favorite albums/artists.

Okay, so more about scrapbooking. I enrolled in an online class offered by
Big Picture Scrapbooking called “Random Me: A to Z” which is going to kind of be based around this book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal called “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life“. You don’t HAVE to read the book to take the class, but they said that it was an amusing book so I picked it up. And they were right – it’s pretty funny to read someone else’s perspective on random things and sometimes say out loud, “Oh my gosh, I do that too!”. So leading up to this class (which starts April 6th), I’ve been jotting notes in the book of topics I’d like to cover too. Can’t wait to start this project!

Speaking of projects, I decided to do an album/journal dedicated to the photos I’ve taken or received via my cell phone camera. I know, I’m strange. But it’s quite interesting to go back and look at the photos and then think, “Why did I take this photo?” or “Where was I when I took this?”. It’ll make an unusual coffee table book for sure.

What’s coming up for the weekend … well let’s see … I’m getting four teeth taken out on Saturday morning. Whoop dee doo. So I think it’s going to be a weekend of painkillers and a DVD marathon for me.

I thought I’d post part of a little survey thing that Karen emailed to me today. Take a look at this check list and see how many things you’ve done in your life! (Of course, my side comments are in teal … LOL)

Part 1: Place an X in front of all those that you have done or experienced …

(X) Smoked a cigarette (I took like one puff and coughed my gall bladder out)
( ) Drank so much you threw up (Knock on wood — hasn’t happened yet …)
( ) Crashed a friend’s car (Lucky for my friends, no, but my own car … different story!)
( ) Stolen a car
(X) Been in love (Still am!)
(X) Been dumped
(X) Shoplifted (Hope my parents aren’t reading this …)
( ) Been laid off/fired
(X) Quit your job
(X) Been in a fist fight
(Does sibling rivalry count?)
(X) Snuck out of your parent’s house (See, I think there’s karma in being honest online too. Crap.)
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
( ) Been arrested
( ) Gone on a blind date
(X) Lied to a friend
(X) Skipped school
(X) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been lost
(X) Been on the opposite side of the country (Are you kidding me?? Back and forth all the time. I should own stock in JetBlue.)
(x) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke (No way, Jose!)
(X) Paid for a drink with only coins
(Soda counts, right?)
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(X) Made prank phone calls (HA! To a bowling alley: What size are your balls?)
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(Sadly, yes …)
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Made a bonfire on the beach
( ) Crashed a party
(X) Gone roller-skating
(X) Ice-skating
( ) Ridden horses on the beach
(X) Cried at a sad movie
(X) Broken a bone
(I’m so accident prone … this is why I stopped skiing.)
(X) Been mad enough at a friend, you stopped being friends (Sadly, yes.)

Okay and now I see I have been tagged by the great Karen, so here’s some more stuff to help make your day go by faster … 🙂

Four jobs you have had in your life: (not in any particular order)
1. Starbucks Barista
2. Quality Analyst
3. Spa Package Coordinator & Hostess
4. Creativity Consultant

Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. Pride & Prejudice
2. Sense & Sensibility
3. Love Actually
4. Ever After

Four places you have lived:
1. Aurora, CO
2. Hayward, CA
3. Lynn, MA
4. Somerville, MA

Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Desperate Housewives
3. CSI
4. 30 Minute Meals

Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. San Diego, CA
3. Sarasota, FL
4. Mt. Rushmore, SD

Four websites I visit often:
1. various blogs!

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Sushi (spicy tuna rolls)
2. Rack of lamb
3. Korean beef BBQ
4. Fried clams

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. With my honey at home snuggled up in bed
2. Working on scrapbook projects
3. Watching the ocean waves in Carmel, CA
4. Playing with my nephews 🙂

You’re supposed to tag four other people, but I don’t know that many people with blogs! So if you read this, consider yourself tagged!

Have a great weekend everyone!


3 thoughts on “lately

  1. I love the prank to the bowling alley!!! Never heard that one…I can’t remember what we would do but it was like that. So silly when your young! Thanks for mentioning me so many times in your blog…I feel famous!!!

  2. LOVED that newest tag list… interesting questions! And, I’m lovin’ that LO… very cool idea! Might have to lift it! Lastly, I’m glad you’re doing the BPS class… think I’m signing up for it, too! Yay!

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