Sorry if this has been sent to you via email, you can skip it…really my feelings won’t be hurt. But for the rest of you…
Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational, which once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. The winners are:
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
2. Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.
3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
7. Giraff iti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously w hen you are running late.
10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.(This one got extra credit.)
12. Karmageddon: It’s when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, and then the Earth explodes, and it’s a serious bummer.
13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you
14. Glibido: All talk and no action.
15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. 16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
18. Caterpallo r (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.
Why oh why do vacation weeks go so fast…I’m not looking forward to getting up bright and early tom. am.
I did manage to accomplish a few things on the never ending list of to-dos (IM test) and managed to scrapbook almost every day during the week. Here are my favorite layouts from the week. This one is my favorite, I just love they way it turned out.I loved it so much I actually submitted it to Scrapbooks, Etc (I can hear you Emily and Viv). Sadly after submitting, I read through the latest issue and on page 100 is a layout very similar to mine. Oh well, at least I tried.
I think this picture of Connor makes this layout, perfect for these fun new papers from Prima’s Just Corina “Dude” collection.
Then I did this one for the weekly sketch on the SD blog. I think I’ve been collecting every purple supply in the store to do a layout with these cute pics of Sienna in her cute purple hat.
For those of us that aren’t photoshop pros, I found this little gem blog surfing this week.
Check out the more of the series on You Tube
Yep, that’s how many I downloaded from my little field trip to the Botanic Gardens yesterday. Don’t worry, I didn’t post all 86. Just a few of my favorites, it was a great opportunity to play with my camera settings and see how much I remember from my winter photography class.
In addition to the fabulous flora and fauna, the gardens are also having an art exhibit…Urban Nature. Amazing pieces of artwork created using spray paint.
Ok so maybe I posted more than a few, it was hard to choose…
I wish you could smell these pictures, the smell of lilacs was still lingering in the air, combined with the roses just starting to bloom…perfection, truly what I would imagine heaven to smell like. I really didn’t want to leave, but after sitting and relaxing for an hour I didn’t the next best thing…went to Whole foods and bought Peonies and Daisies to take home and sit on my nightstand as a reminder of a lovely day.
P.S. With this post, I set a new record for blogging in a year and it’s only June… admittedly not a great record, but progress is progress…YAY me!
On one of my late night blog surfing runs I came across a blog where a man was on a mission to take 100 pictures that would reflect the quintessential people and places of his town. (Santa Barbara, Ca I think.) I’ve been thinking about it for a few months and combined with overheard conversations about Denver celebrities and at least one person not knowing said celebrity, I think it’s time to start compiling a list of things/people/places one should know if living in the Denver Metro(yes even us suburbians) area. Clearly my list is biased to my experience, but anxious to see what others add. As with all Tuesday lists number does not necessarily denote ranking…
1. John Elway…until the Broncos win another superbowl and it could be a looooooong wait John will be at the top of the list for sports celebrities. He makes my list because he was really the only thing consistent in my childhood/early adult life. It didn’t matter whose house I was, Sundays meant the Broncos and John
2. Red Rocks…no better place in the country to see a live concert.
3. At least one current player or coach on every sports franchise. Take your pic,just know someone. My recommendations: Jay Cutler-Broncos, Allen Iverson-Nuggets, Joe Sakic–Avs, Clint Hurdle-Rockies Manager
4. City Park/Zoo/History Museum and the neighborhoods surrounding.
5. Botanic Gardens…I suppose you could loop this in with #4 but I was just there today and it was so beautiful it gets it’s own number
6. City/County Building Hall
7. Art Museum
8. Your closest light rail station
9. Brown Palace Hotel
10. Performing Arts Complex
Now it’s your turn…who, what, where would you add…
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The Travel Album is finally ready to go to the store. This class/album has been a true labor of love. The paper arrived about a month ago, but I had to wait to finish working on another class before I could start. I knew I wanted to use the mask with alcohol inks for the cover and a few techniques from a CKU class by Debbie Schuh. I had most of it done about a week ago and then was cursed not once, but twice by the Bind-It All gods. Depressed and distraught (can you really be both or are they synonyms?) I couldn’t face the book for a week. Last night I felt I could conquer my fears and finally get it ready to take in. After lots of practice on the bind-it all I was once again confident enough to try on the book and voila, finally! a good bind. I had to rework some pages, but I pretty happy with the overall result. Here are a few sneak peaks…
Here’s the cover, I think it’s my favorite part.
and a few of the inside pages. The goal is to make an album that can travel with you and you can add to as you go. Lots of pockets and envelopes to store treasures along the way. Added bonus…lots of ink techniques, I’m going to channel my inner Tim Holtz.
Just in case you’re interested…the class will be on June 18th.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
– Albert Einstein