Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Any relation?

As usual when I am bored I start hitting the Stumble button for the weird and wacky around the net to entertain me I "stumble" upon a little tidbit at the bottom of an article I am reading. It wasn't the headline that caught my eye:

Is That A ‘Big Mama’ Sausage In Your Pants
Or Are You Just A Tranny?
via Banned in Hollywood

Ok, I lied, a little bit, it did catch my eye, but it was the name of the thief that really got my attention. More specifically the last name, Gariepy. That's my maiden name. Hmm wonder if we are related? Outside of my family and a Dr. in Wisconsin I don't know anyone else with that last name. We are far and few between.

Hope she gets some help.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

OMG! These are bee-you-tea-full!

I don't usually get too excited about much of anything, especially trinkets. I was hitting the Stumble button like I usually do when I am bored and these gorgeous bits of jewelry popped up from Lara Lewis' Etsy shop. Her estate jewelry for me is to die for and it is all reasonably priced.

Blush Vintage Filigree Ring (with Faceted Estate Style Glass Jewel)
Blush Vintage Filigree Ring

How much do I love her work? I sent Mark an email with the link to the shop and the particular items I want. I want them all, but I thought I would start him slow. Think he will get the hint?

AHAHAHA! Hint not taken. They are still up for sale. Ok, ok, next pay day I am making them mine if they haven't been sold.

Insects, Poultry & Breadcrumbs

Those are the kind of things I see on my drive to work and home.

I love driving to and from work. There is always something happening on Hickman/Highway 6 to look at. Friday on the way into work there are chickens trying to cross the road. It's rush hour. What were those chickens thinking. For anyone unfamiliar with the Clive/Waukee end of Hickman, there is a gal that raises free range chickens. Most of the time they are pretty well behaved and just stand over in the yard and watch traffic go by, but Friday, nope, something really was catching the eye of one of those birds and it was bound and determined to go get it despite the traffic whizzing past it's beak. I call it it, because these do not look like your normal chickens so I couldn't tell if it was male or female. They look more buzzardy. But it must have been the bird in charge because there were about five or six following right behind it.

Then further on down the road a bright yellow VW catches my eye. I have a thing for VW's old or new. Hmm, wonder where I get that from, Dad? Then I spy it's vanity plates, it spells out lightening in license plate shorthand. I laughed all the way to work.

Today on my way in there were boxes scattered down the road like breadcrumbs so we could find our way to these folks new home. I would hate to be them when they realize they are missing something when they get to their destination.

Anyyway, I just had to talk about it since it tickled my fancy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Garden in a Gutter

OMG! How cool is this?

Garden in a Gutter
From in Juneau by a former Iowan

We are unable to plant a garden in the back yard:
1) because it is full of gravel and other assorted filller
2) because it is just too wet most of the year.
We are seriously thinking of just planting water plants back there.

I don't know that we would plant veggies, but flowers would be cool. I seriously doubt I could talk Mark into attaching them to the side of the house but I could talk him into doing something around the ugly railing on the front porch with a bit of wood and some finagling. A definite plus for keeping the Weenie out of them and dragging her lead through them.

Hmm, we shall see, we shall see.