Wednesday, April 28, 2010

17:52 Spring Rain

The view is always the most beautiful right after the rain.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

16:52 Shout House

Bunco goes wild....

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

15:52 Tax Day

 Got my taxes done early this year... April 14.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Book: Everyone Worth Knowing

This is what I definitely call "light reading" or "chick lit." It's fun because it's the kind of story where the reader gets to see what life is like for someone else, the kind of life you imagine is glamorous and desirable.

In Weisberger's earlier book, The Devil Wears Prada, the reader (or movie-watcher later) could see what it was like to work at a famous fashion magazine. In this title, the reader learns what it's like to be the "it" girl, a life where the lines between work and personal or blurred because it's your job to organize parties, and see and be seen at Manhattan's hottest clubs.

In both books, the reader learns that these kind of lifestyles may not be all they are cracked up to be, and it's a fun read along the way. I did like this one better than Prada, primarily because although there are villainous characters, they are not as remotely evil as Weisberger's Miranda Priestly.
Everyone Worth Knowing
by Lauren Weisberger

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Scrapbooking Therapy

I'm posting most of my digital scrapbook designs over on my ReboScraps blog, but this one kind of fits here, too. I feel like I'm in this limbo right now... looking for a job, not really sure what's next or how soon "next" is. I find  myself desperately wanting to go back to work, and sort of dreading it at the same time. Yesterday, my overwhelming mood was, "Ugh!" Out of that came this scrapbook page, a little motivational speech to myself, accompanied by one of the best photos I took last summer. The photo is of "Cloud Gate" a giant sculpture in Chicago's Millennium Park, affectionately referred to as "the bean." I'd been wanting to see it for some time, and it didn't disappoint.

Here's where the therapy comes in. This is what is written on the page:
I love this photo. I knew when I clicked, it was going to be cool. The sky was perfect blue, and the puffy white clouds were amazing. The surreal reflection of nothing but sky on Cloud Gate spoke to me of infinite opportunity, dreams of a future full of possibility. Time has passed, and today this image reminds me it’s all still true, but I can’t let go of my dream just because it hasn’t yet come true.

I think I need more therapy. Well, that's going to be my excuse to scrapbook some more this weekend, anyway.

(Credits for the elements used in this scrapbook page can be found here.)
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

14:52 Easter Earthquake

This one needs a story...
In my parents back yard, they have an "Earthquake Meter" - that is a big pile of rocks - and unless the rocks fall over, it's not really "the big one." On Easter afternoon, an earthquake struck in northern Mexico, but the rocks didn't move. I think plenty of people would disagree with the accuracy of the meter. :)

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