Monday, July 28, 2008

light up the night

I had the pleasure of watching one Thai hot air balloon take flight last night, and I can only imagine what it must be like to experience hundreds of "sky lanterns" rising together.

They seem simple to construct- I would love to make a ton of these and release them (you can buy them here- would be cool to get some really huge ones)...but I'm not sure how legal it would be do to so.

p.s. I'll be really sad if this becomes relegated to a 2008 wedding trend, so don't even think about it, brides.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

something so right.

We saw each other from across the store, over racks of quilted comforters, shelves of puzzles and racks of mugs. When it's love, you know it right away. And you don't let go.

Too much?

Monday, July 21, 2008


i didn't come up with this, here's the tutorial:

scary hill

Finally got to appease my curiousity by spending the day at the Terry Hill water park in Breinigsville, PA. The rides were slow but slightly dangerous, the rope swing was more than I could handle and the mini golf will probably give me nightmare. Check out my photos here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mermaid Tales

I spent last saturday at Point Pleasant Beach with a couple friends and it was everything I'd hoped for: salty lips, airplanes with banner advertisements for plastic surgery ("Tummy Tuck!," "Liposuction!"), and leathery old ladies chatting nearby.
The funniest part of the day turned out to be when I decided to make a mermaid/dolly parton from a lump of sand that looked like a head. I began forming more precise features- smoothing the apples of the cheeks, shaping the jawline, sculpting a nose and applying lips and eyes. Jared brought over a huge clump of seaweed for hair- which naturally had to be huge 80's hair due to the nature of seaweed. This was when I decided to make the sand lady Dolly Parton and set to work gathering large mounds of sand to form the "bust". By this time a couple people had gathered around. A mom called for her daughter to come see. I actually drew a crowd! Reverently, onlookers stook back and admired my progress. "Beautiful!," they exclaimed, "You have talent!". Some asked me if I did this for a living. I kept my head down and finished the mermaid tail, simultaneously flattered and mortified. I snapped a few photos and returned to my beach towel...leaving Dolly on her way to a watery demise as the tide rolled in.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Did you know I have a store? I didn't tell you, did I? Apparently I didn't tell anyone. Well I do, and it's awesome and fully stocked and updated often, so check it out:


stream of consciousness, kind of bad idea.

worries I didn't even realize I had till now:
-can't find the prescription from my eye dr, never bought eye drops.
-lost card to get inside work building.
-check engine light keeps blinking.
-article due monday.
-never saw the end of "the wizard of oz".
-unpaid parking ticket in kentucky.