Friday, August 27, 2010

My Sketchbook

My sketchbook came today. I can hardly contain my excitement. I can't wait to fill it up and send it on it's way. Back to Brooklyn. My theme is "If you lived here". I think I know where I'm going to take it too.

Things I want to remember throughout this mini adventure:
1. It doesn't have to be perfect.
2. Make mistakes. Like right in the notebook.
3. Don't be a sissy. Try something new.

Tom's doing it too. We are going to be such a happy sketchy family.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

All Things Thrifty

Or should I say...All Things Awesome! The All Things Thrifty blog is the best - there are so many great ideas for decorating your house...on a budget no less. I love that story. You should check it out here. Seriously, don't wait.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Shark Week

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's a gift to you for enduring the other 51 weeks.* Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! Today we've watched Air Jaws and SHARKBITE: How to survive a Great White Shark Attack.

Every year we learn a few things from Shark Week.

1. There really isn't that much footage of shark attacks or swimming sharks - so it's basically the same shows as last year with newer jazzier titles.

2. Sharks aren't the mindless killers we once thought they were. They are like puppies just taking exploratory bites. If they really wanted to eat us...there would be no survivors.

3. You can sharkify yourself. See the pictures below. Warning - they are not for the faint of heart.

4. Tom will tell you that you shouldn't go swimming in the ocean for at least 6 months after watching.

5. My favorite quote so far is this (in reference to the shark attack survivors that were merely given exploratory bites in the water, even though their leg is gone): "The fact that you have been randomly sampled and ultimately rejected is not a comfort for these shark attack victims".
That is so funny! Can you imagine saying that to someone. You have been randomly sampled and ultimately rejected (by a shark). Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. I'm dying.

6. No matter how many reruns there are during Shark Week, it's just plain fun.

So the moral of this post is: Don't swim in dark, murky water and do your best to not look like a seal.