Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here we go again...

As you may have noticed, I think about and talk about my hair way too much, maybe to the point of obsession. Yes -- definitely to the point of obsession.

Ever since I last cut my hair, I've been wanting to try a pixie cut but I hesitate because I just don't know how it will look on me. Trying to picture it, I'll bobby-pin my hair like crazy but I know it's not the same.

Anyway, I'm going to do it, but now I'm torn about just how short of a pixie cut I want and whether I should dye my hair darker too. Here is my current inspiration. Any suggestions?

Emma Watson

Carey Mulligan

And of course my Mom & Aunt Kelly. :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Working for the weekend...

I was at work this afternoon looking on TED for a video to show to my juniors. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything for them, but I did find something for me. Maybe for you too.
From now on, I am going to make a more conscious effort to think and do more than just work. Of course, the act of deciding not to think about work may inadvertently cause me to think about work, but that's a risk I'm willing to take.

This video is worth 10 minutes of your time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Goodbye, Goldie. Hello, Puli.

Today I got rid of my first car. It was always having problems and about a month ago, it broke down on my way to work.

I loved the color (gold/metallicmustard/whatever), but I think that was its only endearing quality. I was ready to part ways with Goldie, but I never anticipated that the hardest part would be listening to it get pulled onto the tow truck.

The car was stuck in park and wouldn't go into neutral, so it screeched all the way up and almost sounded like it was crying out, "Please don't sell me for scrap! Please don't sell me for scrap! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

It was awful. I felt like an evil villain from a Disney movie about cars with human personalities (aka Cars).

Here is a picture from four and a half years ago when I first got Goldie.

On an entirely unrelated note, Tyler and I were looking at dogs and have decided that pulis are the coolest dogs ever.

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Stats

Not gonna lie, I've been a little obsessive about checking my blog's "stats" because how cool is it that you can see what countries your blog is being viewed from? Pretty sweet, right?

I'm not sure what I did to get 38 page views from Australia and 11 from France, but I'm definitely not complaining.

Avez-vous deja vu... l'anniversaire de mon grand-pere.

It has not been the best week, so to relax and procrastinate on all of the things that I need to get done before Tuesday, I've been resorting to my "avez-vous deja vu" youtube obsession. Let the French nonsense commence.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cue Star Wars theme...

Does your boyfriend shave with a lightsaber?

Yeah, I didn't think so...

What is it with us and Star Wars all of a sudden?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Baby girl

Born February 3rd, my niece Nicaea Grace is finally here.
Congratulations to Aaron and Lynette!

Obviously this is not a picture of Nicaea, but it makes me laugh.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Too early for flapjacks?

Happy (almost) Groundhog Day!

I'm sitting here at my place, reminiscing about watching Groundhog Day with my family over the years. It's one of those movies that I think all of us could watch over and over and over, for almost as many days as Phil Conners repeats Groundhog Day in the film itself.

Every time that I watch it, I discover something new. Phil's character development is impeccable, the epitome of a dynamic character. As silly as it may sound, I don't think that there has ever been or ever will be a film that affects me more profoundly than this one. And as of right now, if I had to live one day over and over and over, it would be this one: