Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

trash as treasure.

Tamantha Mingledorf is following me on pintrest! I know not who she is, but her name is fabulous!

As I was sorting through my junk mail, I happened to click on Cute N HornyGirl's message to me (apparently she has horns - awesome). It is also fabulous. I quote:
"BABE. . . i guess your not getting any of my email huh? ive been tryign to email u so many times but this dam laptop is such a piece of garbage and keeps freezing. . . anyways how u been? In case u dont know who this is its ME Adriana. . we used to chat a bit on facebook and then I think u deleted me :( haha.. anyways guess what. . . I got 2 things to tell u. . both good news. . 1)im single now. . yup me and my bf broke up about 3 months ago. . . and 2) guess where im moving? RIGHT EFFING NEAR U. . . lol. . . ur actually the only person im gonna know where. . well 3 cousins too but i cant chill with them lol. . "
It's pages long! And it's consistently friendly and chatty. Whoever wrote it should write a novel. Great character development. She has a kitty named Boo. Amused me immensely.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eggtastic, part 3

Kryptonite finally painted an egg. I've been wanting him to for ever so long. He once brought a guest from a far away land to an egg painting party, and even then remained serenely watching (despite all prodding, and despite artistic talent, and despite the fact that he occasionally murmurs wishes that he could be more artistic), saying he was contemplating his design.

Well, maybe he was contemplating his design all these years.

This year I was going to paint eggs one night, so I sent him an email that said:

"I shall be painting eggs again this evening if your egg idea has come to fruition.
Lots of pressure,
Emberella Cat."

Kryptonite wrote back,

"i'll try to think of something inappropriate to paint ;)"

I got called into work unexpectedly that evening, so when I got a text message from Kryptonite around 9pm asking how late the egg painting was going, I wasn't painting eggs at all, but driving home dirty and dishevelled with bits of plants clinging to me. It turned out to be the only time before easter that we were both free, so I rubbed my eyes and told him to come on over anyway.

We painted eggs until two in the morning. Kryptonite was adorable. He'd originally thought of doing a full on graffiti style egg, but then switched to a different idea instead. He got out little bunny stamps he'd brought back from his travels around the world and stamped the egg all over. The bunnies on the first egg smudged and were blurry, so then we had to find new ink that would work better. He wanted his egg to be perfect. So he stamped his egg, coloured in all the bunnies, re-drew their outlines with a black marker, and then painted over all the smudges in the background with white paint. At two in the morning he said plaintively, "It needs another coat of white over the smudges." I laughed, "Don't worry, it's two in the morning, I'll do it for you tomorrow before I glaze it. Go home and go to sleep." I really like his quest for perfection.

I have another egg on my tree painted by a person in my heart. His egg looks beautiful. It makes me happy.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I was in a sad mood, listening to music on random, and then a story read by friends came up on my shuffle. It made me feel a little better.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Eggstatic, part 2

I love our egg tree, with all its beautiful eggs, painted by people I care about. It makes me happy every time I walk up the street. I like that I'm not the only one...

Out walking a few days before easter Jaja ran into a lady she knows who lives on our street. They had a polite chat, hi how are you, that sort of thing, then the lady burst out, "Do you know what happened to the easter house?"
"What easter house?" Jaja asked, and the lady said, "The easter house on our street that hangs the hand painted eggs in the tree outside!"
Jaja paused. "...You mean my house?"
"Is that your house?" the lady asked, agog.
"I think so..." Jaja said.
"Well are you going to do the eggs this year??"

Here is an egg painted by Kippen - the Great A'Tuin swimming and hugging his sky sea.
The side you can't see is his shell. I think he's so lovely and content.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Eggstatic, part 1

I love easter, with all its creative and yummy delights.

I like the beautiful hidden in plain sight places my family finds for eggs:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

One of the clowns I hang out with


Devil at the pet store yesterday, this made me laugh so hard. So of course I had to take a picture.

Made a strawberry face mask...yummy

I hope the rest of the day is as good as waking up

I had the most lovely dream about a celebrity with flipping great wodgers of cash who liked me. He was a musician in a well-known alternative band - I'd heard of it, but didn't know any of the bands music. He was being interviewed for some show, and for some reason I wandered in. I started asking questions too, and he and I immediately discovered we were the type of people who could be friends. The rest of the people on the show (the rest of the audience and the official interviewer) were somewhat annoyed that I was monopolizing his attention, but they drifted away. He wanted my number, but I was reluctant to give it because I didn't want to give the wrong impression (after all, I have Rafiki). I hadn't given it to him by the time I woke up, but it was so nice, even in a dream, to find a kindred spirit.

Rafiki sent me the best wake up text this morning (he had to get up early to study, I had to get up early for work), "Wakey wakey my favourite person!! Kisses on your neck, cheeks, forehead, and eye lid if I was in bed with you."