Monday, March 15, 2010

Do I really care about Spring flowers? ... and a quick Contest!

I love Spring flowers and all. But I've had it with the Spring rains. If I have to do without flowers, maybe it would be okay. We've had three solid days of non-stop rain. That I can deal with. It's the leak in the kitchen ceiling that I can't deal with. It makes me very sad.
Then, realizing that a mere four years ago, we completely gutted and remodeled our kitchen, only to have it flooded by a broken water heater the next year and had to redo all the floors and baseboards and kickplates. That wouldn't have been quite as dreadful if the following year we hadn't had another flood caused by a new dishwasher, and had to relive through the floorboards warping again and having to be replaced. Now a ceiling leak flood. I'm just getting ticked off.

Then, after calling the condo manager, I discover that the maintenance crew is on vacation this week and won't be in until this Friday. Did I mention we're having non-stop rain? I'm afraid I wasn't kind on the telephone. I'm fairly certain the air turned blue.sigh. I guess I might as well get used to this look. In fact, I might as well adapt it as my permanent style.
One bright spot - it's not nearly as bad in my kitchen as the Paris floods of 1910, when approximately a million people were displaced from their homes. The city had to erect 9 foot wooden boardwalks to get people through the streets.
Isn't this a totally cool house?! Actually, it's a five foot high fantasy cabinet, completely constructed of stone, and two front doors open to reveal a glass shelf with Italian walnut veneer interior. Wouldn't this be a marvelous liquor cabinet?
So many of Marilyn's final photos were taken by Bert Stein - and most of them have become very well known. But I had never seen this series of photos taken with her covered by a piece of lace. What an absolutely incandescent woman! Be sure to click the image to get a larger one (just as with almost all the photos on my blog).
I'm fairly certain I went to kindergarten with this greedy little girl. I didn't like her all that much.
I love high style when it helps people with four arms look fashionable.
Are you bored at work? Or at home? Just download this image, enlarge it and print it ...
and play knight and dragon on your desktop! La! How jolly!
This Day of the Dead Shoe is one of my favorite Day of the Dead shrines. Frankly, I'm not even sure the artist knows he/she made a Day of the Dead Shoe shrine. If he/she doesn't know, I hope he/she reads this and discovers it!
Ahhhhhhhh. My high school graduating class. Or, was this my first cult membership? Well, whichever, memories are grand, aren't they?!
I must must must have this for my Christmas wrapping paper this year!
Have you been looking for the perfect bimbo patterns? Here you go! Get that sewing machine steaming! Whether or not you're going to be Ann Margaret or Tuesday Weld on Hallowe'en, we've gotten the perfect look for you! Please note: bullet brassieres not included.
Odo No Ro! As Astro said, "rah row!"
I found this ad in an antique shop last week. It's about 24" high and was probably a store display advertisement. I find it amusing that they used Marie Antoinette as an "endorsement" of the product, seeing as how it's - um - highly doubtful she shaved under her arms! Oh, those tricky tricky Mad Men! I don't know what I'm going to do with it - but I had to have it. Probably it will sit on a shelf until someday I say, 'what the heck do I have this for?' and toss it.

Contest Time!
Why are these men dressed this way and what is the occassion? First person to get it correct wins a special prize. Now, what is that prize? I don't know. But I always find something good ... at least, nobody has complained yet. Maybe they were just being kind?

Okay. I've got to go empty the pots on the floor of the kitchen, finish up a wall hanging that is almost there, start dinner, and get ready for an evening of television with the steady drone of water dripping. Here, we call that multi-tasking.
Go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
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