December 28, 2011

Douchey account guy

Amazingly funny, disturbingly true.
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More adorable kid photos from Christmas

My little sister and I seeing the Maine Mall Santa. 
Matching plaid dresses? Thanks mom.

Halloween is over. But these kids win.

These kids obviously win at coolest costume of the year.

December 27, 2011

Hall & Oates Hotline

Call 1-719-26-OATES (62837) for your daily fix
Rich Girl always reminds me of this girl in college who wore pearls and said words like "Plantation" and "my daddy."

Anthro love: Beads and Bars Necklace

Why yes anthro, I will wear that to the Bar!
Anthro's Beads and Bars Necklace

Holiday drawing.

Better late than never I guess.
Some of my earliest work. Medium: tempera paint, cardboard, macaroni, paper clip, adorable school photo


Jackie's card this year was a gem.

December 8, 2011

A tribute to the greatest internet memes of the year.

Bring it on, 2012

November 29, 2011

Cocktail creation: Rosemary's Baby

Conflict: It's 10:00am and you want a nice, celebratory Holiday drink. But, it's 10:00am and you are limited on your appropriate choices. You don't want to look like a lush in front of your Auntie Martha and frankly, her judging eye is already on high alert from the "hooker" heals you wore last night at dinner.

Introducing: Rosemary's Baby. There's orange juice in it so it's morning appropriate and it tastes delicious- so much so that Auntie Martha can't complain. My dear friend, Janet, and I created this drink Thanksgiving morning while waiting for a bird to cook. We made a pitcher.

Rosemary's Baby:
2 part orange juice
1 part rum
1/2 part triple sec
splash of simple syrup
Rosemary sprig
Orange slice to garnish

The 1928 women's Basketball team from University of New Hampshire

How amazing are these ladies?

The super depressing Hanukkah section at a super Wal-Mart in Maine

Not a dreidel in sight, nor a menorah to be found.

Also, there were about 5 massive aisles for Christmas things...

Turkey! How to brine a big bird:

Lola's Brining recipe:
Mix in a bowl the following:
1 cup salt (Kosher is better)
1 cup brown sugar
3-4 sprigs of rosemary
1 orange peel shaved
1 tablespoon of pepper

Fill a large cooler with cold water and mix in the brine. Then place in your turkey and let it set over night. The next morning, take your bird out of the brine and set in a roasting pan. I like to give it a little coat of melted butter, which gives it that crispy, gold skin.

The 22lb turkey bird
Our adorable Friendsgiving

November 9, 2011

Just something to think about.

The president says: "We're going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share," he thunders to a crowd in Georgia. Such tax loopholes, he adds, "sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary – and that's crazy."
Preacherlike, the president draws the crowd into a call-and-response. "Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver," he demands, "or less?"
The crowd, sounding every bit like the protesters from Occupy Wall Street, roars back: "MORE!"
The year was 1985. The president was Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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It doesn't matter who you are, republican, democrat or aristocrat, this is just something to think about.

Inanimate objects personified: UPDATE 2


Best. Candy. Ever.

November 6, 2011

Lost, found and high school shenanigans...

This was obtained 11 years ago with _______ and _______ and a car named Bubbles. Much like the best kind of stories, some are never revealed.

That's all.

November 4, 2011

Inanimate objects personified: UPDATE

My great Women Rulers of Art ruler. Awesome and useful. And there's quite a list of wonderful ladies who have influenced art, headlined by my all time favorite, Frida Kahlo. So here it is: A ruler about people personified. It's the Inception of Inanimate Objects Personified.

October 27, 2011

Inanimate objects personified: Round 1

A day at the office with these fellas:
Mr. Stapler and Mrs. Tape
Sir Pumpkinlot

Lady Elephantitis

His Holiness, Singlety HolePunch

October 24, 2011

Halloween costume

This year, I wanted to go as the Price is Right. I convinced my friends into going along with this idea with the drawing below. 
Here is the final costume, complete with a Bob Barker. I designed the number boards and pasted them together with a tri-fold presentation board, held together with ribbon. Costume was a success! (but costume has also been completely destroyed by one night of chaos and wine. Oh well)

Waldo also popped into the scene. Naturally. 


Boots from Anthro that have my name written all over them...

October 18, 2011

What I want for christmas.

I've asked for a kitty cat clock for years. So dear Santa, please put this under my tree?


October 12, 2011

Truth: Harem Pants look bad on everyone. Even people in a Harem. Even you, MC Hammer.


Ah, the season of Hocus Pocus is about to begin... LOVE this movie and all of it's Bette Midler glory... Kathy Najimy! SJP! Ahhh.....

Best natural facial exfoliators: stop wasting money on junk

The three best things in the world for facial cleansers. 

My man Johnny Cash.

Take me out to the ball game.

At Fenway seeing my beloved Red Sox
My friends, Friend's mom, me and My mom.

One of the best things about moving back to Maine (ahem, 2 years ago) is the ability to take my mom on these fun trips with my friends. She works with the mother of a good friend of mine so it makes it convenient for Mommy/Daughter stuff. Like this trip to the Red Sox: she had a bus buddy. I knew it was going to be a good trip when my mom brought out the cooler packed with beer, booze, cheese, crackers and PB+J sandwiches. 

 It's great getting to know my Mom now without the distractions of living at home, teen angst, mother's worry or anything else. Now, we actually want to spend time with each other- which is totally opposite of even just a few years ago. Don't get me wrong- we still drive each other totally batshit crazy. But now it's ok. So cheers to that. 

October 11, 2011

Dempsey Challenge!

Actor and Mainer Patrick Dempsey hosts a wonderful fundraiser yearly for the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. I recently raised $460 through the Dempsey Challenge and biked 50 miles this past Sunday around Central/Lewiston Maine. I was biking in memory of a dear family friend who passed away in March 2010.

Here's some pictures! (including one with me and Patrick Dempsey at mile 36 in the race)

McDreamy (I'm sure he never gets tired of hearing that)