so in the last post i ended it with the sentence, "it's kind of weird that i had a dream about a dog on friday morning because..." and now i can finish it. it's kind of weird that i had a dream about a dog on friday morning because on saturday we adopted one!
in my dream, i lived in san francisco, and my dad and step sister lauren came out to visit me. while we were walking down the sidewalk toward the bay i noticed an incredibly ugly dog and a mexican couple holding a sign that read something, "take your picture with the dog $3." i stopped lauren and said that we had to, it was too funny not to do it. so lauren, the mexican lady, the crazy dog and i all walked in a tent with an olan mills style backdrop and lighting. lauren sat on the stool, i stood behind her and made the classic arm shelf on her shoulders, and a golden colored dog thing that looked like this sat beside lauren...
i whispered to lauren to make a funny, but still somewhat serious face for the picture, so she gave her best smile and crossed both eyes, while i gave an awkward, crooked, glamour shots like smile and just crossed one eye. the flash went off and we died laughing. the mexican lady joined in the laughter and told us to do another, so we did, then we did one more, and after that one, i woke myself up laughing. i don't how to interpret that dream or what it could possibly mean, but it entertained me, and that's enough.
it's kind of weird that i had a dream about a dog on friday morning because...
also, in case you were wondering, yes, i have been practicing the worm. i kind of have the basic move down (although sometimes it's just a general smash), but i can't get it smooth like the pros, and i also can't get that high off the floor. i need to get better at it though, because i want to randomly bust out the worm the next time carla and i get together.
moving right along, time to announce a winner! brittan was kind enough to offer one lucky reader an original watercolor painting. she's recently added watercolor prints to her shop, so if you haven't already, you should go take a look! the winner is... HELEN / SERENDIPITYCHILD!
now, onto the bad part of this post. i hope none of this comes out the wrong way, because the last thing i'm looking to do is make everyone think i'm a jerk. but, there are two things blog-related that have really been getting on my nerves lately. first: the unsolicited-spam-gimme-your-money-and-support-my-blog emails or etsy convos. it's getting insane. some days i get as many as three or four of these. other days, i may not get a single email, except for one of those. when did it become acceptable to start harassing and annoying people with requests for money? don't they realize that if someone was interested in sponsoring a blog, that person would email the blogger to inquire further? it just doesn't seem right to me, and i know it's getting more and more common. second: bloggers trash talking the content of other blogs. i realize that i just trash talked a certain method of business, but it's the sales tactic i have a problem with, not the people themselves. anyway, more and more recently i've seen other bloggers get downright vicious talking about outfit posts on other blogs. how does it make them feel better to insult someone and their personal style? and why do they even care that there are fashion/daily outfit post blogs out there if they're not interested in reading them? sure, i may not like every outfit i see, and you will not like every outfit i wear, but the last time i checked, identical uniforms were not required. if people want to do outfit posts, and if, god forbid, they want to wear an outfit that someone else may not like, why not just stop looking if the style is so offensive? why pollute twitter, facebook, or some other site with your negative opinions? just stop looking, dammit! there, i got it off my chest.
i hope you're having a happy tuesday!
it was a night of pure indulgence: fajitas, mexican casserole that knocked my socks off, chips & guacamole, Wii competitions, the sprinkler, and my personal favorite, MANGO MARGARITAS!
now, onto the next order of business. i'm a little late at setting a new goal or resolution for myself, but i'm serious about this one. it's something i've been wanting to be able to do for years and years now, but i just never really tried because i knew i'd fail. but now, i'm ready to break out of that mindset and go for it! what is this new thing i want to do? have a look...
that's right. i want to be able to do the worm. and i'm not talking just one move, i mean i want to be able to do it all the way down the hall, or even better, all the way across my house. i can do it now on the bed because it gives me a little extra spring, but when i'm trying to worm on the floor, i basically just smash my body down and hump the floor. it doesn't sound pretty because it isn't. but i'm serious about this goal. i'll make it my mission. maybe once i master that i can move onto the windmill. little sidenote, i always wanted to breakdance!
do you still use film? what are your favorite cameras? in a land of no money and endless rainbows, i'd have a collection of half frame cameras, a diana mini (yes, i'm the last person on the planet not to have one) and all the free film developing i could ask for. but since stores like to be paid for their products and services, i'll keep saving my spare pennies to continue to grow my film camera collection!
so what are your plans for this weekend? tomorrow we're going to our friends' house to meet up with our other friend couple for what the other chris has dubbed, "mexican fun night." i'm sure it won't disappoint, and i'll try to take some pictures of the insanity that will surely ensue.
how would you describe your style, or the type of style you seem to gravitate toward? do you have a wish list to share? if you do, i hope you'll leave me a link in the comments so i can take a look!
today i've been working on my fancy clean desk, so hopefully i'll have some pictures for a what i've been working on post soon, and i've also been working with a few pictures of mine that i'm thinking about turning into black and white posters! hopefully i can get some test prints made this weekend. yay!
now you may be wondering, "why, danielle, if you're telling us about your new and improved clean desk are you showing us pictures of things that are clearly not your desk?" and i have an answer - my camera regularly has pms and throws fits if the lighting isn't just right, or if it isn't the right time of day, or if we're out of milk. i tried to get a picture of my desk, but since you can't fight with technology, i'll try again tomorrow.
i added a couple business cards from people who inspire me (but i'm missing one from carla), and of course a dinosaur toes business card since this is where the majority of the dinosaur toes magic happens, some pictures, and some notes. i have a few more things i want to pin up there, and i see it constantly changing. i also put those little animals on top of the closet door that's beside my desk so they can keep me company. they used to sit on my desk, but in my quest to be clutter free, they had to be re-homed.
i feel like rambling, but honestly, i don't know what i'd talk about. do you ever get in those sorts of moods? tomorrow i've got a wishlist wednesday post planned for you, and on thursday i'm sharing pictures! i took some time this morning to scan in some pictures i took with film. FILM??? WHAT?!? yes, i still love and use film. happy tuesday!
...i like to give chris piggyback rides, even though he's 6'2" and 170 lbs, and i'm 5'2" and 100lbs?
...i think there is a ghost in my house even though i have no proof?
...i believe that wearing my citrine necklace brings me success?
...i wonder what's going on in other dimensions and how they compare to this one?
...i'm afraid of the dark?
...i'm too lazy to eat citrus fruits?
...i can sometimes feel my great grandma beside me, even though she's been gone for 18 years?
...i can't sleep without ear plugs?
...once i start eating steamed broccoli, i have a hard time stopping?
...i'm a huge cheapskate?
...i telepathically communicate with birds?
...i don't like the taste of wine?how about you, what might make you crazy? how has your weekend been? if you haven't had a chance yet, please enter the GIVEAWAY for an original watercolor painting!
do you have a wish list to share? if you do, leave me a link in the comments so i can see!
now, here come the rules:
1. visit brittan's shop and leave a comment with your favorite item and your email address.
2. for an extra entry, follow brittan's blog (and yes, we do check) and leave a comment saying you've done so.
3. for one more entry, tweet what's below, and then leave a comment with a link to your tweet. enter the @littleowlarts giveaway on @dinosaurtoes blog for an original watercolor! http://tinyurl.com/6cy3343
4. earn an additional entry by purchasing something from brittan's shop! if you do, leave a comment letting us know.
1. eat as many french fries as i want and never feel guilty about it.
2. go thrifting and buy things i don't need because, hey, you can't beat the price!
3. continue making jewelry and not worry when people think i don't have a "real" job.
4. continue correcting the most obvious grammatical errors.
5. wear my pajamas all day long.
6. make my bed only after i change the sheets.
7. always be honest, even if it means disagreeing.
8. anthropomorphize animals.
9. dream of living in san francisco.
10. use humor in serious situations.
have you made any new year's resolutions? are you good about sticking with them? and, in honor of national bird day (thanks, anna, for letting me know), here's my heart and soul...
i'm not really sure where the "shteak and appleshaush" thing came from, but i guess when i was in about 8th grade, maybe earlier, it just became something my dad and i said as a joke. "pop, what did you eat for lunch today?" "shteak and appleshaush." always followed by laughter. so random, and it just never gets old.
anyway, i'll have something more for you tomorrow, but until then, i hope you have a happy tuesday, and i hope your new year started well!