Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tiny Desk Concerts

Thank you NPR Music and Tiny Desk Concerts... I LOVE You!
For this...

And this...

and this...

and this...

and this...

and of course this...

Oh and so many, many more.
Check them out there may be a favorite of yours waiting to be discovered.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Spectacularly Special

Another year of my life has come and gone. Yep I am older, slightly more wrinkled and possibly wiser (ok maybe not). This "big event" happened over a month ago and yes I have neglected to tell you how amazing it was.

Well it started off with the decision to wear my favorite red dress, if I have to age then I better look good doing it. Then a walk up to my local polling place to vote for all the many candidates and propositions California had to offer. Yeah sharing my day of birth with election day has never been my favorite thing. Then off to work, why write about it, granted they sang the B-day song and ate pumpkin tart, YUM!

After work I met some friends at Pho84 for delicious Vietnamese food and opening of presents and then we quickly ran up to the church so I could babysit baby Cal while his parents and the others played Volleyball. (With my Klutzy nature it is best I stay on the sidelines)

Thank Goodness for an awesome roomie or else there would not be a photo from the days events.

I love Miss Hadley's face on this one. She was so excited to "help" me open my presents.

Showing off the lovely bracelet Britta made just for me.

Other amazing gifts included this print I have been wanting forever from the ever so talented Emily Martin aka The Black Apple. It is one of my favorite sayings from one of my favorite artists about the very best things, books. Speaking of books I received this gorgeous book that I have spent many nights pouring over the pages and also this fabulous book from A-gril, who knows I heart David Sedaris this much (imagine arms stretched to infinity).

I also received many pieces of jewelry that are amazing. AND the kicker tickets to see Margot and the Nuclear So and So's. The show was AWESOME even if I had to convince myself to go out at night (after the mugging).

The gifts received were thoughtful and amazing! I had a fabulous time spent with friends and loved all of the sentiments from those near and far.

My Mother insisted that I celebrate the whole month long and I received from her everyday an e-card telling me to have a fabulous Birth Year. Who knew Hallmark had so many choices.

I loved feeling Spectacularly Special on my Birthday and that is because I have amazing Family and Friends who make me feel so very loved.

Here is to another year filled with family, friends, love, laughter and all things good and some things bad (only because it makes the good really fantastic).

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Through the Eyes of a Five Year Old

This is what happens when your niece gets her hands on your camera. It was fun to see that she has quite the potential. Granted some of the photos are quite blurry. She ran around taking everyone's photo and was quite excited to do so.

My Brother the Art Professor (it's fun to say that now) showed this picture to his art students. 

Then the eight year old takes over and we see what is most important to him.... His newest Bionacle

Back to the five year old who managed to take this creeptastic photo

It may be time to give her my old camera.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blowing Bubbles

My Niece is brilliant at the art of dish soap bubbles. It makes dish duty bearable, not that she has to hand wash that much. They do have a dishwasher.

The final result was perfection!