Friday, July 22, 2016

Trying to argue politics this election season

When I think about Trump being president

(Let's hope it doesn't happen!)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

My face when Cruz gets booed for saying "Vote your conscious"

...Isn't voting your conscious a good thing?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nude giraffe descending a staircase

Some of you artofiles (is that a thing?) may have seen this painting by Marcel Duchamp before. It is called "Nude Descending a Staircase" (don't worry, there's no visible bosoms):

Well, the talented artist, Katherine Downie (no relation*) made this version of it with a balloon animal giraffe descending a staircase. It makes me laugh every time (there ARE visible bosoms on this one - you just have to look closely**):

Katherine is auctioning this original painting of the giraffe descending a staircase over on her art blog (link). All the info is over there too.

If you are looking to buy a very affordable piece of original art to impress all your artofile friends, head over and try to outbid me! You won't regret it. It looks even better in person. It's rated PG-13 for nude giraffe bits.

*jk again

Monday, January 25, 2016

Art giveaway!

If you have a blank wall in your:

  • nursery
  • play room
  • oval office
  • library
  • bedroom
  • bathroom? (I don't know about that one.)
  • zoo
  • living room....

basically anywhere? You should enter Katherine's giveaway! Here's the blog post with instructions! And here's the piece of art you could win a free print of!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday Thoughts

I'm going to keep it simple today. Here are my thoughts:

1. Tuuuuurkkkkkeeyyyyyyy! Last night I had fun making some chocolate caramel dipped pretzels for my coworkers:

2. I've been really T.O.ed about a couple injustices lately and I have been having a hard time holding back. One of them I've kept unwritten, social media wise, but I feel like it's gonna come out. You guys ready for some venting coming your way? Not now. But maybe some day. Liz Lemon summarized my issue perfectly in an episode of 30 Rock:

Liz: This whole thing is unfair. You're juggling two beautiful women while I have to pay to have kickballs whipped at me. This is genderinequity out the yang.  Jack: This has nothing to do with the slight difference in our genders.
Liz: Yes, it does. The older you get, the more distinguished you are. Meanwhile, I'm reading a book called Hiding Your Arms, Hiding YourAnger: Dating Over 35.  

3. Moving on. Are you guys watching The Grinder? If not, you should be. It's my favorite new show this season. Fred Savage is perfect. And Rob Lowe is playing a Chris Traeger type charactor (in the best way possible). It's hilarious. Please watch it and then talk to me about it.

4. In case you're wondering how things went at the tire place last week, here's an update: I have four new tires now. I don't want to talk about it.
5. But the timing was just right because we got a bunch of snow Saturday! New tires are good for snow.  

6. I'm plant-sitting for a coworker while he is temporarily displaced. His plant is thriving while mine increasingly looks like a decoration from the Nightmare Before Christmas. ShouldI give up on it?

One of these plants is terrifying.

Happy Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Thoughts

Monday morning I walked out to my car and found an unpleasant surprise.

Flat tires are totally out of my wheelhouse, pun intended. Thankfully I have family who will save me at times like this. But today, I have to go to the tire place and I am absolutely filled with dread.

Two things I abhor dealing with: cars and computers. I love them and need them but understand NOTHING about their inner workings and therefore feel very vulnerable about getting them fixed.

You're probably thinking: "you should learn something about them so you don't feel that way."

No. Not gonna.

Anyway. I've been playing out in my head the various scenarios that could happen today at the tire place. This is how I picture myself in all these situations:

I go in defensive. Friendly on the outside but really angry on the inside. I picture something like this happening:

Tire person (thinking): Uh oh, this one has crazy eyes.
Tire person (saying): How can I help you today?

So I've been doing research online this week. I have all kinds of print outs with various sections and prices highlighted. I'm ready to prove them wrong and get the best deal at every turn. But it's all pointless because I know that I know very little and can (and will) be coerced into getting whatever they tell me to get.

I'm afraid they're going to notice I'm a woman when they see me. And movies and tv have taught me that all mechanics and service representatives think that women are dummies and will take full advantage. The funny thing is, that hasn't actually been my real life experience 99% of the time but I still believe it's true. Because tv.

So anyway, if you see something on the news tonight about a woman in Ann Arbor going bananas in a tire repair place and having to be sedated.... wasn't me.

Happy Wednesday.