End of Month Tally: May

Joplin picture source: The Big Picture

Books I Read:

A Red Herring Without Mustard, Wicked Plants, and unfortunately that’s it. I should probably get off the internet right…now and finish a couple more.

Movies:

Cobra (want a taste? Here’s an opening scene breakdown by Danger Guerrero), the Stand (AMAZING) the Langoliers (Bronson Pinchot, still creepy after all these years)

Charity:

Joplin, Missouri. Seeing the massive miles of completely decimated communities, it seems so crazy to think that some people have lost absolutely everything. I wish I had any sort of carpentry skills, I would go and start rebuilding tumbleweed-type homes for people.

Budget Analysis:

I need to cut back quite a bit on spending frivolously yet again. As it gets closer to the end of the year move, I keep thinking about purging, selling and all-around doing more with less (money), which is why I put up a picture of me disc golfing (sort of). It’s a relatively inexpensive sport – a cheap disc will only set you back about $6 – you get tons of exercise, and it is a lot more fun than I thought it would be!

 

Week in Review

Went to an abandoned Greyhound Park at sunset with Annise

Went to Savers and found some devilish fabric, a lamp made from a greek wine bottle, and some other stuff I will have to roundup next week because they’re in the wash.

Finished my book o’ the week, Wicked Plants. Funny to think that even in my tiny garden I have one poisonous plant! Walking around I saw a lot!

Not pictured:

I also put my envelope-puncher to work and sent out a plethora of mini-letters to new and old penpals (thank you, twitter!)

Finally, I baked up a batch of peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies (not pictured because they are all looong gone)

Week in Review

This week, I:

went to ASU Mercado, hung out with smart, awesome people involved in the arts and ate lunch enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather,

fashioned a decorative wall kite from an old shirt,

made a headphone holder from an old learner’s permit using this technique (I may spray paint it, but look at my crazy blonde hair!)

…and began collecting goodies for a fun, outdoor project,

(Ron Swanson loves Li’l Sebastian.)

and said goodbye to Li’l Sebastian, on my favorite show, Parks and Rec.

p.s. I love the above shirt.

Anything of note on your end?

Week in Review

celebrated mothers day in true family style – ate a bacon-laden breakfast then played with hair before pictures.

  • Went up to Prescott, found a Darth Vader mask to boil water in and made gluten free baked mac and cheese for a cousin porch picnic (I am so pleased to report that even without gluten it was tasty). My grandma said I could tell people, fancily, “I had lunch out-of-town.” adorable.
  • I dropped a big glass bottle of sparkling water and although the sound was actually rad (it was still in the shopping bag so it was like a dull thud-poof), I was super sad. Sometimes I really hate being so clumsy and sometimes…sometimes The Beau makes me feel better by buying me two new bottles.
  • I forgot to mention that I got this envelope punch last week and it takes all the willpower I have not to punch everything into a tiny envelope. I asked who wanted tiny notes and already got a few takers. Maybe I can be the Arizona branch of the World’s Smallest Postal Service?
  • Started watching The Stand and as soon as it started, I could feel that I didn’t ever want it to end. It’s rare that something hits me like that. But as with Friday Night Lights (which I am still putting off watching the last couple seasons because of the emotional toll of it), Spaced, and even Marc Maron podcasts, it tugs at my heartstrings because I connect and realize how good it is.
  • I found out that Chris Jones, one of my favorite writers at Esquire (among so many others), has a blog that gives me even more Jones than I knew I could have. And it is good.