Monday, December 31, 2007

End-of-year lists

Oh, how I love lists! This time, a negative turn to 2007:

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Minivans - worse than we thought

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives those low-speed crash tests another dimension - cost for bumper repair. The minivan results suck particularly hard.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I mind!!!

Blueprint -- the only product of Martha Stewart's brain I ever loved -- is gone.

Monday, December 10, 2007

How to pick a bowl game match-up

An interesting article about the process Chick-fil-A went through to pick the teams for their non-BCS bowl game.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Coupons, yay!

The only credit card I have is a Visa. Therefore, online coupons for purchasing with your Visa are helpful to me around the holidays.

Monday, November 26, 2007


The dud is gone! C'mon, Tenuta!

And seriously, the Emerald or Humanitarian Bowl...again? Quit bragging, Chan.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holiday sanity check

Glad to see that at least one retail establishment refuses to assault consumers with 90 bazillion Christmas decorations and music until after Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The best get better

I love Netflix, and I love the way they push improvement even more.

Friday, November 02, 2007

My love for IKEA increases

Bring them your dead compact fluorescent bulbs - they'll recycle them for you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Engineer pioneers

It angers me to this day that women were still struggling to gain admission to schools like Georgia Tech even when they were making crucial, significant and invaluable contributions to the fields of computing and engineering. Stupid boys.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I do not want it that way

Oh Fug Girls, where do you find these gems? Also, beige is a horrible color on everyone. Ew.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Making it easy to bring work home

The girl who made my beloved laptop sleeve has outdone herself - cute handles, padded shoulder straps and a briefcase style.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Long pants? No problem.

Temporary, magnetic hemming is the way to go. Yay, science!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Why? Just why?

My mom made all of our Halloween costumes when we were kids, and in later years, we made our own. I sometimes wondered why we didn't just buy them because it was so much easier. Now I understand. The Bratz stuff I expect, but even Target is in on the game. Three-year-olds in fishnets? Sad.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

No one will really be free until nerd persecution ends.

And this is, perhaps, not the best way to start the campaign.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Awwww, sugar

It has many aliases, including the sci-fi-sounding xylose, which Blogger's spell check does not like.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Same s&%t, different day

The NFL loses the last remaining shreds of its soul, mandating advertising on members of the press.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Not an auction for charity... auction of handmade items for someone's mom. Have a tissue handy. And your wallet, Aug. 19.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Oldies but goodies

Ah, the old page...reusable shopping bags...Georgia Tech football...wrinkle-free clothes...and Harry Potter (and more HP) - yay!

Monday, July 23, 2007

It's for lovers, eh?

Virginia State Police: When you can't be too careful.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wait...THAT'S Orlando?

Just one question: How does such a teeny-tiny mustache completely block out all that pretty!?!?!?!?!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

They're baaaaack!

Girl Power!

Also, those half-grapefruits of Posh's are really starting to freak me out.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's all about the brand

Good work is groovy, but it never hurts to have a great name.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Airbrushin' ain't just in Panama City

Check out this company's "body" of work - photo retouching - in the Portfolio section. Wow.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Bee down! Bee down!

SCAD drops their rowing program, leaving a gap in the Southeast's supply of pink mohawks and sullen lightweights.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I heart Etsy

New sellers in my Favorites today...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Isn't that clever?

Every now and then, I have to re-post this store of creatively designed home accessories.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Art show fun

Attended the Virginia-Highlands Summer Fest this weekend and made some lovely purchases:
In an unrelated purchase, I recently bought a green and white custom-fitted laptop sleeve from Flicka Bags and I adore it!

Friday, May 25, 2007

More stuff to read when you should be working

Jezebel, the newest Gawker-affiliated blog, full of fashion, celebrity stuff, and snark...I haven't passed judgement yet, but I'm leaning toward "woo hoo!"

Friday, May 18, 2007


The bravest person I don't even know...way to go, Christine!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

City chicks

No, the flying kind - urban birds!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


The trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is out!!!!!

Also, Spinal Tap signs on to Al Gore's concert. Heh.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Fun, intelligent, insightful reading from Kate. She's tech-savvy, posts links to cool stuff, and is Canadian.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


An action figure for every occasion...and I mean every occasion.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Simpsons in Springfield

Stole this one from my big sis (just one of many ideas, I assure you) - The Simpsons movie is going to premier in a Springfield somewhere, and the Willsons' hometown of Springfield, CO, is throwing its hat in the ring! Check out the article link at the bottom of the page, too - Friday H.S. Pride: Fun in Springfield.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Metal to the max

The coolest thing to happen to a license plate, ever.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

More to love at IKEA

An intriguing, and already successful, environmental policy comes to the U.S.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Coachella East

...oh wait, I mean Bonnaroo. The sausage-fest line-up is leaked, and once again I won't be going. Also, Sasha & Digweed still perform?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Gettin' crafty

Not me. Alicia Paulson. Way girlie, cool blog, cute store, very talented, such a cute corgi!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Sunshine on a cloudy day

So it's a cold, overcast, melting-snow day here, and I don't have a ton of work to do so I was catching up on my friends' blogs...and somehow I realized that I had forgotten just how awesome my friends are. They put up with my random, infrequent visits, drove and flew from all over the country to see me get married, call and email me just to say "hi," raise amazingly cool kids that I don't get to see enough, and post wonderful things for people to read. I'm one lucky lady, y'all.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Blogs blogs blogs

Read about the music world. Read about consumer advocacy (and deals). Read about personal productivity. Gawker Media rules.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Keep it simple, folks

Princess-themed birthday party with matching costume, crown, wand, shoes, cake decorations, gift wrap and favors? No, thank you.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Cutest babies ever

When they get along, they really get along...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Our new addition

On New Year's Eve, Jarrett and I brought home our newest bundle of joy, Captain Picard. Yes, that was his name before we adopted him. He's 4 months old and is currently wheezing his way toward recovering from a cold. Poor baby.

He certainly has no shortage of energy, though. Our elder bundle of joy, Lucy, is still not entirely sure about this small, hissing fur-ball. Mostly, she's a bit scared. Poor baby, too.