Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

ooh! tattoo night!

see how excited i am to get a tattoo?



the bare canvas.

the early sketchings.

outline complete!

the finished product!

and yes, they wrap you in saran wrap when you are done.

here are some links to some video on youtube of the exciting night:
video 1
video 2
video 3

Sunday, January 28, 2007

a taste of what's to come...

you can get an early glimpse of what snidecards.com will offer at our temporary cafepress store!

oh, for cryin' out loud...

it's 3:04 a.m.

i would REALLY like to sleep through the night. seriously. no, for real.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

i'm so behind on the good videos



i'm ashamed that i didn't see this sooner.

in my wine glass tonight....

"Mmmmm! It DOES go well with the chicken!"

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

down with the sickness

home sick from work -- coughing, hacking, phlegmmy, the works. and that will come in second in the race of unpleasantries after i watch the state of the union address. that bottle of nyquil i've been saving for horrible sickness might really come in handy today. and you KNOW that W. will offer all sorts of goodies. who can forget the animal-human hybrid mention from last year? *shudder* why even bring that up? was that really on the table?

i also intend on keeping track of the following:
•number of times "september the eleventh" is mentioned
•number of times the word "terror" is used
•number of times he confuses the name "saddam" with "osama"
•number of times he avoids making eye contact with michael j. fox
•number of times he snickers
•number of times i want to assume the fetal position and whimper out of shame

and please, PLEASE let this be the year that people DO NOT APPLAUD his idotic statements. turn your backs, chew gum loudly, shoot spitwads through a straw, ANYTHING BUT APPLAUD his insanity. time to man up, dems and repubs!

Friday, January 19, 2007

sweet, sweet onion!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

i can't stop doing these!

You Are 32% Sociopath

From time to time, you may be a bit troubled and a bit too charming for your own good.
It's likely that you're not a sociopath... just quite smart and a bit out of the mainstream!


only 32%? man, i'll have to try harder next time.

wha...? noooooooo.

Your Inner Child Is Sad

You're a very sensitive soul.
You haven't grown that thick skin that most adults have.
Easily hurt, you tend to retreat to your comfort zone.
You don't let many people in - unless you've trusted them for a long time.

update? why not!

yes, it's 3 a.m. yes, i'm still awake. had some folks over for some movie fun and a few drinks and damn it all, i'm not tired yet.
things i'm realizing:
1. i am a hateful person at times (as in, i hate things.)
2. i hold grudges for far too long (however, some grudges you need to hang on to for a long time when they are REALLY worth it).
3. after drinking a bit, these silly grudges that really don't mean anything anymore can still rear their ugly heads, thus making me sound far more hateful than i actually am.
4. i am a force to be reckoned with.
5. #4 really isn't true.
6. but i wish i felt that way sometimes.
7. which is one of the perks of alcohol.
8. because it makes you feel that way.
9. which is why i don't drink very often.

see? many realizations.

Friday, January 12, 2007

back from nodak (yes, again)

after some weather stuff and some train delay stuff, i'm back! woo! had some time in ND with dust's fam and this weekend holds a promise of a tattoo! hurrah! photos to come! i can't stop using exclamation points! help!

Friday, January 05, 2007

how adorable?


pretty damn adorable, me and the sisters (minus 1). and yet we look nothing alike.

Monday, January 01, 2007

looking over last january's posts

i like to look back every month in my archives to see what i was doing a year ago. one year ago i was planning a wedding. a wedding that didn't happen (at that originally planned time, anyhow). and just re-reading those old posts kind of made me feel like i had punched in the stomach repeatedly and nauseaus (maybe that's the french onion dip i've just consumed?). and it's amazing how far things have come. and how long it takes to get over things. and i could say a trillion things about what has happened this past year, but instead i'll simply say "thank you" to my friends -- 3D friends and those i only know in blogland . i would never, NEVER have gotten through all that... total shit ... had it not been for all of you. and you know who you are. thank you for putting up with my whining and crying and self-loating and my seething, burning anger. you are all amazing.
on the flip side of all that horrible agony, there was the fact that dustin and i learned a lot through that whole period. we both saw what life would be like without each other, and it wasn't pretty. and we saw how much we wanted to make it work. so yeah, that's something amazing, too.

what have i achieved this 2007?

well, i have eaten close to my weight in french onion dip and ruffle chips. and that's something special.
had a nice new year's eve at a party, then went over to the sister's place to ring in the new year with some bubbly.


ah, the sister and the groom-to-be. those darn kids grow up so fast...


me and sister. we are the cute.


my marriage is filled with moments like these.


is it me, or does dustin actually look tan next to my "so pale i'm translucent" skin?



ahh, the fine bubbly.