Sunday, September 17, 2006

Look ma, I'm Asian!

I had a lovely weekend, thank you for your interest. Friday night Rob and I drove up to my folks' house and watched Kill Bill Vol. I for the first time. Kinda gross. Kinda interesting. I was a total wuss and covered my eyes through all the nasty parts. With my fear of eyeball stuff, there was one scene that I wish I was warned about!

Saturday we took the train into the city (nyc) to meet up with my pseudo big brother, Steve. It was so wonderful to see him and give him the hugest hugs! He took us around to all sorts of spots of the city that I always miss. Mostly around SoHo and the Village. It was great! Beautiful weather. Wonderful sights to see. Just the day I needed after a hectic week at work.

Today was make-over day for me. My mother took me to her Korean hair stylist lady for a cut and color. I'm pretty happy with the result. I'm back to my natural color so no roots! Yay!

Here is a visual for you guys.

Rob says it makes me look more Asian.

Speaking of more Asian. I bought this dress in NYC on Saturday.

I'll have no place to wear it, but who cares?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Photo Booth Phun in Philly!

Tonight Roberto y yo went to El Vez for Philly Restaurant Week. It was mucho delicioso. I had some shrimp quesadillas, Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon, and fried ice cream. The atmosphere of the place was great and our waitress was super nice, so the whole experience was a thumbs up!

In the middle of the restaurant, they have a photo booth. I used to go to the photo booth in Woolworth's with my friend Becky back in 10th grade, so I got a little nostalgic and forced Rob to participate in the hokiness.

Here's our ultimately cheesy photo strip, sombreros and all:

We're such dorks.

Anyway, I'm spending my Tuesday up in NYC to check out our exhibit space at a convention, so see you all on Wednesday!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I'm going to need more storage...

...if I keep making cards at this rate!

I had another productive few hours this evening and pumped out 9 more cards. Shoulda been 10, but right as I was sewing the last piece on the last card, I made the mistake of thinking to myself, hey, I've gone the whole night without screwing up a card! Cursed! That's when the bobin ran out of thread. So add that to the 9 I made yesterday and I'm on my way to an inventory. Yessir!

Just to give you a peek, here are the two styles of cards I made yesterday and today:

Sorry for the crappy photos. I think I need to explore some different designs, since all my cards are identical. I'm just trying to build up a little collection of cards in this style and then I'll move on. This sudden urge to craft came about because I think I'm going to take a plunge and (if I'm accepted) be a vendor at an upcoming craft fair in Philly. I'll be going out of my comfort zone if this goes through, but I could use a little nudge.

Craft (Product) Variety Show <-- It seems awesome!

So from now until the end of November (again, IF they choose my stuff), I'm going to be a craft machine. Stay on the scene! With the craft machine! Ehem.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Yeah, I labored this weekend.

Happy post-Labor Day everyone! I had a very refreshing three-day weekend and am totally recharged for the work week.

I spent much of my weekend putting together some new furniture that we picked up from Crate and Barrel. And for the first time in a long time, our place is impeccably clean...meaning no piles of crap anywhere! (Well, maybe hidden in some closets and under the bed, shhh.) So Rob spent Saturday doing all the wifely duties, like laundry and vacuuming, while I played around with the power drill. Here's my stuff.

New bookcase for the corner of our living room. Formerly known as "craft pile corner."

New buffet for the dining room. Formerly known as "craft pile wall."

New desk and cd wall thingies.

Captain Oats (courtesy of Amy and Maria) is now proudly displayed for all to see.

Now instead of hearing Rob nag, "Clean up your piles!" I get to hear him nag, "Keep it this way!" Okay, Rob, I'll try my best. But it's difficult to control my pile-making ways.

On another note, I went back to Toms River on August 27th for the first time in about 6 years to go to the Ordination of an old friend I haven't seen since I was a college freshman. While back in the area, I decided to take Rob to see my old home where I lived from 1987 to 1998. Coincidentally, the house was for sale and just happened to be having an open house that day! So I had the opportunity to go take a peek inside. It was bizarre. The place was completely different, and not nearly as nice as it used to be, but maybe I'm biased.

Here's the house. It used to be brown, and my mom always had gorgeous flowers planted everywhere out front.

Ahh, memories.