Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Whatcha Gonna Do with All that Brick?

Here's a blurry photo of our living room and its brick walls. So far we only have one adornment, a 52" flatscreen TV which hasn't been mounted yet.

M has a ton of paintings and artwork from his family and thrift store purchases. Those will easily take up the walls that aren't brick.

What to do with those? I can't imagine picture frames are going to be easy to tack into brick. My friend has this 'bird wall' in which every image is a bird in a different picture frame. I love the idea of pictures in frames as 'wallpaper.' The pic below is from Domino Magazine's website.

I wouldn't necessarily do this in a bathroom as they have, but still worth investigating. This look is a bit cluttered for my taste, but trimming it down to a few choice images in huge frames would be right up my alley.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gift Giving Made Simple?

Alls of a sudden it's wedding season again.

Though really, it seems everyone's getting engaged and setting dates these days.

I've been fairly busy lately and last Friday I got notice that the month of April will be booked with Bridal Showers. I didn't even realize there was such a thing. What a novice.

I think I get one weekend to myself that has nothing to do with a wedding. That being said, it's a good thing for bridal registries because what do you get someone you've known for 20 years on their special day? It's a lot of pressure I feel.

Lord knows the suggestions on the web don't do much to preserve one's sense of pride and dignity.

I think I'd get laughed out of the shower if I showed up with this suggested item from

Or, for a more modern twist on tacky gift items:
Personalized caketoppers!
Just what every couple needs from their nearest and dearest!

Things that make you go hmmmnnnn....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Boston Added to the M&M World Tour!

Thanks to the gracious hosting of pal, LG, BOSTON, MA has now been added to the M&M world tour.

Dates are May 22-24.


Friday, February 6, 2009

M & M World Tour 2009

M and I just finished planning the first leg of our 2009 world tour.


Mar 14-23- Costa Rica
Mar 27-30- Florida
May 13-17- San Francisco

We are more than happy to take requests on other locations that may need our services.

I anticipate adventure at every turn.

Coincidentally, two of the destinations require bathing suits. Hmnnn....getting back to my original birth weight in one month will be a challenge, but I am more than willing to try.


'In This Economy'-an urban poem

'In This Economy'

You can't get no job
You can't get no satisfaction

It's just me and the tumbleweed
wondering where to go and what to do next

Scrounging around for pennies for those rainy days
Hot dang-
It's pouring.

It's all over your face.

Tell me, how does it taste?

Oh, Hi! ...O

Work sent me on a 5-day technology extravaganza to Ohio.

I will say I was less than thrilled at the notion of going to a freezing state in the beginning of February. Nonetheless, the constant buzz of people during the 3-day conference kept me energized.

During set up I got to get a real taste of Americana. The weekend before our conference coincided with a Anime convention for teens. Kids were dressed up as Rainbow Bright, Pichachu, and other characters I will never know nor care to know. Makes me nervous to think of the state of America's youth. In addition to the tween gaming expo, there was also a cheerleading tournament. Honestly, people watching during Saturday and Sunday was the most excitement I'd gotten the whole time.

I couldn't find a dang thing to do near my hotel, but at the same time, I was too tired after a whole day of chatting people up to explore.

It's perhaps sad, but there are definitely places in this world that are not on my radar to visit. Ohio was one of them. Can't say I disagree with that notion after I've been there.

Here are others:
North and South Dakota

I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

I'm not trying to be a snot. I swear.