Monday, July 30, 2012
During my weekend off from reality, I had the chance to think about some things. And number 7,985 of those things was this thought: What is up with humans and commenting on the internet these days? Almost everyday I see another stupid picture with some "witty' saying that has thousands of comments and likes, only to later read a very well put together article that has no comments whatsoever. What gives?
Have we become so moronic that we can't even spare 2 minutes to leave an author a note? After all, we sat there and read the piece. And we benefited (or not-doesn't matter) from the information that was presented. In the very least we could at least leave a one word reply has a thank you for the momentary entertainment or information source.
Sadly, my words are probably falling on deaf eyeballs. It's just so much easier to just stalk around the internet, reading, listening, viewing and getting away without giving any acknowledgement to the source that provided it. And we have so many excuses too! (I know, because I've seen me do it!) For example, "I'm tired", "It wasn't that good anyway", "it already has two comments" are common outs that we give ourselves when trolling the net...and it just gets worse from there.
Friday, July 27, 2012
I got nothing people. To be perfectly honest, I am so worn out from all the chaos going on with my family that I can’t even think to write. Let alone write with any southern spunk.
To the faithful few that dutifully read my posts I promise I will have something soon. Thank you for reading and coming back! You make my day :)
So, here’s to hoping this gloom doesn’t last!
*I would like to say to all the victims and victim’s families of Aurora Colorado, I am so sorry. There are not words to even say in the face of such horrific tragedy. My heart aches for you and all you have and will go through. You all are in my prayers.*
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Yesterday my sweetheart met me at my office early to pick up something and as he was leaving he leaned in an gave me the sweetest kiss. One of the good, make you happy all over kinds. Then he pinched my butt winked and got in his car. Leaving me standing there shaking my head at him, but wearing that goofy, just been kissed, smile.
As I gathered my stuff and went into work, my mind was at peace, all stress evaporated. I sat down at my desk and with this clear frame of mind I found myself getting my work done with a quick efficiency and content attitude. This continued through lunch and when I got back to work I was thinking about my sweetheart (as I am wont to do from time to time ;) and I realized that not only had his kiss put me in a good mood, it made my whole day go by easier.
Now I am usually not this open about what goes on between my sweetheart and me. It's not that I
Sunday, July 22, 2012
For love of all things old and glamorous, I seem to be on a vintage kick this week (Maybe it's my subconscious way of rebelling against modern technology after the unfortunate Google catastrophe I wrote about on Wednesday) and I wanted to share my finds so here goes...
1. This phone. I want this phone. No one can ever understand me on my cell phone and it's been forever since I used one of these. Either that or this plug in for cell phones....
2. Thank you Beauty Department Blog for giving me another hair project. So far I am on my third atempt at this style and haven't mastered it yet. I will have veronica hair. I will!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Thankfully, the good Lord had mercy on me and I was alone for this little melt down of propriety. I do take solace in the fact that millions of people everywhere have this sort of trouble with
their computers so I really shouldn't feel like the technology gods picked me to be their Homer.
|Yes. That's What I Looked Like. Don't Judge|
No way, I was just typing.and...wait...wait...OH MY GAWD, what have I done?! Where is everything? Calm down..Okay...okay...what did you do? Hit a button? Oh...yes..wait. Hit Command Z,....yes now....wait for it...nothing. HOLY MOTHER OF BABY JESUS....why isn't command Z working? This isn't fair!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ever feel like your life has turned into a movie?
I have. Many times, but none so completely as this morning when I was leaving my house for work. I was in my typical morning swoosh-I can never seem to leave the house gracefully-with my lovely southern mama(who I love dearly) behind me handing me stuff (my shirt) talking to me (about church last night) and reminding me (to drive slow, don't be in a hurry! ) of a whole bunch of things that I honestly forgot about by the time I reached the driver's seat.
And that's when it hit me. I am Skeeter from The Help. I 'am! And I can prove it. In the book or for those less print inclined, the movie, one of the main heroines is Skeeter, the early twenty-something daughter of a well-to-do Jackson Mississippi family in the early 1960's.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Most of the time, the stuff I find while trolling the internet is a bunch of junk. But every now and then I stumble upon something really neat and interesting....
I found something of the neat and interesting nature the other day while snooping through Etsy. Victoria Camp Designs caught my eye with it's beautifuly creative peices and use of the old to make something new and precious.
The designer, Victoria Camp is a breath of fresh air and she agreed to let me interview her about her line, upcoming vents, and so much more!
Read on to find out about Victoria...
BWH-What got you started?
|A piece from the Map Jewelry Collection|
In elementary school, my sister and I started making beaded jewelry to sell at the holiday bazaars, and I spent my middle school youth making miniatures and drawing all day.. daydreaming about being an animator for Disney. Ironically, Pixar studios is just a few miles away from my current home!
My mom is also a creative person who sometimes took art classes with us, and brought us to the yearly Gem and Mineral shows. She ran a business from home for 15 years of my youth and allowed us to help her with various jobs and tasks, starting at the young age of seven. Without a doubt, she was a positive influence!
It wasn’t until I was in-between semesters in college that I began taking my jewelry more seriously, and realized it had become much more than a hobby.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ahh adventures in downtown Conway. The other day I had a little tag-a-long with me and we decided to eat lunch at Skip’s Grill and Chill on 3rd avenue. Now I’ve been to Skips’ countless times since they opened and I’m particularly fond of their chicken salad sandwich. A throw back to a 1950’s type dinner, Wolfgang Puck its not, butso far I have never had a bad meal or experience while eating there.
My little spunky companion ordered the grilled cheese and fries with a elegance that I have yet to see some adults possess and waited patiently for it to arrive…
After our meal we tried the dipping dots and from her reaction I decided to get a kid’s point of view on her first time trip to Skip’s so here you go: Interview with a 7 year old….
What did you have for lunch?
I had a grilled cheese and French fries. And that Ice cream that I like. It was so awesome. It was dancing on my taste buds
Monday, July 2, 2012
And is it such a bad thing? Do we not owe our very existence to these ladies for bringing us into the world and raising us up-(For the most part without Internet, mind you) to the keyboard literate people we are today? You bet your youtubing, facebooking, twittering, etsying, pinning, blogging behind we do... and I think we should be proud of it. I mean if you think about it, everything we do our mother's did way before there were terms and platforms for doing so. They laid the foundations for so to speak. For