Thursday, July 31, 2008


there is something in this:

that i am familiar with.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


i was ebaying tonight, and i came across this listing:

"Here is a pair of two bentwood chairs produced by Herman Miller for the State of Minnesota. That’s right, our State contracted with the Herman Miller Company back in maybe the 1950’s to purchase office furniture. With the remodels of buildings the furniture was either sold or hauled off to be burnt. Yes, again, us folks in Minnesota really do not have a sense of design. Years ago, I found this pair of chairs in a barn being used to hold egg cartons. I dusted them off and cleaned them with a very mild soap. They were used in my office for a while. Then I went to work for the State and have office furniture that matches everyone elses. So rather than have the chairs sit in my basement we are selling them. One chair has a mended (or nailed a zillion times) leg. There is no way I am going to try to figure out how or why someone put that many nails into the leg. There are close up pictures of the leg attached and after the removal. The legs will be off the chairs when shipped. UPS wanted $152 and some odd change to ship the chairs with the legs on. Same weight just a different size box.

We've been contacted by folks to suggest that these are actually Thonet bentwood chairs. So of course I googled it and found that Thonet made a chair that looks just like these. All I can tell you is that we are certain of their provenance. They really were made for the state. So the bottom line is that you've been informed of the discussion. So just bid and enjoy."

it made me laugh. and cry. i miss minnesota.


Monday, July 28, 2008


there is something

about the bf's face

that makes me smile

every time i see him.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


i am in love with these chairs:

i just found them on craigslist. a cool $300 for the pair.

the pair.

cross your fingers for me. they are exactly what i am looking for!

well, for today.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008


i found myself thinking about you the other night. whenever i do i end up smiling.

i wish you the best. all i want is for you to be happy.

one night i sat in your lap, asked you about xmas wishes.

you told me the three things you wanted.

i wanted to give you those three things, even if they were impossible for me to give.

that was the same night you told me that we probably wouldn't know each other when your next birthday rolled around.

i didn't understand. but i did. i just didn't want to think about it.

it was inevitable. it wasn't meant to be.

and now i think nothing but sweet thoughts of you.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


okay, i will admit that i have a problem.

i keep ordering pillows online.

and i. can't. stop.

but i promise this is the last time:

they just matched these so well.


i recently purchased some serveware.

i am expecting a lot of visitors this fall and winter (hint), and i might as well play the part:

note: the above images are not actually what i bought. i couldn't get the images to save correctly so what you see is what you get (and just representative).

trust me when i tell you that i am excited to open my shipment of servers.

i will now be able to properly display all my little bites (read: wheat thins and triscuits).

Saturday, July 12, 2008


i am grumpy today.

i miss my agency. i miss my girls. i miss little shops where i can find cute cards.

i am trying to make the best of my situation here, even though some days it feels like i will fail no matter what. i miss mattering.

i keep getting emails from former coworkers, wishing me well and telling me to come home. every response i send back is the same: take me back.

i know i left behind a lot to come here, but it's hard when the only thing that is amazing here is the bf.

the weather absolutely does not help. i've been inside all day, and i just might be going stir-crazy.

sigh. with love from arizona.

Friday, July 11, 2008


gasp! breaking news.

it is overcast in phoenix.

i repeat, it is humid, and the clouds are bloated with rain.

hearing a storm last night brought me joy.

i love the rain.

today reminds me of minnesota.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


other than putting in almost three full days of work over the weekend, it was great.

and i am just getting to write about it today.

we played poker, and i ended up the big winner, raking in a cool sixty.

...of which i promptly returned to the bf, for buying me in in the first place.

at the airport in vegas i played a dollar while waiting at the gate.

i made 5.75 off of that bill. woot woot!

lucky girl this weekend. in many, many ways.

Friday, July 04, 2008


happy independence day.

we are heading to pahrump, nevada until sunday.

relaxing with family. gambling. chicken ranching.

smooches times four.

Thursday, July 03, 2008


omg is it hot.

the heat. is oppressive.

and i just feel so tired all the time, because i feel like the sun is beating on me.

not to mention i keep getting beat up at the workplace.

all in all, i'm tired.

long weekend? i don't think so. sunday evening meeting.

life is grand.