Wednesday, October 29, 2008


She is a little rough around the edges, but is FULL of POTENTIAL. This design find was $6.00 at a local consignment sale. I love the form of this chair! The floral pattern makes it interesting but I will turn it into a modern more subdued patterned chair, minus the lilac and neon greens.

Tip- If your looking for cheap, cheap, deals, never go the first day to a consignment sale, prices will significantly drop a day or so before the sale ends.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

83' Baby

Well folks its the time of year again, a little day called Halloween, aka dress like a goof and get away with it. I was tipped off by a co-worker that there was quite the dress at the local Salvation Army, thus birthed the idea of '83 Prom Queen. While excitingly shopping, the hub snubbed out two 80's Alabama tour jackets. One for himself and one for a friend who is married to my friend. I called her and she managed to snag a vintage looking Madonna dress and played the, "Prom Queen Runner Up." I also found a pair of blue vintage matching earrings. My Memaw, the "craft queen", found two bath back scrubbers, at the local Dollar Tree sewed them for me. She also helped me tediously glue each individual bead, lining the sash. She broke out some 1990's puff paint and we went to town.(Thanks for all the help Memaw, it was a blast!) For a good two hours I worked very hard on getting together old silk flower and making a grotesque corsage. I busted out the back comb, hair spray, and styled my hot hair do. All in all in it was a good night but I want to punch someone in the kidney for thinking sequence under the armpits was ever a good idea. More pics to come!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Break me off a piece of that, "Golden Ticket !"

I read this on Yahoo News today and couldn't believe it! Forget about, "The Chocolate Factory," this ticket is going to the moon!

PARIS (Reuters) - A French air hostess will become one of Europe's pioneer space tourists after picking a chocolate wrapper out of the rubbish and finding a winning number in a competition to fly to the upper reaches of the earth's atmosphere.

Mathilde Epron, 32, said she had bought a Kit Kat chocolate bar at her local supermarket but initially threw the wrapper in the bin, telling herself that "it's only others who win."

Two hours later, thinking back to the competition, she decided to try her luck and fished the wrapper out of the bin, only to find a code marked inside.

"For someone who works in air travel it's really a dream come true," she told France Info radio.

A spokeswoman for Nestle in France confirmed that Epron had won the prize to take a flight on a four-seater, fighter-sized aircraft built by Rocketplane, a company that builds aircraft intended to provide cheap flights into space.

She will receive four days of astronaut training in Oklahoma City in the United States before boarding the Rocketplane XP aircraft which will reach an altitude of 100 km (60 miles) and allow a five-minute experience of weightlessness.

(Reporting by Joseph Tandy; Editing by James Mackenzie)

This is incredible, the best thing I have ever gotten from a candy bar wrapper, is a candy bar. As frequent as this type of travel is becoming I sometimes wonder... is space going to be the new Disney World?

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Solar Powered Radio's for the poverty stricken country of Africa

Check out the video and the link below to learn more! Check out this video: Freeplay Radio

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Randomly today, I stumbled across this video of Tom Hanks standing in front of these crazy looking radios. I think this is a really interesting concept, free information from a device that is environmentally friendly. I looked into this and the company Freeplay really thinks outside of the box. It's genius! What better gift then a solar powered radio for people who live in poverty? These are people who don't have access to vital and educational information, and who don't have the money to buy batteries.

Four Facts from Freeplay...

Fact 1: Nearly 2 billion people in the world, approximately 35% of the global population, still do not have electricity. Sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of about 350 million people, has the lowest levels of electrification in the world, where 9 out of 10 people do not have electricity.

Fact 2: Energy and poverty are linked. The areas in the world with the high levels of poverty also have the lowest levels of modern energy consumption. For example, per capita consumption of modern energy in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than half of the population lives below the poverty line, is a staggering 20 times lower than the global average.

Fact 3: Batteries are one solution, but batteries are costly. People in least developed countries on average spend 6% of their income on batteries ($24/year) – if people in developed countries were to spend the same that would amount to $2331/year!

Fact 4: To break the poverty cycle, people must have unlimited and inexpensive access to information, access to education, access to light wherever and whenever they need it.

For more Freeplay

An article from Time Magazine about these Forward Thinkers...,28804,1663317_1663322_1669935,00.html

Monday, July 7, 2008

This is dead on...

Youniverse Personality TestYouniverse Personality Test

I don't normally open forwards but my Me-maw sent me this one and it intrigued me. You should try it!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Interesting Facts

I always love reading these sorts of things; I thought you might like them too. Pardon my useless commentary…

Interesting Facts

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years
longer than left-handed people do.

(Not surprising, they probably just give up on life because everything in this world is made for right-handed people.)

The flea can jump 350 times its body length which would be equivalent to a human jumping the length of a football field.

A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it starves to death.

(I think I just threw up a little. But come on people, those things can survive an atomic bomb; of course they can live without a head.)

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class.

(That's fine, but don’t mess with my Sun Chips in Coach.)

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

(Case in point: Men are from Mars Women are from Venus, women think logically.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

(My iced white mocha seems to do the trick.)

Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

(Perfect example of our screwed up society.)

Pearls melt in vinegar.

(Won’t be trying this one.)

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.


It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

(So, was the stranded cow really stranded?) Side note: I almost cried that it closed.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal.' The second was William Jefferson Clinton.

(George Walker Bush insert clever word here ------.)

Turtles can breathe through their butts.

Butterflies taste with their feet.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year.

(Note to self.)

On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

Elephants are the only animals that can't jump.

(But Mary Mack paid fifty-cents to see the elephant jump the fence, fence, fence. What a rip off…)

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

(I noticed, have you seen me on YouTube?)

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

(That’s a Hoosier for you,love you Dana).

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

(I have read this one several times before, but I absolutely refuse to except it!)

The electric chair was invented by a dentist.

(Have you seen the tools they use on your teeth? There all torture devices!)

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies,
including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

(OUCH, and I thought my eyebrow wax was painful)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

(I checked and this is a fact.)

If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall.

(Hmm, Barbie is not so perfect after all.)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Benny Goodman - Carmen Miranda 1943

Enjoy this Benny Goodman video about Paducah. I love this for so many reasons! You can't poo poo Paducah, its another word for paradise.