Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Project 59 ALSO Complete

Damn I am on a ROLL here.

When we moved into our house, I said to myself (and to anyone within hearing distance), "I hate this fireplace." I hated it because it had a brassy bronzy grate. Because it was missing a flue. Because it could possibly let in bugs. Yesh.

SOOOOO I can't change anything about the fireplace, except the brassy bronziness. And so I did.


And After!

Sooooo now it's black, and I lav it and I want to put white pillar candles in there and have it be suuuuuuper sweet. However, there is one teensy problem. The spray paint kind of rubs off a bit. I don't know if this is temporary or not...but I'll keep you updated. For now, I'm looking and not touching.

woot woot!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Project 58 Complete!

Project 58 out of 3,635 complete! Thanks to mom for the curtain, K for going with mom and me to get the fabric at MaryJo's, M for never cleaning out his closet (and therefore I found a free curtain rod - sweet!), and to Deacon for cheering me on as I used the hand drill.

Guest Post: 13 Things That Make Me Hostile At Work

Waitresses aren't the only ones you should feel sympathy for - the hostess has a pretty miserable job too. A waitress gets to make everything better by bringing food and liquor...while the hostess is the one who tells you there is a 90-minute wait. On that note, I bring you the first of a reoccurring series: Things That Make Me Hostile At Work, by an anonymous hostess. Enjoy!!!

1. Soggy paper coasters (I have an aversion to touching wet paper).

2. 40+ year-old hostess who thinks she is the boss of me because she's old, but really she's
3. Same hostess noted above who leaves me all of her work to do.

4. Rain.

5. People who think I give them a 30 minute wait quote just
to be funny (seriously, people will ask if I am joking).
6. People who think I care about why they're late for their reservation.

7. Old ladies who travel in packs of 5 or more.

8. Roll-up shortages.

9. Picking up cloth napkins off tables, due to my fear of encountering snot, spit or swine flu.

10. Servers who think I don't seat them on purpose.

11. Sweeping noodles off the floor.

12. Children under 12.

13. When I am asked by people who were
LITERALLY just outside if I think it's too hot (or cold) to eat outside. HELLO, I WORK INSIDE!!!

Note from Dani - #13 is my all time favorite. Seriously people, do you know how STUPID you sound when you ask that? You just walked to the restaurant from your car, which you parked OUTSIDE. It's in the same vein as telling me you are waiting for three more people when I ask you if you would like a drink. Ummm, duh? Isn't that what the THREE OTHER MENUS ARE FOR ON THE TABLE?? Sheesh.

Picture of the Day: Pre-flipcup at M's 30th birthday party

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday Musings

I keep a Moleskine book solely for quotes that I find in books. I have found that this way I can keep all those underlined passages in one place, and I can look back on them later. And I love quotes. A lot. So I have decided to share some with you every Sunday. Get excited!

Today's quote is from Alan Bennet's novella, The Uncommon Reader:

"Above literature?" said the Queen. "Who is above literature? You might as well say one is above humanity."

Happy Sunday everyone!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Library is Bumpin' Bumpin'

In order to adequately study for my final (aka, I need an 80 to get a B in this class and I SWEAR TO GOD if I don't get a B in this class I am going to be pissed), I went to my local library at about 11:45 a.m. I would have gone earlier, except with the stupid budget cuts the library doesn't OPEN until noon on Mondays (don't even get me started about how it's closed on Tuesdays...).

Soooo I was a bit early - and I expected to be the first one there. OH WRONG-O. This was the sight that greeted me when I got out of my car:

Oh yes. Your eyes do not deceive you - there is a LINE to get into the library at noon on a Monday. I sent this picture to M and he was astonished. Honestly I was pleased about the whole thing. I wish the freaking paper could have been there to take a picture of all the poor peeps who wanted to get into the library earlier but couldn't.

Anyways. It was nifty. And cold. Why is it always cold in the library??

Love and kisses...