Friday, February 22, 2008

tropical passions!

I leave for St. John in 5 days! (Don't worry Jon, this isn't me, just another redhead. )

If I were that kind of girl, it would just make me the

I just came across the best website, Some of you may know that I like to make artful collages and cards with old romance and sci-fi book covers. (see blog "Help Wanted" on Sept. 22 for pictures.) This website has a huge collection of scanned covers. If only I could search on things like "nurse" or "robot" it would be amazing. It's still pretty awesome, though. I particularly like the lesbian (gasp!) ones and the weird sci-fi romance ones. I wish I had scanned the ones I've cut up first. Here are some of my other favorites:

Three sexes!

I don't think this one is actually marketed to woman of any orientation...

This is cute and would be good for that dorky-cool boy in many of our lives.

And, lastly, the WHAT?!?!

Sometimes it's the illustrations (whether so sexist it's silly or so stylishly mod), sometimes, the titles, sometimes the text, but I can't get enough. This will save me some trips to the Salvation Army, though.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

"and I mean fair."

I couldn't let this one go by without a comment. I don't really have time to expound (don't worry, it will come...if you know me you know I can talk about Cuba for hours) but is George Bush really telling someone else that it is time they have fair elections?, forget it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

B-52's Rock Lobster

These guys rock!


Here is what I love:
-the Valentine bandit

-splooshing, splashing, and jumping in slush puddles
-waterproof boots
-fabulous haircuts
-cute dogs
-how dark is is when I walk home at night along the water (so dark that I almost walked right into a skunk!)
-1980's REM and B-52's
-My goldfish Mabel
-vintage valentines from my dad
-fantastic coffee
-my cozy robe that Jon gave me for Christmas two years ago

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


My dad sent me this today:

Thank you Maine!

This weekend I felt very proud to be a Mainer. 43,000 people caucused on Sunday. That's only the Democrats and Greens. That number is almost one and a half times the previous record for caucus attendees, and it there were snowstorms to boot! Yes we can!

I am so fired up right now. Mainers spoke overwhelmingly in support of change. I even called one of my state representatives yesterday about the proposed changes to the education funding, then signed a petition to ask our Congressional Delegates to fund mass transit options instead of further widening of 295 (and forwarded it to all the Mainers I know--you can sign it at the League's website .)

Monday, February 4, 2008

giving blood

I got started on my New Year's Resolution finally today!

I finally went to donate blood. It is ridiculous that I haven't done this since 9/11/2001. I have the kind of blood that anyone can use. I used to get those letters from the Red Cross saying they need my blood. I guess they gave up on me.

Anyway, I finally went and I have to say this time it kinda hurt and I was very weak and woozy afterward. But you know, someone who needs blood was probably hurt a lot worse. I love how nice nurses can be when you tell them you are nervous or scared, which I was kinda even though I have done it before. (I guess it had been so long.) The nurse had a pretty smile and she walked me through what she was doing, and even gave me a hand-warmer when I was cold. The volunteers were so nice, too. They really went out of their way to make me feel better, offering me a blanket, pizza, sandwich, chips, cake, bread, juice, cookies, and even a sourdough sweetbread starter!

The Red Cross seems like a great organization. Once I went to a first aid class at the American Heart Association building and I kid you not, this is what they had in their lunch room: red meat, fried chicken, french fries, and cake. I guess they need to keep themselves in business.

little moments of love, part two

when the sky and the ocean are black and the ferry is all light up and I see it move steadily across the water, getting smaller and smaller the closer I get to home.

when I leave the house and Jon is still asleep. His world seems so still at that moment.

when the little kiddos in your life leave messages on your phone, like the following:
Mom: (to special kiddo) "Tell her you love her."
special kiddo: (to me into the phone) "I love her."
special kiddo: "I hope you have a sooper dooper burfday."

as much as I really dislike it when the alarm goes off at 6:30 on Saturday mornings, I do get to catch glimpses of the sunrise, and I know that few others are catching it. It kinda feels like my secret with the ocean.

the bus driver pointed out a rainbow to me. Rainbows have a way of making everyone stop and point them out. And making everyone smile.

jon saw a red-tailed hawk nab a pigeon at our neighbor's feeder the other day.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

the Mall

Remember those 80s movies where an non-human object comes to life and walks around cities all fascinated and confused? Like Mannequin or Splash? That about describes me at the mall today. I went to Macy's to try to score some samples of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle to take to Daisy when i go see her in St. John. No dice. I am also on a search for tights. I actually went into Hot Topic--rad--and the girl working there was really nice and extremely helpful. They did not have the tights I was hoping to find despite their large selection of "novelty tights" which include black and purple striped, hot pink, fishnet, etc. The girl recommended I buy some kids' tights.

So I went to Claire's. It is a very bright store. It made my eyes hurt. There were a lot of people in the mall. There was a woman trying to entice me into buying a swimming pool. There is a store where little boys go in and their brains get sucked out while they stare blankly, mass-muderer-y, at a screen playing some game where they blow up things for fun.

I can't believe I actually hung around the mall on purpose as a pre-teen.

I did get the most beautiful dress ever. I can't figure out where I am going to wear it, as it is kinda fancy. But it was on sale for $17.80 and it is from Nine West and it made me very happy.