Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Toy Tibbs

We have finally accumulated too many kitty toys to fit into the tiny 3”x 5” toy basket, so I bought a medium-sized picnic style basket at Cost Plus World Market (one of my favorite stores). At last, all the mice, stuffed animals, jingle balls, and milk jug rings fit in one container. The cats can open the flip-up lids to pull out whatever toy they fancy. Almost every morning, I wake to toys strewn across the living room. And almost every evening, we catch Tibbs napping in the basket:

Doesn’t he remind you of E.T.? I HAVE to submit this photo to

Friday, December 16, 2005

Someone Likes Me Enough to Infect Me

“Write 5 random facts about yourself, and then list the names of 5 people whom you in turn infect. Also, leave a post to these people letting them know they have been infected.”

1. I’m not a natural redhead.
2. In kindergarten, my favorite food was spinach.
3. I haven’t bought new underwear in at least 2 years.
4. I’m currently obsessed with smelling new perfumes, but Michael by Michael Kors remains my absolute favorite.
5. I sometimes pretend I’m a donkey and gallop about parking lots hee-hawing and embarrassing Mike.

I only know of three bloggers who read my blog, one of whom infected me, so I infect the other two: Pixie and the other Wawa.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Push Post

Mike insisted that I post to this blog simply to push the last picture (of me) out of view. Mission accomplished. Now you can recoil in horror from this photo instead! Damn, we're a fine looking couple!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Does My Hair Make Me Look Fat?

I totally hate growing my hair out. I started letting it grow out from my very short cut about a year ago. The problem is, my hair isn't straight, but it isn't curly or wavy either. It is just "tweaky." Sometimes it tweaks attractively, but most of the time it does not. To deal with its unpredictable manner, I've been wearing it in a ponytail since last May.

Yesterday, I dared to wear it down (see photo - click for a larger version). What do you think? Should it be banished to a ponytail for a few more months?

Friday, December 09, 2005

Flickr Stats

Do you ever look at your Flickr photo statistics and just think: “WTF?” My most viewed picture is of the front of my house. That isn’t too weird. But the second most viewed picture, viewed 154 times, is the photo to the left. It will win no beauty contests. It isn’t even nicely composed. It is simply a picture of some ugly stairs. Why do so many people look at it? Most viewed #3, #5, and #6 are ALSO OF THE STAIRS. I don’t get it. I DO get the reason behind the 96 views of Giant Underpants. After all, wasn’t the internet created so that we could see photos of girls in their underwear?

I’m also surprised by the photos people choose to mark as a “favorite.” Granted, only four of my 570 photos are marked as a “favorite.” My photostream isn’t very popular. *sniff* *sniff* Of the 0.7% of my photos awesome enough to be someone's “favorite,” who would have thunk that this one would be chosen? (This is a photo of a DEAD plant.) And how could Giant Underpants have been dissed? It's no one's favorite.

In all, my pathetic photostream has been viewed 6,509 times. Imagine if I had just taken more pictures of dead plants and ugly stairs... I could have charged admission and made a fortune.