Archive for July, 2006

Sweet Vengeful Bird

I don’t consider myself a vengeful person, though when it comes to the open road, I too can get a bit peeved and join in the ranks of bird wielders. I’m not proud of it, but hey, if you drive like a @#$%@%$@ fool, you deserve to know that you are.

So I was thinking about it, and if someone cuts you off while driving, and you flip him off or honk and it, is that considered an act of revenge? According to Dictionary.com, one definition of revenge is: The act of taking vengeance for injuries or wrongs; retaliation. I’d define a “wrong” as someone driving obnoxiously towards you, and since you feel bad about what occurred, you flip them off, honk furiously, or use various expletives in an effort to potentially make them feel bad for making you feel bad.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Creative Design

So I was watching this design show which tries to create good interior design on a realistic budget. The show helped this couple remodel a guest bedroom mimicking this one professional’s $65,000 design by spending about $1,500. Crazy!

They saved money on every piece of the design, though I think there were big savings on the bedding, night stands, and headboard. They also saved a lot on the artwork by using a digital camera and getting the pictures printed out. Of course, they did spend a lot on frames (couple hundred I think), which should actually be way less if you shop at Cheap Pete’s or Ikea.

Either way, it’s inspirational to know that with a little imagination and a bit of creativity, you can have a nicely decorated home/room without spending the insane amounts of money that MTV Cribs would show.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Weak Muscles

After only one month of not climbing, I could barely get myself up the wall yesterday. Doh! Perhaps it was the heat or that I burned myself out on a long climb and wasted a lot of energy going to far to the left. 4 climbs completed: 5.8, 5.9, 10b, 10a. Not my best day, but I was sweating like a pig on the long 10b. It was so hot up there!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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That Darned Murphy

Oh that Murphy’s Law.. if something can go wrong, it will. Basically, invitation printing part 2 went just as bad, but in a different way. I booked some press time at the center’s big Vandercook, but it had some printing issues. It would print blocks of color a tad splotchy.

With the aid of the super nice manager and her husband, we managed to get things printing, not to my full satisfaction, but hey, what can you do? Because of the semi-busted machine, I noticed that a smaller press was available because someone didn’t show up, so I tried to use that one, but of course, it too was busted, but in a “it won’t print at all” sorta way… so… it was back to the big machine.

I didn’t get to reprint the reply cards that met with the guillotine, so I’ll have to make yet another trip to the center. I think this project is just cursed with bad luck. Who knows, maybe third time is a charm.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Under the Hot Sun

I do enjoy playing outdoor volleyball. However, I do not enjoy playing it in 90+ degree weather. I didn’t know the exact temperature, but Saturday was quite the scorcher. I can’t believe I didn’t melt or get burned.

The secret? Staying under the shade after every game and applying gobs of sunblock. I’m still not quite sure if using so much sunblock is good for you. Just wait till 20 years from now when somebody does a study which turns out that there’s a chemical in sunblock that can cause cancer. Hah. That would be so ironic.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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One of Those Days

Doh! Invite printing didn’t go as planned. You ever have one of those projects where everything you could do wrong you did? Oh well, at least they look pretty nice. I just have to go back and print a few more cuz some of the reply cards had an unfortunate incident with the guillotine.

Have a nice weekend and stay cool.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Invitation Pressing

So today is the day that I’ll be letterpressing my invites. I can’t believe this last month has flown by. I remember a month ago I was madly researching paper, envelopes and ideas so I could design my invites for today.

I’m sure it was a bit ambitious to book a time for printing before actually having designed anything at all, but hey, don’t people work better under pressure? Like in school when you had a term paper and didn’t start till 1 week before it was due?

Wish me luck. I think I’m being a bit overly paranoid about the length of time it would take and my friend G is trying to reassure me that it won’t take as long as I think.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Roombastic

I don’t know what it is, but watching the Roomba vacuum dirt off the floor is kinda relaxing. It just goes back and forth, round and round… collecting dirt as it travels. Clean-up is fairly easy as you just open the hatch and dump out the dirt. Of course, you do have to clean the round brush which most likely is stuck with hair. *yuck*

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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It’s All Been Done

Why is it that we all want to have a “unique” wedding? Is it because we don’t want to seem formulaic? The thing is, even if none of our friends have seen these different things that you include, it doesn’t meant that it hasn’t been done already.

For 2006, I’ve already attended 4 weddings and for the most part they were all very unique, with some more than others. It was the first time I’ve attended a Hindu ceremony, seen the newlyweds don Chinese headdresses, sat through songs sung by a hired emcee, and eaten at a wedding reception outdoors.

Why bother trying to be too unique since it’s all been done. Just go for something fun!

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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Crafty Tools

So I am thinking of using eyelets somewhere on my invites. I went to JoAnn Fabrics to buy some eyelets and sometools to test it out. I saw this all in one tool by Fiskars and IT TOTALLY SUCKS.

The idea is nice since you wouldn’t have to spend extra money on extra tools, but somehow, the anywhere hole puncher kinda just makes the outline of a circle. Then the eyelet setter doesn’t really press down very much. Additionally, when you pull the spring and let it rip, the vibration that your fingers feel is a bit irritating. Try doing this several hundred times and you’ve got yourself some blisters.

Scarf Girl, signing off.

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