Archive for February, 2009

Matt somehow got roped into being a cast member in the Mukwonago High School musical production of “West Side Story”.  Actually, let’s not kid ourselves here, I’m sure he volunteered.  I found it strange that 3 teachers are acting alongside their students, but apparently it’s more of an “independent” production so that is allowed.  The teachers are playing pretty small parts and they don’t have to sing.  Matt has about 5 lines. 

Anyway, last night was opening night so I went to check it out.  He did really well.  When he came out on stage for the first time, all the kids (and their parents) in the audience started laughing.  Maybe they were surprised to see their favorite teacher up on stage?

Here is Officer Krupke in action.  That old guy on the right is Mr. Cottrell, for those of you in the know.



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Lost. I love you.

I think by the time Lost is over, I won’t even know my own name.
That is all.

Oh, hi Jack! I love you too!

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I am starting a new game that one of my favorite radio stations plays every Wednesday. Now that I ride the bus and can’t listen to the radio on my way to work, I must live vicariously through my blog. The game is self-explanatory. Just vote on the poll below. Feel free to comment on your reasoning.

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Before and After

Just a quick house-related post for some fun. 

Here is the “before” picture of our guest bedroom (with the seller’s stuff).


I am a little unsure about the paint technique on that back wall. It appears that someone regretted that blue accent wall and decided to make it really blend in by drawing peach-colored paint strokes all over it. And yes, it was peach. I am also curious about that strange mini-window curtain. What is that? Are those planes flying around on that fabric?

Anyway, just one coat of paint and some new carpeting and this room looks brand new. I don’t even have anything on the walls and it still looks 100 times better than the “before” picture. This room is still a work in progress, obviously. So don’t you judge me.


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Etsy Love


These slippers are adorable.  Perfect for summer nights when it’s 70 degrees out but my feet are somehow still freezing.



This vase is just all kinds of lovely.



This felt iPod cozy is so ridiculous that I kind of love it.

On an unrelated note, remember how I said yesterday that my ugly boots are Indy’s favorite play toy?  Yeah, this is what he’s doing while I am busy browsing the internet. 


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Monday Evening Funnies

Here are two things that made me laugh today. 

img_15321#1 – My Appearance.  So, I have to dress nice for work.  As in, a suit.  Or nice pants/skirt and a nice top.  I spend a significant amount of time in the morning picking out something suitable to wear.  Then, I put on my nice, warm winter coat.  Then I put on my boots.  Because here’s the thing.  I am short.  And my pants are generally too long.  So I wear nice high heels to compensate.  I can’t take the bus and walk the half-block to work in said heels in the middle of winter. 

So instead, I stuff my nice, clean, ironed pants into these hideous looking Ugg knock-offs.  I haven’t really found a good solution to this problem.  I try looking at the other professional women walking around downtown Milwaukee for some inspiration, but so far I have only seen really short pants or *gasp* crocs.   Apparently Milwaukee women are not known for their fashion sense.  I can now count myself among them.  

I know they look like moon boots and they are covered in road salt and ugly snow spots.  They have also become Indy’s favorite play toy.  And yet, I still wear them every day.  I am mostly just too lazy to go out looking for new boots.  So, dear readers, if you have any suggestions for some new footwear, I would love to hear it.

#2 – My Great-Aunt-in-law.  I was in the ladies room today, and I overheard someone mention “Aunt Flo”.  I have a feeling that everyone reading this blog knows what “Aunt Flo” means.  If you don’t know, just google it (the urban dictionary will give you the answer – yes, it’s actually in the urban dictionary!).  Now, Matt didn’t learn what the term “Aunt Flo” meant until he got to college.  This isn’t really a big surprise, I suppose, being that he is a man.  However, I also have a sneaking suspicion that most of the women in Matt’s family don’t know what “Aunt Flo” means either.  And that’s okay too. 

But the reason I find all of this funny is because Matt actually has an Aunt Flo in his family.  And this, my friends, is what she looks like.  From the back.

We love you Aunt Flo!


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Slumdog Millionaire


Just in time for the Oscars, Matt and I finally saw Slumdog Millionaire last night.  As expected, I found it completely brilliant.  So heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.  I also loved all the music, which I was not expecting.  I hope it wins Best Picture tonight, and I can’t wait to see it again!

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