Wednesday, October 28, 2009

**kitty kat korner** - kuro high above

There's a heat vent directly hitting the top of the kitchen cabinets, and that has been Kuro's favorite spot as of late.  Actually, I have two cats staring down at me from above the cabinets as I do the dishes recently, kinda like this.

The sink conveniently sits right in between those cabinets, so I got two cats at each end.  And sometimes, they like to play like this:

Monday, October 26, 2009

bag surfing

I've been searching for a nice bag - durable, clean lines, large enough to put all my things, but not too large that it get's heavy.  It's quite hard once you start looking cuz there are SO MANY DAMN bags out there.  But I think I found just the right one. 


Friday, October 23, 2009

cold feet

I got some cold feet today. HAHAHAHA! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

the best song ever

I have a real soft spot for inspirational African music (think Lion King).  So when my husband bought Civilization 4 and started playing, I couldn't help notice the wonderful soundtrack.  I am completely hooked on this song...and apparently, it's got quite a following.  And here, I introduce to you, Baba Yetu, the main theme song from Civilization 4.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

new, obsessively cute bird planters

Pretty random objects has done it again.. super uber cute bird planters! I really need to get my hands on one of these. I think my office desk is definitely calling for some fine pottery and perhaps a small healthy cactus. just. adorable.

Bird planter from prettyrandomobjects

Monday, October 19, 2009

a resort sort of weekend...

Of course I mean Wii Resort.  Anyone here a Nintendo fan?  We just got our hands on the new Wii Resort game and the MotionPlus Sensor thingy for the controller.  It's quite impressive actually.  According to my husband, it feels so real 3-point shooting is actually hard.  Though I beat his score the first time I played. Skillz baby, skillz.  I wish I had more time to play, but that damn thing called work got in the way.  Hoping to get a little more play in during the week!

from of course, the mighty Nintendo.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Office

"Friday is the Perfect Day for an Office Riot" by the Centennial Society is a clever 16-page pamphlet illustrating what would happen if the office had a riot...and started a civilization inside the building. (hahaha) My husband and I were cracking up at it this morning and thinking....if only...if only. I personally like the women in the left corner swinging the mop.  So much much emotion.  Have a great friday!

From Gizmodo.  The rest has MATURE content, so be advised--- OFFICE RIOT

Thursday, October 15, 2009

tehee hee.

Mr. Moustache tote bag from Siena con Jersey

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

**kitty kat korner** - new toy

I think it was last Thursday I got home from freelancing early, and decided I would not sit in front of the computer or turn on the TV.  So what does one do?  I decided to make a small catnip toy for the young'uns.  It's the little green thing with a golden bell on it that Kuro is so adamantly playing with.  I had some loose ribbon pieces I made into a little pouch, and stuffed it with catnip wrapped in a crinkled napkin.  I'm glad they are enjoying it...though in hindsight I think they are way too young for catnip.  Sensory overload  = really jumpy cats.

Monday, October 12, 2009

pho masta

I have this weird habit of making nice dishes for dinner when I am super busy.  Maybe cooking is theraputic...maybe it's the sense of using a different part of my brain while being away from the computer.  Whatever the case, I decided to make some authentic Vietnamese pho last week.  Broth from scratch!  It sounds like a project, but you just let beef bones simmer on low heat for...ever.  It doesn't take much effort other than keeping an eye on it so it doesn't overboil.  Hungry much?  My husband couldn't keep his hands out of the picture is how hungry he was.  And rightfully so, it was delish!!

Yum! Here's the site I was looking at when making it. Though I did some things, and I omitted others...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

here it is again...

And might I add I'm not going around looking for them...they just appear...everywhere!! I think it's due time to make a moustache papercut soon...

Moustache Bandages from Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You're right, it is handsome.

Very nice and clean (web) storefront. cute stuff. mustachios all over the place! I'm telling you, it's an up and coming trend...

Friday, October 2, 2009

papercutting: Famille Summberbelle

They have done it again. And this time New York! These things are huge! Oh to be able to get my hands on one of these...
'tis a rainy friday, but at least it's the weekend! Have a good one!

New York Papercut from Famille Summberbelle