19 October 2006

justification from the queen of the blog world

HA! Remember a few weeks ago when I predicted Friday Night Lights would be the great new TV show of this fall? Well, I've been watching it, and it's very good -- surprisingly different for TV. Like other truly well-written shows (Seinfeld, Cheers and Frasier), it's focused on characters rather than icky bugs and manufactured drama. I confess to being a little worried that this could backfire, since some seriously high-rated shows achieve great success through dredging. But I'm holding out hope that people will tune in to intersting, conversation-generating, television for a change.

And tonight I found out that I'm not alone.

uli was robbed

Michael just didn't pull it together (why so many neon hotpants?!) this time.

Laura's things were fabulous(corset dress and English netting nouveau-corsage, please!) and only bested by

Uli's, which showed such a wonderful range of fabulous!

So why-oh-why did I-only-design-clothes-people-like-Courtney-Love-would-wear Jeffrey win?! *sigh*

But, you know, how very Uli-like of Uli it was to say at the end, "Some things happen for a reason. I think number two is right for me!"

Uli is a grown-up. Go Uli!

who introduced you to the pomegranate

Okay, kids. It's time for some comments. I don't care if you email me or leave the notes on the blog, but I'm ready to hear from you.

So here's a question that I love because it occured to me many years ago and I have yet to find someone who doesn't remember or to hear an uninteresting story!

18 October 2006

making Cinderella's carriage look slightly less uniquely sparkly since autumn 2006

Look what I made today!

(Sorry for the pic. The camera's still out so I'm stuck with the the one on my phone.)

Now I think all pumpkins should be covered with glitter. Of course Ms. Stewart does it better, but then I was only going to spring for the $3.99 large container of silver glitter, not the $4.99 vial-that-looks-too-small-to-hold-enough-poison-to-do-anything-dangerous container of cool orange.

Happy almost-Halloween!

12 October 2006

it's aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

A few days ago, I mentioned that SmallBean and I were going to start a cooking blog! Well, glory be, we've gone and done it! Y'all come see us.

more, more, more

(how do you like it, how do you like it)

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

I heart quizzes.

thursday is the new friday

I'm done, people! Done, I tell you. Tired of sitting at a desk typing things into a computer. I want to go HOME and sit at a desk (or on the sofa) and type things into a computer...and knit...and make cards...and play...

However, since I have not yet won the lottery...I am at work.

In case you, like me, need a little diversion today:

Your Haloween Costume Should Be

Candy Corn

06 October 2006

make it work on another level

My dear, pescotarian, non-driving friend from Kentucky and I went to see Tim Gunn speak Thursday night at the Corcoran. Obviously, no one who reads my blog will be surprised that I'm a fan of the museum. In addition to great art and a great art school, though, they have fabulous public programs that bring speakers to DC. As it turns out, Mr. Gunn is a DC native! But that is about the least interesting thing we learned this evening. To say that Mr. Gunn is an elegant, erudite, articulate gentleman would be quite an understatement. He is also completely charming, very funny, and, I think, just a tad wicked!

Since I really don't think I can distill my thoughts at this hour, I am just going to post a few of my notes.

On living in Kuala Lumpur (while working for Parsons) for three months:
"...and people would say, 'Oh, how fabulous!' and I would say, 'Do you know that Kuala Lumpur means muddy confluence?'" *under his breath, dismally* "aaaannnd it's equatorial."

Mr. Gunn is the great-grandson of Harry Wardman, a very well-respected DC real estate developer. (Also see here.)

On walking the red carpet at the Emmys (after Project Runway Season One was nominated):
"I felt like a mongrel at the Westminster Kennel Club!"

On what's important:
"You have to recognize that a serendipitous moment has occurred, and evaluate it."

On who 'makes it,' he says he tells his students:
"Those of you with the MOST passion and the MOST drive, those of you who HAVE to do this -- no matter what obstacles in your way -- are the ones who are going to make it."

On the 7.5 hour taping of the reunion episode of PR3 (aired Wednesday night):
"Heidi and I wanted to just self-eviscerate."

On change:
"Actually, I like the unknown. It suits me."

On how he would never have guessed his path:
"When I was playing in the sandbox...actually, I hated sandboxes - dirty and messy!"
(Hear! Hear!)

On PR3 the mothers episode, which he described as "psychotic":
"Because the mothers and sisters were our guests, editing was very kind to them. It was also very kind to Jeffrey." *pause* "And I have to add - and I will -- Vincent WON?!?! What was that? Looked like she was one of the pilgrims!"

(Judge for yourself. The lovely Heidi is Uli's mom - it's not her fault.)

That's it - time to sleep. Even the PR designers go to bed at midnight...