Thursday, February 26, 2009

Just Because

These lil buggers are one of the few things that makes me happy these days. I love them so much. This is what they do when i'm busy making jewelry.

Peep Show

Push play and enjoy this awesome cover song done by Radiohead of one of my favorite songs by New Order/Joy Division and then have a peep at the nudies below. p.s. why can't there be cute awesome guys like Thom Yorke in AZ? I'm going to be single forever if I stay in this state..

My friend Chris traded me this and a few other things for an old bike I no longer wanted... he got a good deal.

when you push up on the bottom, these vintage nudie girls show up

This is a page from a book I found in my Grandpa's stuff after he passed


Jazmine gave me this glass skull like 15 years ago or something.. she got it in Mexico City when she lived there.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Soul Rebel -3 Ways

Soul Rebel by Old Crow Medicine Show- HA! They did a pretty good job actually

Bob Marley & The Wailers -The Original

The Gladiators doing Soul Rebel

For Jazmine

She made me do this.

25 Random Things

1. Jazmine is making me do this.
2. As a matter of fact Jazmine and I have been best friends since we were 14ish and we still talk nearly every single day and get into silly little fights when we hangout too much, my other bff is cindy A and we've been friends since 8th grade!
3. I have 3 dogs-Boxer-Ruby, Boxer-Atilla and Chihuahua-Chi Chi, OH and a CAT that I made the mistake of feeding when it showed up at my house and now i'm stuck with her
4. I nearly drowned in the apt complex pool when I was as kid. My folks friend Patti Hansen jumped in and saved me
5. I'd like to be a crime scene photographer
6. I have OCD
7. I'm a horrible communicator and I get very defensive when put on the spot about something
8. I'm super paranoid and think people are out to get me or that the worst will happen.
9. I think way too much for my own good, what if.. what if... why?
10. My drink of choice is Jack Daniels and Coke
11. two people have called me MacGuyver in the past week n a half
12. I am an Aries.
13. I'm not a huge chocolate fan
14. I snorkeled in the ocean at the Great Barrier Reef
15. My great grandfather was a shoe maker and he came over on the boat from Bari, Italy-Rocco was his name
16. I have hardly any savings because I blow my money
17. I found $1,300 once and I didn't like to share my findings
18. I used to shave my head and bleach my hair blonde.
19. I really am shy.
20. I love Creme Brulee.
21. I'm scared of failure so I avoid trying certain things
22. I'm French, Italian, Norwegian and Polish-for the most part.
23. I puked on the music room floor in like 1st grade and stained the concrete floor forever-man, i must have a lot of acid in me
24. I have two nephews that I hardly ever see b-cuz they live back in IL.
25. I bought a new camera with money I don't have.

Off with her head!

I scored this vintage dress at the thriftstore in Tempe a few years ago. I hardly wear it b-cuz when you wash it, it then needs to be ironed and I slack when it comes to ironing. I am guessing it's from the 60's? You have to slip it on over your head and there's a 15" opening in the middle of the back that has a zipper so you can get it on. I just love the buttons that go all the way down the front and the color and it's just very unique. I think the person before me must have been shorter tho-due to the way it fits in the hip area, or maybe they just HAD hips. The old tag says Nali-Bee. I'm trying to wear clothes that just sit in my closet or the 4 bins under my bed.

Collar tucked in... and thanks to Blog Full of Jelly it's a 50's dress, not 60's-damn, she's good!


More info here
Now I just need to figure out what to wear.. I can whip out something I haven't been able to wear for a while.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Afternoon Hike Yesterday

Sunshine Cleaning: The Trailer

I really want to see this.....

Daily Heart On

If I was to get a new pan set i'd want one of these. Jazmine has them and they are SOO nice.

Cuisinart Greenware™ Eco-Friendly Nonstick 10-pc. Cookware Set
Cuisinart® is leading the way in eco-friendly cookware with Greenware™. It features the exclusive Cuisinart Ceramica™ nonstick technology that is completely free of PTFE and PFOA, plus a ceramic-based instead of petroleum-based coating (to help conserve existing oil supplies) that's applied at a temperature one half that of conventional nonsticks. The cookware’s aluminum construction provides superior heat conductivity, requiring less energy to achieve desired cooking temperatures, and the riveted stainless handles stay cool on the stovetop and are made from 70% recycled stainless steel. The environmentally friendly packaging is made from recycled materials and is printed with soy ink.

The 10-piece set includes:
1.5-qt. saucepan with cover
2.5-qt. saucepan with cover
6-qt. Dutch oven with cover
8" omelet pan
10" deep fry pan with cover
steamer insert (fits 2.5-qt. saucepan)

you can get the whole set for $149 here


E-Bay Item number: 390022848787 Size 8.5
E-Bay Item number: 160317062060 Size 8

E-Bay Item number: 250376806443 -Size 7.5.. here they are again kids.. one of you girls with a 7.5 NEED to buy these..

E-Bay Item number: 170305107873 Size 9

E-Bay Item number: 120380985663-Size 6 tho..

E-Bay Item number: 290297393706

I don't remember where I found these ones? Maybe

I am SO in LOVE with these.. Fiorentini + Baker-damn it, I need to go to Shoemaking school and be just like my Great Grandpa from Bari, Italy

Found these here

Monday, February 23, 2009

The King Khan and BBQ Show

love love this song.. so great. I saw them play once in PHX...check them out if they come to a town near you!


Went to this benefit for some biker dude. Got in trouble by a Hell's Angel for trying to take a pic of the back of his jacket, not his face, just his jacket.. whatev's..snobs. I like my biker friends way better than any fake Hell's Angel. **Update** these pics are not the Angels.. they are just remaining pics I had on my camera from that night.
Paul and his bud's are in town visiting-have a safe trip up the coast!

This crazy saguaro is near my work

Weekend of Surprizes!

Bk flew me out to LA to surprize Jazmine for her B-day. I hid in the closet and when she came home from taking a yoga class she was told there was another gift for her to assemble in the closet, then I came out and surprised her. I video taped it and it's at the end of this post. It was a blast! BK had some French (HOT) Chef's come to the house to cook dinner for everybody. Filet, Salmon, Potato Soup, Cabbage, these puff pastry thingies with goat cheese and candied walnuts, bread, salad, etc, etc.... YUMYUM! I love LA. I always feel so different when I am near the ocean. Too bad it's way too expensive and I'd prob not be able to find a job that would pay me enough to live there with 3 dogs and a cat.
the Chef's hard at work

these are the puff pastry things that were filled with goat cheese and walnuts

FILET-Oh man, so good

me and Jazmine

Umani is so darn cute

saucy mama-Happy B-day


Potato soup, wine and beer.. YES!

Jazmine got this kaleidoscope for her b-day and we had some fun taking pics of us thru it. You probably have to click on the pic to enlarge it to get the full effect.

this is one of the carpet.

I love stone and grass walkways.
Tasty Goody.. he he. Below is the video for the surprise. you'll have to forward it along a bit, it was dark in the closet at first.