Thursday, January 28, 2010

Go Harry Potter, Indeed

It made my day, too, kid:

I work in a bookstore. Today a girl wearing a Team Edward shirt came up and bought five "for dummies" books. Later, a girl around the same age came in wearing a Team Harry shirt and bought a 700 page small print biography of Neil Armstrong. Go Harry Potter IMMD

Monday, January 18, 2010


Say what you want about the Kanye West memes floating aroung the interwebs, this reference cracled me UP!

Pajiba was having a thread to discuss the Golden Globes ceremony and winners when this GEM popped up:


You're welcome.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Heartfelt Giveaway

On a more serious note (than the fun photo giveaway from my last post), the wonderful Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, is giving away money to aid those in need.

Ree likes to give away fun prizes, ranging from beautiful cookware to handmade jewelry to Amazon gift cards, all in the name of love and the spirit of fun. It is this giving quality, and this spirit of love, that moves her to help those in Haiti. Today she is giving away two $500 donations to wonderful chairites whose current and urgent mission it is to help the families suffering in Haiti.

She is also planning to donate a dime for every comment left on her page. For those of you unaware with the foot traffic this woman has, so far there are 23,500 comments. All you have to do is type "Prayers for the citizens of Haiti" and you have encouraged another dime to go to help these people.

Please, please go read her words and send your thoughts and well-wishes.

Sara Norris Photography Giveaway

Thanks to Kate over at Centsational Girl and Sara Norris for this amazing giveaway!

I spend quite a bit of my time during the workday emailing back and forth with a good friend in Ft Worth. We may as well be instant messaging, because it usually turns into one long conversation. One thing we often do is a "pic request", where one of us requests pictures of whatever random thing we think will bring us cheer. Lately it tends to involve decorating, food or Zachary Quinto. The visuals we receive act to recharge our emotional batteries, a bit of sunshine to solar-power through the day.

If you need a visual pick-me-up, try hopping over to Sara Norris' Etsy shop. Her stunning photography has a very light and natural air, ranging from whimsical to ethereal, with lots of depth in between. I personally fell head over heels in love with this print, which she calls Summer Daydream:

I don't know about you, but that photo is a breath of fresh air to me. I want to lie beneath it and feel that sun beam warm my cheeks while I breathe in the grass around me.

This one also speaks to me, although it is very different in style. It comes from her Roots Series:

Despite the cold, stark lighting and background, something about this picture resonates in my depth with a deep, warm tone. It is hard to explain, but I have always felt a near-guttural connection to trees.

But enough of me sounding like a hippie, and on to the good stuff. Kate is have a giveaway over on her Centsational Girl blog for a $50 gift certificate to Sara Norris' shop! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment describing which prints you love. She also describes over ways to enter this giveaway, so hop on over and fall in love with Norris' view of the world.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I may have to watch it Zombieland style (aka through a finger-blindfold), but I will see this movie.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Best Thing Ever

Talk about a random act of kindness!