Thursday, August 25, 2005

read this

Believe it or not, you can read this.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Craft Night

So, the first installation of Craft Night was a success, although the batteries in my camera went out, so I have no proof :) For our first night though, we decided to do embroidery. We found really cool patterns at Everyone should check it out. They have updated patterns in various themes. They come in iron-on transfers that you can put on many different items, like pillow cases, tea towels, baby bibs, etc. There are some funky patterns on the site. We ordered the Tatoos, Flowers, Western, and Mexican patterns. Mary did a lovely flower on a towel and so did Anna. I did a couple of cherries and a banner reading "Buenas suenos" on a pillow case. I'll provide pictures on Flickr once I finish and once I get some batteries. So, stay tuned for those and stay tuned for the next Craft Night! We might do knitted flowers :)

Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Kings

Ok, just saw Kings of Leon at the Ryman and they freaking ROCK! I know I'm probably too old to say that and still sound cool, but I don't really care. They are really absolutely awesome in concert and everyone that slightly likes rock music should see them. Please. Buy the tickets now. They are fun. Although, they didn't play one of my favorites, Day Old Blues. Oh well, I think they played every other song off of their new album as well as most of the songs off of their previous album. Very fun. I think I'll also decide not to see any bands anywhere else but the Ryman and smaller places. It makes such a difference. Well, I guess I have to go back on my word when I see U2 in November at the Phillips Arena in Hotlanta, but OTHER than that, nowhere else will I pay to see bands :) It's just too freaking great of a show at the lovely Ryman Auditorium. Beautiful. Love the history. Love the sound. The Pixies, Coldplay, and now KOL are the best shows I've seen there. Wish you coulda been there :) Sorry bout ya. Peace.

My Next Project

My Next Project
Originally uploaded by elletrain.
My first full-fleged sweater ( i don't know how to spell fledged???) I'm so very excited. It's very pretty and PINK! The color of yarn I bought is very similar to this one, a little more lilac-ish, but still PINK! And girlie. Hard to believe I'll EVER get to wear this in the South as it is about 99 degrees outside right now!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

please send books

Ok, so i know like only 3 people ever look at my blog, but if you're here, please leave book titles. I'm in need of some new reading. Thanks. Over and out.

-the elletrain

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

books please

Hey all. Wanted to post another top 10-ish thing. I need a new good book to read. I'm considering "Love in the Time of Cholera" (it was in Serendipity). Here's the list though and I'm hoping you'll at least post a few good books so I can get some new ideas:

(in no particular order)
1. Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
2. Bridget Jones' books - Helen Fielding
3. Harry Potter books - Ms. Rowling
4. Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
5. The Time Traveler's Wife - Rebecca Neffenejslkgjh (i can't spell it)
6. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
7. Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
8. Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbit
9. Spilling Open AND Brave on the Rocks- Sabrina Ward Harrison
10. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

Please post and check some of these out if you haven't read them!


Sunday, August 7, 2005

on a lighter note

Okay, so Brad Paisley launched this weekend! It was stressful and crazy, but it's exciting to get to work on a site like that. Mr. Paisley is quite talented...he designed teh album package himself and that's what I used for the header of the site. Please check it out.

So, I've also been reading a bit about star signs this weekend and while I don't put a lot of stock in them, they are REALLY interesting and fit pretty well. My take on this is that God could have totally designed us to share similar personalities if we're born around the same time. That's the Aquarian in me talking...always open to different ideas. The realist with her head in the clouds, apparently. I guess I'm quite the oxymoron, really. It's quite entertaining though and you learn a lot about yourself. I'm totally into categorizing myself right now. As a friend of mine said, it really does make you feel better about yourself, that you're not insane or something, that you know there are other people that act and think like you do.

Anyhoo, that's the news of the weekend. Don is great and thinking about a job switch possibly. Got some painting done on the den this weekend and I started a new sweater. Just chilling out tonight after Mass and dinner at Bosco's (our Sunday ritual...we're Mug Club members and receive discounts on their fine brews). Mattie got a new toy today that she's enjoy and beginning to devour. I don't know what her deal is, but she doesn't get many toys because she winds up ingesting them. Weird. Happy Monday everyone :) Hope you had a good weekend!

Thursday, August 4, 2005

life and love

So we go on everyday thinking things are fine and real. Then something has to happen to let you know you need to be really real again. Why do we hide so much even from the people who love us most? Is it an innate defense mechanism in all of us that we have to overcome? Or is it specific to our personalities? I'm glad we're not on this earth alone, that we do have people to love us and that we can love in return. I'm glad of the difficult times because it's then that we see the real person, the true love or true pain or true hope. When someone you really care about is hurting, at least you know they're being honest with you. Then the healing process can begin. It's nice to be able to be strong for someone when they can't be strong for themselves because we all know we've had times where we've had to lean on someone else. A man with a beautiful voice sings:

"The greatest thing
you'll ever learn
is just to love
and be loved
in return."

Monday, August 1, 2005

where was I?

Well kids, guess this has been a busy week because I haven't posted in a while. BUT, this post includes muy exciting stuff...celebrities, beer, more celebrities, and humidity. :)

Ok, so we attended the Music City Brewer's Fest on Saturday and it was a great event for all who enjoy adult beverages with hops and what not. We tasted a Sweetwater Brewing Co. Blueberry beer that I definitely recommend. We also scored a free Amstel Light tent! Very exciting. BUT, the highlight of the night was seeing Kid Rock. Check out the Don's page on to see the Don and the Kid in a lovely picture together. Oh, and Don ALSO won a cool acoustic guitar from the Sam Ash Music tent. It was his lucky day!

So, the rest of the "celebrities" I promised includes my web design for Brad Paisley's new site was approved! Yea! I'll be sure to post a link when the site is live...don't worry, you won't have to wait too long because I found out today that it has to launch Friday!!!! CRazyness abounds at echomusic, but it's pretty fun to get to work on a site like Brad Paisley's. Very cool. Just hope I don't blow a gasket before Friday :) That could be ugly.

Happy August my friends...