January 25, 2010
Day 1 of The Great Googly Eyes Challenge saw me pilfering books from the "leave a crappy paperback, take a crappy paperback" rack at the library. Our rakish hero can’t seem to resist our radiant dove’s dewy eyes, can he? — Pookie
January 26, 2010
To celebrate a big partnership my department got off the ground with a company in China, my boss handed out “Go Global” awards to the team. The awards were, hilariously, these cheesy little faux-gemstone globe paperweights with stickers attached to indicate our site in New Jersey, and the other company’s site in China. I affixed the stickers on all of them. And later, when no one was looking, I affixed googly eyes on my award. –Schn.
January 27, 2010
I’m trying to get back into the groove of taking macro shots of plants. –Schn.
January 28, 2010
We got our box of 64 crayons on Monday. We knew we were in for a tough week when none of us could correctly identify sepia without looking at every single other brown crayon first. It turns out the color of the crayon itself is quite dark, but if you color a swatch, it’s much lighter. After looking all over, we finally discovered a teapot that is the exact color of the crayon, and an elastic-limbed squirrel that’s the exact color of the swatch. Perfect!
January 29, 2010
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now so you shall be
Googly googly googly eye
Prepare for death and follow me.
January 30, 2010
After a very busy weekend last week, it was too cold to go out today, and had too much of a threat of bad weather. So we had a nice day at home, full of all kinds of quilt housekeeping jobs. We laid out fabrics, planned a new pattern (that we’re making up ourselves!), cut and pressed applique pieces, and, here, marked little tiny patches. All of those things are for different quilts. We’re going to quilt the whole world!
January 31, 2010
We realized today that we have failed to celebrate the fact that we no longer have to make annual visits to a certain place we didn’t like going to. So today became the day we observed not having to ride on an airplane, and not having to stay at a dingy hotel, and not having to not get the chance to order that pizza and get that bottle of wine that we always told ourselves would make the stay so much better.