Thursday, October 30, 2008

When will fall get here?

Ode to fall... when will it get here? This is a pic of my pal Shanna and I on Sunday.. it was 85 degrees and has been in the 80s the entire month of October.. I am dreaming of running and jumping in a big pile of leaves while wearing a cable knit sweater and drinking some cider..sigh.. I guess I should dream about jumping in a swimming pool with this crazy weather! Go ahead-make me jealous..what's your world look like outside?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Animal Activism

This weekend I volunteered to spread the word and hopefully convince people to vote YES on Prop 2 here in California on election day. The proposition is aimed at stopping animal cruelty to farm animals who are being crammed into cages that are so small that the animals can't even turn around, lie down or extend their limbs. My friend Shanna, her adorable whippet Rocket and I spent the afternoon working in the booth and passing out stickers and leaflets to attendees at a canine halloween costume carnival. There were sooooo many adorable pooches. Here some pics from the day:

If you are interested at all on more info on prop's a link to the official site.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Scrap Your Crap Halloween Challenge

I had a belated birthday lunch with my adorable friend Dawn today. She is so sweet... she remembered I love all things Paul Frank and got me this awesome book!!
She is so thoughtful and makes me laugh so hard! It was exactly what I needed today :)

Over at the Scrap Your Crap Blog we are challenging you to blow the dust off that mega old halloween embellie you haven't wanted to use beacause you were saving it for that "special" project that never happened.. use it now!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Gone too Long...

Hey Blog Buddies.. I know I have been a bad blogger and haven't posted in a bit. Life has been beating me up a little but I am alive and well :)

I have managed to create a couple of layouts.

What have all my pals been up to? I am off to check out your blogs and leave some long overdue love :)
P.S. I got my package of goodies from the Halloween Swap I participated in with Ms. Rachel. Take a look at my swag!

Love you all! Have a great rest of your week!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Attending a Palin Party

This is my friend since 5th grade.. Lisa. She is a big time Republican party supporter and huge fan of Sarah Palin. So she calls me on Friday night and says she scored some tickets to her rally in Los Angeles the next day and wants me to come along. This could be a very amusing request considering that I am known to her family as their "token liberal friend".. but she knows that I am always up for a new adventure and that I am absolutely always open to hearing all sides of any issue before I form a decision. So off we went on our road trip yesterday. This is her holding the sign she made for the big event. This was just one of many interesting signs I was to encounter during the day.
This is us waiting in line with the over 20,000 other people that attended and had to wait several hours in some pretty tight security to get in. (notice our new friend behind us trying to get his face time in our shot)
Since I have never been to a rally, I guess I was suprised at the protesters present. As we waited to pull in to the stadium we had our windows rolled down and the several hundred protesters were booing us and throwing flyers in our window urging us to stop "voting with our vaginas"......There were even more protesters standing inside who were yelling back and forth at the rally attendees while we waiting in line. Planes were flying around with messages and the news media was everywhere trying to catch a good sound bite. I wouldn't say that anyone was particuraly hostile but there was some pretty bold language and some harsh comments passed on both sides of the party.
I was really impressed with the amount of people who came out to support the process and a leader they really believed in when there is so much negativity about politicians these days. It really is something to feel the energy of a group of people gathered together with a common cause and the feeling of empowerment that you get that you can make a change.

This the actor Jon Voight who gave one of several speechs to create energy in the crowd before the big rally speech. Here's the woman of the hour and yes, she is just as pretty in real life as she is on T.V.
I am really glad I got a chance to attend and have one of those important reminders about one of the privileges that I have living in America.. sorry to get all patriotic on you but just thought I would remind everyone to appreciate some of the gifts we have and urge everyone to make sure to vote next month. Have any of you ever attended a rally? Did you have a similar experience?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Assume the Position

This is my addition to the newest challenge at the Scrap your Crap blog.. We want to see how many eyelets you can get on a page. I somehow managed to use three different kinds...I really dug into the far reaches of my craft stack for these babies :)

Also saw a great play on Tuesday called BACK BACK BACK at the Old Globe Theatre. It's all about the steriod controversy and followed the time line of everything that went down leading up to the senate investigations. I admit I not much of a sports fanatic.. do you guys think that using steriods is cheating?