Sunday, August 31, 2008

Weekend Guest

When you move somewhere and don't know a soul you have to make friends. I do have a few human friends but I do like to have my nature friends stop by as well.
This little turtle was meandering through the driveway today. He was kind enough to let me snap his picture.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Goodies in the mail

The mailman delivered 2 little packages but they were outstanding!
First off these hilarious cards from ScotiaMade I got cute mini notes to tuck in a lunch box or as a surprise anywhere but the BEST part was the surprise she added for being her 500th sale.
The mini notes features squirrels saying funny things- her shop says * You will laugh till you wee* and I found this to be true- I even tested them on my neighbor and she was laughing as well.

The surprise notes were for people that SUCK when they park. You know the type- hogging 2 spaces, parking right next to the corner, general rudeness. I am dying to get out and find and asshat to use them on. If you have read my posts about * What really grinds my gears* you will know my neighbors are perfect candidates for these!

Next package was from ThreeDogParty A Set of 4 hand-stamped postcards featuring a typewriter with wings- how appropriate for me! I quickly ordered some stamps for postcards and can't wait to send these out. Sometimes it seems it is all about email these days.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Come on in and pull yourself up a chair!

Not a Saturday Morning went by in the 90's that I was not glued to the TV watching Pee Wee's Playhouse and I was in my 20's! I had the whole intro memorized and this was my favorite show.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

What really grinds my gears 8-28-08

Don't you just love neighbors? Especially ones that you can't figure out. These neighbors have had 9 cars in the driveway,lawn,and street at one time. I have been remiss in my car counting lately as I have been distracted by other fun things to look at on their property.

For shits and giggles I thought I would see how many days the gas cans would lay on the lawn. They must be empty or they would have been snagged long ago with the price of gas these days. Currently I am on day 22 of my gas can watch. Leaving gas cans on the lawn is no crime and it isn't a super eye sore- it just peaks my curiosity as to why the residence keep walking by them and don't pick them up.

So maybe you are tired and don't want to bring in the trash, or is it easier to leave it at the curb because all your cars block your driveway? Guess what neighbor, we live in Oklahoma and we have raccoons. Wildlife+trash=mess- duh! Haven't you seen Over The Hedge- guess that is a big NO.
I am sure the sanitation workers just love pulling up to your house! Let's see it trash day- make sure we move the cars off the lawn and onto the street so the trash guys have to block the whole road getting our trash can and spend 15 minutes picking it all up.

I have lived in neighborhoods with strict association rules and I don't care for the gestapo mentality of those associations. Just a little neighborhood pride would be nice.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Revenge of the Sith Alternate Ending

Anything Star Wars related is where I gravitate and I was intrigued by the idea of an alternate ending for Revenge of the Sith. Wasn't quite what I was imagining but I can't stop laughing.

Freebie Wednesday

Today's freebie is a scrabble tile necklace. Winner gets to choose the letter.
Contest runs through Thursday at midnight. Just post and you are entered.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Employees are allowed now right???

I can't even figure that whole employee thing out. Besides I do everything from A-Z with this business. I know some girls who get there husbands to do all the hard work
(key cutting) but not me. I am a one woman wrecking crew.

Today though I had a volunteer that seemed to want to help me!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Business Cards and Promos

Got my adorable Promos from Promos In A Snap yesterday. You choose if you would like the cards to be horizontal or vertical. The size of the card is 2 1/2 inches by 4. And there is a scratch off part that can say whatever you want.

Also tinkered with my business cards. I liked the idea of the moo cards but they are too small so I came up with some doubled sided ones of my own that are full size.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Manga Me

This is me in Manga form
You can do it too

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We have a winner

Winner of the Interrobang necklace this week ~ Congrats!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Freebie Wednesday

Today's freebie is an Interrobang Necklace- really wish it was on my keyboard!
Just post a comment to be entered ;)

The interrobang is a rarely used, nonstandard English-language punctuation mark intended to combine the functions of a question mark and an exclamation mark.

The symbol is a print that I inserted under the lens

of a vintage Royal typewriter key. Size is appx 1/2" or 15mm

It's important to note that this item is not meant to be worn in the shower or pool. Although it has been sealed it is not fully water-proof.

The key is mounted on a silver ox lace edge setting with a split ring bail and 20" steel ball chain.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Sometimes I see forum posts titles that make me want to blurt out answers.

Right now these are my responses to thread post questions starting with Site Help and retiring to the basement know as ETC

  1. Yes, but If I tell you I will have to kill you
  2. Are you serious-mmmuhahahahah
  3. Mine are working fine thank you
  4. None of your business
  5. No I am not because it looks trash
  6. Duh- of course
  7. Let me grab some popcorn and get back to you
  8. I have no clue
  9. I have no idea what you are talking about
  10. Depends
  11. Hah- are you really asking Etsy for something
  12. Stuff
  13. Who cares

Getting to the top of Google Search

My Etsy Shop is number 1 on the Google Search for Vintage Typewriter Key Bracelet-Yay!
How it got there I have no idea but I have some observations.

Using good Flickr Titles has helped my obtain front page status.

Flickr and Etsy items of mine are ahead of my OS Commerce site for some reason.

My Ebay store I don't see- I am not very active on it though.

I am wondering if rankings have to do with activity at all?

Etsy and Flickr I use heavily so my theory would be supported.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today is a sad day...

Today I received the phone call I was dreading. My dear Uncle Paul had passed away. It is hard to put into words my sadness. Uncle Paul has survived throat and bladder cancer. He recently became ill and the cancer was in his spine.
I was able to speak to him last week before he passed on and for that I am grateful. He was a special person- always happy, full of life. A former Navy Seal he was in great shape and always looked younger than he was.

My greatest memories of Uncle Paul are from our appearance on Family Feud in 1992. Paul held down the last spot for our family. His answers were always a bit out there but the producers loved him.
  1. What might you find in a glove box? His answer- Love Letters
  2. Name something you might see going down the street besides a parade.. His answer- a parade
My stupid ex husband said * Ray, can we play with 4 people?* Ray Combs said " Uh, I think you already are" Lots of boos followed as the audience liked Paul. We were on the show a total of 7 times I think and I still have the tape.
Uncle Paul was 75- he looked younger and his spirit was young- I know the end was painful and that he is in a better place but it is never easy saying goodbye. RIP Uncle Paul

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hello Crafty does it again

In addition to making great soap Hello Crafty came up with this unique soap collection entitled *Best of Etsy trends Soap collection. It features all the great Etsy bandwagon themes!

"Let's see, there's a bicycle, a sparrow, an owl, a typewriter, a cupcake, a squirrels, a robot and of course a MOUSTACHE!" I hope she is working on version 2 soon :)

Trip into T ~ Town

It was all quiet here last week ( ie: I was the only one home for 10 days) which meant I was working non stop. I did take a trip Sunday into Tulsa- kind of felt like Laura Ingalls going into the *Big City*. It was soo quiet downtown- and I got some great pictures.
Plenty of churches downtown- this one was nice but I have to wonder if someone is locked up in those rooms up there.

Tulsa has some wonderful downtown architecture. This Gargoyle is on the Atlas Building

Sunday, August 3, 2008

We have a winner

Saturday, August 2, 2008

My Wordle

Thanks to High Desert Divas links I wasted a bunch of time on Wordle
I had a blast making this.