Tuesday, November 26, 2013

not that I'm complaining

This diner I pass on my way to work has some exquisite taste in art.  I don't know how many times I passed by it and never noticed the picture of Farah Fawcett but now that I know it's there I look forward to it every day.

If their goal was to grab the attention of passerby's then consider it mission accomplished.  If that wasn't their goal then I'm not really sure what's going on but still, I have no argument with their choices.

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Where the bird responsible for pooping on your windshield looks like this.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

all I want for Christmas

Is it so much to ask for a teal Ferrari with red interior and black rims?

Maybe I'll do a kickstarter so everyone can chip in a couple thousand dollars.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

killing time

The new store's opening keeps getting pushed back, leaving me with some time on my hands.

This is how I choose to spend that time.

Monday, November 18, 2013

it's still beach weather

It's almost Thanksgiving and I'm still going swimming at the beach.

How's the weather up there?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The sisterhood of the traveling plants

As you may or may not recall I have a special affinity for spider plants.  I got my sister one several years ago when she first moved in to her house as a housewarming present.  When I moved back to NYC she gave me a little baby to take with me that I nurtured in to a my own giant beast of a plant.  Over the course of my time in NYC I gave babies to several different people, explaining to them the history behind them.  When I left to move back down to Florida I gave my spider plant to Dan and started over with a new baby from my sister.  As of maybe 6 months ago it's finally grown big enough to have babies of its own so I took my first cutting and started this little darling.

I brought it to work with me on Friday to give to my favorite customer as a housewarming present.  When I told her the story behind it she said, "It's like the sisterhood of the traveling plants!"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paris and Mia

While Heather is on the other side of the planet I get the honor and privilege of looking after her two precious angels.  I even wrote a song that I sing to them when I check on them.

"Paris is nice,
Mia is nice,
Two nice ladies,
Nice nice nice"

They seem to enjoy it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

somebody lost their lunch

When I got to work today this was waiting by the employee entrance.  I'm guessing somebody stopped to fix their shoe or something and then forgot they set down their banana.  For some reason it struck me as particularly hilarious.

There's a part of me that's going to miss this place.

Monday, November 11, 2013

I can't believe I missed it

I didn't realize 11am was my ONLY opportunity to hear her new single!!!  Ugggghhhhh.  The worst part is that Laura even offered to let me switch my shifts today but I figured I would rather open and then be able to listen to it all night long.  I WAS A FOOL.

My favorite part of this clip is, "It's about not stopping until you get the song of the decade...twice.  Or once, it depends."

Sunday, November 10, 2013

brother sister beach day

Just like that I'm back home and my west coast vacation is over.

I'm glad I made the trip, I got to spend some quality time with my sister and of course saw my grandfather for his birthday.

And I got to sink my toes in the powder sand of Siesta while I was in town.

Now unbelievably I am preparing myself for my final week at work in Boca before it's back to Aventura for a new adventure.

Time flies.

road trip

I happened to have the weekend off of work which is perfect as it's my grandfather's 93rd birthday and also Veteran's Day weekend.  I packed my bags and headed to the west coast yesterday afternoon.  It was a fairly uneventful drive, I was in traffic with this guy for a while though.

I don't know if you can see or not but his license plate was from Alaska.  I wonder if he just got that shipped down or if he actually drove it the whole way and was starting his return journey.  I wouldn't mind traveling across these great United States in a corvette though.

Last night I just hung out with my sister, we took a walk around her neighborhood and saw the sights:

We had dinner and played Scrabble before bed.  Nothing too outrageous.  Now this morning I'm hanging out with that nice guy Miller before we head out for the day.

Apparently my Grandfather had plans with his friends for his actual birthday so the family birthday celebration was postponed until tonight.  In the meantime my sister and I are headed to the beach for a walk, and then going to help my dad pick out a new sofa.  Fun fun.  Will update later.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


This is what I wake up to.  The worst part is that he is usually aggressively purring, adding a maniacal edge to his demeanor.

Why can't he be normal?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

the greatest gift of all

As you may or may not recall, I gave Jenny this nickname at work a few months ago.  You can refresh your memory here.

Well it was her birthday a few days ago so I decided to make her a customized jacket with our double sided sequins.  I thought she'd really like it but she did not.  Instead I ended up getting her some boring nail polish from Sephora.

So much less exciting.

And the worst part is that Laura erased my handy work altogether.  Those jackets woulda sold like hotcakes if she'd left it.  What a shame.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

how is this comfortable?

I assume he's pretending to be superkitty.  Patrolling the city looking for evildoers, prepared to fight them the only way he knows how.  By sticking his butt in their face and/or screaming at them.

Nothing gets past him.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

pretty badass ride Chase

The Ranger had to stay in the shop overnight for some maintenance so they gave me a Focus as a rental car.  I have no idea what the artists palate button does.  I pressed it several times but nothing seemed to change.  And it was up there with the sunroof controls, I can't imagine what it would have been for.

It was kind of fun though, I don't know that I've ever been in a Focus before.  Maybe I've been overlooking something great that's been right in front of my face all along.  Could I be the type of person that drives a Focus?

Monday, November 4, 2013

totally worth it

They had their annual one day home sale at work and I felt like I needed to take advantage of it as it was also the last sale I would get to take advantage of with my employee discount.  Of the many many things that I could use and wanted to get at the crazy discount they were offering I had to narrow it down to the necessities as I don't want to go in to debt over a set of pots and pans or amber colored glassware.  Although the amber colored glassware was really nice!

I ended up getting some new pillows and some fancy ceramic knives.  I had never heard of ceramic knives but apparently they are the newest coolest things.  I haven't gotten the chance to try them out yet but I'm very excited.  I'm not sure if I should try cutting something tough like a butternut squash or go for the delicate tomato.  Both have their appeal, and either way these knives should cut through them like butter.

The only thing I got that was completely unnecessary was my crystal skull votive holder.  But I mean, can you blame me?  The hardest part of that decision was wether to get clear, red, or green.  Once I realized the clear was significantly less expensive I decided that I should just stick with it.  It's got kind of an Indiana Jones appeal to it in clear, although the red and green were like beautiful pirate booty.  I also asked Jonathan if he needed the purple one and he said he didn't know.  If you don't know wether or not you need a purple skull votive holder you are obviously not ready for the power that comes along with it.

I mean seriously, it's pretty heavy.  You could totally kill somebody with it.  I do not have murderous intents for it though.  I just like having it on my counter top, watching over my apt.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

the ghosts of Christmas soon to come

They've been decorating the store for Christmas and yesterday they put up these ornament displays.  This morning I glanced up at them and suddenly saw dozens of ghoulish faces and thought they had put up nightmare before christmas ornaments or something.

Do you see the faces in the silver ornaments?  The best are the clusters balls, especially at the bottom left.  I finally figured out that it's just the way the the hallway is reflected in the silver that makes it look like an evil smiling face, and now I can't unsee it.

I kind of love it though.  My little demon friends that will watch over me for the next two weeks.

Friday, November 1, 2013

rabbit rabbit rabbit

Found that after google searching for "thanksgiving rabbit".  Not sure why that showed up in the results but I like it.

Can't believe it's November already.  Laura went to make the schedule for the coming weeks and noted that it was the last schedule she'd be making with me on it.  : (

I'm excited for the new adventure but I'm also sad to be leaving Boca.  At least it's another feather to put in my cap.  If I hadn't worked there, who knows if I ever would have even gone to Boca Raton.

It's funny the timing of things.  Just as I wrap up all of my many many troubles from the past year I get ready to start a new chapter.  Crazy to think what my life could be like a year from now.  But I've learned not to get ahead of myself.  For now I'm just going to enjoy the ride for a bit.  The only thing I have on my to do list will be finding a new calendar for 2014.