Monday, January 30, 2006

"this is me"

"this is me"
Originally uploaded by elletrain.
the need to self-portrait-ize

Saturday, January 28, 2006

cafepress store

tempting fate daily
Originally uploaded by elletrain.
I've made a cafepress store featuring this little circus pup tempting fate. Check it out here: Please take him home with you.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

iTunes stats

Following Jane's lead: (this is only half my iTunes though b/c this is my work computer)

How many total songs?
1832 songs, equal to 4.22 days or 7.42 GB.

Sort by song title - first and last?
First: (I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too - Skeeter Davis
Last: “Zak and Sara” - Ben Folds

Sort by time - shortest and longest?
Shortest: “Pull In Town” (0:04) - Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack
Longest: “The Ricky Gervais Podcast” (40:42) - Ricky Gervais (PLEASE subscribe to this podcast if you haven't already)

Sort by Album - first and last?
First: _Vapor - by my friend Doli
Last: X&Y - Coldplay

Sort by Artist - first and last?
First: Air
Last: Will Kimbrough

Top five played songs?
Hell Yes - Beck
Doubting Thomas - Nickel Creek
Northern Sky - Stephanie Dosen
Let Go - Frou Frou
Such Great Heights - Postal Service

Find the following words. How many songs show up?
Sex: 6
Death: 14
Love: 75
You: 187
Home: 46
Boy: 54
Girl: 18

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

just some good advice

George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50

and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets,keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable,improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

life in a list

Back to it, here's another list, my favorite way to blog:

january=weirdness, there has been snow!, yummy enchiladas with sticky cheese, Nathan & Sally are married!, all of my friends are engaged or married, wouldn't mind being engaged or married myself, would do for a boyfriend first though, have been knitting up a storm, winter=kinda lonely, colds suck!, i'm clumsy these days, cold weather=Mattie hyper, new cool stuff for the apartment, i'm an adult and have chosen to combine renter's and auto insurance, fixing my back and breaking the bank, penguins are the ultimate example of community, we are all either freaks or geeks, new black Edward Scissorhands boots rock my socks off, we're throwing a party on Feb. 4! Aquarians-roll out, life is good, life is weird, life is confusing, make new friends and sometimes keep the old, 10 year reunion planning, I'm old, lots-o-birthdays, lots o TV lately=brain-dead Laura, new old friends found through myspace, new friends on IM, am I a cyber-chick now?, will NOT go on an online dating service, am still old-fashioned, want to be swept off my feet, he's coming-i just know it, God what am I supposed to learn here?, missing an old friend too much, want to end on a good note...going to see Feist soon :), will eat chocolate ice cream with Magic Shell tonight, TGIF

Monday, January 16, 2006

Mrs. Sally Walker

One of my best friends in the world got married, last minute, on New Year's Day. She is Scottish and in order to stay in the country and not be apart from her fiance for 8 months awaiting a visa, they decided to go ahead and get married while she was already here visiting. It was the lovliest wedding ever and couldn't have been sweeter if they'd had months to plan it. It all came together in a matter of 2 days and was the neatest wedding ever. They are settling now in Savannah, GA while he finishes his Master's degree. I'm so excited that she gets to live in the U.S. again! Savannah is much easier to get to than Glasgow :) Here's a pic of me and the lovely bride. More photos of the wedding soon to be on my flickr page. (see icon to the right for a link).


Tuesday, January 3, 2006

oh ma gosh, a post!

Yes, I know. Why even have a blog if I don't blog? Well, you see, it's a likely excuse. The holidays were upon us and whatnot. But here ya go. A nice pic to tide you over until I can write more.

A pic from our New Year's Eve bash at my lovely friend Jane's house. You shoulda been there. It was muy fun: lots o dancing and lots o friends and lots o party tunes. Hope you had a great New Year's Eve too!

Happy 2006!