Saturday, March 15, 2008

organizing tips from Ikea (or how to keep your pie)

Thanks to blackbird, I found the Ikea channel on YouTube. Have I mentioned my obsession with all things Ikea? So, I thought this was clever...

Check out blackbird's post to find out what led me there.

I just tried the blogger shortcuts for making hyperlinks, and damn, that's easy. Not that I mind doing the html, but you gotta love a good shortcut. I feel a little silly for doing all the html myself all this time.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

success, at last!

I finally got the bulb syringe to work! Last night, Baby had a rather hefty-sized booger in his left nostril, just a tad too far in for my finger (get over it) or a tissue to reach it. He was getting upset by all my poking, but he was already upset by not being able to breathe properly, so I figured I'd take another stab at the syringe thingy. Which has been incredibly annoying until... it worked! I can't believe that I was able to finally get it work.

I know this must sound so silly, but I've been trying to get this thing to work for seven months, now, and it's been so frustrating. I felt such a rush of success last night.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I am cilantro

You Are Cilantro

The bad news is that there are some people who can't stand you.

The good news is that most people love you more than anything else in the world.

You are distinct, unusual, fresh, and very controversial. And you wouldn't have it any other way.

I do love a good accent

Amy Walker is obviously quite a talented young woman. I'm impressed by anyone who can do a good accent, but she can go seamlessly from one to another to another and so on and so on....

I can't remember where I picked this up, so my apologies for not crediting the person who must have linked to it before me.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


I feel silly, but I'll admit it, I've been watching American Idol (off and on for the past few years), and this guy is my pick...

He's cute and he's got a nice voice. But the thing I like about him the most is that he's not cocky, and he seems kind of nerdy and uncomfortable with all the attention and everything.

I keep thinking I'll actually vote for him, but I haven't done it yet. Either my phone needs to be recharged, or I get sidetracked at the end of the show.

But I hope he wins. He seems sweet.

take care of your plants

Have I mentioned that I love composting? Seriously, it rocks. You should try it. Oh, but I live in the city, or I don't have a yard. Not a problem! You can have your own pet worms....

I did try this when I lived in Chicago, but I didn't really know what I was doing, and I think I killed the worms. There wasn't enough oxygen getting in there; I remember there being a lot of condensation. It's much easier with a compost bin/area outside.

But even though I have several of those, I am sorely tempted to have one of these composting "systems," too. It looks like "fun." OK, maybe I have a strange idea of fun, or maybe I'm just easily amused?

I worry, though, that we produce too much composting material for something like this. Plus, can you get a bucket o' worms via the mail when it's still cold (freezing) outside?

Almost forgot to mention: the video up there is from Sustainable Dave over at 365 Days of Trash. This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while....