Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maaaiill Tiime

Today was definitely the most interesting mail-day we've had in recent memory. I guess the postal service gods were smiling on us. Here's what we received:

- Some Magic the Gathering cards that Ryan ordered last week with a Christmas giftcard. (Not unexpected, but still fun)
- A $25 Amazon rewards giftcard from our credit card. (These come periodically, but we weren't expecting one any time soon)
- An invitation to participate in a Utah Department of Health survey on vaccinations, accompanied by two one-dollar bills as a preemptive "thank you".
- A silicon ice-tray for making guitar-shaped cocktail stirrers (or maybe popsicles?)

This last one was perhaps the most interesting of all because, like the random $25 in Taco Bell bucks we received a few months ago, they arrived from an address that was completely unfamiliar, and without any note of explanation.

I suspect that this might be my one of my brothers' idea of a belated Christmas gift/prank? That, or we have secret admirers in Singapore.

Well, I guess we won't question a good thing. Can't wait to make some tasty guitar pops!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

High Heels and Power Tools

A few weeks ago my friend Sarah of Cable Car Couture invited me to participate in a fashion show for Mikarose, a local women's clothing store that specializes in modest, fashionable clothing.

I figured that, coming in at just over 5'1", this could be my one chance in life to walk the runway, so I couldn't pass it up.

It turned out to be a lot of fun!

Photos by Elisabeth Kate Photography

The following day, I installed some bathroom fixtures,

hung up some LPs in Ryan's "studio,"

L to R: Meet the Beatles, Little By Little (Harvey Danger), Revolver, Abby Road, Gig Poster

spackled some holes in the walls, insulated the windows, nailed our wobbly desk back together, and with a little help from Ryan, weatherstripped the door. (I guess my inability to reach the top of the door frame without jumping precludes me from a career in weatherstripping installation as well as runway modeling).

Maybe I should find a career that makes the most of my two talents.