Thursday, March 27, 2008

Life Continues to rock...

Ali Edwards and Elsie Flannigan are my two favorite scrapbookers. It was so much fun to get to interview them!

I loved talking to Ali about her book: Life Artist. It is such a cool concept.

Enjoy! : )

And see more interviews here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I love my job! : )

Remember awhile back when I announced that I rocked my own socks and things were going really well at work?

This is one of the things I was excited about.

Everyone, meet Elsie Flannigan. Designer of the Love Elsie Line of scrapbooking supplies, a fantabulous painter and photographer, and one of those awesome girls who probably doesn't know how cool people really think she is.

Thanks for the interview, Elsie!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

General Jaime Update : )

Hi. My name is Jaime. Remember me? I used to write on this blog.

: )

So, what has been up with me since I last wrote here over a month ago? I have made a lot of stuff. Finished a skirt. Made a skirt out of old pajama pants. Lots of scrapbook pages. A bajillion interviews at work. Some progress on the sweater. Still a lot of drama associated with that though. Three placemats. More on the way!

I have also been sick a lot. Just one thing after another, and I haven't felt 100% in about three weeks. But I think that things will be changing, starting this weekend. : ) I look forward to having energy to make more stuff again.

I have also had my first cavities filled. I also found out my dental coverage sucks. I should become a dentist and make some big bucks. Too bad touching peoples spit does not sound fun to me.

Neil and I are also back into Salsa classes. It's fun when people stop to watch us, then complement us afterwards. We dance so well together. It's really fun! I told Neil that next week we should make our nametags say Fred and Ginger. Haven't yet told him I want to be Fred though!

Speaking of famous old school dancers, I just finished watchin "On The Town" a fun 1949 musical with old blue eyes, plus lots of other fun people. I just adore this movie. I was grumpy before I started watching it, but now I am happy. : )

What else makes me happy? The sweetie. We are planning on him moving here or me moving there sometime in the near future. I can't wait to live in the same city with him again. We haven't lived in the same city since we met in Swansea in 2003-04! He lived in Chico last year, but that's still a few hours away from my chateau. Can't wait for him to be close by. : )

I also found some really cute dishes at Cost Plus and glasses at Pier One. Will buy once teeth are paid for and yarn/scrapbooking/sewing stashes are satisfactory. : )

That's all for now. I wonder when my next update will be? : )

Monday, January 28, 2008

I rock everyone's socks off!

yesss.... Even though there are stressful and sad and confusing things in my life right now, there are oodless of good things too. I feel like I am rocking mine and everyone else's socks off at work right now. I organized this uber cool series of conference calls with the explorer Doug Stoup about 10 days ago, and I landed two mega-bomb interviews (that I will soooo be sharing once they are edited and posted), and I keep getting in charge of new projects! Yay me!

One of the stressful things in my life? Cables. I love knitting cables. But what I don't love is knitting five rows of cable on a sweater, only to discover that I made this set of cables go in the opposite direction to all other sets.


And I spent a few hours ripping out an error on a dress I am sewing. It took three seconds to screw up, but a few hours to rip out. Now it will take about a half hour to truly fix.

Grrr. The realities of sewing.

Oh well. My reward for good work behavior and antidote to sewing/knitting/other woes?

A pattern so I can make this:

This cool girl designed it.

love ya all...


Thursday, January 17, 2008

So, I got Netflix...

...and I love it. I have three movies at a time, but I am wondering if I should upgrade to the four at a time for awhile. We'll see what happens once the honeymoon period is over.

So far I have watched Season 4 of one of my fave British comedy shows, Coupling. I hadn't ever seen this season (the final one!). It was good, but not great. One of my fave characters (Jeff) left the show and they tried to replace him by having a different actor play a new character (Oliver) who was very similar to Jeff. : (

Right now I am coming on to the tail end of a Big Love marathon. I love that show! It's about a modern day polygamist family that lives a seemingly normal life in the suburbs. I feel like I get an insight into a fascinating world that I know nothing about, and I get so attached to the characters! The actors are great, and this show is just so addicting. I get to watch the final episode of season 2 tonight. Then, I will actually get a chance to watch some movies before I start getting more tv shows again.

Anyway, I took an online survey on HBO's website and found out that I am most like Barb, the first wife. I was initially a little surprised, even though I like Barb. But then I thought about it and decided I am much more like her than I am like any of the other wives.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Harlech Castle is Scary

See, usually I love castles. I made Ashley come on a trip wth me to North Wales with the sole purpose of touring castles. I love castles of all levels of deconstruction. I loved the first two castles we visited (Conwy and Caernarfon). Then, we went to Harlech Castle.
First, proof that I do like castles.
I look happy to be here in this photo, right?

But there were millions of signs like this:

And I was hungry, so I was shaky.
I was tired, because we stayed at a B&B and had to wake early for breakfast.
My legs were rubbery because we had walked up and down millions of castles stairs for two days straight.
It was windy, and as the sign above stated, there was little barrier to keep me from flying off the side of the castle and into the ocean.
It was wet, so the stones were slippery.
And, to top it off, I was wearing my danskos.
Ask my mom to tell you a story about what happens when you wear danskos on slippery welsh stones. She has a good story.
Anyway, all these factors combined made for this face:

I was terrified, cranky, and most of all, astonished that I did not lke this castle. I usually consider myself a pretty adventurous person, but in this case I just knew that I would have little control over being able to catch myself if I lost my balance.

Harlech is a scary castle.