Friday, June 11, 2010

Flog that dead donkey

When I grow oldish, I'm going on tour.  I really love concerts.  I love the people, shaking my ass, the travel, all of it. I really love my husband for accepting this about me, even though he doesn't really get into it.

Les Claypool is currently on tour, and for the next few weeks, before he hooks back up with Primus and Gogol Bordello, London's Hot Head Show is warming up the crowd.  Before the show, I was not at all interested in these punks and was unimpressed when they first took the stage.  Within half an hour, they'd won our hearts.  Sadly, I can't seem to find their album anywhere in the States.  The lead singer is nearly unintelligible most of the time, but occasionally you catch lines like "flog that dead donkey" and "suck my nuts".  We really got the impression that he was making fun of us.

The lyrics come through much more clearly in the recordings, and are even better than we thought.  Also, this band has serious musical talent, making them entirely worthy of globe trotting with the man, the myth, the legend himself.   

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Also these

I love these teacup bird feeders and want to make a forest of them, via Cap Creations

Recipe card maker, print out cute recipe cards already filled in, via Skip to My Lou

Finding Time

Lately I feel like all I do is find time for everything.  It's become my tag line: I'll find time for it.  This is frustrating because I feel like the different aspects of my life are completely at odds.  Common problem, I know.  It's summer and all of my plans have been completely changed, which is fine because it's work and I'm growing a company and my own skills (and Ezra's tuition savings), but it means less lazing around with my boy.  That makes me sad.

But there lots of things that are also making me happy.  The gardens are coming along nicely.  Ezra has blue hair for the season.  The pool is heated.  And also these things (mostly found via How About Orange, thanks!):

The Victoria and Albert Museum has launched a free online patchwork quilt pattern maker.  You upload a photo and it helps you create a pattern.  I intend to do it with this picture, taken two years ago in Puerto Rico, and I've always thought it would make a lovely quilt for my bed.
Once the design is done, I want to print this photo on fabric and put it on the quilt sort of in front of the buildings part:
And maybe this one too:

I also really love this pretty dry erase board, it solves a major problem I've had for years! I'm looking for an empty picture frame as I type this.

Also, I'm loving this free Lobster font, and the Google Font Directory, which I just now learned about.

So, I hope this helps you find time for something you love too.