topiary cats

topiary cats

Monday, January 28, 2008

How to Clear A Busy Popular Restaurant

What you need:

A toddler (number of toddlers doesn't matter)
1 discount on-sale-for-half-price princess CD player for toddlers with little microphone (around $2.50)
A busy popular restaurant with a sound system (Dallas BBQ is a good choice)


1. Open cd player, insert batteries.

2. Plug in little tiny toddler microphone. Pack cd player in your bag when you are called to be seated.

3. Wonder where that awful glass-breaking screeching is coming from. Discover that the awful high pitched feedback-screech is coming from the restaurant's sound system.

4. Make the staff scurry around to find the cause of the problem.

5. Get really annoyed, along with everyone else in the restaurant.

6. When finally seated, suddenly realize that the tiny microphone from the tiny toddler cd player is interfering with the entire speaker sound system, causing that awful noise.

7. Very discreetly and quietly, unplug microphone. Under no circumstances should you take it out of the bag.

8. Act innocent and leave a big tip.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Security Cheese

Many little kids have a security object- a lovey, a blankie, something they must sleep with and have at all times.

It appears that my daughter's security object is cheese.

I wish I was kidding.

Lately she has been insisting on taking a piece of cheese to bed with her. It's disgusting, I know. While I do discourage it, sometimes...well, sometimes I want to sleep too. She does not eat the cheese, she just wants it to be there.

Perhaps this weekend I may decide that Ma'mselle has outgrown her Security Cheese.

Hey, do Beanie Babies make a cheese beanie?

Thursday, January 17, 2008

From Last Weekend

More Actionscript

I seem to have found something else I am really terrible at...this scripting thing. Today was the second day of class. It's so frustrating to try and learn something that your mind just can't seem to grasp.....especially something you really want to learn.

I'm a designer...not a programmer....but I'd like to be able to do both. Except my head is spinning....


Wednesday, January 16, 2008


var verytrue:String = "help and errors are cryptic";
var alsotrue:String = "you are not a dummy!";

Um, I'm in a three day Flash ActionScript course.

I don't think I'm very good at it.



I was very very sad to read that you stopped blogging- again. I will miss your great writing and your amazing photos very much and I am extremely bummed.

Maybe one day soon you'll change your mind again and start your blog...but in the meantime I DO wish you wouldn't delete the old one!

It's ok to take breaks!

Anyhow please at least leave me an email address so if you disappear I can try to contact you...

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out but it sure won't be able to replace you!!!


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Very Expensive Mutant Cat that My Sister Bought From the Internet

My sister has a cat.

It's a.....well I can't remember what it's called exactly, some purebreed offshoot of a Siamese. So in my book that makes it a mutant. Anyhow, my sister found a reputable breeder online and got the cat. Which means in my view she got an expensive mutant cat off the internet.

Now, that would be all well and fine except you never know what you're going to get with a mutant cat. This cat? She has three ears and her very own real live pet snake. Not only that, but this cat actually knows how to use a toilet. (the cat has a better track record than my toddler...hmmm...)

The picture below proves that the cat really does have three ears. Photoshop proves it. And Photoshop NEVER lies, I promise.

Friday, January 04, 2008

A Funny and a Sad

I have a friend who is pregnant and lives in North Carolina. She's a country girl. And she found a diaper bag at Macys that she fell in love with.

Unfortunately it's $300.

So, since Macys is here in NYC and they always have pretty good sales, I went to 34th street to look for my friend's bag.

I had to ask the sales lady where the bag was, and I described it and said I was looking for my friend. The sales lady knew the bag I was talking about, started laughing, and said "Oh girl, we don't have that, it's too country for here!"

After the next two weeks my Breck Tuesdays will end. I'll really, really miss that...but saving money is a top priority now. Must move.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008