Thursday, January 31, 2008
The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd
If you are 30 or older, you will think this is hilarious!!!! If not, send it to your parents! They'll think it's funny!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... Uphill BOTH ways .. Yadda, yadda, yadda. And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in heck I was going to lay a bunch of junk like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a dang Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it!
1. When I was a kid, we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves... In the card
catalog!! (Do you even know what a card catalog is? Didn't think so!)
2. There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter.. With a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
3. There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to walk to the record store or get your parents to take you! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!
4. We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!
5. And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss,
your collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances!
6. We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids' and the graphics…there weren’t any! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens; it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
7. When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or somebody with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, too bad!
8. Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! And there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons!
9. And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a fire ... Imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that JiffyPop thing or a pan with HOT oil and real popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever like you were doing a work out.
10. When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked-in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom, " guess what we had to do..... ,Hang up and talk to them later.
That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled!!You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980! These facts fit our grandchildren. If I went way back to when the people I am forwarding this e-mail to grew up, it would be like speaking to you in Russian.
Regards, The over 30 Crowd
So I have had a lot of people checking out my civil war dresses so I thought I would put these up. These are dresses I made for myself (center), Trixie ( red), and Candi (blue). I think we all look pretty good. :-) I have since taken my collar off and replaced it with a handmade knit one, added more period jewelry, and added a day cap instead of the hat. My dress was made from homespun fabric. Light and breezy. I want to make a new one but I don't know what pattern to use. I am thinking about using a day bodice with a peplum instead of the one piece work dress. Something a little dressier. Here are some different picks of my dress.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I am finally over the flu! After 12 hours of throwing up, 18 hours of sitting on the john, and often doing both at the same time, I am finally feeling better. There is nothing like running to the bathroom every 10 to 15 minuets to see what else will come out of your body. I also managed to throw up in everything in the bathroom. ( don't worry I have totally disinfected everything in my bathroom.) I hope and pray I don't get the flu again this year.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
I am in complete shock! I can't believe he is really dead. It makes going to see Batman even more important for me. Rest in peace Heath. I shall always remember you in A knight's Tale.
Actor Heath Ledger Dead At 28
Sources: Death May Be Drug-Related; Pills Found Scattered In NYC Residence
NEW YORK (CBS) ― Heath Ledger, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the critically-acclaimed movie Brokeback Mountain, has died, sources tell CBS 2.
The Australian-born actor was just 28.
He was pronounced dead at 3:26 p.m. in his downtown Manhattan residence by his housekeeper, who discovered him in cardiac arrest and called 911, an NYPD spokesperson says. He was apparently scheduled to have a massage in his apartment this afternoon.
Sources tell CBS 2's Scott Weinberger the death may be drug-related and that there were pills scattered around the room.
Ledger had recently separated from his wife, actress Michelle Williams. The couple have one daughter, Matilda.
He is appearing in the next installment of the "Batman" movie opposite Christian Bale as the infamous "Joker" and was in the midst of filming "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus."
Other well-known films Ledger appeared in include "The Patriot," "A Knight's Tale," and "Monster's Ball."
Ledger would have turned 29 on April 4.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Here is the newest pic of my baby girl. She is wearing her jedi princess outfit that a wonderful lady made for her. I belong to a great group of ladies and we all sew and make lovely costumes, quilts, and general stuff. Thank you for the lovely sleep sack!
Friday, January 11, 2008
I am not sure how many of you who visit here go to the sketch of the day site, for which I have a link to, but just recently my friends over there were confronted by a viewer to do something more with there talent. For those who have not been there the three guys who have the blog are extremely talented artists. I can only wish to be able to draw as well as them. I wish I had a small pink full of the talent they have.
I have known one of them for at least 10 years now, one for at least 5 years, and the last one for about a little over 2 years now. They all went to art school together and are extremely creative and talented men. They started the sketch of the day to get there spirits recharged and enjoy art again. Something I am sure we can all relate to. I my self get burned out making chemise's and skirts all the time.
For years I have been wanting these guys, plus the "boys" ( see picture to the side) to create something. Come up with a story, create a comic book hell, something! We have a couple of great story tellers and creative minds in the group with a couple wonderful artists. Not to mention a couple of wonderful writers who could put all those thoughts into something great! So why haven't they done so yet?
THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO KNOW!
Ever since I have known my husband and he introduced me to the world of roleplaying geek-hood, I have know him to be an imaginative, creative person. I think it is one of the things I truly love about him. I have always wanted him to do something more with this creative ways. We wrote a child's book with cute little poems that I would love to see one of the guys do the art work for. Something to pass to Sara as her own personal book her dad and "uncles" made for her.
With that said I wish these guys would be creative for themselves. Do something that they could make and say I did that. I made and sold something of my own effort. No one else told me to make this, no one hired me to make this, I made it with my own reasons, own creative talents, and with my own personal pride. I don't think there is to much in life more gratifying then that. When I make a gown and it turns out to be completely lovely and I sell it to someone who loves it, it make me feel great pride that I created something. Personal fulfillment. I wish these guys could do the same. Not the dress making but the fulfillment. lol I wish they could find what the word above in Chinese is. Bliss. I want them to find their bliss. Do something big in their spare time. Work on it slowly at first if they want. I just think that if they started working on something they would find bliss. Bliss in knowing they made something for them.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
It seems many people have been looking at my Civil War Ball Gown. So I deiced to go ahead and add a new picture of a gown I did in the past and sold on Ebay. This dress turned out very nice. I used the same pattern for the bodice I used in my dress. Other then that I added some different things. I think this dress has more bells and whistles then my dress did. However, I still like them both. The pictures below are some close up shots of the sleeve with sleeve jockey and the back lacing. You can also see the bertha.