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Stumble Upon has really helped relieve my boredom… behold… Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

Sheep made from telephone parts displayed at the Frankfurt Museum of Communications.

Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

Telephone Sheep by Jean Luc Cornec

I can’t stop laughing at this. It’s so good!


“London-based Levitate Architects came up with this ingenious solution to a book storage problem and created a loft-like bedroom nestled under the roof of the top-floor apartment.”


This typographic clock called Analogy by Jesson Yip is pretty much the coolest thing ever.

analogy typographic clock

“Analogy is a typographic clock which explores the numerical and spatial qualities of digital and analogue clocks. This piece considers the relationship between the two, fusing them together to create a new hybrid format. It gives an everyday object a twist to make it something that people will notice.”

Click here to see it in action!

Part of my favorite set:

Another good one:

nom nails

Harlequin Ducks

Harlequin Ducks

Harlequin Ducks

Harlequin Ducks

Aren’t they beautiful?

The Harlequin drake is very distinct and can be confused with no other waterfowl species. The basic body color is a deep slate blue, enlivened by white stripes, crescents and spots on the head, neck and scapulars. The sides and flanks are chestnut colored. The bill is blue-gray with a pale nail and the legs and feet are grayish.

Click here to listen to them.

I recently stumbled upon Daily Walks, photography by Diane Varner. She has hundreds of amazingly detailed and colorful photos taken on her daily walks in Northern California. Here are some of my favorites. It was hard to choose, I clicked through every single picture!

Diane Varner

Diane Varner

Diane Varner

Diane Varner

Diane Varner

Diane Varner

Diane Varner

While screwing around on the internet last night I found these two cute bags.

1. “I don’t get wasted” Organic Cotton Reusable Shopping Tote by Origins Organics

i don't get wasted tote

As someone who doesn’t drink (and never has) and likes organic/green stuff, I thought this bag was really awesome. Up to $120K of profits from the bag will benefit the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), a not-for-profit organization that offers grants to organic farmers. It doesn’t look like you can buy it online, but apparently it’s only $10 at Origins stores (looks like they are in most Macy’s stores).

2. “Hot dog” tote bag. From fred flare

Dachshund toteDachshund tote

I kind of have a thing for dogs with little legs! They don’t have a Corgi tote, but this Dachshund is just too cute. I can never spell dachshund, so I googled it…

cute daschund puppy
Awww! I <3 puppies.

I always recycle, I can’t stand to see bottles, cans, paper, etc thrown away, but instead of reusing water bottles and then recycling them, I’ve decided I’m going to get this SIGG I AM NOT A PLASTIC 1.0L (33 OZ) reusable water bottle.

SIGG I AM NOT A PLASTIC water bottle is proud to partner with SIGG to create a re-usable water bottle so we can all do our part and ditch the plastic!

Some info from the SIGG website:
• SIGG bottles exceed FDA requirements and have been thoroughly tested to ensure 0.0% leaching – so they are 100% safe.

• SIGG bottles are manufactured in an ecologically-friendly environment and are 100% recyclable after their very long lives. In fact, most SIGGs in Europe are still being used 10-20 years after purchase.

• SIGG Switzerland utilizes only foodgrade, 100% safe paint in the manufacturing of our water bottles.

• SIGG bottles absolutely do not contain any of the following harmful ingredients: antimony, arsenic, soluble barium, lead, cadmium, mercury and selenium. The paints used to decorate SIGG products are completely safe and in compliance with ASTM F963-2007.

• Most disposable water bottles (e.g. – Evian, Dasani, Aquafina, etc.) are made of PET plastic. According to the American Recycling Institute, only 14% of these bottles are recycled. Most of the PET bottles end up in litter or trash where they can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade, filling our landfills and injuring wildlife.

• Americans are currently adding 30 million PET water bottles to our nation’s landfills – everyday

• Even if PET bottles are sent to the recycling center, they are really being “down-cycled”, converted to a lower form of plastic, much of which goes unused.

• PET is a petroleum-based plastic. Manufacturing and transporting bottled water (especially from distant countries such as France and Fiji) unnecessarily burns fossil fuels – approximately 1.5 million barrels per year according to the NRDC.

Only 14% are recycled?! That’s terrible. I’m disappointed in you America :(

Little changes can make a big difference. Start today!

Update: I got to see the rest of my family for mother’s day and my brother gave me my birthday present…
Whispering Meadows 0.6 Liter Sigg Water Bottle
this beautiful Whispering Meadows 0.6 Liter Sigg Water Bottle! It’s so cute. It has an illustration of a field with ladybugs. I used it all day today. Thanks Mike!

I think I’m still going to get the other one for Jeff. Saving the word, one water bottle at a time ;)


I was just watching tv and a commercial for M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe was on… a $600 value for $75. $600?! Who in the world would pay $600 for perfume (or parfum as Mariah calls it)… I guess no one, that’s why it’s $75.

This makes me laugh:

“I absolutely love the parfum…Wearing M by Mariah Carey Gold is a very sensual and glamorous experience. It is almost like being wrapped in liquid gold.” – Mariah Carey

M Gold

Mark Beemer and the Shirts for a Cure project were just featured in the May 2008 issue of Alternative Press. Click here to check it out. The Syrentha Savio Endowment (SSE) was started by band photographer Mark Beemer after he lost his wife Syrentha to breast cancer. SSE provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford expensive breast cancer medicine and therapy. The Shirts For A Cure Project (SFAC) was launched by SSE to give voice to the social concerns of punk bands and their many fans as well as to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention.

I’ve supported both of these charities since I heard of SSE at the reunion shows Kid Dynamite played in Philadelphia in 2003 to benefit SSE.

Instead of having favors at our wedding reception we donated money in our guests’ name to SSE.

SSE wedding donations

At the Kid Dynamite show I bought the blue version of this shirt:

kid dynamite liberty bell sse shirt

I also have this Hot Water Music shirt (which I happen to be wearing today)

hot water music shirts for a cure shirt

And Jeff has this Rise Against shirt:
Rise Against shirts for a cure

I think the next one I’m going to get is this The Loved Ones shirt… or you can get it for me, I wear a small :)
The Loved Ones Shirts for a Cure shirt

Shirts for a Cure is a great charity! Support it!

Thanks to all of my friends who wished me a happy birthday :)

I feel like my brain is kind of broken… I was just watching The Hills and my favorite band Alkaline Trio was on it. It was so weird, and surprising. I don’t know what to think. At least Audrina has the good sense to know they are good.

My mom got me tickets to see Alkaline Trio at Croc Rock June 20th. Yay!

And speaking of Alkaline Trio, Matt Skiba has cute/funny pictures of himself from when he was younger on his MySpace page. Here are a few:
Matt Skiba How about this haircut?Matt Skiba Every picture should have a reflection.
Matt Skiba The new look for 2008!!!Matt Skiba Bolo tie anyone?

And here he is with his parents. Aw.
Matt Skiba with his parents
Back to my birthday. My sister got me this awesome Marc by Marc Jacobs coin purse and a silver “W” key chain. (Also Marc Jacobs)
Marc by Marc Jacobs coin
I also got the Cloverfield and Clue DVDs. :)

My mom, grandmother, sister and I went to the Brandywine River Museum on Saturday where I once again wished I had $5000 to spend on this print. (Snow Hill by Andrew Wyeth) It’s big (26 1/2 by 40), beautiful and would look great in my new living room ;)
Andrew Wyeth Snow Hill

Jeff took me out to dinner to Carrabbas. I had Mezza Luna (as always) yum. The host looked like Ryan Atwood. Weird.

Ryan Atwood

That’s pretty much it. Not sure if I’m a fan of being 28, but I guess I don’t have a choice!


Update: Here is the video of Alkaline Trio “recording” their new song, “In Vein” on the Hills. It pretty much just focuses on Dan singing and Lo being a ho-bag.

I’m still obsessed with The Office.

I found this video on Jenna and Angela crack me up. Here they are talking about Angela’s baby shower and bears dressed as bunnies. Enjoy. 

My Aunt sent me this video of a daschund named Jerry playing catch with a “robot”. It’s so cute!

My friend Sybil sent me this survey to find out which celebrity my dog is. (They make you put in an email address, but you can put in a fake one)
According to it Blue is Madonna.
blue madonna justin

There is a NEW EPISODE of The Office tonight!!! I hope Toby doesn’t really move to Costa Rica… he’s a good character! Also, Kelly needs to be on more often! (ok, I’m done with the exclamation points… for now)

On MySpace I’m friends with Pam/Jenna and Angela from The Office. It’s funny how Jenna blogs from the Office set: “I’m on set in the deep background of a scene. Dwight, Andy and Angela are in the kitchen and I’m at my desk pretending to work. I was sitting here, answering emails and reading gossip sites and I thought, “Hey, why not blog a bit!” So, here I am. Not too different from when I was a real receptionist. Funny how life works sometimes huh?”

She mentioned that since Angela is pregnant in real life and not on the show they “have been hiding her belly with files, purses, copy machines and even people. Yesterday we did a scene and it was my job to block her belly. So cute!” It’s fun to notice how they are hiding her belly while watching the show.

Angela posted this cute picture on her MySpace page of her and Rainn Wilson (Dwight).
Angela Kinsey and Rainn Wilson

It’s cool how Jenna and Angela are close friends. They’re so cute.
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey

And one more picture:
Schrutes produce thirsty babies

Awesome shirt!!!

Update: Yay! Toby was on tonight’s episode :)