Friday, February 27, 2009

A Taste of Spring

Some photos of a lovely bouquet my husband bought me last night.






Thursday, February 26, 2009


I just got this awesome bowl of colored dominos from Pottery Barn.

I've never purchased anything from them before as they're usually a bit too Americana for my modern taste. So this was a bit of a find for me. Plus, it was on sale from $150 to $60... score!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just A Girl

I asked husband to download Ryan Adam's cover of Wonderwall for Guitar Hero, so I would have something singable. In his pouting he mocked me by saying "I'm Ash and I'm a girl" in a snarky, sing-song way. Which reminded me of a quote from Malibu Stacey.

"Don't ask me, I'm just a girl."

While we're on the subject, watch the video for No Doubt's "Just A Girl". Music was so good in the '90's.

Monday, February 9, 2009

MIA ... if only.

I'm not really one to rant about celebrities, but I feel compelled in this case, so just bear with me.

Last night was the Grammy's. Yesterday, MIA's baby was due. Last night, MIA performed at the Grammy's. Does this not add up right to anyone else? Believe me, I'm not one who thinks pregnant women should hide away from society. I was pregnant once, I speak from experience.

When I was pregnant, I started to avoid loud venues and stopped blaring punk music at around 3 months, when they say babies can begin to hear outside noise. By the nine month mark, babies in the womb can hear just about as well as an adult and can suffer hearing loss from loud noises. Despite this, MIA performed on stage with a gazillion watts of sound blasting all around. Maybe she didn't bother to know how it might affect her baby beforehand.

Her performance of a song with about eight others, who merely sampled her song (so, a sample of a sample... nevermind) was obviously more important than her baby. Oh, and the fact there was a backing track of her vocals which basically rendered her unnecessary. Yep, I can see why her presence was so required. I wonder if MIA will also be a parenting philosophy.

Don't get me started on what she was wearing. Although, Kayne's hair looked dumber... "give me the 'I ride the shortbus'".

Monday, February 2, 2009

Must Have: Paper Mache Birds

Flipping through my newest Anthropologie catalog, I spotted the cutest bird sculptures. Hoping that these weren't just awesome photo shoot props, as is common with Anthropologie, I thought "Please be for sale". And, ta-da! They are!

While you can buy them at Anthropologie,you can also get the birds, plus more paper mache creatures, in more colors at Stray Dog Designs.

Lack of Communication

Okay, now if I can get the Von Bondies out of my head long enough to form complete lyric-free sentences...

I got distracted. I stopped blogging. I'm back now. Mostly. Sort of. I'm trying. I didn't make them complete, but I did ace the lyric-free part. I'm easing my way back into blogging.

Watch this space.