My husband just informed me that on his walk home from work tonight he saw a man in a large truck at the gas station open his window a crack, shove out a cheap kitchen knife, then drive off. After the obvious questions (Was it covered in blood? Did you get a look at his face? Did you call the police? Does he know you saw him?), he tells me he merely kicked it to the curb so noone would step on it. So weird.
I love that my husband trusts me enough to cut his hair. Fortunately for him, I get a little better every time. In a few more years, I just might get to the point where it turns out like I mean it to...
Last night we hosted a "California Proposition Party" because there are so many stinkin' propositions on the ballot this year and they were a bit much to muddle through by one's self. So each person was assigned a proposition and given 12 minutes to layout the basics, list pros/cons, and field any questions. Overall, it was a rousing success! I felt waaaaaay more informed afterwards and was surprised by how many issues I would've mis-judged had I just merely used the quick blurb on the ballot to decided which way to vote. It's amazing what just a teeny-bit of digging can reveal. For example, my prop (#10) sounded great on paper, but after checking it out I discovered it was primarily funded by 4 billionaires looking to further line thier bulging pockets. Seriously, it's a completely ridiculous proposition. Glad I did some research first! It was a great lesson on staying informed and understanding the issues. Gee whiz, I am such a grown-up it's not even funny....
I made a cake decorated (more or less) like the California state flag!
Favorite quotes of the night:
"So after all those checks and balances..." -Mike
"You end up with the world's best boy band!" -Chad (interrupting Mike)
"Fill up your wine glasses, its abortion time." -Matt*
"So does 1 bid-ness days equal 1.5 regular days?" -Chad
"Yeah--God created the world in four bid-ness days." -Erika
"How many gigawatts is that compared to the Back to the Future car?" -Mike
"Oh, you mean jigga-whats?" -Matt
*[This might be a classic example of "you had to be there". ]
It's time I come clean. My name is Erika and I'm a thrift-aholic.
I'm a stay-at-home wife, mama of one, and on those rare moments when I'm not at a thrift store, garage/estate sale, someone's attic, etc., I can be found at home in my teeny-tiny apartment in sunny San Diego making things out of felt, reading blogs, baking pies, chillin' with my fat cat, Quincy, smiling at my husband and making up ridiculous jingles.
Although the sun and I are not the best of friends (I prefer cold, drizzly days to palm trees on the beach, and long socks and scarves to flip flops and bathing suits), I'm discovering the many joys of Southern California living.
I'm making it my new goal in life to bring you a treasure-trove of vintage and handmade goodies and hopefully bring some cheer and goodwill into your life.