21 April 2007

RIP Mr. Vonnegut...may the next world be kinder than the first...

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ ”
~ "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine" by Kurt Vonnegut

07 April 2007

Paint by Numbers

So having just bought a house, we are in the throes of painting. We are basically re-painting every room except the kitchen and it's definitely harder than I thought. Painting is not really physically hard (other than your hand cramping) but it's exhausting! I think that the ceilings were the hardest...our living room and dining room have these beautiful coved ceilings that I LOVE but man are they hard to paint!

I'm still a little apprehensive about color - don't get me wrong...I love the colors we've chosen but they're bright and bold and it's quite a chance we're taking here! Especially because paint is NOT cheap and I don't have the time or energy to repaint!

This is our basic living room colors in a sample room...I think the red is a bit more red than in this picture though:

Our dining room is also the same red...the first coat of the dining room went up last night so I'm anxious to see how the first coat dried...it was pretty bright when we left but not as scary as I thought it would be!

Last thought: Why is it snowing in April???

06 April 2007

Blogging...take 3?

So this is not my first attempt at a blog...

Blog Experience #1 - Hosted by a site whose name I cannot completely remember...ejournal or eblog or something to that extent. I kept it up for awhile but got bored pretty quickly when my friends stopped posting and I eventually forgot about the site...

Blog Experience #2 - The famous (or infamous) livejournal.com. This one I maintained for about 2-3 years or so until life inevitably took over and I forgot about that one as well...
This will be my third attempt and hopefully the "third time is the charm" right? I can't promise that what I write will be interesting or even the slightest bit funny but then again, I'm not sure that anyone besides myself will even read this thing so there you go!

I won't do the usual introduce myself and list all of my favorites...if you really care you'll find out eventually or if you know me (as I'm sure will be the only people reading) you probably already know and don't care! I will post a few pictures as way of an introduction:

My Husband and I at our wedding reception on Belle Isle in Detroit:

My pup Reilly:

And my Best Friend:

This blog is mainly my way of teaching myself to better record my thoughts and to document a life...