Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Recipe for toast . . .

I am eating toast but mine wasn't this much fun to make! I can understand this clever ad completely since my toaster seems to take forever to pop up. You can enlarge the photo.

My wooden toast tongs keep me from burning my fingers or getting electrocuted. Love them!

via Bad Banana Blog

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 8 . . .

...To be continued...

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day . . .

It's almost here! View many more photographs of the preparations for tomorrow's inauguration of President Elect Barack Obama at The Big Picture. I don't like calling him PEBO so I won't.

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Inaugural ball gowns ~ What will you be wearing? . . .

Isn't this photograph the best? Twins with twins at a debutant ball in Paris. Their dresses by Dominique Sirop would be perfect for the many inaugural balls tomorrow.

What's in your closet?

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 7 . . .

...To be continued...

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Obamicon Yourself . . .

I turned my portrait into a Shepard Fairey poster!

Have some fun with your own photos. Turn them into Shepard Fairey posters at a site called Obamicon.Me where you can also customize the caption and adjust the colors. FUN!

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 6 . . .

...To be continued...

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Looking Back: 2008 Horoscopes from Town & Country . . .

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Did these predictions for 2008 come true for you? Mind did. I am a Virgo: "Virgos are never more content than when they can use their abilities to benefit others."

I started my blog in July of 2008 and can only hope it is benefiting others. I am astonished that my horoscope for last year contained word CONTENT. How ironic is that?

A friend just gave me a stack of old magazines. I normally don't read horoscopes, but this article intrigued me.

via Town & Country (April 2008 issue)

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth 1917 - 2009, rest in peace

Full coverage of the death today of this wonderful American artist: The Washington Post. Be sure to watch the slide show.

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Andrew Wyeth Winter Quote . . .

Andrew Wyeth ~ Pennsylvania Landscape ~ 1942
Tempera on panel 35" x 47"
(click photo to enlarge)

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Dear Sir President: Children advise and draw Obama . . .

Letters to Obama from a wonderful article in The New York Times.

Slideshow with 14 portraits.

Nutritional advice too.

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 4 . . .

This is my favorite page in the entire book.

...To be continued...

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