Random Monday

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School bans Triangular Shaped Pancakes after a student gets a sore eye when another student chucks one at him.

My, what a bunch of weenies we are. I was watching Yukon Men the other night, and a 14 year old boy took a rifle and went out into the wilderness hunting, to hopefully find enough meat to sustain his entire family over the winter. And yet down here, in “the real world,” we must be on alert for Improperly Shaped Snack Foods.

*honestly*

• I got my hair cut last Wednesday. She cut it SO SHORT. I feel like a skinned onion (as my grandmother would say). Last time, she left it too long. Too long, too short… when will it be juuuuust right? I feel like Goldilocks. You know. Except without any hair. Also, this last foray into a salon has unearthed a new patch of gray at my temples.

• I read in Us Magazine that Kim and Kanye are thinking about naming their baby Easton. Easton West. Snarky Deb is practically rubbing her hands together in glee.

• I have wanted an overhead projector for a long time, and the other day it finally dawned on me to check Craig’s List. I scored one for $30! AND did not get murdered! A victory all around. I have so many ideas for things do to with a projector. Luckily, Jim is used to my crackpot ideas and he drove 30 miles to the middle of nowhere to get it with hardly any sarcastic comments. I shall be inundating you with pinnable art ideas in no time, thus rocketing me to the heights of bloggy fame.

• This? Is HILARIOUS. But only click if you are immune to a lot of cursing. A LOT. Thug Kitchen: Eat like you give a #$%@*.

• Happy Monday, y’all! Link up with your own Randomness below!



Random Monday

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ByDeb

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• ‘member that time I was all bragging how I negotiated a super low price on our new mattress? Well, it was too soft, and we had to exchange it and that cost $500 and now I am back up to having paid retail. Sucks.

• Last weekend we went to the DaVinci exhibit in Denver. It was AWESOME. It’s a traveling exhibit, so if it comes to a town anywhere near you, I highly recommend going.

DaVinci

Big and I walked along with the guide and learned a ton of stuff. Little and Jim wandered around and looked at whatever caught their eye. The exhibit has over SIXTY working models of his inventions and some of them you can even play with. Oh look! It’s stay has been extended until April 14th in Denver! Colorado peeps, check it out.

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Obviously, I rubbed school all over it and ordered a bunch of books on DaVinci from Amazon and printed out the Teacher’s Guide. We all had a great time and I’m marking it down as larnin’ and no one can stop me.

• On our way into the exhibit, we saw Gandalf playing chess.

Gandalf-Playing-Chess

• We also took the kids to a Vietnamese cafe for the first time, and we shared a banh mi and a big bowl of pho. Later, we had gelato. It was like an Adventure day, even though we are normal people again! Then we went to Ikea. Because if I go to Denver, I’m going to Ikea, you know what I’m saying?

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World’s Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table

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ByDeb

Remember these?

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table

I built the World’s Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table™ with them.

Gigantic, eight-inch-diameter casters from Amazon + Ikea butcher block counter top

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table @ Not Inadequate

It weighs around 800 pounds, but that’s okay.

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table @ Not Inadequate

And here it is in the room –

World's Bitchinest DIY Coffee Table @ Not Inadequate

Bitchin’, yes?

It’s nice and long (slightly over six feet) so Jim and I aren’t fighting over it when we are watching teevee. And while it’s low, it’s just the exact right height for our sofa. I waxed the top with CeCe Caldwell’s Clear Furniture Wax (again – waxing sucks. I made everyone help).

The Casters were $110, and the butcher block was $129. For $240 we built something we love, that suits our needs and our space. A win all around.

What do you think? Try to be nice. I’m delicate. Melanie suggested the kids will be riding it all over the house and down the stairs, but I put my fingers in my ears and didn’t listen to that.

If you want to make your own coffee table, I still have lots of ideas that Jim didn’t go for. In fact, I feel more table-building in my future.

(I wouldn’t hate it if you pinned this idea either. I am still on the quest for World Internet Domination)

Random Monday

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• I’ve been catching up on Us Weekly now that we are in a house like normal humans. Apparently some guy called Lil Wayne got his forehead tattooed. The tattoo says “baked.”

If I got a tattoo, I’d totally get it on my face. Just put it out there where everyone can see it. If you get a good idea like tattooing “baked” on your person, you don’t wanna hide your light under a bushel, you know what I’m saying?

• Also from Us Magazine, Christina Applegate announced her two year old is incredibly talented, having singing, tap-dancing, and ballet as strings to her bow. SHE IS TWO YEARS OLD. Ballet? Really? Okay, sure.

• The other day on Twitter, Connie at The Young and the Relentless made some comment about switching from Google Reader and I was all like What for? and then I saw the news that Google is retiring the reader! What are we supposed to do now? Boo. I don’t like it. If you don’t use Google Reader, what do you use? What is everyone considering switching to?

• I also saw this news about Ukranian Killer Dolphins on the Loose. Which, I mean. What can you say about that? I guess they’re equipped with pistols and knives? True or not, that’s one awesome story.

• One morning, several years ago, right after I cut my hair short, my kids were cuddling with me in bed and Little gave a little gasp and goes “mommy, you have something white in your hair!” and then they both started picking through my hair looking for the offending gray like monkeys looking for fleas. The gasps of horror were hilarious. Apparently instead of cutting off all the gray, I just made it more noticeable. *sigh* And then when I explained that when you get to be an old lady, your hair turns gray, Big said, “Oh. What color will you get when it’s done being gray?”

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