Friday, July 17, 2009

sugar falls

Well. I'm in College Station. Where everyone is sick as hell. My sister and her boyfriend both sound like they're dying and I'm going down with them. Damn sick people. So now we have a chorus of hacking, coughing, sneezing, and nose blowing. It's way attractive. So far I'm not as bad as they are. Just a sore throat, runny nose, and coughing. I don't feel sick sick yet though. I'm taking Tylenol Severe Cold like my life depends on it. Which it kind of does, I think.

So much for trouble...oh well. Trouble has a way of finding me. I doubt it'll be too long before the opportunity presents itself again.

You know what is so stupid? Paper towel commercials. There's always this kid making a massive mess. Like throwing a cereal bowl or kicking a plate of spaghetti. Then it splatters everywhere into the biggest mess on the planet. A mess that would inspire yelling and stomping from me. But nooooooo, this mom just grabs one sheet of Bounty and smiles and laughs and hugs the little demon child. This does not happen in real life. "Oh sweetie, it's ok that you smeared hot wing sauce all over my white walls because we have Bounty!" Yeah friggin right. Random, I know. I just think of that every time a paper towel commercial comes on.

Today's Spoonful keyword was "autumn". Call me crazy, but I'm a tid bit tired of triple digit temperatures and scorching heat and suffocating humidity. I long for just a cool breeze. *sigh* I can't wait for fall and all the pretty leaves and fun holidays. When people can go out and get the mail and not need a shower afterwards. Only in my dreams at present. Ugh.

Anyway, so here are my autumn things that make me almost feel a few degrees cooler!

Here's the roll call: Autumn Sterling Silver Ring from Firefall Studios, Eternity Brass Antique Leaf Necklace from Rhonda's Treasures, Rococo Shawl from Tickled Pink Knits, and Autumn Landscape Metal Artwork from Copper Leaf Studios.

I adore the ring and necklace. I have this thing with leaves. It's just lately. I've never been a leaf person before. But I love how the ring spirals around and how elegant the pearl makes the necklace look.

My most favorite from this particular collection is the shawl. Oh. My. GOSH! I don't know if I could pull it off, but how stinking cute is that? I love, love, love the color and how it drapes on the edges. The pin is beautiful too. I just fell in love as soon as I saw it.

The last one is actually metal art. It's a maroon background with a gold metal overlay. I love how there's a picture in the cutout, as well as an etching on the metal.

I gotta refuel on the Tylenol. Rapid Release is the way to go in the Tylenol world. Just FYI. I hope everyone is having a significantly colder day than me!



  1. Tom hates those commercials too--he always does his best high-voice impression of a dippy female fawning over a demon child, "Aww, isn't he cute?" And then he swears and shudders. Yes the shawl is fab. It would kind of need an Eliza-Doolittle-post-Henry-Higins dress to go with it and some Victorian boots. And a redhead. I would look like a battered piece of farfalle with marinara if I put that on. I'm not nearly eccentric enough (in the right way). Sorry to hear about your heat wave. My little Marvin the Martian would melt right off his key chain in that kind of heat.

  2. Did you know that you are freakin hilarious? I think your next job should be stand up comedy.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  3. That ring is so interesting, and I LOVE that shawl! I might have to steal your find one of these days and get one for myself:)

    Have a great weekend and hope you feel better!

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  5. the shawl is beautiful. great pick! also try overdosing on vitamn c. it always works for me when i get sick. feel better.