Friday, October 22, 2010

hey hey, it's the weeeekend!

you have no idea how excited i am that the weekend is finally here. now i can have guilt-free laziness, and not at all think about how badly i need a job. woohoo!

this week has actually been pretty successful and entertaining. first of all, we got our framed elephant painting! YAY! and just to be clear, when i say "elephant painting," i mean that one of the elephants where we worked on our honeymoon actually painted this:

ridiculously cool right?!

dannon also came home one day and gave me a hula hoop! you can imagine my excitement, i'm sure. did you know that hula hooping is extremely good exercise? especially if you have hurt knees that make regular exercise difficult, like me. and did you also know it's extremely hard to stay angry or in a bad mood when you hula hoop? especially when it has lights on it that light up when it twirls around you.
this is all true!!!

i also started an art journal where i'm sorting out some deeper things in life. it always feels good when i do some self-work. when i was in grad school for psychology, becoming a better person and working out my issues was basically my homework. now i'm having to make that a priority just because it's good for me, not because a grade depends on my self-reflections. so i'm going to try to work in my art journal a little every day, with all sorts of prompts that i think would be helpful to think about. such as: things i wish for, things i'd like to change, things i'd like to celebrate, who i want to be, and things i'm afraid of {more than spiders - eek!}. have you ever done something like this? how did it work for you?

plus i discovered all sorts of great things around the interweb! for instance, have you heard of hyperbole and a half? i discovered it this week thanks to jayni and it's the funniest thing i've ever seen... yup, even more than the seal and penguin! seriously, my abs ache and i pulled some throat muscles from laughing so hard.

here is just a teensy excerpt from the post "7 games you can play with a brick:"

1. "Brick Tag"
The rules of brick tag are simple: if you get hit by the brick, you're "it." You can also play brick freeze-tag, but it is not recommended since a game involving blunt-force trauma to the head doesn't really need to be complicated by not being able to tell if your friends are dead or just not "unfrozen" yet.

and then there's this chart from the post "this is why i'll never be an adult:"

really funny right?! you are welcome.

i've also been enjoying some awesome free music from downplayer, great episodes of this american life, and the los angeles craigslist job ads {a bikini bartender? a stunt double? uh, sure, my masters in psychology qualifies me for those...}.

things that i'm SUPER sad about? i missed two concerts this week - my friend john's half-handed cloud show, and sufjan stevens's show {who my friend john plays trombone for}.
[insert woeful violin music here] GAH! i missed them!!! [fallen to my knees now] i missed them BOTH!!! [arms reaching up to the heavens] no! NOOOOO!!!


as for the weekend plans, we have LOTS of them!
we're going to look at some used cars {let's go volvo!},
commission a couch,
check out an obama porn art exhibit in honor of obama's visit to l.a. {which may be slightly confusing...},
maybe head over to the album release party of some of our college classmates' band kid infinity {check them out, they're pretty great!},
and attend our friends' wedding!!!

i'm so excited, especially about that last part!



  1. I like the 'success' chart :) And the 'brick game'.
    And the elephant painting - I really like the colors and somehow feel compelled to stare at it.

  2. I love the painting, and what a great way to remember your honeymoon.
    Hope you will enjoy your weekend!

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  4. I love Hyperbole and a Half -- her posts always make me laugh until I'm practically crying. And the elephant painting looks fantastic framed! It sounds like you had a good week overall. Things are finally slowing down for me (my paper is nearly done), so I'll be able to breathe a bit this weekend. Hope you have a wonderful one!

  5. Your well is so full of laughter and love. I love that brick tag bit- hilarious! I can just tell you are the most fun person to hang out with. Ever.

  6. hyperbole and a half is so hilarious! I love that it's written by a girl, and a hot girl at that! yes, you must followe her blog, be her facebook friend, follow her tweets, everything you can because this chick is amazing!

    A hula hoop, that's the coolest gift ever!

    Your elephant painting is beyond gorgeous. i love it so much.

  7. So what the heck is Obama Porn because now I just have to know. Love the chart about growing up and how much tougher things get (sometimes you end up feeling like you FAIL but at least you're heading in the right direction. Right?

    PS - I love your elephant painting. I'm a teency bit jealous. Ok, maybe a lot of a bit jealous.

  8. Haha, brick tag, I love it.

    And I've heard hula hoops can be good exercise! Maybe I need one. I'd have to practice though, I'm pretty bad at it.

  9. Sounds like you have an action packed weekend planned...have a great one!

    ps-that hula hoop picture is rad!

  10. I LOVE the elephant painting! What a perfect way to remember your honeymoon!

  11. I LOVE the elephant painting! Wow so talented, and a fantastic conversation starter! :)

  12. What a busy weekend! And a hula hoop? I am absolutely terrible at keeping them up! But I hear they are amazing at keeping you in shape!

    And loving the elephant painting! What a great conversation piece, and I agree with Connie, what a great way to enjoy your honeymoon!


    ps: you should definitely take part in the next This Is My Tuesday! I'd love to see your photos!

  13. Look at you, rockin' the hula hoop moves...

    Have a wonderful weekend, lady!

  14. i just discovered your blog and it's a lovely space! i really like the painting, the colors are so pretty and it is a wonderful way to remember your honey moon. hope your friend's (and the rest of your weekend) was great!

  15. i want a hula hoop!! :) That elephant painting is SO cool!!

    ps. come on over and enter to win one of my hand knit scarfs!! good luck!! :)