Thursday, January 31, 2008

It's begining to look a lot like telly

In case you haven't noticed, the writers of Hollywood have put their pens down until they get what they deserve....whatever that may be. That means there's not much to watch on the telly these days, except for the ever so wonderful "reality" shows. *groan*

However, tonight, there's a spark in the dark. LOST returns for TWO HOURS!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

This is just so exciting I can't tell you. Needless to say, I'll be glued to my set from 8-10pm tonight. It's great to get LOST every now and then.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Pick your seat

I'm going to be reupholstering a couple chairs for my sister and she's trusting ME to pick out the fabric for them. So, I thought it was only right to get the opinion of my loyal subjects!

Here are a few that I've found that I like. Let me know which one(s) you like as well. Whichever one has the most votes may be the one I choose and my sister will just have to live with!!!










Ok, that's all I have for now. I'll either add more to this post or just do a new post. Don't forget to make a case for why you've selected the one(s) you did!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Design come to life

Remember my posts about the credit union I was designing found here and here (although I have NO idea where the picture of my design board went. If I find a copy on my computer, I'll post it again)?

Found it!

Well, it's almost finished! There have been some snags as it went along, mainly b/c the head honcho couldn't remember what we had discussed from one meeting to the next, but all in all, it looks good if I do say so myself. This is my first "real" design job that has actually come to fruition. It's kinda exciting for me and I hope it's liked by the inhabitants!

Here are some pictures I took on Friday when I was up there.

The lobby.

The lobby.

The lobby from the front of the teller line.

The teller line.
Notice the granite countertops and center of the wood frames.
Nice, eh?

One of the private offices.

One of the semi-private offices.

Outside of one semi-private office.

The Restroom

Friday, January 11, 2008

Saddest day of the year...So far

I can't believe it really happened. I'm still in shock and awe as I'm pretty sure you all are as well.

Because of the writers' strike, the Golden Globes ceremony has been canceled. I know this probably comes as a BIG shock for you all, but I hope that, together, we can get through this trying time.

Also, we need to begin praying that the writers and Hollywood get their acts together and agree to some sort contract soon so that the coveted Oscars can go on without a hitch.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Life after the holidaze

So, the big man came and went along with the old and new year. Now what? Well, if you're in Ohio, it's 3 months of gray. That's it. Nothing else. Ok, sure, the weather guys "say" that we'll have "Peeks of sun and temps in the 50's" by Sunday. I'll believe it when I see it!

Anyway, Christmas was great this year! My sis and nephew came up from North Carolina to spend the holiday with us. Christmas morning was probably the best one we've ever had! (Excluding the ones when we were 'lil man's age) My uncle came in around 7am to help my dad bring up the flower cart he made for my mother. (It took her about 10 minutes to realize it was in the living room!) And since I was sleeping in my old twin bed instead of my comfy double bed, I was pretty much awake when they came downstairs to bring it up.

Instead of fighting my desire to go back to sleep, I decided to get up. By 7:30am, everyone was up except for my nephew, brother, and mother....the deadheads of the clan, I guess! :D I really was expecting my nephew to be up before the crack of dawn shrieking with excitement "Santa was here!" But, it took him a few minutes and a little help from me and his mother to help him realize what day it was. Once it dawned on him, he lit up as bright as the tree was!

And, since it's always been a rule that NO ONE can open any presents until EVERYONE is up, I gently encouraged 'lil man to go and wake up his Uncle and Grandmother. (Aren't I nice?!) So, he opens the door to the bedroom where Uncle K is sleeping and says "UNCLE K! Santa was here! Get up!" To which my brother replied (grumbled more like it!) "Uh huh" and rolled over. Seeing that more needed to be done to get my brother up, I suggested that 'lil man jump on the bed to ease my brother out of bed. Doing what any good 4 year old would do, he jumped up on the bed and kept saying "UNCLE K! SANTA WAS HERE! GET UP!!!" Once he pulled back the covers from my brother's face, K knew his little nephew was serious! Hence, he flung the covers off himself and got up to see what Santa had brought.

One deadhead down.....the Queen of all deadheads to go!

With his uncle up, 'lil man turned his attention to his grandmother. He runs into the bedroom saying "GRANDMA! SANTA WAS HERE! GET UP!!!" To which my mother replied (again more like grumbled), "ok." She didn't move fast enough for 'lil man so he said again, with a little more bravado this time, "GRANDMA! SANTA WAS HERE! GET UP!!!!" My mother, being such a wonderful morning person said, "Well give me a minute to get up!"

FINALLY, everyone was awa...up and 'lil man could proceed to open his presents. He was SO excited with what he got. I think everyone was excited by what they got. My dad made gifts this year for us womenfolk. He made me a pen/clock desk set for whenever I have my own office/desk. (I'll edit this and post the picture later. I'm too lazy to get my phone and the cord to transfer the picture right now.....) For my sister, my dad made a 3D mountain scene with deer and trees that stick into it and of course the flower cart for my mother.

(If you can't make it out, it says "Michelle ____ Interior Design")

After I thought about my gift for a bit, I realized that he had asked me about how he should put it together months ago. He wondered how the grains of wood should run when he put the two pieces together. Should they be parallel or perpendicular. I suggested perpendicular to add interest. (Leave it to a designer, eh?) What a sneaky, sneaky man!!!

Well, that was my Christmas. I spent New Years with Skii and Chad. I'll have to make that an entirely separate me, you'd rather it be!