Friday, October 31, 2008

Shedding some light on the situation

I've been meaning to start a series or list of best and worst inventions ever.

Today's Best Invention Ever goes to craigslist.

Yesterday I had some unexpected time in the afternoon, so I started cleaning up our infamous back room. While back there I came across a rug I purchased at the Crate and Barrel Outlet (something that you can expect to see in a future Best Inventions Ever post) quite a while ago.

I loved this rug, and got a super deal on it, but it shed red lint continuously. So it was just sitting in the back room...

Enter craigslist.
I posted the rug at 2:30, and 4 hours later it was not only gone, but I had some extra cash in my pocket!

Someone's also coming to look at a bench tomorrow that I posted at the same time.

Hmmm...what ELSE can I post? And what little gems are out there waiting for me to find?? The possibilites are endless...and exhilarating.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Service with a Smile

As I walked downstairs this morning, I had this nagging thought in my mind that my outfit wasn't quite right. So I asked Gary what he thought. Not only did he agree, he told me why it didn't work (in wonderful Clinton Kelly/Tim Gunn style), and I walked out the door a new woman. I so appreciate this about him. Among his many skills, he also has a nack for finding the best news nuggets. 

This is not the actual clip of the news report he saw last night, but it's definitely the same footage. Don't worry, it's on our DVR, too...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

How to Fail a Test with Dignity

Forwarded emails have to be one of the worst inventions ever. However, there are those rare gems that make you giggle out loud at your desk. Somehow my friend Jules has exclusive access to these. She was so kind to send one on this week...

Some of you may be wondering the story behind how I became a designer. While the entire story would take too long to relay in one post, let's just say that chemistry is also one of the worst inventions ever. The pictures included in Jules' email sum my story up pretty well. These are the types of answers I would have given my right arm to have the courage to give on my Chemistry and Calculus tests back in my science-major days when my mind was just B-L-A-N-K.

Thanks, Jules, for reminding me how misdirected I was at that time. Also, my best regards to all of these students, each of whom have a bright shining future in art...or writing...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008