29 May 2008

I am an audio-visual genius.

OK, not really. But I am pretty proud of myself. A friend of ours was so kind as to offer us his old TV (and by "old" I actually mean "slightly used"). So, not only did I hook up the TV, VCR, and DVD player by myself (which is really old hat for the obsessively-video-taping daughter of a former broadcast monitor), but I figured out how to hook the husband's laptop up to the TV. Oh yeah.

Behold the splendor.

I looked up how to do it on the internet, found the right cords, bought the right cords (for a mere 11-odd dollars, mind you), and hooked it up. Now we can watch videos from the internet on our TV. All except for stuff from Netflix, because the peons over there decided to block that from working so you'll have to buy a special box from them. Arg. But other than that, it's all good. Yay!

(Also, I will preempt you from pointing out the irony of the giant rabbit ears on top of the nice, new flat screen TV. As Norman said when we first turned it on, "The static is so clear!")

24 May 2008

My Super Self, Part II (or III?)

Remember back here where I mentioned that a friend had included me in her crazy Superhero-themed blog serial and showed you a mock-up of what I would look like as SeamsJess, my superpowered alterego? Well, she's written more.

It's really long, but you would be remiss if you passed up the witty, sexually-charged repartee between SeamsJess and the Economist of Evil. Yep.

12 May 2008

Thank You cards

I made these thank you notes for a friend's bridal shower.

I'm rather proud of the design, mostly because they turned out better than I thought they would. The flowers are from an old calendar, and the "Thank You" is stamped onto vellum left over from my own wedding two years ago. :-)

What do we think? Should I make more for selling?

02 May 2008

I'm on another blog!

Quick shout-out to LilBrigid of Grey Eye Designs -- she has a great list of Mother's Day gift suggestions on her blog, featuring yours truly and a slew of other great Oklahoma Etsy sellers! Thanks, Brigid!