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I love sharpies!!

I have a little sharpie obsession. Okay little might be considered a white lie to some. I have a big sharpie obsession. I write with them all the time… even if the task clearly doesn’t call for it. I have ever color and they are everywhere in my house. I mean all over kitchen drawers, my purse, laundry room, tool box and weird enough my underwear drawer. That’s where I keep the good colors so I don’t over use them. Sad… I know. Soooooo I was jumping around from blog to blog today and I found this!! A whole basement decorated with SHARPIE!!!!! Yup… you heard me. No wallpaper, no paint to mess with … a few sharpie markers, a vision and some time. LOVE IT!!!!

Nice... don't ya think?

Nice... fun...

How crazy is that!!!!? Continue reading

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December 4, 2008 Posted by | Cool Stuff | | 5 Comments

My Pun’kins!

I have thrown out not once, or twice… but whole lot of times that I am a pretty good pumpkin carver. I thought I should back that statement up. Here are some of the pumpkins I have carved the last few years. Yay Halloween!!!

The best one I have ever done

The best one I have ever done

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Cool Stuff, Just me | , | 4 Comments

Happy Halloween!!

I dare to say that Halloween is my favie holiday!! Now, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right up there on my list as well. But for some reason Halloween has just always been my thing. I like to think that I am freakishly good at carving pumpkins, pretty creative in the costume creations and just for kicks… I’m throwing in the fact that a couple years in a row I made the greatest orange and black construction paper garland ever!!! Best part… I put it up outside on our Victorian white grand porch… and after an afternoon rain shower… turned that beautiful white porch into a Halloween colored mess!!! Mom and Dad loved that, let me tell ya!
 
Soooooo this year… I couldn’t do my usual half clothed sexy costume thing because I needed a costume that was work appropriate. I have never dressed up at work before. So … why not!! Two of my very best friends work with me so I grabbed one and told her she was dressing up with me!! We needed something we could do together. (We thought it would be easier to win best duo award over best overall or most original) We didn’t have a lot of time… 24 hours really sooo this is what we came up with….
 My Bff Amy and I dressed up
I know I know… people have done it before. But I hadn’t! I had never worn a costume made out of a box before. It makes you laugh just to put the dang thing on. This costume definitely has its perks too!!
 
The best parts about this costume….
1) Going to the UPS store and trying on boxes. haha the sales person thought we were nuts!! I mean hello… Halloween was a day away what did he think I was stepping in boxes for?
2) It’s sooooo freaking fast and easy!!!
3) The whole costume I think cost around $6 or $7 bucks… couple bucks for a box, couple bucks for a can of white spray paint, 52 cents for a piece of black poster board and TAH – DAAAAA there you have it!!
4) Can of White Spray Pain in one hand… a glass of red wine in the other… 30 something degrees outside and your best friend along side… I have not laughed that much or that hard in a long long time. That’s worth the time spent right there.
5) Comfy Comfy clothes…. I sit here now at my desk in Black cotton pants, my favorite v-neck tee and a black fleece… and my super awesome fuzzy black slippers. Sooooo I take the box off, and sit at my desk comfy and happy all day!! haha
 
Yeah … pretty damn good costume if I do say so myself!!
 

October 31, 2008 Posted by | Cool Stuff | , , , | 2 Comments

Something pretty neato

I love love love cupcakes. Now, I may not own and iphone but I still think they are pretty cool. To tell you the truth I am a blackberry curve lover. I can’t get enough of mine and even though it has glitches here and there cause I have had it so long and have used the heck out of it… I will still choose my curve and rolly ball over an iphone any day!! However, off the subject…

What do I-phones and Cupcakes have in common??

NOT A DAMN THING!!! But if you put them together this is what you get! How cool are these???

iphone cupcakes

iphone cupcakes

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Cool Stuff | , , | 2 Comments

Old School… Let’s do it!

The whole idea for jukebox 101 came from a kicking little restaurant in Indiana. We would frequent this place for the duration of trips to visit grandma and grandpa. This place was sooo great. Not the food!! But the place… we were kids and the place was a redneck Disney times two!! No rides or anything but they did have a giant dancing and singing stuffed catfish and old school games that you wouldn’t believe. (sucks to be whoever had that job) So this place had the table top jukeboxes… my grandpa would bust out his change holder and hook me up with a dollar in nickels and we would have one hell of a time picking out all kinds of songs.     

 

You remember these!!! Super cool… whatever happened to these things? Anyone still have one? Bet you could make a killing selling it on Ebay!

 

Sooooo we did the jukebox thing, (keep in mind we were in a small town in Indiana where there were maybe 3 places to eat one being a Dairy Queen connected to a gas station, the other being a steak place called the Beef House) and knowing it would take forever in a childs opinion to get my food and this being redneck Disney and all I needed more change … this time quarters… because I had hit the motherload!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhh Yeah!!!!! It’s sit-down Pac Man!! The best kind of Pac Man in my humble opinion. Growing up with two brothers… you learned how to hang with the guys or “No Fun For You”!!! We spent the rest of what seemed like forever waiting for our food while playing this game!! Still to this day I am dying to have one of these video game tables in my house. This place would even let you eat while playing… woooohoooo Jackpot!!!

I know what you are thinking….  Having your picture taken with a giant dancing Catfish, Old school Jukebox, grandpas kick ass change purse and NOW SIT-Down Pac Man!! There can’t be much more!!! Oh but there can….

we run out of money or my brothers kick me off the box and neither of them ever seemed to lose …. sooo I was bored! The adults were still eating… what to do what to do… yeah go over to the table and find something cool to do!!! Another point for redneck disney because on the tables another oldie but a goodie!!!

Hello!!!!! Does life get any better??? I spend the last 45 minutes of our little Indiana dinner outing jumping pegs from one side of the triangle to the other!!! Thank god for Cracker Barrel and Folks still having this game or I might forget my childhood all together!!!

The adults always seemed to be glued to the old timers checker game. I like checkers… but with my brothers glued to Pac Man… I didn’t have a player two… so peg jumping it was!!

 

Some horrible peach cobbler some more peg jumping and away we went!! Back to the farm, with the tire swing in the front yard, my cousins running over from next door to go four wheelin and later on a game of flashlight tag around the barn!!! Ahhhhh Memory Lane!!!

August 15, 2008 Posted by | Cool Stuff, Just me, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Jukebox 101

I have never been one for the “club” scene. I’m way more into a bar, beer in hand, dart board, maybe a pool table … and more dark wood on the walls and floor then marble. It’s crazy to me how so many bars/clubs are going to the bright lights, white walls and hard tile/marble floors. Why can’t we get more Pub Tables and a popcorn machine between the dart board and the Golden T game?? Soooo my kind of place. This type of place goes hand in hand with live music… and you guessed The Jukebox!!!

You can’t beat a place that will let you pick what you listen to! You are making or breaking the scene with your song selection and that my friends can be a very BIG DEAL!!

More often then not people play crowd pleasers so that’s good. Every once in a while you get some crap like “I think we’re alone now” by Tiffany (why that is in a jukebox… I will never know) I was playing music at my Favie Bar last week and believe it or not they had the New Kids on the Block album in there.

Maybe I should rethink my favie bar…. hmmmm.

 

The new age Jukebox looks a lot like this most of the time. Something you wouldn’t … well I sure as hell wouldn’t call a jukebox, but you can’t complain. It gets the job done and even allows the bar owner to download that random 5 songs you are dying to get on that thing and upload them right in just like an ipod.  Super cool idea… just doesn’t have the old school charm I dig about having a jukebox around.

 

 

Super super old school!! Or it’s made retro to look old school… who knows these days with all the cool older stuff people are making.  I dig the old retro stuff… the mixers and the record players. Maybe I should decorate my entire house in retro. Or anything vintage I can come across… I think it would be cool. But I think I would get sick of it quick because I tend to have very modern taste.

 

 

And who doesn’t miss the little individual jukeboxes on your table at various diners and dives. It was like a nickel to play a song and hours of entertainment. There has to be a way I can get one of these for my kitchen counter… somehow connect it to my ipod and stereo. Yeah, tell me that wouldn’t be awesome!!  Can you imagine cooking and dancing around in your kitchen to your jukebox tunes? Have your friends over… give them a glass of wine and tell them to pick out some music on your jukebox.

Someone should totally invent that… and if its already out there someone needs to get it for me for christmas!! Please and Thank you!

The reasoning behind this blog in the first place was the negatives about Jukeboxes… only a couple.

– Why is it that when you want to hear a certain song the jukebox never has that particular song. It has ever other song by the artist but not the song you are dying to hear!!

– If you see a great Album in the jukebox and you know of 4-5 great songs on that one record… you pull it up and they only have one song off the album and its not even a hit. You are lucky if you even have heard of it at all. Seriously …. when you pull up Journey Greatest Hits you want Faithfully, Don’t Stop Believin, Wheel in the Sky…. Not Be good to yourself. Every single time its my luck that the jukebox only carries that one song off that album. SO NOT COOL!!!

– Never fails that when you put your $10 in…. you get your 22 plays for your money. You haven’t seen anyone even near the jukebox for at least an hour. So you think “No one has played anything, I’ll go play all my music and get to hear everything I played pretty soon.” NOPE…. even if you are positive no one else has played anything…. You can be in that bar all night waiting and never here $.50 worth of that $10 bucks. SAD. Soooo sad!

– Haha and the worst ever… is when you spend 30 mins at least at the jukebox. You have picked out what you think are the greatest songs ever. And songs that will get the crowd going…. maybe get a couple “yeah, great song choice” head nods thrown your way. You walk away from the jukebox and the second you do the worst song ever comes on (and you swear the volume of the damn thing kicked up on it’s own too) something just awful like “puppy love” by Donny Osmond… or even worse “wind beneath my wings” by Bette Midler!!! UGHHH…. so now everyone thinks you played that crap and totally disregards the next 15 kick ass songs that actually were your choices. Booooooooo

August 14, 2008 Posted by | Cool Stuff | Leave a comment