Wednesday, April 29, 2009

#27 - Day 147

Word of advice:

If you see a pipe sticking out of your roof, it's there for a reason. If for some reason, that pipe breaks, you can't just replace it with an old green bean can. I am sorry to break it to you, but you are not MacGyver and that will not work.

#27 - Day 146

New door knobs: check!

All the painting's done, all new hardware installed, just a few minor details and my house is going to be ready! There is an awesome sense of accomplishment when you use your own hands and time and energy to fix something. I am by no means one of those dainty little women who can't do anything for herself! 

#27 - Day 145

The best part of the corn dog.

#27 - Day 144

(It counts as the next day if it's after midnight...)

Haven't hung out with these guys in forever. They will forever be known as Ian - "the guy who fell in the pool" and Dustin - "Munsingwear".

P.S. I hate how the Original Penguin Men's line is so much cuter than the Women's line... with the exception of this dress.

#27 - Day 143

Patti turned 21 on Friday!

#27 - Day 142

This cat was giving me the stare down the entire time I was on it's neighbor's roof.

I am definitely a dog person. Cats are way too snobby for my liking. 

#27 - Day 141

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

#27 - Day 140

What the crap? You have to have scissors to OPEN the scissors!

#27 - Day 139

One thing that I love about my new house is that the landscaping is already done. I have zero green in my thumb. I am fairly proficient in watering, so hopefully I will be able to maintain all the work done by the previous owners.

When you buy a house, you often find random stuff that is left behind by the previous owners. When I lived with Christina, I found a brand new Pampered Chef saute pan and spatula in the attic. At this house, I found shiny black snakeskin print fabric safety-pinned into a bag, cat food stuck in cracks of cabinets, and this little Buddha figurine. 

It cracks me up and has become one of my favorite things in my yard. I don't know how he does it, but this little Buddha stays put during Oklahoma winds and hailstorms. 

I have thought about adding some other little trinkets to the garden, but I don't know if it will snowball... I don't want to become the neighbor with the big deer figurines in her front yard. Although I would take a deer over this.

Unless it was Halloween. Or April Fools. I would plant one in front of my neighbor's house and stake out the house so I can capture her reaction on video. Then I would submit that to America's Funniest Home Videos and win the $10,000 because that would totally be funnier than a video of a lizard crawling up a kid's nose or a video of a toddler hitting his dad in the nuts while playing t-ball. Besides, those types of videos are SO staged. They are staged, yet they try to pull it off like it wasn't. Lame. Tom Bergeron needs to get his act together and feature more zombies on the show. 

That's it. I'm totally going to buy 15 of those zombies. Sweet, they are totally in stock! Wait. 15 might get a little expensive. I wonder how much plaster it would take to make Abby-shaped zombies. I could make a mold and make hundreds of them and place them all around OKC. They could be like those buffalo statues all around town. Companies can pay me to paint an Abby-zombie with their logo on it. Their sales would quadruple and I would become rich and famous! Cha-Ching!

#27 - Day 138

Found this lovely 8mm movie camera at the Rink Gallery. I just need to find some film and a projector and I'll be set! 

I love winding it up and hearing it run. So much more fun than taping with a digital.

#27 - Day 137

How do you like my living room furniture?

#27 - Day 136

I'm shopping for new floors. Instead of writing down prices to compare, I take photos with my iPhone. Lazy? I think not. 

#27 - Day 135

Reading fashion blogs instead of going to sleep... When will I learn?

#27 - Day 134

Quickie anyone?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

#27 - Day 133

The painting never ends. 

#27 - Day 132

One thing about my job is that I go to random people's houses every day. On Monday I saw this hole in an NBA player's home. I would say who it was and would even post pictures of something other than their ceiling, but I am not a) the paparazzi or b) wanting to get dooced.

I wouldn't have even known whose house it was if someone wouldn't have told me. I recognized the name, but knowing me, I would have walked up to the house and just thought, "Hey that guy is really tall."

#27 - Day 131

Didn't notice this til I uploaded the pic, but Brayden is 1 finger away from flipping me off or doing the shocker. Awesome. What have you been teaching my nephew, Phyllis? :)

#27 - Day 130

MattE came over to help paint. This photo was taken late in the evening... after too many paint fumes and tummies full of chocolate chip cookies.

#27 - Day 129

I wonder how many rooftop photos I'll post this year...

#27 - Day 128

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

#27 - Day 126

There's a hail hit for ya. 

There's also a finger in need of a manicure. 

#27 - Day 125

Easiest claim of the day: Take a photo of this brick wall that some chick ran into with her car. 

Why can't all my inspections be like this?

#27 - Day 124

Closet floor in desperate need of some attention. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

#27 - Day 123

Cadbury eggs are the best. But only the caramel kind. The other ones kinda weird me out. If they really wanted it to look like an egg, they should have made the outside white chocolate. Hear that Cadbury? That's an amazing idea. If you want to hire me for more brilliant candy ideas, just email me. I think I'd be able to work it into my schedule. As long as I get free sweets whenever I want... and you somehow make it to where none of the calories stick... oh yeah, and free dental insurance. Gotta stay away from those cavities.

#27 - Day 122

Pipe break. 

#27 - Day 121

Chinese food & paint chips!

#27 - Day 120

I found this lovely twine wallpaper in my bathroom. Pretty gross & pretty impossible to get rid of. 

The joys of making a house a home. :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009