Monday, December 22, 2008

Confessions from the blogosphere

I'm a little obsessed with other bloggers and I've started referring to them by first name. My husband scratches his head and wonders who Benita is. She's Benita Larsson of Chez Larsson, of course. When we go to the Alameda Flea Market, we're on the lookout for Victoria of sfgirlbybay. Is this a little psycho, stalker-ish?

I'm working on posting a floorplan of our condo, like Benita's floorplan in this post: Chez Larsson: Our humble abode. I would also like to post my laundry instructions chart because it's cool but I can't figure out how to post a Word document or at least table formatting.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New blogging tool: a Nikon D40

This photo is from the first batch taken with my new Nikon D40. The camera is a birthday present from my husband.

Friday, December 19, 2008

My invisible disabilities made their mark this week

For the third time in the past six years, I tripped and fell down completely flat on my face this week. The picture of my chin is from the night of the fall and the pictures of my knee are from Friday morning, four days later. I'm actually kind of excited about the bruises because you can see them and people seem to understand how scary and painful the fall must have been. I wish that, without painful marks on my body or a wheelchair, I could convey how my MS symptoms feel and the affect of MS on my life all the time.

Monday, December 15, 2008

These people are organized

It's not just a quirky San Francisco thing. It's GLOBAL!

Santarchy & Santacon


Welcome to the worldwide Santacon nexus, the orginal resource for Santarchy events across the globe.

Every December for the last 15 years, Cacophonous Santas have been visiting cities around the world, engaging in a bit of Santarchy as part of the annual Santacon events.

It all started back in 1994 when several dozen Cheap Suit Santas paid a visit to downtown San Francisco for a night of Kringle Kaos. Things have reached Critical Xmas and Santarchy is now a global phenomenon.

You'd better watch out! Santa's coming to town!

Surreal San Francisco: Documenting the Happenings in Dolores Park

How did all these people get the word to dress like Santa or a sexy elf and head to Dolores Park?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Lexi's sleeping habits

Back in September, Lexi camped out in a box on my side of the bed. Recently, she moved into the magazine bin when I left a pair of pants there not realizing they would be a cat magnet.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I finally did it!

Here's our new clock for the kitchen. If it looks familiar, it's because I've blogged about it before. It's the Atomic Clock & Thermometer from Smith & Hawken.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Featured pet: Patches

Patches is my Aunt Marjie and Uncle Lamar's new puppy which makes her Lexi's first cousin once removed or something like that. She's a Portuguese Water Dog.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cute new glasses, bad news and confirmation of suspicions

I ordered really cute but kind of wild glasses today at Through The Hayes in Hayes Valley. They're red and purple! I failed the peripheral vision test but the really nice optometrist tried to downplay it and told me that together my eyes will make up for the blind spots in my vision. Lately, I've been telling my husband that it feels like my eyes are crossing. They don't actually cross, but it feels like I'm staring at the bridge of my nose. The really nice optometrist and I laughed every time my eyes nearly crossed when she would change the viewer from a single eye to both eyes looking. She said my eyes don't actually cross and that I'm working hard not to. Makes sense and I'm glad someone else can see it 'cuz I knew it was happening. Not sure if this is something new or just something I'm noticing lately. On the positive side, I passed the color blindness test in both eyes, something I failed in July.

I think these might be my glasses but I'm not positive.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Moving on to the sunroom

The hallway is finished and I'm tired of the hunt for a kitchen clock so I'm turning to the sunroom. My inspiration is the Flora Grubb nursery here in San Francisco and the challenge is keeping the room clean enough for a laundry room but full of plants and cool reclaimed objects used as planters, shelves and furniture.

The Container Store > Cable Shelf Brackets

Our Cable Shelf Brackets can be used with almost any type of 5/8" to 3/4" shelf. We show them here with our Driftwood Melamine Shelves (sold separately). They accommodate shelves up to 16" deep, and hold up to 100 pounds when in installed on wood studs or cement, and 75 pounds in drywall. Installation is very easy. For mounting on wood studs, we recommend using the screws included in the package and a 1/8" Drill Bit. For drywall, we recommend 3/16" x 3" Toggle Bolts (sold separately, listed below) and a 1/2" Drill Bit. $19.99 per set

It would be cool to hang shelves for plants using these brackets. I know, not recycled materials but cool nonetheless. We have the paint for the room so we could paint wood shelves to match the walls.