Saturday, November 3, 2007

When fate drops toys in your lap you don't question it. Just shut up and play with your new toy, dammit.

Hey there- it's Saturday so I know almost no one is out there. "Hellooooo....."(me, tapping on the computer screen)
No big deal- I talk to myself a lot, and I'm o.k. with that.

So, I whine about how I want the magic toy fairy to drop a spirograph in my lap, then one goes and falls squarely above my knees and below my lady parts.

This lovely petite spirograph set came via the U.S. postal service from my new favorite person in the whole world, LeMom from Momma's World.
Moms love me, and I love them back.

I love that it all folds up into a neat 4x5" package that I can tuck into my purse for whenever there is a spirograph emergency.

I think this is an acceptable time to
use the word. Yes, I think it is.

I created this art just for you.

Yes you, silly.

It's not perfect, but it was my first try and I hope to improve my technique over time.

Eventually I shall take over the Worldwide art scene with my magnificent hypotrochoids.

Take THAT, fancy pants art...guy.


Oh, and I discovered Trader Joe's today. Sweet Jeebus they have a lot of cheap wine to choose from. The six bottles for $35 more than offsets the 5 bottles for $200+ I bought on our trip.
More about Joe's some other time, though. I need to get my beauty sleep/drink my cheap wine before tomorrow.

Did I mention that tomorrow I am judging a cake decorating contest at the Mall of America?
Did I?

I will take pictures if they let me.

Who am I kidding? I totally will even if they don't.

This is Whiskeymarie signing off- Day 3 of Nablopomo.


GL'sD said...

I think your in luck. The MOA also known as the sprall of america will let you take picture anywhere you want.

TwistedNoodle said...

I remember getting one of those from my dad's club Christmas party for like, 4 years in a row. The first year I got one I loved it and played with it all the time. The following years when they called my age group to come up and receive our gift and I saw the wrapped box I thought, "crappo, not another spirograph".

Looking forward to seeing pics from the cake contest.

Shannon Erin said...

I LOVE TRADER JOE'S. They are the bestest grocery store ever. The only thing I'm not a big fan of is their produce.

This blogging on the weekends business is tough.

Christa said...

i'm glad someone out there is blogging on the weekends. i hate refreshing my google reader and finding it empty. again. all day saturday and sunday. you know blog reading is my only hobby, right?

Lisa said...

I SO wish they'd put a TJ's closer to us. Our nearest one is about 40 minutes away. Cool toy!

Butrfly Garden said...

Momma's World is one awesome lady.

Damn you, though! I don't have time to fit "stalk WhiskeyMarie" into my calendar for tomorrow!! Ah, maybe next time, sug.

Distributorcap said...

i loved spirograph as a kid -- they even had them in the 60's

as for TJoes -- the 2 buck chuck (three bucks in NYC) is actually pretty good for 2 bucks..

they also have the best coffee (super dark mexican) and i also like their pizza dough, salmon burgers and frozen burritos (sometimes cooking isnt my thing)

my cat loves there food -- and no chinese ingredients

and it is 40 yards from my apt.

Katrin said...

Oh my God! Do they let you tast those cakes? Mmmm... cake... droool... gotta go!

Mariposa said...

I love spirograph too!

Looking forward for those cake photos...have fun!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Trader Joe's wine selection is my first stop whenever I throw a party. LOVE. And holy cheapness!

Lollie said...

There are two things that I will stop for while burning through the channels with my remote.
1) Pretty in Pink
2) Cake Decorating contests on the Food Channel.
Is this the kind of competition where they have to move their creations to the judging table to qualify? If so, and one falls, can you get a picture of it and the crying, bitterly disappointed cake maker? Thank you.

Jon said...

Did you know there's a direct correlation between the decline of Spirograph and the rise in gang activity? Think about it.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

What's next? A Lite Brite to feed that unholy toy addiction of yours? A set of Rock 'em Sock 'em robots? You need help, go check into rehab, NOW!

Courtney said...

That is definitely AWESOME! I have so wanted to send other bloggers presents from time to time, but I've never actually done it. LeMom rules.

Oh and Trader Joes? I could live there. There and Target and I would never want for anything.

Suze said...

I was mindng my own business and I heard this tap..tap..tap on my computer screen. What do you know? It was my carmel-coated, hamster footed good friend WM. HI! I love your art work and am looking forward to your show.

Nocturnal said...

Heh, WM having fun with the new toy, too cool.


McGone said...

Thanks for the new spirograph-designed tattoo idea! I got it on my forearm this weekend! Except,now that I'm sobering up I am kind of regretting it...

As for Trader Joe's... welcome to the wonderful world of Two Buck Chuck (as distributorcap pointed out). You could do a lot worse for a lot more.

Fran said...

Whooooooo hoooooooooo!!!

Spirograph!! See, dream really do come true, don't they!

And you didn't even have to be that good of a girl. And not being that good is like maybe your most lovable feature in my opinion.

She was the spirographer with a heart o' gold, they said.

I am delighted.

And cake decorating? Photos now- please!

Maybe this NaPoBloMoSoLaTiDo thing isn't so bad.

For the readers.

Rebecca said...

you are totally and AWESOMELY and art prodigy. ANd when you take over the art world $200 bottles of wine will seem CHEAP.

domboy said...

I'd forgotten about Spirographs. What a wonderful, intoxicating experience they were.

Mommy Lisa said...

OMG! I need a spirograph! I love that toy.


CDP said...

That was it! Awesome is more than justified, I'm still annoyed that I didn't buy myself one.

dguzman said...

My goodness, you're just the cutest little spirographer in the world!

abbersnail said...

Holy moly, you are SO my favorite.

Also, was that REALLY your first experience at TJ's??? TJ's feeds me approximately 95% of the time. It gets me drunk an even higher percentage.

I'm Klassy.

Chiada said...

What do you mean you just discovered Trader Joe's today???? You mean to tell me that you have never been into a Trader Joe's before?!? Holy frijoles!!! Yeah, I love that store. They have sooo much good stuff, yum stuff, delish stuff. The bomb. Not to mention their cheap wine. Oooh, but I love the masala simmer sauce and curry simmer sauce and the bruschetta and the mini goat cheese pizza and and and and... the list goes on.

Back to my Amy's microwave Indian food, hehe.

Cherann said...

The trader joes in California actually carries a few of the napa/sonoma wines. I bought a Sebastiani Wine for $19 in Sonoma but the same wine was only $12 at Trader Joes.

Alright, it may have been a different year (but it also may have been the same- I can't remember), but it still tasted good.

MommasWorld said...

Yeah! I am glad you recieved the package and enjoying it. Sorry I have not commented before as I have been pretty ill. Back to semi normalness :-)