Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Praising the Washed-Up Stars

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a fan of Dancing with the Stars. I recently started watching Strictly Come Dancing (the UK version) and I don’t like it.

Since I don’t know anything about the stars, I can’t tell if these British stars are in desperate need of the praise that they’re getting from the judges.

I don’t think I’m going to keep watching it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

True Story

I can't kick a cat off my lap.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Last year, I realized I’d only seen one Alfred Hitchcock movie all the way through (Strangers On A Train). I’d seen bits of about 6 of his movies, and I saw the Psycho remake, but that was all.

Since I set the goal to see all 54 of Hitchcock's movies, I’ve seen 17 of them. Overall, they’re great--there's only one that I didn't like at all (Topaz--boring!).

What is your favorite Hitchcock movie? (Mine is Rear Window).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Next year I'm going back to doing my own taxes

We usually do our own taxes, but last year I received unemployment in two different states, so I wasn't sure how to do them.

We went to a tax preparation chain and they said they would have to charge us $180 each to do our taxes (I had no idea it was that expensive). Before Phil and I could talk about the price, the accountant said she "didn't think it was right to charge so much for such easy tax returns" so she did our taxes in 5 minutes and didn't charge us anything. She did let us give her a big tip.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Good Idea

Since I’ve been taking fused glass courses, I still haven’t found a good way to explain the fused glass process to people. It is a lot easier to just show photos. Here are some of my recent glass projects before they were put into into the kiln and then after. From here, I will cut these glass pieces the sizes of pendants or earrings, and then put them in the kiln again.