Saturday, April 19, 2008

anyhow, its news of sorts in a way

We are still in the figuring out stages, but I got some good news a bit back. I've been accepted into a residential design studio in New Zealand this September.The program is a week-long live-in studio taught by 4 well-known architects from both Australia and New Zealand. I'll be studying with 31 other practitioners and students from around the world. The studio is at a lodge in a national park, and the only way to get there is via a small boat, followed by wading to the beach and a short hike up to the lodge. It should be quite an adventure.

If you want to learn more, go to, and then click on the New Zealand class link. I'm also applying for the Murcutt Master Class next July, so wish me luck there.

It's going to be fun, intimidating, amazing and probably quite hard. In the words of my boss at Studio C, "this is a great honor." Actually, I am quite thrilled and honored to have been chosen, and as soon as we can figure out the cash and details for the trip, I imagine I'll be sending in my acceptance letter. Hopefully we'll be able to afford Kristie going with me. She wants to see Sydney, so our plan right now is for us both to fly there, and then me to the fly to NZ for the class, and then we'll go up to the great barrier reef for a week together after I get back. We'll see how it goes with organizing all the flights, schedules and funds. More details as they come, andif any of the two or so people who read this have been, we're taking whatever advise we can get.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

For me from you

As all of you know, my birthday is coming up next week. Don't get too excited, though, because you won't be getting anything. I like to switch things up, so for MY birthday, I will be GETTING presents, from YOU, and not visa versa. I want to be surprised so I wont put a big long list here. I'm not a total jerk, though so I wont leave you hanging there wondering what in the world to get me. I like fantastic and wonderful things, but they need to be useful, as well. And don't just pick the first thing you come across, either. Today manufacturers are trying new spins on old ideas that vastly improve upon the original. For example, you might be tempted to get me one of these.

Very nice, right? WRONG!! look at those bristles. you can't get ritz crumbs out with a soft horse hair tip like that! Try this instead...

See what I mean? The bristles are short and stiff, and are arranged in a manner to allow for deeper, more effective digging. And as a plus, its small size makes it perfect for the gal on the go.

So, 4/17.... Remember the date, and I want good cards, too, so don't skimp.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

stuff you should know about stuff that is awesome

For our Second Installment in the series, I am proud to present to you,

The Man.

Mr. Oran "Juice" Jones.

What makes The Juice so awesome? Well, two things....

First, He knows how to treat a lady.
Second, He has spectacular control of both his emotions and the english language.

You are quite welcome.

"You without me is like a cornflake without the milk."