Friday, February 27, 2009

Morgan 0; Smoke Alarm 1

Ever seen that Friends episode where Pheobe is smashing the smoke alarm that won't quit beeping - even when she shoves it down the trash chute and somehow it makes it way back into the house? (Figure 1)


So yeah, that was me last night, with FIVE smoke alarms. At 1a, one started beeping which I was able to ignore and figured Guy would deal with it the next day when he stopped by. By the time 7a rolled around ALL FIVE were beeping. Needless to say, Gus and I were going insane. I rushed around the house removing all batteries thinking that would solve the issue. Yeah. No. All that did was made them beep louder and faster and threw Gus into an asthmatic attack. (Figure 2)


At this point I'm calling my dad on the phone with one hand, giving Gus a life saving breath of steroids with the other, and thinking about starting my day with a Jack and Coke. Carl the Good talked me off the ledge, explained what a converter box is, and let me know where mine was. (Please, don't act surprise, I still have the plastic on a drawer in my refridgerator). I flipped the switch and regained composure (and sanity).


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Etsy is the new Farmer's Market

My name is Morgan and I’m addicted to http://www.etsy.com/ Like any good addiction, it comes with its pitfalls which affect different areas of my life. My pocketbook (gee, thanks, Discovercard – just what I wanted… seeing just how much I spend on clothing and jewelry), relationship (computer in the bed makes three), and sanity (I may have accused the postal carrier of being an Etsy package thief) are all in limbo because of my current obsession. No one should go through this alone… which is why I’m spreading the crack goodness now.
Who doesn’t like having a one of a kind? Something handmade or vintage. If you’re like me – you LOVE it – and have a different swagger when you know you’re rockin’ something special. This describes the love that is Etsy. Etsy enables anyone with a creative streak to sell their product online. You’ll find everything from clothing to jewelry to creepy paintings. It’s amazing and the best part is that most people on there don’t realize the value of their items and grossly under price their items. (Shhhhh….)
I’m going to give you the head’s up on an amazing jewelry goddess that is about to launch her Etsy site:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6974226 There’s no product yet, as she’s photographing her baubles and getting ready for the impending rush but ‘Favorite’ her now… and thank me later.

I'll wrap for the day with one of my favorite 'pick me ups':



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I should know how to do this.

This blog is my attempt to make my life easier. And perhaps yours as well. I'm a wealth of seemingly useless knowledge and it somehow always comes up in conversation. Whether it's letting someone know where I got my earrings, updating someone on the fact that Nicole Richie is preggers again (okay, maybe I bring that up myself), or just rambling how I'm mad at DailyCandy.com for ignoring Charleston (DC - call me, I've got ideas).. I needed a forum. And here it is. So sit down and get ready for the sweet relief from your everyday aggravations and life.

It feels appropriate to begin with book recommendations. All I've heard about over the last three days is the Twilight series. You may be asking yourself why I'm hanging out with tweens - but let me correct you- this is coming from my very smart, sophisticated friends and co-workers who are talking about these books like they're buying them dinner AND taking them home afterwards. Because I have a hard time not jumping on a book bandwagon (I've yet to read a Harry Potter book however), I'm going to give them a try. While I do that, you should try one of these:
- Water for Elephants: Beautiful, vivid, and harrowing all at the same time. I realize I'm a bit behind the times as this has been out for a good clip but if you're slow like me - try this. You'll love it. (http://www.amazon.com/Water-Elephants-Novel-Sara-Gruen/dp/1565124995)
- Time of My Life: Have you ever wondered how changing one decision would alter the rest of your life? Have you seen Sliding Doors with Gwenyth Paltrow? This book is better. It examines what might happen if one of your 'what if's' became a reality and how it might now always be a good thing to get a second chance.
(http://www.amazon.com/Time-Life-Allison-Winn-Scotch/dp/0307408574/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235610849&sr=1-1) **Special shout out to Jen Lancaster who I ADORE and recommended this book on her blog. Speaking of which - go here: http://www.jennsylvania.com/ **

I feel like I need to finish my first posting on a high note so please enjoy the following: