Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Stacey!

That's right folks, this little lady just got one year cuter today. Is that possible?

Turns out it is. The law of cuteness has officially been defied.


And as always Weezer has to butt in ....gosh!..What is it now Weezer..


Oh Weezer, you rascals. _

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Shawn

A very happy birthday to my dear friend Shawn who loves zombies and 60s monsters of all sort. Hope you and Nicole do something Rad today! -Barbie

Friday, March 25, 2011

Flashback Friday



Charley & Humphrey were/are one of my favorite local childhood memories!
They taught me many lessons including the one above.
To this day I still know all the words to this PSA including the fantastic line...GLUE, I need GLUE!

And.....

Just because I'm lame and can't resist here is a local commercial that played all the time when I was growing up.
It is SOOOOO Bad in all the best ways.
Notice the woman in the middle doing all the heavy lifting about to drop him. She kills me every time.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

You Tell it Miss Yvonne


Let me tell you today I do not feel wonderful.
But I love me some Miss Yvonne and she makes a great point.
What is the easiest way back to the road to wonderfulville?
Looking your best from hair all the way down to feet.
When you look great you feel great and eventually wonderful.
Today is a lost cause for me but tomorrow will be an adventure.

Here's to hoping you feel wonderful!!

PS - If you grew up in the 90's like me the perfect mope music will always be the song "dreams" by the Cranberries:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Under Construction

So what do you do when a vital block of the foundation you were built on is removed.
Loose footing and crumble or balance and rebuild?

Honestly some days a little of both,
but without a doubt I choose balance and rebuild.

So bear with me my handful of readers while I slowly try to invite back those things that make me happy and inevitably balanced.
My life as always is under construction.
I spent most of last week doing what I do best - Analyzing.
Where I'm at, Where I want to be, What I expect from myself, What is reasonable, lists, goals and so much more.
Roughing out a blueprint for the next few months.

Here is just a taste of what my construction crew has to deal with:

Working on my book dummy illustrations
(I haven't touched this since the move and its long overdue)

Hitting the Gym after work
(Like it or not I always feel better after)

Do more Non-structured Crafts and Art
(It's important to remember not to put limitations on art from time to time)

Go back to my hardcore Agro Vegan diet
(Yummy Yogurt I'll always love you, but let's just be friends)

Volunteer
(I only have 1 more class to complete in April and then I'm a full fledged Cat Volunteer at HSSV)

Get a full nights Sleep
(HA! a fantasy I know but I just like seeing it up here)


So there you have it.

I do want to take a quick moment and say I now truly understand the "It takes a village to raise a child" analogy.
Only replace child with person and picture a Village of your own making.
Thank you to those in my Village. I am lucky to have you and am grateful for your support.
You helped to hold up my foundation when it needed it the most.

And to my cats, the lights of my life........Whoever turned on the coffee maker when I was in the shower is in BIG FAT TROUBLE!



That is all.
_

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dan "The Man" Miller ~ My Dad

Daniel David Miller
"Mr. Sunshine"
April 20th 1924 - March 7th 2011

My father who I love more than anything died today.
Although I already miss him terribly I am grateful he is finally at peace.
And of course now that he is gone all I want is to see his big blue eyes and feel his crushing lumberjack hug.

Love you forever Dad
-Barbie

Friday, March 4, 2011

What am I enjoying lately?

When life is lousy I usually resort to a cheezy playlist that makes me smile.
Right now that includes a heavy dose of the Bee Gee's.
What's even better than that? Why the SNL skit "The Barry Gibbs talk show" ridiculously hilarious.
Here's a taste:

Sorry the quality is so bad but it is worth it!


Just in case you couldn't make it to the Cruz Bustamante line -