Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bathroom woes....

As if  'public institution, commercial grade' John Wayne TP wasn't bad enough before.
This is what is in our bathrooms now.

My hubby said this looks like "A workmans comp claim waiting to happen."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Well Now!

I was walking across campus earlier today, there were 5 of the ladies from our maintenance department sitting at a table by the student centers cafe, talking with one of the guys from the maintenance group..  I looked over and waved as I drug my computer past their fog of smoke, and one of the girls just reached into the neck of her sweatshirt, grabbed her left boob, and did a TOTAL boob adjustment in her bra! 
Man, think of all those wasted minutes stepping into the bathroom to fix my boob issues!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Give me 2 yards....

So my friend was sending Andra a dress...  What I thought was a spring dress, that could be worn for Easter.  I was mistaken and it turned out to be an all navy blue dress - not what people here in Oklahoma would consider an acceptable Easter dress.

So off to the craft room I head - with one of Andra's tank tops in hand for reference.  I didn't want to spend any money on fabric, incase it turned out badly (as some sewing projects inevitably do!)  - then I wouldn't be out fabric $ AND a last minute dress!  (I was already going to have to go buy bigfoot some new shoes - the 2s from last spring are far too small for her size 4 to 5 feet!!)

I had some springy looking fabric left over from when I made my bible cover this winter and a zipper from another project I never finished..

A little newspaper patterning with her tanktop, a little swearing, a few pokes in the fingers with pins and VOILA dress top to try on...  When I was satisfied with the top of the dress (3 fittings, 2 sewn adjustments, and one case of mommy begging later), I jumped on google, looked up directions for a full circle skirt, figured out how much fabric I would need for the skirt, and headed off to Hobby Lobby (its like a crack house for crafters - if you've never been, I highly suggest going!). I went on a hunt for some kind of swishy skirt fabric for the bottom of the dress.  I found one that I thought was a complimentary color for the top and took it to the cut counter. 
The hateful bitties at the counter looked at the bolt of fabric on the counter and the top of the dress in my hand and said "The colors go really well, but I sure wouldn't mix cotton and satin like that..."
My reply  was:  "Give me two yards.."  (Which was the nicest way I could think to say "I really could give a crap what your opinion is.."  )
I spent about $4 on the satin for the skirt with my 40% off coupon, and $2 on thread to match the satin (which I didn't end up needing)...

I really didn't like the way the top transitioned into the skirt - and didn't want to admit that the bitties ladies at Hobby Lobby were right, so I dug out a really wide matte satin ribbon from my stash and VOILA - a dress Andra can twirl her brains out in!
(And thats actually long enough for her!!)

 I couldn't find a way to "finish" the bottom of the dress, so I trimmed off any loose threads and put some fraycheck around the bottom to keep it from fraying.. (I was totally out of time!)

I think I'm going to get a thinner brown ribbon and trim the bottom of the skirt in that, to give it a true finish.

And she matched my bible cover perfectly!

I'm not the only crafty one...

So we hated the mailbox that came with our house.   It was a really nice mailbox, but it required a key to unlock it, the locking mechanism was stiff enough the kids couldn't always get it to open, and I always had soggy mail when it rained.

Our mail lady HIT the mail box.  (OH DARN!)  (If I ever saw her, I'd probably hug her neck!  lol)
It wouldn't stand up straight anymore.  It had a metal cable running through the center of the stand, and it just kind of swayed in the wind.  LOL

So I put my handy hubby to the task of replacing the mailbox, and this is what he came up with!  (Isn't he awesome!??!  He came up with the idea, cut all those tubes and welded it all together himself!)
(Yeah, I'm supposed to be stenenciling our address and name on that box any day now...  LOL)

So as it turns out, the mailbox we hated....  They are designed to take a hit, and had we known, we could have snaped the stand right back in place...  AND when we were cleaning off the evidence of the "accident" it was involved in, we noticed that who ever put it together didn't align everything right, which was why it was hard to unlock and leaked when it rained.  So now all the things we hated about it are fixed.  LOL

Its for sale on craigslist if anyone is interested. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fun things to say to your co-workers..

"I really love it when you sit over there talking to yourself..."

Yes, I actually just said that to one of them...

Things I'm on the verge of saying, but haven't yet...
"You know, they have this new thing out called DEODORANT...."
"How do you slurp solid foods?"
"STOP PICKING THE SCABS ON YOUR ARMS WHILE YOU TALK TO ME.  And remind me to never go near your desk again..."

Ahh, its so much fun being the one woman that shares an office with 5 men....