Sunday, September 23, 2007

Everyone play The Name Game!

Thanks to my friend Arlene who had insomnia one night, I present the Name Game. Follow the instructions for numbers 1 to 15, then send me the answers by adding them to my comments for this post. It's a lot of fun to see the results because they're all so different and funny. And if you happen to be writing a novel anytime soon, it may help with some of your character names, who knows. Oh ya, remember this is a completely scientific test!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet,current car) Cocoa 626

2.GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Tiger Dads

3. RAP STAR NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

4. DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite colour, favorite animal) Fuscia Dog

5. SOAP OPERA NAME: (Your middle name, and your birthplace ~ yes, you gotta fess up to your middle name, hehee) Noreen Kamloops

6. STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
Supda (hmm .. maybe it should Sup-Duh!)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The" + your 2nd favourite colour and your favourite drink)
The Lime Java

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) William DeWitt

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume, favorite candy)
Je Reviens-Ferrero Rocher

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Lillian Reuben

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Johnson Johannesburg

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Autumn Rose or maybe
Christmas Iris

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Grapes Crocie

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Coffee Mountain Ash (or is it Hash?!

15. And finally, YOUR ROCK BAND TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Altered ART Rain Tour

Hey! How come there isn't a PIRATE name?! That's not fair! Oh well, you can generate a pirate name by going to this site. By the way, my Royal PHAP title is Her Royal Creative Eccentric One of Self-Appointed Exalted Highness. Sounds appropriate, don't you think?

Photo: Altered OJ lid, "Her Royal Tinship of Innocent Ephemera"

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My 1st Gnome

Here's the story ... one day in the pre-dawn hours, this gnome appeared in my garden. When I looked out my window, there he was in all his glory. With suitcase in hand, he was dressed like he'd just returned from the tropics and was holding a refreshing beverage and brought a little green friend with him. I've always wanted my very own gnome, but never thought I would have one with such a great personality. Unfortunately he won't do any weeding in the garden, even though I've subtly suggested he do so. Maybe next year.
Note: (Shelly later fessed up to placing him there at 5 a.m. on that summer morning ~ what a hoot!)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

No camera therefore you get some old stuff to look at

It's like this. Presently, I am without a camera. Sad, I know. Therefore I haven't been blogging because I don't have any fun "eye candy" to entice you with. So for your viewing pleasure, I'm gonna look back at some stuff that I have on my computer picture files and share em with you. Now let's see, what would you like to see first?

PHOTO: Shelly taking a look at a train case that I altered into a Titanic theme. It is supposed to be the case of perfumer, Adolphe Saalfeld, who was an actual passenger who survived. Some of the things I included in the case were, several vials of perfume (which I gave 1912 era appropriate names), a letter with an actual quote Saalfeld wrote to his wife after his rescue, a Oriental themed silk and brass ornament that is wrapped in brown paper, tied with string and pretend Titanic gift shop receipt, and for a comic twist, I included a an actual present day tabloid with a headline: NUKES SANK TITANIC. One can always depend on Weekly World News for accurate reporting! *smile* This project was great fun from start to finish, and to make things better, Shelly was thrilled to .
By the way, in 2000, Saalfeld's perfumes were found on the sea floor there was talk that a manufacture would sell modern copies.