Monday, March 25, 2013

Week in Review: March 18-24

The highlight of last week was definitely a visit from my Susan friend! She arrived Saturday afternoon & left the next day. She even drove through a blizzard to see me. We completed a project we began (& failed) 2 weeks ago when my fam & I visited HER in Bridgeport. This time, we got it right. Well, we hope so. The paper pinhole camera came together lickety-split, but I have yet to get the 3 rolls of film developed. I know. ROLLS OF FILM?!?!? It's so sad that everything is digital now---only because it's not so convenient to develop rolls of film in one hour anymore. At least in my town. I haven't found a place that develops them in such a hasty fashion. They'll need shipped away & I'll get the pics back in a few days. I know. A FEW DAYS?!?!?! We had quite the hilarious time in a makeshift darkroom (a.k.a "the tiny guest bathroom the size of a small closet") trying to get the film out of the camera. It was COMPLETELY dark & well, maybe you just had to be there. We also went to Starbucks to practice taking photos in a different surrounding. (Other than my messy house.) We set the camera on a shelf & let it sit still for a 7-minute exposure. Craziness & lots of fun & I can't wait to get the film, although Susan wants me to wait to open it until she gets her copies, but I don't know if I can, & we might have to Skype.

In other news, my 8 year old daughter brought home a piece of  "inappropriate" artwork she drew in class. Each student created artwork based on an idiom they wanted to use. You know: "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." Or: "Break a leg." Or even: "The early bird gets the worm." Well, Pazely decided upon "Who cut the cheese?" as her inspiration. The students' artwork was hung up in the hallway. But Pazely's was deemed inappropriate & she had to take it down. (She wasn't the only one though. Pazely showed her finished project to some friends in class, & they decided to do their own "Who cut the cheese?" idiom. So theirs were taken down too.) Seriously?? Who doesn't love a good fart idiom? I know I do.

I'm sure you've been hearing the crickets on the blog lately. I've been obsessed with video-making. More specifically: The iPhone app, VINE. I celebrated 100 followers last week. (I'd love it oodles if you 'liked' me on VINE: Nikki Mans) I have taken over part of the kitchen counter to create my 6-second foodie movies. And the word "VINE" is commonly used now in the WhiMSy love household. The Mr. even left for work one day & said, "Have fun with your VINES!" One series I've begun is taking macro still-shots of different things & playing my melodica in the background. I call them "musical pictures". I also tell people I'm a composer now. Of 6-second songs. Someday when I grow up, I want to be one of the cool kids of VINE.

Last week I also had lunch dates & coffee dates & dinner out with the fam & an orthodontist appointment with the 10 year old & I took the girls to watch their friends at the elementary school talent show & we even had snow & I ate lots of cookies & drank lots of root beer.
And I'm so happy it's Spring!
Oh, & today is my mommy's birthday! 

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