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Saturday, May 18, 2002

a thought for today...

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He listens.
He can live anywhere in the universe, but
He chose ... your heart.

God didn't promise days without pain,
laughter without sorrow, sun without rain,
but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
~ from the Postcard Fairy board, posted by Trish

ps ~ I could use a little light for the way right about now.


9:48 AM | french toast girl | #



Friday, May 17, 2002

The stupidest darn things are making me get weepy: Ernie on Sesame Street this morning singing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon;" a retrospective on Princess Grace, one of Paul's students playing "Good Night My Angel"; and something so stupid I heard on the radio that I don't even remember what it was. I don't get it.... chalk it up to the 75-degree, incredibly rainy weather.

On the artsy side: delivering sketches for that CD cover today... it's gonna be a really fun project. Actually, there's a very slight possibility that I'm singing somewhere on this CD too, but regardless, I'm really excited about being a part of it.


8:02 AM | french toast girl | #



Thursday, May 16, 2002

A ladybug landed on my butt today.

That's the whole story. We laughed about it at work, saying that it sounded like the first line of a Shel Silverstein poem. No, I didn't sit on it; we thought it was some very scary-looking spot on my khakhis until I reached down and it climbed onto my fingers and flew away. Apparently my behind makes a more than ample landing strip when you're a ladybug. I hear that having a ladybug land on you is good luck; I guess it doesn't really matter where it lands.

Anyone who wants to write me a ladybug poem is encouraged to send it to me here.
Woo hoo! Now that my comments are back up, feel free to leave a poem there if the mood strikes.


12:08 PM | french toast girl | #



Wednesday, May 15, 2002

From the french toast girl journal...{the real one, it's leather-bound and looks like Indiana Jones's dad's Grail diary; a mixture of sketches and thoughts}

This is exactly what my hair looks like with 100% humidity.

You who know me know this look and know it well.

The next day was really windy, so by comparison I had to draw my hairstyle for the day:
The note accompanying it says, "kinda like the Princess Leia look only with aqua beads in my hair too."

Today: it's tied back in a ponytail with two blue beads, one at the base of my neck and another 2 inches down. Brandy wore her hair last night that way on Moesha, and of course, it looks 9 zillion times better on her but at least it's out of my face. More about my love/hate relationship with my hair can be found here.


3:30 PM | french toast girl | #

6 random things about me:
  1. I think that the bass guitar on "Band on the Run" is flat. I just listened to it with the bass cranked up, which leads me to believe that either they tweaked it for the digitally remastered version, or the speakers of every system I've ever heard it through in the past are faulty. Maybe it was really humid when they recorded it.

  2. The quickest way to annoy the graphic snob in me is to use the inch mark instead of proper curly quotes. {note: this doesn't count for web pages, just printed material.}

  3. The quickest way to my graphic snob's heart is to use ligatures. {sigh.} I've never forgiven Quark for not enabling them for the PC.

  4. If I had a theme song, it would be "Bein' Green", with Stevie Wonder singing "Hold On to Your Dream" in a close second.

  5. I have relative pitch and can hum middle C before playing it on the piano 95% percent of the time.


1:03 PM | french toast girl | #



Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Tonight the plan is to actually work on new projects!

In the works:
  • a CD cover for an incredibly talented a cappella group some of you might have heard of {who I used to sing with...}. Painting for yourself is all very well and good, but it's nice to do it for a reason.
  • a family portrait of three very sweet little girls
  • another CD cover that's for a contest; I won't win, but it'll be fun to do it anyway
  • my online artshow showcasing talented creators from all over, which I plan to get together this summer... I am writing up the specs now and will send them out just as soon as my email will allow {it's being mischevious again!}
  • redesigning my website... frenchtoastgirl is getting a major overhaul for its 3rd birthday this July!

    Somewhere in the midst of all this will be me, perched in my Tower Room of a studio, surrounded by paper and brushes and markers and glitter and loving it all...

    4:04 PM | french toast girl | #



    Monday, May 13, 2002

    Today's entry starts with a song {sung to the tune of "La Cucaracha"}:

    I got a Hand-spring!
    I got a Hand-spring!
    La la la la la la la....


    To help me in the almighty pursuit of organization, I now am the proud owner of a Handspring Visor Neo. It's smoke-colored. It's see-through. It lights up at night so that when inspiration strikes me at 2am, I can scribble down my ideas without getting out of bed {already done this} or waking up my hubby. This is part one of the great plan {see 4/9} to sell my artwork: get organized. I have a list of promotional websites, a big to do list, and my little address book, and it's all right there in the palm of my hand.

    cool programs:
    Sketch Pad lets you sketch and doodle right on the screen!
    Ebony/Ivory plays the piano on your Hanspring or Palm. Lists one of its uses as "impressing young children."
    Ring tones changes your alarm to Beatles songs or the highly coveted Inspector Gadget theme song {my personal fave}.


    4:56 PM | french toast girl | #



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