My toilet lost its handle on life this morning.
Luckily I’m handy enough around the house not only to know how to remove the faulty handle, but also to head to the hardware store, buy a new one and install it.
Yes, I will bring the flush back to my toilet’s cheeks. And on my tiny apartment-sized model, it costs less than $10.
Take that, Mr. Plumber.
Posted in Home, Humor, Life
Tagged apartment, flush toilet, handyman, hardware store, home, Humor, installation, life, plumber, toilet, toilet handle
About this time every year, I am amazed at the pumpkins that folks create.
Not the pies — although I appreciate those, too — but the pumpkin carvings that I see on porches, stoops and online. They just get more extreme and extraordinary every Halloween.
In fact, I saw one today that touched my inner gourd.
Girl! I hear that.
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Tagged art, design, Foods, gourd, Halloween, Holiday, home, Humor, life, online, porch, pumpkin, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, stoop
Rory and I saw many interesting things during our early morning walk in the neighborhood.
A barefoot walk of shame. A ‘professional’ photographer taking snaps through a storefront window. Twinkling pickle lights.
Yeah, that last one was our favorite, too.
And now I’ve found them online!
Aren’t you just green with envy?!
Posted in Design, Entertainment, Foods, Home, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged comedy, Dogs, entertainment, Foods, green with envy, home, Humor, life, morning walk, New York City, online, photographer, pickle, pickle lights, Sunday, twinkling lights, walk of shame, walking
Pro golfers are not shy about doing product endorsements, and during the Presidents Cup TV coverage this weekend, I’ve seen a plethora of them. But the awards for Funniest, Most Unique and Best Use of Likeable Personalities all go to the same advertiser –
Maybe they felt like they had to go above-and-beyond because their products aren’t of the golf world. If that’s their thinking, all I can say is…
Presidents Cup Captain Fred Couples
Champions Tour member Fred Funk
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Tagged advertising, celebrities, comedy, entertainment, Fred Couples, Fred Funk, golf, home, Humor, life, Mitsubishi Electric, Presidents Cup, pro golfers, product endorsements, reruns, Sports, Television, well played
I have never been good at naps.
I sleep very soundly at night, so I don’t often feel the need for one. And when I have taken one, I am groggy and dull for the rest of the day.
But today was different.
I returned last night from a quick business trip to Atlanta, and had a tennis lesson this morning. By 2pm I was struggling to keep my eyes open. Then I wondered…why fight it?
Three hours later, I awoke feeling great. And I don’t think I will have any problems sleeping tonight.
Maybe I’m getting the hang of this!
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Tagged Atlanta, business trip, groggy, home, Humor, life, nap, napping, sleep, sleepy time, tennis lesson
The next time I’m having one of those hair days, I will remember his incredible street art by Nuxuno Xän in Fort De France, Martinique.
It really works for him…don’t you think?
Posted in Art, Design, Home, Life, Photography, Travel
Tagged art, bad hair day, design, Fort De France Martinique, hair, Humor, life, Nuxuno Xan, photography, street art, Travel, tree
I think I speak for most Manhattanites when I say –
Space is at a premium.
So I am particularly impressed by these staircase drawers – an ingenious way to use previously wasted space to store everything from shoes to clothing to linens to pet food to bulk items…you name it!
I obviously get excited just thinking about them.
CanadianHomeWorkshop.com features step-by-step (he he he) instructions so you can make your very own staircase drawers. I’m not sure I would try something this ambitious, but iffin you wanna, here they are.
Now, if I only had some stairs….
Posted in Crafts, Design, Home, Life
Tagged CanadianHomeWorkshop.com, crafts, design, DIY, do it yourself, home, Humor, life, Manhattan, Manhattanite, New York City, space is at a premium, staircase, staircase drawers, stairs, step by step instructions, storage, wasted space, what's in store
Yeah, I’ll bite.
I’m half-watching it right now.
I say ‘half-watching’ because the Twitter and Facebook commentary about Sharknado‘s flaws and scientific inaccuracies is more entertaining than the film itself.
And if you are laughing at the title Sharknado, producers The Asylum have also brought Sharktopus, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, and Two-Headed Shark Attack to the big screen.
I wonder what is next?
The Shark Knight?
(c) Carla Curtsinger
Posted in Animals, Comedy, Entertainment, Home, Life, Movies
Tagged animals, big screen, commentary, Facebook, Humor, i'll bite, life, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, movie producers, Movies, Sharknado, sharks, Sharktopus, The Asylum, Twitter, Two-Headed Shark Attack
When I was a kid, people who visited our house were always amazed by all the rocking…
Chairs, that is.
My mom was usually rocking in hers, and my sister would be rocking in the other one. If either of them ever got up, my brothers or I would take over. Suffice it to say, our family room was always rocking.
We gave more than one person motion sickness, just watching us go.
Imagine if we had had a rocking bed…like this one.
We would have never gotten up in the morning!
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Tagged family, furniture, home, Humor, life, motion sickness, rocking, rocking and rolling, rocking bed, rocking chair