Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Penny Goes Shopping And Some Other Profound Items


1. Observation made yesterday, and discussed on Twitter and at Julia's blog....As I see it, if there was really a zombie apocalypse, all the surviving dudes would have beards. Seriously. Who would have time to shave? And not finely sculpted scruff, either. Big huge Paul Bunyan beards. Let's see what happens on The Walking Dead at AMC.....

2. I love how peeps get their panties in a bunch about certain terms....ebook, indie, author vs. writer, etc. I read a little ditty recently about the writer v. author thing (can't find the link, if anyone knows it, please tell me!), and I'm jumping right off that bandwagon. If anyone asks me what I do for a living, I tell them I'm a storyteller. Author and writer have some heavy connotations. Storyteller is sort of whimsical, romantic, and more about imagination than bestseller lists. That's me.

3. My 9 year old daughter ransacked my bedroom. She took all the good pillows, quilts, blankets, and accessories from my bed and put them in her room. (Her bed looks like the Princess and the Pea). Anyhow, I decided to perk up my room with a colorful new ensemble. Here are the before and after pics....


BEFORE: Blah. Daughter took all the good stuff and left me w/ nuttin!


AFTER: Schwing! Color! All new bedding. (Which I must now protect from Miss Lightfingers).
I'm also going to paint. What color? Blue? Teal? Purple?


4. Tonight is Top Chef Final Part 497. Just kidding. Sort of. They are dragging that baby out to the bitter, acidic end.

5. Wanna read some funky flash fiction? Check out these quickies from Tom Andrews (who I also discovered via Twitter)....love the writing, love his author headshot, and I love that he is a staunch defender of the classic martini.

Off to make coffee,
Penelope

10 comments:

Aubrey Watt said...

Periwinkle! And I'm not just saying that because it's one of my favorite Crayola colors... it would totally match the pillows :)

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Teal. Teal. Teal. I love teal. Nice stuff - I'm so glad she stole your quilts. Better keep an eye on the new quilt though. It looks steal-worthy!
Okay, now... you and I are going to hash this Rick/Shayne thing out this week. Maybe tonight with a post tomorrow.

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Teal is a strong color for an entire room. You may want to start at that teal and add some white and a tiny bit of orange as a toner.

Another thing to do is to paint one wall teal and then dry brush another color onto it. I mistakenly painted my hall fluorescent green and had to dry brush sulfur yellow over it as a toner.

Penelope said...

Hi Aubrey! I love periwinkle, too. Good idea. This quilt offers up a lot of possibilities. I'm thinking of picking a paler version of one of the colors, with ivory trim on the moldings.

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! Teal is good! My old quilt was a teal color, which Natty loved and she stole it. And the matching shams. You should see her bed! Covered with my stuff and a million Ugly dolls, too.

You are gonna owe me $20!!!!! Shayne's gonna blow!

Penelope said...

Hi Steph....I usually use the palest or 2nd palest color on the chart....really dark colors scare the crap out of me! I never understood how folks can paint their dining rooms blood red (which is a big trend in Boston)....whad up with that? I would feel like a vampire. I like the idea of using a pale periwinkle or teal with white trim to make it pop.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

You're so right. Storyteller is magical.

Awesome new spread!

So I'm reallly curious what your daughter's Princess and the Pea set up looks like.

Penelope said...

My daughter's bed has 6 blankets/quilts on it, and 5 baby blankets. She has 8 pillows, and some more extra decorative pillows (including ones with sequins). She also has about 10 Ugly Dolls, and assorted doxies and other stuffed animals. Every morning when I go up to wake her, everything has fallen onto the floor, and she is buried under one blankie, with her feet sticking out the bottom. And she usually has one sock on, and one sock off. That's my Princess!

Tasha B. said...

So, what is flash fiction? I've been seeing that term around lately but have no idea what it is.

Penelope said...

Hi Tasha! Flash fiction is a super quickie! Somewhere between 50-1000 words for the whole story. Tom will be posting a story here soon, so check back.