Monday, January 21, 2008


I've seen this tag on a few of my favorite sites lately and thought I'd give it a try. If you want to play here 's the directions:

1. The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together

Here's mine:


Award? For meeee???

Sweet Claudia slapped me with a really cool award that I must brag about:

I must admit, I've been a bit of a slacker on good material lately and feel stretched just popping in to catch up and make my rounds to all bloggy friends' new posts. So this award, *sniff* it just, *sniff* means a lot. *sniff sniff*

But since we are on the topic, I need to know how some of you freaks do it. Not IT, I mean BLOG. Not just blog, but the amount of blogging you do on a daily/weekly basis. Sometimes I'll log onto my bloglines in the evening and see just as many blogs updated as I saw just yesterday evening!! Do you not take baths? Skip meals? Pawn your children off on neighbors to have time for this addiction?

"Go play in the street son, Mama's gotta blog!!"

Seriously, after dinner, clean up, working out (or not), making a few new jewelry pieces, it takes the rest of my evening to settle on the couch to make my reading rounds and then that leaves no time for posting on my own. To be honest, reading y'alls new posts are way more entertaining than writing my own, but I don't want to be left out! *sob*

I need a moment.

Okay, I'll try to be better. Promise!

Jewelry Questions!!!

I've had a lot of awesome compliments on my jewelry and a few questions thrown in the comment box too. I do have just a couple of pieces on my ebay site, link shown at right top of side bar. If you click on View Sellers Other Items you can see a couple others. Also, if you want to see more or if you are interested in buying, just shoot me an email: I don't normally give out my email but I trust y'all won't be begging for nudie shots. ;)

I have a date with my handsome boyfriend this weekend to purchase my camera. Once purchased I plan to take good quality shots of all the new sets I've made and post them on my Etsy site for selling. Hey Kitty - I've got most of it figured out, I'll shoot you a line when I figure out how to list items! Kitty has this precious talent for making sock monkeys. I luff them!! Go check her out if you haven't seen them yet.

Every Day Kindness

I realize now the reason I hesitated at joining Claudia in her every day kindess site. If I'm not around other people, its hard to reach out and be kind to them. Especially if there is no direct interaction with them. So I tried a simple kindness today. No laughing.

I smiled at everyone today. When I went for my weekly office grocery run I smiled at other shoppers as I passed them in the aisle. This particular store is tailored to meet the elderly's needs and so I did a lot of smiling at grandpa and grandma. And you know what? Its CONTAGIOUS. I smiled, they smiled. This one older man was a little taken back by my smile, and gave me that "do I know you?" look, but ended up smiling back anyway. I got so tickled that I played racer-cart to the next aisle so I wouldn't giggle in front of him. I felt silly doing it, but it felt good at the same time. Kind of like playing doctor/patient dress up with your boyfriend. Err, nevermind.

I smiled at the clients that came into my office, which I usually try to do anyway. I smiled at the runner who came to pick up an order for mailing and told her that I appreciated her coming out to pick our order up. I just thought, maybe this person was having a bad day and a random person's smile might take their mind off of it for a minute.

So, maybe it was a small act of kindness but it was kind. I think I'll really have to start peeking on other folks on the EveryDayKindness blogroll for ideas for hermits. :)

That's all I got people. Holla.


Anonymous said...

Super cool album cover! You did a great job on it!

Kitty said...

Oh, that's a great album cover - well done you! I must give this meme a go.

And well done on the Etsy thing too - I look forward to hearing how to do it.

Nice post. Take care. x

Grilled Pizza said...

Just added you to my favourite sellers on ebay, already seen something i like :0)

Grilled Pizza said...

I LOVE your idea of a "hot" photo for Husband for our Valentines challenge, who the hell am i gonna get to take it lol xx

random moments said...

PP - Thanks! I used to be a graphic designer, so I took way too long obsessing over it. Hehe.

kitty - Go for it! It was fun. Those links are pretty neat too. I spent a lot of time just playing on those.

grilled pizza - Sweet! Hey, the hot photo thing? Try taking one of yourself. Use your graphics program to crop and use b&w or one color mode to make it moody. I swear I haven't done this before... Hi Mom!! Lol.

-Papa said...

Oh wow, I now have smile stuck to my face. Cool, now how do I turn it off? ;P

Stacie said...

LOVE your album cover...I completely forgot to post mine! Awsome job on the award! I'd have picked you too!

That smiling thing you do...TOTALLY makes a difference to others..I can personally attest to that. The effect it has on me when someone smiles at the store (I think I've posted about that before, that may be how you and I met via blogs)

I clicked on the link to etsy but nothing happened..
maybe it's just me, I'll give it another whirl!

ps..I'm totally excited for you about your new camera!

Obesio said...

Your album cover came out great. My band/songtitle combination was, unfortunately, insipid and unfunny.

minijonb said...

That tag is bri11iant!

...when is Chromic Acid Cell going on tour?


Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I could write 24 hours per day. But I have other stuff to do. I have to drink and play video games and stuff.

Nocturnal said...

That album cover rocks and congrats on the award there Jillie.


Tookie Tail said...

Waaaaaaait a minute!! You USED to be a Graphics Designer??? Ummm we spent thousands of dollars for that degree and you consider yourself a USED to be Designer????
::THUD:: C'mere and let me smack you! :hehe: You are STILL a graphics designer!! *whew* What am I gonna do with Silly Jilly!

Open Grove Claudia said...

An award so deserved! Whoo Hoo!!

Who is tookie tail? Will she spend thousands of dollars on me? Just wondering.... ;)

I love your everyday kindness - it's perfect - good for you!

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

i am so with you on the "when do peeps have all this time to blog" deal....if i am reading blogs - i dont have time to write my own..if im writing my own...i dont have time to read others with my pile of stuff is piling everyday....;o)

great blog - i enjoy your postings!

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