Monday, March 29, 2010

From hero to hobo

The marathon went great! Everyone finished, and Deb and Fawn made it in under 5 hours.

Crazy girls.

This is them after 10 miles - still looking pretty happy:

And here they are at the end, just so geeked to be finished.

The backs of the tees turned out really well. Who would have thought vinyl and spraypaint would work so well, at least on the technical shirts.

Deb says that the boards were warmer than the chilly air, and THAT's why she laid down. Sure Deb...sure.

And now, after have accomplishing her goal, she is now without a dream. She has gone the way of so many marathoners before her - that of the Sea Isle marathon hobo. Only booze can sustain her, and always champagne, to remind herself of the glory that has gone before, and the misery that remains.... And, as our friend Greg says, "pretty soon she'll start selling crack to support her running shoe habit."

For the dignity of her abandoned husband and kitty, I pray that is not the case. If you have some time, send a prayer up for all former marathon runners, turned hobos.

There are more pictures here.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

On this chilly, yet beautiful day, I have been in full project mode. I've been making shirts for Deb's marathon. I did a bunch of basic tees, a few sweatshirts and tank tops, but the best are Deb and Fawn's race shirts. Didn't they turn out great. I'm going to cheer them on tomorrow, so I should get better photos of everything. The best past is that I made one for myself, which I plan to wear to the gym, and everyone will think I ran a marathon!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today I'm working at Burlington County College's theatre, painting their set for 'Man of La Mancha.' I've already textured and base painted the walls, and obviously they've been put up. Today's project is making the walls look dirty and rotting. I have already added some different colored blocks. And sprayed some grime on the back wall. Hopefully I'll get to a good spot, so the director and designer can see it tomorrow and actually make notes. I'm hoping it won't take too much longer. It's too nice out today to be cooped up in a windowless room all day.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Grant, Elyse and I are hanging at Palmyra Cove on this beautiful first day of spring!

The Cool Things Post

This is the post where I show you pictures of cool things.

This is the vase that Grant found/made and I put flowers in.

He found the blue base at Fozzio's, and thought, with a bunch of test tubes, it would make a sweet vase. He ordered some test tubes and they came in today.

Pretty awesome, no? We actually have another of the blue bases and some more tubes. I'm thinking - tea rack!

This is the super-awesome bracelet I picked up in Princeton yesterday at a super-cool store called Niko Niko, which had, among other things, a purse shaped like a goldfish, and a necklace that was a whistle with a built in analog clock.

I love recycled things even more than I like new things.

The Elyse Post

This is the post where I talk about Elyse visiting.

So Elyse has been here since Monday, which has been great, and very busy.

We just hung for the first 2 days, but on Wednesday we went to Deb & Matt's (& Doug's) St. Pattie's Party.

Elyse and I decided to make Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Irish Creme Frosting. We also cut out a stencil to use to make the shamrocks on top, cuz we're just that cool.

They were amazing. Here is the recipe.

On Thursday, Elyse and I headed up to Princeton to hang a bit before Grant got off work and we went to see American Buffalo.

Awww.... they love each other.


Today, after hitting up the gym, Elyse and I made Earl Grey Tea Cookies that looked like buttons. Even though they turned out a little crunchy, they went very well with some Rosemary-Infused Lemonade, plus they were super pretty, which really matters the most.

So far we've had a great visit. She leaves on Sunday, so we still have a game and a half.

Right now, she and Grant are playing the longest game of Scrabble ever. At this point it's been going on for an hour and fifteen minutes....

The Work Post

This is the post where I talk about work.

I've been made the Scenic Charge for BCC's Man of La Mancha. And I've gotten to paint what feels like miles of stone:

Let's just say that if your little princess wants a castle room, I'm the one to call....

I can also make things really decrepitly crappy, if that's what you're into:

I actually did make a smaller board that we're going to make into a coat rack, with bent wrenches as the hooks. It's gonna be sweet.

I also did a really quick concept sketch for Event Central. Apparently a Cleopatra exhibit is coming to the Franklin Institute this summer. They might set up little advertising spots in movie theatres or something:

So yeah - busy busy Sue.

The Cooking Post

I've been very busy since I last posted, so you're going to get a ton of posts all at once.

This is the cooking one.

As you may know, I've been experimenting with French cooking (and still losing weight btw). Lots of butter and adventurous things I would have never tried before.

Artichokes and Roast Chicken are nothing to be afraid of!

Making really tasty food is very fulfilling, and filling.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I've been posted on the website "The Kitchn" again.

I'm making Limoncello again, and I wrote in for some lemon based recipes, because I have a bunch of naked lemons.