Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ask A Stupid Question Day

Well, it's official.... September 28th is Ask a Stupid Question Day. It's your opportunity to speak up, and to ask all those questions you were afraid to ask. All those questions that you thought were too stupid or dumb to ask, have been piling up all year long. Today is the day to unload them. C'mon give it a try. Nobody will laugh......we hope. This goes perfectly with my little column to the right --> "Things that make you go hmmmm" So I guess Ask a Stupid Question Day is everyday for me!!!

The roots of this special day goes back to the 1980's. At the time, there was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.Teachers created this day on September 28, If it fell on a weekend, they would celebrate it on the last day of the month.

So, okay... I'll start
How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign? *
How do you get off a non-stop flight? *
How do you know when you've run out of invisible ink? *
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? *
If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his Walkman? *
If a pig is sold to the pawn shop, is it considered a ham-hock? *
If blind people wear dark glasses, why don't deaf people wear earmuffs? *
If I save time, when do I get it back? *
If rabbits' feet are so lucky, then what happened to the rabbit? *

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I think I'm the queen... of totally useless knowledge.

Did you know that...
  • The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

  • When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.

  • It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

  • The Bible has been translated into Klingon.

  • Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

  • Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

  • Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

  • Elephants can't jump. Every other mammal can.

  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

I'll add 10 "little known facts" each week.... have any to contribute???

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cleveland ROCKS!!

Well, my hand has healed well enough to finally get back on my blog - and to make more jewelry! YEA!
My latest endeavor is a new series I call - Cleveland ROCKS! (ok... maybe not very original, but definitely appropriate....) About three and a half months ago I moved to Lakewood (which, obviously, is by the lake). I'm so happy to live close to the Lake! I visit it often - especially in the evenings. I started picking up rocks, that had been flattened and polished by Lake Erie, so I could skip them happily across the water. But quickly I began to notice their beauty and didn't want to throw them back in!
So I began collecting them, knowing full well that eventually I'd find something wonderful for them to do.
They wanted to become necklaces!! So I started a new series of necklaces with my rocks from Cleveland! There will be quite a few and each one is completely unique and one-of-a-kind. Here's a few examples that I currently have for sale in my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Miss Scarlet in the Dining Room with the Candlestick?

NOPE! Kim, in the kitchen with a carving knife!! My posts will be a little sporadic for a while... Look what I did!
I was trying to make a pan of bar cookies and I burnt them... so then I was trying to pry them out of the very hardened and burnt pan when.... EOW! Stabbed myself! and actually bent the knife! Chipped the bone in my hand and everything! ...the worst part was pulling the knife back out! Got a few stitches and I have to go back to the doc's in a few days to see if I need surgery on the tendons... so much for making jewelry for a while! I'm SUCH a klutz in the kitchen... oh the stories my family could tell you! So for now, it's a little hard to type..... I'll be back though!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Weird Pearls... Weird Laws

Ok.. so I made this funky necklace out of these really weird shaped freshwater pearls and I was trolling the internet trying to find out how these odd-shaped pearls are formed. I searched "weird pearls" and I ended up finding this site about Weird Laws... some of them are so funny I just had to share!
First... here is my "Weird Pearl" necklace which will be up for sale on my Etsy site soon....

Now.. since I live in Ohio, these laws are for Ohio and some funny ones from particular cities in Ohio...
  • It is illegal to mistreat anything of great importance.
  • Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.
  • It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
  • Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
  • It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
  • No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
  • Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.
  • Breast feeding is not allowed in public.
  • It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
  • It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
  • Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.
  • It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!
  • It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
  • Cross-dressing is against the law.
  • You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.
  • It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
  • A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
  • Throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.
  • Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
  • You may not run out of gas.

Aren't these a hoot??? If you what to check our your area go to!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

My Grandbug!!

I don't know why I call him "bug"... my daughter does too and we didn't even realize that we both did this until recently! She's concerned he'll think that's his real name because he seems to respond to "bug!"

Well I'm fortunate enough to live just 2.1 miles away - 20 minutes walking distance for me - to my adorable bug and I get to watch him at least once or twice a week. Last night we had a sleepover!! Yea! (although there was not much actual sleeping involved). I was able to snap a few photos so here they are!!!!

A little surprised by the camera here! >>


I was feeding him organic sweet potatoes... but he seemed to like the washcloth better!

By around 11 p.m. I was trying to tire him out and put him in his "johnny jump-up! He seemed quite happy about it at first...

but then he couldn't even hold his head up much (lol!) so I thought, "yea!" he's getting sleepy!!! (cause Grandma was exhausted by then!)

then finally around 12:30 a.m....... perfect, no?

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

National Be Late for Something Day!

Well tomorrow (September 5th) is Be Late for Something Day! I tend to celebrate this holiday everyday! Be Late For Something Day is a great day to be a procrastinator. If you are among the millions of us who never seem to be able to stay on schedule, then you will certainly enjoy today.
Being late for something is a very common occurrence, and can be caused by a whole host of reasons. Some are intentional, some are not. Fall behind schedule early in the day, and you will be late for everything that follows. Doctors and lawyers are notoriously late for something....their appointment with you! It's proper to be "fashionably late" for parties. And if you are late for a party (perfect seque here..) bring the hostess a wonderful set of wine glass charms! You can find these on my Etsy shop at

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Sold to a fellow Cleveland Etsier!

I'm so proud! Not only did I sell this bracelet on Etsy last night - but I sold it to a fellow Cleveland jewelry artist on Etsy! To me, that's very high praise and I'm still glowing! Thank you, thank you. Vintage Brooch Co. has a shop selling really cool (you guessed it) vintage items that she reworks into beautiful new (yet old) jewelry.