First off, let me say "thanks" to all who have sent words of encouragement my way regarding my current struggle with the salt addiction. I'm taking one day at a time but I'm not counting yesterday. I slipped, or rather jumped, off the wagon and bought a package of chips from a vending machine at work. These were not regular potato chips mind you, these were TGIF Friday's Bacon and Cheddar chips. I polished off the bag in probably under a minute. I won't admit licking the inside the bag before hiding the evidence in my cube neighbor's bin. Today is a new day, however, and I am positive I won't be buying any more vending machine chips. Okay, that said, let's get to today's Wednesday Wonderisms! Today I'm wondering:
Disclaimer: If you are offended by bathroom talk, look away NOW, but please return.
1. Most women know what it means to have to cross your legs upon sneezing, laughing, and coughing. You know what I mean. But why now does it seem like the closer I get to the bathroom the worse I have to go? Even when I get to the toilet, I'm doing the potty dance just trying to get my pants unbuttoned. I typically start my walk to the restroom long before I feel the need to go just to avoid feeling rushed as soon as I get into the room. Is there something about bathrooms that trigger brains or bladders telling them you have to go RIGHT NOW? Curses if there is someone in the restroom running water when I enter! Is this one of those aging things again?
2. What has America come to when there are commercials on television advertising vitamin supplements to help regulate bowel movements? Sure there have been diarrhea and hemorrhoid medication adverts forever, not mention Jamie Lee Curtis' yogurt (wink wink), but I heard a commercial just the other day in which the non-attorney spokesman actually said the words: bowel movement. I can honestly say that in my 40 years of life, I have never heard this said on a commercial.
3. Absolutely nothing to do with bodily functions. What is the difference between retro and vintage? Is vintage the same thing, only cooler? Trendier maybe? I wonder.
What are you wondering about? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Next, I want to show you the ATC I made for the Blissful ATC Swap. I haven't heard from my November swap partner, so I guess that means I get to keep my card! Sidenote: If you sign up for a swap or challenge or participatory event, follow through. It's just the nice and right thing to do. Anyway, here is my card:
November's theme was "open" or anything you like, so I chose a theater idea. I named my card, The Show Must Go On. I hand colored the black and white printing of the man and two showgirls. I decorated the ladies with some bling and then adhered the print to a piece of sheet music I had ModPodged to glittery scrapbook paper. I placed a "curtain" at the top and a bit of a scroll at the bottom. I then stuck an old ticket stub on top of everything. I really like using the old photos and either coloring on them by hand, like I did here with colored pencils, or doing it digitally, like I did with the photos in my blog header.
I'm still working hard on my items for the craft fair coming up this Saturday. I've made some smaller zippy bags and will post some photos of those before the fair, so stay tuned!
Toodles for now!