Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Random thoughts, creations, thrift finds, & a pet peeve....

Well, sometimes I love ebay, and sometimes not so much. This time I love it! I found my little twin babies for .99. Can you believe no one else bid on them? I was floored, but oh so happy :).
This wallpapered carrier will go to Melanie's store, All My Favorite Things, in Portland......
Really bad photo of a new journal, sorry I uploaded the wrong one and am too lazy to change it.
I'll be making lots of these Christmasy journals, both for Melanie's store and my own on Lollishops....
Collage for lollishops....
Another collage for lollishops...don't you just love polka dots? There's just something so happy about them!
So here's my pet peeve (ok, it's only one of my many pet peeves).
Dh invites me to join him last week for a nice dinner (he's there on business but spouses were invited also). The location was a beautiful lodge up in Washington, and it was so peaceful and just gorgeous. The lobby was outstanding with a huge fireplace, lots of comfy chairs, free coffee, etc. (you get the idea). And the view out the windows, well, it was breathtaking.
So while dh is in his meeting Friday morning I take some mags to go sit in the lobby and just enjoy the ambiance, better than sitting in my room (or so I thought).
I find a comfy chair, pull out a magazine (where women create) and start to read, only the hear the idiot all the way across the lobby (and believe me, it's a big lobby) talking very loudly on his cell phone. Felt like I was sitting right next to him. Now I know it's a public space and all that, but come on people! Whatever happened to courtesy? Can someone please tell me where it's gone? What I did? Got up and walked outside (yes it was a bit chilly) because I was talking with my bff, Melanie, on my cell and didn't want the world to hear, or to disturb anyone.
What I wish I had done? Gotten up, walked over to said idiot, and just stood in front of him until he acknowledged me. Then I wish I would have said this: "I know this is a public space and you have as much right to be here as anyone else, but apparently I'm the only one here with enough guts to come up and ask you to please lower your voice so that everyone here isn't privvy to your conversation, which we really don't want to hear."
Man, I wish I would have done time I promise I will, and unfortunately I know there will be a next time.
What would you have done?


E. F. Swann said...

I would have said, "You know, if you just buy yourself a megaphone you wouldn't have to hurt your vocal chords like that!" LOL! J/K. But I did want to drop you a line to tell you that I enjoyed your blog; what a talent you have! All of those wonderful items you make and collect are fantastic! :)

melanie's all my favorite things said...

ooohhhh...when will the Christmas journal be at the store...want to buy it NOW!!!
I, personally, might have walked right up to him, called my bff...and started talking really loudly on my cell...oh...I am evil!!!
can't wait for your new stuff!!!

My Shabby Roses said...

Love your journal, they look great! I love it when I get a good buy on ebay!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I'm laughing so hard! As I am looking at all the beautiful things you made with little vintage children and roses...all of a sudden this horrible dude with the cell phone come in LOL. This happened to me yesterday! I wasn't in a wonderful hotel lobby but waiting for my husband who was giving blood. The guy was so loud I thought I was going to have to ask for some cotton to stuff in my ears.

Lisa said...

great stuff. i can't even believe you would say anything! you're a sweetheart.

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