Kisses and Disses : Funfetti and BlogStomp


I make no beef about it. I’m a total nerd. Seriously, if pocket protectors came in a Louis Vuitton print, I’d wear one. Happily. But it’s one thing for ME to be able to call myself a nerd, but if someone else even implies it, my feathers get ruffled. And feathers could get in the way of my pocket protector. You know, if I wore one.

A couple nights ago, over tikki masala, samosas, and naan, JD asked me about WPPI. Like, our plans and stuff. Notoriously noncommittal, I muttered under my breath and brushed over it. Jaz, last year you stayed in the room and watched Antiques Roadshow…you should go out a little more… He went there. JD got between me and my beloved PBS. Oh no he di’ent! But he was right. Even on our most recent getaway to Napa, he stayed up late playing poker with our friends and I…well…I stayed in our room and read. I ranked -2 on the Cool-O-Meter.

I sipped on lemon water to cool the effects of the Indian food and tried convincing JD I’m working on my coolness (I plan on staying up late with empty bottles of Pellegrino, not wear heels one night, and perhaps play a hand of Go Fish…mi vida loca!). I also promised I’d go out more while at WPPI in Las Vegas next March. As long as the events didn’t conflict with specials airing on PBS.

Now for another installment of Kisses and Disses

This week’s DISSES go to:
*Poker. It makes me appear way uncooler than I really am. Honest.
*Unpainted walls. Yes, my walls are STILL not painted. We’ve been living in our home for way too long to still have white walls. I just haven’t had time to choose a color. Okay, so that’s a lame excuse. The truth is I don’t even know where to start, I keep on pushing things off. If my walls are still white in 2010, I’m flogging myself.
*Funfetti Cake. It’s staring me in the face. Asking, begging, pleading to be eaten. There’s a part of me that hopes our kitchen counter creates a black hole and that epic piece of cake just disappears!

This week’s KISSES go to:
*Izze – Sparkling Grapefruit. This drink drives me batty. Seriously, I wake up in the morning dreaming of it and if left to my own devices, I drink enough to float away.
*BlogStomp.. Okay, photographers…here’s what we’ve been DYING for! A simple, one-click Photoshop action to make your photos blog ready. The best part is that they’re customized with your logo and suuuper easy to use! With one click, it sizes, borders, sharpens, and saves as a new file. I nearly died when I started using these actions….hello easy blogging! Click here to visit BlogStomp.
*“The People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. I couldn’t put this book down. At all. I finished while in Napa and it’s been the best book I’ve read out of the books I’ve read in the past few months. Mix of facts and fiction, but a delightful read and the perfect escape from life. To be honest, I think I might have kissed the book while reading it. Okay, I did.

Happy Friday!