Sunday, February 24, 2008

I've moved to
Come visit me!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Still and Again

Last night I dreamt that I got remarried, but to Ryan again. In my dream, I was so sad because I was still in love with my first husband, Ryan. But Ryan kept saying how bad his first marriage was and how he couldn't stand his ex-wife, which was me, but for whatever reason he didn't make that connection. It was quite strange.
Sounds like an interesting screenplay, though. I could call it "Still and Again" - we were still married but we got married again. Cheezy - I like it.
Maybe Wes Anderson would be interested.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Faux Sushi

Candy sushi makes me just so gleeful! It whimsically brings together two of my favorite things.

In the past little while I have come across several sites that have done this:
There is chocolate sushi by Koo-Ki Sushi.
Not Martha made some adorable ones with twinkies that I really loved. Hers were inspired by The Secret Life of Food by Clare Crespo. I definitely want to buy this book.

I decided to use marshmallows, and added the "wasabi" chocolate mint and fake grass that you get with take-out sushi. For roe, I used Nerds.

They were fun to make but now I have an intense craving for real sushi.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Reverse Graphology, Or How To Create the Ultimate Signature

Creating a new signature is a daunting task, one that doesn't come up all that often. But when it does, you cannot make a split second decision that you'll be happy with while signing your license or passport in front of the grumpy city worker waiting to go on her break.
Why not develop a signature that a graphologist can examine and tell Mr.Potential Employer that you are not a psychopath in any way (I hope this is true, but I'm just trying to give you an edge).

If you want to appear easygoing, optimistic with realistic goals:
  • Make your letters circular
  • Keep the slant of the letters vertical or slightly forward
  • Be sure you can write fairly straight on onlined paper, angling upward if at all
  • Cross your t's high on the stem but not off
  • Maintain a steady, not-too-hard pressure on the paper
  • Keep your writing consistently medium or average sized

If your want to appear very professional and analytical, while downplaying emotion:
  • Make your letters slightly square
  • Keep the slant of the letters vertical or slanting slightly backward
  • Practice writing straight on unlined paper
  • Cross your t's high on the stem
  • Make sharp points on capital M's.
  • Keep your writing small but not tiny

If you want to appear like an artistic dreamer:
  • Make your letters squiggly and irregular
  • Keep each letter separate (but not printed)
  • Make the slant of your writing 60 to 70 degrees
  • Try to write fairly straight on unlined paper, but not rigidly so
  • Keep your writing large
  • Use heavy pressure and thick lines
  • Cross your t's lightly on the top of the stem
There you are. Create your very own (very telling) scrawl.
The question is, if you can change how you are perceived by changing your writing, can changing your writing change who you are?
Enter graphotherapy - the practice of changing a person's handwriting with the goal of changing features of his or her personality.
If your writing doesn't put you in the best light, look into that.
And then drop me a line.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

the ideas in my head outnumber the slices of salted cucumbers in my belly, which is saying a lot.