Archive for August, 2007

Dear BlogFriends

Posted in From My Brain on August 29, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

Dear Blog Friends:

Please excuse Addict from blogging until after the holiday weekend.¬† She is going on a road trip to visit extended family in Reno. While she will bring her computer, history on similar trips tells us it’s doubtful she will be able to put together any meaningful thoughts because of slot machines, shinny things and some sleep deprivation.

XOXO
Addicts Computer

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Posted in From My Brain on August 26, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

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Previously mentioned chipped front tooth ūüė¶

#2’s bridal shower… thus the nekkid guy poster in the back ground.
It was kind of like pin the tail on the donkey!

Posted in From My Brain on August 26, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

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Previously mentioned chipped front tooth ūüė¶

#2’s bridal shower… thus the nekkid guy poster in the back ground.
It was kind of like pin the tail on the donkey!

Crazy Frank is a little psychic, I think…

Posted in From My Job on August 21, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

Meet Frank:
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I first met him about 13 years ago when I was a prison nurse and he was an inmate. 
I’ve worked with a couple of thousand inmates but I distinctly remember my first meeting with Frank. I caught him “cheeking” his meds and he accused me of using “x-ray vision without a license” because I’d caught him. And he wasn’t happy about it, as I remember he was hauled off to his cell promptly as he had a small melt down over the ordeal. Our Ward Clerk was kind enough to make me an “X-Ray Vision certificate” and it hung on the wall forever… Frank was impressed by my newly acquired certificate and we became fast “friends” from there on out.
He was released a few years ago and he lives downtown on the streets now.
He’s still nutty, but he’s one of my favorite nuts (if you don’t count the one’s I’m related to ūüėČ )
He knows that he knows me from somewhere, but denies ever being in prison… he thinks he babysat me when I was a child and he always treats me with that kindly spirit.
Occasionally I’ll slip him a few bucks¬†and it seems¬†he really spends it on food¬†(I’ve never seen him drink or drug).

One day he came into the shop to buy a soda from the machine… he was a quarter short, so I gave him one from the till. He returned an hour later to give us back the quarter. I’ve never met anyone quite like Frank.
I’ve only had to talk to him once about coming by the shop to visit (he can come in to buy soda, but he can’t hang out or panhandle by the studio).
I’ll chat with him on the street, but not in the shop. We have a deal and he’s totally OK with that.
Anyway.
Today I was telling Rori how I need to go to the dentist… my teeth need some love and the front one has a little chip that I absolutely hate. I’m very self conscious about that chip.
Not five minutes later, Frank walks through the door to buy a soda, put his money in the machine, looked straight at me and said:
“You have adorable teeth”¬†
He gave me a strong nod as if to say he was certain of what he’d said, he turned and left.
Rori and I were left with our mouths hanging wide open.

A coincidence I’m sure… but it was weird.

I’m no Martha Stewart…

Posted in From My Brain on August 20, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

My hair dresser is returning to work tomorrow after getting a breast augmentation… these thing are contagious as all get out!
I searched high and low for an augmentation (or breast) specific card for her, I thought about bringing her flowers.
I really couldn’t find a welcome back gift I liked, so I made her cookies!
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You know you’re lame when:

Posted in From My Brain on August 18, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

A)¬† You use the word “lame”.

B)  You spend Friday night organizing the tags on your photos.

C)¬† You’re compelled to write about it.

D)  All of the above.

Flickr Toys

Posted in From My Camera, From My Job on August 16, 2007 by TodaysAddiction

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I recently discovered Flick Toys…
and it’s been fun to play with!