Memorial Day Miscellany

Oh dear, it’s Monday again… but at least this one is a Holiday, woohoo!  And now all of the Chang brothers are happily married, my mother-in-law is ecstatic!  🙂  And what else does Monday mean??  It’s the perfect time to share things that I don’t want to put in a full blown blog post, but I want to share nonetheless.  Thanks Carissa for letting me be random!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

(1) Last week when I checked into my hotel, I walked into a room full of men’s dress shirts, dirty socks, and a laptop and TV on.  Housekeeping did not do such a great job cleaning up the room… and in case you’re wondering, I was promptly checked in to a different room which happened to be properly cleaned.  No, it was not housekeepings’ fault,  I was given the wrong room.  Thank goodness no one was in there when I walked in, that could have been bad..

(2) See this bad boy and this macho man pictured below??  These are my newest Polaroid babies.  Oh, and I happened to pick up a vintage suitcase pictured on the right (the cream and grey one), the inside is unsightly and I plan on redoing it, will blog about that laters!

The Polaroid Impulse came with 3 packs of 1998 film which I don’t think are usable, but we shall see.  I’m so thankful that The Impossible Project makes the film now but you pay quite a hefty price for it… at least compared to 1990.  If you are beginner to Polaroid photography, make sure to check out One Pearl Button’s blog for some great tips!  You know, I really used to be a pro at using a Polaroid when I was ten…

(3) I ate a Subway Meatball Marinara on Italian Herbs and Cheese last week.  It was topped with cucumbers, spinach (to make it healthy) and then the grand finale??  Chipotle Southwest Sauce all over it, baby.  YUM!  You think it’s gross huh?  I think you should try it first before talking smack about it!

(4) My stuffed monkey, Jojo, says HI!  We left Koko, Bebe, and Lulu at home… are we bad parents??

(5) I’m totally wanting to go on a segway tour.  You have to admit, it looks kind of ridiculous, but sooooo cool at the same time.  Have you been on one before?  Did you enjoy it?

By the way, that’s an illustration I drew up of my Jojo on a segway, NOT!  You think I can draw that well???  In my dreams!  Click on the pickity pic for the source.

(6) Got a hybrid Toyota Prius (or as my friend Christine likes to call it, the car of the future!) as my rental car last week, spent about 15 minutes trying to figure out how to turn that dang thing on.  No, you don’t just push the Power button… you press the brake AND push the Power button.  If you didn’t know either, now you can say you learned something today!  Also, drove about 2.5 hours on the highway and spent only $2 on gas, wow!

Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!  I had a great time seeing family again as well as meeting some new ones! 🙂


  1. May 31, 2010 / 7:36 am

    I almost believed that you drew the segway illustration. I was impressed for a moment:)

  2. May 31, 2010 / 8:15 am

    congrats to the newlyweds! i love the polaroid camera! i can hardly wait to see what you will do with the interior lining!

  3. May 31, 2010 / 8:24 am

    Love the Polaroid camera. When my son had his tonsils removed last year the nurse took a picture of him in the pre-op room with us using a polaroid. He was fascinated.

    Have a great Monday!!

  4. May 31, 2010 / 8:31 am

    yay sandy, it’s lovely to have you!!! your new polaroids are beauties… i’m trying to withhold envy. : ) that is gross about the hotel – thank goodness the room was vacant! the prius sounds a bit tricky… but, with gas mileage like that i’d be willing to figure it all out! wow! have a beautiful day, sweet gal!

  5. May 31, 2010 / 8:51 am

    HAHAHA about the Prius. I had the same experience.
    And I can’t wait to see the finished cream suitcase. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. May 31, 2010 / 8:55 am

    Segway tour, lol!! I saw one in Paris last summer, it was awesome. A whole group of them just whizzed right by 🙂

    Hope you had an amazing long weekend!

  7. May 31, 2010 / 9:02 am

    I want to do a segway tour too, but none of my friends want to. maybe some day!

  8. May 31, 2010 / 9:23 am

    A segway tour! We just booked our trip to Chicago for Renegade and one of the options to add to your trip was a segway tour of the city. It was crazy expensive though. One day I do think it would be fun!

  9. May 31, 2010 / 11:44 am

    I love the Prius and i think for such an eco-friendly car it even looks pretty good. I am glad you enjoyed driving it 😉 – after the problems in the beginning. It’s a bit tricky.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week,

  10. May 31, 2010 / 2:21 pm

    I’m having a SMASHING day and had a great weekend!!

    Have a fab week,


  11. May 31, 2010 / 2:29 pm

    congrats to the newlyweds!

    ps. love your polaroids and i must be honest with you, i am also slightly jealous too! LOL

  12. May 31, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    number 3 made me giggle. i will certainly be linking up to miscellany monday next week.

    you make me smile, sandy!! 🙂 thanks for being my blog friend haha

    ps i want a prius.

  13. May 31, 2010 / 7:59 pm

    I so agree with you on the segway tour — I’m dying to try one of those!

  14. May 31, 2010 / 8:27 pm

    Your polaroids look fantastic! And the little vintage case. Swoon! Can’t wait to see how you redo the inside.

    P.S. Bathurst is a town in New South Wales, Australia…it’s about 3 hours away from Sydney 😉

  15. May 31, 2010 / 9:27 pm

    I love polaroid cameras! The film is so expensive, though. Kudos for finding a vintage suitcase! Very lovely!

    I’ve had practice riding a segway before. My husband and I were going to take a tour around Chicago in one, but we went during the winter. We found out that the tour was closed 🙁 That’s fine, I guess. It’s better than being rocked by the ice!

    Thanks for the comment 🙂 Glad you liked what you read! (I still should pick up on my sewing skills from you!)

  16. May 31, 2010 / 11:28 pm

    i love your new cameras! HOW AWESOME!
    and that it came with film is too cool!
    i bet the pictures will turn out really different but still awesome!!
    i love my subway sandwiches! i am VERY specific about my sub! so i totally understand your weird combination! hahaha!

  17. June 1, 2010 / 12:31 am

    love that illustration!! And those cameras are awesome. Glad you had a great weekend!

  18. June 1, 2010 / 5:14 am

    I dont like Mondays either !!! Public holidays i do! xx

  19. June 1, 2010 / 8:29 am

    hey girl! loved your miscellany’s! can’t wait to see the weddings pics you took, can’t believe #1 happened and i’m glad noone was in the room. #2 i have the same polaroid that was given to me years ago but i need to buy some polaroid film for it. i hope it still works. and i love that vintage suitcase! great find!

  20. June 1, 2010 / 8:50 am

    Pooh says HI, too. He was happy to see JoJo again. Marv should’ve brought the others along to be part of wedding :p

    Let’s get on the segway together in Chicago – i always wanted to do those, too, for some reason.

    And did you really only spend $2 on gas? makes me almost reconsider the prius for my next car…

  21. June 1, 2010 / 10:11 am

    I’ve always wanted to do a segway tour – it seems kinda fun!! It was so awesome meeting you :)!! I had such a great time…can’t wait to get together again!

  22. June 1, 2010 / 10:38 am

    Your miscellany made me smile! Thank goodness no one was in the room! Oh how horrifying that could have been! And that car of the future sounds pretty neat! I would have done the same thing…the commercial just show that you push the button! Haha. <333

  23. June 1, 2010 / 10:52 am

    Oh my gosh! I was laughing so hard over you walking into someone else’s room! Thank goodness no one was there. Can you imagine?! Oh dear…
    Hope you had a great weekend Sandy!!

  24. June 1, 2010 / 1:04 pm

    i love this miscellany post!

    lol, i have a prius!!! i let my little brothers girlfriend use it to pick us up from the airport a couple weeks ago and she could not figure how to turn it on (the brake/power thing) so she ended up driving her own car, heh. i felt so bad! maybe good for someone who is trying to steal the car though 😉

    happy monday, so glad you had a great weekend! xo.

  25. June 1, 2010 / 2:25 pm

    Sandy, you cracked me up!
    Enjoyed reading this post. Gave me chuckles 🙂

  26. June 2, 2010 / 2:05 am

    It had to be at least surprising seeing the room like that LOL

    I love polaroid. I use to have one, well, my parent had, but when we moved it was lost!

    More people shoul use a car like this!! With all the pollution that is already, even it’s not a solution, it helps.


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