Saturday, December 27, 2008

Drum roll please...

Here's a couple of pictures of Burin, me, and the 28-week belly on Christmas day at the elder Nowell household. Please forgive my general swollenness.. well, for obvious reasons, and then I had a cold, so I was sniffly, coughy, and sneezy (and still am) so my face looks like a mess.

Everything is still going pretty well with the pregnancy. I had an appointment a couple of weeks ago and everything looked really good. I had to do the glucose tolerance test, they checked for anemia, etc. and all the levels were great. I also had to get a shot because I'm Rh-negative, and will more than likely have to get another one after the baby is born. :(

They also did another sonogram, and the baby looks good. The tech could even tell that she already has some hair on her head! :) I can't wait to put tiny little baby bows in her hair. And do a little water spout ponytail on top of her head. Of course I would never do these things to myself, only tiny helpless little people that it actually looks cute on.

And now the moment you've all been waiting for: her name. Now keep in mind that this is not typed onto her birth certificate with a typewriter just yet, but it's the name that we think we're going with. I'll explain each one individually. (Got a while?)

First name: Macy

No, not after the department store, Macy Gray, or William H. Macy. We just like the name, it's a little different, it's only two syllables, easy to pronounce, and it's short (up against her gigantizoid last name). Also, when I was looking at the Nowell family tree (after we had decided on Macy), I came across a Macy Nowell who was born probably in the late 1800's/early 1900s, and was my great-grandfather's brother's daughter. How cool is that?! So it's a family name too.

Middle name: Blair

It's Mom's maiden name. Simple as that. And it's pretty.

Middle name #2 (yes, that's correct): Bunman

Pronounced boon-MON, it's Burin's mother's first name. He really wants her name to be a part of the baby's name, and his mom meant the world to him, so I can understand and oblige (I guess) :) Plus, she can just use the middle initial B, which will go for either middle name.

Last name: N.

Sooo.. there you have it.

Macy Blair Bunman N.

Lord help the poor child. ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


There's a snowman next to my Christmas tree!


Orrr that's possibly just me at 25 weeks/6 months. Only gonna get bigger, folks.

Here are some names that have crossed our minds: Sophee, Aven, Brooklyn, Macy, Brighton, and for possible middle names, Kate and Blair. Let us know what you think!!

(Also, see post below if you haven't already!)


Monday, December 1, 2008

Going private

Sooo I think over the next couple of weeks I'm going to make my blog private. If I am related to you, friends with you, or went to school with you, and you would like to be on the list of 'allowed' readers, just send your email address to me at brandinowell at gmail dot com and I will send you an invite and add you. You will have to have a Google account to sign in though, but if you don't have one, you can sign up for one when I send the invite. Thanks.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

It's a GIRL!

Ok, well - as you can (or cannot?) see - I'm having a girl! {which i'm sure the whole universe knows by now...} I had an appointment on Thursday and found out I didn't have a sonogram scheduled until my next appointment, but I got out my puppy eyes and talked them into doing it on that day instead! :D As soon as the picture came up on the big screen, Burin and I both saw it at the same time, but I was speechless and was waiting for someone to confirm that it was a girl! We are too excited though, and I can't wait to start shopping for shoes and clothes! She seems to be healthy though and is still kicking and dancing up a storm with these feet of hers, and I'm loving every minute of it.

In other pregnancy news, I have now invested in Zantac and Tums, and it's becoming increasingly harder and harder to bend over to put socks and shoes on and to get in and out of the Pilot. And some days I feel like I'm already waddling (I'm 'only' 24 weeks, y'all). I will work on an updated belly shot soon!

Last but not least, I'm back home for good now, and have been for a couple of weeks! Burin flew back out to CA today to pack up the rest of our stuff, and he and his friend will be driving back here over Thanksgiving. :)

PS - no names yet. We're working on it! If you have any ideas, throw them our way. Unless you're S&D and can only come up with names like Bessie and Bertha and Brangelina. :P

Monday, November 3, 2008

Remembering Mr. Perkins

Some of my earliest memories about Amanda's dad, Mike, involve him sitting at his work bench, working on some false teeth in his lab at their home, wearing those headset magnifier glasses, and going out on the boat those few summers. We'd stop at the gas station to fill up and get some potato chips and drinks, and head to the reservoir. It was there that I first attempted water skiing. He would eventually trade in his boat and his little truck for a convertible Mustang, and several years later, he would trade in his dental lab for an 18-wheeler and the open roads of the United States.

He was an avid Pearl "Pirate" Band groupie parent, and rarely missed a football game or band competition.

He was a pretty cool, laid-back, funny, easygoing man. A man whose 'vices' were Waffle House, Marlboros, and Necco candy wafers.

This is the last time I saw him. October 31, 2006, at Amanda's wedding.

He passed away last night, and he will be missed.

Please keep Amanda and her family in your thoughts and/or prayers.

Monday, October 27, 2008

"When are you moving back?!"

Man, if I had a dime for every time someone has asked me that! :D haha.. it's good to be loved.

Here's my schedule (drum roll please):

November 7 - Flight from LAX > JAN. I'm bringing Moby and coming home! (for two weeks.)

November 22 - Flight from JAN > LAX. Burin, my dad, and I fly back out here to CA, pack up the car, and my dad and I are driving back to MS over the next three days or so, hopefully making it back by Thanksgiving day. Burin is thinking about going back to Bangkok for a couple of weeks, so he won't be coming with us. He'll come back to MS in his own time. ;)

And there you go.

Monday, October 20, 2008

What was that?

You're ready for a non-baby related post? I guess I can oblige. Here we go.

Things I will miss about California:
  • the shopping - so many places to choose from!
  • In-N-Out
  • all the beach cities - so cool!
  • the weather - not too hot, no humidity (though I really do miss thunderstorms)
  • the diversity
  • Taco Surf - a really cool local Mexican restaurant
  • Trader Joe's
  • all the places to go and things to do in general

Things I will NOT miss about California:

  • traffic
  • smog
  • El Pollo Loco commercials - most annoying jingle EVER
  • this house - the ants, the street noise, the bad electrical wiring.. ugh
  • the rumble of fireworks off in the distance coming from here at promptly 9:30pm almost every night
  • skunks - omg the skunks
  • earthquakes - one was enough for me, thanks (though tornados are much scarier)
  • 1850 miles

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good trip home

I had a great time at home last week. I had several appointments and got to see lots of friends and family! :)

On Monday morning I had another pre-natal appointment and they did another sonogram. However, the baby decided to be stubborn and uncooperative, so we still don't know if it's a boy or a girl (hmm... stubborn and uncooperative.. a boy?!). ;) Maybe they'll do another one at my next appointment on 11/13.

The stats: the baby weighs 9 ounces, heart rate was 164, and my due date (as of Monday) is March 14!

I made it back safely to CA last night. At one point on the plane I looked down and noticed that one of the tiny diamonds in my engagement ring had fallen out. I am so disappointed! I guess we will see if the store can replace the stone. I hate dealing with things like this.

On a better note, I got my hair cut today and it was long overdue! It feels sooo much better.

I'm pretty tired and I may quite possibly be going to bed soon. (It's not even 9:15.. ugh). I'll blame it on jetlag rather than the fact that I'm now 30.

Friday, October 10, 2008

That's it.

It's official. I'm officially a pregnant person. I'm now the (proud?) owner of maternity pants.

Oh yeah.
Stylin' and profilin'.

(no, this isn't me. everyone knows i'm not that tall and skinny!)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

..And the baby was kung fu fighting!

The baby was doing a little kung fu today and Burin was able to feel it move a couple of times! Wow!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


So, things are going along great! I'm 16 weeks today, and I have safely made into my second trimester. Yesterday I reached a pregnancy milestone - I think I felt the baby move! It was kinda funny though, because in my pregnancy book and on online baby sites, they say that you will be able to feel the baby move somewhere between 16 and 22 weeks, but first time mothers might not feel it so early (as 16 weeks). So I was all lounged out here in the living room with my feet propped up on the coffee table and my laptop kinda resting on my belly, when I felt a little *poke* and then another little *poke* a few inches below my belly button, right in the center. It was definitely not something I have felt before so I'm pretty sure it was the baby. I told Burin as soon as it happened, and he nonchalantly said "I think it's too early for you to feel - go use the bathroom." :D But, I think I finally have him convinced, and now he can't wait to feel the baby move! I also felt another little poke followed by some flutters last night. :)

I haven't gained but about three pounds since I found out I was pregnant, so I guess that's not too bad, but I know it's coming, one way or the other... I'm not in maternity clothes yet, but I will very soon be going out to find a BellaBand. I've been sitting around the house with my jeans unbuttoned and I'm sure before I know it, I'll be walking around with them unbuttoned too! So, BellaBand it is - stat!

I've been looking online a lot for baby bedding and I think I finally found one that I think I might go with, which could be for either a boy or a girl. I'm not going to post it just yet until I either know for sure, or until I buy it, because I kinda want it to be a surprise for Burin (because of what's on it and what it symbolizes) :) I think it would be neat though. But fear not! I will for sure be posting something one of these days about what bedding we're getting.

I've also been on a mission to find a baby memory book, and I think I found one I like at Borders, but it didn't have a barcode anywhere on it. I think it was probably supposed to come in a box, which was nowhere to be found, so I didn't bother with it. I'll see if I can find it somewhere else or maybe on Amazon, and in the meantime check out other baby books and compare them all. The baby book is something my mom did for all of us, and I without a doubt plan to do one for mine too! It's always fun to look at them every few years or so and see my 'firsts' and my measurements and locks of hair, etc. I need to get one soon though so I can start on it (the part leading up to the birth) before I start to forget stuff.

My second pre-natal appointment is coming up on 10/13, the day before my big 3-0!! They're supposed to be doing bloodwork at this one so it's not going to be too fun. :(

Monday, September 22, 2008

15 Weeks

I'll consider this my first official prego picture. Do you spy a baby bump? :)

Friday, September 12, 2008

In case you haven't heard...

We've got a baby on the way, due in mid-March, and we are all terribly excited! I am 13 weeks right now and I'm not really showing yet, but when I do start to get that baby bump, I'll post pics.

I had my first pre-natal appointment on September 4, and everything looked great. The baby looked healthy and was doing acrobatics, martial arts, gymnastics, something! The baby was so excited to see us that its arms and legs were flying everywhere - it was so cute! And the heart rate was 162 which is really good.

I cannot wait to find out if our little bean is a boy or girl! Then I can really start focusing on names and nursery themes/colors! :D

It also occurred to me yesterday that I'll be celebrating the next Mother's Day!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our New Favorite Place

Over the weekend we went down to our new favorite shopping center in Rancho Cucamonga called Victoria Gardens. It is the neatest place! It is like an outdoor mall/village type shopping center, and there are tons of retail shops and restaurants. There's also a movie theatre and cultural center there. It's very kid and family friendly, and they have this little park area where they have different events on the weekends.

We went on Saturday and were there for a few hours. As we passed by this park area, we heard some live music so we decided to sit for a while and listen. This girl's name is Brooke Ramel, and she was very good - she sounds just like Jewel! She mostly did covers and took lots of requests, but she does have some songs of her own. Her songs have been featured in a couple of movies and a plethora of TV shows, like the Gilmore Girls, Six Feet Under, Charmed, and Dawson's Creek.

As you can tell, the kids loved her and they loved sitting on the steps right in front of her. It was so cute when she played a more upbeat song and all the kids started dancing around! This photo is a bit grainy, but these were two little sisters that were close to us and they were so cute!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ants are going to pick me up and carry me away.

Any day now, I'm just waiting for it. I'm waiting for my chair to slowly start gliding across the floor.


They are everywhere. Mostly in the kitchen, but it doesn't matter. Upstairs, downstairs, wherever. I have put probably twice the legal amount of insecticide out in the yard, I have somewhere in the neighborhood of, ohh, 30-something ant baits on the floors, counters, and cabinets. I'm sick of having to keep my cereal and Blow Pops in the refrigerator. I try REALLY hard to keep my counters clean and to keep Moby's little eating station cleaned, but NOTHING IS WORKING.

What's the next step? Get used to them already, or call the exterminator? Because apparently my extermination skills are lacking.

HALP. :(

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


5-7 seconds. That's about as long as it lasted. 5-7 seconds.

I knew sooner or later we'd experience an earthquake, seeing as we are in California, and today was the day. I was in the shower (yes, the shower, of all places) and had just picked up my face wash bottle when I felt a bit of a jolt, I guess. My initial thought was that it was a truck bumping/passing by, as we do live right by a semi-busy road. But the longer it lasted, I knew it was a quake. So what did I do? Just stood there. In a glass shower. And "watched" the shaking and listened to the house creak and crack. As soon as it stopped, I stood there and yelled "HONEY!!!!!" as if to expect Burin to come "rescue" me or something. So I grabbed my towel and ran out of the shower and ran downstairs to where Burin was. The whole time, he was down here yelling "Brandi!!! Where are you?!?!" But of course I couldn't hear him for the shower.

Burin had gone to work for a little while this morning after having been on call last night, and got home and got into his comfy clothes, a t-shirt and undies (teehee). He was sitting in one of the chairs in the living room and he said with the initial jolts, it felt like someone had hit him in the back, or pushed the back of the chair and made him jump. When he figured out what it was, it didn't take him too long to get his jeans back on! I think he felt it more on the ground floor, which makes sense I guess. He said he had felt an earthquake in Thailand a long time ago and this one was worse.

But man, it was crazy! I was shaken up for a good two hours afterwards. Nothing fell off the counters or anything here and as reported on the news, there has been no major structural damage and no injuries anywhere. There has been some cosmetic damage and some groceries off the shelves at stores closer to the epicenter, but nothing too bad, thank goodness. I'm just glad I wasn't in one of the tall buildings in downtown LA, where they said the buildings were swaying. Can you imagine.

So after a few minutes when things calmed down, I called mom and told her about it, and then went to very quickly finish my shower because I was afraid aftershocks were coming, but we never felt anymore. They said that this one was the worst in 14 years, since the Northridge one back in 1994, which was a 6.1 and killed something like 72 people and injured hundreds more.

Hopefully this will be our last quake to experience, and if not our last, maybe it's the worst we'll experience.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Update update!

We're still engaged! But no wedding plans yet. At all.

Tenneille came out and visited me a couple of weeks ago and we had a blast! The day she got here we went to Universal Studios, which was a lot of fun. Now, I'm not a fan of The Simpsons or anything (and I'm especially not fond of the "are we there yet?" commercials), but that new Simpsons ride was frikken awesome! I wanted to do it again but did not want to stand in that line again. Most of the other rides and attractions there was pretty cool too. Another day we went to Disneyland, which was ok, just a lot of kids and kiddie stuff. Most of the rides there were pretty amazing though. And OMG! we saw an actor there with his kids and a couple other people. His name is Rick Gomez and I only know him as Dave from the sadly-cancelled TV show "What About Brian," which was on for only a couple of seasons, last year maybe. He also had a very small part in that Transformers movie.

What else did we do. Oh! We went to The Price is Right! (I know, we're sooo cheesy). But it was so much fun! The waiting process was long and ridiculous, as in we got there before 6am to attend the 1pm taping. It was pretty rad though, and the studio of course looks so much smaller in person than it does on TV. The show came on yesterday morning and I saw us a couple of times!

The rest of the time we just rode around (because gas is just sooo cheap here) and went up to Malibu, the Santa Monica Pier, Huntington Beach, Hollywood, etc. Next time we'll try to make it to Jay Leno or something.


Monday, May 12, 2008

Headed Back to the Land of Thai

Well in about 24 hours we're headed back to Bangkok! We'll be gone for one week and are going for his brother's wedding which is next Sunday the 18th. I'm actually kinda looking forward to this trip because the last two were for unfortunate reasons and they were just very emotionally draining.

Anyway, it's our first trip as an engaged couple.. aawwwww. I know, I know... *gag*


Friday, May 2, 2008

A new day, a new month, a new... relationship status?

Ok I'll get right to the point WE'RE ENGAGED (as most of you know by now)!

Eight years on and it finally happened! We had of course been talking about getting engaged off and on over the years. We always knew we'd eventually get married, it was just a matter of starting the process and making it official, and now seemed like the 'right' time. We just wanted to make sure we were the one for each other! :D

So we went shopping for our rings last weekend in Hollywood at a shopping center called Hollywood & Highland. We had kinda looked in this store called Teno before and both remembered that we really liked their jewelry. It's a German company and everything in there is stainless steel and has a really modern and unique feel to it. We 'bought them out' so to speak, and ended up getting both my ring and band, and his band as well. No, this isn't your traditional engagement ring, but hey, when have we ever been traditional? hehe.. I love it. :)

I didn't get to wear the ring right away though, because Burin wanted to have a proper proposal and had in his mind how he wanted to do it. He happened to be off work yesterday (May 1), so we went to Seal Beach yesterday morning and luckily there was nobody really around (or we would have had to find someplace else because we all know how modest I am and don't like to cause a scene!). So he quickly got down on his knee in the sand by the water with the seagulls as our witnesses and asked. And that's when I said those three little words:

"It's about time." :)

Afterwards we went to have brunch at a restaurant that was right there on the water, and then went on about our day. And that was it.

We'll more than likely have the wedding in MS because we all know Doris ain't gonna get on a plane and come out here :P .. and we're thinking around August/September? I'll keep everyone posted with the details as I know them!

So, back to reality, everything has been great out here in CA! We're loving it. The gas prices, not so much. Tenneille rode out here with me when I moved in mid-March, and we had a blast the two days she was able to spend out here. We did a touristy Hollywood tour on one day and went to a taping of Deal or No Deal the next day. That particular episode (Star Wars-themed) actually aired this past Monday night and we were able to see ourselves a few times in the audience! Other than that, Burin and I mostly hang around here, though we have ventured out a time or two and rode along the Pacific Coast Highway, which in some areas has amazing views of the Pacific from a cliff. One of my favorite things to do is go to Hollywood and ride along Hollywood Blvd. or especially the Sunset Strip, look at the neat shops and restaurants, and watch for celebrities! LOL.. haven't had any sightings yet though, unfortunately (except for the time that Forrest Whitaker was on the same plane as I was coming from Memphis to LA). Maybe one day....


Monday, March 3, 2008

What now.

Well in my last post I guess I failed to mention that I was finally back at home for a little while! It was SO nice to not have to do a thing for an entire week.

On Wednesday though, I will be flying with my cat (as a carry-on, lord help me) out to California to get him settled in, and I will be back here in MS next Tuesday night (the 11th). Then, if the plans don't change, Tenneille and I will be leaving out next Friday afternoon with the Pilot packed up with as much stuff as possible and driving out to California and hopefully we'll arrive that Sunday afternoon. Tenneille will be flying back on Wednesday morning, and I will be staying out there! I'm sure it won't be too long after that that I'll be back for a visit. ;) Burin might even come back - he hasn't been here since early December! Starting in April he should be working seven days on and seven days off, so maybe we'll come back for a week and take care of some stuff around the house.

Off to clean and pack some stuff!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Where in the world am I. And what am I doing.

Funerals and weddings. Miss Universe and Pamela Anderson.

Wow, ok, so.. the past few weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least. Back on the 2nd of this month (a Saturday) I flew out to CA for what was to be about a week in order to look for a house. We found the ideal rental house that Sunday and signed a one-year lease on it that Wednesday! Here are the specs: it's in Signal Hill, a really nice community/city which is completely surrounded by Long Beach. It's a brand new two-story home with 3 bedrooms + a loft and 2.5 baths. As the name implies, it is on a 'hill,' and we are able to see out into the valley. The coolest part? On a clear day, from the loft window, you can see downtown L.A. and the Hollywood sign about 25-30 miles off in the distance! There is also direct access to one of the many parks in Signal Hill in the neighborhood so that is pretty cool too!

I was supposed to have been coming home that Friday night, but as many of you know, Burin's mother had been pretty sick and he had gotten a call that she was going downhill pretty quickly, so we both left on that Thursday and headed for Bangkok. Unfortunately she passed away just a couple of hours before we landed in Bangkok. So the next seven days were spent attending funeral services. In a nutshell, Thai funerals consist of having visitation at a temple for about six days, and a cremation service on the seventh day. Needless to say, it was very different from an American funeral.

For the next two days (Saturday and Sunday) I was sick in bed with food poisoning from a single slice of pizza, of all things. Not from some tainted street vendor food. (The pizza is what I had it narrowed down to anyway.) And I ate it out of courtesy! haha.. I wasn't too hungry but they had ordered pizza one night and had it delivered to the house, so everyone was like "Brandi, pizza! Brandi, pizza!!" So I ate a piece. And got sick. For two days. Although it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been, thank goodness.

That Monday I was feeling better and was able to go shopping. See, Sean's wedding was Saturday and I was originally planning to come back home from CA and go shopping for something to wear to it, but since the plans changed and I was in Bangkok and was going to be flying directly to Virginia for the wedding, I had nothing to wear and had to go shopping so that I could take it with me! Luckily, I found a suit from the first department store I went to.

Burin, his sister, and I went to the famous floating market outside Bangkok on Wednesday morning. On our way there, his sister stopped at a gas station to use the restroom and came back to the car and said she saw Miss Universe in there! Haha.. she had also come out at about the same time and got into a Mercedes. It was Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova (of Canada). She has received a lot of press in Thailand because the pageant was held in Bangkok that year, and she is also married to Thai pro-tennis player Paradorn Srichaphan. So it seems that everyone there knows her. I totally did my research here because I don't keep up with stuff like that, and I know I never would have known who she was if I would have peed next to her. All these pageant people look the same to me!

So we went on to the floating market, which is something I had been wanting to do for a while. Basically it's where vendors sell their stuff (souvenirs, fruits, etc) from boats or from along the sides of the waterways and canals, and you as a tourist can rent a boat and shop from right there in the boat! It also makes for some really cool and very popular photographs. And guess who we ran into while there.. yea, Miss Universe. She was taking pictures as Burin and I were acting crazy so we might just be on her camera.

This sweet little old lady on the right is 78 years old and sells coconut juice from her boat. That's Burin's sister in the middle.

On Thursday afternoon, we left Bangkok to head back to CA. Sitting next to us on the plane was um.. I'll just say a "she-man." I glanced at his/her boarding ticket, and yes, his/her name was Pamela Anderson. Didn't look a thing like her.

So we made it back to CA on Thursday afternoon and we went to pick up the key to the house and made a run to Target to pick up a couple of things. My flight to VA for Sean and Dana's wedding was early the next morning and I had two (yes, two) layovers, one in Phoenix and one in DC. I finally made it, but my luggage didn't. You can imagine how worried I was that I'd be wearing my airplane clothes to the wedding the next day! Fortunately, it made it on a flight that next morning so I was able to get dressed. The wedding was in the mountains and it was very nice, small, and simple. Kinda chilly too, about 40 degrees, but we didn't have to be outside for very long. Here's the happy couple, who are now honeymooning in Ireland. *sigh*


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

...I was tagged by Valerie to post seven random facts about myself. Um.. here goes:

1. I love cheese.
2. I have collections of the following items: ACEOs, stamps, postcards, coins, and those pennies that you get pressed into an oval that imprints an image or something from the touristy place that you are at. (All these things are from around the world)
3. I love to travel and have been to Europe and Asia. My goal is to visit each continent. :)
4. I broke my ankle playing tennis about six years ago.
5. Growing up I never had any pets. Or a swingset.
6. I have a cat named Moby now. Still no swingset.
7. I've never had a cavity.
And a bonus: I've been in the same dang relationship for eight years! (not married, not engaged... *sigh*)
And a shameless promo: I have an Etsy store in which I sell bottlecap magnets that I make because I get bored!!

I would tag people if I had anybody to tag!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Meet Claire.

With all this 'free time' that I have lately, I've been trying to do productive things and have been trying to get into artwork more. I'm really fascinated by a genre of art called ACEOs, which stands for Art Cards, Editions, and Originals. The only "rule" is that this artwork be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, the size of a standard playing card (and many people actually do use a playing card as their canvas). Any medium can be used - paper, paint, wood, metal, fabric, anything, and they can also be originals, prints of originals, or photos.

This is actually the second ACEO I have done (the first one was blah). I used textured cardstock, a rubber stamp, ink, a flower sequin, and Swarovski crystals. The image of the girl is from an ad in a magazine I have from 1969 (I love the ads from that era!) - I did *not* draw her! .. I'm not that good. :)

So what do you do with these things? A lot of people collect them. I'm just starting my own collection, and you can buy baseball card binder inserts and keep them all in a binder. Or, there are picture frames this size that you can use to display them individually or in groups. You can also make a collage out of several of them and have it framed that way (which looks really cool).

Class dismissed.



Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Another day, another year..

Seems odd that Burin was supposed to have started his new job in Long Beach today. :( Another month, I guess.

Some of my resolutions:
*Recycle more and generally be more environmentally friendly/conscious
*Read more (books, magazines, news)
*Do more art/learn new techniques
*Do/learn more about photography
*Learn another language (um, Thai)
*Live a more simple, clean, and clutter-free life

Happy new year, all.