Sunday, August 28, 2016

The creative process revealed

   I wish I knew who wrote this, because I love it. A friend shared it on Facebook and it elicited a very genuine laugh out loud from me!
   I think that on the outside, creative work seems like it's all fun all the time, and that it comes easily to us. Most of the time, that is just not true! It takes not only inborn talent, but years of hard work and experience in order to make it look so easy.
   This made me laugh because, for particularly challenging assignments, this is the thought process. Initial excitement, then realization that it really is a difficult task, self-doubt, and finally, huge victory! And the transition from one to the next may take moments, days, or weeks depending on the project. Perseverance wins in this game!

Saturday, August 27, 2016


   You know how they say things come in threes? That was true today. On our morning walk, the dogs and I discovered these mushrooms that had sprouted overnight. They remind me of a golf ball on a tee.
   About a quarter-mile further up the road, we found a golf ball in the grass!
   And then this afternoon while I was sweeping under the family room couch is, I found another golf ball! (And I'll admit when I first saw it, I thought there was a spider on it and I jumped!)
   OK universe, I get it. Maybe I should try golfing sometime!
   We had severe storms last night--some neighborhoods were underwater. And this morning when I walked past those same mushrooms again, they looked like a little umbrellas.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Poor Sea Cows

   In a move offending sea cows everywhere, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight called Ryan Lochte "America's Idiot Sea Cow." 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

True story

   True story from tonight. I should've listened more closely to Kansas City meteorologist Bryan Busby!!!!!
   But to be fair, I work at home and never got around to showering today, so that problem took care of itself! Thanks, universe!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy birthday, Brett!

   Happy birthday, Brett! Dave and I met him up at Ibis Bakery for their very popular and now-weekly pizza night. We waited about 45 minutes in line to place our order. Wow!
  Ibis just secured their liquor license, and a guy from Crane brewing in Raytown was there to sell flights of their sour beers. All were good, and my favorite was either the grapefruit sour, or the kumquat sour… They were the same color, so I'm not really sure which one! As always, the pizza  and wheatberry/kale/beet salad were outstanding, and it was a beautiful night to sit outside and enjoy.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Art unleashed 2016

   The best part of this year's art unleashed was undoubtedly that my buddy Dave was here to experience it for the first time!
   I was in the middle of a raging sinus and ear infection thanks to lake diving last week, so I had a drink in hand all night to soothe my throat. Seeing those bright metal flamingos cheered me up!
   This is the year the Humane Society tried a different format: a sit down dinner that began wants the silent auction had closed. The food was good and it was nice to have a chance to sit and visit with friends before the program started.
   In just one night we raised at least $91,000 for the homeless pets of Kansas City!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Love at the Zoo

   Charlotte and Amy just shared a video from their photographer—one of the coolest and most unique weddings I've ever attended! Penguins, giraffes, kangaroo joeys, and a baby binturong (bearcat). From May 22, 2016—a great day for love! :)