Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hope you all are enjoying yourselves! I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I finished Mom's present yesterday, got some gifts for Dad, and today I wrapped my sisters' gifts. I've spent most of the afternoon online looking for an office chair. A used office chair with arms, casters, a swivel seat, and a metal frame. You know, the old-fashioned kind of office chair. I have found lots of beautiful, vintage office chairs that meet each of my criteria... except that they lack arms. I want my chair to have arms because I like having something to lean on. I suppose I could get a brand-spanking new one at Walmart, but the new plastic chairs just don't feel the same. I like the way metal feels. I have found 2 or 3 chairs that would work, but they cost almost $500.
Or they are marked "local delivery only" and the location is not in my immediate vicinity. :(

About a month ago, I decided to start to illustrate some poems I wrote a few years ago. The subject? Finnish frogs. Why are they Finnish? Well, I was trying to come up with words that started with the letter 'f' (excluding expletives). Of course, I didn't continue with that very long.
The first poem introduces the reader to the Finnish frogs, explains why they feast on French flies (why, you ask? the frogs dislike potatoes fried.), and tells of their adventure seeking these flies. The second (which I wrote in ninth grade after a geography test) is about their flight (meaning the frogs') from the Flaming Flamingo's lair.

The Finnish frogs did enter lair
To steal a fuzzy fan from there.


ttyl, jot