Wednesday, January 27, 2010

no longer accepting applications, I'M ENGAGED!

yes indeed. this is fact.
i'm engaged. soon-to-be-wed. wifey in the making. someone's fiance. ringed.

after a wonderful weekend in california (for a friend's wedding) we got home sunday night. i had made some lasagna for the manlove's birthday. while is was baking, i took a shower. after the shower i gave Matt his birthday gifts--which he loved, because i know exactly what to get him --Nuggets vs Blazers tickets!

i got up to throw away some candy wrappers, chop onions for the salad, and continue prepping din-din. he grabbed my hand. sat me down. cried a lot. apparantly asked me. and i apparantly said yes!

he told me he had the ring for almost 3 weeks. he told me he was going to wait to ask until after we moved this coming weekend. he told me he had planned to do a picnic-esque date and ask me then. he also told me he couldn't wait. once he had my dad's permission, the ring that had been hiding away for almost month just HAD to come out. it was perfect.

so now, lots to plan! lots to love! lots to look forward to.


Thursday, January 21, 2010


Teitur - All My Mistakes

want: chair socks

need: chairs

boy oh boy do i enjoy some quality design and silly creativity like this.

now if only had chairs...then i could perhaps get some fun socks for them. gray argyle for sure.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

For those who don't have a resolution yet

I found this site last week. It's a random New Year's Resolution Generator. ie: awesome.

In a perfect display of its ability, this is what it generated for me:

and, if you know my love of high-five happiness, you'll understand why this is excellent.

Still, I'd have to say that I was hoping for something more meaningful and deep. Let's try again...

Ahhh, shit. As a self-proclaimed impatient person, I don't like this resolution. Fine. I'll do it.

High-fives and patience.

Give 'er a go. What'd you get?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

toss a coin

i've had this image saved for a while. i had intended to write something profound-ish around the act of tossing a count. the trivial act used to solve potentially large questions/problems.

then i realized that i don't feel like being profound right now.

loves it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Excellent Packaging. Design I heart. Tea Bags.

How cool is this? I've posted in the past about inventive ways to redesign everyday thigns. I mean, I drink tea most days and have never thought of OTHER ways to hang tea bags on my cup. This is really cool.

It should win some sort of think-out-of-the-box award. Elegant design. Simple idea. Never before seen. Lovely, just lovely.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Awkwardness in the Hallway

We've all been there. At work. Walking down the street. The grocery store. Any sort of long walkway where you might come upon someone else can prove to be very awkward. Do you say hi? What if you're really far away and it's a total stranger, a coworker you have very little in common with, or someone who might startle easily. Once you say hi, you still have to stare at them for a good 10-20 more feet and make fleeting small talk.

Ugh. It's the worst. Thank goodness I've compiled a list of possible tactics for such occasions.

Top 10 ways to avoid awkward hallway encounters:

10. Pretend like you just received a phone call or text. Grab phone. Look at it.
9. Cough into your hand and look away. Oh no. Looks like a coughing attack. Keep at it, champ.
8. Grab chapstick out of your pocket, struggle to open it, apply, struggle to close it, oops it fell, pick it up, put back in pocket.
7. Act really interested in the wall paper/carpet/light fixtures/etc.
6. What's that?? Something stuck under your fingernail? Quick. Get it.

Another approach? Fight awkwardness with awkwardness.

5. Starting humming or whistling or make weird breathing sounds. Pause only to say something generic and overplayed like "living the dream, ay?" while still not looking directly at the person.
4. Stare. Remain silent. Maybe smile. Maybe not. You win.
3. Look directly at your feet. Mumble. A lot.
2. Try for a high-five. Dodge their hand. Say "To slow!!! hahahaha." Jab them in the side and scream "I totally just gotcha!"
1. Turn around. Run the opposite direction.

Note: Depending on the length of the hallway, you may need to incorporate two or more of the above tips to kill extra hallway-walking time. Variations of these also work in elevators, on buses, etc etc.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Whiskey and wine, you've got me this time..."

Ahh, a great commerical to kick of the year. It's beautiful to watch. It's lovely to listen to. It's words are well cared for. Pretty much I think it's amazing.

Lyrical. Artistic. Alluring.

Jack Daniel's "Label Story": "Old No. 7" from Brand New School on Vimeo.

And, if you've been a Montastic follower for a while, you may recognize the title of this post as a lyrics from Matt Costa's song "Whiskey and Wine." But maybe not.

Here we go again, it's 2010.

I posted this last year. And stumbled across it again this morning.
From the youtube description: "United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)
A Mashup of the Top 25 Hits of 2009, according to Billboard."

Pretty cool.
Listen to all the auto-tuning. Sigh. Oh music, can't you just be music.
Anyhoo..enjoy! Here's the list of songs included:

The Black Eyed Peas - BOOM BOOM POW
Lady Gaga - POKER FACE
Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O'Donis - JUST DANCE
The Black Eyed Peas - I GOTTA FEELING
Taylor Swift - LOVE STORY
Jason Mraz - I'M YOURS
Kanye West - HEARTLESS
The All-American Rejects - GIVES YOU HELL
T.I. Featuring Justin Timberlake - DEAD AND GONE
Kings Of Leon - USE SOMEBODY
Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo - KNOCK YOU DOWN
Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain - BLAME IT
T.I. Featuring Rihanna - LIVE YOUR LIFE
Soulja Boy Tell 'em Featuring Sammie - KISS ME THRU THE PHONE
Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne - DOWN
Miley Cyrus - THE CLIMB
Beyonce - HALO
Katy Perry - HOT N COLD

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 and already two surgeries for my peeps

Papito tore his bicep lifting a huge television. Ouch!

Perry tore her acl/mcl/meniscus doing sweet-yet-dangerous moves on the soccer field.

Operation 2010: Watch yo'self.

Though I don't always take my own advice--be kind to your bodies! Hopefully Ms Perry and Pops will heal up quickly to be stronger than before.