Monday, January 29, 2007

I Have A Question For You

So your husband borrows your digital camera for a story he's doing and returns it broken. He says he doesn't know what happened. What to do?

a. Yell and scream
b. kill him
c. take the broken camera to Chrysler Camera Repair

correct answer: a, b and c.

So after I pitched a fit I took the camera to Chrylser on 34th between 8th and 9th where they fixed it in two days with a smile. This place is right across the street from B&H Photo. Their work is excellent and the price was fair AND I bartered my new memory card that I bought off ebay, which was totally wrong for my camera, for one that was just right.

Ok, so I didn't kill my husband but I know he is very afraid.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Global Warming Projects

The winter weather has not been cooperating. Crocuses are coming up. Cherry blossoms are blooming at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. But no--global warming doesn't exist. In the meantime, I purchased this old table for 25 dollars.

I needed it to hold plants and seedlings on the balcony in the spring. First I cleaned and sanded it. Then I primed and painted. It's in my bedroom now holding books. I'm getting really used to seeing it there so I'm looking for another one. I'm a sucker for quirky tables.

Come spring, I'll fit molding around the edges and give it a light poly to protect it from the elements.
Smith and Hawkins, eat your heart out.

Monday, January 01, 2007

'Where Xmas Trees Go To Die

Pine needles are all over your apartment. You found the cat with an ornaments stuck in his mouth. The tree must go. Where? Go to and learn about the MulchFest which happens January 6th and 7th. You can take your tree there and they make wood chips. If you have a back yard you can use
these wonderful chips to mulch your flower beds. You can even use them to mulch the house plants.