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Last week I committed to something bigger than I ever have before; 1-year lease for a shared townhouse. Three cheers for having to pay bills! The place is unfurnished and since I’m in college I follow the stereotype of being a little cheap. But I also want my place to be a little cute. So I’m doing a little sidestep from my usually blogs to talk about a few cool things I found that are cheap and go green decorating ideas. One of the things I’ve always loved are the old fashion bath tub couches. I don’t think there’s a tub big enough for a family size cough but its nice for small places as a cute chic love seat. You can buy them or make them if you have the man power to do so. Be careful if you plan on buying one. Some are over priced but at least, however much you pay, its recyclable. It feels to be green but its also nice to save a little green.

But on the smaller side for decorations surf through a few things of people just getting creative for things they probably should have thrown out. Instead they made art. And yes it was cheap! Like someone took plastic silverware and attached behind a batter part of a clock and created well a clock but much pretty looking one. Here’s other idea. Get a string of lights and start collecting glass bottles such as wine bottles or coca-cola if you want to be a little more playful. You then stick in the light at the mouth of the bottle. Cut out a hole and a small side of a cork and place around the string. Attach with hot glue, or whatever you wish, around the inside mouth of the bottle then quickly push in the cork the glue back the cut out piece of cork in piece. Make a few and hang them over a corner or the table. I have a small eating area so that is where I’ll be putting mine. Dec0r.com really helped my creative side going.

Another few ideas that I picked up while I was on my internet safari. I thought about taking an old wired bird cage, hang it from the ceiling, and place a scarf that I know I’ll never actually use in side the cage, and also my iHome. I’ll have the player face the cage door if I ever need to switch out my mp3 but most iHome come with a remote so changing the song shouldn’t be a problem. Now that’s the best song bird that I could ever imagine. I have also seen a chandelier out of water bottles. The get crafty forum was also helpful with crafty ideas and if you are feeling like taking something that you just can’t throw away yet you should check out their ideas.

Cheap the price tag everyone loves; you like sales but you cheap and easy and good ten times better! Also being a little crafty makes you enjoy your place much better and you never have to worry about looking like Pottery Barn window display.

If you have large ideas then you should visit Dornob.com. I probably spent too much time on looking through this web site. Dornob has a lot of interesting “stuff”. It’s pretty if you have a see for yourself than me explain it.

Best Friends

Posted: March 28, 2011 in random, religion
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At first when I saw that this video got the award for best documentary and best over all video from Vimeo, I didn’t want to believe it. Everyone loves a touching man’s best friend story and don’t get me wrong, I enjoy these stories as much as everyone else. However, first place? Well this video didn’t seem like the blue stain ribbon like.
Listening I got lost in the story and didn’t know he was even talking about his dog. Nothing he said was really clear either. I felt like the only reason I continued to watch it was because I was waiting for something to happen. Well, sadly what happens is the dog is put to sleep but a story doesn’t seem completely there. It’s more casual news told in the most dramatic way possible. It should have given more about the dog and who the dog was.
Wanting to prove my point that this video isn’t the best out there I watched it again. Of course after I did so I ended up liking it more. Sure this video is load with sympathy points: best friend, handicap dog, death, and some crying, but it is real. He doesn’t jump into a character who is aware of being filmed or at least he doesn’t seem to be. Realness is raw, choppy, illiterate, loss, unstructured, awkward, and as engrossing as picking at a scab. He doesn’t use fluffy words and only his narrative is semi-organized. All the parts that I didn’t like is what makes this video art.
This video can go into multiple direction on its impact. It’s friendship, its spiritual, its sad, complying, and maybe personally nostalgic for some people. This video was giving video of the year for 2010 and there might be other videos that I think deserve more attention but I would agree that Oden should be at least notice.

Bad at Football? Try a new sport!

Posted: January 26, 2011 in random

So I got this friend who is in love with ironing. Yes ironing, as in ironing clothes. I make fun of her and she makes fun of me for not being able to iron, besides the one time I ironed the carpet because I knocked off a candle. To me, ironing is little fun but to others it’s more than a daily chore, it’s a sport.

Yep “extreme ironing” is a rising extreme sport. I heard about it a long time ago thinking it was a pattern of home videos posted on YouTube but it’s a globe trend. But this isn’t something for sweet Nana can do! Those people or athletes are ironing while they’re surfing or swinging off a waterfall. This is not a fully relaxing sport. Check out the videos on these sites and be inspired to iron that shirt tomorrow just like the athletes!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MV7-tMrbiM

http://www.extremesportsblog.com/category/extreme-ironing/
Also there are most other sports that I discovered while I was looking into extreme ironing. There slacklining which is basically walking across a type rope. Most are only a few feet above the ground but in other cases a few go way beyond what  you can find at the circus. To those who enjoy the sport it is calming and spiritual like yoga is for some people. Honestly walking across anything that’s an inch thick over the Grand Canyon sounds no way near calming! It could be spiritual though…I would be praying very-very hard.

http://xtremesport4u.wordpress.com/2008/11/28/what-exactly-is-slacklining/

http://www.slackline.com