Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas y'all!

Merry Christmas, my dear peeps! May you get all of your holiday crafting done, get the best presents ever, have a great time with your family and friends and in general - have a great holiday.
These sweet gift tags are by Natascha Rosenberg and I'm totally smitten with them. How sweet! Thanks for sharing these (and other), Tania!

Note to self, make some of those next year.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Out sick

Poo to that... Luckily, Suki is here to cheer me up (or because I was cozier than the couch, the jury is still out on that). I'll be back with you shortly.


Thursday, December 13, 2007

I went to the MTV Network Christmas party and all I got was this stupid hat

I find it ironic that in the same week our New York comrades fight Viacom (the mother company of MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and other various entertainment companies), we get invited to a fancy Christmas party in Hollywood for MTV and partner networks employees.
The booze was free, the company was grand (I love my co-workers) and the location was very nice and fancy. LA. MTV. You get the picture.
They gave out these crummy white beanies which I thought was funny too.
I'm getting cynical with old age.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007


How sweet is Emmet, helping us pack and all?


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

We're famous!

I'm not allowed to discuss work on my blog, but hey - the LA times did, so I guess that much is OK. This article is all about the new Madagascar Penguins shenanigan - a TV show. The show that yours truly works on.
All I can tell you is that - get ready to laugh.


Monday, December 10, 2007


My Christmas shopping, that is. It's not fair, actually. I only have one person to shop for - Ant. And you may not be surprised to find just how long it takes to shop for one person.
I'm embarrassed to say that I pretty much completely broke my handmade pledge. Sad but true, but what can you do when you know that the recipient of your presents won't enjoy handmade goods that much? I mean, handmade is unique, special, made with so much more care and love but... not for everyone. And it's all about making someone happy this season, isn't it?
And since Ant didn't want a new hat this year, it was.
I will make him something cute and lovely, though. Because handmade is still - so me.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

It has began

The move. it has began. Sheesh... I hate packing...


Saturday, December 08, 2007

Just a reminder

I just wanted to remind you dears, that these are still available at the shop, with a free shipping offer. If you don't want to go through Etsy, you can email me at mwright AT michalwright DOT com. I have a few left.


Friday, December 07, 2007

Best book ever!

I've been craving this book forever, since I saw it on Old School Acres. And now I found it on ChocolateSwirl on Etsy. I love this book, so much! I mean, how cute is it? In the scale of how many of these patterns I want to make as a grade system for the book - A+ all around. Joy!

ISBN is: 978-4-391-62420-5

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Look what I got for Christmas!

Look what I got at the department's White Elephant gift exchange. There were a lot of good gifts floating about. Good geeky gifts, like DVDs, movie toys, gift cards and Nerf guns in various sizes. So what if I was number 7 on a list of 37 and hid it the entire time? It was totally worth it.
It's my favorite type of geek.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The big reveal!

So, you've waited long enough for the big fun news...
We got a new apartment! Why the hush-hush and sneaking around? Because we almost didn't get it. It came down to a race, almost between us and another couple who applied before us but wasn't reliable. We were really heartbroken when we thought we lost it, hence lowering our expectations and trying not to jinx anything. LA rentals, I'm telling you. It's a vicious world out there. But now it's ours and we'll start moving in little by little until the end of the month. Yeepee!
It's a cute two bedroom in Los Feliz, a fully renovated 1920s building (kind of like our current place) in a mini complex with a gate, garage and tiny garden. It's got large windows so it's full of light, it's got all the appliances, including a washer and dryer (oh, yeah!). It's 15 minutes from work, and two seconds from Hollywood, Silverlake, Downtown LA. W can finally stop being anti-social and hang out with friends, go out on weekends without the dreaded hour long drive back.
It's all ours and we're moving in a couple of weeks.
Yep, we're doing a little jig of joy.

This is my love at Fred 62 on Vermont st., having some yummy food, chilling on Sunday afternoon. This is the life, I'm telling you, and it's all ours now.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah, my dear readers! I wish you a happy, yummy holiday full of donuts, latkes and chocolate gelt. Make sure those darn cats don't get near the candles too. Those fluffy tails are awfully flammable. The donuts in the background are from Fairfax, which we drove up and down looking for. Trader Joe's had the chocolate gelt, and we had latkes in the form of hash browns a couple of hours ago at a restaurant in Los Feliz, so I guess that's a good Hanukkah haul.

And I just realized I was blessing the candles without and head coverage, like a good married Jewish woman should do.
Oy vey...


Monday, December 03, 2007

Not what it seems

I was looking at my cup tonight, when I was making my before-bed shake and thought "Jee, that looks gross!" Truth is, it's just some chocolate whey protein with some Miracle Greens mixed in (I know, a vegetarian not getting enough vegetables?), and it doesn't taste all that bad either. It just looks... Hmm... Somewhat funky.
Sorry about that, you guys. It's my way past midnight humor.


Sunday, December 02, 2007

Today at my FA meeting

"Hello, my name is Michal and I'm a Flannel-oholic."
"Hi Michal."
"I wasn't always a user. I swear, I used to think that flannel is stupid and cheap and really not cool enough. But then... (sigh. Trying to contain herself) I started sewing pajama pants."
(sympathetic whispers and nods from the audience)
"I thought I had it under control. I really did. I sewed one pair, and it was really cozy, and the pattern was so stupidly cool, and it was cheap, and... and... (sobbing) I got hooked! I thought I could stop whenever I wanted too. But... but... (breaks down, bursts into tears and being ushered back to her seat, hugged and patted on her back on her way there."

Yeah, I really needed that Flanneloholics anonymous meeting today. Every store that has a handkerchief's worth of fabric gets examined for some flannel. I even got flannel at Walmart, on the way back from San Fran! I do indeed have a problem...
(But hey, it makes for some darn comfy PJs!)

This post was brought to you by the wish not to discuss really important, really exciting stuff that I don't wish to jinx. You will find out soon enough...

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Oh, it's not November anymore?

Wow! Where has November gone? Mostly into Burbank, into work. I can hardly believe I've been an industry professional for a month. That's just incredible. Much a change is afoot these days, but some of it will have to wait until telling you about it might jinx it. Yes, being married to an Irish man might make you superstitious. He he...
Anywho, the biggest change you're going to notice, at least for this month, is that this blog is going to be more active. I totally missed this year's NaBloPoMo, again and I got jealous. So I declare, on this here blog - NaBloPoMo - the December edition. Posting every day, holidays not an exempt. Mark my words.

What does Suki have to say?

"Oh no! She's going to use her chair so much more this month! Where will I sleep?"