I still have 19 things left on my to-do list, but I’ve done some things that weren’t on the list, too, so I haven’t been totally unproductive today.

The weather today was absolutely gorgeous — the high was supposed to be 60, but I think it exceeded that, because it’s 58 right now, and I know it was much warmer this afternoon. Ron fixed spaghetti carbonara for lunch, using a recipe he got out of this month’s Saveur magazine, and then we went up to St. Simeon’s to visit my friend Laurel, who is recuperating from a little adventure with her health. I pulled last year’s tomato stakes and spent vines out of the garden while Ron was cooking. It was nice to get out there and work in the garden for a little while. The garlic is looking healthy. I think we’ll have a good crop this year.

I also found time to make a flier promoting my Indie Tulsa site. I designed it to look sort of gritty and anti-Establishment:


Oh, yeah — Indie Tulsa has its own domain name now, too, as you see on the flier. I used GoDaddy.com, which let me have a domain name for $9 a year and had a pretty simple process for setting up a redirect. Hopefully the domain name will help in promoting the site.

I walked the dogs and cleaned the bathroom this evening. I actually jogged a few blocks with Scout and Jason, which was nice. Can’t believe how out of shape I’ve gotten in three months.

I’m working on a little present for Laurel’s birthday, which is next weekend. I’ll post all about it when I get it finished.

I’m going to zip over to the S&S in a few minutes to pick up some odds and ends and leave a few fliers, and then I’ll get to work on Laurel’s present, my mural, and a couple of other loose ends I’d like to tie up before this weekend is out.

Hope you had a beautiful, productive weekend, too.


I shot an hour in Red Fork …

… just to watch it die.

My to-do list still has, like, 20 items left on it. Most of them are 15-minute projects, and a lot of them are things like “spend 15 minutes on Trip Guide ads” or “spend 15 minutes working on mural,” because those projects are too big to think about doing all at once. But still … with so much on my plate, it’s probably ridiculous that I spent an hour bopping around online, Googling “Altoid tin crafts” because I didn’t want to throw away a perfectly good tin. And that’s in addition to the half-hour I spent on the phone after calling my mom to see if she had any good Altoid craft ideas. (For the record, by the time she picked up — which took exactly one ring — I had already forgotten the reason for the call and wound up spending most of the time talking about my nephew instead.)

Anyway, I did find some cute ideas for making fun gifts out of Altoid boxes. Suffice it to say that everybody on my Christmas list is probably going to get some schlocky presents made out of Altoid boxes this year.

If you’re killing time and trying to recycle, too, check out these links:

Thumb piano
Pinhole camera (Hat tip to Candyaddict.com for the first two ideas.)
Photo album
Elvis shrine (BTW, the site where I found this is AWESOME.)

Of course I am going to waste several hours making something fabulous out of my Altoids tin, which I found on the shelf above my desk while I was thinking about the possibility of cleaning said shelf. (Notice how I did not say I was actually cleaning the shelf. That’s because I picked up the tin to see if there was anything in it, fed the last two Altoids to Scout, and then got sidetracked making phone calls and surfing the Internet. Such is life for the Red Fork Hippie….)

Lest you think I accomplished nothing today: I went out and visited seven, count ’em, SEVEN independent businesses and took photos for my Indie Tulsa blog, wrote two reviews, and redesigned the Indie Tulsa header so it would be compatible with a template I wanted to use. Go check out my handiwork.

Oh, and I did some more work on the mural, which I will shoot and post sometime tomorrow today.