Sunday, June 1, 2008

Me me me and more about me

Here is my flickr mosaic created for Spiralling's game. I'm determined to win.

1. Jessica Simpson, 2. Dark Bordeaux, 3. Leg it, 4. Tiffany Blue Washers, 5. Bad liver and a broken heart, 6. mr. imagination's bottlecaps (149), 7. Overhead, 8. Box of Macarons, 9. Today menu: Colorful fruit, 10. Love and affection, 11. Lazy Cow - Flatford, Dedham, Essex, England - Sunday June 10th 2007 - Highest Explore position - #1 on June 14 2007.WOW!!.:O):O):O), 12. Rose, Duke & Hayden

The way the game works is that you answer the following questions (I put my answers after the questions below) and then you type each key word into the search engine on flickr and choose one of the photos from the first page that comes up. I made the mosaic over at fds flickr toys.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name? -
2. What is your favorite food? - See's Candy
3. What high school did you go to? -
St. Ann's
4. What is your favorite color? - Tiffany blue
5. Who is your celebrity crush? -
Tom Waits
6. Favorite drink? - Lime Ricky
7. Dream vacation? - Hawaii
8. Favorite dessert? - French macaroons
9. What did you want to be when you grow up? - A writer
10. What do you love most in life? -
Love and affection
11. One Word to describe you. - Curious
12. Looked up my flickr name and found something about me:
I wasn't too sure what this one meant so I typed Violette Crumble into flickr and got a great shot of Hayden wearing a Rose & Duke shirt.

Harlan was home from school all of last week and I have to say the poor guy had a rough few days. One evening he burned his fingers on the stove top (I gave up on locking him outside the kitchen gate while I cook because I couldn't take the shrieking). The next night we set up his much anticipated big boy bed. Like an idiot I didn't put a guard rail on its side, but set up some sheepskins on the floor next to the bed instead. Well, insomnia struck me that night and I ended up taking a big dose of anti-anxiety pills to knock myself up. I awoke to the sound of my poor guy screaming, and wandered deliriously into his room to find Joe holding him, blood everywhere.

Somehow Harlan fell out of bed with his blanket wrapped around his legs. We figure he stood up on the sheepskins and then face planted onto the wooden floor, smashing open his lip and busting his nose. The swelling is finally going down, but in the photos below you can see his fat lip and his slightly Joan Riversesque swelling around the nose and under the eyes.

I can not take credit for these great photos. They were taken at the zoo by new favorite Austinite Mark. The picture of me tells me that my hair is indeed pretty bright in the sunlight. I think that I'm going to mix my current red dye with some dark brown and see where that takes me, despite the fact that Joe's students all really love my hair color (another sign that it might be time to tone it down a bit). I'm also stuck in the place where my hair is no longer a cute Katie Holmes bob, nor is it the standard Jessica long hair that only gets cut every ten years. I'm at a crossroads people. Either it's getting cut again or it's not getting cut for ten more years. I'm leaning towards cutting it one more time in the next couple of weeks only because I want to look good at Mike & Desiree's wedding in NYC at the end of the month (for some reason it's more important to look good at weddings even if they aren't one's own, right?) I'm also planning on magically fitting myself into a dress I got at Anthropologie while I was pregnant. Do you think I'm kidding that I bought shit I couldn't fit into when I was pregnant? I'm not. I was lucky enough to not have to wear maternity bottoms the whole pregnancy because Harlan planted himself pretty high up in my ribcage. For this reason I was certain that as soon as he came out I'd be back in a size 6 or 8. No one told me that the ribcage might not go back. I was prepared for my shoes not to fit any longer (the majority still do). I was prepared for crazy stretch marks (didn't get a single one although there are some crazy spider veins on my back and today one showed up on my shin. If only they'd showed up on my elbow in the shape of a cobweb. And while we're on that subject I recently saw a guy with the spiderweb elbow tattoo that was in the shape of Texas. I'll have to do a whole separate post about Texans' love for everything Texas.) However, the ribcage expansion I was not prepared for. I'm still going to stuff myself into the unworn fancy dress however, and I think I may be able to do it by just moving the buttons over. No one will know, right?


marque le dj said...

yay! i'm someone's favorite something! woo hoo! i totally saw that dude with the texas spiderweb tattoo. on his other arm he has the word TEXAS going down it. don't mess...

ps. hook 'em horns!

nancy said...

Hey--I lurk and sometimes read your blog (I'm on the austinmamas list). I wanted to ask if you're going to the Tom Waits show in Dallas or Houston. We got tickets for the Dallas show and I'm so freaking excited. Also, I LOVE Sees candy, too.


Violette Crumble said...

Hey Nancy, I didn't know anything about that. Can you please e-mail me the details at I would loooove to go to that show.

Daryl said...

Honey .. taking those meds did not knock you UP .. they knocked you OUT .. Joe knocked you up ...



Violette Crumble said...

Did I write that they knocked me up? I must have babies on the brain. P.S. I'm totally not knocked up.

Frizz said...

My niece finally fits into your adorable cherry onesie. Check her out in it at my blog. I included your links. Thanks again - it's so cute on her!!

jen said...

poor little guy! i hope he feels better.

i'm kinda in that "to cut or to grow?" stage in my hair. i definitely think i'll cut it but once again, not sure what to do about it!

Velda said...

Hey Violet Crumble, nice to meet you :D
Excuse me but how jealous am I of your Gale Harold connection? Honestly, I'm literally green from head to toe with envy!
Good to hear he's not just gorgeous on the outside *wink*
If you have any candid photos or titbits you'd like to share then I'm all eyes & ears *grin*
Good luck in the draw, V x Spiralling

Lindellica said...

Wow, Harlan's got your cheekbones. He is gonna be a heartbreaker. Can't wait to see you guys here in the Brooklyn!!

Angelina said...

Poor Harlan!

Meg said...

Poor little guy! That is some unbelievable bad luck.

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