Archive for June 12th, 2008


Check this box

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

I do online surveys and today was my first survey since turning 25.

I had to check a new box.

The 25-30 box

I’m no  longer in the early twenties, late teens, or 18-24 box.

I’m getting older, but it’s strange because I still identify myself as being only 23 or so.

What age do you feel you are?

What takes….

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

What takes 3 days and 8 hours to create?

The best home made Finding Nemo Pinata ever! I think it’s the best anyways.

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It took 2 days to do two layers of papier mache. The first taking about 1 1/2 hours and the second taking 1 hour, each with 24 hours to dry.

Then I also had to make the fins, which took about 30 minutes to cut out and figure a way to attach to the balloon covered in papier mache. (Painters tape works well, not plastic packing tape.)

I spent about 4 hours decorating it.

This is one of those times being a perfectionist is not good.

And I could have bought this one for $10 on sale at Target, but why spend $10 to break something if you have yourself and time to kill.  (Really I was just being cheap.)

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My aching back is telling me the moral of the story is $10 on sale or even $12 full price is so worth it for a pinata.