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my dilemma.

So here’s my dilemma. I like to blog. I like to blog because I like to write. I really do. 

They say that when you write, you should write what you know. Blogging affords me the opportunity to write what I know: me and my stories.

On the other hand. I’m a relatively private person and am not always comfortable sharing details of my life. I know there’s a certain anonymity on the web. And by and large, I control what I do and don’t share. The question is, am I ok with that?

So with that, I ponder. To blog or not to blog? I think Hamlet had a much easier decision to make.

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M.I.A.

Has it really been over 3 months since my last post?!

That’s gotta change. 

As soon as I find the time, I’ll do another post 🙂

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Hi Readers.

No you haven’t stumbled upon a new blog. It’s still the home of Creative Peeps, but I’m once again experimenting with a new layout. I like the look and feel of this one so much better. What do you think? I’d love some feedback!

Also, I’ve got a customizable banner so I’ll be updating that semi-regularly with new designs and photos.

Thanks for stopping by,

mellie

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Today is BGP’s dad’s birthday and we celebrated with him. Instead of the traditional birthday cake, BGP got him cupcakes from Teacake Bakeshop. They have absolutely the best cupcakes in the San Francisco Bay Area! And why not? As they say on their website:

“We use only the finest ingredients — imported Belgian Chocolate and Dutch Cocoa, Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, locally sourced farm fresh dairy and eggs, and of course, sweet cream butter for the most delectable taste and quality.”

Now how can you beat that? My personal favorite, the pink velvet with cream cheese frosting. So if you’re ever in the area, be sure to check them out!

just about...
Teacake Bakeshop’s pink velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, Nikon D40

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Have you heard of cats bringing their owners their prey as a show of their love and appreciation? Well if that’s true, then I know BGP’s cat really loves me.

Although he’s technically BGP’s, I’m Cat’s favorite aunt/pet-godmother. I am usually the one who feeds him and cleans his litter box. I also play feathers with him.

Cat helping me make my bed

Cat "helping" me make my bed

Best of all, I am his sleeping buddy. We have a routine going, too. At about 5am each day, he’ll wake me up so I can pull up the blinds for him and he can sit on the window sill, or open the bedroom door so he can go do his thing or take in an early breakfast.

A few weeks ago, I was just soooo tired that I decided to call it a night really early. I think I was in bed by 8pm. At that hour, Cat is usually not in any mood to sleep. Plus, I wanted to sleep in as long as I could. So wanting to avoid a 5am wake-up call, I purposely left Cat out of the room.

I woke up at about 6am the next morning to go the the restroom. I was greeted by a very eager and especially affectionate kitty who was probably wondering why he was left out in the ‘cold’ living room by himself the night before. After a few obligatory pets on the head, I went back to bed but decided to leave my bedroom door ajar so Cat can go in and out.

I must have dozed off for another couple of hours, because the next thing I heard was my two roommates, BGP and Mun, sneaking quietly into my room to see if I was up yet. But their attempt at being quiet was short-lived when I heard BGP gasp and exclaim, albeit in a whispery voice, “Oh my gosh! What’s that on her bed?!”

Now before I continue with my story, there are two things to keep in mind here:
(1) My bed linens are all white. White pillows. White sheets. White duvet. Anything un-white would immediately stand out against it.
(2) Cat is an indoor-only cat. He doesn’t have prey.

The gasp and exclamation were then followed by BGP, in her controlled yet task-ready voice, telling Mun, “Quick! Go get some wipies!!” As drunk with sleep as I still was, my curiosity had understandably been piqued at this point. So I raised my head, squinted at my roommates who, even without my glasses, I can tell were trying to stifle laughs, and asked groggily “What’s going on?”

“There’s poop on your bed!”

And the stifled giggles from BGP and Mun suddenly erupted.

Sure enough, once I put my glasses on, I witnessed the 2 pieces of dried poo in the middle of my bed.

Once we recovered from laughing (and cleaning up the poop), we deduced that Cat had been upset about being left out of my room the night before that he had raided his litter box for a peace and love offering to me, if you will. I have to admit, it was better than finding a dead rodent on my bed.

Now I have to ask you, what can be better than being loved like that?

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Isn’t the use of cell phones while driving now illegal in California?

So what’s this dude doing?

a loophole in the system
“Driving” in L.A., July 2008, Nikon D40

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This is a bracelet I made that will be going to my April trivia winner, Erin, in addition to the stickers I’m sending her way. Yes, as you can see I’m still a little behind. I have yet to give Jenn, my May trivia winner, her prize. Sorry gals.

So as you can see, there are a few crafty bones in me.

a bracelet I made
jasper and black onyx bracelet, Nikon D40

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