Saturday, January 29, 2011


Create a simple survey of at least five questions. Give it to a sampling of people. Document the answers in a way that is interesting and readable.

I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. I decided to use my folks at the workplace for my survey questions. With this in mind, I had to use questions that would pertain to them or interest them in some way. I decided to send the questions out via my monthly newsletter and hoped I would get a response from at least five people.

1) Would you be interested in participating in a community yard sale?

2) What additional amenities do you feel would best suit your needs?
3) Do the office hours provide you with the availability to service your needs?

11 Yes

4) If we begin charging a water usage fee, would you look elsewhere to live?
5) Do you think we should begin to accept pets on the property?
         11 NO!

Some of my favorite responses...
1) Whose community?
2) Trash pick up at the door.
3) Yes, I feel the office staff is already overworked. :)
4) Don't we pay for water now?
5) No, I don't want to have to smell and look at poop.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Record everything you consume or everything you purchase in one day/week.

I decided I would record everything I consumed today. Today's list was relatively short due to the fact I was beyond busy today. I didn't take time out to eat.

Breakfast consisted of two whole wheat slices of multi grain toast with a  tablespoon of Nutella and a tablespoon of ground flax seeds. I LOVE Nutella! It is like a dessert to me.  I also consumed an eight ounce glass of skim milk, an eight ounce glass of water along with my antibiotic.

At the office, I had a cup of coffee with two Coffeemate Creamers and one half a Splenda packet.
I later had two 16 oz. bottles of spring water. I also grabbed a small unsweet tea from McDonald's on my way back from the bank. I ate two dark chocolate Dove's with almonds.

My dinner consisted of  half a leftover  vegetarian burrito, The Art Vanda lay, from Moe's. The remainder of my  tea and an eight ounce glass of water followed by one more antibiotic pill.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Sit in a location for one hour. Document all the sounds you can hear and the times you heard them.

Today probably wasn't the best day to choose for this exploration, however, I must make the best of the time I have. Today was a rather gloomy day. It rained most of the morning and has been overcast for much of the day. I have been beyond busy with life and decided to spend my lunch hour outside at my office.

View to the left

View to the right
 I spent most of the time sitting right outside of our supply shop. I wanted to stay out of view from everyone so I would hopefully have most of my time uninterrupted.

In the background for the entire hour I could hear the hum of the pool pump motor. As the hour ticked by, I really didn't notice it so much unless I made an effort to focus on it.

***The sound of my breath as I inhaled  and exhaled to rid myself of the stress so far today.
*** The rustle of leaves as the wind blows.
*** Gravel under tires as a car drives across the construction site next door.
*** A metallic ting of one of our three pool gates close.
*** A leaf blower
*** Knock knock...who's there? A red headed wood pecker.
***A washer lid slam shut.
*** The sound of my clogs on wooden boards as I race up a ramp to escape some raindrops.
***The sound of the rain as it hits the tin roof of the supply shed.
*** A motorcycle rev its engine.
*** The sound of water dripping into a metal pie plate.
***the song "How do you like me now... by Toby Keith? coming from the pickup truck that pulled in next door.
***A car door slam.
***Men talking but I'm not able to make out the words.
*** A train whistle.
***"Meweer Meweer, hiss... the sound of a cat scuffle.
*** Air brakes from some type of large vehicle stopping.
*** A sliding screen door open.
***A rush of water from a balcony above. (watering plants perhaps)
***A mom and daughter discussing their plans for the evening.
***Keys jingle as I place them in the lock to go back to work.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


        Document lettering you find out in the world.                
                  Take notes about where you found the samples.

Engravers font

The font below was found on the beautiful painting  hanging in my "reading room". The painting was done by my daughter. 
This font was found on hand towels.

Edwardian Script       


 I am sure this font will be recognized by everyone. It is on a yummy box of chocolates!

Monotype Corsiva

This print contains several different types of fonts. Monotype Corvosia, Iskoola Pola, Century, Arabic Typesetting and several others.

This coffee cup can be found hanging above my breakfast bar.

Kristen ITC

My most favorite font of all is the one below. It is found on the handwritten note left for me from my daughter.

"Kat" Font