Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Confessions of a Middle-Aged Stalker

Happy Thursday! I have nothing new in the "crafty" sense to share...mainly due to the flu diagnosis I received from the doctor back on Monday...but I did remember that I had never shared my "stalking" pictures from my Christmas vacation! You may remember that I lost my Christmas pictures when my computer "ate" them...luckily I had dragged these four photos to the desktop because I planned on blogging them right away, so they were saved!

On our way back to Texas from Missouri for the holidays, I convinced dh (he's the BEST!) to stop and do some sight-seeing in Springfield. Do you know who lives in Springfield? Well, a lot of people, I supppose, but who in the paper-crafting world lives in Springfield? Right, Elsie Flannigan! I've been a fan of her free-style for a long time (never said I could "do" free style, I'm just a fan of it!) and was lucky enough to take her class with Lor when she was at the Scrapbook Warehouse in Lewisville one year.

I had been reading about Elsie's new loft and new venture, Red Velvet Art, on her blog, and I knew from this post that it was somewhere on Commercial Street close to Big Momma's Coffee. So I did a little "googling" and the next thing you know, we were in Springfield on Commercial Street, and I was talking to Lyle and enjoying a delicious "nutter butter mocha"! He is a super nice guy, no wonder Elsie loves him, and the coffee is divine!

Here's my pic...the people sitting in the window weren't thrilled with me taking their picture, so I scooted down the street a bit to take it!

And then, sure enough, across the street...Elsie's new home! Am I a stalker or what?!

The whole street was very cool with lots of neat shops. I loved this window display with all the vintage radios. It took all my strength to not start collecting vintage radios immediately!

So there you have it, my stalker confession! If you're curious, check it out with me on February 1: Red Velvet Art!

Okay, I survived going back to school today, so I'm off to *try* and stamp, wish me luck! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!


Jenn D said...

I'm glad you at least saved a few photos. I sure hope you are feeling better soon. The flu stinks.

donnapiranha said...

Well that was very interesting. I have only been to the mall and Bass Pro Shops in Springfield. It looks like I need to go on a vintage adventure.

That was fun that your stalking was successful!

Hope you feel back to normal soon.

Ann said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick...I'm right there with you--missed Monday due to flu, and today due to an inner-ear infection. (Trying to craft while the room is spinning is NOT recommended!)

Hope you feel better soon!

~amy~ said...

Sorry you have the icks....thanks for sharing your pics...very coolio!!!! I {heart} Elsie!!!!

val said...

i *heart* your stories angie!! you tell them with such spunk! feel better soon. :D

Jessica said...

That's so funny and something I would totally do too (but I might not have enough guts to admit it on my blog!).
Thanks for the comment on my blog! Things are going really good actually. We are hoping to adopt a newborn baby boy in two months, so that is my big news. I've been busy and stressing about that lately, so I think that's why I haven't felt like blogging. All our family knows now, so soon I'll be posting all things baby probably.
Hope you get over the flu quick!

Alex said...

Too funny!!! Glad you were able to at least have a few pics from your trip!! Sorry you have the ick - I was wondering what happened to ya!! Hope you feel better soon! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Savitri said...

Dang, Angie. You stalker you :) Maybe next time I'm in Springfield for a conference I can sucker my colleague to do some stalking, ha! That's too funny. To bad you didn't see her. That'd be awesome :)

Well, get better soon!!!

Silli said...

Angie, I hope you have a fab day... Hugs from Silke

Tara Kieninger said...

Hi Angie. Hope you feel better soon. I'm not sure if you looked into it or not but there are ways to save "eaten" photos, both from computers and cameras. During our 3rd day of vacation in Maine, all of our photos were erased from our camera. I was devastated, but our computer guy advised us to change to a new SD card and when we arrrived home, he had our pictures off our old card in 20 minutes. He can do the same thing for photos that the computer "eats".