Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm a typical American in the sense that I'm a combination of a lot of different people from different countries. My grandmother's father was an Irish citizen. So, I always feel a little Irish, especially in March.

A few years ago, G and I went to San Francisco and Napa Valley during Spring Break. We happened to go on a wine tour on St. Patrick's Day. We met the nicest couple from Ireland. They laughed about how Americans make a much bigger deal about St. Patrick's Day than Ireland does.

Well, aren't we lucky? Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Barbie is looking great at fifty, don't you think?

Long after my friends had "outgrown" her, I adored her. My friend Katie had an older sister. Together they had created quite a collection of Barbies, clothes, and accessories. When Katie decided she was too big to play with Barbies, I was overjoyed when she passed them along to me. It meant even MORE clothes and glamor!

Check out the history and fun facts about Barbie here.