Friday, July 3, 2009


I'm in the mood for a little non-thrifting post...though I suppose there could be a thrifty angle. Let me see...okay, when I'm editing my little films, I'm not out spending any money, and what could be thriftier than that?

It's kind of like Pollyanna playing her Glad Game, isn't it? Finding a thrifty aspect to any situation.

Anyway, I wanted to share some films with you. First is one I made for work. (Isn't it amazing that we can all make films these days, and share them?) I've often mentioned the children's librarians I work with--the ones I buy stuff for at yard sales. Thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of them in action. We put together a little film to promote our summer reading program:

I think they did an awesome job, and it was all ad-libbed. These are amazing women to work with, as is the whole bunch. In fact, I bet the children's librarian at your public library is pretty wonderful too, and I hope you'll go by soon and tell her how great she is!

I guarantee our next feature will have you laughing and remembering your grade school days. I've mentioned in here before that my husband is a professional storyteller. He was part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival last year. This is an excerpt from the show he did there: The Fire Safety Assembly.

I met this man forty years ago this summer. He made me laugh from the first time we said hello, and he's still doing it today. Yes--lucky me!

Our final feature today is the latest in my ongoing epic series Noll vs...Our cat Noll was born on my birthday, and we suspect he was a Golden Retriever in his last life. Yes, he retrieves like a champ. Way better than either of the dogs. Here he is in action.

Noll's favorite thing in the world is a crumpled piece of paper. There's frugal for you!


  1. awwww, Noll looks so soft and fuzzy! what a cutie pie :-)

  2. What a pretty cat. Years ago I had a cat that loved to retrieve starlight mints - the red & white ones wrapped in cellophane.

  3. Your cat is a chip off the old block. A crumpled piece of paper...Priceless!!!!!


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