Back in the saddle

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life18 Comments


I feel just horrible. Really.

National Scrapbooking Day comes and goes with nary a shout out from me. The shame. The…horror.

Well I hope you all did something crazy…like, run through the streets with banners, or… made cakes with elaborate icing that said crazy things like, "Happy National Scrapbooking Day," or…maybe you just sat around and did nothing. Whatever the case…happy belated national scrapbooking day!

I'm home. Trying to change gears and get back into office Cathy mode. Not easy after leaving Utah and flying onto California to visit my dear friend Tara for the weekend. Went to the coolest antique store in Orange. It's called Country Roads. Funny thing is though…I truly have no clue as to what I'm supposed to do in an antique store, other than breathe in the nearly century-old epithelial cells of former owners. I know. Creep-ee.

Came home to the best mail ever from a delightful woman named Charlene: a Crowded House concert tee from one of their recent warm-up shows, which I will both cherish and wear for weeks on end.

Regardless of the growing smell.

Happy Monday.

Cathy ZielskeBack in the saddle

18 Comments on “Back in the saddle”

  1. #1

    Can I say I love your taste in music? Not only do I have Mika, but Lily Allen. Have to say my new favorite is Amy Winehouse. Kinda bluesy and 60’s girl group at the same time.

  2. #2
    Jenn from MA

    G’friend! If you are ever passing through Massachusetts, I can teach you what you are supposed to do in an antique store. Or a sprawling flea market. Stinky Crowded House t-shirts welcome, natch!

  3. #3

    Epithelial cells! So that’s what that strange icky feeling film on my hands is after I leave an antique store, thrift shop or auction!

    Love those kind of places, but I always feel the need to wash my hands afterwards!

  4. #6

    You wrote: “Funny thing is though…I truly have no clue as to what I’m supposed to do in an antique store, other than breathe in the nearly century-old epithelial cells of former owners. I know. Creep-ee.”

    The germaphobe in me nearly fell out of her chair! HA!!!!! I never thought of it that way. I think I need to get a scrubby and some clorox to get thee clean. Yikes!!!!;p

  5. #7
    Kimberly L.C.

    Oh the horror! You not saying a thing for NSD? **GASP** 🙂

    Glad you’re back and blogging.

    Oh, and don’t worry, you’re not the only one who doesn’t know what exactly to do in an antique store. I only wonder why everyone else seems to find cool stuff in them, but I can’t. Oh well…

  6. #8

    Ok I am so laughing. Every once in a while I will get a desire to go antique-ing and then about 30 minutes into it I just get depressed because I get the overwhleming feeling that I am digging through dead people’s stuff.
    That always cracks my husband up.

  7. #10

    Hey, here’s one for you:


    I think they won some kind of award as the best budding rock group several years back or something (awarded by Dick Clark, no less), and they open for Dave Matthews and Blues Travelers, John Mayer, plus do their own thing.

    The drummer is the younger brother of one of my best childhood friends–even though I haven’t seen him since he was probably 8 years old, I would have known him ANYwhere.

    There’s no way I can even think of little Scotty Milstead as a rock star–he lives in my memories as the annoying little brother. It’s pretty neat to see how he turned out, though!

  8. #11

    You’re a hoot! Who else can make me LOL with a phrase such as “century-old epithelial cells of former owners” Classic! BTW, I kinda feel the same way at antique stores.

  9. #12

    BTW – Febreeze does wonders for stinky clothes. truly a blessing for those of us who only do laundry once a quarter.

    i’m kidding, of course. more like once a month.

    kidding. really.

  10. #14

    makin me sad, girl. i used to live in the OC in Orange, no less.. about a mile from DT Orange… LOVE LOVE LOVE the stores there.. especially country road… what to do in those stores? i typically get inspired to just make stuff. any kind of stuff. but the icky syracuse area has no such stores.. let me live vicariously through the germs of those who can! rock on sister!

  11. #15
    Kate Greenslade

    There are Split Enz cds at the Warehouse in NZ for $6.99 each at the mo. All their old stuff. Yep, both of the Finns on one CD. Well, there are about 6 of them for sale. But you know what I mean.

  12. #18
    Emily Hoadley

    Your picture inspired me to get my John Denver playlist loaded up! I grew up in a 100 year old house where very little was thrown away. I guess I just get used to dusty old stuff. I slept in a bed that was my great grandparents I like the whole idea of circling around.

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