What do you think the sex(es) of the twins will be?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Treadmill Dancers

A lot of you have probably seen this on YouTube, but I just can't get enough of these treadmill dancers. I love the rollerskating move...

Monday, August 27, 2007

My Beloved Uggs

Last Christmas I got a pair of Ugg boots. They are the most comfortable things I have ever put on my feet. They have sheepskin inside and the shoes are meant to be worn barefoot. It felt like my feet were wrapped in a cumulus cloud.

My Uggs were stolen from the break room at my work a few months ago (which really sucks because only employees know the code to the break room - therefore they were stolen by one of my coworkers). So, I've been saving up and almost have enough to buy some new ones. I'm going to get either the short ones that I used to have or the tall ones (in Chestnut).

Vote at left on your favorite.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Maine

Dan & I went to Kennebunkport and Portland, Maine on Thursday. We got to take the Trader Joe's Mini Cooper for the day (our store won it for a year). It was funny because Maine people (Mainians? Mainites?) are obsessed with TJ's and they kept flagging us down to ask if Trader Joe's is finally coming to Maine. (No). We were also flagged down by pretty much everyone else we saw driving a Mini Cooper. They would flash their lights at us on the freeway, yell out their windows "Cool car!", etc. It was really odd. They sure love their Minis.


Anyway, here are some pictures from our trip. I'm excluding one from Kennebunkport in which Dan is making an unsavory hand gesture toward the Bush's summer home. It seems we were one week early. On the 25th there will be a protest while the Bush's are vacationing. Dubya will soon surpass all other presidents in one regard: he will have taken more vacation time than any other. He's already used all or part of 418 days of vacation time during his presidency.

Dan sketching a picture of the beach at Kennebunkport
Beach Dan was sketching
Welcome to Kennebunkport

The $16 Lobster Roll I got at the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport (as shown on Rachel Ray).
It was good, but probably not worth 16 buckaroos. It was very small.

Just a cool old gas pump

Looking at Portland

Portland Observatory

Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth

Lighthouse on Cape Elizabeth. Apparently it's the most photographed lighthouse.

Ditto.
This is written on the rocks by the lighthouse. It says,
"Annie C. Maguire shipwrecked here Christmas Eve 1886."

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Etsy & Beach Boys

I could spend hours and hours looking at Etsy, an amazing website where you can buy/sell all things homemade.

Here are two of the stores I'm digging right now:

The Modern Pet - I love the hand sewn cat collars (maybe for Christmas, Pumpkin!) Speaking of Pumpkin, I got him a new scratch pad yesterday and he's in heaven. The minute I brought it home he laid down on it and hasn't gotten off since. He also likes licking off the catnip. You can see in this picture that his eye has healed over nicely.

Mary&Jane - I like the earrings. I think the interchangeable ones are cool - you can change the beads for a different look.

Fellow Etsyites: please leave a comment letting me know what your favorites are. Since there are a billion jillion sellers on there, it's hard to do random browsing. Share your Etsy secrets.

So, on to the next topic:

+


= a very good time

I got my bike fixed this week. I got the bike for Christmas and it broke a week later. I finally wheeled it over to the bike shop this week and Mike the Bike Guy got it all spiffied up for me. (That picture is my exact Huffy Cruiser by the way. Yeah, it's pretty awesome).

So last night we went on a long bike ride into Boston. We biked along the Charles, which was nothing less than magical with all the city lights reflecting off the water. Then we biked into a crowd of thousands of people at the Amphitheater and heard the song "California Girls" playing. I thought it was a cover band at first, but low and behold, there were the Beach Boys on the stage in a glow of pink and purple lights. Awesome. Just wish my mom could have been there to see the BBs.

But it doesn't stop there. We then biked over to the North End (Little Italy) and there was a street festival going on. We shared an Arancino (a fried rice ball with peas, meat and cheese inside); very yumtastic as the Hadleys would say. Then we biked home at 11:00 pm. We looked online today and we biked about 8 miles.

This week I'm going to see about getting a little basket for my bike.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My Reading List

I just updated my reading list and it's stressing me out a little. I need to finish all these books by August 30. And revise a story. And write a new story. And write 2 new annotations. I love school. I really do.

I've been reading Harry Potter the last couple of days - trying to get it out of the way so I can get my real reading done. I'm currently on page 507. I hope to finish today so I can finally get to my schoolwork. As soon as I'm done, I'll let you know what I think of the series in general and of J.K. Rowling as a writer (all the ellipses...and dashes - are really getting to me). Maybe tonight?

I'm getting together with some Warren-Wilson friends for dinner tonight (there are quite of few of us in the Boston area). It will be fun to see them.

Well, I'm off to cart our laundry down the road to the laundromat (resisting urge to insert ellipses here).

Monday, August 6, 2007

Hello Kitty Punishment

I love this. Why can't the U.S. come up with punishments like this?


Friday, August 3, 2007

I'm a sell out

I was determined not to read Harry Potter until I finish the semester. I told myself I would only read books for school.

So, yeah, I sold out after like a week. I turned in my first packet today and I couldn't wait any longer so I took the bus to Cambridgeside Galleria (the local mall) to buy the book.

I finished chapter one on the bus. Luckily I have the day off work tomorrow.

I have to finish the book before someone gives the plot away...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Christmas in Utah?

So the vote has closed. Six people voted we should come to Utah for Christmas. Two people voted that we shouldn't (I know Dan was one of those).

I hope we can come. It's rough because Dan has finals AFTER Christmas (Harvard is finally changing this - but AFTER Dan graduates). I also have to go to North Carolina from January 3 to January 13 for school. SO, I'm pulling for us to come home for Christmas, but it might not happen.

If anyone sees any good airfares from Boston to Salt Lake during Christmas time, let us know.