Friday, February 29, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty One

Feast One Hundred & Eighty One
February 29th, 2008

Who was the last person you hugged?
I hugged Baby K before he went to bed.

Share a beauty or grooming trick or tip with us.
Hmmm...fanny packs are NEVER in fashion.

What does the color yellow make you think of?

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If you were to make your living as a photographer, what subject would your pictures revolve around?
Babies of course!

What was the longest book you ever read?
War and Peace would most likely be it. It was a great book.

Houston, we have a problem in higher ed

This was a lovely blog posted on the brand spankin' new Tallahassee Democrat site that launched this week. I'd have to say I enjoyed most of it. Sometimes you see policies being made and you have to say, "what the heck were they thinking?"

Monday, February 25, 2008

Romances made of everyday gestures

Romances made of everyday gestures was the name of the article on It was cute and romantic in an unromantic way. Yes, I love the super romantic stuff, but enjoy the silly every day things too. I remember once my sister got an egg beater from her boyfriend for Christmas and she was so mad, but there was a story behind it and funny and thought went into the gift - I thought it was nice. Granted, he got her some other stuff too. However, for now I'll just have to be a romantic watching silly movies, pining for Brad Pitt until my everyday hero comes along.

Okay, that paragraph makes sense to me, but I'm working on two hours of sleep here. I so could not sleep last night!

An the oscar goes to...

Well, I think this is on of the few years I didn't watch the oscars. Not sure why. I love seeing the dresses. Perhaps it is because I haven't seen hardly any of the films being nominated. It seems I only get out about once every 3 or 4 months to see a movie. I did, however, read the list so I know which ones I want to be sure and see now! Yipee for netflix.

Oh, anybody need to know my wish list? Here's the short version. GO HERE! or CLICK HERE! I would be in heaven. I got my copy or Pride and Prejudice in the mail this past week and I have already watched it a million times.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Feast One Hundred & Eighty

Feast One Hundred & Eighty
February 22nd, 2008 • 9 Comments »


Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
Yeah, not really.


What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
I have two sets - one is all white ceramic from Pier 1 and one set is Silver with blue glass from Mikasa.


Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
Bathroom. haha.

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What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
I enjoy the Body Shop's Body Butter


Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
I don't know. I bet Kerri Russell could as the piemaker in Waitress. Loved the name of some of those pies. Definately will have chocolate though.

Rain rain go away

It's been raining ALL day. I thought Florida was supposed to be the sunshine state? I had to walk all over campus and got absolutely soaked. Boo.

However, a good thing to report is that my copy of Pride and Prejudice came in the mail today! Now I can watch it over and over again.

I must say, I am looking forward to the weekend. I forsee lots of flannel sleep pants and watching silly romantic comedy movies while snuggling up in bed with a good book and some hot cocoa.

Still raining. Ugh!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Swiffer me to Target

This is my little man. We both got in the mood for Valentine's Day. I wore lots of pink and if you look closely you can see his t-shirt says 'mommy's my valentine.'He made me a beautiful painting at daycare and we splurged and had pizza for dinner. While not exciting, probably one of the best Valentine's days I have ever had.

I have been watching Pride and Prejudice all week. I put it in as soon as I get home. At this point the most logical thing would be to buy it, so perhaps I might.

Oh, and inbetween working and watching English dramas I have started running again. I must say, it is a bit harder than when I was single. Now I run, push a 28lb kid in a stroller and have to hold the dog leash all while trying to avoid garbage cans and pot holes and the occasional poop to pick up. I must say being a mom makes multitasking a necessity (and can make you look quite silly!).

Shout out to Swiffer. They sent me a $5 gift card that I got in the mail today for filling out one of their surveys. Rock on.

Feast One Hundred & Seventy Nine


Name one thing that is unique about you.
I collect adhesive bandages. The fun kind.


Fill in the blank: My favorite _________ is __________ but I like _________ too.
My favorite color is lime green but I like yellow too.


What type of wood do you have for your home’s furnishings?
Real wood? Hahaha! I can't wait till the day I can afford something other than composite.

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Who do you talk to most often on the phone?


What level of responsibility do you have in your job?
It depends on what day it is.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Pride and Predjudice

Well, rented the A&E version of Pride and Predjudice. It has been forever since I watched it, and it was a wonderful choice this Valentine's week. I love old novels in general, and this version brought the book to life. Colin Firth will always be THE Mr. Darcy (and quite handsome). I just love how the characters never touch each other, never (well almost never) say 'I love you' and yet convey such romantic and sensuous feelings and desires by a look or by NOT saying anything.

I also love the time the novel was set. Back in a time when we did not move at a second by second pace, doing a million things at once. People had manners and wrote letters and read books. Well, okay, the rich did, but you know what I mean. I would love to live in a Jane Austen book.

In real life world:

Little weekend away went well except for the car breaking down. That always sucks, but the beach was so lovely! I am always happiest sitting in the sand, listening to the waves wrap their arms around the sand.

BabyK is growing up as usual. His new thing is sticking his hands in his pockets. Apparently the other night he was walking around with his hands in his pockets and lost his balance and fell down. Yet, he would not take his hands out of his pockets to push himself up so there he was flailing about trying to get up because he refused to take his hands out. It was pretty darn funny.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'll bite...

Here are the rules:
Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.

But strange things are prepared even in the dead of night, and the unsual, which lurks least in the cafe, home of the prosaic and inevitable, was preparing to spoil for him the waning romance of Broadway. The way it took was so inexpressibly terrible, so unbelievable, that afterward henever thought of it as experience, but it was a scene from a misty tradgedy, played far behind the veil, and that it meant something definite he knew.

About one o'clock they moved to Maxim's, and two found them in Deviniere's. Sloane had been drinking consecutively and was in a state of unsteady exhileration, but Amory was quite tiresomely sober; they had run across none of those ancient, corrupt buyers of chapagne who usually assisted their New York parites.

They were just through dacning and were making their way back to their chairs when Amory became aware that someone at a nearby table was looking at him.

Anybody know the book? It's a classic.

Know the weird thing? I was on page 123 when I last left off...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My horoscope

Embrace your weirdness today. Trying to be 'normal' is a pointless waste of time.

ahahaha...isn't that the truth!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Mmmmm...I love pie.

Yes, I love pie. I hate cake, but I love pie. Banana cream is yummy, and apple, and peach, and well, just about any kind of pie. How can one hate cake? Well, I don't know. I just do. I also hate donuts, most cookies and cupcakes. But mind you, I LOVE candy. I'm weird, I know.

But, the reason for this post is I just watched Waitress. What a lovely movie! I could very much relate to the main character. I find the phrase funny though - 'if only life were as easy as pie.' Yes, I know it is common - easy as pie, but really, pie isn't that easy, at least if you want to make a good pie, and even harder if you make everything from scratch. Who started that phrase anyways?

Okay, so I'm the dork who googled it...

As easy as pie
Origin: There are many similes in English that have the form ‘as X as Y.’ These almost always highlight some property (X) and give an example of something that is well-known to display that property (Y). For example, ‘as white as snow,’ ‘as dead as a dodo’ and risking a group slander action from our noble friends, ‘as drunk as a lord.’

How though, are pies thought to be easy? It seems that, while not being easy to make, pies are generally thought to be easy to eat. At least, that was the view in 19th century America, where this phrase was coined. There are various mid-19th century U.S. citations that, while not using ‘as easy as pie’ verbatim, do point to ‘pie’ being used to denote pleasantry and ease.

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Weird dreams and cookies

I had the weirdest dream last night. Shilah LeBouf (or however you spell his name) was with me at a restaurant and he was drunk (after drinking one beer) and drove my car to my house and totally totaled it, but when he got there, he got my other car (obviously a dream...two cars!) and totaled that one two and then the police were out looking for him and he kept calling me telling me how much he loved me.

Okay, now I don't even like this kid. He's not hot and not a good actor. What the heck was he doing in my dream? Shouldn't it be Brad Pitt professing his love? I woke up all confused. Such a WEIRD dream.

On a bright note, my mom sent me cookies! Yipee!