Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Per Debbie's request, here is my most recent sewing project. I can't count the number of projects I've started and then promptly forgotten, but this one was different (in that I actually finished it). I think I liked it because it involved very little measuring and a lot of random cutting. Just my style! I got the pattern off of etsy, just in case anyone is interested.

Monday, September 28, 2009


This picture about sums up how the weekend with Colman and Alexi went. I don't remember when I first turned TOTALLY UNCOOL, but apparently I'm wallowing in the depths of lameness because I couldn't get these two to do a single thing with me this weekend. Movie? No. Shopping? Nope. Do you want to do anything? No, we'll just stay at home and not hang out with you. How about Cafe Rio? Well, you can just order it and bring it home...

Whatever. I say that THEY are the lame ones for not wanting to do anything. We'll just see if this holds up when Josh and Jessica come to visit. My guess is that they'll be a little more motivated to have some fun. Nic and I are just chopped liver I tell you!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I'm too tired to even worry about rotating pictures: That about sums up my week in Minneapolis. I can't say much about convention because, well, I like my job and there seems to be a universal rule that blogging about work always ends badly. We came away with some REALLY good stories though. But here's some visuals from my week in Minnesota (stolen from a coworker's Facebook page).

We did a lot of walking from the Marriott to the convention center and back again. The best part: Thursday there was a farmers market and the streets were FULL of homegrown goodness.

This is actually after we had torn everything down on the last day. We're smiling because it's over.

Celebrating at Dave and Busters, where I won 1,000+ tickets. Come to find out that 1,000 tickets is mere chump change.

The saddest part: Moxie and Sup slept by the door all the first night waiting for me to come home. And all this time I thought they only loved Nic!

Nic didn't fare much better: I was gone five days and came home to five ramen noodles wrappers, which is funny because I don't cook while I'm home, so what's with all the ramen?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dear child who left a ball on the playground:

I'm sorry that Sup found it before you did.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Overheard on O'Fallon's Way

Random man talking on his phone while walking down street: "Fine. But you know what? One day you're going to want me to get you something, and I'm gonna be like 'no! remember that time that I was stranded and you wouldn't get me gas for my pocket bike?'"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Four years

Oh Nic, I like you so much. Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"A glorious day"

I intended on helping Nic wash his car for the first time, but it became quite clear that I was the third wheel. I had no idea that this was such a milestone. Nor did I know that a car wash can take more than an hour. I'll say one thing for Nic: He is thorough. And slightly crazy.

I asked Nic if I could describe this moment like his car was getting baptised, but I didn't expect him to say yes. So from now on you can rest assured that Nic's car is saved.

And Nic? Nic is a happy man.