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walking January 8th, 2012

Today we went for a walk in the woods with Ty, Val, and Tiki dog. Bowser enjoyed running way ahead of everyone and not listening to us say “COME.” His punishment was a few seconds of sitting up on this tree stump in timeout. It was pretty mild for a January day. We saw lots of holly trees and 3 deers.

   


   

   

   

   

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any excuse to visit the zoo! November 18th, 2011



   

Yesterday afternoon I went on a wedding decor mission for my friend Tammy, who is now living in Texas. It involved the zoo and postcards — two absolutely great things — so of course I said yes, I would love to help. When her and her fiance were last out in DC, it was one of the places they visited, and so they wanted to incorprorate it into their wedding place cards. While I was over there, I strolled around to visit some zebras and also checked on the progress of the new elephant house. It is supposed to be done sometime in 2013, and I cannot wait since the elephants are pretty much my favorite.

   



hey zebra! (he is tiny, you might have to squint)
   

   

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hello, November November 1st, 2011



   

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!! While Matt was at class last night, my mom and I had dinner here and waited for trick-or-treaters to come. In the end, we had about 8 total — a few dinosaurs and an Indian, some witches, and some teenagers without costumes. Not exactly the hoards I was hoping for, but oh well. Guess I will be eating the leftover candy until Thanksgiving!

   

Speaking of which, it’s hard to believe that November is here. Out with the pumpkins, in with the Christmas trees!! Here we go…

   




Bowser the bat-dog was tired after answering the door several times.
   

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eeek August 29th, 2011

   

You know what happened between the hours of 3pm and 8pm today? THIS. A spider went nuts-o building this incredible web all over our gate across the backdoor, which happens to be the only way out the back of the house. The web was so big that it kinda reminded me of the time we duct-taped over the outside of Jackie and Andrea’s freshman dorm room door while they were still inside. They had no idea what was going on outside. Only this was much creepier with the spider sitting there, and there was no way I was tearing this down and busting my way out. Unfortunately, I stood there for a few minutes thinking about ways to get around it and get outside, when suddenly Moesha went slinking out past the gate. I had to entice her back inside by shaking the food bowl around, because I had already decided not to disturb the web. (Kitty will always come running for dinner number two of the evening.) Then of course I had to take a bunch of photos (really close-up) with my little point-and-shoot camera because I couldn’t find the Nikon with the zoom lens, and now I have the creepy-crawlies and feel like spiders are crawling all over me. I know I will have scary nightmares tonight about it… I just hope John Goodman shows up to save the day.

   

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weather whatever August 26th, 2011


   

well, Irene is on her way here. whatever though, Bowser ain’t scared. he already made it through a 5.8 earthquake this week. there’s lots of kibble stocked up in the house, bottled tap water, a brand new bone, and a bottle of near northeast hooch (see yesterday’s post). bring it on!

   

what’ll you have for us next week, mother nature?

   

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boston terrier art appreciation April 3rd, 2011


   

Bowser loves photography. He was jumping up and down and barking (making gremlin noises) excitedly in front of this print in our upstairs hallway for a few minutes. Finally we realized the smoke alarm on the ceiling directly above it was chirping to indicate that it’s time to change the batteries. It’s more fun though to think that our dog really likes artwork and not just beeping noises. Little guy has ups!!

   

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I love you, dude! March 3rd, 2011

   

I love this little shoe-wearing elephant. It’s kinda Dali-esque with the long, skinny legs, but the shoes are just a whole new artistic touch. I spotted it on my way home from the metro yesterday on M St NE, walking on the north side of the block when usually I walk home on the south. So really I’ve been walking past it for quite some time now without even knowing it. I wonder what else I’ve been missing…

   

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oh hai, March March 1st, 2011



   

In the words of Jayluf, Happy Shamrock Shake month!! Thank goodness for green, frosty, delicious treats. It’s the little things in life that are worth getting excited for, and if seasonal beverages at fast food chains aren’t one of them then I’m not sure what is.

   

Well, ok… Other little things that are making me happy right now – finding new, good music to download online, knowing Jill is back home from Australia (hard to believe she was gone for 9 months!!), and watching Matt put together bike parts on the floor next to me right now, while Bowser jumps over his back with his blue squeaky bone. Yeah, those are all good things, too.

   

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roosting July 21st, 2010

 
 
 

Your word of the day is roost (noun) – A perch on which domestic fowl or other birds rest or sleep; A place for temporary rest or sleep

 
 
 

rule the roost (Informal) To be in charge; dominate.

 
 
 

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ohhai Chompie July 16th, 2010

Shark Week at Discovery HQ is at the beginning of August this year, so the giant inflatable predator known as Chompie is up! He has a few weeks to spend on the building (through the building?) overlooking the Silver Spring metro entrances until he comes back down. Until then, it’s funny to watch the reactions of passersby when they realize there is a giant killer floating overhead. Also until then, there are probably a few Discovery employees missing sunlight in their office windows…

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