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.
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.
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!
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!!
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…
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.
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…