April 6th, 2012
Yehaw indeed!! It’s almost the weekend. We have plans for carbo-loading tonight, a long, 8 mile run tomorrow morning at Centennial Park in HoCo, fireworks show down at The Wharf tomorrow night, Easter brunch with family on Sunday morning, and the second annual liquor-egg hunt at our friend Jen’s place on Sunday. Action! Packed!
I’ve noticed tons of Easter decorations up around the neighborhood recently, and I realized that we don’t actually have any. And then I realized that they’re kinda creepy-looking, and that’s why we don’t have any, and I’m ok with that. Gigantic bunnies and chickens just make me think of a combination of Donnie Darko and the few times I did costume jobs for Easter (see below) a few years ago. It’s just offsetting to me. The way some people are nervous around clowns, I don’t really like oversized Easter-themed things.
Here I was as Shelly the Chick a few years back. Yeah, I have pics of me with the head off to prove it, but there’s no way way I was posting those. JJ and I were reminiscing about this costume job last weekend while we were on the train up to CT. I can’t remember if she was that lady duck in the apron or if it was someone else? It was cold as hell that weekend, even inside the costumes, and there were no kids anywhere to be found around that shopping center. Not one of the better days to be an Easter costume.
February 8th, 2012
I was walking Bowser the other day and I saw this sign on one of the driveway gates in our neighborhoods. This is an awesome graphic. If you just look at the picture, you might think: star jump through this gap in the fence! It will be great fun! But if you actually read the words, it means: watch out, you are about the get crushed to death. This is why everyone should learn to read.
hey, your sign fell off
January 19th, 2012
I wonder what sort of sign fell off this red brick wall. I hope it wasn’t anything important.
December 7th, 2011
Things got all busy all of a sudden! Work, school wrapping up for the semester, parties… Holiday rush. Here are some recent photos I haven’t had time to post until now.
Went shopping in Old Ellicott City with the family.
Christmas-y window displays!
We went and got our first real live Christmas tree this year. If you remember this event as a special sort of warm, fuzzy family moment, where you spend an hour wandering around a tree farm with a red wagon, and then Dad bravely cuts down the perfect tree after 45 minutes of looking–maybe there is a better one up ahead! — … well, picture the opposite. It was 9pm on Sunday evening, and I demanded that we go get a tree then, because our crazy schedules were not really free again until it was practically Christmas anyways… so, we headed to the tropical plant place on New York Ave. Picking out the perfect tree consisted of a toothless guy and his cat hustling us along through some dark rows of trees leaning in piles, and us taking the first and cheapest tree we saw that had branches. While the guy and his cat tied the tree to the top of our car, Matt paid for the tree and an extra $3 for a fresh cut on the bottom. It all happened in approximately 12 minutes. Not exactly magical. BUT! Our tree is now home, lit, decorated, and it’s perfect!
…experience complete with giant blow-up Santa.
and, Bowser. Hanging out in bed on a rainy day… BUM.
speed hump = flying saucer
July 7th, 2011
We have speed humps all over our neighborhood, so I see these signs on a daily basis when coming and going, walking Bowser, going for a run…. and every time I think the same thing. They look like flying saucers! Why are the bumps rounded on the bottom? It’s SO STRANGE!
it will be ok
June 1st, 2011
I was waiting for the signal to change today to cross Connecticut Avenue by the Van Ness metro station when I spotted this little gem on the light pole. It was around 7pm, though still felt like 100 degrees outside despite being that late in the day, rain was beginning to sprinkle, and I was feeling pretty sticky. You could probably have literally watched my hair going from straight to curly at a time like this. June, you sure feel a lot like August.
It will be ok!
April 1st, 2011
The man is always watching!
l o v e
February 14th, 2011
Happy Heart Day, everyone! Hope you are spending it doing something you love, with someone you love, or both. Today’s L O V E photo is brought to you from Baltimore, MD and the Visionary Art Museum – it’s the building we were married in, and this Polaroid was actually one of our table place markers. I love how the expired film (thank you, eBay) is all messed up. In fact, it was so old that it started leaking photo goo on me after it popped out of the camera.
January 24th, 2011
Andy’s Carry Out, at New York Avenue and M St NW. Fish. Chicken. Sub. Ice Cold Beer. We’ve never eaten there, but I approve of the stencil sign and think the menu has all the major food groups pretty much covered.