Monday, March 30, 2009

Moving On

We're pretty much settled in. We're still shopping for a few things, I need a comfie chair for my office, hoping to find a comfie futon but we'll see...We are going to make curtains for the living room. I found the fabric and Old Time Pottery of all places. Other than that we're in. I just have to get used to it all now.

I leave for a trip to Italy with Mom on Thursday though, so it's time to switch gears. Keep up with me while I'm in Italy just hop over to the travel blog.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New House Facts

Fun facts about our new house:

- the trains blow their horn a lot, it's comforting
- our bathroom has no door seperating it from the bedroom, curtain hung
- there is a lot of pedestrian and lake traffic out front, more to watch
- wood floors hurt my feets, slipper shopping
- we are under the hospital helicopter traffic path
- our attic space is huge and yucky and dark
- roger can get to the attic from the laundry room
- roger likes to play peekaboo from the attic with people who are below
- if left alone in the attic roger will nap, with all the insulation, bugs and dust
- roger does not like post-attic bathes
- roger has a short memory and will forever try to sneak back to the attic
- we have a lot of windows, that's a lot of window treatments needed
- merging traditional and modern is tougher than I thought


- the sprinklers go right over our bedroom windows - must close windows on Wednesdays...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spider Payment

A co-worker sent this to me.

It gets a bit out of control, but it is funny. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


We're moving next weekend (anyone who wants to help...) from our current apartment on the East side to a house on Lake in Maitland. I got the keys yesterday and spent the day painting.

Pictures of the house and move etc will come.

In the dining room I wanted to do something different, some type of geometric design. I got Mom to design it for me and we go it up on the wall today. I think it's going to be cool, but it will be hard to tell until we take the tape down.

Check out the process here.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

She Skydived & Survived!

My pseudo mom, Velma, wanted to skydive for her birthday. So we all
pitched in and came out to watch and support her.

She was do psyched when she got back that she giggled for three
minutes straight. Says she'd do it again in a heart beat.

I'm very jealous and VERY proud of her.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Random City Crop

This is a vacant lot in college park. The owner has planted a crop of
something. We drove by and they were sitting out watching the
sprinkler water the crop.

Totally random. It felt like a setup for a movie or a candid camera.

Rapping Actor

Chris sent this to me and it caught me off guard. Did you know that Joaquin Phoenix is now a rapper? The same guy from Gladiator, who played Johnny Cash is a rapper?


Apparently he's not very good at it.

Check out the story here.

This makes me sad, because I like him as an actor...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Movie Reviews

I'm a bit behind on my movie reviews. Alright a lot behind. So I'm just going to hit those I've seen in the past few weeks.

Slumdog Millionair : It was on my Netflix list long before the Oscars but after it did so well with the awards and was highlighted in the talk shows, I was even more curious. It was a lot more raw than I expected, I think I would have been impressed if I hadn't gone in with high expectations after the awards. I know, I shouldn't listen to the awards....It was good though, entertaining, original, I definitely recommend renting/flixing it. Makes a good date type movie.

He's Just Not That Into You : I knew nothing about this before seeing it. I was looking for a chick flick to see with a chick buddy and it seemed to fit. The cast was full of very familiar faces which was suprising since the two leads were the least well known. It was definitely a sappy, cheezy girly movie. But you know any movie that can make me smile, laugh, embarassed, uncomfortable, suspensful and sad all in one - well that's entertaining and worth watching. Worth a rent/flix.

That's all for now.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lent Fast Food?

It's getting to be that season, where little girls where frilly dressers, little boys where bow ties and vests, purple and orage egg salad is found at lunch time and rabbits especially cute. Easter is coming.

I'm always reminded of this by the seafood commericals on TV, suddenly everyone from Wendy's (a burger joint) to Popeye's (a chicken joint) is pushing a seafood dish. It must be Lent season.

Last night, though, I got to thinking about this....Lent - "The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer—through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial—for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus." It is most common to give up red meat during lent, especially on Fridays, this satisfies the "self denial" part.

So around this time of year we see commercials for the juicy, delectible seafood options in fast food restaurants.

Isn't this a bit self defeating? I will deny myself the pleasure of red meat but then as a substitute I will eat this deep fried, yummy peice of fish? The fast food joints are making a killing off of successfully enticing devout, lent practicing Christians into enjoying a meal when they're supposed to be in self-denial.

I know, a bit extreme, but I still found it ironic. If I ate fast food I'd be in heaven, this is prime pescatarian (vegetarian + seafood) season in that market!

PS - while I do not participate in any of these religious traditions, I respect those who do, so please don't take this offensively, it's the fast food industry I hold at fault, not the un-suspecting lenter.