Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Teri and Jamie Labor Day Weekend

Jamie and Barb moments away from getting thrown from the tube. I am not sure what that code is below.
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Finally, almost two months after the fact - Barb hands over the Labor Day pics.

Jamie and Barb atop Mt. Kearsarge

Family atop Mt. Kearsarge

Sunday, October 28, 2007

My pal Jess, from college (Carleton) just started a blog about food.
I rotate through an endless cycle of not even ten dinners, but maybe two dinners I actually make, and then 3 dinners I order at restaurants, so I'll take an advice I can get.

As you probably already have read, I've heard that the average American family rotates through an endless cycle of the same ten dinners. This seems depressing to me and I really can't imagine that it's true. I propose to post what my husband (M), our toddler (T), and I (J) are eating each day in hopes that we'll be above average! Also, though, it's most important to hear from you. What are you eating? If we all share maybe we can up the national average by inspiring one another.

Also, added to my blogroll.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jamie and Mini Kiss played at our office Halloween party.
Yeah, It was a little odd.

Friday, October 19, 2007

McKinney "Dress as a Rocker" Halloween Party 2007
Barb, and VMA Britney. Isn't Britney hot?

Look at me. This was the adolescence my parents thank god I never had.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Participated in a "Light The Night" walk in September.
Here's our team.
It was two miles. I did it in heels.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Every now and then the traffic lights in Durham don't work.
It feels like you're playing frogger.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Little Victories

When it comes right down to it, I live in an overpriced dorm for Duke grad students. There's a great gym in my building and I make use of it. As far as I'm concerned, if someone is waiting, you use a cardio machine and you give it up after 30 minutes. That's common courtesy. As far as these Dookies are concerned 65 minutes on the elliptical during "peak hours" (before 9:00, as if any of these people even have a job) while other people (ME) are waiting is perfectly fine. There's one 90 pound woman who is particularly guilty of doing this and she really should concentrate on eating donuts in the morning instead of 65 manic minutes on the elliptical.

I became frustrated with this situation and e-mailed management suggesting they put up a sign "30 minute limit on cardio while others are waiting." Weeks went by and nothing happened. I considered printing a sign myself and hanging it.

Anyway, on Friday morning I went to the gym and alas, signs were posted - these were official looking real plaques trumpeting my message.

Little Victory.

There's another courtesy I'm working to instill. If I get to the gym before anyone is there, I get to chose the TV channel. I just do. I got there first. It's rude to just walk into the gym and chance the channel without asking the other folks if it's OK. But this happens. Even thouh I would prefer to blast VH1 and I just can't get enough of Fergie if someone ASKS, I will put up with the today show.

Rant over.

Friday, October 05, 2007

"This place is fantastic; it's like "Gone With The Wind" on mescaline. They walk imaginary pets here, Garland - -on a fucking leash. And they're all heavily armed and drunk. New York is boring!"

-From "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"