Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fun For All.

A large portion of this weekend was dedicated to the planning and preparation for Carleton Fun Day for Families. I'm pleased to report it was indeed fun
For the kids.

And the grownups.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I was hiding under your porch because I love you.

Title of this post from the movie UP. What a sweet happy film. And, in 3-D.

Squirrel!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Team Bob Saget won trivia tonight.

And there was lengthy discussion about making scrambled eggs.

Monday, May 25, 2009

A memorable purchase on Memorial Day.

From 15+ year old rollerblades to these babies. Sweet. They are very fast and fun.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Pizza Night #16

At Capital Creations in Raleigh. I used to have pizza from CC quite often on Sunday nights to go along with my Desperate Housewives. But that was long before the days of pizza night.

One note about Capital Creations. Two locations. Oops. I ordered pizza from one location and then went to pick it up from the other.

In terms of ranking, it's good. Unique topping combinations. But a bit pricey. I mean, it's pizza.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Switchbacks

We've got all day in Saluda before the wedding. What to do? There's a sign right by our hotel that says "Rafting" so we take a quick turn expecting some sort of info or outpost right around the corner. We don't have our suits or anything but figure that we'll get the info, decide what to do and grab suits from hotel if necessary.

Yeah, 16 corners later, and by corners I mean switchbacks we're at the bottom of a really steep hill that I want to call a mountain we're at the rafting station. All I want is Dramamine.

Needless to say, there was no way I was going up that hill and back down again, go rafting and go up that hill. I eagerly asked if there was an alternate route out. There was but it was twice as long. So, up the hill we went again.

It was really one of those er "adventures" when you really ought to stop but I was convinced the rafting place really was right around the next corner. About 20 times.
video

Friday, May 22, 2009

Journey to Saluda.

Headed to Saluda, NC for a wedding. Stopped in High Point to look at a car. The best part was watching everyone struggle with how to get the key out of the ignition (the car needs to be in reverse).

We arrived just in time to miss the BBQ food at the square dance. So, we headed over to the Saluda Inn. This was not where we were staying, but some of the guests were. This place is prime for a weekend murder mystery, no?


Roses

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Loss

I lost some hair tonight.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bad day.

Not even Fruity Pebbles could do the job. Though I enjoyed the attempt.

No trivia tonight. Too grumpy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just one of those blechity blah Sundays.

Tried to buy Rollerblades.
Tried to buy groceries.
Tried to watch Desperate Housewives Finale.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's a Jamie eat dog food world.

I have been told that either I blog about this, or the story will be told for me. So, here it goes.

I'm helping some friends move. At the end of the day friends and movers are gathered in the kitchen decompressing. I'm standing at the pass through counter and notice a bag of some sort of treat. As we're talking, I grab one of the treats. It looks like a seed of some sort. I'm intrigued. I sniff it and then take a tiny bite out of the side.

I've just hate a bite of dog food.

One of the movers is so amused by this that he has to pace the length of the apartment laughing. He feels bad he laughed so much and so hard that he eats a whole kibble and then starts howling like a dog.

It was funny.

Earlier that day, I ended up having to pee in the woods because I read a book at a park with no facilities.

I'm only human. Or not.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bella Monica Barb Birthday

We were smart. We went rollerblading before dinner so we would be good and hungry and could pig out guilt free. Mmmmmmmonica!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

JuJuBe missing Cliff & Wendy

Dined here tonight. It reminded me of Wendy & Cliff. I miss Wendy and Cliff.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bad Apple.

Dentist appointment today. No cavities. Hooray. An Apple a day keeps the...nah, bad Apple.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Brainiacs

I ran a brainstorm at work today. So, what better way to get peoples brains working than to feed them brains. Brain cupcakes that is. Diane did the decoration.

I did the actual baking and mixing part. Red Velvet batter looks like blood. I felt like Dexter!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I hate the Beltline.

Well, through no choice of my own I toured the Beltline tonight.
Inner Beltline Outer Beltline? Why no something like "Clockwise" or "Counterclockwise"?
It felt like I had gone so far in the wrong direction I almost considered just doin' the loop instead of turning back.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Southpoint Adventure

First, Diane gets more holes in her ears.
They let her hold a teddy bear.

Then some FIVE GUYS (delicious).

Then some Anthropologie and a pedicure and Star Trek. And some torrential downpour somewhere in there are well.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Christine Lavin and a sensitive new age guy


Only a sensitive new age guy would forgive a woman who eats the last potato she promises to set aside for someone else. On his second birthday of the year. I used to think I was part cat. Now I must be part dog too because of my food agrrrrrrrression.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Resuming

my normal schedule.
Heh.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I did not attend trivia tonight.

And team Bob Saget did not win.
Maybe I am the missing link!
We didn't win last week - but I wasn't there end to end.
Yes, it is all about me!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ah, but think of the miles!

Home from Denver today.
I am a little sick of planes.
To review the past few days

Thursday
RDU to Midway
Midway to DEN
DEN to RDU

Friday
RDU to MSP

Sunday
MSP to RDU

Monday
RDU to Baltimore
Baltimore to DEN

Tuesday
DEN
RDU

Monday, May 04, 2009

Celebration Time.

And I'm back to Denver today. Good news at the agency announced right before we leave. We celebrate in Denver. I have Pina Coladas. Actual drink pictured.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Sawatdee doing for lunch?

Ah, return to my favorite Thai restaurant. Ever. And I've been to Thailand.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Carleton Teen Tour

In between meetings went to the bookstore and bought nifty jacket. As did Chris. I totally feel like we belong on a teen tour. Or at least in a catalogue.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Return to the town of cows, colleges and contentment.

Ahhhhh, Minnesota. I'm back.

Spend the afternoon at the Qwest Call Center in St. Paul. You know when they say "This call is being monitored for quality and training purposes" - they're not kidding.

Northfield's tagline is "Cows, Colleges and Contentment." There's a sign at the entrance to "downtown" that says so. My dad took a pictures of me way back when I was a freshman (almost 14 years ago. shit!)

So, another picture needed to be taken. The wind was blowing hard which is why my hair looks as big as it does in this picture.