Tuesday, November 30, 2010


This year the winds took me to New York for Thanksgiving to visit Brenda. And what would a trip to New York be without a stop in to Macy's and the wooden escalators!
Check out Brenda's cute hair! Some of my DC friends also came to the Big Apple... L to R, Brenda, Heather, Chad, Andrew
I forgot to snag a pic of me at the parade... this is what it would have looked like, obviously...For breakfast on Thanksgiving we went to Crumbs. That's right, we ate cupcakes for breakfast. Well... I actually ate a muffin (mom).
Central Park! Two things- I'm short! and- Central Park is pretty.
Yellow anything in nature is the best.
As are my sneakers...
Thanksgiving dinner- my people plus 8 of my closest friends I'd never met! Sweet potatoes are totally the "new" mashed potatoes (in my opinion).
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010


A friend and I hit the trail this past weekend to test out his new toy. Aside from discovering that I am a terrible off-road biker, it was super fun and we got pretty muddy (which is also fun). For now, a couple choice screen shots. (video is forthcoming)The tiny video camera has no screen, and the record button is on the front... so every time we hit record we get a nice shot of ourselves (some better than others!)In this shot, we set the camera on the ground pointing straight into the sky and rode by it. I love the angles!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I almost made it.

Well, it took some real effort this year (as it does every year) to stop myself from listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween. I had been doing really well... until this morning. A great song came into my head and I couldn't resist! By the time I got to work I was belting "Sister's" at the top of my lungs. At least I made it to one week before Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It got cooooold!

All of the sudden and without warning (considering a week ago it was hot and humid and my hair was outa control) the weather dropped into Fall bordering on Winter temperatures! Well, my hair is under control again (thankfully) but the rest of me is quite cold! I wish I had a fireplace.This is my fireplace in my imaginary/soon to be real home. By next winter, I'd like one of these for myself. There. I threw it out to the universe. Let's see what happens...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Secret of Kells

Cute little movie about the creation of the Book of Kells... I liked the animation, it was original, backgrounds were very pretty and crisp. The story was alright, and I especially liked the characters and the music.
The main girl was Aisling- pronounced "Ash-ling" which sounds like Ashley :) She was a forest spirit. And the kitty was Pangur Ban... suddenly have the urge to get a white cat and name it Pangur Ban.

The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament toegether with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks ca. 800 or slightly earlier.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Can you believe it's already November?! I certainly can't. Where has the time gone...Here's another pic from home last week... Jon, me, Ryan.