Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Vampire Diaries

So easy to love... Vamp Di.
I'll take the one on the right.

Baking in 2011

This year has brought the enjoyment of baking/cooking! Here are the experiments that I've taken pictures of, though there have been a few others. I'll try to keep taking pics from here on out of any creation I create to share with you!

Valentines Day from scratch chocolate cake with sugared strawberries in freshly whipped cream

"Girls Scouts got nothing on me" New York Tagalong experiment

And finally...
Shannon's art show inspired cinnamon caramel smore bars from scratch


Clean Bus

Imagine how shocked I was to board the same bus I do everyday, only this time the seats (both plastic and fabric parts) were perfectly CLEAN shining and fresh! It was a metro bus miracle, a once in a lifetime experience. I had to take a picture.

The Verizon Center

I haven't been an active blogger in 2011, but since my Mom made a special request, here's a little of what I've been up to in the new year.

In January I spent what seemed like an entire week at the Verizon Center! Okay, just two nights :) ... but they were two very fun nights!
Last year 3 friends and I bid on Caps Hockey tickets at an auction, and when the game finally came around I had almost forgotten about it! I realized that I didn't even have a cute RED shirt, so I wore sparkles and a red scarf. You are correct in thinking these guys made fun of me... but not as much as they made fun of the guy that wore BLUE! (the dreaded Ranger's color)Hockey fans take the game VERY seriously. You aren't allowed to leave or enter during active plays! My (slightly obnoxious) friends spent the entire game screaming "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!" anytime there was a slight tussle. I suppose even I was hoping for a little bit of this... :)While we saw little fighting, we did see lots of this guy, Ovechkin the Russian. He may (as you can see) be missing a few teeth- but he's the best Hockey player in the world! (or say my friends told me).
My friend Jeff who recently moved here from NYC invited me to a Monster Truck Jam! It was tight, I attempted to dress white trash (though you can't tell), wore my ear plugs, inhaled lots of exhaust, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. :)Last Monster Truck Jam I attended was almost 20 years ago! When I asked when we'd see the tranformer trucks come out, I realized my first experience must have been unique. While "The Grave Digger" was the biggest draw at this jam, I vividly remember seeing Truck-o-saurus eat a few cars and breathe fire back in the day. Good times! :)

Another SB commercial worth a mention...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Too Cute

Baby owls = adorable
Um... I want an Alpaca. Aren't they cute?? The grown-ups are even cuter than the babies!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Best Super Bowl Commercials

I think these were my two favorite commercials... with a bonus third because it came with a dragon ;)

bonus third place