24 December 2010

No List [Merry Christmas] Friday


Merry Christmas




Whatever you fancy, may you have a very peaceful and joyous weekend.


13 December 2010

Countdown to 2011, Books Edition

I cannot believe the year is quickly coming to an end. Amongst the hustle & bustle of the holidays, jetting up to New York next week, and the various social obligations that are associated with the holidays, I am trying to finish off the following books before 2011 rolls in:






Ready; set; read.


08 December 2010

Professional Christmas Tree Namer


The place my parents always purchase the family Christmas tree from have trees with names. This year we passed by: Elf, Nerdy, Conan, Stubby, Steph, Fred, Dirty Dog, George Bush, Georgia Peach, and one whose name tag stated, "Call Me Dancer." We ended up with January.

However, it was difficult to resist this guy:





I think I have found my calling as a professional Christmas tree namer ... I believe I could thrive in a tree naming position. Just to rattle off a couple possible tree names, I'm thinkin':

  • Joe Flacco
  • Don Draper
  • Betty Draper
  • Francis
  • Frances
  • DeSean
  • DeAngelo
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Ke$ha
  • Gwen
  • Bruce
  • Ester Greenwood
  • Atticus
  • Lady Gaga
  • Alex Trebek
  • "Your Mother Trebek"
  • Teddy
  • Collin
  • Bubba
  • Simon
  • Jay-Z
  • Buddy
  • Zooey
  • Beyonce
  • Sasha Fierce
  • Julie Andrews
  • Oprah
  • Holden
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • ?uestlove
  • McNabb
  • Fat Boy
  • Jackson
  • LP
  • Pauly D.
  • Chronic
  • Southern Comfort
  • Mac




05 December 2010

No List, It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Sunday


It is always my little brother's duty to set up the manger scene at my parents' house ... he seems to think outside the box.





This year he opted to line all the adults in the front of the manger, leaving Jesus out of sight, alone in the back of the manger. Plus, the sheep all seem to enjoy the company of the cow.

30 November 2010

Farewell [My] November [Guest]





My November Guest

My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walked the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She's glad the birds are gone away,
She's glad her simple worsted gray
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so truly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell her so,
And they are better for her praise.

R. Frost

Confessions


  • I am fan of the word, 'smorgasbord.'
  • I get a little bummed out at the end of the month.
  • I watched The Muppet Christmas Carol AND Home Alone 2: Lost in New York on t.v. over the weekend.
  • I could watch Elf back to back to back and be content.
  • I like workout clothes ... but I loathe exercise.
  • The same is true with regard to running shoes.
  • I wish I was a morning person.
  • Recent additions to my iTunes library include: L. Gaga, Van Morrison, and Fistful of Mercy.
  • I have been a reading machine lately
  • ... I have also been a hermit.
  • I spent yesterday raking.
  • I have never read a trashy romance novel
  • ... I want to.


29 November 2010

Tattletale


I noticed recently that Tim Allen is the new voice narrating GM commercials. GM fails once again. I am not a fan.

Tim Allen is not a legit narrator. Shouldn't GM have done some due diligence? Successful narrators include:


... try again, GM.


28 November 2010

Al Roker Annoys Me


Granted, I do not know the guy ... but something(s) about him just annoys me, such as:


  • Al Roker's a weatherman. 'nough said.
  • Al Roker's funny. Not really, but he thinks he is.
  • Al Roker's a large man. He had gastric bypass surgery ... why the heck is he still so big?
  • Al Roker's a runner? He did the New York marathon last month. It took him over 7 hours to finish ... after "months and months" of training. 7+ hours?! --- seriously
  • Al Roker's an author!? Who's a weatherman AND a mystery writer? Al Roker, that's who.

27 November 2010

Top Chef All-Stars!

I like to act like I am too cool for mindless television ... but let's face it, we all have vices. Hence, I am looking forward to the Top Chef All-Stars premiere this coming week!

Contestants include:
  • Elia Aboumrad; Season 2, Final four
  • Stephen Asprinio; Season 1
  • Richard Blais; Season 4 Finalist
  • Jennifer Carroll; Season 6, Final Four
  • Tiffany Derry; Season 7, Fan Favorite
  • Tiffani Faison; Season 1 Finalist
  • Carla Hall; Season 5 Finalist
  • Mike Isabella; Season 6
  • Jamie Lauren; Season 5
  • Dale Levitski; Season 3 Finalist
  • Antonia Lofaso; Season 4, Final Four
  • Spike Mendelsohn; Season 4
  • Angelo Sosa; Season 7 Finalist
  • Dale Talde; Season 4
  • Casey Thompson; Season 3 Finalist and Fan Favorite
  • Marcel Vigneron; Season 2 Finalist
  • Fabio Viviani; Season 5, Final Four and Fan Favorite
  • Tre Wilcox; Season 3

I split them up accordingly:





See you Wednesday night!


25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human
being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight."
-E. Gilbert

17 November 2010

Mr. Lincoln & I


GRANDPARENTS:

Some kids win the grandparents lottery, and are spoiled on birthdays, holidays, and randomly throughout the year. Generous grandparents may pay for college, help purchase a car, or toss an iPod at you from time to time.

I am not one of these kids. I enjoy and love my Grandmas, BUT I ended up with one who does not celebrate or acknowledge holidays, and another who is the most stingy person I have ever met.

Hence, for my 28th birthday, I received a card with a $5.00 bill in it from my Grandma. Yes, a single $5.00 bill (see picture below).




There are a lot of possibilities for this Mr. Lincoln, including but not limited to:

  • 1 - Starbucks beverage
  • 1.8 - gallons of gas
  • 1 - large bottle of water
  • 2 - 40 oz. bottles of malt liquor
  • 1 - pint at a bar
  • 1 - ticket to a movie during the week OR before noon during the weekend
  • 1 - small bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 2 - tubes of ChapStick
  • 5 - $0.99 iTunes downloads
  • 3 - $1.29 iTunes downloads
  • 1 - tube of toothpaste
  • 4 - misc. items/ treasures from the Dollar Store
  • 1 - bottle of rubbing alcohol AND 1 - bottle of peroxide
  • 5 - Redbox rentals
  • several packs of M&M's, gum, or other candy
  • 1 - single subject 5 Star Notebook
  • 4 - donuts from Dunkin' Donuts


16 November 2010

Spark up the pencil sharpener

Not too long ago, I casually mentioned that I wanted to start using regular ol' no. 2 pencils again. To hell with ink and fancy pants mechanical pencils!

Low & behold on my birthday, a friend surprised me with a pack of The New Black Pencils by Fred. ... each pencil has a clever/ hilarious line on it, such as:

  • Having a roommate named mom is the new black.
  • Overqualified is the new black.
  • Misspelling is the new black.
  • 140 characters or less is the new black. [confession: I love Twitter humor!]
  • Boxed wine is the new black.
  • D.i.y. is the new black.
  • Upcycling is the new black
  • Analog is the new black.
  • Tap water is the new black.
  • Hand sanitizer is the new black.
  • In the red is the new black.
  • El nuevo negro is the new black.

Thanks LP!


10 November 2010

S%!T My Mom Says ver. 2.0

My birthday was Monday, and I happened to be at the dollar store when my mom called me ... this was a tidbit of the conversation:

  • Mom: Oh, you're at the dollar store? Well if you see anything you want for your birthday pick it up and I'll pay you back ... and remember to get a gift bag, too.

09 November 2010

"... boredom, routine, and petty frustration."

And I submit that this is what the real, no-shit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: How to keep from going through your comfortable, prosperous, respectable adult life dead, unconscious, a slave to your head and to your natural default setting of being uniquely, completely, imperially alone, day in and day out.

I recently read David Foster Wallace's This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life. This is my second time around with the context, being that I believe it was the highlight of The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2006).


I have a love/ hate relationship with DFW's writing. He is challenging for me to read because:
  1. I have a lackluster vocabulary.
  2. In general, I am a slow reader.
  3. I get frustrated with words I do not understand.

Nonetheless, I like a good ol' challenge. The following words appear in This Is Water, and they were a mystery to me before looking up their definitions. Let the mockery begin:

  • ubiquitous: adjective. present, appearing, or found everywhere.
  • The immediate point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.


  • banal: adjective. so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring
  • platitude: noun. a remark or statement, esp. one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.
  • ... in the day-to-day trenches of adult existence banal platitudes can have a life-or-death importance.

  • didactic: adjective. intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
  • Here's another didactic little story.

  • simp: noun. a silly or foolish person.
  • The atheist rolls his eyes like the religious guy is a total simp.



08 November 2010

If iTunes were food, I'd be fat & happy


I have a weakness for impulsively buying songs off of iTunes ... recent adds to my library include:

  • Wake Up Everybody - John Legend & The Roots
  • 99 Problems - Hugo
  • Bread & Butter - Hugo
  • Here I Come - The Roots
  • Cortez the Killer - Matthew Sweet
  • Strip Me - Natasha Bedingfield
  • Raise Your Glass - P!nk

I am really pleased with all before mentioned tunes ... yes, even the disposable pop ballads by Miss Bedingfield and P!nk.

Hugo's interpretation of Jay-Z's 99 Problems is awesome, as well as Matthew Sweet's cover of Cortez the Killer.

Listen & Love.


07 November 2010

S%!T My Mom Says

  • Me: Mom, I'm gonna make myself a cocktail, would you like one, too?
  • Mom: Sure, I'll have whatever you're having
  • Me: Crown & Ginger?
  • Mom: ... oh yeah, I forgot you drink like a girl


09 October 2010

Tying Up Loose Ends

Read-a-Thon ... today.

Here's the deal:
  • I believe I am physically incapable of staying up for 24 hours ... but I am good at staying up late ... so I plan on making it to the wee hours of the morning and then crashing.
  • I am tracking the amount of pages turned today,
  • as well as books completed
  • ... and any other interesting revelations.
  • I currently have 6 books that I have started reading ... for better or worse I have a sort of book ADD.
  • Thus, today I will be delving into:
  • Dewy, by Vicki Myron
  • Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
  • The Starbucks Experience, by Joseph Michelli
  • The Sun Also Rises, by E.Hemingway
  • On the Road, by J.Kerouac
  • The Nanny Diaries, by Emma McLaughlin
  • Also, it is no secret that I am a slow reader ... and I'm not merely trying to burn through the books just to say that I read a whole bunch in one day ... so I am not expecting to conquer all 6 books.
  • ... but we'll see.
  • If anything, I am looking forward to spending a pleasant fall Saturday sans television and internet.

08 October 2010

No List Friday


I have a slight 'Marty McFly complex' ... nobody calls me chicken. --- And for whatever reason, I often sign myself up for seemingly tortuous challenges. SO tomorrow will be no different ... I am going to participate in a 24 Hour Read-a-Thon.




Why?

Well, I have free time, and a bunch of books in progress ... so, why not? I am scrambling today to figure out which books I am going to put in the line up ... and I am going to track how many pages I burn through tomorrow. Since I read at the pace of a snail, I am not expecting crazy eye gouging out figures, but it should be a fun day nonetheless.


07 October 2010

Meet Delmar


Watch out Heathcliff & Garfield, there's a new cat in town.





I have always been pretty indifferent towards animals until little Delmar became a part of our family at the beginning of the summer. He is one of the neatest, most unique, and most bizzare cats I have ever met.

For example, he:
  • has a smudge on his nose
  • has huge ears he's likely to never grow into
  • absolutely loves getting his neck scratched
  • likes to sit in his cat carrier for no apparent reason ... he treats it like it is his own little castle
  • eats ice cubes
  • climbs trees
  • chews on books
  • sleeps on books
  • attacks bookmarks ... as in - he tugs/ wrestles said bookmark out of book, and then pounces of it
  • rolls around in dirt ... like a pig
  • rolls up in blankets ... like a cat taco (see below)
  • enjoys taking medicine
  • eats/ chews on house plants
  • licks condensation off of windows
  • pounces on straws ... no unattended drink is safe
  • refuses to eat soft cat food
  • has been really confused by the cooler temperatures lately; I think he is a warm weather cat






06 October 2010

Holiday, Celebrate




With my birthday a lil' over a month away, I find myself lusting over the following:



  • ... and my big ticket item? Thanks for asking:
  • 32GB iPod Touch with 'Love & Squalor' engraved on the back

20 September 2010

TREASURE!

The public library had a book sale this past weekend.


I scooped up the following:

  • My Life In France by Julia Child
  • The Devil Wears Prada by Laura Weisberger
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  • ... and a 1st Edition of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

  • Grand Total: $4.00 (!!!)

18 September 2010

Chain of Events

  • hopped in car
  • went to bookstore with the intention of purchasing a book
  • utilized free wi-fi
  • determined that said book was available at public library
  • hopped in car
  • drove to public library
  • checked out book
  • hopped in car
  • drove home
  • ... enjoying book for the next 2 weeks

16 September 2010

Confessions

  • I love maps and nautical charts
  • I am horrible with directions
  • I was the kid who got sick on the playground merry-go-round at vacation bible school when I was 10
  • I get carsick and airsick like whoa
  • I wish I could read in the car
  • ... as a passenger; not driver
  • I have never, ever gotten seasick
  • ... knock on wood
  • saying I despise flying is an understatement


15 September 2010

Hurricanes, 2010 Edition


I find hurricane names fascinating. For those of you not in 'the know' ... there are 6 rotating hurricane name lists, hence this years list is the same one from 2004. However, if you are a total bad ass hurricane, your name will get retired and be replaced with a new one. The 2010 tentative storms include:

  • Alex
  • Bonnie
  • Colin
  • Danielle
  • Earl
  • Fiona
  • Gaston
  • Hermine
  • Igor
  • Julia
  • Karl
  • Lisa
  • Matthew
  • Nicole
  • Otto
  • Paula
  • Richard
  • Shary
  • Tomas
  • Virginie
  • Walter

My favorites are Earl, Fiona, Igor, Karl, and Walter.


Happy storm chasing ...


14 September 2010

Word Lust


I always joke that I'm really good at spelling 4-letter words, and beyond that all bets are off. But who knew there were so many 2-letter words that are Scrabble eligible?

  • aa
  • ab
  • ad
  • ag
  • ae
  • ah
  • al
  • am
  • an
  • ar
  • as
  • at
  • aw
  • ax
  • ay
  • ba
  • be
  • bi
  • bo
  • by
  • de
  • do
  • ed
  • ef
  • eh
  • el
  • em
  • en
  • er
  • es
  • et
  • ex
  • fa
  • fe
  • go
  • ha
  • he
  • hi
  • hm
  • ho
  • id
  • if
  • in
  • is
  • it
  • jo
  • ka
  • ki
  • la
  • li
  • lo
  • ma
  • me
  • mi
  • mm
  • mo
  • mu
  • my
  • na
  • ne
  • no
  • nu
  • od
  • oe
  • of
  • oh
  • oi
  • om
  • on
  • op
  • or
  • os
  • ow
  • ox
  • oy
  • pa
  • pe
  • pi
  • qi
  • re
  • sh
  • si
  • so
  • te
  • ti
  • to
  • uh
  • um
  • un
  • up
  • us
  • ut
  • we
  • wo
  • xi
  • xu
  • ya
  • ye
  • yo
  • za


13 September 2010

Teresa, WTF!?


Are you familiar with Teresa from the Real Housewives of New Jersey? Long story short, aside from her horrid hair, she's claiming to have racked up $11 million of debt. Who does that?


How would I blow $11,000,000? Well, funny you should ask ... I would start by:


  • buying a car with funny doors
  • buying a boat ... and by boat, I mean yacht
  • getting some new writing instruments and timepieces
  • constructing a vault and fill it with Sacagawea coins to live out my childhood DuckTales fantasy
  • purchasing a herd of basset hounds
  • ... because if one is cute, than 12 would be really cute
  • purchase land for basset hounds to roam ... and a staff to tend to their needs
  • iPhones for me & all my friends!
  • book binge! ... including any 1st edition I feel like getting
  • pay to have Alex Trebek make an appearance at my Jeopardy! themed birthday bash
  • shopping rampages at Urban, Anthropologie, J.Crew, and American Apparel


How would you dig an $11,000,000 hole of debt?



11 September 2010

11 September



We wept and lifted up our hands to heaven on seeing such a horrid sight, for we did not know what to do.
-Homer, The Odyssey






10 September 2010

04 September 2010

Adios Summer

It's Labor Day Weekend ...

Labor Day Weekend =
  • death of summer
  • sunny Saturday morning
  • going for a run
  • not enjoying the run
  • listening to the new Ray LaMontagne album
  • cocktails with friends
  • cell phone charging
  • lounging
  • lusting over the new iPod Touch
  • not spending any time on Facebook
  • spending some quality time with some books
  • river gazing
  • bike riding
  • food consuming
  • mourning the end of the summer


03 September 2010

30 August 2010

Is that an Emmy in your pocket?


I watched the Emmy's last night. I liked what I saw:

  • the intro with Jimmy Fallon & the Glee kids singing Springsteen was superb
  • some of my favorites won (!):
  • Best Drama: Mad Men
  • Best Comedy: Modern Family
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy: Cameron Tucker ... I mean, Eric Stonestreet
  • Outstanding Nonfiction Series: The National Parks: America's Best Idea (which beat out Life and Deadliest Catch ... touche!)
  • Outstanding Guest on a Comedy Series: Betty White, SNL
  • Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Temple Grandin
  • Clair Danes, David Strathairn, Julia Ormond winning for Temple Grandin
  • the big misses were ... Conan O'Brien & Christina Hendricks leaving empty handed
  • lastly, if you have not seen The National Parks: America's Best Idea and/ or Temple Grandin, you should.


29 August 2010

Old School v. New School


I walked 4 miles today; it got me to thinking about how my philosophies have changed in the past five years:

  • on competition:
  • old school - winning is the only option
  • new school - who competes?

  • on slowing down:
  • old school - slowing down is for chumps
  • new school - slowing down is the only way

  • on sweating:
  • old school - sign of a good workout
  • new school - sign to stop all physical activity

  • on the temperature:
  • old school - the hotter it is outside, the better the workout
  • new school - it's hot out? I'm staying inside

  • on walking:
  • old school - losers walk; winners run
  • new school - avoid running at any cost


27 August 2010

No List [Confession] Friday


Confession: my favorite bookmarks ...







I came, I saw, I ran

I did a 5k yesterday evening; I made a pros v. cons list.


Cons ... my only complaints:
  • no t-shirt - granted probably one of the last things I need is another race t-shirt, but for a $20.00 entry fee? ... show me the t-shirt!
  • double loop course - I did a handful (plus a few more) races last summer/ fall, and none of them were a double loop course; I don't know what it was exactly, I just wasn't a fan.
  • I am out of shape
  • I loathe running


Pros:
  • evening race - I did one evening race last summer, and I really enjoyed that one, too. It was nice not to be up early on a Saturday morning for a change.
  • flat course
  • good playlist
  • nice weather
  • good company
  • post race food - instead of the typical fruit & water like other smaller races ... they fed us well yesterday. Treats included: oranges, Chick-fil-A, hot dogs, chips, water, and Gatorade
  • iced towels! - as soon as you finished the race, you were handed an iced towel ... very refreshing ... and elitist feeling


26 August 2010

On the Fly


Remember yesterday when I was excited about drinking some brews? In typical, "joke's on me" fashion, I had forgotten that I am doing a twilight 5k tonight (note: 'twilight' not 'Twilight'). Not too long ago, this would not have interfered with my drinking plans at all, but these days I am old, boring, and not as spry as I once was. Thus, there was no beer consumption last night.

Today, has consisted of tracking down my favorite running shorts, drinking some Gatorade, and making a new running playlist for the ol' iPod:

  • Florence + the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
  • B.o.B - Magic
  • Black Eyed Peas - One Tribe
  • Modest Mouse - Float On
  • DMB - Alligator Pie
  • Eminem - Not Afraid
  • Eminem - Welcome to Detroit City
  • O.A.R. - Fool in the Rain
  • Jay-Z - On To the Next One
  • MGMT - Electric Feel
  • Vampire Weekend - Horchata
  • Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
  • Phoenix - Lisztomania


25 August 2010

Construction

Nothing wrong with being productive. I built my own 6 pack this afternoon. It is cooling now; the forecast for this evening is hazy. The aforementioned 6 pack includes:



... no High Life for this kid today.


24 August 2010

Life in the Doldrums

I have been in a bit of a rut lately, but I am trying to make cocktails out of water. (Does that make sense?) While I have been all mopey, I have been reading. In the past week I have finished 3 books that have been in progress for some time. All were enjoyable reads.

20 August 2010

19 August 2010

18 August 2010

River of Dreams

Long, long ago LiLu was in a competition of sorts, and had to write about the 3 musical moments that have impacted her life the most. After reading her post, I started thinking ... and it took me all of 15 seconds or so to compile my list.

  • Billy Joel; River of Dreams tape; Sony Walkman; my dad's fishing boat. My dad used to take me fishing with him when I was a kid. The problem was we would have to leave really early in the morning, and I would get bored after about 5 minutes of not catching anything. Thus, us fishing usually consisted of my dad actually fishing, and me curled up on the bow of the boat for a mid-morning nap. One of my favorite childhood memories is doing just this, laying in the warm summer sun, listening to Billy Joel's River of Dreams on my Sony Walkman. What 9 year-old loves Billy Joel? ... this kid.

  • Wallflowers; Counting Crows; VA Beach Amphitheater; my first real concert ... with my parents. When I was in middle school, my parents took my sister and me to see the Wallflowers & Counting Crows concert at the VA Beach Amphitheater. It was a crisp night, I was in love with Jakob Dylan, my sister ended up falling asleep at some point, I wasn't mortified that I was with my parents, Adam Duritz dropped the f- bomb more than once ... excellent first concert.

  • First cd player; Alanis Morissette; Presidents of the United States of America. In the 7th grade, I saved up money for what seemed like forever in order to purchase my first cd player. I settled on a Magnavox boombox from Circuit City, that was on sale (... this may have been the beginning of my frugal ways as well.) As an added bonus, my mom let me pick out 2 cd's. Thus, my first 2 cd's were Jagged Little Pill and Presidents of the United States of America ... great choices, I know.

  • Honorable Mention: Last year, when I sailed from Virginia down to Miami, FL with the EYE boys, we had a set shift schedule. For whatever reason (anchored, or in port), it just worked out that I never had a watch shift for the morning sunrise (5.00am - 8.00am). That is, until we were off the coast of Florida. I was excited to say the least. Shortly after I was on watch, I realized there was an endless wall of clouds on the horizon. There was no morning sun peaking over the horizon. I got to see the night slowly fade to an overcast morning ... and it happened while Rusted Root's 'Send Me On My Way' blasted through my iPod. Spectacular? -Not really. Memorable? -Definitely.


16 August 2010

Go Without, Dear Child

Why do I do these things to myself? I think it is a sign that I am bored. Whatever the case, I have decided to do the following for the next month (starting yesterday): not to purchase any food, drinks, or alcohol from restaurants, bars, fast food joints, pizza places, gas stations, homeless people, 7-Elevan's, coffee places, ect.

Thus, until 15 September I will not be visiting:
  • Starbucks
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Chipotle
  • Five Guys
  • Panera
  • Tropical Smoothie
  • Subway
  • Subway Station
  • Anna's
  • Vinny's
  • Wendy's
  • Dairy Queen
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Wawa
  • 7-Elevan
  • Sonic
  • Taco Bell
  • McDonald's
  • Marker 20
  • Crab Shack
... bring on the fun.


13 August 2010

12 August 2010

Road Trippin'

I am heading down to the beach for a quick 24-ish hours. I made a playlist.
  • Fanfarlo - Harold T. Wilkins
  • Eminem - Not Afraid
  • The Temper Trap - Fader
  • Mayer Hawthorne - Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'
  • The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On
  • Florence + the Machine - The Dog Days Are Over
  • DMB - Rye Whisky
  • Jay-Z - A Star Is Born
  • The Dead Weather - Will There Be Enough Water?
  • Elton John - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
  • Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
  • Phoenix - 1901
  • Kings of Leon - Cold Desert
  • Gossip - Are You That Somebody
  • The Black Keys - Tighten Up
  • B.o.B - Magic
  • DMB - Still Water
  • Jason Mraz - Live High
  • The Dead Weather - Hustle and Cuss

Excuses, Excuses

Hello, hello it's been so long. Where the heck have I been lately?
Well, I have been:
  • in a rut
  • and/or
  • lazy
  • and/or
  • busy
  • and/or
  • unmotivated
  • and/or
  • out of town
  • and/or
  • reading
  • and/or
  • at the beach
  • and/or
  • distracted
  • and/or
  • obsessing about stuff
  • and/or
  • eating
  • and/or
  • not exercising whatsoever
  • and/or
  • watching Mad Men
  • and/or
  • watching Teen Mom
  • and/or
  • sleeping
  • and/or
  • soaking up the sun
  • and/or
  • dodging the heat.
  • I am back now.
  • Ready to take on the remainder of August.

26 July 2010

When Homophones Procreate


homophone |ˈhäməˌfōn; ˈhōmə-|nouneach of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling, e.g., new and knew .


When homophones get together, craziness ensues:
  • sence
  • twoo
  • feeat
  • pauws
  • peeak
  • fluw
  • geans
  • baile
  • reead
  • haull
  • highre
  • bluew
  • beare
  • roew
  • wone
  • foure
  • plaine
  • seea

17 July 2010

Sailin' Away

I'm spending the weekend on a boat at the Pork, Pine & Peanut festival. (How backwoods does that sound?). I put together my pack list yesterday, which includes:
  • boogie board
  • beer
  • can koozies
  • bathing suit
  • book
  • magazines
  • iPod
  • book light
  • head lamp
  • Nalgene bottle
  • pfd?
  • rain jacket
  • sun glasses
  • towel
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • water
  • fruit
  • Gatorade
  • misc. clothes
  • toiletries

16 July 2010

14 July 2010

Dream Team?

Last week, over drinks, the notion of the 'Dream Team' was brought up. While initially it applied to basketball, pretty soon anyone was fair game. Thus, I present a rather eclectic mix of people, historical figures, and fictional characters. They're my VIP's ... my Dream Team:
  • Doc Brown & Marty McFly
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • G. Mason
  • James Cook
  • Atticus Finch
  • Holden Caulfield
  • Bart Simpson
  • Captain Planet
  • Carrie Bradshaw
  • Robert Redford & Dustin Hoffman as Woodward & Bernstein
  • Alex P. Keaton
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Lady GaGa
  • Santa Claus

09 July 2010

04 July 2010

4 July 2010

Hey America, I hope I look as good as you do when I'm 234.




03 July 2010

Listen Up

Twilight movies: you can hate on the movies all you want, but the music in them is undeniably good ... these are my top picks:

  • The Bravery, Ours
  • Florence + The Machine, Heavy in Your Arms
  • The Black Keys, Chop and Change
  • The Dead Weather, Rolling In On A Burning Tire
  • Vampire Weekend, Jonathan Low
  • Band of Horses, Life on Earth
  • Cee Lo Green, What Part of Forever

  • Death Cab for Cutie, Meet Me on the Equinox
  • Band of Skulls, Friends
  • The Killers, A White Demon Love Song
  • Muse, I Belong to You
  • Bon Iver, Roslyn
  • Sea Wolf, The Violet Hour
  • Grizzly Bear, Slow Life
  • Blue Foundation, Eyes on Fire
  • Iron & Wine, Flightless Bird


02 July 2010

No List Friday






Summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ... Henry James


01 July 2010

No List Thursday

It's the 1st of July:





Sitting in the morning sun, I'll be sittin' when the evening comes.


30 June 2010

Junk Drawer Discoveries

I recently cleaned out a junk drawer ... the final tally:
  • match books: 2
  • spare/ random keys: 7
  • buttons: 17
  • pencils: 5
  • marbles: 5
  • Legos: 8
  • spare/ replacement Christmas tree lights: 20


28 June 2010

Anatomy of a power outage

First off, it is 2010 ... if there is not a hurricane or downed power lines in my front yard I see no reason for the power to be out.
  • when I got home last night the power was out ... these are the events that followed:
  • I was happy to find Mac[Book] with battery power
  • my excitement quickly dissipated when I realized internet access was dependent on electricity.
  • retrieved a radio from the camper
  • turned on radio
  • quickly opened fridge to get some iced tea
  • quickly closed fridge
  • found book light
  • flipped through the July issue of Real Simple
  • retrieved inverter from camping gear
  • retrieved small fan from closet
  • remembered that the fan was from my first year at George Mason
  • ::smiled::
  • caught myself singing along to Poker Face with GaGa
  • hooked fan up to inverter
  • hooked inverter up to the Coleman Powermate
  • enjoyed fan & iced tea
  • made list about the power being out
  • finished magazine
  • turned off book light
  • went to sleep


25 June 2010

No List Friday



I got mail from American Samoa & a necklace from Tahiti ... Thanks EYE of the World!


21 June 2010

Life in the brier patch

I have all these thoughts burning through my mind:
  • I need money
  • I need to go back to work
  • I don't want to work
  • Does that make me sound spoiled?
  • I kind of want to work
  • ... not really
  • What was the point of going to college?
  • I'm pretty sure I used to have more passion,
  • what happened?
  • I have no clear vision of what I want my future to consist of
  • Is that abnormal?
  • I feel like I'm stuck in tar while everyone else is zooming past me on an airport moving sidewalk

19 June 2010

Sweet Summertime

Last month's issue of Cosmopolitan had 25 ideas for the summer ... if you've been looking for a summer to-do list, look no more:
  1. speak in public
  2. visit a friend in a new place
  3. go out to eat alone
  4. take on a new assignment at work
  5. try a new food
  6. go on a date
  7. party
  8. get a new haircut
  9. go out with friends
  10. attend a cocktail hour/ event
  11. go camping
  12. crash/ go to a party you're not invited to
  13. perform karaoke
  14. go out with an ex
  15. dance
  16. interview for a job
  17. take a trip/ explore a new place
  18. join a sports league
  19. invite out-of-towners to stay with you
  20. buy a new dress
  21. go on a trip with a guy
  22. take a class/ learn something new
  23. yoga
  24. propose a new idea at work
  25. be set up


18 June 2010

No List Friday

Raise your hand if you came home from Bonnaroo with sun poisoning




17 June 2010

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly & More

Life is for livin' not livin' uptight

I could not have been more impressed with the bands I was able to see at Bonnaroo. I signed on to work at the festival in exchange for a free ticket ... lucky for me, my work shifts happened to be at the What (main) Stage ... thus I got really good views for the heavyweights who where there.
  • Gold Medalist:
  • Surprisingly Jay-Z was by far the best performance I saw. His energy was amazing, he seemed so happy to be there ... almost in awe of the situation, he was funny, he was humble, he seemed down to earth, he wore sunglasses ... I could go on.

  • Silver Medalists (in no particular order):
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Phoenix
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Weezer
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • She & Him
  • The Gossip
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Daryl Hall
  • Conan O'Brien
  • The Dead Weather

  • Bronze Medalist:
  • Kings of Leon

  • Failed to Medal:
  • Tenacious D


16 June 2010

Creature Comforts


I have returned from my adventure to Bonnaroo. While I had a good time, I am having a really good time getting reacquainted with:
  • air conditioning
  • not waiting in lines constantly
  • cold drinks
  • copious amounts of ice
  • a real bed
  • air conditioning
  • refrigerators
  • not sweating uncontrollably
  • showers
  • running water
  • toilets
  • electricity
  • air conditioning


11 June 2010

No List Friday

My best friend from high school got married last weekend ... I cannot put into words how happy I am for her.





09 June 2010

Fire It Up

Just so we're clear ... this is who I am trying to see, hear, and enjoy this weekend at Bonnaroo:
  • Fanfarlo
  • The Temper Trap
  • Conan O'Brien
  • The Gossip
  • She & Him
  • Dawes
  • Daryl Hall
  • Kings of Leon
  • The Avett Brothers
  • John Prine
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Jay-Z
  • Jonathan Sexton
  • Lissie
  • Regina Spektor
  • Phoenix
  • Dave Matthews Band

08 June 2010

Westward Expansion

Today is the day! I am Tennessee bound. I am spending the night in Knoxville, and then heading to Bonnaroo in the morning. Wondering what I have with me? ... fret no more:
  • tent
  • cot
  • air mattress
  • air pump
  • sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • sheet
  • table
  • chair
  • coolers
  • lantern
  • flashlights
  • matches/ lighter
  • water bottles
  • bowl/ plate
  • stove
  • pot/ pan
  • trash bags
  • can opener
  • utensils
  • gas
  • hammers
  • bug spray
  • phone charger
  • camera
  • camera charger
  • GPS
  • radio
  • alarm clock
  • inverter
  • pens
  • notepads
  • party shoes
  • flops
  • mud boots
  • rain gear
  • socks
  • hoodie
  • jeans
  • bathing suit
  • jorts

30 May 2010

Anatomy of a beach bag

What better way to spend the holiday weekend than at the Outer Banks with some chums? I prepared my beach bag for the summer last night, it includes:
  • beach sheet
  • beach towel
  • book
  • Sudoku puzzle book
  • camera
  • 2 pens
  • note pad
  • extra sunglasses
  • tanning lotion
  • tanning oil
  • regular lotion
  • lemon juice
  • 2 can koozies
  • hopes for an uber fun summer

29 May 2010

Momma didn't raise no runner

  • I ran in a 10k this morning
  • last spring/ summer/ fall I participated in 5 races also
  • I 'run'
  • I am not a runner
  • I just don't get it
  • first of all there are 3 things in this world I don't enjoy doing:
  1. spending money
  2. getting up early
  3. running
  • today I did all three
  • around mile 3.5 the wheels in my head started turning, thus I have the following questions:
  • Are there people who actually enjoy running?
  • Why?
  • Who are these people?
  • What planet do they come from?
  • ... even the fast/ advanced runners look absolutely miserable while they're running
  • Why run? ... if you're not running from the cops, rabid dogs, or to get from one place to another ... what's the point?

28 May 2010

No List [The Ugly Truth About Lists] Friday

Not too long ago, Rachel posted this about lists, and that got me to thinking. Long before I was a list maker, I was a list lover. You are never too far from a list whether you notice it or not ... we're surrounded:
Like what I did there? What is there not to like about lists? Lists are convenient to those who are short on time or short on attention span. I am a fan of the organization, the order, the conciseness, the lack of 'fluff,' the fact that you have to put it all out there, and you're unable to hide behind an excess use of unnecessary words, phrases, and segues.

There is also a vulnerability when it comes to making any soft of bucket list (ugh, what a dumb term), resolutions, goals, or the ever popular 101 in 1001 lists. Whether the list is in the form of writing it on a scrap piece of paper or broadcasting it to the masses on your blog, you are entering into a contract of sorts with yourself. It is easy to keep your thoughts to yourself, but once you put it down in a list, it becomes real, and you are now somewhat accountable to complete the tasks.

Lists are the -ish.




... and just for the record, I went skydiving when I was 18 ... that's for all you 101 in 1001 kids out there.


27 May 2010

Reaction to the Grey's Anatomy Finale

I have not kept up with Grey's Anatomy this season like I have with the previous ones, but I did watch the season finale last week. These were my reactions ... and questions:
  • Meredith's pregnant? --- like that will last
  • Reed just got shot in the head? ugh, not a good morning
  • Alex got shot? --- oh well, maybe he won't make it; he's such a jerk and Lexie is dumb for being with him
  • Is that Mandy Moore?
  • ... that really looks like Mandy Moore
  • I really like Mandy in Saved, A Walk to Remember, and the Princess Diaries
  • I wonder if she's on Twitter
  • opening credits roll ... it really is Mandy Moore
  • Who walks around shooting people? ... what a jerk
  • the way Sloan protected Lexie and rushed her to the elevator was so endearing
  • ... and then Alex is there bleeding
  • he ruins everything
  • Who has time to work on their relationship with a crazed killer on the loose?
  • - everyone
  • I'm thinking that in the real world you're typically unable to negotiate with a mass murderer
  • DAMMMNNN Derek is dead
  • ... oh wait, he's alive
  • of course, I'm sure plenty of people survive shots to the middle of the chest like that?
  • ok seriously? What type of SWAT team would shoot a guy in the shoulder, and then let him walk away?
  • Why do the lesbians have the most functional relationship on the show?
  • Gay propaganda, ABC?
  • Hey Lexie, don't you hear Alex calling you 'Izzy'? ZING!
  • oh good, Owen is sneaking back into the hospital ... he's been to Iraq ... he'll save the day for sure
  • I'm pretty sure that if crazy guy really wanted Derek dead, he would simply shoot him again ... and again ... and again
  • Seriously Meredith? ... you always have to make everything about you
  • so much for Owen saving the day
  • miscarriage ... predictable
  • so the killer ends up in the room where his wife died, how touching
  • ... not really
  • believe what you want, but I'd like to think that if you go around killing innocent people ... doctors at that ... that the odds are you're not going to get to spend eternity with your dead wife

26 May 2010

NOVA? ... no, Hampton, VA

I ate lunch today at Five Guys. Prior to moving to Fairfax, VA in 2003 I had never heard of Five Guys ... now it's here in Hampton and/ or Newport News ... the same goes for:
  • Panera
  • Chipotle
  • Silver Diner
I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. I enjoyed the diversity of the poles of Virginia, now it's turning into a cluster fudge of everywhere looking the same. In fact, the development where the Five Guys now is also home to:
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Super Target
  • Chipotle
  • Delia's
  • H&M
  • Hollister
  • Express
  • The Limited
All that is missing is an Urban Outfitters and a Noodles & Co. and they can rename the place, 'Little NOVA'


25 May 2010

To emoticon or not to emoticon?

Guilty! On Facebook and Twitter I have been known to:
  1. :)
  2. ;)
  3. :P
  4. :D

I have several issues with this behavior. First of all I don't wink in real life (#2). Nor do I often stick my tongue out (#3) ... and I do not grin (#4) in real life nearly as much as I do online. And I can't take other people serious when they liter the net with these fictitious facial expressions, so why should I be above the law?




20 May 2010

Encounter with an annoying wobbly table

  • I have been known to read magazines free of charge at my friendly neighborhood Barnes & Noble.
  • Today I caught myself ... while I always grab trashy gossip magazines, I noticed I always hide them behind more newsworthy and/or healthy lifestyle magazines for the walk from the periodicals section to the cafe section.
  • One day maybe I'll have no shame about carrying the 'Sneak Peak at Sex & the City 2' or showing my interest in 'Sandra's New Life as a Mom' ... but today is not the day.
  • Today I opted for:
  • Women's Running May/ June 2010
  • Mac Life June 2010
  • Entertainment Weekly 21 May 2010
  • US Weekly 31 May 2010

12 May 2010

Stagnant

  • it appears that time doesn't just fly when you're having fun
  • ... it flies regardless.
  • I feel like I am constantly trying to keep up with time/ the present ... and constantly failing.
  • Does that make sense?
  • And lately I have been stagnant in almost every sense of the word, especially with regard to:
  • reading
  • writing
  • keeping up with Life As List
  • exercising
  • eating healthy
  • going outside/ taking advantage of the nice weather
  • job hunting
  • winning the Lottery
  • ... I may be turning into a sloth

30 April 2010

No List Friday

Gadgets I like: my money jar that counts money




29 April 2010

There's a new cat on the block




There's a new kitten in the family ... he doesn't have a name ... I asked for suggestions on Facebook & Twitter, and was bombarded with ideas ... my favorites include:
  • Dusty
  • Blaze
  • Owen
  • PJ
  • Cupcake
  • Dr. Dre
  • Roy
  • Smudge
  • Casanova
  • Mox ... you know, from Varsity Blues
  • Matt Whatley
  • Oprah
  • Boss
  • Rockefeller
  • Jackson
  • High Life





... he likes to sleep.

26 April 2010

Bag Lady

I was in a panic looking for my car keys today, until I remembered that I left them in my Mom's car .. don't ask, that's an entirely different story. While searching for the keys, I riffled through purse ... it was then that I realized I may be a certified 'bag lady' ... the contents included:
  • map of NYC
  • map of Charleston, SC
  • coaster from Cuchi Cuchi ... in Boston
  • toothbrush (new)
  • 2 spools of dental floss
  • Mother's Day card
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 1 pencil
  • 4 pens
  • 1 nonworking pen
  • nutrition facts card from Tropical smoothie
  • notepad
  • 2 tubes of Chapstick
  • travel pack of tissues
  • hand lotion
  • 1 book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • stamps
  • Pepto tablets
  • box of matches
  • roll of Tums
  • 2 tampons
  • wallet

25 April 2010

Wedding Toast Mad Libs

Thanks to LP, I stumbled upon a wedding toast fill in the blank in the paper today. Being that I am slated to be in a wedding this June, I filled it in Mad Libs style accordingly ... and by accordingly, I mean fictitiously.




As many of you know, my name is LIZ, and I am the MOH. I have known J for 13 years, and I have never seen her happier than she is today. Except maybe this one time. J and I were in ATLANTIC CITY, and we went to JAIL. I was feeling GLAMOROUS, and J was doing everything in her power to ESCAPE. I will never forget what J told me: "LIFE IS MISERY." That's typical J: always STUPID. Another time she came close to being as happy as she is today was when she met B. They met at 7-11, and for their first date LAID PIPE. J called me afterwards to tell me how SLOPPY it was. This new person was LETHARGIC, HUNGRY, NEUROTIC. [dramatic pause] I could just tell something was different. There's a quote I've always held dear, and I feel it's appropriate today: "Joy is not in things; it is in us." J and B have found great joy in each other, and we're all fortunate to be sharing it with them today. May their happiness last forever.

23 April 2010

No List Friday


My family is doing an overhaul of the backyard ... which has included adding a vegetable garden. In the process of creating the garden an old Wild Cherry Pepsi can littered with bb shots was unearthed. Some people find coins, some find time capsules, some find dinosaur bones ... while others find rusty soda cans.



21 April 2010

Best of the Best

This is the 3rd season I have watched American Idol. When season 7 stared, I challenged myself to watch the show from the first tryout to the finale ... and I did. And then I signed on last season, and I have for the most part kept up with this season. That being said, there is just something about AI that I find intriguing. Today was a first for me ... I pre-ordered Crystal Bowersox's performance from last night on iTunes ... which got me to thinking about my hands down favorite songs/ performances from the past 3 seasons ... which include:

20 April 2010

Spring Tunes

I currently have music crushes on the following bands/ people ... and I'll even throw in my favorite tunes that they do:
  • She & Him - In the Sun, Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
  • Ben Folds - Hiroshima, You Don't Know Me
  • Jonathan Sexton - Babylon, Love In My Heart
  • Manchester Orchestra - Where Have You Been, Shake It Out
  • The Heavy - How You Like Me Now?
  • and even though it pains me to admit it ... I really like Hey Soul Sister by Train
  • ok ok ... and Justin Bieber ... but only the song Baby ... don't tell anyone

19 April 2010

Can a girl catch a freakin break?

Ever since October it has seemed that someone has had a hex on me ... things just have not been going my way, such as:
  • in October my beloved laptop completely bit the dust out of the blue
  • in February my iPod was stolen out of my car
  • my car broke down in March
  • I accidentally broke my mom's digital camera a few weeks ago
  • my cell phone is on it's last leg ... but is taped together for now
  • ... seriously
  • ... and lastly, I once again got the memo that to some I will always be nothing more than a fallback girl.
In conclusion, whoever has the voodoo doll with my name on it ... I'd really appreciate it if you quit sticking pins in it.

16 April 2010

No List Friday

Scrabble Trivia: Scrabble was created during the Depression by Alfred Butts, an unemployed architect.





04 April 2010

Happy Easter

Growing up, my sister, brother, and I loved this movie:




Happy Easter

03 April 2010

Anatomy of an Urban Outfitters Purchase

  • LP posts this link on my Facebook wall.
  • ... what can I say, I dig MHL and ca$h money
  • is there any better combination?
  • as a result of clicking the link I continue to browse the UO site.
  • my browsing turns into stalking the store.
  • by the time I am done I have chosen a new spring/ summer wardrobe
  • decorated my imaginary apartment
  • picked out books
  • headphones
  • a new duvet cover
  • pillowcases
  • ... you know, the works.
  • and I bought two tee-shirts
  • ... that were on clearance.

02 April 2010

No List Friday

Today is World Autism Awareness Day ... as a result, Autism Speaks had launched the Light It Up Blue campaign.


01 April 2010

Cheater!

While I did try and stay true to eating like a vegan during the 31 days of March ... there were a couple of times I sold my soul to the carnivore devil. I consumed:
  • bread with cheese sprinkles on it ... to my credit ... I didn't realize it was cheese, I just thought it was seasoning
  • pesto that included cheese ... I didn't realize until reading the ingredients after I was binging on it
  • 2 Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
  • 2 small bites of tuna ... after a night of drinking
  • 1 huge, delicious New York Strip Steak*









*April Fool's

31 March 2010

Home Stretch

Today is the day! It is the final day of March, which also means it is the final day of my month as a vegan. What have I learned from this?
  • to question food before you shove it in your mouth.
  • to read ingredients (is this something we should be doing anyway?)
  • to think ahead and plan meals.
  • I haven't really missed meat that much; I keep saying that if I could eat cheese and eggs this would be a piece of cake ... well, maybe not cake.
  • self control ... I have been tempted plenty of times with forbidden foods ... but with a little bit of will power, and some whining I have been able to not succumb to temptation.

21 March 2010

Complete the sentence.

Insider info ... layout stolen from Rachel.
  • If I were a month, I'd be November ... or May, or June, July, August ... or everything except January & February
  • If I were a day of the week, I'd be Saturday
  • If I were time of day, I'd be 12.00pm
  • If I were a planet, I'd be Earth
  • If I were a sea animal, I'd be a dolphin
  • If I were a direction, I'd be East
  • If I were a piece of furniture, I'd be a bookshelf
  • If I were a liquid, I'd be Miller High Life
  • If I were a gemstone, I'd be an opal
  • If I were a tree, I'd be a Japanese Cherry Tree
  • If I were a tool, I'd be a Sharpie
  • If I were a flower, I'd be wildflowers
  • If I were a kind of weather, I'd be ideal softball weather
  • If I were a musical instrument, I'd be an iPod
  • If I were a color, I'd be green
  • If I were an emotion, I'd be manic
  • If I were a fruit, I'd be a tomato ... is that a fruit?
  • If I were an element, element? ... I'd be Hg
  • If I were a car, I'd be a bike ... or a Delorean
  • If I were a food, I'd be eggplant parmesan
  • If I were a place, I'd be the beach
  • If I were a material, I'd be malt liquor
  • If I were a scent, I'd be Christmas tree
  • If I were an animal, I'd be a koala bear
  • If I were facial expression, I'd be a sly smirk
  • If I were a song, I'd be Float On by Modest Mouse
  • If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be Reef flip-flops

20 March 2010

Extra sunshine? Yes, please.

In honor of the 1st day of spring: the more daylight, the better. Any excuse to turn the t.v. off and head outside is welcomed. Short on ideas of what to do?




  • walk
  • run
  • ride bikes
  • drive with the windows down
  • ... and music up
  • ... while enjoying a Slurpee.
  • pack your lunch ... and consume it outside.
  • sit outside and read
  • ... or draw
  • ... or knit
  • ... or think
  • ... or clear you mind.
  • sit outside at bars/ restaurants
  • sit outside with your MacBook
  • sit on a bench at a park
  • sit on a blanket on the Mall ... or Lincoln's steps

19 March 2010

No List Friday

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the ocean, drink the wild air"

I spent Monday with Adam and Amanda visiting schools and talking about EYE of the World