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