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Beach walks and found art – part 1.

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

I love me my daily walks. Every day I make it a point to get out and about and explore this town and really open my eyes to the world around me.  I look for beauty in things I pass, and I especially appreciate graffiti and art in unexpected places. I also really dig that on my daily walks (generally on the beach) I am usually joined by beach dog or 2. Canine company is nice. Every day I seem find something new and unexpected.

Beach dog and a heart in the rocks.


Hibiscus Flowers = Not Badass.

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Recently I’ve gotten into surfing. I go to a ladies’ surf night in NH and I’ve been having an amazing time. I’ve started looking at surfboards to see what my options are and have noticed that huge number of women’s surf boards come with hibiscus flower motif’s on them. I’ve also been looking at getting a new motorcycle helmet since my current one is pretty old & should be replaced. In my browsing for women’s motorcycle helmets, I’ve found that the hibiscus motif plague has invaded this area as well. It’s crazy! The manufacturers of inherently bad-ass things are decreasing their “bad-ass factor” by sticking hibiscus flowers on everything. What the heck is up with that?!? I like pink flowers as much as the next girl, but when I’m looking to buy something for one of my non-frou-frou hobbies, I don’t want a stupid hibiscus flower stuck on it….

Therefore, in honor of this phenomenon, I give you a list of 6 things that are made WAYYY less bad-ass (and/or butch) by having a hibiscus flower on them……

#6. A mens’ tie. Unless you’re from Hawaii (and even that is up for debate), you should not be wearing these.

#5. A Knife. A knife is inherently bad-ass. So, why would you go about and muck it up with a design on it? Imagine yourself on a dark night in a bad section of town. A thug jumps out of the darkness and challenges you to a knife fight. Then you whip out this “shank”. True, you might very well win the fight, but only because your opponent would be extremely vulnerable while they are rolling around on the ground in utter hysterics.

#4. A motorcycle. Good for you for customizing your ride, but really? Couldn’t you have gone with some skulls or flames? Or flaming skulls?

#3. A motorcycle helmet. Just imagine yourself:  Sitting pretty wearing your pink hibiscus helmet, riding your hibiscus motorcycle. Looking the the total opposite of bad-ass. Although this look definitely has potential to work if you are employed as a flower delivery person…….

#2. A surfboard. You could totally be one of the guys with this awesome surfboard with a floral motif. Except none of the guys would ever be caught dead riding your chicksauraus-maximus board.

#1. Cufflinks. One question: Why are these even necessary when you can buy cufflinks with ammo on them?

Best IM conversation in a while…

Monday, April 20th, 2009

ME: Baby, which of your guns is best for killing zombies?
DEVON: hm it depends. the rifle is best for killing them from a distance
DEVON: the beretta holds 16 rounds, which is nice, but the .45 has more zombie stopping power
ME: hmm… well i have an axe for close distance stuff, as well as chopping down stairs..
DEVON: er, you do?
ME: but i dunno if i want a long distance gun or a hand gun…
ME: haha.
ME: i’m choosing my top 5 items to have when zombies attack…
ME: so far I have an axe, hardcore – yet sexy – body armor, vodka and a mountain bike.
ME: but i need a gun.
ME:for stopping power.
DEVON: I’d go with a Beretta CX4 Storm, in .45.

So how about you? What are your 5 preferred items to have on hand in case of zombie attack?

At risk.

Monday, August 4th, 2008

At the risk of providing too much information, I share this with you:

Pic “borrowed” from:

What I want in a house.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Devon & I are starting out on the long road of buying a home. Currently we have been preapproved for a mortgage and as of today, we just started working with a buyer’s broker, who Devon has worked with before, and who I already like. So this whole “buying a home” thing (which I always thought of as one of the most adult of actions) is something that we’re actually going to do. Scary.

When I talked to our broker today, he told me that D & I should make a list separately of things that we need and want in a house. In all reality, all we really need is 4 walls & a roof that enclose a space big enough for me, Devon & Fifi to sleep in, but we’re decided to sell out and become a little bit less punk rock. So I made my list.

Must Haves:

Single family home. 1 bedroom & 1 office. 2 full baths (or room to add a 2nd full bath). 2 car garage (or enough land to build one). A yard big enough for having a dog (although we don’t have one yet) and planting a little garden. Laundry area is not in kitchen. Gas stove hookups. 1400 sq ft +. A wall in a living room or family room that’s big enough for a 13 ft retractable projector screen.

Would really love:

A guest room. Lots of light. Exposed wood ceilings. A house w/ some personality/character/unique-ness. Nearish public transit: Bus, Subway and/or Commuter rail. In the city of Boston. Preferably has a patio, or deck. Not in a development. A fireplace or woodstove. A front porch, an open one preferred. An open floor plan. A BIG kitchen. Big closets in master bedroom. A hallway or front entryway coat closet. High ceilings.
Also, it wouldn’t hurt if it looked like either of these:

Uber modern stairs

Uber modern loft

So, what would your “needs & wants” list look like?

38th totally non-weekly Questionnaire.

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Sorry that I’ve been totally slacking on posting weekly questionnaires! It’s been kinda quiet around here & I’ve been keeping busy. Which is good… But the people have been demanding questions, so questions you all shall have!

1. Do you like to explore?

2. What are your thoughts on trespassing?

3. Have you ever made a bonfire on a beach?

4. What would you pack to eat on a picnic?

5. What is your greatest fear?

6. Are you planning on dressing up this halloween?

7. Do you have any seasonal traditions during fall?

8. What’s your favorite kind of bread?

9. Name thing that you never leave the house without.

10. L stands for _______.

Nifty Wildlife Trivia Quiz

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Here is a trivia quiz that I took during a wildlife ethics class at PAWS. Some of the answers are pretty surprising. Let’s see how you guys do. I’ll post the answers in a couple of days. And no cheating by looking at other people’s answers or by finding them online! :) Good luck!

1. True or False: Canada Geese mate for life.

2. What percentage of black bear’s diet is vegetation?

3. True or False: The English House Sparrow has more bones in its neck than a giraffe.

4. What is the only marsupial in North America?

5. True or False: Crows are particularly fond of young corn plants.

6. What is the fastest flying bird? (It can reach speeds of 200mph.)

7. True or False: All of the bats in Puget Sound (around Seattle) are insectivorous.

8. People in what area of the country put out the most bird feeders?

9. What is the largest songbird (passerine)?

10. True or False: Seals are born underwater.

37th Somewhat-Weekly Questionnaire

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

1. Would you want to be on a reality TV show?
2. What talent would you most like to have?
3. What is the little physical habit that gives away your insecurities?
4. I used to hate ________, but now I love it.
5. Do you tan? Can you?
6. How much caffeine do you consume in an average day?
7. Smoothies: Yay or Nay?
8. What’s your favorite kind of ice cream?
9. Why are there Braille signs on drive-up ATM’s?
10. K stands for _________.

Would your guy (or yourself) sleep with a guy?

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

This question was raised on one of the forums I frequent:

“Here is the scenario:

4 guys go on a golfing trip, but they can only get 1 hotel room. The hotel room has 2 queen sized beds. Do the guys suck it up and sleep in beds together, or are 2 of them sleeping on the floor?”

I asked Devon the question and he had a very definite answer that he seemed to feel very strongly about, which I’ll let him explain…

As for myself I have no problem sharing a bed with a girl or a guy on an overnight trip… Who cares if I end up drooling in my sleep or whatever? When my girls and i have overnight get-togethers in cramped quarters, one of us always ends up getting spooned by accident. It’s no biggie. It’s cost effective and I gain body heat that I’m totally lacking in….

But yeah, I’m just wondering about everyone else.

Week 36 Questionnaire.

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

1. If you had to be an animal for one day, what would you be?
2. What is your favorite kind of animal?
3. Why do people (like myself) talk about “girlie” things, but never about “boyie” things?
4. Do you think you can dance?
5. If so, what kind of music do you like to dance to?
6. What is something that is impossible to do while still looking “cool”?
7. If you were on death row, what would your last meal consist of?
8. What do you think is wrong with most people, overall?
9. Can you buy good taste?
10. Fill in the blank for yourself: “I’m giving up my name and nicknames, so from now on I’d like you all to call me ________.”