Archive for the ‘Randomness’ Category

Alighting for a bit.

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Holy crap, it’s October already. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing color and grocery stores are selling pumpkins already. And here I am, still hopeful that I’ll get 1 harvest-able zuchinni from my garden before frost sets in. :) I think I’m boned.

September was totally insane, but probably obvious, since I barely posted last month. I visited Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and NYC, while also taking care of Mistress of Honor duties in my best friend’s wedding. Not to mention having house guests and doing somewhat less glamorous activities. :) I think I’ll be writting up and posting some reviews of places I went/saw/conquered, because I’ve been having a really great time trying some new things. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Also, now that the surf shops are all closing up and I wont be able to rent gear, I need to find some sort of physical activity that I enjoy, won’t easily bore me and that I can do during the dead of winter. Any suggestions?

Friday, August 21st, 2009

WJW Fox 8 Cleveland does a ridiculous story on a bear in a lady’s backyard

I started crying because I was laughing so hard!

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?


Monday, July 27th, 2009


Originally uploaded by Theremina

This is the most amazing picture ever!!!!

Shag Carpeting Fantastic-ness

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Jane Mansfield’s bathroom

Originally uploaded by lorryx3

I just had to haul my vacuum upstairs to vacuum the only room on the 2nd floor with carpeting (shag carpeting specifically).

Guess what room that is…..

It’s the master bathroom.Yes. Our bathroom has brown shag carpeting in it. It just seems so wrong. Our house was built in 1980 and I imagine that the carpeting was installed then…. I don’t even want to know what type of infectious diseases and bacteria are flourishing in my bathroom. I am sooooo looking forward to redoing that room and getting that crunchy carpet out of there!

Dear Mother Nature,

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Today is July 1st and it’s currently 62F and thunder-storming. It has been like this all week…. May I reiterate: It is July 1st!!! Where the heck is summer and it’s obligatory beach days! You better get on that.

Food for thought

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Is it possible for two atheists have a spiritual connection?

The whole notion made me giggle when D and I were having a goofy convo the other night.

Lots of various pictures from May and June 2009

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

So I just emptied out the old pictures in my camera, and BOY! Do I have a bunch of various photos in there.  We built our master bedroom closet, I looked GOOD, I investigated wild orchids in MA, we went to Brian & Jen’s wedding in New Orleans, I turned 27, I gardened, my iguana looked super cute, and I explored Russell’s Mill Pond and the Chelmsford town forest on my bike…

Pouty face!
Apparently MA has about 10 or so wild varieties of orchids.
Devon very happy to have a plateful of beignets.
My Mardi Gras mask.
Russell's mill pond.

Check out all the pictures here.

Bikes & Skinned Knees.

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I just bought a bike! I found a cheap used one at the local bicycle store & brought it home to show Devon. As I was riding around the yard, I tested out the breaks and promptly faceplanted on our driveway and skinned my knee and palms for the first time in a long time… Probably the first time since I last rode a bike. Ouch.