Archive for August, 2006

Cupcake’s Wedding

So, our little pink frosted cupcake got married.  Sniff.  It was very emotional – as she is so young and fresh.  Jennifer and I were lucky enough to be bridesmaids – and we all feel very good about the hot, tall, seemingly entertaining navy dentist to be that she snagged. 

I always like pictures of me the best if they include my best friends.  I think I look happier.  And happier = prettier.  But then of course – I’m vain.  Want to see some pictures?

Cods_angelsCod’s Angels. 


GangsterSometimes I like to pretend like me and my friends are in a gang.  My friends don’t pretend the same thing. 



Big times in the car. 


Mary Beth was too busy being the bride – so we took a picture with her portrait. 



These are my favorite friends.  All in one place.  YAY!


We are so fun. 


Okay kids.  I’m going to pack.  Miss y’all. 

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Big Times in the Back Yard

Number of monster turkey vulture buzzards circling:  1  (K – time out – what in the name of craziness is a buzzard doing in my parent’s backyard?  We live WAYYYYY inside the city limits.)

Number of dead opossums in next door neighbors front yard attracting monster buzzards:  1  (Go figure.  I guess you can get a vulture anywhere you want to if you have a big enough dead animal laying around.)

Number of large rats currently inhabiting our pool area, taking vacations into the house, and trying to break into the dog food containers:  1    (This rat was not around when we left for maine on tuesday.  We recently had a lot of yard work done and think he probably had his little habitat destroyed somewhere in the yard.  Awesome.)

Number of overweight, non-sporting breed dogs who are traumatized by the scent of the dead opossum, the circling vulture with a wingspan of more than  six feet over head, and the fat rat invading their territory and trying to steal their precious puppy chow:    (counting Scooter – the neighbor’s dog).

Number of fat, happy dogs who slept like it was their job after their tough day in the wild, a bath, and new clean beds:  2

Someone I find very intriguing asked me one time what kind of animal I would be if I had the choice to be any animal.  I’d like to be someone’s favorite pet dog with a big backyard, maybe some dog buddies, a big warm bed, and lots of stuffed animals to chew on and play with.  Oh, and it would be nice if they would take me to run with them sometimes, or to the beach, or the lake, or the farm, but that would just be gravy.  Dogs have the life. 

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Hey kids.  I know I’ve been sort of MIA – and I apologize.  But unfortunately it is going to get worse before it gets better.  For tomorrow I leave for the first of my post bar travels.  I haven’t had a chance to tell y’all about my trips, which is sad because I am traveling a few places I’ve never been and I love advice on things not to miss.  Maybe the internet will work where I’m going.  Who knows. 

Tomorrow I am going to Blue Hill Maine with my mom.  Neither of us have ever been to Maine, so we are excited.  It is somewhere on the coast – we are flying into Bangor – and from there I’m not real sure.  Some friends have rented an big old farmhouse and we are going with a group of my mom’s friends and their daughters.  The daughters are all old enough that I didn’t go to high school with them and only know them in passing at best, even though I would have known them well if we had been closer in age.  I’m excited – I think it is going to be tons of fun.   We come home from Maine on Saturday. 

A week from tomorrow my parents and I are going to Montreal.  From Montreal we are renting a car and driving to Saratoga Springs, NY on Thursday.  I have never been to Canada or upstate New York.  Our trip to Saratoga is for the purpose of attending the Travers Stakes.   I love horse races.  My brother and his girlfriend are going to meet us in Saratoga Springs, along with a few of my friends from the City.  The Stakes are Saturday, but I anticipate being at the track on Friday and Saturday. 

Sunday I am flying out of Albany early in the morning and going to Denver for a Grand Lake Lodge Reunion, and will spend the whole week, until labor day, basking in the glow of the rockies.  I will be in the place where the sun always shines unless it is raining or snowing, where the beer flows like wine, and the elk play chicken in the street with pick up trucks.  Where the Rope is only two swerves and a curve from everywhere, and the never summer mountains await.   

All I can say is – Get ready. 

Oh – and did I tell you I got a job?  I start the Monday after labor day.  And I’m 90% sure I found somewhere to live that I’m super pumped about. 

See?  And you were worried I might not be able to get my life together.   Under. Control.

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I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them – with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself.

                                                                             –  Eudora Welty

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Pieces of me

I’m cleaning my room.  I wonder how many years of my life have been consumed with cleaning my room.  And yet my room is always messy.  How can this be?  Sometimes I want to throw it all away.  But when it comes down to it I have a hard time throwing it all away. 

This is interesting because I’m cleaning my room in my parents house – and there is crap in these drawers that go back decades.  Last week I went through all the closets and the medicine cabinet in my bathroom and threw away anything that was more than a year old.  So – basically I threw away everything. 

How do y’all feel about throwing away cd jewel cases?  I have about three hundred thousand of these suckers – and very few of them contain the corresponding cd.  But I feel bad throwing them away.  Like – I might want them sometime.  RRRRRRIIIIIGGGHHHT.  I’m throwing them away.  I’m throwing it all away.  Wish me luck. 

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Ice Melts When if Gets Hot

The title of my post is a quote from the pilot episode of JAG which I watched monday afternoon.  I’d never seen an episode of JAG.  The first season came out in 1995.  Let me tell you about these special effects.  They are awesome.  So believable. 

What I think is so hilarious is that these JAG lawyers are the investigators.  Awesome.  The first episode was on a carrier and the second was on a submarine.  The episode I’m watching right now – the JAG lawyer just punched a marine in the face. 

It is really hot outside.  REALLY REALLY HOT.  Ice is melting.  I am melting.  Actually – as it turns out – the whole country is melting. 

It is too hot for Bella to stay outside for very long.  Me too. 

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