Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Glorious Pug.

So, bear with me random, occasional Reader, as I go a little new-camera-crazy. I might over the next couple of weeks, post shots like this one. over and over. But seriously, I have never been able to get a decent indoor picture of Cooper before! He's jet black, so it's impossible to even see him without a flash with my old camera. The Rebel, however, has the ability to take a photo with the flash without completely washing out any hint of a background! It's beautiful how you can see Cooper in his full wrinkly, fat, stinky capacity. Go ahead, enjoy him.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Carrie's in town!

I have two best friends. I'm lucky enough to live across the street from one of them (Angie). Unfortunately the third leg of our wacky little magical tripod (Carrie) lives in Austin, TX, where she's a rockstar rollergirl. Though her location makes for an awesome place visit, our tripod is a little lopsided without her. Fortunately she's in town for the holidays and our inappropriate threesome is complete once more.

Here's what we did last night (this is shortly before the jagerbombs, and way, way before the hellacious hangover).
Angie, angie's dude (Andy), and Carrie (front).
bad habit. cool picture.
So I had a helluva hard time photographing this damn thing. YES, that is absolutely THE Stanley Cup. in person. I touched it. Carrie kept asking "Exactly who is this Stanley Cup guy, anyway".
I've concluded that girls usually suck at shaky face pictures. I think she looks alot like Uma Thurman here.

a new camera and a haircut.

So my mom made me a very, very, happy girl this year when I unwrapped my solitary/most glorious Christmas gift—a brand new Cannon Rebel XSI!!!!!! yeah, it definitely warrants all six of those exclamation points. I'm not sure what I did to deserve this photographic upgrade, but I'm not about to ask :)

(note my new hipster haircut, compliments of the visiting hipster best friend)

a merry christmas!

I'm slowly coming down from my Holiday high. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that I just had the best Christmas of my adult life. I'm a lucky girl.

Rodger and the Christmas pug.
My Grandma has some fantastic old ornaments!
They don't come much cuter than my goddaughter, Ava!
My friends apparently know me very well. This is one of the coolest, most thoughtful gifts I've received in a long time! happiness!

Monday, December 22, 2008

thinking warm thoughts...

Well, Dayton, Ohio has successfully completed it's transition into an icy tundra. On the news this morning, they said it was zero degrees! Seriously ZERO degrees? That's not even a temperature. It's the lack of one.

So I've been holding back this post for just such an occasion. These pictures are from a very balmy day this summer when I went to a showing for some of my Uncle's mobile sculptures. It is a warm, shiny, little pearl of a memory spent with my wonderful family at a tiny, still-functioning mill called (appropriately) Bear's Mill.

Just thinking about it makes me feel all warm and happy inside. I hope it makes you feel even a little bit fuzzy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Decorations.

We went for a little more of a classic color pallet this year...Vintage choir nuns that my Grandma gave me!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I've had my iPhone for a couple of months now, and it still hasn't ceased to amaze me. In addition to being a tour guide, an iPod, a personal diet journal, an address book, a game center, a calculator, an all-knowing oracle, AND a phone, it's also a half decent little camera. It at least takes better pics than any phone I've had before.

So while waiting for my super-hot project bag to route it's way back to me today, I got a little shutter happy. Below you'll find a brief tour of my cube (my knick-knack shelf, coat, and super-awesome night stand that i rehabbed into a hunter orange bench—yeah, I'm crafty like that) and a pair of super-fun co-workers.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

moving day

We helped my aunt and uncle move out of their house today and into their interim home (while their new house is being built). It was kind of sad because I've been visiting them there pretty much once a week for the past 15 years. But it's a new beginning for them, so I'm happy. I can't wait to make all sorts of new memories in their new house!
We spent a long time pouring over my cousin's old barbies and all of their fantastic outfits!
I found this old picture of myself amongst a pile of miscellaneous papers. It was apparently before I grew into my teeth!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

boring thursday.

yeah, it's that kind of day...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

d.c., delaware and back

the hubbs and i just returned from an excursion to the east coast. my cousin got married in a very beautiful outdoor ceremony in delaware. so we decided to add on a little bit of vacation by visiting D.C. and then rehoboth beach, DE  for a couple of days. these are the highlights.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

a corny team activity

as a rule, i absolutely cannot stand team-building activities. that being said, i sort of had a good time at my department's "Creative fun day" Corn Maze function... I'm at least glad I get to work at a place that does that sort of thing. here's some highlights.
This is my team at mailbox #11.
obligatory dust converse photo.
This is my sad-face when I realized we lost.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

fall festivities

so it's mid-october, and we're getting ready for our huge halloween party—decorating, making props, buying pumpkins, etc. here's some recent pics to inspire the autumnal mood.

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