Sunday, July 16, 2006

Not much relaxing

going on this weekend.

Two Funkle shows, then back home to do some major work.

That swing I said was going in last weekend didn't. But it did today. Not all by its magical self, of course, but with the unbelievably hard work of Dave and his dad.


That's where we were going to put it. But that was before Dave so handily found these lovely chunks of concrete with the post hole digger.

So, we decided to put it here

instead. Turns out, that was a much better idea. It's a shady spot with a view of the back of the house, not the side. And it seems to really bring the yard in somehow. We'll put up some laticework, and plant a flowering vine to finish it off. There's obviously some landscaping to do, but I absolutely LOVE our new swing.

Did I mention that Dave's dad built this? Happy early birthdays to us!

(Oh, and please ignore those lovely orange paintball spots. Those will also be dealt with shortly).

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Comments Update

Thank you to Beer Pong for letting me know that I managed to turn on comment moderation in my last round of what I thought were minor changes. Not realizing I had turned that on, I didn't include an email address for blogger to send the messages, so I never knew anyone was commenting. Anyway, should be all fixed now.

Having a strange day today.

That's all.

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


So do I need to pour my heart out or insult someone to get a comment on this blog? What about insulting people in the process of pouring my heart out?

Friday, July 07, 2006

New Bike

I meant to blog this before. Because I got totally burned out on mountain biking after riding this trail a couple years ago, I finally decided to take a little bonus money and get a road bike.

I picked this

up last Friday, and put 10 miles on it at Hilton Head. I love it! Hopefully, I'll be entering some triathlons with Dave and Brian as the bike rider of a relay team. Triathlon season is apparently coming to a close, but maybe we'll find one.

Online Gambling

I know that many of the bloggers on the roll here are fond of poker. You may be interested in this post from The Agitator about congressional efforts to outlaw (more stringently, I guess, since it's already "outlawed") internet gambling, and then in calling your senator and congressman.

Ah, the weekend

So this weekend will be pretty interesting, and hopefully we'll get some stuff done. Dave's out of town until late tomorrow night, so tonight and tomorrow, I'll be watching movies that I'd never watch with Dave. These movies include, but may not be limited to: Little Fish, The Castle, and In Her Shoes. What I will not be seeing is Pirates, since I've promised, of course, to wait and watch it with my dear husband (hopefully Sunday night).

I will also be going to the gym tonight for a swim, then a lovely dinner of leftover spaghetti. Yum!

Tomorrow will be cleaning the house, among other chores and duties. Then to see Fishtank with Stacy before heading off to the airport.

Sunday should be fantastic because Dave's dad is coming over to put up the incredible swing he made us as a birthday gift. And if that doesn't take too long, he may also help us fix our downstairs shower that hasn't worked since we bought the house.

I know it sounds pitiful, but I'm really excited about this weekend. Maybe I'll have pictures of the swing and fabulous bathroom soon.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


We're back from Hilton Head, which was nice, but too short. England lost on penalties after holding Portugal off with only 10 players - how depressing. Then the team that beat them lost to France. So it's France and Italy in the final game. Who would have picked that?!

Now it's time to catch up at work, and get some stuff done around the house this weekend.


Hopefully, I'll have something fun and interesting to post soon.