Saturday, December 26, 2009

Broken Computer

equals minimal blogging. On Christmas Eve my laptop decided not to start, which is so sad because I've taken some great pics of my dog and the winter wonderland that is Michigan right now. I also got a new tripod for Christmas which will be great for better pictures, but I can't upload them. So I have to bum my mom and brother's laptops for now. Stay tuned - I'm planning a great A-Z series on some of my favorite things for 2010. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, twenty ten here we come.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I've been in Michigan for almost a week now, which is hard to believe. It's been about 15-20 degrees each day, and its so pretty that I'm actually inspired to pick up my camera, which I haven't done for months. The best thing about vacation is that I wake up in my pajamas, shower if I feel like it, then put on more pajamas, save the days when I have a dentist or haircut appointment. Full disclosure: I wore pajama pants to the post office today to send my packages, and paid an arm and a leg to ensure their arrival by Christmas.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

5 Things You Should Know About Me Today

1. I am terrible at cracking eggs. I almost always get a little piece of shell in the bowl.

2. I really dislike it when girls make kissy faces in pictures.

3. I was the spelling bee winner in my 6th grade language arts class. My winning word was 'accessories'.

4. I once fell into a bush while playing putt-putt.

5. I have to finish my Christmas shopping today.

That is all. Aren't I interesting?

Monday, December 14, 2009

trying to feel limber. hotch potch abc cards.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

meet my new beagle, Cadet.

I've always considered myself a dog liker, not dog lover. We always had a dog growing up in my family, but there was a definite distinction between people and pets in my home. Lots of love, but no riding around in the car with us, sleeping on our beds or couches, or total spoiling.
And I haven't ever really wanted a dog of my own. But before Thanksgiving my mom mentioned that a coworker of hers just had a baby with his wife and newborn+dog = badness for them. Those intuitive mamas always know what's right for us before we do. Somehow my arm got twisted and I was visiting her for a "trial look" at Thanksgiving. One look and I was hooked. A couple of days later she was at my mom's house making herself at home. I'm taking her back to Saint Louis in January.

And let me tell you, she is the cutest, smartest, peppiest, most badass dog ever. I swore I wouldn't be one of those people who lets their dogs jump on furniture and takes them around everywhere, but I think I'm caving.

Monday, December 7, 2009

shady lady

I had lenses put into the vintage sunglass frames I found on etsy. They look so cute. Alas, my camera is in Michigan. I leave to go there in 4 days. Can't. hardly. wait.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Evolution of the Hipster

This is pretty much the funniest thing I've seen all year. Highlights:

2005 - The Fauxhemian

2002 - The Ashton