Friday, October 29, 2010

W is for Witch

Happy Halloween lovahs!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cajun Style

THERE IS NO FAST FOOD ON THE PLANET BETTER THAN POPEYES. I dare you to find another place. You can't really even call it fast food, since it's so good. Also I always seem to wait about 10 minutes in the drive thru line after placing an order. Tonight while running errands I was struck with the craving - which I don't deny. I don't live super close to one (maybe 20 minutes) so I don't go often. The shrimp po'boy and cajun fries did not disappoint. Bonus: in a brief conversation with my sister in Texas tonight, I learned that her family (including my mom who is visiting them) also succumbed to the Popeyes craving. It's in the blood!

First Frost

Looking forward to seeing a scene like this on my morning walk with the dog tomorrow. It's supposed to go down to 29 degrees tonight...and yes, the Uggs have been brought out. Function, not fashion! Why wouldn't you surround your toes with Australian sheepskin when it's below freezing?

photo credit: flickr find

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

windy gales

Lake Michigan, just south of my summer abode, during the crazy storms yesterday. Grateful that no one was hurt, but grateful for this amazing picture!
courtesy: associated press

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things I love about Halloween:
-the decor
-the opportunity to be a little bit kitsch and get away with it
-the sweets
-the weather
-the idea of all things spooky, haunted houses, etc.
-"scary" movies such as Ernest Scared Stupid, The Goonies,
Teen Wolf
Things I don't love about Halloween
-actual haunted houses
-real scary movies

Saturday, October 23, 2010

V is for Victory

On to sectionals next week under the FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

things that should not be seen at a pumpkin patch

-an abundance of mullets
-an abundance of bump-its (or bump-it style hairdos)
-an abundance of cigarettes
(sensing a theme here)
-large, inflatable, pumpkin bouncy playthings
-a "hayride" with no hay that pulls a tractor around the parking lot
-hot dogs, nachos, and pop as opposed to CIDER and DOUGHNUTS

...after attempting the "corn maze" and surveying the scanty field of pumpkins, my friend and I checked out and went for ice cream. No autumn-ish photos were achieved. I think a fall trip to Michigan next year will be mandatory.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

U is for Umbrella

Last October, Saint Louis was rainy and chilly. Tonight my apartment is still cooling down after yet another 80+ degree day. My janky, half-broken black umbrella sits in my closet waiting for use. It feels like fall hasn't really come (other than one blissful week), and I'm worried that winter will pop up out of nowhere. It's supposed to be somewhat of a "mild" winter here this year, but seeing is believing. I just want one good snowstorm, resulting in at least 2 snowdays.

Umbrellas found at bussbuss, a somewhat random find, but potentially addictive site.
Happy week all!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

T is for Threadless

threadless {dot} com used to be one of my favorite websites. Tee shirts are one of my top three favorite clothing items. I randomly thought of the website today and wasted precious time finding goodies like these:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

birthday weekend... dog is still the cutest. I used to like other people's dogs and not want my own. Now I love my own and chances are I don't like anyone else's. mom bought me this necklace. I LOVE it.

...I borrowed a 70-200mm lens to take pictures of my brother's football game. Sports photography is hard. And it was 87 degrees, disgustingly hot for October. But it was fun and having a lens that can zoom so well for the perfect action shot is exhilirating.

this still makes my heart happy.

click for better.

And yes, my Spartans won. So really it was a perfect weekend.
I went to a fall party where the house was so perfectly autumnish and cozy and decorated. I need to get to a pumpkin patch, stat. Also nice would be a house with a gorgeous interior and grounds to decorate. One thing at at time.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

for ma birthday....

...all I want is for Michigan State to beat Michigan.

Go Green!

Also, it is lovely sharing a birthday with the late great John Lennon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


lovely little ditty. quick quick quick before top 40 stations slaughter it and you get sick of it (it's already starting)