Sunday, March 23, 2008

11 Years of Uninterrupted Pleasure

Today Jeremy and I are celebrating our 11 year dating anniversary. We don't really do Valentine's Day, and Easter is out for us as well, so this is the big spring celebration around here. We're spending the day together at home (just got up from a nap!) and later we'll be going out for dinner. Unfortunately, I'll have to change out of my yoga pants for that.

For your amusement, here we are in 1998:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Welcome Home

  • My upstairs neighbor is playing some sort of flute-and-gong meditation music, loudly.

  • There is a horde of Indian children on Razor scooters terrorizing the apartment complex, and they're all afraid of my dogs.

  • While we were walking just now, Franklin bit a duck in the neck.

It's times like this I wish I lived somewhere else.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


53. spend an entire day at work without getting online for leisure.

I freaking did it, man!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


EQuilter is having their annual anniversary sale! 35% off lots of designer fabrics, including a whole host of Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy prints.

Friday, March 7, 2008

More Fantasy Realty

This is something a little different. From EcoUrban homes, 3140 Pennsylvania Ave is a brand-new, energy efficient house.

From the web site:

"Get our $325,000 display home for a whole lot less and pay only $700 per year in utilities in this LEED Platinum home. Live Green. Live Urban. Live EcoUrban. With a new approach to healthy living these highly designed homes make their debut in St. Louis. Featuring 3 bedrooms / 2.5 baths in 1900 feet of open living space, 9' ceilings (both floors), partially finished 8' basement, amazing Italian kitchen with stainless steel countertops, Bamboo throughout both floors, Recyled-content tile in upstairs bathrooms, Built-in wardrobe & storage, Double-Pane Low-E Anderson windows, 2 x 6 exterior walls with R-20 Icynene foam insulation, 20-year white TPO cool rubber roof, 2 car garage, 50-year fiber-cement siding, Native Landscape Design, Brick, Built-in security system, 2nd floor washer/dryer, Stainless steel Energy Star appliances, 3' x 5' walk-in shower, Ultra-low V.O.C. paints, 100% efficient electric furnace, 16 SEER Heat Pump, Dual-Flush high-efficiency toilets & plumbing fixtures."

Totally sweet, guys.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Vintage 1970s avocado green play kitchen on Craiglist for $50. Sweet!

Fantasy Real Estate #4

4970 Loughborough Ave.

This place needs some serious updating. However, it looks like it has a new roof, some new plumbing, and a new furnace. Furthermore, it is not in the ghetto, it's inexpensive and taxes are low. Two fireplaces, 1958 square feet, two full bathrooms. So the inside is a bit Little House on the Prarie. So? So?

In other news, it snowed like the dickens here yesterday. It took me an hour and a half to get home - a drive that usually takes all of 15 minutes. We got about 10" at home. There are more flurries expected tonight. Bah!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

In Like a Lion...

It's true; we're having more winter weather. Over the weekend we were wearing shorts, and now it's freaking snowing and 28 degrees out. They're predicting 4-6 inches, but I don't believe it...

For your entertainment, the top five songs that get stuck in my head:

1. Return to Sender, Elvis Presley
2. Spooky, Classics IV
3. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, Jay and the Techniques
4. Meet James Ensor, They Might Be Giants
5. Benny and the Jets, Elton John**

I'd like to point out that I do not know the complete lyrics to any of these songs. Generally, I'll get one phrase stuck on repeat over, and over, and over. I start out singing it properly, but as I get more frustrated, I start subbing in my own lyrics, usually about the dogs.

Gah, I am so much like my dad on this. Must be genetic ;)

**I listened to this song for many years without a second thought. When we went on our honeymoon, the couple that sat across from us at dinner every night were our doppelgangers in many ways. One night, we had a conversation about songs that get stuck in your head, and how he sang the chorus from Benny to get songs out of her head. It's been in *my* head ever since.