Saturday, February 28, 2009

February 28, 2009: Knitters Descend

Today we had Chad's knitting group over for a pot luck gift exchange (leftover from the Holidays). It was loads of fun. I made these pretzels from scratch! Nom nom.

Friday, February 27, 2009

February 27, 2009: Strange KitKat

Erin brought us these KitKat bars from JApan. I'm not sure what the flavor was supposed to be, but basically they just tasted sweet. Haha.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

February 26, 2009: Construction Continues

For some reason, with the bad economy, I expect construction projects to just come to a halt. This one near my office continues though. I like the purple.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

February 25, 2009: Barack to the Future

This person had a "Barack to the Future" bumper sticker on his/her car but I couldn't get a good photo on it. I thought it was kinda cute.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 24, 2009: Snacks from Japan

Chad received a package from my parents for his birthday today. It had some Japanese snacks in it, I guess as a preview of what's to come! Can't wait.

Monday, February 23, 2009

February 23, 2009: Happy B-Day Chad

Today was Chad's birthday so I decided I had to make him a cake. I made this vegan spice cake. I made cream cheese frosting - I even had to make powdered sugar!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

February 22, 2009: Experimentation

I'm going to be experimenting a lot with my new camera. I took this one because I read that a narrow aperture will give clearer pictures. Turns out it's true!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

February 21, 2009: Pride and Prejudice Party

Today I went to Heather's house with our book club friends and watched the 5-hour long BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. It was awesome!

Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009: Early Birthday Presents

Chad wanted to open his presents tonight even though his birthday isn't until Monday. So I let him because ... well, what do I care? Hahaha. Whatever makes him happy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 19, 2009: Need New Shoes

Okay, these aren't my only shoes so I'm okay. But I got these at Payless about 4.5 years ago and the outside is starting to wear off. Guess I should replace them!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

February 18, 2009: Broken Umbrella

A couple weeks ago I managed to break my umbrella somehow when going to class. Basically it just got bent, but now it doesn't close up today. I really liked it ...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

February 17, 2009: Junk on the Porch

I came home today to find all this stuff out on the neighbor's front porch from all the renovations going on. Lovely. Plumbing problems turned out to be nothing.

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 16, 2009: Preparations

The plumbing problems mean that someone is coming out on Tuesday to rip up the basement floor and fix the sewer line. So we took breakables off the walls and shelves.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February 15, 2009: Sweet Honey

Tonight we ended up at Erin's house to spend the night because of plumbing issues at home. Look how cute Honey is lying here!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

February 14, 2009: Two of my Loves

Today we went to Ikea with Aunt Beth and then stopped at the Arboretum to see witch hazel. In this photo are witch hazel blossoms and Chad. Two of my loves!

Friday, February 13, 2009

February 13, 2009: Fabric Leftovers

Chad worked on a sewing project tonight and there were these thread and fabric scraps on the table that I thought looked pretty cool.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 12, 2009: We Are Anal

Have you ever seen someone measure out spaghetti to make sure it's the right number of servings? Well, the box has 6 servings, so we made sure to split it perfectly.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11, 2009: My Canon Rebel XTi

I couldn't stand it anymore so I finally got myself a digital SLR. I found a great deal on a refurb body only and since I already have lenses I went for it. It is awesome!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February 10, 2009: Yakitori Boy

Adina and Steph came up to Philly for the night so we met up for dinner and singing at Yakitori Boy. It was awesome - the food, the songs, the company. Ice cream too. Yum.

Monday, February 9, 2009

February 9, 2009: Organized Coupons

Tonight at my book club meeting, I discovered that some people can be incredibly organized with their coupons. I had no idea coupon cutting could be such an art!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8, 2009: Broken Arakawa

The excitement surrounding the arrival of our Arakawa was soon diminished when we discovered that the main branch was broken. It looks like we'll have to send it back.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

February 7, 2009: Golden Compass BLU-RAY

I love Blue-Ray. I would love it even more if we had a larger TV. Hehehe. Chad and I watched the Golden Compass on Blu-Ray tonight. It was pretty sweet.

Friday, February 6, 2009

February 6, 2009: Arakawa Arrives!

Deb and Bud ordered a Acer palmatum Arakawa (Roughbark Japanese Maple) tree for us for Christmas. It arrived today and it is so cute in its box!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5, 2009: Palm Trees and Modis

Apparently this Modis building is a Jacksonville landmark. It was a pretty cool structure. I think it looks neat with the palm trees.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4, 2009: Jacksonville Sunrise

I had to get up pretty early to attend a Speaker's Breakfast (my presentation was today). I was greeted by a pretty nice sunrise coming up over the river.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

February 3, 2009: Flying to Jacksonville

Today I flew to Jacksonville to attend the Battelle Conference. Check out this awesome scenery from the airplane!

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 2, 2009: Packing

I found out this morning that I need to fly to Jacksonville tomorrow morning to give a presentation at a conference. Surprise! So now I'm packing up my clothes.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February 1, 2009: Gorging Ourselves

To finish out the weekend we went yarn shopping this afternoon and then we went over to our favorite cheesesteak venue Fiesta Pizza V and proceded to gorge.