Monday, August 31, 2009

August 31, 2009: Beautiful Clouds

Radio announcers always say "It's going to be a beautiful day: sunny with no clouds." I'm thinking "What's beautiful about the sun?" Give me clouds any day.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

August 30, 2009: Demolition

My dad came over to help me with some demolition today. It's a long story but we'll be having some work done on the exterior of the house this year.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 29, 2009: Wii Remotes

I love the Wii. Look at my sweet Wii Remotes sitting on the new charger I got at Christmas-time last year. I wish I had more time to relax and play games.

Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009: Snow Leopard

I couldn't resist. Snow Leopard came out today, so we got it. We got the family pack, which was actually very fairly priced. I am looking forward to installing it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009: What? No Photo?

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. Sometimes I think I've taken one but I really haven't. It's strange. I have some ideas for how to spice it up next year. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009: Pasta Dinner

Cindi shared this recipe with me - a simple tomato, basil, and pasta dish. I didn't have the right kind of pasta so I tried some made with quinoa. It was actually gross. Haha

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009: Aaaaah Cicada!

This insane cicada was sitting on the front door frame today when I went out. It scared the crap out of me. It just sat there and didn't move. Later it was gone. Creepy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009: Bar Ferdinand

A&S came to Philly for their anniversary and they asked us to join them for dinner, so we went to Bar Ferdinand. It was quite good, but I prefer Mezze in Baltimore.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 23, 2009: Whole Lemon Tart with Raspberry

I've been wanting to make a whole lemon tart for a while. I saw it on I finally decided to make it for the Golder Pie Bake-Off. This is my trial run.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 22, 2009: Birthday Celebrations

We had my family over tonight to celebrate Matt's, and my mom and dad's birthdays. I made gazpacho and Chad made a vegetarian pasta bolognese (from Giada). Noms.

Friday, August 21, 2009

August 21, 2009: Finished Handbag

Tonight I finished the handbag project for my mom. The handle gave me a bit of trouble so I had to sew the sides shut so the handle wouldn't slip. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009: Handbag Pieces Cut

I'm part of the way through the handbag project. I've cut all my pieces and ironed on the interfacing. Now I just have to construct it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 19, 2009: Fat Quarter Handbag

I decided to make a fat quarter handbag for my mom for her birthday using some fabric I got in Japan. Here are all the materials before I started working.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18, 2009: Junk Room

We had to clean up in a hurry one day, so all our junk got thrown in this room. It's a room that is currently used just for the guinea pigs. Hopefully soon it'll be nicer.

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009: Poor Chad's Eye

At the end of our camping trip, Chad's eye started bothering him. Look how red and swollen it is! Turns out he has clogged ducts. Lots of hot compresses.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16, 2009: Nature

Today we had to break camp and head home. I was sad to see it over so soon. I was wandering around taking photos and found this awesome looking mushroom!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August 15, 2009: Camping Fun

Yes we are camping, and yes that is my mom with a curling iron. She heated it up in the bathroom at the plug and then continued using it back at the site. What a nut.

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14, 2009: Hickory Run Camping Trip

Well, we arrived at our campsite at Hickory Run State Park at about 1 PM today - Adina and Steph were already there. We got set up and then my parents arrived. Yay!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 13, 2009: Pouring Rain

We've had a LOT of rain this summer. Today it was just absolutely POURING! Look at that rain! I love it. I hope it doesn't rain on our camping trip this weekend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 12, 2009: Dangers of Knitting

I apologize for the horrendous quality of this photo. I took it with my iPhone. Chad was showing me how he had stabbed himself with his knitting needle. Ow.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 11, 2009: Melted Solar Charger?

I got this solar charger for my iPhone. You leave it in the sun and it charges its internal battery for later use. Well, I noticed today that it had partially melted from the heat.

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10, 2009: Zucchini Pizza

Chad decided to make this zucchini pizza, which was modified from a recipe on He made cashew-tofu ricotta to use and it was delicious.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9, 2009: Caterpillar

Here is a caterpillar that is hanging out on some parsley my mom is growing. It just sat there all day apparently. It was pretty cool-looking.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August 8, 2009: Dead Fruit Flies

I learned this trick on - put some dish soap in a bowl of vinegar. It traps fruit flies because they are attracted to the fruity smell. It's awesome.

Friday, August 7, 2009

August 7, 2009: Phillies!

Tonight I went to the Phillies game with my dad. Unfortunately they lost, but it was an exciting game anyway.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009: Stupid Bus

Look at this stupid Septa bus. It pulled out into the intersection when there was nowhere for it to go and the light was red. So the opposing traffic had to just wait.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5, 2009: New 2010 IKEA Catalog

The new IKEA catalog arrived today! It's so exciting! They have dropped prices on a lot of their products and have lots more interesting things to look at, as always.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009: CD Swap

Tonight was the inaugural Third Street Raveler's mix CD swap. The theme was Quintessential Now. It was a lot of fun. Here is Jenn's foot with her beautiful tattoo.

Monday, August 3, 2009

August 3, 2009: Oops

Another day that I forgot to take a photo? There have been too many of these this year ... don't know what's wrong with me.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2, 2009: Muesli

We decided to make muesli last night. We used coconut milk yogurt which was awesome. On top are berries, bananas and some honey. It was so delicious.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009: Chunk O' Chocolate

Today we went to Whole Foods and oh that chocolate looked so good. We wanted to just bite into it! Chad is demonstrating what that would be like ...