Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bzzzz.....

That's supposed to be me, the busy little bee. It's funny how I don't feel overwhelmed, but I don't seem to find time to write all that often...also, I am still woefully camera-less, so my posts are pretty lame.


This also means that this will probably be a rambly sort of post.


Apologies.


Dan and I have been watching lots of "How I Met Your Mother" lately. It's pretty hilarious, even though it's crass at times. However, I just watched an episode where Ted, the main character, gives a speech about New York being the best city in the world (they live in Manhattan) and I have to say, I disagree. New York is exciting and busy and full of interesting things, but it's also dirty and loud and always crowded. I like room and green things and quiet spaces in the day. I wouldn't mind spending time living in a city at some point before children, but Manhattan would certainly not be on my list.


In other news, I think I'm going to begin photographing and cataloging (via this blog...how else?!) some of the projects I do at school. We sponge-painted frogs and then glued them to lily pads on blue paper today for Leap Day, and it was super cute. I'd like to keep some sort of informal portfolio of this stuff so that I can use it for job interviews and/or my future classroom.


My dog is freaking adorable. I love her. She's all snuggly because it's rainy and gray, and if I put my hand out she rests her chin on my palm and looks up at me with those pensive eyes. Little snugglepug.


We're having friends over for dinner Friday night (the classy kind of dinner party, where I actually cook everything and we set up the folding table with linens and candles and all that shmancy stuff. I look forward to these things, because it forces me to actually deep-clean certain areas of the house.


And by deep clean, of course, we mean wash the floors.


I will do my utmost to take some pictures for you!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Finally!!

Almost a full month later, I'm posting the pictures from our NYC trip. This is partly due to laziness, and partly due to the fact that I'm actually pretty busy.


It's also partly because my pictures were taken on an iPod Touch, and thus have iPod quality.


(Funny how I never thought of the quality of my photos before, but now that I read all these blogs that are full of food porn I wish for an expensive camera with which I will photograph my dog because I tend to cook at odd hours of the day when the light isn't good for taking pictures of food.)


Anyway, feast your eyes and forgive the blurriness.


Approaching the city from the Staten Island Ferry.  


My half of a one-pound pastrami sandwich. Yummm. 


Liz vs. pastrami sandwich. Ding ding! (Spoiler alert: Liz won.)  



 Trinity church...you know, from National Treasure, where they actually found the treasure beneath the church. 





 Times Square during the day, before the show. 


Look! It's Gloria from Modern Family, the new spokeswoman for Pepsi! 


 Times Square at night, after the show. It's SO BRIGHT. 

 The obligatory shot of the Wicked sign, somewhat obscured by a street light. 


The M&M store. 
Insert wide eyes and drooling. 



 We found some Patriots M&Ms. Chad was pretty excited. 


Day 2 in the city, we visited the 9/11 Memorial. This is the new Trade Center, still in progress.  


Memorial pool, one where each building used to stand. 



So that was our trip. It was totally awesome. Everyone actually liked Wicked (I LOVED it, of course), and we saw some cool stuff. We ate dinner at a little Italian place off Broadway, which nobody photographed, and we visited a Belgian beer bar a few blocks further down, also undocumented, but also delicious.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Eventually...

...I will post the pictures I took from our trip to NYC.



Insert somewhat-adorable-ingratiating-smile.



My mama's getting knee surgery.  This makes me sad, largely because I will be unable to be there when it happens. It's an outpatient procedure, nothing serious, but I like to be around for things like that. What can I say? I'm my mama's daughter.



Other than that, life has been pleasantly extremely busy. Between school, tutoring, Bible study, Elcy's coffeehouse, and Dan's social tendencies, I have about one night a week with nothing on the schedule. But it's ok...right? Time passes quickly, I'm never bored...those are good things, right?


Cue eye roll.


Sometimes I feel like this:



And then other times I feel like this: