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Friday, October 29, 2010

Harley the Bull

While I finish up making my wig and desperately searching for white pants for J, I thought I’d share Harley’s costume this year.

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Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Office

I’ve recently realized I actually have shown very little of our house. So without further adieu, half of our office! You would be seeing the full she-bang but I was playing with the lock-switch-thing on the side of the memory card and the whole thing cracked before I could take the other half of the rooms pictures. Yikes.
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This is actually MY ROOM. It was supposed to be J’s “Man Cave” but I sneak attacked and started painting it while he was off on one of his trips. I have no idea why he wouldn’t want his “Man Cave” to be painted this color? tee hee.
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Those are my tattooed fishies on the left, Will and Grace. Yes, they are actually tattooed.
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The other half of the room is nothing to look at. It consists of a cheap futon which is soon to be on the outs. We’ve got our sights set on building this daybed.  So maybe once we finished building it I'll be able to show you the rest of MY room.
Do any of you guys have your own special room?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Now that’s what I call high quality H2O

Sooooo, our water sucks here. It has 12 chemicals that exceed health guidelines, 24 chemical pollutants, and nitrate amounts that exceed health standards. And it tastes funny. I’m just curious why all of my bushes died when there’s fertilizer and pesticides already in the water?!

Anyways, I decided that we needed to get a water filter to attach to our sink. We have a Brita pitcher but we’re too lazy to use it. We want filtered water out of the tap, dammit! So the best option for us was to go for an under mount filter as opposed to the ones that mount to the faucet because those are ugly. We ended up getting the 3m professional because its supposed to filter out more bad junk. Trust me, nobody likes bad junk.

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It’s very straightforward and easy to install. It probably took less than 15 minutes and now we're drinking water free of bad junk! yippee!

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The sad part? I actually bought this 5 months ago but just needed some brawn to unscrew the water hose. So thankful my muscleman is back home.Smile

Oh and if you are curious how your water stacks up you can ch-ch-check it out here. I’m crossing my fingers for you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cleveland Rocks

I might be partial to Cleveland, but I think this is a pretty crafty idea. Instead of boarding up vacant homes the regular, ugly way they are hiring someone to paint the plywood to look like fancy windows and doors. The point of this is so the vacant homes aren't an eyesore in the neighborhood which would draw in vagrants and kids. Enough chat here's the pictures:




Pretty nifty idea, eh? You can read all about it here.

Images all from here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Guess who's back, back again.

I know you missed me. While I took my blogging vaycay, I also went on a nice, little overnight vaycay to Charlotte! We spur-of-the-moment decided to leave Monday and stayed smack-dab in the middle of the city. The views were gorgeous. So much greenery throughout the city.

Try and spot little Jeremy. haha


We visited the Museum of Modern Art.


And stopped by the Nascar Hall of Fame (even though neither of us are into Nascar).


It was very interesting though. You got to feel how heavy the gas can is to refuel the cars (which is actually super heavy) and jack up the tires among other things. We briefly talked to a guy that was visiting who was a tire carrier. I have no clue on the technical terms. You also can take weird pictures with the statues, if you would like.

We liked.


 Here's the only picture of the two of us together the whole trip. I learned that when choosing to ask someone to take a picture for you to make sure that they are not still using a film camera. I almost ended up with a close up of the ladies face. Which actually would have been awesome. Hmm. Scratch my lesson learned.


I'm not going to lie the main purpose of this trip was to eat at THE LUBE! Or Quaker Steak and Lube for the unfamiliar. Back home in Ohio we lived 20 minutes from Sharon, PA where the original one is. Down here in North Cackalacky the closest one is Charlotte. So we ate their twice, Monday night and Tuesday. Just as good as back home!

And now I'll end this before I bore everyone to tears with our family vacation pictures. Don't want to be "that guy."