Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Summer Goes Out With a Splash

There are lots of good things about Lee's mom and step-dad.  I could list them all right now, but I'm currently thinking of one in particular, and that is that they have a boat.  They have a boat that they invite us to ride on when it is a million degrees.  They are pretty great.

While most people worked on some sort of "ski" or "board" activity, I was trying really hard to perfect my "biscuiting," which is holding onto a flat circle while being towed behind a boat.

 Lee went wakeboarding

And then did this.  Whatever this is.

Then there were the biscuits.

Although it doesn't look like it, I am hanging on for dear life.

Lauren is much better at looking photogenic while behind a boat.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Bike is Here!

I have been planning and wishing and hoping and aimlessly walking through the aisles of bike stores in preparation for this moment:

My very own bike is here!

There are still some slight alterations being made (ie, Lee is still trying to install the basket on the back so I can ride my groceries home in style) so the actual visual of the entire bike is TBA, but here are some teasers:

Why Lee, what kind of tool is that you are using?

Floral printed pliers.  I should have guessed.

While Lee worked on the basket I worked on perfectly wearing my helmet.  Yes, I am one of those people that wears helmets whenever I am on a bike, even though I have bangs and mixing any sort of head gear with bangs is a hazard in and of itself.

Giving it the knock test? for safety.
Don't you think Jane Jetson has this helmet for her bike (hoverbike?)?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Night

Fall is here.  
Are YOU ready for some football?

Lee and his friend Alan are:

Niner fans love Blue Moon?

Lee cooked these sausages on a miniature grill we have.
If you are wondering why that one is so black, it's because he nearly burned down the house.

As far back as I can remember I have spent every Sunday and Monday night during the fall watching football.  To say nothing of the college football which airs all day on Saturday and the high school football on Friday nights. (Unless you/your brother are on the Freshman football team, and then it is Thursday evening).  Basically, I've spent a crazy amount of time watching football.  I like it enough to hang in there and watch, especially when it is a particularly exciting or important game, but some nights it just isn't my thing.  

On football/sausage/house burning night I opted for this:

I still think it is a cruel trick of fate that I wasn't born during the reign of King Henry (#8).
I love Philippa Gregory, and Historical Fiction.
Also, the 49ers stunk it up.

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Bathroom Mirror

This is written on the bathroom mirror at my house:
That way, if you are ever brushing your teeth, or sitting on the toilet (the bathroom is very small), you know the person that was there before you really cares.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Second Saturday/Art Walk/Cluster F@$%

I've heard good things about Second Saturday/Art Walk in Midtown Sacramento.  Allegedly, it is a time where galleries open their doors and serve free appetizers and musicians play music on street corners all in an effort to bring a little bit of culture to Midtown Sacramento.  I feel like when Second Saturday originally started that must have been the intent, but these days...well...

First of all, we had to walk by this house.
Clearly, it is haunted.

This was the sign at one of the "artist's" booths. 
(I mean, not such bad advice)

Also, there was a SHOOTING, per this news story:

So, while full of good intentions, Second Saturday turned out to be somewhat of a dangerous and crazy time.  

We'll probably go back next month.

Monday, September 6, 2010


I had a birthday.  It was fun.  So fun, in fact, that I forgot to take any pictures.  But, trust me, it was a good one.
I managed to get a gift certificate to Williams and Sonoma (which I turned into a mechanical icing thing, a silicon baking pad, and a ceramic bread bowl), TWO hot pink pepper sprays (my mother thinks I can be attacked at any moment), and tickets to: 

(SQUEAL! Hooray for Lee!)

For anyone who is still sadly uninformed about the Delta King Mystery Dinner I'll just tell you these key facts:
  1. The Delta King is a river boat on the Sacramento River in Old Town Sacramento.
  2. The Mystery Dinner is a dinner theater show where a pretend (real?) murder happens and the suspects are AMONGST THE CROWD!
  3. As a guest of the dinner, you try and solve the mystery.
  4. I will be bringing a magnifying glass.
Also,  Lee and I will be staying on the river boat that night in one of the old-timey rooms.  I suspect Mark Twain will be there.

Thanks to everyone who made my birthday so fun!

And hey, isn't it weird that you can spell theater T-H-E-A-T-E-R and T-H-E-A-T-R-E?
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