Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Big Ben!

The most famous & handsome clock in the world turned 150 years old today. It began ticking on May 31, 1859.

Friday, May 29, 2009

We have NOT been away on vacation!

Kim and I would like to apologize for the lack of regular posts. Please read the next sentence with a sarcastic tone of voice. We have been doing fun things like working, ballet recitals, lacrosse games, and being a chauffeur for a tween and teenager. We would really like a vacation from our problems! We promise to be on task, starting Monday. Really, we will.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Warm weather = the crazier are out

Last night I went to a local favorite to get a little dinner with my mom and sister. We were waiting in the drive-thru line and I noticed a man standing in the parking lot looking at the planter bed with flowers. He walked around the planter bed a couple of times and it seemed like he had never set his eyes on this particular variety before. He seemed to study them as if he wanted to take in every aspect of the flower. I turned away and a moment later looked back at the man. To my horror he was spray painting the flowers! Spring has come late her to our little Happy Valley so some of the blooms haven't totally matured yet and the flower was still a bit green.

Won't the paint kill the flowers? And if they do survive the paint color will clash with the natural purple shade of the bloom.

Here's a picture of the type of flower the main was spray painting. Unfortunately, the paint had more red in it than blue.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Real Estate Friday

Okay, I know that it is Saturday but here is a lovely home for you to look at.

A magnificent Grade II* country mansion in glorious countryside 4 reception rooms, 13 bedrooms, orangery, observatory, study, 2 bedroom apartment, extensive outbuildings, Victorian landscaped gardens. Available as a whole or in 2 lots. In all approx 73 acres.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Quiz

If you had three wishes from a genie what would they be?

Who would you want your genie to be?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Love Of My Life

This is the current love of my life. Haagen-Dazs Fat Free Sorbet Orchard Peach. Our relationship started in the freezer section at the grocery store. How could I ignore the flirty heart on the lid? The deal maker was two little words, "fat free". When I brought my new love home, I hoped that it did not have peach chunks embedded in it. It did not disappoint when I opened the lid, no peach chunks. Nothing but peachy smoothness. Mmmmmm! This will definitely be more than a one night stand.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday Quiz

What song makes you instantly happy?

Kim's is Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
Monica's is Viva La Vida by Coldplay & Fairytale of New York by the Pogues