Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Guess I'm Just a Mediocre Harry Potter Fan

I'm ashamed to admit it, but I haven't seen the new Harry Potter movie yet. I am going tonight though, with my Gryffindor scarf. And we're getting Indian food beforehand, which is popular in Britain so relevant to the whole theme of the evening, right? 

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The last few movies I have gone to the midnight premiere, even taking a half-day off work the next day for some extra sleep, but this year I just couldn't muster the strength for a midnight showing. I guess I'm getting old. That and the whole part where they're hanging out in the woods was pretty boring in the book so I'm not sure how much I'll really like this movie, although I've heard wonderful things about it.

I am fairly determined to make it to the midnight premiere for the final film though, since it's well, the final film. *sniff sniff*

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bon Voyage, Blue Carpets!


Our home is rid of blue carpet and the hard wood floors await installation on Monday! Now if we can just finish getting the trim painted...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Saturday my sister and I got to go the UK vs. Vandy football game! Go Cats! : D

Here come our boys!!
In the middle of the field, the guy in blue on the left, is the Randall Cobb. Most of my game time cheers are basically, "I love you, Randall Cobb!"
The band played Somebody to Love by Queen, which made sister and I think of Glee.

And we won! It was a wonderful football Saturday, but I'm glad it's basketball season again. ; )

Monday, November 8, 2010


She looks so thoughtful here. Almost like she's not the kind of dog to enjoy eating cat poop. 

Remember when I made all those New Year's resolutions? Yeah that was fun. And (not suprisingly) fairly unsuccessful. I was reading a blog post recently on whether we're more likely to stick to goals if we share them or keep them to ourselves. I think either way, it's about a 50/50 shot for me. But it's nice to write things down, and now that we have a little less than two months left to 2010, I've been thinking about what I really hope to do by the end of the year:

+ Read 5 books. (I've already got 2 of them started.)
+ Scan all those pictures our parents gave us for our wedding slide show so we can have a copy and then finally return them.
+ Sell old electronics and the swing set left by the previous home owners on Craigslist. (If you want a swing set, new all-in-one printer that can't print borderlessly, vacuum with broken hinge (but still sucks in the way vacuums are supposed to), old laptop or old digital camera (runs on AA batteries!), holla.)
+ Finish the birthday present I was going to make for my friend's daughter's second birthday. She's now 3 years and 2 months old. 
+ Clean the grout in the bathroom.
+ Go through all the boxes in the basement. 
+ Paint all the trim in the house white (in progress). 
+ Bake bread (I bought the ingredients a couple months ago).
+ Take one day or evening and spend some quality time with DSLR tutorials and my Nikon Charles. 

Here we go... 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Things with Wings

I had these elaborate Halloween plans of dressing up as Rachel Berry (I'm a bit of a Gleek.), coercing Lee to go as Finn and making a slushie costume for Zoey (puppy t-shirt with iron-on slushie cup + child's clown wig = adorable puppy slushie). But after a day of unsuccessfully searching for a cheap Rachel-esque skirt that would match my purple cardigan cardigan, I gave up. There would have to be an easier and cheaper solution.

So we went batty. Lee quite literally.
I drew my inspiration from here and simplified it even further. Just some fabric cut with pinking shears to avoid fraying or heming and sewed onto a black, long-sleeved tee. The ears are felt with a loop in the bottom so they would slide over a headband. Not to brag, but I was pretty impressed with myself.
Along with the theme of "things with wings", I picked up Zoey a butterfly costume at Target. I don't think she was as excited about her costume as I was about mine. 

But she was excited to be reunited with her ex-roomies Simon and Jenn. (I was too.)