Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Heart some pics

 Well, sweet pup, when Mommy and Daddy have a little baby, all of this dressing you up for holidays will stop. So whenever that day comes, you need to love that baby instead of being jealous of it, because Mommy will never make Halloween costumes for you again...unless she wants to dress you and the baby identically...hmmm...
It took some thought as to what this little pup was going to be for Halloween. In the past, we've dressed her as a ladybug, Superdog, and a runner. This year...she's a wolf in sheep's clothing.

In non-related Halloween costume news, Kelsey and I ran a 10k this weekend. Our time was 1:05:13, woo hoo!!! I'm looking forward to February's half-marathon now!

This was the first race where, at the end, the runners were offered coke as well as water.

I took the coke. But I passed on the chili. My stomach couldn't handle that at 9:20 a.m.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A New Quotes Post

Usually I like to save these for Friday, but whatever. It's close enough. This is a mix of favorite quotes and Facebook statuses from friends and students.

(FYI, this one will only make sense if you watch "Arrested Development.")
Well, it's my own fault. When I choose to name my wireless router after Buster Bluth, I really shouldn't be surprised when it starts having crippling panic attacks. I guess I could have named it after Gob, but then it would have been hooking up with all the other routers in the building and shooting lighter fluid everywhere.

(Disclaimer: While parking at the university is not ideal, it’s not really bad, either. The most you have to walk is about .2 mile.)
Student: I walked to the Alumni Center yesterday to do my story instead of driving.
Me: Wow, that’s over half a mile away. Did you do it for the exercise?
Student: No, I didn’t want to lose my parking space.

You ever accidentally pick up the wrong kid from daycare but just roll with it because this one can actually wipe his own flipping nose?

After quizzing a student on AP style and her failing everything…
Student: Well, at least I can spell.
Me: Oh, really? Spell broccoli.
Student: B-R-O-C-C-O-L-L-I.
Me: That’s what I thought.

If you’re not on Facebook, people forget you even exist.

(on the phone with a very friendly female customer service rep while I was setting up a summer vaca)
CSR: You like Indian food? Wow, that’s awesome! So many Americans don’t. When you come on your vacation, I’ll have to make you some Indian food.
Me: Oh, you’re sweet!
CSR: Here, let me give you my cell.

Hey, guys? If you're at a preschool observing language in 4 year olds, and one of the moms asks you which kid is yours, don't try to be funny by responding with "I haven't decided yet." Here to help.

Look how cute my cousins are! Joke! I found these kids on the Internet. But aren't they exceptionally cute?

What’s worse than LSU clock management? Tennessee math.

Good night, everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Feeling creative

Have I mentioned how I am NOT a crafty person? It's not even a joke. I am just not crafty. I can barely sew on a button (and only do when it's a desperate situation; most of the time I just call my mother-in-law). However, fall seems to bring out my desire to create more than stringing words together, and I've found a couple of projects I'm very eager to do.

First, I love Misti's ideas for the pumpkins and burlap wreaths. I mean, how stinking cute are they??? I'm a little concerned about making the wreath because it involves a hot glue gun. I don't even OWN a hot glue gun (you thought I was kidding about the non-craftiness, didn't you?). However, I think it's about time one was purchased.

Also, I found directions for making this wreath, which, let's be honest, looks foolproof. I'm not sure if I can mess that one up. Don't get me wrong -- I'm sure I could, but with hard work and dedication, I think I'll be okay. ;)

Most of this comes from the fact that, frankly, I don't want to go up in our attic for our fall stuff -- or con the husband to go up there for me (anyone else remember the falling-through-the-ceiling incident??). But I also don't want to spend the money. It's my birthmonth, and I plan on having a very good birthmonth. ;) So we need to stay cheap. And these are ways to do just that.

Other fall favorites:

Pumpkin spice lattes and salted caramel hot chocolates (with a shot of espresso) from Starbucks
Being able to clean the yard without breaking a sweat
Running two miles and barely breaking a sweat
Pumpkin pie (made this past weekend)
Breads -- pumpkin, banana nut, cranberry, etc.
Muffins (same as above)
Candles -- particularly the Winter, Leaves, and Mint Chocolate scents from Bath and Body Works
S'mores outside
Dressing the dog up for Halloween (any suggestions for costume ideas?)
Jackets and sweaters
That new apple caramel latte that is at the coffee shop here at the university. Gotta hit that up.
Scarves and gloves. And hats.