Saturday, October 31, 2009

23 hours to Florida

just a little iPhone taste, better pics when we get back!

we were in deleware, way up at the top, m points to our first destination: Sarasota FL

NASCAR in north carolina

happy Halloween in south Carolina!

Krystal chicks in Georgia

we arrived at the very top of FL at 10am and made it to Sarasota around 2:30.

tomorrow: beach!!! ...and manatees....?!

-- Post From My iPhone

this week...

...have worried. a lot.
...saw a great band on Monday night.
...looked forward to escaping the cold for warm weather!
...tried to catch up on lost so that I can watch the last season this winter.
...bought extra memory cards for the trip!!!
...procrastinated on packing
...packed the night before we left
...wore my miss piggy wig & nose to work

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, October 30, 2009


may 31, 2009. program the garmin, let's roll!

...we leave on our road trip today!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

random twelve

1.Candy corn: Your thoughts? 

when i was little my grandma used to have candy corn and the little candy pumpkins at her house. they were our october treats. i always liked the pumpkins more, even though they are exactly the same thing, just different shapes.

2. Briefly, what was the first conversation you ever had with your spouse? (or best friend, if you're not married.) 

it was over sushi. it was about music. he tried to impress me by telling me his friend's band toured in europe with a band i like ;)   (psssssst! worked!)

3. Could you ever become a vegetarian? 

i was a vegetarian in high school. i gave it up in college because the dining hall thought that all vegetarians would be happy eating pasta for lunch and dinner EVERY DAY

4. Have you ever dressed up your pet in a costume? 

my cats have a chicken hat that they hate. i dressed my little dog up as superman for halloween once. it was ridiculously cute.

5. Name something about childhood that you miss. 

i miss watching christmas specials with my family with the only light in the room coming from the tv & the christmas tree

6. Have you ever won a trophy? If not, what do you deserve a trophy for? 

i don't think i've ever won a trophy, but i should get one for being a ridiculously hard worker 

7. When do you think is the appropriate time to begin playing Christmas music each year? 
the day after thanksgiving is absolutely the earliest you should ever hear a christmas song!

8. What is your favorite board game? 

trivial pursuit

9. How do you feel about surprises (receiving, not giving)? 
i'm on the fence about receiving surprises. usually they are good things, but i like giving them much better!

10. Is it easy for you to say "I'm sorry?" 

yes. i say it all the time. 

11. What is your favorite candle scent? 

banana bread!

12. October is traditionally "open house" time in public schools. If you had a literal open house in your home (like a reception) what light snacks would you serve visitors and what would you show them (as in art projects, graded papers) that would uniquely represent you? 

i would serve homemade cupcakes with homemade buttercream frosting and i would show them all of my art on the walls to represent me, and all of m's nes collection to represent him 

(these were posted over at In So Many Words. go check out her blog!)

the receiver at dublin underground

the dublin underground used to be a bar called savannah's. monday night was the first time i've been there since it changed. there are things that i like about it and things that i don't. on top of that do not like list would definitely be the dance club laser lights they shoot off from the front of the stage aimed right for the crowd's eyeballs. on top of the do like list was the fact that our friends' band was there to play. all the way from columbus ohio!

this odd little sitting area is rather cozy

i fell in love with their halloween window display.

we <3 the receiver!
and i bet you will too, you can check out all of their releases on their page

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


fascinated by the murder of crows inhabiting these trees near the SUNY albany campus on december 29, 2008.

Friday, October 23, 2009

this week went by so fast! only one week to go til we're on the road!

but here's a recap of how this week flew by:
work...ALOT, gym, tanning bed to even out my tanktop tan lines for the strapless dress i'm wearing to my friend's wedding, Lost Season 1 streaming on netflix, shopping for party supplies, drinking a harpoon winter warmer with good friends, not enough sleep, not enough time, cleaning the apartment for the party, leg waxing mishap... lunchtime walks around downtown, eyeball jello shots, deviling eggs

...did i mention we're having a blow out halloween party tomorrow night? well, we are. it's going to be awesome! stay tuned!

behind a rolling ball

i snapped this picture on june 9, 2009 while driving on I-90 in albany. probably not the safest thing, but i was completely perplexed by the fact that the back of this truck not only had a cryptic message, but also bore my name.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

the office

quickly, the view from my office window. isn't it so european?

-- Post From My iPhone

west of home

m is known for being ocd, so when we pulled up behind this car at a stoplight in utica, ny on april 27, was pretty perfect.

and on the way home we stopped to take in the view at lake sacandaga, ny.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i learned from...

sweet "i learned from lesbians" sticker, spotted when we parked behind this pickup truck in schenectady, ny.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


westbound on the new york state thruway. headed to utica on april 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

snip snip

poor little miggles! car ride home after getting snipped on april 13, 2009.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

pumpkin carving

styles and miyagi wonder what these giant orange orbs are that have invaded the kitchen

the most dangerous part: cutting the top!

iz doan noez...itz KINDA smells lyke foods...??

scraping up is hard to do

yes, m did indeed employ the use of power tools in carving his pumpkin!

while i did it the old fashioned way: with the little tiny knife with the orange handle that comes in the carving kit!

so, what did we carve? any guesses? stay tuned for the answer....we don't want to ruin any halloween surprises!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

pumpkin picking

today was pumpkin picking day! and to kick it off, I had a nice autumn breakfast of maple brown sugar oatmeal and a pumpkin spice latte. both sprinkled generously with cinnamon!

away we go!

the original plan was to drive out to the farm and pick our own from the pumpkin patch, like we did last year.

we didn't have enough time for that, so we did the next best thing and went to the church up the street that sells pumpkins every year.

i want this one, it's perfect!

m picked a good one too...he'll just have to make sure the pattern includes cutting out the spot with the little hole!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

birthday bbq roadtrip

february 28, 2009 - in honor of m's birthday we drove to syracuse ny for the best bbq in new york state and an evening at turning stone.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

bringing home baby

december 14, 2008. the day we brought miyagi home. exactly two months after he was born. today he is one year old. happy birthday miggles!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

taghkanic diner

taken february 1, 2009 when we pulled off the taconic state parkway to refuel.

Monday, October 12, 2009

northbound sunset

this photo was taken last summer as we drove through the adirondacks on the I-87 northway, just north of lake george, ny.

it seems like we are always in the car. we are a few weeks away from embarking on the biggest road trip yet, and we'll be documenting it here.

stay tuned.