Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Cat Update

Yes, I know you're just dying to know how the other housemates are.
They're fine.

Rudy continues to test gravity at every opportunity and will crawl into any part of any bag available to him.
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Pammy is my cyber-protector. Nothing will go wrong with my laptop if I just stop using it. It is her Princess Pammy Pillow of the day..
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Brunch at Chuy's

This was delicious. Shame it's so far away.
(Yeah, I'm lying. My office is practically across the street. JD can pick me up there after work. No one needs to tell her how many margaritas and Jalapeno Hush Puppies I've had.)

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Hungry Young Poets: Your Hosts

This is where I make Richard look like a masked superhero.
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This is were JulieDill's pickle shirt and rhinestone cateyes make me smile.
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I have a HYP slideshow, but the words were the interesting part.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The BBQ - After the Sun Went Down

I got bug bites. I don't think my decoy people were working for me. Or the citronella candles, for that matter.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

The BBQ - Before the Sun Went Down

We had a backyard full of food and trivia and activity last Saturday.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Research

I think I finally have a rye bread recipe I like, thanks to Julie and her researches.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Ergonomics

Have I mentioned how Rudy likes to help Julie when she's on the computer?

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Adrian Matejka at the RAC

After a warm introduction from Michael Nye, Adrian Matejka read from his new book, "Mixology."

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Marley, a younger guest, assisted with the last piece Mr. Matejka read.
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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Reality check...

I know I'm always posting pretty pictures of whatever lovely meal I've just devoured. Those aren't normal. This is normal. This is the glamorous life of a Multimedia Specialist:

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I just thought I should be honest about it.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

house work

We decided to refinish the kitchen cabinets last weekend.
This is how they started: good bones, but lots of wear and stains.
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This is how they ended - faux distressed and much lighter.
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The panel next to the dining room is now a chalk board.
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Monday, June 01, 2009

Relaxing evening in Staunton, IL

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Thank you for your hospitality. I'm sorry I couldn't fix your computer.