Dodge Nemesis from Cruise Night

August 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm (Chevy Camaro, Dodge Nemesis, Pictures) (, , , , , , )

It’s kind of old news I guess. It’s been about two weeks since our big bike trail ride, sushi and a car show. Since I have limited time, I’m throwing the Chevy Camaro out here.

I started this car feature with the express intent of ONLY having the new Dodge Challenger, but now it’s like an obsession to match up the Dodge with the Chevy. So here’s another Camaro for the site.

Surprisingly, there was no Challenger at this car show. I thought for sure someone would have a new one and drive it over. If I get home early enough tonight I’ll post the rest of the pics and cars. There’s a new feature coming! Just for the BF! Stay tuned!


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Sunday Bug

August 16, 2009 at 2:27 pm (Big Bugs, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , )

I have two more left. This was technically the last bug on the tour, but I am putting it second-to-last because I want to go out with a bigger bang! Bumblebee Big! You’ll have to look tomorrow!

Anyway, I still have to go to my sissy’s and it doesn’t look like I am getting outdoors to do any actual exercise today, so I’ll quickly post these things that are outside, in nature, and that will kind of have to be good enough.

You will also have to excuse the extra people in the pictures. For some reason, everyone globbed up right at the end, talking to their friends, pulling snacks out of strollers, on the phone, kids laying all over the grass… and wouldn’t get out of picture range for all the rest of us. But you can still see the bug.


Come on people! Get out of the way!! Go talk on your cell phone out of picture range!

Come on people! Get out of the way!! Go talk on your cell phone out of picture range!


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Sunday Bench

August 16, 2009 at 2:07 pm (Big Benches, Cartoons, Pictures, TV Shows) (, , , , , , , )

This is not my favorite. But it has to be included because it’s part of the greater bench vision. This is the Mary Tyler Moore bench. It’s kind of dark and simple. And there’s something about the colors that don’t mesh well together. I’m not sure if it had more to it at some point, but this is all I captured on my camera.

Surprisingly enough, there are still a lot more to come! I’ll be running out of bugs in 2 days, but the benches go on forever!

This is close up.

This is close up.

And this is from across the street. Still looks weird to me.

And this is from across the street. Still looks weird to me.

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Day Quote

August 16, 2009 at 12:21 pm (Day Quote) (, , , , , , , )

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.

—Benjamin Disraeli

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Cool Word of the Day!

August 16, 2009 at 12:15 pm (Cool Words) (, , , , )

Acuity (noun)

Definition: Perceptual keenness; sharpness of vision.

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Crazy Electric Blue Crawfish and his good friend the Blue Gourami

August 16, 2009 at 11:39 am (Big Fish, Day to Day, Phone Camera, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Now that the big fish tank has been downsized (minus two of the large decoration “buildings”—update on that later) to accommodate the growing Oscars, there are less places for the crawfish to hide. He likes the plants (still have 2) and the back of things. But the only thing to go behind is a tall, pillar piece that isn’t really hide-able.

And the Gourami likes to “sit” on stuff. Not sit, but kind of hover over and skim a surface to where it looks like it’s resting on it.

So these to crazy marine animals got together and I guess they are cool with hanging out on top of each other. The Blue Gourami is sitting ON the Blue Crawfish. It was funny to see because the crawfish wasn’t trying to snap at him. And it looks like the fish has claws. I took the pics with my camera phone and they didn’t move at all.

This is from the end looking longways into the tank. The camera phone took a good picture. Sometimes I get really lucky. I don’t know how amusing you’ll find it, but here it is:

Right in the middle of the plants. Fish on top, crawfish underneath.

Right in the middle of the plants. Fish on top, crawfish underneath.

After I saw how good the camera took the picture of the tank, I thought I’d try to get a long view of the whole tank. You can see the pillars in the back and an Oscar on the top, right. And there’s a shark near the bottom, swimming away. The light on top is from the tank, and it adds a nice underwater, peaceful glow I think. Makes you feel like a fish. That may be a stretch. But stare at it long enough and you’ll go into a trance!


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My Lottery Dreams are not looking good

August 16, 2009 at 11:14 am (Day to Day, Home Improvement, Pictures) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Obviously I am going to have to earn money the old fashioned way. Poo. My tickets are losers (although the Mega Millions rolled over again—170 million—that’s better!) And my dream for even $35,000 is looking shaky. First off, I don’t have 35 tickets to input. And second off, I didn’t know scratch-offs counted too! I actually threw away some of those. I still didn’t have 35, but I would have been closer! Oh well, I guess I better buy the rest of my books and get ready for school. It doesn’t look like there is going to be any way around it!

So it’s Sunday morning. The kids are STILL gone. I was hoping to have them yesterday, but the plans got changed to something more exciting and they are still on vacation! Lucky ducks! They start school Thursday, so I guess they should enjoy themselves while they have the time to play.

It’s a broiling 84° already. It’s been hot every day. In the 90’s. It feels hot, it looks hot, it just makes you tired. Today it’s actually windy. Hot, dry wind. Like oven breeze. I hope it blows all the leaves off my patio, then I can scratch, “sweep” off the list! I’m going to spare everyone the actual list of things I need to do (but know that I have a good, long one!) even though it’s my sister’s favorite part of this site (haha). In fact, I am going to her house today for a Pampered Chef party. She’s making chicken! Or something. I actually do want to go because I want to buy this amazing pitcher I just discovered. It has a mixer right inside it! I know I’m the only lady over 35 in America that probably didn’t know about this already, but I don’t look at a lot of catalogs.

I was going to say that I’ll take a picture of it and post it later, but I just realized that I probably won’t have it later. I think I have to wait for it. Hmm. Oh well, if they have one on display I’ll take that picture. In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of our new coffee maker!!

We had to. The other one was leaking. And this one has a timer and auto shut-off. We paid $30. Big spenders! AND we went white this time! To match my beautiful toaster I received for Mother’s Day from my son. It’s especially nice because it has a blue display, a color that I find particularly soothing when I see it in the middle of the night, glowing brightly and casting shadows in the kitchen.

If you are keeping count, this is the third coffee maker we have had since the BF moved in. He brought a lovely, large, coffee making machine, with him. Then we had the black one you saw in pictures. And now we have this beauty. That’s four years and three makers. That’s not too bad.

Here’s the pic:


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