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expectations [Feb. 4th, 2010|11:13 am]
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So, it looks like we'll be getting another member of the household in September.

(And by "it looks like", I mean "oh god, I feel sick all the time and am so hungry and tired and I have seven more months of this?")
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the newest addition [Jun. 21st, 2009|08:34 pm]
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Meet Titus



(here's another photo, and my current favorite)

He's four years old, a boxer mix, and a rescue dog from Lost Dog Rescue. He is the sweetest, calmest boy in the world. This morning, he and mr_mking got up and went for a walk and when they got back, Titus climbed back into bed with me and went back to sleep. A napper after my own heart!

So far he's shown no interest in chewing things or tug of war games or fetching anything, but he likes to jump around and wrestle a little bit, he loves going for walks, and he loves smelling things and making sure every other dog knows where he's been.

Oh, and his full name is Praetorian Titus Canis after the emperor's most loyal guards and a little bit after Titus Pullo (who we met in the series Rome). Thanks to fizzbang for some inspiration with the name.

I expect a million more pictures will probably be posted. He just does the cutest things, and that underbite makes him look scrappy and a little grizzled.
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long time no talk [Jun. 6th, 2009|02:36 pm]
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So I have this awesome Kitchenaid Stand Mixer (in cranberry, if you were wondering). I want to bake things and learn to use it.

We made ice cream a couple of weeks ago from a kit, which was really awesome.

I know it does all this awesome stuff, but I don't know where to start. (Mason, I am looking at you for advice here, babe.)

Thoughts?
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I ride my bike [Mar. 13th, 2009|10:57 pm]
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I got a new bike last weekend, a touring bicycle, a pretty olive green Cannondale named Olive Oyl. She's got a rack on the back for the cheapie panniers I already have and for the fancy ones I want to get.

The plan is for bike camping, so I am going to try to find waterproof, ginormous panniers that I can use to carry clothes and food and camping gear. Maybe May, possibly June. I want to go with mr_mking and drspooky and a couple of his friends, and we have to work out a route and schedules and plans and I don't even have a tent!

So I decided that in part of planning for that, I'm going to go on some longer rides more often. Weekends are fine; we went on a 12 mile ride last Saturday after I picked up my new bike. But the best way that I can find is to ride more often, during the week. How can I do that? I can commute!

Turns out there's a trail (the Capital Crescent trail) that goes from Georgetown to Bethesda, just a few blocks from my office. My office is cool with me bringing my bike inside and parking it in the empty cubicle next door. And it is relatively easy for me to get to Georgetown from my house.

I did this once before, on Inauguration Day (because I was not at all going to ride the Metro that day), and it was cold and miserable on my single speed. On my new bike, with gears, with my stuff in panniers instead of strapped to my back? Man, it was like butter. My bike is so smooth and so sweet and I love it. I got to work and even though I was 20 minutes late I was feeling good and feeling happy. I rode home from work and stopped in Dupont Circle to have some beers with some friends and then rode home from there.

I mean, it doesn't seem like a huge step, but I've been, well, not afraid really, but hesitant to ride my bike from DC out to my house because I was afraid of traffic or whatever, and tonight, I just did it.

25.4 miles total today. I'm tired, and I spent almost 3 hours of my day in the process of riding my bike, but I'm happy and I feel good and I'm exercising, and my goal is to do this AT LEAST once a week until I can do it faster door-to-door than the Metro takes (which is 1 hour). That means I'd have to be averaging at least 12mph. It's a good goal, but it may be a while.

Right now, though, I'm going to go stretch some more and sleep really well. Very soon.
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Snow day! [Mar. 2nd, 2009|12:08 pm]
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I'm at home in my pajamas because there's no way I can get to work. My husband (!) is next to me on the couch in his pajamas working from home.

This is a good day.


(Photo by Mason Kincaid)

That was also a good day. A whirlwind, wonderful, happy, full of awesome. Full story to come someday, maybe, if I get around to it.
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proud homeowner [Jun. 9th, 2008|01:55 pm]
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We made an offer on Saturday. They made a counter-offer today. I think we are about to accept it.

Our very own house! I think my brain hurts. I'm so excited and so nervous. We're about to start hemorrhaging money now, or so I hear.
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oh hai [Jun. 4th, 2008|10:55 pm]
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I can has new hairs?

(PS: Jameel took a good one, too)
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Hilarity ensues [Mar. 27th, 2008|05:44 pm]
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Item one.

Item two.

Hysterical laughter ensues. Man, I love the internet. And I love the Comics Curmudgeon.
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Doing my part to spread the word [Dec. 7th, 2007|03:29 pm]
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NYE 2007.
Pittsburgh.
Come.
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on Moonlight [Nov. 20th, 2007|12:36 am]
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All you had to say was Jason Dohring.

But add a blonde (who is a reporter this time, not a cop) who looks vaguely like Elizabeth Röhm, the vampire private detective lead who isn't nearly as attractive as he was the first time I saw this show, AND Shannyn Sossamon, well, slap my ass and call it shitty writing!

No, but let's talk seriously. It isn't fair to compare, because Josef Konstantin isn't nearly as charming as the semi-psychotic multi-millionaire son of a movie star. Shannyn Sossamon is no Charisma Carpenter.

It's a pretty bad show, but I love me some Dohring. So I'll probably watch it for free for a while (yay, streaming from CBS's website) and snicker at the bad plot lines and the sadness when Jason tries to be sincerely intense and not just teenage-wankery-intense.

Ridiculous, but I'm there.
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