Sunday, December 26, 2004

Ice Storm

Adam's grandma lives in Hillsboro, Ohio, and this winter, the town was hit by an ice storm. Her house lost power, but luckily she has two very powerful wood furnaces. We drove to visit her, and to check out and take pictures of the Ice Storm.

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Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas!

This has been a great Christmas! First of all, I GOT A NEW CAMERA! I already loooove it. It's a Canon Powershot Digital Elph, and it is amazing.

Uncle Mark and Uncle John came to spend Christmas in Athens this year. That was cool! We had a nice Christmas morning breakfast at Mom and Dad's, and then Mer and Pete had us over for Chicken Chipotle soup for dinner. YUM.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2004


For Christmas this year, I decided to try embroidery. I had never done it before, but had a feeling I would like it! I did a couple of quick practice projects, but pretty much just threw myself right in. For Mer and Pete, I embroidered renditions of their kitties, Buster, Ed and Lily! Then, for Mom I did an applique/embroidery field of horses. The kind that I've always drawn that she loves. I had a lot of fun making these projects, and am proud of the way they turned out! I underestimated the amount of time they would take to complete, though, so for the last couple of weeks before Christmas, I was up until all hours of the night, putting in 5-8 hour nights of embroidery. Eek! But it was worth it! Here are the finished projects:

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Holiday Gathering

Tonight, a bunch of us got together uptown to hang out and celebrate the holidays. It's nice when everyone's in town! We met at Casa, and hung out there for awhile, then went to Tony's to hang out and play darts.

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Friday, December 10, 2004

Talented Barfer

Today, Charlie barfed over the edge of our staircase to the basement. He managed to get it up onto the part of the window where the lock is, down on the bottom part of the frame, on the windowsill, and down between the stairs. Check out these images to see just how far he managed to spread his barf. I have enhanced the second image with arrows, so that you don't miss any barf.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Mer's Birthday

To celebrate Mer's birthday, a bunch of us gathered at her house for food and games! Mer made her delicious feta, pesto and sundried tomato dome appetizer, as well as this amazing Chicken Chipotle soup. YUM! Then, we played a giant game of Pictionary, which was of course SUPER FUN!

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Sunday, November 28, 2004

Long Weekend Partytime

This was a fun weekend because there were lots of out of town guests! We decided to meet up at Casa Nueva for some margaritas. After some good fun there we headed across the street to Tony's! There were a lot of townies in for the Thanksgiving Weekend. There isn't much to report, but we took some pictures!

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving!

I had a fabulous Thanksgiving this year! We celebrated at my sister's new house. Photos coming soon. The day was great from the minute I woke up. I woke up to my cell phone ringing, it was my sister telling me it was time for PANCAKES! Whole wheat pancakes with bananas and walnuts. YUM. Then I helped Renee make egg nog (mostly I just watched), and went home for a bit.

Then Adam and I returned for dinner at 4. Mer has this Thanksgiving tradition where she, Beth, and Renee (and their SO's) take turns hosting Thanksgiving. This year it was in Athens. Also, Mom and Dad and Kaleb came. We had turkey, and all the side dishes, AND pork. This was the best pork I had ever had in my life! The marinade was basil, cilantro, ginger, saki, soy sauce and heavy cream. YUM. We played a little bit of Dance Dance Revolution. Mostly we all hung out until about 1in the morning.

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When I was little, my favorite thing to do at Thanksgiving time was to make a bird's eye view drawing of the Pilgrims and Indians at their Thanksgiving Feast. Feeling nostalgic, I made one this year!

Friday, November 12, 2004

The Last Unicorn

Hahah look what Suzanne and Anne BOTH got me for my birthday this year!!! Luckily, I got mine from Suzanne just after Anne had ordered hers (and I emailed her "ANNE!! Look what Suzanne got me!!!!!!!") so she was able to stop the order. But it was hilarious, I guess I'm predictable?:

Thursday, November 11, 2004

The Golden Cock

Adam plays football on Friday afternoons, and every week the guys choose the person who did the best that day, and they get to take home The Golden Cock, the athlete of the week trophy. Adam got to be The Golden Cock this week!

And then these are some pictures that Adam took of Charlie. Charlie wants to be a rock star!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Dance Dance Revolution!

Tonight, Mer, Pete and I went over to Mike and Jessica's house and played Dance Dance Revolution for the first time. It was SO FUN. I think I might seriously need to own it. Here's Mer and Jessica getting down:

Thursday, November 04, 2004

I can't believe he lost.

It's so depressing. I went to an election night party last night. There was a lot of good energy in the air, as well as some seriously good chili. The kind where you take spaghetti and put chili, grated cheddar and oyster crackers on top. So yeah, the party was fun, but it sure isn't fun that Bush won. Check out this sign that my friend Craig made for the party:

Here's dad rocking out on the guitar. They played some good music last night:

Saturday, October 30, 2004

Halloween Block Party

Another year, another Uptown Halloween Block Party! We did a round through the streets, then hit the Union. The highlight of the night was probably Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite. He was amazing!

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Friday, October 29, 2004

I Won $50!

Today was awesome! First of all, it was the Friday before Halloween which means it's time to wear your costume to work! I politely told my coworkers that costumes were preferred, but wearing orange was acceptable. I loaned my sister my bunny outfit! Tracy, Brian and I played with my darts. Then, at lunch time I got to go to Stewart MacDonald and have a pizza party with them because they always celebrate Halloween!

After work, Summer and I drove to Nelsonville and entered a costume contest at the Final Fridays event. It was at Stuart's Operahouse. I won second place! I won $50 Final Fridays Bucks, which means I have to spend it somewhere in Nelsonville's Town Square. I'm looking forward to shopping! After the contest, we went to Frank and Bean's house for a cookout. I ate SQUIRREL! It sort of tasted like duck. It was a very meaty party. There was also ham and meatballs. And a bonfire! It was a beautiful night.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004


This weekend, my coworkers got together for a Wiener Roast. It was delicious! Cheryl always makes sure to get some Larry's Dawg House Chili Sauce when we have a potluck. Mmm. She also made her legendary taco dip. I made vegetarian chili. There was so much delicious food. Including S'MORES! Cheryl's daughter and her friend roasted a huge plate of marshmallows and brought them inside. I felt like I was totally cheating. But it sure was a delicious S'more!

And what a great week. I have enough leftover chili to have it for lunch every day until Friday, when I get to go to a PIZZA PARTY for lunch! I'm going over to Stewart McDonald to have lunch with Summer and Yumi. Everyone there gets really decked out for Halloween. So fun! I'll be wearing my cupid costume to work, that's for sure. Summer and I are going to surprise our aerobics class Thursday morning by wearing our bunny outfits over our workout clothes. I can't wait!

Monday, October 25, 2004

Cupid Pictures!