Monday, September 29, 2008

More beach fun!



"I told you not to take my picture!"

"Yeeeeeesssssss?!"

"How shall we pose for this picture?"

Still trying to pose...

"Ok, forget the pose."

Check out the harvest decor!

It looks very different around here without all the surfboards, flipflops, ad sunglasses!

Well, my video clips won't get through Google's processing tonight, so I guess you'll just have to wait. Perhaps tomorrow...

Bloggy Awards

I've decided to create a bloggy award. The idea came from a cup of tea...

All children need a laptop. Not a computer, but a human laptop. Moms, Dads, Grannies and Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles – someone to hold them, read to them, teach them. Loved ones who will embrace them and pass on the experience, rituals and knowledge of a hundred previous generations. Loved ones who will pass to the next generation their expectations of them, their hopes, and their dreams.

-- General Colin L. Powell
Founder, America’s Promise – the Alliance for Youth.

The first recipients of this award are...

drum roll please...

Aimee at The Mother Load
Megan at Fried Okra
T at T with Honey
Rach at Hannah and Lily

Now for the instructions...
1 - Please bestow this award on all those who have laptops.
2 - Don't forget to go to their blog and let them know.
3 - Please be sure to include the quote in your post!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

My spectacular weekend getaway...

Ah, the beach!



What better way to relax than to sit at the waters edge and listen to the waves?

I have to admit, it was a little strange to be there without Mom & Dad. V and I decided to hit up Stone Harbor, NJ. We found it to be very different at this time of year. The town was very empty... and QUIET!


The bears were totally ready to party...

all night long...


(this picture is the same as the last one except I didn't use the flash... it was pretty dark outside)




I still have some video clips to share... complete with relaxing ocean sounds. I think I'll end here for tonight though.

Coming soon:
- baked goods... something to do when you can't sleep/feel like baking
- Max's reflections on the place he called home.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

School...



School has started again... I have a burning desire to go to Staples... clearly I need new pens to go with my new planner



(which disappointingly comes in black... not pink like they show on the website :( )

Obviously, I "need" this set...
so that I have enough colors with which to write. But I need a school supply conscience... the little devil sitting on my shoulder whispers sweet nothings in my ear every time I set foot in Staples. If you saw my pen drawer, you would get a better idea of this problem. So, for now, I suppose I shall avoid such places!

Shameless boasting!

I'm shamelessly going to show off my first every bloggy bling courtesy of Aimee!



I too happily look forward to comments left on my perhaps somewhat less than exciting blog! I'm very excited to pass this award on to T at T with Honey, Kath-o-lil at Little Sleepy Head, and JB's blogless mom! (Aimee, you too deserve this award, so I'll send it right back at-cha!)

While I have several posts in the works, homework currently trumps blogging... so, I better get crackin!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Indian guys...

if you're startled by the topic, stop reading now... lest you think me to be racist...

tonight I have only a simple question (with a potentially not simple answer)...
why is it that everywhere I go, Indian guys stop to speak to me?! Seriously!... even at a bar in Bethlehem of all places... not that I was super-surprised tonight here at Drexel (where I'm pretty sure majority of the students (esp on the grad level) are either ABCDs or straight off the plane)

I swear I'm going to start wearing my "You bet your dupa I'm Slovak" shirt everywhere!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A flurry of commotion...

Well, it's been a long time since I posted an update! Work has been keeping me busy... VERY busy! One of my projects is on a very tight fast paced time table. At any rate, it keeps me out of trouble.

Since my last post, my cousin Ted also celebrated his 25th birthday, and my cousin Maria celebrated her 23rd Birthday... Happy Birthday wishes!

In other news, JB moved out of the city. He is temporarily living out of boxes at his parents' house until he moves into his own place (which he hasn't purchased yet). Today is going to be a house hunting day with his older sis... hooray for female input! :-D Geegee is going to have a great time with her grand-babies while JB and Aimee go house hunting with the realtor. JB has discovered that his commute to the office takes nearly 2 hours... good thing he doesn't have to go in every day! So, now everyone/everything is about an hour away... my apt. to my office (~1 hr), my apt. to JB's parents' (~1 hr), my apt. to my parents' (~ 1 hr), my office to JB's parents' (~ 1 hr), my office to my parents' (a little more than an hour), my parents' to JB's parents' (~1 hr). Seriously, everyone is an hour away... except for my cousin... he moved closer. He's only 10 minutes away... merely a hop, skip, and a jump relative to everyone else!

Went to an oldies dance this weekend... that was a blast! It was nice to take a break from life for a few hours! ZZZzzz... OK, I'm out for the night...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Birthday wishes...

Happy 25th Birthday to the bestest roommie ever!!

I know she wants to ignore it (something about being old), but surely a quarter century is something to celebrate!

Happy Birthday Theresa!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Geek status...

Found this little quiz over at T with Honey... of course I couldn't help but take it...

64% Geek

Well, there you have it folks.