Friday, January 29, 2010

"Say Hello Wave Goodbye"

Andrew and I commute to work together each morning. We are lucky because we save money on gas, parking, and other transportation costs. We also get to start our mornings singing along to the radio together and making fun of the morning show deejays. (God, are they awful!)

This morning, while belting out some Faith Hill...

"IF I COULD GRANT YOU ONE WISH, I WISH YOU COULD SEE THE WAY YOU KISS!"

(editor's note: corniest song ever?)


I saw one of the six or so crossing guards we pass during our morning commute. He waved, and I waved back eagerly.

Andrew interrupted our very spirited rendition of the song to ask, "Did you just wave to the crossing guard?"

"Uh, YEAH! He waved to ME! So I waved ba... ... ... ohh... He wasn't waving to me, was he? He was waving that car on... ..."

"Yeah. He wasn't waving to you."

Cue awkward silence.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'd be mad... if he wasn't so dang cute

Last night, beyond exhausted, I kissed my husband goodnight and walked to the bedroom--leaving him to have free reign of the TV. I put in my earplugs, turned off the light, and settled in for a solid eight hours of sleep. I was almost dancing with sugar plumb fairies when I heard a muffled shouting coming from the living room.

Andrew knew that I went to bed, so I assumed his shouting was for something important... there was possibly even an emergency.

I ran to the living room, pulling out my earplugs.

"Hey, I had my earplugs in, what's going on!?"

Andrew laughed at the urgency in my voice.

"Oh..." he said clearly amused. "I um... didn't mean for you to get out of bed... I uh... just wanted to tell you... that I'm watching this show about people who are allergic to semen..."

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Torture? Or high fashion? You decide.


I present to you, Burberry Dog.


(And no, it's not really Burberry. Just a similar plaid pattern. Can you trademark plaid? I don't think that's fair. Then again, I don't think you can trademark freaking smiley face cookies either. Sorry, Pittsburgh. You're wrong on this one. It's just icing, people! Let's take our cookies a little less seriously. They are, afterall, cookies.)

Ahem. If you would like to humiliate suit up your pup, check out DOG-E-DESIGNS. Their website could use a little updating, but the products this Canadian duo produces are high-quality.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

No one consulted me? (Squirrel Appreciation Day)

Remember when I asked you yesterday, "What's next?" Well, here's your answer.

I'm a little miffed right now. You might know it's Squirrel Appreciation Day. (But you probably don't. But now you do. You're welcome.)

cat

Just a little problem.

ALL OF MY SQUIRRELS ARE HIBERNATING. How is a girl supposed to appreciate a creature that is burrowed in a hole trying to keep frostbite away from it's bushy tail?

This will not do. I'm writing a letter to my congressman about this.

Actually, screw him.

I'm starting a petition!

Comment below to sign my (official?) petition to move Squirrel Appreciation Day to a warmer month.

This is an abomination!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Much Love For You (The Internet)

This week, my heart is exploding with love for you, dainty little Internet.

Rescuing 53 Haitian orphans? You did it.

Raising more than $1,000 in just one hour for the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund? You did it. And the number is still climbing. Donate here.

Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my life sitting in front of the computer for hours upon hours each day. But not this week. This week, we are rocking it.

Let's keep the momentum going! What's next?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

How Can You Help?


(photo by Laura Petrilla)


I have been following the story of these two young Pittsburgh sisters who help run an orphanage in Haiti. Because of Tuesday's devastating earthquake, these two inspiring women and all of the children they care for are in dire need of assistance.

How can you help? Read the update's on Pittsburgh celebrity blogger Virginia Montanez's That's Church. Then? Reach out to your contacts for help. Today I contacted the president of a large Pittsburgh corporation and a congressman. Who can you contact?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wedding Album (Part III)










My parents. Aren't they good looking?







To be continued...

View Part I here.

View Part II here.

Photos by Sandy Yetter of Red Lotus Photography