Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Talk Like a Pirate Day

For those of you who missed it, September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day. If you missed it this year you need to mark your calendar for the next!

If you feel the need to have a pirate name, click here. I really think I may start using mine on a regular basis.

My pirate name is:

Iron Bess Bonney

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

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Delayed Blinky sighting

I was talking to brother Joe the other day and was severely chastised for not updating my blog more frequently. Especially since I hadn't written anything else about Blinky's adventures in Europe. Just so you know I have been sick with allergies and sinus' since last Thursday and have felt generally like crap the whole time. Well, here it goes...

Apparently Blinky went to town with the free drinks that are served in first class.

With all the free alcohol he had trouble reading the menu.

Due to the problems reading the menu Blinky was not real pleased with the dandelion greens he received with his meal.

The last picture here is Blinky tucked in and sound asleep for the long ride over the Atlantic.

I also need to make a correction from a statement I made in my last entry. I assumed that brother Joe had taken Blinky home, but I was later informed that Dad became extremely attached to Blinky over the course of the trip. I will ellaborate more on that later.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Blinky's debut

For those of you who were not aware, Blinky traveled to Europe with my family. He finally sent me some pictures so I will post a few every day or so. Here is Blinky trying to go to Dublin, according to brother Joe he caused quite a ruckus with security since his ticket clearly stated he was traveling to Barcelona.

Once that was cleared up Blinky was on his way to Barcelona and off to his first ride on a plane.

That is all for now, I will post additional pictures later. I don't want to give away the whole story all at once. Now I just have to convince Blinky that it is time to come home, he really seems to have bonded with brother Joe!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is about over. It has been pretty good, no rushing around, no being in the car for hours, no obligations. Just a nice three day weekend. We did go to the Breakfast Club on Sunday night for a breakdance competition. That was reallly awesome! It is unbelievable how those guys can move! I told Joe that he has to get me some tapes so that I can learn some moves. Next thing you know I will be pop'n and lock'n in the next competition. Go Judi! Go Judi! Ok, maybe not anytime soon, but one can dream...

I found a really bizarre Santa on the web today. Check it out here. I don't know what is wrong with people. Who through this out during discussion and then who was like, that is a great idea! Let's get that into production immediately! I guess I think it is just a tad creepy.

On a cross-stitching note I did finish up part 2 of Alpine Seasons. Here is a picture

I have been timing myself on this one, since I inevitably get the question of how long it takes me to do a large piece. So far I have about 35 hours into this one and it is not even half way done. Looks really good though, I can't wait to get some of the outer circles of this complete!

Alrighty then, off to move Joe over on the couch so that I can get a little more done on this bad boy!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Joe went to Philly

Joe went on a short jaunt to Philly this week, business of course. He left Wednesday morning and came back to see me Thursday... oh it is just so hard to sleep when the man is not around. So you're probably wondering whose bed this is then? This was Joe's comfy bed at the Ritz Carlton where our fair city's 2nd largest bank housed him for the night. Can you believe the nice pictures he gets from his Treo?? My phone sucks. Anyway, i digress...

So here is the main lobby of the hotel, which in its former life was a pretty nice looking bank. I think I might wonder where all my money was going if my current bank had this much marble on the walls.

Here is the last picture that I am going to torture everyone with. Joe just had to send me a text Wednesday night of his yummy desert at this fantastic restaurant that he and his banking buddies went to. The name Bliss says it all I think.

OK, boys and girls. That is it for tonight. I have got to get to sleep so that I can do lots of nothing on my long weekend!

Fun Cruise

Seems that everyone is on the cruise but me. I got a call at work today from brother Joe, Mom, and Dad. They said they are having a really good time. I tried to have them email some pictures so I could post them here, but they can't do that from the boat. I suggested an internet cafe, but I guess they are just too busy having fun!

The picture on the left is their route. They are the pretty arrows that start in Barcelona. Must be nice!

Rebecca and David are there too, but when the rest of the crew called they were already in there room. Sounds like party poopers to me! :-)