04/29/06 10:36 - 52ºF - ID#25622
Normally, i would be a bit bummed being sick, but the fact that i really wanted to go on the Historic Linwood Avenue Homes Tour as (e:Matthew,724) posted about makes it even more annoying ( sent you a post-it, (e:Matthew) ).
04/26/06 07:26 - 48ºF - ID#25621
I also went for my first bike ride of the season. Had to give the tires a wee pump and (e:Uncutsaniflush) gave the chain a spray of WD40. Then, i was off to the races... Pedalled up Bird to Claremont to Delavan, then over to Elmwood, back along Bidwell to Richmond then along Potomac to Grand and back down Bird to home. Not a long ride, but it was windy. East and north were far easier than west or south. And there is no sense getting bike butt the first day out!
OK, now i gotta go floss and watch Amazing Race...
04/24/06 12:46 - 46ºF - ID#25620
The first thing i said to her was 'thanks for saving my brother's life' (oh, after greeting the humans in the household, of course).
Doesn't look like she can manage doing much, eh?
Didn't get any pics of Chloe, my sister in law's sister's dog. Very active Boston puppy... may not have gotten anything that wasn't a blur anyway.
Despite (e:Uncutsaniflush)'s very bad allergies, we did have a nice weekend at my brother's place, up north in Ennismore, Ontario. The new house they built is quite nice. I was expecting to not like it (my brother, sister in law and i don't have the same taste), but i liked it.
Went to one of my neice's dance recitatls... her and her dance troupe got a gold for their performance. Not the typical way to spend a Sunday morning, but it was interesting. Some of the cute 8 year olds were adorable. One of the older groups did an interesting routine to Vivaldi and Marilyn Mason.
We left a bit early and didn't get to see my neice doing her jazz or hiphop routines. But (e:Uncutsaniflush)'s health is more important. That damn clean pollen filled country air!
Got some bread from my brother, who works for Dimpflmeier. Even picked up a few loaves for you, (e:Matthew) -- they have gluten free breads!!
04/21/06 12:38 - 57ºF - ID#25619
[strike]Pears[/strike] and Pansys
Our poor lil leaning pear tree. Beautiful blossoms it gets. No wonder someone did all that work trying to save it....
We got flower boxes for the front porch.. and planted pansys. Yay!
04/18/06 08:13 - 38ºF - ID#25618
that i didn't have to be so tired i can barely make it up the stairs just to fall asleep. that i could just be tired, or assign myself a bed time and just get in bed and fall asleep. that my tired, aching legs that like to run marathons in my sleep didn't wake me up. that waking up in the early hours of the morning just to pee and run back to bed wouldn't wake me. that if any of that happened, i could still nap mid-day so i am not dragging my ass around feeling like i have a hangover without the fun the night before.
04/14/06 10:25 - 52ºF - ID#25617
We Are Connected!
We've owned this mini-mansion for less than a year now, and earlier this week we finally had some drywall dust floating about. Our house used to have an in-law suite, or apartment, on the back upper side. Since neither (e:Uncutsaniflush) and i want to be the evil landlord, we thought we would prefer to have the apartment connected back to the rest of the house (other than having to march up the back staircase).
Here's the house side of the hallway before we did anything... including one with some junk there (ok, not junk, that room to room air conditioner is hardly junk..).
And here is the apartment side of the house. Looks like things were done and decorated around the late 60's, doesn't it?
And here we are with the apartment side partly done.. ugly tile board off, some of the drywall gone... The peeps that did it used insulation as what we assume was for soundproofing.
Here is the apartment side done... Studs and electrical box still there.
Here is the handyman himself, the one and only (e:Uncutsaniflush) !
This is a closeup of the baseboards. We are ever so grateful to the peeps that did this wall didn't damage the baseboards and took the extra time and effort to do the studs this way!
Drywall and electrical box gone, but studs still there...
Studs gone now... but lots of drywall dust in the air...
And cleaned up afters. One from the main part of the house looking into the apartment. Another from the apartment looking into the main part of the house. Eventually, we want to make it look less jarring, and perhaps move the stove somewhere else (damn, i adore the look of that range!). For now, i am happy to not have to go down the main stairs and all the way to the back of the house to pee in the night; now, i can just take the 30 or so steps from our bed to the apartment bathroom. Woo hoo.
Still wanna be our tenant, (e:Twisted) ?
04/13/06 10:17 - 48ºF - ID#25616
04/12/06 01:20 - ID#25615
The dash screen of our lovely Toyota Prius, a mere 15 minutes into our journey. Love love love what the temperature reading was telling us.. and the MPG -- 52.2! Woo hoo!
The New York State Thruway... gotta love them tolls.
This guy is telling us we are going the right way...
Right on in to PA...
We stopped for lunch.. but i am so sorry, (e:Paul), i forgot to take pics of our eats.
On our way to the Erie Zoo, we see this structure. It looks like an air traffic controllers tower. Once closer, we saw a sign that it is a plastics factory of some sort, but i can't imagine the length of plastic they make in which they would need a tower like that!
Ah, cute kitties will solve all the world's problems.. unless you are on a lower level of the food chain...
These birds, blue and gold macaws, to be more precise, were inside a building that had exhibits in it, but when we went inside, there was a door saying "Employees Only"... i hope they get paid more than just bird seed!
And there were also plants in the small greenhouse...
And Polar Bears playing... awwee...
And gay giraffe. Both of these giraffe are males. Tried my best to get pictures of them having fun, but oral sex was about the closest i could get.
Also tried to get some examples of just how large an errect giraffe penis is (did anyone know they acutally unfold. not just slide out?!?), but this guy was camera shy, i think...
On to more wholesome things... in the kids part, swimming penguins. Usually, when we are there, they are fussing about on land. Finally, we saw them swim!
Orangoutangs. Adorable baby...
A drive around Presque Isle was so nice in weather like this. I forgot to take a snap of the entrance, so this will just have to do...
Nice sandy beach on the windward side of this Lake Erie barrier island...
And out of Erie, PA. We saw a lot of these frogs about town today. I guess they are like the buffalo seen about town here, the bears about town in Knoxville and the hideous giant moose that Toronto had a few years back...
And finally, back home...
04/10/06 12:45 - 35ºF - ID#25614
So, i started surfing. Got sucked into the BBC Blackadder site.
I found the quote generator very amusing.
The interview clips are as well. Wish they had some from Stephen Fry since i find his voice so soothing (i sometimes listen to his biography on tape when i am at the dentist!). Some more from Hugh Laurie would have been nice, too.
Ah, give me a dark, sarcastic, sardonic British comedy any day of the week...
04/08/06 10:30 - 29ºF - ID#25613
Thanks, too, (e:Zobar) for the Wesley Willis you posted in a comment to my journal, (e:LeeTee,159).
Then, (e:MrMike,47) posted a Paul Weller live accoustic version of That's Entertainment (thanks again!). I wonder if i can find the Morrissey version of that song... i found it interesting, but then again, i am a Morriessey fan (new cd, Ringleader of the Tormentors is quite good)
Now that i got this gather stuff figured out, i might become addicted. Yipes. Addcitions are bad. Because, as Emo Philips would say, "someday it will be my turn to treat".
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