Sunday, February 8, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter?

I just received this in an e-mail from my Momma:

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On the left is my Mom, then myself and of course Punky Butt. She said that the recent pic I posted of Kaitlyn reminded her of that middle pic of me when I was little. I think I see a slight resemblence...maybe? What do y'all think?

To back it up a little bit, when Kaitlyn was born EVERYONE thought she looked like me. She had my jet black hair, my dark eyes, my face shape, my lips, my everything. But as time passed, she magically lost all my features and sprouted curly blonde hair and green eyes.

Now looking at this, I think she definately retained the nose. Of all things she got my nose.

Poor thing.

Thank you for sending this Momma, it made my heart smile :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Why it's a Bad Idea...

to accidentally doze off after a long exhausting week, with an inquisitive 2 year old running around...even if it's just for a few minutes.

This is some sort of toothpaste, bubble bath, shampoo concoction, which as you can see doubles as a mighty fine finger paint.

Lesson learned. Next time I feel the need for rejuvenation, I will take into account what my munchkin is capable of.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Shoe Obsession

Up until yesterday, I owned 4 pairs of shoes. One pair of which I wore 95% of the time. I've just never been a shoe person. Kinda like I've never been a purse person, until I realized the excessive amount of crap I stuffed in my pockets made me appear at least 10 lbs heavier. At which point, I just felt obligated to buy a purse.

So anyway. I was just never a shoe person. However, when you run into an opportunity to buy 5 pairs of shoes less than 40 bucks total, I think you have no choice BUT to become a shoe person.

Just wanted to share.

In case anyone is is going fantastical. It's a lot of work, but I'm seeing and doing some pretty awesome things where I am doing my clinical rotations. In other random news, Kaitlyn has developed some sort of Jekyl/Hyde complex. She has the ability to go from smothering me with hugs and kisses to throwing a world class tantrum in 1.8 seconds. Gotta love it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Better Late Than Never

Well, in my defense I wasn't late in completing the task...just late in blogging about it. So. If you remember back to my 2009 goal list, I said I wanted to read one magazine a month. One that I would normally never pick up. It was between some Consumer Report thinga-ma-bob and this Scientific American Mind...and the Science mag won.

It turned out to be pretty darn interesting actually. To sum it up I learned that:

I can blame biology for my procrastination

Prostitution is legal and regulated in Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand and Turkey

There are actually studies going on to determine whether or not computers have feelings...for example do they get upset when we throw them out. (come on, really?)

Children who have chronic ear-aches are more likely to become obese as an adult

Birth control pills affect women's taste in men

Who'd a thunk it?!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

"99% Weed Free"

If you are a Texan, or in the general area, you are very familiar with our grass. It starts turning a sickly shade of brown right around November, and slowly returns to it's natural green sometime around...well honestly I don't know when it goes back to green. Not only does it turn colors, but it takes on a cactus like texture and crunch. Totally not inviting for the barefoot fan such as myself. So, in an attempt to perk up our lawn, we laid a bunch of grass seed down. It's important I mention that the bag proudly proclaimed it was "99% Weed Free".

One bag contains roughly 10,000 seeds. So, you do some math and find out that this amounts to about 100 weeds. I don't know about you, but 100 weeds is exactly 100 more than I would like to own.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

4/52 "Water"

Initially I had an idea for the water theme for week 3 of the 52 project, one that involved a big gorgeous lake nearby and a sunrise...BUT the weather has not been cooperating, and I do not own a winter coat. So. Here is it's replacement.

In case you are having trouble deciphering, this is the passenger side door of my truck this morning around 7:30. In fact, my entire vehicle was an icicle which made for creative entry. I grew up in the Midwest, and at one time was very familiar and educated on said events. However, I have been acclimatized and sadly, I lost all my winter survival skills. It's a good thing we don't have a long enough extension cord or I just may have dragged out my hair dryer.

I knew it wouldn't be long before it was completely melted, so I took advantage of the miniature skating rink I had in my front drive. Can you see the ice? Nearly busted my butt taking the trash out. Now it's nearing 50 and sunny. This weather is ridiculous.

*Yes, I know this is weak sauce compared to what some of you have been going through. Between Cheryl, Doreen and Dalia I think there has been like 178 1/4" of snow. Let me get my cold weather gripe in :) *

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I had such a blast today photographing my niece for her belated b'day. She is freakin' insanely gorgeous, enough to make you want to lock yourself in a closet insanely gorgeous. Her BFF came along and she just adds insult to injury. They are just beautiful. I'm still working on them, but have a few up on my photography blog.

P.S. CS3 and I are once again bonded and I am so in love with my 24-70mm I'm going to take it out to dinner tomorrow.