Friday, February 22, 2008

Too Far?

Might as well get this out in the open... I am 100% one of "those" people! Nope, not the people who dress up their pets (never, ever, ever... ), or who take their pets with them to the grocery store in their purse (though my mom might be able to provide some insight into the world of canine carrying cases).

But, after I was sent this link to Shine Pet Photos, a pet photographer... I'll admit it - I looked at the prices and thought "wow, that's not horrible... maybe one day!" Truth be told, though - I attribute that more to the talent of this photographer (who's a friend of a friend - so maybe I could work a discount!) than wanting a professional photo shoot for my sweet Annabelle... or maybe - well, she IS really cute.

Take a look for yourself and you'll see... I'm not so crazy!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

It's Just a Game?


In an emotional season, a win like this is just what we needed.

Way to go, Deacs! I'm so proud of you guys!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hometown Hero

So if it wasn't enough that one of my old hometown friends piloted a plane in this past year's Army-Navy game fly-over... another Atlanta-area US Navy big-shot has stepped up.

This past summer, a friend of my family's was named to the elite Blue Angel squadron. My high school's very own Lt. Frank Weisser!

It seems that this new-found status has afforded him some pretty neat and unique experiences... most recently, he took former NFL star, Terrell Davis, up for a 'spin around the block'. *Click on the picture below for the clip showing the football star passing out due to the g-forces.

If anyone knows what business some ex-NFL players have going up with the Blue Angels, let me know!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

All This Time?

What does it say about your life when the most exciting event of the weekend is a trip to a grocery store.

But... this was no ordinary grocery store (though even visits to the "lessers" are exciting for me), it was my inaugural visit to the grand Wegmans!! Yes yes yes, someone who likes food and cooking as much as I do hadn't been to this mecca until yesterday.

It's official, too, that it was better that I didn't know this (see below) existed. (yes, I was the huge dork in the grocery store taking pictures and almost totally alienated my friends ) I have been assured (and I unprofessionally verified this to a certain extent) that the prices of the everyday items are very VERY reasonable, so there was no risk there... but when the first thing you see are the beautiful aisles of fresh meats and baked goods ready for my taking, it's just TOO tempting. For instance, who knew that I 'needed' flank steak rolled with layers of soft garlicky cheeses?!

My take on the whole experience? I used it as an opportunity to get new ideas... fresh salmon topped with a touch of soft cheese and sliced almonds, pounded chicken breasts rolled with fresh spinach, chopped tomatoes, and salty parm? Coming right up!

As if a visit to Wegmans wasn't enough... our hosts (Christina) Domazos and her fiance, Lee, then took us to their local Chocolate Lovers Festival! Who knew this annual event even existed just down the road in Old Town Fairfax?

We spent a great hour or two milling through the Old Town Hall making tough decisions on what we would purchase with our pogs (you have to go next year to find out what those are). Chris and I ended up with some peanut butter melt-aways, chocolate-covered graham crackers and marshmallows, 5 tastes of different flavors of fudge (including keylime - so yummy!), and he savored a cup of mint chocolate chip ice cream from Sweet Life Cafe!

The rest of the afternoon was much less fun... it was spent going between a number of different households either picking up or delivering furniture as we are in the home stretch of selling one house, and combining things in my condo with everything else in our new home! 4 weeks and counting!

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