Sunday, January 31, 2010

This week, we...

worked on a Pinewood Derby car...







And won first place!

Ran a 10K.


Rode a mechanical bull.

Petted an alligator...


and a tortoise...

and a boa constrictor!

Sat in a helicopter.

And snuggled with Thelma.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Because it may never happen again...

It's embarrassing, but I've been a nail biter off and on my whole life.

It's totally gross, I know.

As a child my parents used to bribe my sisters and I to grow out our nails by having 'fingernail growing contests'. I actually won a contest once and got to go out for a bubblegum milkshake with my dad at Snelgrove's.


Sometimes I bite my nails so short they hurt and bleed, and sometimes I can grow them out, no problem. I can't really explain why I bite or don't bite my nails during any given period of time. But when I do grow them out, I'm always amazed that they still look okay after all my years of abuse.

Seriously, they look decent, right? Almost like an ad for "Active Length Lee Press On Nails", huh?

Wait...what?

You're not familiar with Lee Press On Nails?!

Let me refresh your memory, or school you in some 80's pop culture in case you're too young to remember.

Here's an ad for the version of Lee Press On Nails targeted to teens, (or tweens, I can't really tell, the girls look pretty young to me,) which is why the sexual undertones are a little bizarre:


If my dad lived closer, I'd probably call him up and invite him out for a milkshake right now.

My treat!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It was so pretty outside today!

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I snapped this photo with my cell phone while out on a run today. I couldn't believe how BLUE the sky looked!

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Here's another on my way back home. The clouds were huge and puffy and low to the ground. So cool!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A sign I've taken the term "Christmas Break" too literally?


sigh...

Seriously. Whose crazy idea was it for school to start on the WEDNESDAY after New Year's?!