Saturday, May 23, 2009

Treasure Hunting

One of the places that I love to visit on a lazy Saturday is the Book Nook. It is a small used book store in Glen Burnie that is literally stuffed to the brim with books.

Be warned that if you are in search of a particular book, this place can be frustrating since organization is minimal and the books are stacked in tall piles that are two or three rows deep.

If, however, you are simply in the mood to go treasure hunting, I think this place is perfect. A large portion of the old books that I have collected have come from the Book Nook.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Mosaic About Me

The Rules:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search (
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image to represent your answer.

The Questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. Favorite drink?
5. Dream vacation?
6. Favorite hobby?
7. What you want to be when you grow up?
8. What do you love most in life?
9. One word to describe you?

Here are my answers:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

One Year Anniversary

Today marks one year since Kristin and I snuck into the Prince Caspian premiere after party! Here are some pictures to celebrate!

Our hotel room in New York

We even had a "balcony"

The New York library where the after party was held :)

Outside the library we met Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis' stepson)

And Andrew Adamson (the director)

After we snuck inside, we met the cast :)

Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian)

William Moseley (Peter)

Anna Popplewell (Susan)

Skandar Keynes (Edmund)

Georgie Henley (Lucy)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Charlotte Capades

Here are some of Charlotte's not so uncommon escapades. Please forgive the poor picture quality - they were all taken on my cell phone and some were taken very quickly.

Climbing through her play seat to escape the living room and reach that power cord

Eating everything - including the handle on the wicker chest

Sneaking around the back of the chair to get the lamp cord

Climbing my computer bag to reach something on the rocking chair

Working on the computer

Climbing a very unstable bag of mega bloks to reach the lamp

Sneaking around the back of the table to reach the lamp worked better

Sweet success :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A 5k, a pedicure and the swine flu

So I completed my first ever 5k on Saturday. Thankfully the weather (that was supposed to be rainy all day) stayed merely overcast and was a very pleasant temperature. I am satisfied with the time I finished the race in, not because it was fast, but because it was almost exactly the time I had set as my goal.

On Sunday, as a part of our Tres de Mayo celebration (May 5 wasn't as convenient a day for a party), some friends and I treated ourselves to a pedicure... it was glorious. And since I was already shaking things up this weekend (5k races and pedicures are not a normal part of my life), I decided to go with a spectacularly bold color nail polish.

I also saw my first masked person on Sunday. I had already seen pictures of people online wearing medical masks to protect themselves from the swine flu - but most of them were in Mexico. Sunday afternoon, however, I saw a masked person at Target in Glen Burnie. It was weird and a bit creepy.

And because I don't want to end my post with the swine flu, here is a picture of my fun, freshly pampered feet :)