Sunday, December 28, 2008

i ate here. more than once.

the restaurant that was in the hotel we were staying at had this posted in it's window. i'm assuming it is the same kind of warning they have to post about artificial sweeteners like equal or whatever but it's still crazy. and clearly did not stop me from eating there a bunch of times or pouring the pink sugar into my coffee. wish me luck.

also the fact that they capitalized the first letter of each word drives me crazy!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

no pictures please!!!

this picture of ashley cracks me up every time i look at it. it's a totally candid shot. the camera went off accidentally and caught this amazing moment. it's like some weird paparazzi shot. i love ashley.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

a kiss farwell

BAGHDAD – On an Iraq trip shrouded in secrecy and marred by dissent, President George W. Bush on Sunday hailed progress in the war that defines his presidency and got a size-10 reminder of his unpopularity when a man hurled two shoes at him during a news conference.

"This is a farewell kiss, you dog!" shouted the protester in Arabic, later identified as Muntadar al-Zeidi, a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television, an Iraqi-owned station based in Cairo, Egypt.

Bush ducked both shoes as they whizzed past his head and landed with a thud against the wall behind him.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


ok this is a weird one. i am in LA right now working on our spring catalog shoot. i just got back to my hotel room and noticed a super strong shampoo or soap smell as soon as i walked in. i went to the bathroom to take my contacts out and discovered where the smell was coming from. my bathroom floor which is covered with bubbly foamy stuff. i haven't the slightest idea of what it is exactly but it is the weirdest thing i've ever come home to!!! i don't think the pictures really do the situation justice but you get the idea. so weird!

Friday, November 14, 2008

they never let me down

if you know me even a little bit, you know i'm totally into doritos. i've never met a dorito that i didn't like. tonight at wawa (yes zach and i got dinner from there) i saw there was a new collision kind is out - pizza ranch. pretty awesome. but my all time favorite will always be the guacamole doritos. even though i have made myself sick on them on more than one occasion. i tend to also do this with combos.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

monkey gone to kevin

my nephew is a musical genius at age 3 (almost 3 i should say). he loves shredding on his guitar, building giant drum kits and now playing the video game rock band. his favorite song to request is this monkey's gone to heaven by the pixies, or as he calls it monkey gone to kevin.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

hello my name is...

my husband is a funny guy. so witty. in other news, i thought the name tags were such a great touch to the birthday party.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

X equals what???

i just spent a good half hour trying to work out a fairly simple algebraic question. and let me tell you my brain hurts and so does my ego. high school math wasn't THAT long ago, was it? and the kicker is that i didn't figure it out on my own. i had to ask someone over in accounting and i still only sort of understand. then i had to call zach and have him re-explain it to me. now i understand but my brain still hurts. i think i'm going to go lay down.

Monday, November 3, 2008

you can vote however you like...

saw this over on favoriteever's blog. tomorrow is the day.

Friday, October 31, 2008

all that jazz

i found this in a box of old family photos. pretty amazing. i think our routine was to prince's party like it's 1999. i mean, obviously, as if you couldn't tell by our outfits....i am now available for any and all comments, jokes, insults, etc.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


i am not really into sports especially watching them on tv but last night was so exciting. the phillies won the 2008 world series and the city erupted in celebration. the celebration continues tomorrow with a parade down broad street. should make for some interesting stories.

Monday, October 20, 2008

i <3 tenerife

tomorrow is my last day here in tenerife. i can't wait to share all of my many stories and many many pictures.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

this is...

i'm pretty much obsessed with this artist M. Sasek ever since haley and i came across a book of his at a vintage shop on fairmount ave. he is did a whole series of This is... series of childrens books and i want to collect them all.

lola dean

jessica the hippo

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


"With miniature horses new being accepted as service animals, owners of Guide Horses, service horses and emotional support horses have created a demand for customized miniature horse shoes and miniature horse sneakers. The Guide Horse Foundation finds that most miniature horse service animal owners prefer sneaker style horse shoes."

Monday, October 6, 2008

for kate

"oh look, there's sparkles on the ceiling!"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

good bye to you

last weekend i said goodbye to my childhood home. it's going to be weird to go back to morgantown and not really go home! so many memories.

Monday, September 29, 2008

a portrait of amber

i came across this image as i was researching plants of the canary islands. the title of the image was "a portrait of amber". i guess this is amber. i kinda love her. i researched the blog that this was linked to for the story behind amber and came across this guy! i love him too. he gives sauce a run for his money. sorry neffs!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

lost in the supermarket

i love this so much. too bad it's $4,500. the artist is ben shahn. check it. speaking of supermarkets, zach and i just went the other day, spent $187 and still don't seem to have anything to eat...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

gee's bend quilts exibit

some friends and i went to see the gee's bends quilts exibit at the philadelphia art museum today. it was really awesome and i definitely recommend checking it out sometimes. and for those of you who are on a budget, sundays' admissions is "donate what you wish". for more information on the gee's bend quilts, go here. this exibit inspired me to finally make that quilt i've been thinking about. we'll see if i actually follow through with it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

i'm a creep

while blog-hopping i came across this beautiful rendition on radiohead's creep by scala and the kolacny brothers. it makes me happy. have a listen here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

cheese ballz!!!

someone brought in a barrel of cheese balls on friday. as of yesterday the entire thing was cleaned out. and not just by me (although i did have more than my fair share). it looks like other people in the office love these things as much as i do. once, kate's mom gave me a barrel just like this for christmas. best christmas ever. photo credit : sheena allen

Thursday, September 11, 2008

crap art

this website gets me laughing so hard no matter how many times i've looked at it. my sister and i almost peed our pants the first time we looked at it together. so mean. so good.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

a sunday brunch conversation

z.w. - "i had this crazy dream that i was batman during world war 2"

j.g. - "really? wow. my dream was super boring. i was teaching justin how to install firefox. i woke up bored. i actually woke up early because i just didn't feel dreaming anymore."

cake wrecks "blog"

i came across this blog last night. pretty funny stuff. alison will definitely appreciate the misuse of quotes.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

ok, who drank this?

it seems like every office has some kind of food bandit. this is awesomely bizarre because someone opened sarita's drink, drank 3/4 of it and then left it in the fridge. weird. photo credit - josh lane. for other passive aggressive notes check out

Friday, September 5, 2008


i'm the biggest fan of everything

ashley. there are few people like her. her energy is contagious. she love everything. she is the biggest fan of everything. that is a direct quote.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

i love this cat

this is my friend megan's cat. the picture doesn't really do her justice. she is huge and pretty awesome. she looks like a foot stool with a head. she makes me laugh every time i look at her.

i never sawr you

Monday, September 1, 2008

new generation of t shirts

we saw this guy at the hamburger festival in hamburg pa this weekend. he's pretty much the best thing i've ever seen. there could be a real market for this type of fashion.