Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I'm copying the Littles' blog, where Caroline lists her favorite things and non-favorite things about living in Portland (in the winter specifically). So here is my version of this for winter in Saint Louis.

The Monkey Woman coat I got in the fall because 1. it was a huge discount 2. i actually needed it
(same goes for my arsenal of SmartWool...and snowboots)
There is snow that stays on the ground
It snows
Scarfs are a necessity, not just an accessory
An excuse for hot chocolate

Don't so much LOVE
Ice that you slip on
Cold that never stops
Not being able to wear skirts and TOMS
Cracked hands - no lotion seems to help :(

Winter Award Winner
My very first space heater...mmmmmm. How did I ever live without this?

p.s. I have two categories of blog folders on my toolbar. One is "blogs" and the other is "stalk blogs". Basically it's people I know, and people I don't know. I think the fact that Perez Hilton is on "blogs" and not "stalk blogs" is telling. About something. Draw your own conclusions.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

this is amazing

I MUST get this. I don't know this Etsy-girl, but I think she drew this for me:


(and it's for a good cause)

Friday, January 9, 2009


On Tuesday, as I was leaving for work, I slipped on a patch of ice on our outside stairs and fell right on my tailbone. And I would think, "whatever, i'll have a bruise, no big deal". Well, it was way worse than that. I caught myself before passing out a couple times cause it killlllled. Robert was at class, so I called Megan, who came over and brought me a heating pad (magic) and grabbed me some ibuprofen.
Work wanted me to still try to come in, so I did...and it's really painful to drive/stand/bend/sit/walk. So yesterday, I got a little paranoid and went online to try and find out if I broke my tailbone or bruised it or what. Turns out, there's some pretty scary stuff out there. One website ( -I don't recommend going there, this guy has created a timeline of from when he first broke his tailbone, to when he got is removed to 5 years later, when he still can't ride in a car for more than 30 minutes. He also put up some rather gruesome pictures of the removed tailbone piece. Who does that?
Anyway, I'm feeling a bit better today - I was faster at getting out of bed - maybe my magical Danskos are helping. I sort of wish I had a better injury story, though. It just makes me sound downright clumsy that I fell on my butt....hmmmm.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Camera!

Josh and Caylee let us borrow their digital camera until we get one. It's the same one that we used to have before silly thieves smashed our car window and stole it last year. So here's what we've been up to:

Taking pictures of ourselves - notice my awesome Sesame Street production staff fleece.

Rufus has been frightening Robert - and he ate my Bible (Rufus, not Robert).

We celebrated the New Year.

We have enjoyed drinking this: Trader Joe's Vintage Ale. Apparently you can age we'll see when we pop it open our extra bottle next year.

That's it for tonight! More pictures will come soon - especially after I figure out how to wirelessly hook up our scanner.