Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dear Newly Built Plant...

I don't appreciate you. I don't appreciate the fact that some "switch" has been flipped and you've been turned on. I seriously want to know what your engineers were thinking when they put the pipes that spew smoke so close to the ground. Did they not take into account the freeway that is right next to you? That the volumes of smoke you are now issuing would drift over the freeway instead of straight up in the air? Are you on fire? If so, when do you anticipate the fire going out? I honestly doubt you are. I think your engineers/architects were just that dumb. Why do I care that the people who built you were so dumb? Because. For the last few days since your "switch" has been flipped... you have made traffic on said freeway slow to a standstill. People can't help but watch you spew huge plumes of smoke that almost cover you entirely... or drift over the freeway obscuring cars ahead of them.

But what do I know? Maybe it's the wind's fault. Maybe this is just a temporary deal. Either way, my horrible drive gets worse. Below is a picture of the plant (not a very good one...). It makes the smoke look a lot smaller than it really is... When you get up close to it, it covers almost half of the plant itself. Yesterday the smoke was just white and this morning it's more of a gray color. And yes, I know that I turned into one of the looky loos by taking this picture... but we were completely stopped for a couple minutes. I called Ian to express my anger. Although he didn't sound like it, I'm sure he appreciated my ranting at 6:45am. Anyway, building a bridge and getting over it. Until tomorrow.

Monday, April 26, 2010

900th Post!

What does that mean? Not a whole lot. I just thought it was interesting when I clicked New Post... I started this mainly to write things down that were stuffed in my overly full head. Then it morphed into a place Ian and I recorded the events of our new relationship... just for us. Now it's mainly to keep up with family. Being spread out is NOT ideal. In a perfect world everyone we love would be located in the same city. Hell, I'll settle for a couple hours away by car. =P I miss them all so much. Just look at their cute faces!

Phillie Fanatic As Lady Gaga

It made me smile. :)

Can't Wait For The New Season Of SYTYCD!

This is Billy Bell - most likely a contestant on the next season of So You Think You Can Dance and Jeanine Mason - last year's winner. Love it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oh Happy Day

When You See It....

This is from the Photobomb website. I call it something else.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Max Quacks - Excuse Me...

"Excuse me waitress? Can I get some milk over here? Mighty thirsty... Thanks."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cooper & Max Attacks!

Finally! A picture of them together! Sooooooo cute!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Coop Scoop

While waiting at the hospital, Cooper tried to recruit others to be his siblings. It didn't work out so well.

Trend: InfoGraphics

I may be behind the times... but it seems there is a new trend called InfoGraphics. I call them really long PowerPoint slides. I've seen them on EVERYTHING... {The Wonderful World of Booze, Videogame Statistics, and State of the Internet 2009}

Here is one about World of Warcraft... most of the stuff I knew... but it's interesting to see in a graph format. (Click the picture... you might need to zoom in... otherwise just click here.)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Max Quacks - Pirate Edition

Ian said something along the lines of... "We can just get him an eyepatch". Now he has Pirate Street Cred. Too cute!

Max Quacks - Street Cred

You don't mess with this kid. He takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'!

Upgrade! Aunt & Uncle 2.0

My new nephew was born today~! Max Joseph Petty was born at 2:09pm and weighing in at 6lbs 8oz. Unfortunately he has a little black eye at the moment... but that just gives him some street cred! Here is a shot of him... from his good side.

In addition to the Coop Scoop, you will now be getting the Max Quacks!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Red Sox Listened

Seriously, this kid is awesome. Not as awesome as Cooper - but pretty damn awesome. "I'm sick and tired hearing about what a great baseball team the Yankees have. SCREW EM'!"

Dreaming Out Loud

On Saturday, Ian and I decided to swing by this new housing development that I had heard about called Doon Creek. We aren't planning on buying house until 2012 or so... But it doesn't hurt to look. As we were leaving Ian's parent's house there was a rainbow in the distance. When we turned in the direction of the housing development we could see the rainbow end to end, which was pretty cool. The funny part was that, I kid you not, the rainbow ended right on the location of the development. Pretty crazy.

We followed the signs and eventually found ourselves in a newer housing track. We passed a nice looking public school and then turned onto a rough gravely road. Imagine my surprise when I see that the housing development is still piles of dirt! I thought when the signs and website said that they were open February 2010 meant the houses were finished building but not even close. Apparently, just the development office is open, not even the model homes. We drove around a bit and found another rough road to take. There was forest all around (part of which is protected and will be left in place) and a ton of frogs. It turns out the roads we were on are going to be turned into hiking trails and were just set up for construction to start.

As we were leaving the area, we passed by an open field and in the middle of it were 2 deer! Seriously, it was like a production crew was following us... "Queue the rainbow! ... Turn on the frogs! ... Send out the deer!" It could not have looked more perfect.

Back to reality... can we afford to live in a place like that? Right now? Probably not, we'd be scrapping by and not able to do as much as we do now. In 2 years or when the development is finished? Yeah... maybe. If we save our pennies and budget for it... it is possible. Anyway, I can dream.

Here is the rough map of the area. Tilt Drive is the road that will be turned into a hiking trail. The Protected Forest and Stauffer Drive (will also be turned into a hiking trail) is where we heard the chorus of frogs. At the end of the word drive in Robert Ferrie Drive is where we saw the deer. Above the sign for HWY 401 is the direction we currently live. It would add about 20 minutes to my commute. Oh, and they are making a pond where the blue color is.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I Want To See This Movie

Date Night looks funny... but then most things Steve Carell does are funny.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Coop Scoop Madness

I'm making up for lost time!

"Mommy, why are you taking pictures of me when I'm hanging out with my homies?"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Coop Scoop

He is really perturbed by the stock market.