Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dyno "Moe"

Karaoke at Monty's tonight! The DJ, whose name is actually Dyno Mike, was sporting this really neat shirt: 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby Shower Cake

Had a baby shower for a co-worker at work today. Here's the cake and other snacks. As you can tell by the napkin and plate, they are expecting a boy! :-)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fizzy Water

Plain water is so... well, plain. Carbonated water dispensers at work. Since I abhor fizzy drinks, I rarely use it, except when I need to dispense room-temperature plain water in a hurry-- that stuff dispenses water at the rate of about a gallon a second! Whoosh!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Flooring Options

Decisions, decisions! We want to replace the flooring in the house before we move in, so we have to decide now what type of laminate we want for the living/dining rooms and what kind of carpet for the bedrooms. Lots of samples and brochures to pore over!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seated Elliptical

Todd exercises with a seated elliptical in my parents' living room. It's actually pretty nifty, works really well, and doesn't take up much space. What a great find at Big 5!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rubber Duckies

Todd's collection of mini duckies. The doctor one was a completion present from swim class at the YMCA. The other two were given out at work-- one in honor of Chinese New Year and the other for Mardi Gras. Festive!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Angry Birds

Todd sketched this illustration of Angry Birds on Allan's whiteboard. Note how each component (birds, pig, cage, etc) is carefully labeled. Methinks he spends a little too much time on Allan's devices, playing this game! :-P

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Caution Sign

"Caution: Wet Floor" -- not an uncommon sight to see around freshly mopped floors. But a little weird to see outdoors... in the rain. Um... duh? I can tell by the raindrops falling on my head that... it's wet outside?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brownie Dessert

Went to Zodo's for dinner and arcade fun in celebration of Allan's 41st birthday. This scrumptious dessert topped off a filling dinner: warm brownie with coffee-flavored ice cream. Yum!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

License Plate

The plate of the car in front of me at a red light today made me laugh. I think it would've been more apropos if the car had been red or black instead! ;-)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Full Pool

The recent deluge of rain filled up the swimming pool in our apartment complex! Note how the depth markers are so submerged in the water you can hardly make them out (click to enlarge). Normally the water level is right at the bottom of each numeral.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Money and Trash Shoebox

Todd fashions a piggy bank/trash receptacle out of a shoebox and a toilet paper roll. He cut a hole into top of the box and taped the toilet paper roll on top to serve as a chute. Why money and trash are mixed in the box is beyond me!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Big White Bird

Is it a crane? A really tall goose? I see these white feathered friends around our apartment complex fairly often, but am not sure what species they are. Anyone know?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Turtle wields a sword

Geronimo stands guard at the dining table while Todd eats breakfast, wielding a plastic sword to fend off anyone who gives him guff :-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shamrock Cookie

Green sugar cookies at work in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Did you remember to wear green today? ;-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Floating Head

Nick looks scarily disembodied as he peers over the edge of the conference room table. Do not anger the floating head!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Plush Android

This plushie apparently uses GoToMeeting :-) Spotted in a co-worker's cube. Although I must confess I feel a bit sorry for the poor thing, being stuck by the GoToMeeting pin! ;-)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shroom Shakers

These cute and shiny little salt and pepper shakers make me feel like I'm inside the world of Super Mario!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I may not be much for cats, but this big feline (furry child of Sara and Jason) is pretty cool-- so laid back and so wonderfully soft!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chris folds napkins

Annual St. Patrick's Day dinner at Sara and Jason's was today! Here is a sampling of Chris's masterpieces: prettily folded napkins.. held in place with paperclips on the bottom ;-)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mobile Pieces

Paper plate, ribbon and crayoned drawing cutouts. These comprise the pieces needed to assemble a mobile for Todd's next book report. Guess what the book is this time?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Candy Hearts

Few snacks beat the chalky, powdery, sugary goodness of candy hearts. I love how the purple one delves into modern times with a message of "E-mail me" :-)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Silly Bandz

Aren't they the newest craze? Todd got some at a birthday party and again as part of a kid's meal at Quizno's. Have to admit, they're actually kind of neat!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Geek Gyro?

If I eat a "Geek" grilled gyro, will I turn into a geek? Hmm, better stay away from this entree at GoToCafe, then. Okay-- I ate it, it was yummy and I feel no geekier. Except perhaps for noticing and photographing this sign ;-)

Monday, March 7, 2011

PT what?

What exactly is a "PT Crusie"? And why would you go through the trouble of rearranging the letters of the Cruiser to spell it that way? Funny sight spied in a parking lot this weekend:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Creole Seasoning

Had brunch at Cajun Kitchen today, almost forgot how GOOD the food is there. And this Creole seasoning? Goes great on everything they serve :-9

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Arcade Riches

Todd holds nearly 400 arcade tickets that Daddy won in one fell swoop at Zodo's. Not bad for spending about $2 at the arcade!

Friday, March 4, 2011

A Glass of Fire Extinguisher, Please

The photo says it all. Makes you wonder what sorts of things happen when this person drinks wine, that they need to keep a fire extinguisher in their wine rack alongside the other wine bottles!?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Post-It Art

Colorful sticky-note art adorns the entrance to the marketing department. Didn't realize until I uploaded this photo that it's supposed to look like a laptop. Pretty!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This friendly critter was a cute little sight on the wet and rainy sidewalk today. I love how you can even see his little eye! Here's to a safe crossing for him and his numerous cousins!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Apple Turnovers

In celebration of the GoToMyPC for iPad release: yummy breakfast pastries at work. Apple-flavored, no less :-)