Sunday, October 30, 2011

Is It Really That Thing Called Monday Again Tomorrow?

This weekend just slipped through my fingers. I feel like I hardly did anything in the past few days, and it was a week that I really needed a solid weekend after. Needless today say...I am a bit bummed to be headed back to work tomorrow (granted working on a Sunday night in pjs on ones couch isn't much better).

It snowed yesterday which was crazy. There have been a lot of Halloween costume sightings. Particularly in the morning...watching a bumble bee carry her heels to the bus stop never gets old in my book.

To rewind, a few weekends ago we were having brunch at a place down the street from my apartment and I encountered this:

"This" meaning a double yolked egg.

I am fairly certain this is my first and only double yolked egg I have ever encountered. What a stroke of good luck I thought to myself! Well, while I will stick to my idea that this is an omen of good luck, after some online google research I was quick to find the double yolked eggs are not only associated with good luck but also with:

  • an omen of marriage or a proposal
  • the birth of twins
  • a tragic family issue
Let's stick with the omen of good luck shall we?

With Halloween tomorrow I have been admiring people's fall decorations and their Halloween spirit. The other weekend in Old Town I saw these two houses that had done a classy little decorating for tomorrow's holiday. 

Some cute little pumpkins always add that perfect fall touch to any doorway.

I hope that you all have fun, festive and safe Halloweens tomorrow. I have plans to hand out some candy at a friend's house, bake some sweet treats and watch Hocus Pocus. (I'm providing a little clip for your enjoyment)!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

99 Problems and the Chicken Isn't One of Them

Everyone meet Jay-Z:

He is MY metal chicken. And yes those are forks that are making his wings. I adore each little yellow toe that he had.

I am thinking about photographing him sitting outside on people's doormats. But then I would be worried that he would get chickennaped. And we don't want that.

Jay-Z is the mini boyfriend of Beyonce. He traveled many miles to come live with me and we already have bonded as he sits right by my bed so I wake up to that darling little beak of his.

I love him too.

He's kind of awesome.

I am about to be gone for awhile. Just a little while I say. But I will be back with tale galore and will be excited to catch up in the blog world! In the meantime Jay-Z will be my watchchicken and will hold down the fort around here.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Funday

Well let's see. I have obviously been on a bit of a hiatus. And will be taking another one in just a few days. But more about that later.

For now let me see if I can find something interesting to talk about. I need to write a post about Charlottesville last weekend to see University of Idaho play UVA.

This weekend has been its usual. Luckily I am heading into a 3 day work week (again- more on that later).

Friday I chopped off my hair again for Lock of Love.I have made this something I am continually doing. I grow my hair out, cut it off and do it all over again. I love the cause that it goes to and it is something I can do for other without even really thinking about it. It has been awhile since I have had really short hair and I am really enjoying the cut I got done. I went to Randolph Cree in Capitol Hill based on yelp reviews and other things I read online that talked about this salon's "home-like" feeling and the stylists ability to "get" what you described. I was fortunate to get an appointment with Even who is a co-owner of the salon and everything lived up to my expectations. The environment of the salon was very inviting and comfortable. Evan was awesome! He listened to what I wanted, looked at the photos I had brought in and made sure I was comfortable with the length he was going to cut ( a nice gesture considering I was losing a fair amount of hair!) and then gave me a great hair cut that I am really enjoying. I think he really understood my need to have something that was low-maintenance, had some movement, went in a ponytail and didn't get poofy. Overall I think that I have found someplace, and someone I will continue to go to for my haircuts.

So now you are all curious of what this new 'do looks like. Well here we go:

(I apologize for the awkward mirror photos-- I didn't have a lot of options for photographers this evening)

I'm kind of digging it. And the fact that I actually look like the mid-20 year old that I am. It's been awhile.