Monday, October 23, 2006

It's not the way it goes, it's your book now

Steve came over Sunday and the three of us hiked 8.2 miles in the Seneca Creek Trail - end to end. It was pretty awesome, although my legs are killing me today.

I'm working on an attitude adjustment.

She's alone tonight with a bitter cup, and
She's undone tonight, she's all used up
She's been staring down the demons
Who've been screaming she's just another so and so
Another so and so

You are golden, you are golden child
You are golden, don't let go
Don't let go tonight
- Switchfoot

Thursday, October 19, 2006


I saw a car on I-95 a couple days ago with the license plate 06 BIGOT.

I think you have to be a pretty pompous arse to have that...on the back of your corvette.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Good Call

Matt and I were talking the other day while we were hiking.

C: I wonder if I should have taken my driver's license out of my purse before I locked it in the trunk of the car.
M: Why?
C: Well, what if I got eaten by a bear or something? How would they identify my body?
M: Dental records...and the pink shirt.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Busted Stuff

Oh, look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
She just goes stumbling through her memories
Staring out onto Grey Street

She thinks, “Hey,
How did I come to this?
I dream myself a thousand times around the world
But I can’t get out of this place”

There’s an emptiness inside her
And she’d do anything to fill it in
And though it’s red blood bleeding from her now
It’s more like cold blue ice in her heart

She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mix together to grey
And it breaks her heart

-Dave Matthews Band, Grey Street

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Weekend Fun

We had a bunch of plans this weekend to continue the birthday fun. I gave Matt his presents on Friday morning - Lego Star Wars (for the PS2), two Muse CDs, and two shirts. Friday night was just hanging out here. Saturday, we went to go see The Departed, which as Jason said, was very good. I liked the story a lot, once you get past the language and the blood spatters. Saturday night we went to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Bethesda, setting the record for the most expensive dinner that we've paid for ourselves. But man, it was the best steak I've ever had. We had crab-stuffed mushrooms, caesar salads, yummy yummy steaks and garlic mashed potatoes. As is tradition (that...I just made up) I also had creme brulee for dessert. It was delicious.

Today after church and lunch we went to Seneca Creek State Park and hiked a different part of the trail (4.8 miles this time). It was a perfect day - cool and crisp, but sunny.

Head on over to the photoblog for more pictures.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Party Pics

This guy here is turning 26 today...and he's been lucky enough to have me in his life for six of those years!

So we had a little get-together at our place last night...I had invited about 15 people or so, thinking that we might get 4 or 5 on a Thursday night...we had 10! Other than the lack of a Hokie showing against BC, it was a good night.

Nerdy cake!

Matt, Randi, Dan, Phil, Gillian, Steve and Matt Green (G's Steve was changing Morwen's poopy diaper at the time)

Matt Green demonstrating how not to blink during a photograph

And just look at the results!

Matt continues to be Matt-in-the-hat thanks to a gift from Randi

Matt and Morwen

First football lesson

Early indoctrination

Auntie Randi and Morwen

Morwen expresses her exasperation at Iceweasel

Awwww, we're color-coordinated :-)

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Not Roxie Pants this time. My latest Old Navy order came today. I needed new pajama pants when I realized that mine were at least 8 years old and wearing a bit thin. I got a gray cotton pair, a blue polka-dotted flannel pair, and a purple modal pair with white lace trim. I am totally in love with their new modal fabric...I just recently bought like 4 modal shirts and they are soo soft and comfortable. I also got a pair of wool black and gray herringbone pants that I'm looking forward to wearing.

Why am I still awake? Because I washed pillows today, and they tricked me into thinking that they were dry. Rawr.

Cats to the vet tomorrow morning, then over to the fam's for the rest of the day. Keep it real, yo.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Life is a mixed bag

That's what our pastor always says during morning prayers when there are both praises and urgent requests. (Speaking of our pastor, he's on the transplant list for a kidney, so I'll say it again - if you're not already an organ donor, please please sign up).

Okay, off the soapbox. On to the news. If you haven't heard already, Matt's grandmother passed away Friday morning from breast cancer. She had been declining for a while, but lived longer than they expected to after her initial cancer last year. The services will be Saturday afternoon, and we've been spending a lot of time with his family recently. I saw her more often than I saw either of my own grandmothers (because they live much farther away) and I never felt like anything less than a granddaughter to her. I'll be at her house Wednesday-Friday to help the family box up her things for donation.

In happier news, welcome to Gillian and Jessica's new babies! Morwen Dupree Smith and Haley Addison Foster were both born yesterday. Maybe they're destined to be BFF. And maybe one of them will be lucky enough to marry baby Bennett in 20 years or so :-)

In other happy news, as of right now my brother is scheduled to come home for Christmas. Which leads me to my next topic - holiday plans. This year was hugely complicated by a lot of different factors, and it seems that the only way to solve it is to spend a couple days at my parents' place, catch a 4:45pm flight out of BWI on Christmas day, get to Charlotte in time for Christmas dinner and spend the rest of the week with Matt's parents. Why? Because we are selfless, loving children...who deserve lots of Christmas presents (heehee). I think next year after all this we might just stay home. We haven't set any of this in stone yet, but probably will within the next two weeks before flight prices go up (right now we've got them at $166/person).

We had a successful movie night this past weekend - which ended up including half watching the Georgie Tech-Virginia Tech game (ugh), a rousing game of Star Munchkin, an awesome dinner at Buca Di Beppo (mmm italian food), Spy Game and Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale. Steve also showed us the edited DVD of his Lion King show at Disney. Next Thursday we'll be getting the gang together for the Boston College game (hopefully the Hokies will do a little better) and cake at our place for Matt's impending birthday.

Captain Jack will get you by tonight - just a little push and you'll be smiling.