Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is Here! ...sort of

Yesterday when I stepped outside for work in the morning, it was colder outside than inside for the first time this year. In Texas this is cause for celebration! Then last night, the Phillies clinched the NL East championship, which is becoming a fall tradition. Today at the store the flowers on display were fall colors, not summers, and I was thrilled to pick some up as well as some miniature squashes for a festive centerpiece. Welcome home, fall!

Weird sidenote: I planned this post as I drove home and Jen and I must have been on the same wavelength because she had the same idea today...check out her decorations!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Attention Bookworms!

One of the best things about reading so much is sharing the books I love with other people and getting recommendations in return. And one of my favorite people to share with is Audrey! Now she started her own awesome blog where she reviews her books...in pictures!

Visit Bibliovermis!

(for those wondering what a "bibliovermis" is, check the funny FAQ)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Well hello there mateys! This is yer old pal Deckswabber Bessy the Mad! Time flies fast when yer sailing the seas! It's already been a year since the last time we celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

There are lots of ways to celebrate! Mayhap ye want to know yer own Pirate Name...here's how!

Raise a glass of grog, hoist the sails, and count yer booty! ARRRRR!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Awesome Recycling

Hey strangers! I have a huge backlog of books to review so I may just give up and start from scratch. Or maybe I'll build one of these...

Yes, that is an amazing desk made out of books!

In other news in my life, football has finally started! It was a rough weekend for both the Nittany Lions and the Eagles but I'm hopeful things will look up as the season goes on. It's still hot in Houston but the evenings are beginning to cool off a tiny bit, which has me excited for camping once the weather cools off! Right now we can't camp because there's no way to fit me, the Dude, Layla, Max, and all our gear into the "big" car, which is my Civic. Anyone want to sell me a cheap roof rack?

What excites you about fall?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Now That's a Philadelphia Fan

Courtesy of the700level.com:

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson were at the Phillies-Dodgers game on Tuesday night when Sweet Dee went into labor. The Inq's Michael Klein reports that the couple left the game, and Olson later gave birth to a baby boy, Axel Lee McElhenney, who will probably be the funniest son of a [talented actress] alive. Klein has more on the story here, and Olson's quote gives us some indication of the baby's birthright:

"As soon as Ryan Howard hit a three run home run, we felt comfortable leaving to go have our baby."