Friday, December 29, 2006

rude people

okay, no questions about why i'm reading the best of craig's list for toronto, but this guy's toronto subway rules apply to trains all over the world.

now for my personal metro horror:

on tuesday (yes, the day after christmas), i was walking through the entrance (which is somewhere between 8-9 feet wide, and just to make a point, i am nowhere near being 8-9 feet wide). a girl, about 5-4, maybe 120 pounds, blonde, mid-twenties, shoves me as she walks past.
after regaining my balance, i say "geez."
she turns around, steps right up to me, and yells, "did you say something? you said something to me!"
"well, you pushed me."
"i had to push you because you were in my way."
"you had to push me?"
"if you wouldn't walk so slow you wouldn't be in my way and so i pushed you." (she is now screeching. for some reason, she thinks i did something horribly wrong.)
"and so you pushed me?" turning, i study the 8-9 foot doorway, comparing with my size 8, sometimes a 6, hips. nowhere even close. but now the irate rude person is gone, and i am wondering if she also pushes the elderly, the infirm, small children, people on crutches and new mothers carrying infants.

our society has become filled with inconsiderate, self-obsessed people who go out of their way to be rude to complete strangers.
i hope santa brought her coal for christmas.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

five things

a bunch of the other blogs i read are doing a 'five random things you don't know about me' series. and i'm jumping on board.
1. my lizards have boy names, but they are both girls. i can't tell my frogs apart.
2. i've broken four bones, two at a time, but have never had stitches.
3. i've never seen any of the rocky or rambo movies all the way through. and the peices that i have seen i'm not sure which numbers they were from.
4. i was decatur's labor day queen in 1996. i have a trophy and got to ride in a parade.
5. i've won 2 school awards, one in home economics and one in drama/theater. i tripped up the stairs at the ceremony for the theater award.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

merry christmas!!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

for christmas? please?

the new shelby cobra. 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. 0 to 100 in 7.3 seconds. what more can a girl want?

Saturday, December 16, 2006

luau christmas party

the luau christmas party:
i'm cleaning. i swear.

Friday, December 15, 2006

we are all super fantastic!

ultimate coasters from monolo the shoeblogger.

Friday, December 08, 2006

the best thing about wintertime

is gingerbread lattes. skim, with whip please.

its fricking freezing

about a week ago it was 75 degrees outside.

now it's 21 and super windy. i want to move to cabo. it's nice and warm there.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006

we're just bowling fools.

don't laugh, i think this was the first time i've broken 100 since bowling class in high school.
somebody got a strike!!!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

christmas list

for people who can, um, influence he who buys the presents.

oh, and it's style #40275. thanks.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

us soccer: new retirement plan

the day before the mls cup game, the brass announced a new salary cap rule: the beckham rule. teams are now allowed one 'designated player' position, to be traded among teams, with no team ever having more than two. this way, teams will be able to pay those elite players more than the mls salary cap of $400,000.
so now u.s. teams can afford to court european players, like beckham and figo, who are nearing the end of their careers. giving these players another option besides retirement - come play in the u.s.! hey, they're too old to play for real teams, since those teams are always getting younger, faster and better. but not ours - we're willing to override current salary caps in order to sign star players who are past their prime to play anywhere else. now that sounds like a plan to get u.s. soccer taken seriously by the rest of the world.
the kicker is that many u.s. professional soccer players are not paid enough, and need to have a second job to live comfortably. that actually goes against the definition of being a professional.

dc united players:

bobby boswell, 2006 mls defender of the year.

troy perkins, 2006 mls goalie of the year.

both players were salaried $29,400 in 2006, 1/3 of the league average salary.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

fear the turtle!

go terps!!!!!
they had a great game last night!
yeah, still not quite sure how i got to be a umd fan.

Friday, November 17, 2006

weird, but true

imagine the poor guy who discovered this fish.

bet you couldn't get him in the water again.

(Anoplogaster cornuta, c.n. fangtooth)


they were serving his favorite scones at tea.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

the new obsession

cirque du soleil - corteo

this show is awesome. if you have a chance to go, GO. i love the acrobats, they were amazing. everything was amazing. i am stunned. i want to go join the circus.

Monday, November 13, 2006

dog days of, um, winter?

last friday, veteran's day, was the most beautiful day. so i took the girls to the park. we were the only ones there, and they spend more time sniffing stuff than they did running around. i guess without other dogs there, they weren't really interested in playing.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

go vote

just so that it is clear, here is the text of the Marriage Amendment as proposed by the state of virginia:

here is a quote from the explanation section.

Marriage in the Commonwealth creates specific legal rights, benefits, and
obligations for a man and a woman. There are other legal rights, benefits, and obligations
which will continue to be available to unmarried persons, including the naming of an
agent to make end-of-life decisions by an Advance Medical Directive (Code of Virginia §
54.1-2981), protections afforded under Domestic Violence laws (Code of Virginia § 18.2-
57.2), ownership of real property as joint tenants with or without a right of survivorship
(Code of Virginia § 55-20.1), or disposition of property by will (Code of Virginia § 64.1-
there is a lot of misleading information on the web. know what (and who) you're voting for.
for info on the campaigners (straight from them) check out their websites.

Friday, November 03, 2006

markoff's haunted forest and other halloween eerieness

last sunday we all packed up the car and headed out to maryland to go to the haunted forest. it was amazing. although i could have done without the two hour wait in the thirty degree forest. oh, and the hour long car ride, too.
halloween itself was... well... anticlimactic. i bought candy, carved our jack-o-lantern, and got a total of... 0 trick or treaters!!!!
if anyone likes blow-pops i've got a bunch at my house. :(

birthday at outback

it was los's dad's bday, and he's not telling how old he is.

oh baby!

baby shower memoirs

the guest of honor, leila
my favorite guest.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

quote of the day

oh, you hate your job? there's a support group for that. it's called EVERYBODY and they meet at the bar.
-drew carey

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

college reunion and other good times

last saturday was my college reunion. i know, i'm old. so the entire experience was certainly surreal, because i'm sure i knew more people in college than it seemed. at least, i hope i did!

my only college pal that i talk to on a regular basis.

the girls from back in the day.

my girls, the best ones ever, that i met up with after.

this guy ripped his pants at my wedding.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

finally, some recognition!

well, this could technically be interpreted in a not-so-great-way. you know what i mean.

my first dinner party

i must say, all went well. i served an all-vegetarian mexican dinner. on the menu:

appetizers - salsa verde, salsa caliente, guacamole and chile rellenos.

main course - avacado enchiladas, zucchini and portabella tacos and rice and beans

dessert - vanilla coffee and a sample tray of desserts from tiffany's bakery
all that was left after the party was over. we used my great-grandmother's china. but that was mostly because we only have placesettings for four from our wedding dishes.

salsa caliente. los tried it, then nobody ate it. he now thinks i was trying to kill him. hmmm... death by salsa? i'm changing the name.

death by salsa:

6 large tomatoes, seeded, cut into chunks

1/2 large onion,in large chunks

1 cup red pepper, seeded and diced

juice from one lime

1 cup cilantro leaves

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 fresh, seeded habanero chile

toss everything into the food processor. process until well combined (not necessarily smooth). enjoy!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

amen, sister

Friday, October 13, 2006

it's cold

therefore, i'm posting a link to the livecam at the monterey bay aquarium so that everyone can visit the penguins. pic is also from the bay's website.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

three is the magic number

our favorite little boy turned three over the weekend. here are a few highlights.

Friday, October 06, 2006

yay metro!

finally. the dc metro has finally done something good.
the vienna metro station has installed gates for smarttrip users only. this is a wonderful progression. this means that i don't have to wait for stupid people (i.e. tourists) who don't know how to insert their little paper metro cards into the gate, i can just go to the speed gate and slip right through.
yay metro!
now if they could only get it to run on time.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

About Me

Lindsey is: 32, even if she's 25.

Lindsey says: 'Like' waaaaay too much.

Lindsey does: the environmental reviews for FEMA preparedness grants. Seriously! FEMA really does do preparedness! Truly. This is not a joke.

Lindsey can: play the baritone, touch her tongue to her nose, get lost while driving anywhere, plan a trip using exclusively the metro, run in 4 inch heels, draw the chemical reaction creating acid rain.

Lindsey can't: whistle, time travel, do math in her head, make it snow (although to make it rain she only has to wash her car), spell supercalifragelisicexper- expi- expy- oh never mind.

Lindsey loves: her husband, her babies, her dogs, her fish, her lizards, her gardens. And spicy food. And cardigans. And shoes, although that's on an entirely different level that might not be called love anymore, and is probably clinically unhealthy and may require treatment including a white jacket and a padded room.

Lindsey hates: crocs, mustard, collard greens, disorganization, unmade beds, dirty dishes on countertops.

Lindsey eats: fish, eggs, cheese, fruit, vegetables, grains.

Lindsey doesn't eat: red or white meat, and hasn't in 17 years.

Lindsey smells: like Light Blue from D&G or like No. 19 from Chanel. Mostly she smells like a refugee from the Body Shop.

Lindsey watches: Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Hell's Kitchen, LOST, the original CSI, House, Handy Manny, Deadliest Catch, Hawaii Five-0, and anything with Clive Owen in it, except for Shoot 'Em Up becaust that was reaaaaaally bad. Marathons of the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits, pretty much everything on the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, or National Geographic.

Lindsey reads: the Washington Post, a million blogs, and whatever it currently says on Goodreads.

Lindsey can't leave the house without: making her bed, making sure all bottles and containers are facing the same direction, making sure all the towels are folded correctly, letting the dogs outside to pee.

Lindsey believes: in karma, that she who dies with the most shoes wins, in affordable healthcare for everyone who wants it, in caring for things that can't care for themselves, in preserving what's left of this world for her children's children, that ignorance is more expensive than education, that she's smarter than a fifth grader, in finding solutions instead of band-aids to difficult problems, that the only way to regulate integrity is to have government and businesses open all of their records to the public, and that even then it's questionable.


i have been waiting all summer for last night!!! so excited... LOST IS BACK!!!
i own season one (well... i got it for los for christmas, so i kinda own it) and now i need season 2. i even get all caught up in the theory. no, i don't pause my dvr to do screen captures, i just find websites of people who already did.
like this one. (this website is where the screenshot is from)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

CHCI reyes of comedy

it's national hispanic month! and since we as a couple are 1/2 hispanic (bet you can't guess which half i am) we went to the reyes of comedy last night at the warner theater, after a dose of fish tacos at baja fresh. the comedians were hillarious... i especially liked bill santiago (premium blend) and darren carter (latino laugh festival). i also liked that one of the comedians was a congresswoman from california - linda sanchez. i guess people from california are more laid back, because i could never imagine a congressperson from virginia putting themselves out there like that. to see CHCI events in dc.

Monday, October 02, 2006


this weekend, we made the trek to charlottesville to visit two of our favorite people, ben and noel. this included a trip to the apple orchard near their house, and lots of picking, eating and all other things related to apples.
ben and los even waited in a 30 minute line to get apple doughnuts, which i have to admit are awesome.

these apple trees are pretty tiny. which means no climbing. :(

great view.

ben and noel.


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