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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