Saturday, June 25, 2005

A visitor...

This beautiful little lass decided to pay me a visit while I did homework on the back deck. She was even kind enough to stay put until I could grab the camera.

Close up:

Regular pic:

Ms. V

Thursday, June 23, 2005


I found yet another fabulous tarot deck that I *must* have. Must. Yes, it's a necessity. Unfortunately, it isn't published yet.

It looks super-easy to read. The artwork is OK. Not really my style, but there's still something about it that attracts me.

:sigh: If only I were rich...
Ms. V

"Summertime, the living's easy"

Name the band that sings a song with that line in it and I'll tell everyone that you're wicked cool.

On another note, I'm just tickled out of my skin. Healthy Living (favorite local grocery store) has fresh, organic lychee. I'm in lychee heaven. I just peeled and pitted some, then stuffed them in the freezer to chill (I prefer them super-cold). Yum. The wonderful people at Healthy Living also make up cute little organic fruit-salads with strawberries and mangos (among other things). How can you possibly go wrong?

Oh yeah, getting back to my usual "not so healthy" eating, I bought a piece of their homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie tonight and scarfed it down for dinner. It's my favorite. I was powerless when I saw it in their cafe. I swear it was begging to be sliced and devoured.

On a food-high tonight,
Ms. V

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Holy hanna. The countdown is *really* on

Just one month from today, I will have in my possession "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince." Holy hanna. I'm counting the minutes. I think I'm going to read 1-5 again, too.

Never have I actually read a book more than once. In fact, I judge my taste for the material based on whether I WANT to read it again. Every book in the Harry Potter series *will* be. There are others that have come close, but my memory for the fine details is freakishly good. Reading a book more than once gets kind of boring, no matter how fabulous it was. Harry Potter, on the other hand, deserves to be reviewed several times. Besides, it'll give me some good momentum going into book #6. I heard from a lot of people that they thought #5 was a bit slow in the beginning. I disagreed - mainly because I had just finished #4, so I was on a pretty good roll with the storyline.

Holy crap. I can't wait. Now I'm 5 minutes closer to having it in my hot little hands.

Shaking with anticipation,
Ms. V

Stupid crap that I do for fun

Tonight I decided to calculate the approximate number of air molecules in our house.

Guess what I came up with?

1.067 x 10^28 (scientific notation). For those who hate scientific notation, the fully typed out number is: 10,670,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

Holy hanna. These little buggers are making 10 billion collions per second and traveling at a rate of about 1152 miles per hour (this calculation is based off 515 meters per second... I converted it to miles per hour since we seem to like the English system so much and "miles per hour" is just plain fun).

This is one crazy place. I'm glad I can't see what's going on.

Get to know your neighbor, be a gas molecule-
Ms. V

Sunday, June 12, 2005

An oddity and a fun new game

First, the oddity:
Hub and I went to Bruegger's for lunch today and spotted a man with a Dunkin' Donuts coffee and a Quizno's sub - consuming both of them in Brueggers. Odd.

Second, the fun new game:
Hub and I have a tiny air conditioner in our bedroom, but the VT heat and humidity has propelled us to put "The Beast" in the kitchen window downstairs, to cool the rest of the house. "The Beast" is a 12,000 BTU monster given to us by Hub's dad. He probably bought it in the 1980's. We were barely able to get it down the stairs without dropping it and crushing ourselves. Now that we have two ac's in, our fun new game is to go outside and watch our electric meter spin like wild. Whoever gets dizzy first is the loser.

Back to homework,
Ms. V

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Tagged again. :)

It's been awhile, and I want to use new answers. I was tagged by Knit Kitty Knit (who has some of the most adorable cats on the planet, I might add). Well, OK, I think all cats are adorable. Still, she knits and she has cats, so that makes her cool.

Here's how it works:
Pick 5 of the following questions and then complete the sentences. Then pass it on to 3 more of your blog friends! (No tag backs allowed.)
If I could be a scientist?
If I could be a farmer?
If I could be a musician?
If I could be a doctor?
If I could be a painter?
If I could be a gardener?
If I could be a missionary?
If I could be a chef?
If I could be an architect?
If I could be a linguist?
If I could be a psychologist?
If I could be a librarian?
If I could be an athlete?
If I could be a lawyer?
If I could be an inn-keeper?
If I could be a professor?
If I could be a writer?
If I could be a llama-rider?
If I could be a bonnie pirate?
If I could be an astronaut?
If I could be a world famous blogger?
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world?
If I could be married to any current famous political figure?

If I could be a gardener...
I'd grow lots and lots of fabulous organic veggies to feast on every day. Fruit, too. Then I'd be healthy and skinny. Live off the land, dude. I'm in VT. I'm supposed to be a hippy. This would put me one step closer.

If I could be a llama-rider...
I wouldn't ride the llamas because I don't think that's very nice. I'd feed them some of my fabulous fruits and veggies instead.

If I could be a chef...
Well, that would go along nicely with the gardener thing, wouldn't it? Then I could actually prepare the veggies. Who wants to live on raw food all the time?

If I could be a psychologist...
I'd spend all day hypnotizing people, just for kicks.

If I could be a bonnie pirate...
I'd make sure pirate hats and peg legs come into style so I wouldn't look ridiculous. Also, the fab four would travel on my ship with me. I would get them little parakeets to wear on their shoulders. Though, Teba would most likely spend her time 'hunting' the parakeets, so I guess I'd have to use fake ones. Wouldn't they be cute though?

OK, the next bloggers: Paloma, Brigitte, Erin, Perplexio. I know it says to choose three, but I like to be zany and unpredictable, so I chose four instead.

Ms. V


Hub woke up and killed a spider for me last night. He's my hero!

Arachnophobicly your's,
Ms. V

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Le Chateau Bow Wow

For reasons known only to him, hub threw out my last 3 Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

He's going to have some 'splainin to do tomorrow. I'm not happy. In fact, I'm unhappy enough to go on a doughnut binge, but I can't, because the box is in the garbage and I'm not any relation to George Costanza.

I'll get over it soon. Perhaybe he'll feel inclined to make it up to me by taking me out for 130 flavors tomorrow night. Maybe I can even convince him to go downtown for some jazz this weekend.

Formulating a plan,
Ms. V
(I'm not really that upset, but I will try to milk something out of it - just for fun). :wink: