Monday, October 25, 2010

funny dream

So I woke up smiling this morning. No, for real...actually smiling. Last night I dreamed that I had forgotten to buy Halloween candy for neighborhood trick or treaters, so Mr. BikeMan and I were running around desperately trying to find candy to hand out to the kids pounding on our door. We came up with chili and garlic flavored mozzarella sticks (because they were individually wrapped - I don't think these actually exist, but kind of a good idea, huh? Like pepper-jack cheese sort of...) and 30 seashells (yep - shells from the beach).

So today, right after I dropped off Ingrid at school, I hightailed it to the store and bought Kit-Kats, Fizzy Skittles and Dum-Dum lollipops so that the neighborhood children wouldn't be subjected to seashells and string cheese.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Not earth shattering, but it's my tradition to herald the yearly arrival of the Honeycrisp apple at the grocery store. Bought my first 3 pounds last week. Apparently, I'm not alone in my adoration of the Honeycrisp. And there's this site, too. There were 9 pages of Google hits, but I didn't go beyond page 1.

Perhaps I'll go compose an ode.

old town alexandria

We finally visited historic Old Town Alexandria yesterday afternoon. Didn't take as many pictures as I should have, but I'm sure we'll be back. One of the most interesting places we found was the VeloCity Bicycle Co-op. Mr. BikeMan has passed this place for months as he makes his way to and from work (via velo of course). The Co-op serves as a place to learn bike maintenance, tool sharing, and general bike joy.

We also found a kilt shop, The Kilted Nation. The owner was out of town up at ComicCon (lucky guy), but his utterly delightful parents were watching the shop. Ingrid and Ilsa have decided that they now want kilts for Christmas. The website doesn't show their entire inventory. One neat product they do carry are velcro-closure children's kilts which could literally be worn for years and years as the child grows.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


The always-compelling White Horse Inn radio broadcast had a very interesting discussion last week. Click on the Almost Christian link in the "Listen Now" widget.

lego creations

Here are some cute Lego creations that Ilsa made this morning:



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

nanowrimo 2010

Okay, I'm doing something that is insane, crazy, wacky, unrealistic. I have signed up to participate in NaNoWriMo 2010. Yep. I'm going to write a "novel" in 30 days. No one says it has to be actually good, it just has to be 50,000 words - maybe just stream-of-consciousness drabble. It's kind of a fun exercise, though. Click on the banner to the right to learn more about the yearly project.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Mr. BikeMan caught a humorous typo on Ingrid's school lunch menu.

October Lunch Menu full

Here is the text from the bottom right-hand corner (click the photo to view in Flickr):

October Lunch Menu

So, is a student free to retaliate if they feel their lunch is gross?
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