Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Life Goal...

So after reading this article, I have turned my life around. I will devote my life to raising the world's tallest dogs.

(photo courtesy of Daily Mail via i suwannee)

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Additions to the Family

So I'm sure you are all wondering how my Saturday spent with frogs was, and as you've probably guessed, we came home with a few new additions. We now have four Allobates femoralis froglets, which are a kind of dart frogs from Peru. I've learned the difference between people who keep dart frogs and people who keep tree frogs this weekend, which was interesting. Dart froggers (that's the actual term, interestingly enough), keep frogs as a hobby, and so they don't usually get common names, only scientific names, let alone actually have the owner give them an individual name. I guess when you keep 450 frogs, it's difficult to come up with enough names. But tree froggers tend to keep frogs more as pets and give them names, which is why I like them better. But without further ado, I introduce you to one of the new babies (we're not naming them until we see how their characters are).




Friday, February 19, 2010


So I haven't done a post on my frog baby in a while, and seeing as how boyfriend has talked me into going to a meeting of the mid-Atlantic dendrobate society tomorrow, I figured it was applicable. I'm totally making fun of it now - it's being held in someone's basement, who has 81 terrariums down there - but I know as soon as I get there I will immediately get really excited. Dendrobates are dart frogs, which I'm not as fond of, but boyfriend loves them, so hopefully I won't be too tempted to come home with some new friends, but we'll see. Anyways, here are some pictures of Lewis, chilling on his rock.




Thursday, February 18, 2010

Live Off Groupon for a Year?

I love Groupon - a novel concept where enough people buy into a deal for a business to give a discount. I had heard something about some sort of contest thing they were having, but hadn't read the details until today, which actually turns out to be a really neat idea. They are offering $100,000 to someone who will give up everything they currently have (put their stuff in storage, close their bank account, end their lease, etc), and commit to live solely on Groupons for a year, traveling around to the 30 different cities that have groupons. Tempting...but could I actually do it?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Bold and the Beautiful

I've always wished I could pull off bold red lips, but unfortunately, I just look ridiculous. Apparently it's all the rage now though.

(photos courtesy of the Sartorialist)

New Career Path - Pogonologist, Student of Facial Hair

It's amazing what you can learn from the newspaper. Who knew there was such a thing as studying facial hair? (Interesting article from the Post by the way, you should take a look).

In other news, I have indeed survived snowpocolypse, but I think I worked even more than normal from home, so I've been lazy in doing things like blogging and keeping people up on my life. :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010


In case you're wondering what everyone will be doing in DC this weekend...

Loft Renderings

Since my friends aren't all engineers, apparently my original loft diagram was hard to figure out. And since DC keeps getting blasted with snow (16"-24" this weekend), I have been unable to do any work on it, so it might be a while before the final version is ready, and I'm stuck with just the frame. To appease everyone's interest, I decided to put my mechanical drawing skills to work and do a few renderings.

Basically, it will be five separate pieces of furniture: the storage locker, which forms the base for the bed and is all enclosed (can't actually see it in the renderings), the clothes shelves (on the left), two rolling shelves for craft storage, and my desk. I'm still debating what to do for the ladder, but the basic option is to put it on the wall to the right of the loft. What do you think?



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What's good for the goose...

Odd side note, for some reason, spell check doesn't believe that Michigoose is a word, but does for Michigander. Think I have a case for sexual discrimination?

Isn't this the bee's knees?

I tried really hard to come up with a good play on words for the honeycomb effect of these, but I failed miserably, I'm afraid. But don't let that stop you from loving these shelves/storage units/wall displays/curtains/whatever they are. I'm still playing around with ideas for my bathroom, but I think a DIY version would look awesome for TP and towel storage.



(via Apartment Therapy and Bookshelf)

Sectional Seduction, Anyone?

I don't have a lot of time today, so I'll just leave you all with this. Check it out, it's really funny.

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