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I finally finished a quilt for me!

Sleep tested, cat approved.

I finally finished a quilt for me!

Thing’s I’ve made

In the past week that I didn’t take a single picture of:

- Spinach waffles (served eggs benedict-style)

- Purple cape (for captain obvious, obviously)

- Stegosaurus costume

- Pumpkin spice cake pops

- Pimento cheese crackers

People say we monkey around

My job is rather technical.  It involves databases and engineering…I’ll stop there, you’re already yawning.  But today, I received some paperwork for a project at a Zoo that made my afternoon:

Specialty lighting!  For the Primates!

Is it ok that I want to go to the zoo just to see the lighting??

Lists

Things I want to bake/cook:

Cinnamon buns

Grits

Pretzels (pizza pretzels?!)

Things I want to accomplish:

Run at least two times this week

Run 8 miles this weekend

Dream about foreign countries to visit

Sew something

Projects I’d like to start/complete:

Karaoke-inspired playlist

Strip, paint and finish 4 drawer chest

Cat bed(s) out of old cushion

Quilt for bed

Quilt for swug

Just because:

Pick-up lines, openers, dating in general

Pumpkin beer

Haircuts

Babies

Family Camping

I’m not going anywhere if there aren’t magicians.

Last night.  I wish I had more proof of it than a picture, the business card for a magician and a chocolate nugget.

Going to karaoke with friends has become a Tuesday night tradition.  Every week, we gather at a bar in Old City so I can sing and they can cheer me on (I have great friends) and we can all people watch.

In the 5 months we’ve been going, not only have we become regulars, but we also know the other regulars.  Not to the point where we all sit together or something, but in this roundabout way, we acknowledge them.  We’re all connected through this love of karaoke-style singing and this Tuesday night outlet.

There’s even a bit of regulation to how things happen- we arrive and leave at the same time every Tuesday, sit in the same/similar seating every time. The group can change from week to week, but we make it happen and I get to sing (again, I have great friends).

Last night might have kicked things up a notch. The following happened:

-I was asked to duet with one of our favorite regulars Karaoke Dave.
-There were balloon animals and instruments being created
-By a man who was also a magician
-Who had a flaming wallet
-And did card tricks I’m still wondering about
-Balloon instruments led to back-up bands for some singers
-And more dancing than my eyes could handle
-I sang Jump Around, which encouraged the audience to do just that
-The audience joined me on stage
-Dean the Pirate came in and sat with the magician, and the guys seated next to us got quite excited because they thought he was ALSO a magician (he’s not; showtunes are his thing)
-N*Sync and Backstreet Boys were represented (it was 90s night, I think!) 

All that in two hours!  No wonder I love Tuesdays.  And my friends.

This is me singing Jump Around.  Metal Steve is behind me, jumpin’.

Passport to…love?

I did it.

I applied for a passport!

Remember when I made this list?

I’m still working my way through that list, and today, I checked number 11 off the list!

The reason?  This road trip.

Special thanks to Tony Q and the USPS for all your fine work!  And for having an awesome lobby.

She comes back

No excuses for you, just some pictures and words to show you how I’ve been spending my summer.

Free Hoagies:

New pool floats:

Pool time:

Birthday parties with my favorite people:

Weekly Karaoke.  This is one our favorite regulars, Karaoke Dave.  He’s singing Low by Flow Rida:

Hold me closer, sparkle dancer:

Cookies baked inside of cookies:

Baby, you’re a firework:

Garlic Scapes:

Coney Island and Brooklyn with Annie and Mel:

Brooklyn!

Super Awesome Roller Skating Birthday Parties:

Beach Day(s):

Cupcakes (from the cupcake lady!):

Food trucks:

Banangrams, scrabble-style:

Not pictured:

Bike riding, bike falls, rainbow cupcakes, excessive heat, fluffy cats, family, coconut cake, yoga, blueberry picking, terrain…

And now, we run.

Lunch today: Pasta with garlic scape pesto and browned turkey with seriously sharp cheddar and a white peach.
The peach was the star of the show; I picked them up in South Jersey at Mood’s when I was blueberry picking this weekend.

Lunch today: Pasta with garlic scape pesto and browned turkey with seriously sharp cheddar and a white peach.

The peach was the star of the show; I picked them up in South Jersey at Mood’s when I was blueberry picking this weekend.

Be Thankful for What You Got by William DeVaughn from the album: Best of the Philly Sound

americanroutes:

William DeVaughn’s “Be Thankful for What You Got”.

Famous for the lyrics:

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls, TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall
Just be thankful for what you got.
Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean

Hear this song and more on Philadelphia Sounds.

Great show about Philadelphia and music.

mydrunkkitchen:

Besos and besitos to all! My Drunk Kitchen, Ep. 7: TACOS

I know! I’ve been gone, and all I share when I come back is this? TRUST ME. IT’S WORTH IT.

Back to regularly scheduled programming next week!

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