Archive for February, 2008


for a limited time only

February 29, 2008

Thanks S for this wonderful shot, courtesy of our friends at Large and Beautiful.

For those of you that didn’t get what you wanted for Valentines day….

Yes, I really am that dirty.


lather, rinse, repeat

February 27, 2008

snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice.

Are we done yet?


Attack of the Venn diagram

February 24, 2008

Ernie at little.yellow.different led me to this Flickr photoset.

This is my favorite one. If the combination of pop culture and music and a little bit of geekdom excites you at all, be prepared to spend some time there.


isn’t it ironic

February 21, 2008

One of us is on it to stem off massive anemia.

One of us is on it because I guess this means we’re actually trying again and I have a “schedule.”

We’re both on the pill.

This should be fun.


If I can hand it in tomorrow it’ll be alright

February 17, 2008

Um. Please, watch me, it’s worth it.


the valentine’s day bandit

February 15, 2008

One of the things I love most about Portland is that even in this, one of the dreariest, snowiest winters ever, the city still manages to make us frozen Maine dwellers get the warm fuzzies.

Every Valentine’s day, a person or group of rogue artists plaster the windows of local businesses with white sheets of paper (ok, so it’s not the most sustainable thing but it’s nice) with a red heart printed on them.

No one knows who the V’day bandit is. I mean, yeah, people know but I don’t and no one else I know does but they work in the middle of the night, and there is a fun sense of wonderment driving around town on V’day.  There is one huge fabric white banner with heart on it that is placed somewhere new every year. Last year it was on the Museum of Art. This year, it was in front of Becky’s Diner, where I was fortunate enough to enjoy breakfast with my loves.

Happy Valentines Day, everyone!


my civic duties

February 10, 2008

Today is caucus day here in Maine. Until this morning I didn’t know if we were going to be a split household, with me going one way, and S going the other. We share one car, so that would make for some awkward bumperstickering. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a car supporting both nominee candidates. But it would have been funny. S revealed this morning who she would be caucusing for, and I’m happy to say that it’s the same person. Yay. I also admit so some joy that for the first time ever in my voting career I can cast my vote for not one, but TWO minorities, which I think is amazing.

The only thing I don’t like about caucusing is the time thing. I wish it didn’t take 4 hours. Yes, 4 hours. I sometimes miss the ease of just…pulling a lever. But it is the right thing to do, and I truly believe that our candidate will win the state, but… can never be so sure so a caucusing we will go.

As far as other civic duties – maintaining this blog has taken a backseat as of late and I need to do some changing, and I need your help to do it. Due to the ease at which bloglines keeps all of you organized and updated, and the ease at which I can just drop a new blog into my feed, I’ve sort of neglected that whole list of blog folks to the right. Take a peek. Is your blog there? Do you want it to be? Seriously, there’s no popularity contest here in cheeseland.  Leave me a comment if you’d like to be added to the blogroll, and I will do so. Similarly, if you’d like to be taken off, or your link is wrong, let me know that as well.

I seriously appreciate all the comments that I get – and sometimes I don’t know who has left them – I’d like to change that. I didn’t do the whole de-lurk day thing because, well, I’m sort of anti-pressure that way, but I’m happy to send traffic your way should you wish it to come, know the deal:)

Happy Caucus day, Maine!