Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Today is October 30th

Today is October 30th, but (for reasons that I do not understand) trick-or-treating is going on tonight. Not tomorrow. No, we wouldn't want to actually hold Halloween festivities on Halloween. Is this just some weird Midwest tradition that I do not understand? I also had someone tell me that trick-or-treating is usually done the Sunday before Halloween. That information is inconsistent with the fact that trick-or-treating is taking place on this fine Tuesday, but it still brings up 2 questions: 1) Why Sunday? It's still a school night (the only logical reason I can come up with for the change) and 2.) Why not just have it on Halloween?!?!?!? If anyone has the answer to this please let me know.

Black Mold

In recent news: we may have black mold living in our walls. We had our (downstairs) neighbors Ken & Jen up Sunday night for pizza and a movie. They told us that there is a bit of a mold "situation" brewing between our two apartments, and they think it may be black mold. Apparently there is evidence that our wonderful apartment complex just painted over some water damage from a leak rather than repairing it properly, so this time we have a city inspector coming out to verify that it is in fact black mold and to force the complex to fix it properly. The unfortunate side of this is that if it is "toxic" mold and they do have to do some serious work to fix it, it is very likely that we will have to move. The mold inspector just called Ken today to make an appointment, so I will update more when we know more about the situation.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Graduation Day!

Here Brett & I are at the Awards Ceremony.

Hooray! I graduated! Now I am one of the world's newest Chiropractic Technologists!

Brett & I at my super-yummy graduation dinner at Biaggi's

Now for the fun part. I start my new job as a C.T. on November 5th. More updates on that adventure to come.

Fall Colors

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Here it is. The quilt that has consumed most of my time and a good portion of my sanity for the last couple of weeks. It's finally finished, and I'm pretty pleased with the result. Aside from needing some pressing, which I will wait to bother with until just before the baby shower, I think that Abri's jungle-themed-but-still-slightly-girly quilt was a success.

P.S. The edges actually are square, it's just the angle of the camera that makes them look slightly askew.

My Handiwork

Unable to find any Chargers gear here in town, (although Raiders can be found everywhere, what's up with that?) and because I was not about to be shown up by my friends in their team gear on football night, I opted to make my own shirt. As it turns out, there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to print-it-yourself iron on transfers (don't let the iron get too hot, don't leave the iron on too long, and don't remove the backing too soon- in case you were wondering.) Although the picture didn't transfer completely, my error actually yielded somewhat of a vintage look, so I will pretend that is what I was going for. :-)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

File Under: "Things that make you go Hmmmm"

So I went to Subway today, got the usual 6" Veggie Delite on wheat bread, paid with a credit card, and saw this on the receipt:

Someone please tell me why on earth I would return anything to Subway ever, let alone up to 30 days later? This is one of those things that makes you wonder what person had to attempt to return/exchange something after the 30 day time period that prompted them to have to put that limitation on the receipt in the first place. My guess is that it's probably the same idiot who got the "do not use while bathing" warning put on hair dryers.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Now I'm a Pro

This morning I took a free sewing class from a place called Neal's Vacuum and Sewing Center. A very nice lady named Edith (who reminds me very much of my Grandma) taught me just about everything I could ever want to know about my sewing machine (and then some). What impressed me the most was the fact that she managed to incorporate every single feature of my sewing machine into one project, which I completed during the class:

It's an eyeglass/rotary cutter holder. I opted to keep my rotary cutter in it. The best part of it all is that sewing is not half as hard as I thought it would be. Now I'm definitely well on my way to pro status. :-)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Not much to report...

I haven't blogged in a while. Not much going on here in Davenpit (no, that's not a typo). Right now I am busy with finals and end of term projects, not to mention preparing for graduation. Good progress is being made on Abri's quilt, hopefully I will have time to actually complete it this weekend, and of course I will share pictures of the finished project when I do. I will graduate on October 19th. We have lots of family coming in and I'm sure I will have lots to blog about by then, but for now I will leave you with this funny:

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