I feel nervous.

November 20, 2009

I have a stupid fear of large predators -extinct or not- and could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this skull of an eight ton crocodile.  

Honestly, it makes me a little ill just looking at it.

On a lighter note, I’m stoked to see New Moon tonight!


First Canyon Ride

November 8, 2009


Today we rode up Emigration Canyon for a 10 mile ride.  Considering the longest I’ve gone is 6 miles on a stationary bike, I was pretty proud.  And tired.   It also made me realize what a great bike we just bought (After riding on James’ bike, with his obvious concern of how I was taking care of it, I had a thought.  Some people have babies or adopt dogs.  We buy bikes)!


We ate a “healthful meal” as James called it, that night.  He has been wanting to make pizza on french bread for a while.  Also, I made a TON of spicy queso dip.  James was very happy.

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The best part of the night was the homemade pizza sauce.  Basically I roasted grape tomatoes until they burst, with nearly 10 roasted garlic cloves.  Add fresh basil, salt, pepper, and a little olive oil, and you are good to go!

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MMMM… the finished product.

For Halloween we went as Hon Solo and Princess Leia!  I made my costume out of sheet about two hours before wearing it.  I’ve never made anything with out a pattern, so I literally lied down and had James trace my body.  With brown wigs sold out, the best I could do was a very black wig, but it looked a lot better than my blond buns.

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James is wearing his grandpa’s handmade gun holster.  He was really excited about that, holding his plastic blaster.

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Quick draw!  I kept catching James doing this throughout the night.


See the resemblance?

I already know what I want to be next year: Cowboy/Indian theme.  Or, maybe we could both go as sexy storm troopers: