Archive for October, 2010

October 29, 2010

photo friday | the witching hour


Deep into the darkness peering,
long I stood there, wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams
no mortal ever dared to dream before.

— Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
The Witching Hour
Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with
“scary,” “spooky,” “haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title.

— wise words from Scooby-Doo and pals


October 23, 2010

victory dance

I recently learned that the last boy has successfully predicted the champions of multiple professional sports for several years now, which made me very nervous for the ALCS series between the Yankees and the Rangers. You see, D’s a die-hard Rangers fan. And I’m a die-hard Yankees fan. So I was a little worried. Sure enough, the Rangers took the series Friday night with a final game score of 6 to 1 and a series win of 4 games to 2. The moment the last out was registered, the boy did a victory dance.
I’m hoping he roots for my Yankees next year. (click to enlarge)
Texas Rangers victory dance
October 22, 2010

photo friday: moonroof


October 20, 2010

a list of threes

3 Places I Would Immediately Pack My Travel Bag For:
  • Australia
  • Scotland
  • Chicago
3 Moods That Describe Me The Best:
  • pensive
  • cautious
  • quirky (does that count as a mood?)
3 Things I Always Think Of Doing On A Weekend:
  • reading (and then rarely do)
  • visiting a museum (but always decide to wait for a day with fewer people)
  • heading out to a movie (then decide to watch TCM in pajamas instead)
3 Things From My Childhood That I Can’t Forget:
  • Merlin
  • Yo-Yos (my first “high heels”)
  • the first movie I saw against adult orders: Grease
3 Things I Would Never Say No To:
  • a baseball game with one of the kids
  • a retreat to the mountains
  • tamales
3 Things I Don’t Like To Live Without:
  • spending time with family
  • access to the internet
  • visual entertainments
3 On-Screen Characters I Love To Watch:
  • Olivia Dunham from Fringe
  • Parker from Leverage
  • Pippin and Merry from Lord of the Rings (you can’t really have one without the other, now can you?)
these topics were borrowed from Monday Mayhem: The 3 Things Meme