Sunday, September 12, 2010

Can't Touch This

Yesterday we had some friends over for a little party to celebrate Rodney's turning 33 earlier this week, as well as my 25th birthday which is today (give or take a few years). There was lots of food and apparently too much margarita. We knew it was going to be a fun night when about half an hour after arriving, Andy announced that he was 2.5 sheets to the wind. Toward the end of the night, we busted out the PS3 Karaoke and all hell let loose. We were asked not to reveal the identities of those involved, so all names have been changed. It started with 2 of our friends we'll call "Erin" and "Tera" "feeling the heat" with a hot little Whitney Houston duet:

But the highlight of the evening had to be "Andy's" rendition of MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This". Minus the hammer pants, you wouldn't be able to tell "Andy" from the real deal. Prepare yourselves, this guy has some serious moves:

All in all it was a really fun night and was great to see the peeps again. BBs, we missed you guys but maybe next time?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Apples, Bees, Strawberries & Golf

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It's starting to feel like fall. The weather is perfect and the leaves will soon be turning. Monday was labor day and we decided to visit a local orchard just a few minutes from our house. We just missed raspberry season but there were some varieties of apples for picking and the pears are just ripening. We picked a few of those but they'll need to sit for a few days to fully ripen. Who would have thought we would have bees to write about. I mean Jess and Glenn are the bee people. Well they aren't our bees. This little hive is inside the store at the orchard. They have one comb inside an enclosure which has clear Plexiglas sides. A clear pipe leads to the exterior wall of the store so the bees can come and go as they please. There were a lot of them heading in both directions. There were plenty of bees in there and it did seem a little cramped, but perhaps bees like it that way. There's a jar of liquid attached to the hive which I thought might be some sort of sugar water. Jess or Glenn, you'll probably know.
It just so happens that Monday was also my birthday and this is the fabulous birthday pavlova that Jen made. It was her first time making pavlova and it turned out great. I've never had a birthday pavlova before but I have to say it's a good idea. Since the weather was so nice, we headed to the driving range down the road. This range is a little obscure. They have a red pickup truck for you to hit golf balls at. While we were there, the guy working there decided to head out and pick up some balls. Normally I would expect him to use a vehicle that kind of looks like a golf cart with metal cages on all sides for protection. Not this guy though. He was out in his old Buick pushing the ball collecting machine around. He even had the drivers side window down as he went back and forth. Try as I might, I didn't manage to hit him though. However, I did notice someone must have had a direct hit to his windshield at some point. It had a very nasty crack in it. Here's how not to play golf.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Basement Shelving

So we really do need to get caught up on this blogging thing. There's a whole bunch of things that we've been meaning to put on here but somehow we just never get around to it.
Anyway, here's a quick update on one of the recent house projects. I think the last one was adding a door to the basement. Our basement was getting pretty unruly with boxes piled up all over the place. We decided that the best course of action would be to build a shelving system that would accommodate about 40 boxes and then organize those boxes so that we can find everything easily. Well the shelves got built but the box organization still needs to happen. At least they're on the shelves. Sophie wasn't helping much but gave us some moral support. Hold on to your hats - it's another fast build.