Saturday, February 12, 2011


Ok, so I've felt a bit un-inspired lately (probably due to my stress level), so I decided to do a Hair Chronology for you of me over the years.

2001 - The year Binderclips and I started dating. I hated my hair at this length. A stylist messed my hair up, so it had to be chopped off. Grrrrr
2003 - I think. It defintely looks better than the previous picture.
2004 - This is the natural state of my hair, it's VERY curly. Also, this is close to my natural color.
2005/2006 - I think. Hopefully you picked up on the fact that there's a blower blowing my hair up like that. I figured I'd explain, so you didn't think I was having a "There's Something About Mary" Moment.
2010 - In Vegas. Blonder than I've ever been. What can I say? I have gray hair coming in and the blond hides it best!
Dec 2010 - A little darker, actually how I prefer it.

What do you guys think? What color do you like best? I recently just went slightly darker than the very last picture in preparation for our cruise. We leave tomorrow for the Bahamas....which, is a much needed vacation! I'll post a picture when I get back. In fact, I'll post several pictures from the cruise.

I hope you're all doing well! Have a great weekend!

Later gators!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

On Wednesday morning I got up to take the dogs outside, Binderclips (who's work was closed due to the Blizzard) stayed in bed. I usually go out the front door with the dogs, however when I opened the door - this is what I was confronted with:

This is the view from out our front door, the snow came up past the door knob.
Since I knew there was no way I would be able to get out the front door I decided to try the garage. Which, wasn't as bad as the front door, but it still wasn't good. (As a side note I should mention that Turner and Callie aren't even 2 ft tall, I think their bodies measure 17 inches from the ground or so. Therefore, they would've sunk down in the snow to their necks in this area if I had let them try to walk on it.) Anyways, did I mention we don't own a shovel? Oh yeah, I probably should mention that. We have always lived in apartments, so there really has been no need for one, that is, until now.

This is the left side....
So, what did I do? I stomped a path out, so that the dogs could do their business in the street since the snow wasn't too deep there (thanks to the plow trucks).
... and this is the right side of the garage. Oh, and that's our car under the snow. The area I stomped down is kind of visible. When I was done I was covered in snow past my waist.
When I got out into the street I saw my neighbor standing where the open garage is, he asked me "Do you have a shovel? How did you get out of there?" "Ummm, no - no shovel, but I would love to borrow yours!" I said.
Looks like no one was going anywhere...
...especially this guy, This is our neighbor across the way, he's just slightly snowed in. 
This was another picture of out our front door. The blizzard included very high winds (they ranged from 25-60mph), which resulted in some really beautiful (and tall) snow drifts.
More pictures of the snow drifts from inside our (warm) apartment.
This was the road out of our apartment. At least they had plowed some of it at this point!
Vince from Reeds (who lives in Ireland) asked me where they put all the snow that was plowed. Well, here's your answer:
They put it where ever they can and this spot is where most of the plowed snow in our area of the complex went (I assure you there is flat ground under that pile).

The snow pile was ridiculously fun to play on, just so you know. Binderclips refused to play with me though, it's ok he'll get out there sooner or later.

Any who, I hope you all like the pictures. The governor of Wisconsin declared a state of emergency on Wednesday - so, everything was closed. Since I work from home I still had to work though, but I can't complain too much!

Even though we aren't in Kansas anymore, Kansas also got hit pretty hard by the blizzard. TB from Year31 shared her Kansas blizzard experience with everyone with some posts on her blog, so be sure to check those out as well.

Ok, I'm off to warm up. Have a great day everyone. Later gators!