Thursday, October 26

Photo Quiz #7 Answers

1. Wadded up packing tape

2. The silver bolt on a paring knife

Winners: Josh and Stacey on #2. Many were close on #1 with guessing cellophane/plastic wrap.

I'm going to Denver today! I can't wait to see the mountians. If only I had an extra memory card for my camera...

Sunday, October 22

Daylight savings time ends this change your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night! We gain an hour, yay!
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Thursday, October 19

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I made three loaves tonight (here are two). I used a mini tripod and my new remote shutter release. For those of you who have any interest in photography, the shutter speed on this shot was one second (very much requiring a tripod). I was able to take this picture without touching the camera (thus no camera shake).

Photo Quiz #7

After much delay....

What are these photos?

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Wednesday, October 11

It's like Timmy and Lassie

Kind of.

Below is the text of an actual "instant message" conversation I had with a friend yesterday online. It was super funny to me because I was there. Since you were not, think of it in light of those situations on TV (only on TV, yes, and not real life) where a dog is barking madly, and the boy says "What is it Lassie? Is something wrong?" Bark barkbarkBARK!bark!! "A boy fell into the lake and is drowning?" Barkbark!!bark. "Ok, lets go help!" barkbarkwoof.

Friend: hey
Friend: C643d y64 he3- 0e
Alicia: not really haha
Friend: 6h 0an!
Friend: th5n2 there 5s a 36c2 6f s60e b4tt6n 5 need t6 -ress
Alicia: your buttons don't work?
Friend: they w6r2 s6rt 6f
Friend: 14st n40bers s60eth5ng
Alicia: are you on a laptop?
Friend: yes
Friend: n5ght0are!
Alicia: you probably have a key locked in for a secondary function
Friend: any 5deas/
Alicia: i think it's your numlock
Friend: 5 -ressed 5t b4t n6 change/
Alicia: you should have a colored key that has an abbreviation of "function"
Alicia: then on another part of the key board, in the same color, will be a numlock key
Alicia: hold down both at the same time, and it should take numlock off
Friend: jaldkjfaoijtriajtliajgl
Friend: thank you you are the girl!!!
Alicia: hahah!!!!!
Alicia: so funny, you got it
Friend: got it
Friend: thanks soooo much!

Sunday, October 8

New Pictures

I went to an Apple Festival on Saturday, and here is the fruit of my camera. I also stopped by a local orchard for more pictures after getting back with my friends. The weather was P.E.R.F.E.C.T. - sunny and cool. What a wonderful fall day it was!

Wednesday, October 4

Oh Boy These Look So Good

I skimmed the recent Martha Stewart Living magazine at the library today and found a recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes. I am craving them! I want to try! But not until a Saturday that affords me a good long workout afterwards. Photo from

Keeping with the pumpkin theme, I am excited to make Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread again this fall or around Thanksgiving (this is my dessert link to the left). It has been a hit at various functions in the past, and a bit of cream cheese spread on a slice makes for a decadent blend of flavors.

Tuesday, October 3

Winning Weekend

My dad and Micah have continued to compete in rally trials, and this past weekend, they secured their Advanced Title (2nd of 3 levels of competition for Rally) with a qualifying score and they won 2nd place. On Saturday, they went on to get the first of three legs of the Excellent level, taking first place for the day. Yay for Dad and Micah! Two more legs to go with Excellent and the Rally competing will be complete. My mom has started to show Asher in confirmation and he will be eligible for agility once he is a year old (December).

And just for fun, here is an old picture of Micah practicing agility in the backyard. His two back feet just seem to be floating along with the rest of him.

And best of all, I have a new nephew :-). I enjoyed Jared's post (pics here) about his new son, Elias, and I'm excited for this new life.

Monday, October 2

Photo Quiz #6 Answers

The answers for Quiz #6 are:

1. Tassel from my college graduation
2. Wooden spoons

No one got the second one exactly right, but Mr. TW Anonymous was fairly close. Mom was the most right on #1 and was pretty funny too.