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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
house

I'm probably the last person you'd expect to see blogging about cleaning. But today, that's what I'm doing.

We got our dining room set close to two years ago and had yet to put anything in our china cabinet. Why? because there was this film on the glass and mirrors that countless washings had not managed to remove.

Enter the glass cleaner recipe from my mom's old neighbor (who coincidentally was part of the longest married couple at our wedding):

  1. 1 Gallon Water
  2. 1 Pint Alcohol
  3. 1/2 cup sudsy Ammonia
  4. 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid

Goodbye film! I can finally see through the glass! Oh and I managed to clean all the nose prints off the rest of the windows too

China
Kelly • 08:27 PM • (1) Comments
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
dogs

I was adding some of older pictures to Flickr today. Here are pics of the dogs when we fist got 'em.

These were taken with my Canon S20. My first "real" digital camera. (I have an Apple Quicktake 150, but the picture quality wasn't good enough for me to take digital seriously.)

Fuzz Ball Berkley-Brio
Kelly • 10:11 PM • (1) Comments
familylife

Yesterday was Chris' birthday. (Happy Birthday Chris!)

Nothing too special. We tried Vintage 50 for dinner. And I let Chris beat me got beat by Chris in Wii tennis.

Kelly • 07:35 AM • (1) Comments
Saturday, March 17, 2007
techlife

So there is this thing called Twitter. What you ask is it? I'm still trying to figure that out.

I first heard about twitter from Jason during the Novermber Mash-up week at work. A couple weeks later I signed up to see what all the fuss was about. I still don't get it. I'm told that once you have friends and your own twitter network it starts to make more sense.

Yesterday we had this freak late winter rain/sleet/snow storm. One of the guys in my group said it was getting bad outside, so I decided to leave early. The road to get home was closed due to an accident. My attempt at a detour didn't work out either. Of course what do I think while I'm waiting in a line of non-moving traffic? That I shoud have set up my phone so I could twitter from it.

So before the twitter thing dies, I figure I might as well jump on the band wagon. You can catch my twitters right here on my blog or subscribe to my twitter feed or better yet subscribe to my buddy feed (another little known neat thing AOL offers).

Oh by the way, I did eventually make it home yesterday. The next way I tried, the road was also closed. I ended up practically back at work before I found a route home. Two hours later I made it home to two hungry pups.

Kelly • 07:52 PM • (1) Comments
Sunday, March 11, 2007
dogsplay

Cisco walked into the middle of a Wii Tennis game and got smacked in the face with the Wii remote. I think he's going to forgive me for a banana. I think it was the initial shock of what did I do wrong that really bothered him. But he seems to have forgiven me and is happily playing with his toys.

Hopefully we learned to be more observant of the position of the dogs and they dogs will have learned to stay out of the way (usually they stay at a distance and look at us like we're nuts).

In completely unrelated news, we finished painting the family room orange (yay) -- pics hopefully coming soon. Yesterday we went out to dinner with friends and the over to another friends surprise birthday party. Yes she was surprised (as her birthday was back in December).

Kelly • 09:06 PM • (1) Comments