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Happy Anniversary to Us!

Posted by barb on Sep 20, 2010 in Biking

Happy Anniversary to us!

Yup, we took a bike ride to celebrate our sixth anniversary! Wonder why?

This is where we were on our honeymoon:
Our second try out on the W&OD

Aren’t we cute? We’ve come a long way since then…both on the bikes and off. Best six years of my life so far…any moments that weren’t best (such as finishing my thesis) were made better by having Andrew in my life. I love you, honey.

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Happy Birthday Andrew!

Posted by barb on Oct 16, 2007 in Pictures, Random Thoughts

Andrew with his cake

Yesterday was Andrew’s birthday. We spent a quiet evening celebrating his 35th year, with dinner and cake.

Inspired by Chocstress over at Chocablog, I decided to make a Dalek Cake.
That’s Andrew with the final product.

I told my coworkers yesterday that this would either turn out really cool or that it would be one big mess. Little did I know that both would be the case. Details on the making of the cake below the fold.
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Random stuff

Posted by barb on Jul 10, 2007 in Random Thoughts

My officemate is complaining that I haven’t updated this blog enough. Of course, he could just talk to me, but that’s too much trouble.

So here are some random bullets of stuff that I’d thought about writing at the time, but never got around to:

  • Yes, we’ve been biking this summer. We don’t have a clear goal like we have the past couple of years. I’d rather work on getting my speed up than shear distance, but it’s hard to figure out how to make myself go faster. It should be easy to measure if we’re going faster or not, but how do you make yourself go faster without wearing yourself out completely? It would suck to be 10 miles from the car without enough energy to get back.

    Anyway, Andrew wrote a cool little applet that I’m trying to work into my blog sidebar so y’all can keep track of how much biking we’re doing. I’ll let you know when I have it working.

  • We went to Montreal over Mother’s Day to see Andrew’s mom. I’d heard about an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on “Inspirations of Disney” running this spring, so we decided to go. We stayed in Montreal and visited McGill campus and the Redpath Museum, the McCord Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts. We also walked around Old Montreal, and stopped at the Montreal equivalent of Build a Bear to get outfits for “the girls”. And we spent Mother’s Day with Andrew’s parents, taking them to dinner and driving up Mount Royal.

    The trip had some fun quirks, though. The trip out was fun because we ended up sitting on the airplane on the tarmac for 2.5 hours. They then brought us back to the terminal so we could get dinner (and the plane could refuel) before we finally got underway. The trip home…well, let’s just say that I was up in the bathroom the entire night before. Fortunately I slept for the plane ride, but it was a bit scary, if you know what I mean.

  • If you look at my Flickr stream at all, you’ve probably noticed that I’m uploading loads of old pictures. I’ve decided that I need a back-up of my pics somewhere, so I’m going through all of my old pictures and putting copies up on Flickr.
  • Andrew started his new job a couple of weeks ago, and he seemed much more content. Now if we can iron out our scheduling bugs. He gets home much later than he used to, so I’ve had to take over some of the cooking duties. It’s not that I can’t cook, it’s just that I don’t like it as much as Andrew does. (I don’t hate it, I just find it annoying to have to do it day after day after day after day after day after day.) Then again, I’ve warned him that my schedule may get wonky once I start writing my thesis.
  • We had a yard sale a few weeks ago, and I set up a table with my scrapbooks and jewelry. I sold one of my bracelets, and lots of people “ooo”ed and “ah”ed over my scrapbooks. I think that if I could get enough stock to get a table at my work’s craft sale this fall I could do pretty well. The problem with selling on Etsy is that people can’t pick them up and look at them — the pictures just don’t do justice to the work that goes into the books I do. The problem at the yard sale was there was a bit of sticker shock, since people were looking for bargins, rather than full-priced items.
  • Speaking of Etsy, I made my first sale to a complete stranger last week! One of my blanket bears is on her way to a new home in California. Yay!

I think that’s it. I don’t promise to be better about posting – my heart just isn’t in it right now, but I’ll pop by from time to time.

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Elementary my dear

Posted by barb on Sep 21, 2006 in Crafty Me

I finally finished Andrew’s Sherlock Holmes cloak. I’m very happy with how it turned it – it is the first time I’ve had a collar on a piece of clothing turn out well. Here’s the cloak and Andrew modelling it:

Sherlock Holmes cloak  Andrew in his new cloak

Actually, this cloak was relatively easy to make. The hardest part was just dealing with the sheer volume of fabric.

What’s next? My costume. (Eeep!)

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Two years!

Posted by barb on Sep 19, 2006 in Pictures, Random Thoughts

Me and Andrew dressed for dinner

That’s right, Andrew has put up with me as my husband for two years now. I can hardly believe it. This has been a great year for us, and hard to believe that our wedding was already two years ago. I still remember it as though it were yesterday.

I love you, Andrew, and look forward to growing together in the coming years.


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One more random note

Posted by barb on Apr 28, 2006 in Random Thoughts

Andrew is wearing his “camel pants” today. Hee hee hee.

At least they don’t stink anymore 🙂

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