April 13, 2009

Easter with the Lahertys, Part I

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:30 pm by bethmillett

I foolishly left my camera in Bloomington last weekend, so the only photos I have to share are the ones on my phone. One is what I found on Katie’s dry-erase board downstairs and the other is George enjoying the birthday present I got him. He turns six tomorrow and the bubble machine was a big hit. I clearly should have bought several more gallons of bubble juice!

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April 10, 2009

The cure for some dread disease

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:23 pm by bethmillett

Just cleaned out the fridge at the office. Here are photos of the first and second runners up for most horrifying discovery. The grand prize winner was so smelly I couldn’t bear to leave the lid off long enough to photograph it. I am pretty sure Fleming discovered penicillin when he couldn’t take the stench coming out of the communal laboratory fridge.

fruit chicken

You might have a home improvement problem if…

Posted in Home Improvement, Uncategorized at 4:42 am by bethmillett

… you go to Home Depot more than you go to the grocery store.

… you use your shop vac more than your fancy Dyson home vac.

… your fridge contains more paint brushes and rollers than food.

…you use purple PVC primer as nail polish.

…your manicurist takes your hands in his, looks deep into your eyes and says “WHAT happened?!”

April 6, 2009

Runners and tractors and cabinets, oh my!

Posted in Home Improvement, Tuxedo Brothers, Uncategorized at 5:26 am by bethmillett

Last weekend I was in Bloomington for the fourth IU Circle of Life Mini Marathon. The race is a 13.1 mile race and we also offer a 5K for those not quite so die-hard. I was the lead timer for the event and only mildly nervous about it. Everything went off without a hitch. We had 450 people finish the 5K and 788 in the half marathon. The morning started out very cold but once the sun came up, it was a spectacular day. I was able to stretch the power and networking cables enough to set myself up in the endzone of Memorial Stadium.

My computer room was set up in the endzone of Memorial Stadium. Pretty cool!

My computer room was set up in the endzone of Memorial Stadium. Pretty cool!

After the race, I spent Saturday with the Lahertys. The highlight included getting a lesson on driving the tractor and a bonfire that evening, with the best BBQ ribs I’ve ever tasted, some wicked good margaritas, and general merry-making. Good thing the neighbors are acres away and weren’t disturbed by our behavior.

When I got home on Sunday morning, Marie came over and we installed the bathroom cabinets. It’s so weird to walk by the bathroom and see actual cabinets where I used to only see the plywood subfloor and plumbing sticking out of the wall. And when I came downstairs this morning, it was even weirder to not see the cabinets sitting in the middle of the living room!

The countertop installers come today to measure everything, and then there’s a punch list of things like finishing the linen closet, installing the new GFI outlet and swapping the other electrical fixtures to white, and figuring out what to do with the lighting in there. I can’t believe it’s almost done!

I got a lesson on driving the tractor -- sure wish it had an automatic transmission.

I got a lesson on driving the tractor -- sure wish it had an automatic transmission.

Bob enjoys the small inferno he has created.

Bob enjoys the small inferno he has created.

Mmmmm, roasted peeps!

Mmmmm, roasted peeps!

Another milestone for the bathroom renovation!

Another milestone for the bathroom renovation!

April 1, 2009

100 Ways to Kill a Peep

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:31 am by bethmillett

This is pretty funny, but also a waste of perfectly edible sugar-coated marshmallow. Peep season is almost over — bummer! (Thanks, Jonny, for the link!)

http://100waystokillapeep.blogspot.com/

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