Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Two down one to go!

Now that we have Sara's room done there is only ours left to go!

Here is the before of Sara's room...

...and here is one in the middle!

This is the after picture.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A Hawk in our neighbor's front yard!

And it looks like it is eating something.

Pretty cool eh?

We have all sorts of animals around here. Owls, Hawks, um other birds and of course racoons and cats and bunnies and pigs. What a neighborhood!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I Must Get a Job Soon :(

The first year of law school is all about figuring out if you really want to be there, and if you do, how to organize your time and write your exams well. The second year is all about figuring out if you want to concentrate in any one area of law, and about trying to get an internship, externship, or summer job. And the third year is all about finding a job once you graduate. That's MY take on it, anyway.

I'm in my third year now. *Sigh.*

I've been really lucky to get lots of interviews... I just need to figure out once and for all what I want to do with my degree. There are so many things to consider: salary, benefits, the kind of work I'll do, flex time, travel requirements, location. I know that these are things that every person considers when they are looking for a job-- but I feel like I'm setting the tone of my career with this first job out of law school, so it's kind of scary.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Today is blog about the environment day!

So everybody should consider buying compact florescent bulbs to replace their aging conventional bulbs and try to use less disposable plastic bags and all that stuff! Mary and I have been making a conscious effort to lessen our impact on the enviornment and we may even one day become carbon neutral. We also regularly make sure to make trips to the special hazardous waste disposal site at the dump for electronics, batteries, chemicals, and if we ever manage to burn out a compact fluorescent light that is where we will take it too because it has mercury in it or something.

Good luck everybody!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Never judge a book by its movie. ~J.W. Eagan

Exception: The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Both the book and the movie are excellent.

The Princess Bride
is the last book that Elliot and I have finished reading together, and I just want to take the time to recommend this book to our friends and family. It was really fun and Elliot and I both enjoyed it a lot.

I keep a list of the books Elliot and I read together and I also write down when we finish reading them. My records reveal that we average 1 book each month. Not bad, huh? We've been reading together for just over 2 years and we're on our 25th book right now.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Carpet!!!

At long last, we have replaced the disgusting carpet that was in our house when we bought it. (I'm talking SERIOUSLY gross.) And we're re-painting all of the bedrooms, too. The computer room (our 3rd bedroom) has been freshly painted, but we still need to get the other two bedrooms finished.

Here are some before and after pictures of the computer room:

Look at this nasty carpet! It was at least 15 years old because that's how long the people who owned the house before us had lived here and they said they'd never replaced the carpet.

And here is our new carpet. It's brown and white berber.

The last owners of our home painted AROUND their furniture when they painted their walls. Can you believe that? I hated the color they had painted the computer room anyway. Elliot and I found a match for the old color in the Home Depot paint department and it was called "Salty Tear," which was exactly what I was crying when we finally painted over this terrible color. Salty tears of joy.

Here's our new carpet and new paint job. We picked a darker blue and I LOVE it.

Another before...

...and after.

Monday, October 08, 2007

My Husband

Taken 1/3/04 at Mary's parent's house.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Asian Festival

Last Saturday Elliot, John, Sheila, and I went to the annual Asian Festival held in downtown Tallahassee. It was really cool-- there were lots of booths set up by vendors selling food, clothing, arts, and crafts. There were some informational booths, and there were also two stages exhibiting dance, music, and martial arts performances. We tried samosas and persimmons for the first time and heard Hawaiian music on an instrument we've never seen before.

Here are a few pictures:

A belly dancer.

Elliot and John.

A lady fan-dancing.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Driving on I-75

Here's a picture that Elliot took in December 2003, after he got his first digital camera for Christmas: