Friday, May 31, 2013


I'm so glad John pointed the iguanas out to me.  Now looking for them is my favorite part of going on a run.

I wonder if there's a way for me to sneak down there and say hi to them.  Perhaps I can lure them to the other side of the fence with some bananas.

I guess they're separated in to this protected area for a reason though.  I'll probably just have to resign myself to seeing them from so far away.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

so beautiful

I was in traffic behind this beauty on my way home from work.  That is exactly what I would want on my spare tire if I had a Wrangler.  Well that or maybe an airbrushed portrait of the detective.

Now I'm thinking it's a shame I don't have a tire on the back of my truck.  I wonder if I could get my spare mounted on the back.  Is that a lot of work just for this look?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I couldn't disagree more

Oh and the points I would have gotten.

I am still having a hard time figuring out this game.

Friday, May 24, 2013

important news

Thank you to Jonathan, Jojo, and everyone else who made sure I saw this.  Moments like this make me disappointed that I keep missing all these appearances she's been doing lately.

I don't want to end up like this:

Thursday, May 23, 2013

sunday funday

I ended up having a fun weekend despite the really terrible weather.  We even made it to the beach yesterday for a little bit in the afternoon while it was clear.

So even though it looks like it's going to be a beautiful sunny day as I prepare to head back to work I aint even mad.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

that Florida weather

These pictures are actually from yesterday but it doesn't look like today will be any different so you can just apply them to my entire weekend.

I woke up yesterday because the sun was blindingly bright in my apartment at 8am.  I didn't need to be up until 9 so hid my head under the pillow and tried to go back to sleep.  At 8:30 I woke up to the deafening drum of torrential rains, as seen above.

It continued like this for the entire day, and apparently through the night and in to this morning.  Yesterday it let up enough at one point that I went for a run.  This was the view when I started:

And this was maybe half an hour later:

So by the time I got home I was slightly sunburnt, while also dripping wet from the rains that had picked up again.

I guess when the weather is so bipolar the detective doesn't have the patience for his whole "scared of the storm" act.  Now he's just annoyed.

Extremely annoyed.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

if you need a good cry

As terrible as all this tornado news is this section with a survivor at least has a happy ending.

Monday, May 20, 2013

safe place

As we've discussed before he hates thunderstorms.  This morning there was a particularly loud crack of thunder that sent him slinking in to the bathroom to hide in the shower.  Unfortunately the only thing that was keeping me in bed was cuddling with him so once he left I had nothing to do besides shower and get ready for work.

I stalled as long as I could but finally had to turn on the water, which he hates more than thunder.

That is where he ended up.  Randomly in the entrance to the bathroom, inches away from the wall.  He was still acting like he was terrified, I'm not sure if he thought he was hidden because all he could see was door jam or what.

Apparently the forecast calls for rain the next two days that I have off of work, so I will be looking forward to being cooped up in doors with that weird cat.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

he's glad I'm home

When I got home from work the detective screamed in my face a little and then went and sat in the sink.  The next thing I knew he was splayed out on the coffee table.

But we both knew where he was going to end up.

It's really quite uncomfortable when he sits on my lap because he's too large and too restless.  He digs his claws in to my legs to steady himself while vigorously rubbing his face against the edge of the kitchen counter.  It's annoying at best and painful at worst.

We're best friends.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Heather regrets her choice

I don't know what she was thinking.  Heather eats cleaner than I do!  I don't know why she thought she could handle mocha cookie crumble anything.

I'm thankful to have discovered Myapapaya where I can get a chocolate shake that I won't regret for days after.  Although to be honest I haven't really gotten past their pressed juices.  The Hawaii 5-Glo?!  So good!!  And even though it's a tad on the expensive side it actually makes it doubly good for me.  Not only am I getting delicious juices back in to my diet, but I'm so broke that I can't get anything else that would be bad for me.

I will be beach body ready for the summer.


Most days I come home from work to find him waiting at the door, anxious to scream in my face.  I usually have to follow him around for a little bit until he finally lets me pick him up for cuddles and pets.

If it's a good day, he relaxes himself and spends some time with me, but this is rare.  Consequently, on days when he decides to stay with me, I regret not taking a bathroom break before our cuddles.  Because once he settles in there is NO disturbing him.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

it always goes back to this

I don't think of myself as that white, but everyone else seems to think that I am.  When I told Gala that Noriko and I were going to hang out her immediate reaction was, "Oh good, she needs to spend more time with white people".

Because I was going to take her to play badminton and then see the great gatsby afterwards.

I guess I need to embrace my whiteness though.  The first step was downloading words with friends, so if any of you want to play just find me through facebook.

Monday, May 13, 2013

spending time with the nice doggies

Daniel went out of town but said I could stop by and visit the greyhounds if I wanted.  Since Yeti was there too he said I could hang out with her as well.

That was the only picture I was able to get the whole time I was there because they were all SO excited to see me.  The greyhounds wanted nothing more than to stick their cold wet noses in my ears the entire time we spent together while yeti demanded full contact pets during our time.

: ( : ( : (

While I'm excited for the possibility of Jon and me going to LA on Wednesday, I won't mind if I have to stay around here as Daniel will be back and I will hopefully get to spend some more time with Scout and Humvee.  We obviously can't handle being apart for long periods of time.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

he said, "no thank you"

The detective helped me get up for work this morning by being RIGHT THERE when my alarm went off.

I quickly realized I wasn't to touch him or look at him though.  He was only there to make sure I got out of bed by repeatedly hitting me in the face with his tail while I repeatedly hit the snooze button.

he's like, "to be honest, I'd rather stare at the wall than look at you".

I was all excited to work a mid today because I thought I'd actually drag myself out to be social tonight but now that I'm home I just want to cuddle with him and listen to #beautiful on repeat.

Friday, May 10, 2013

everyone said I looked nice

Only a few were privy to the truth behind this outfit.

Special thanks to Heather, as usual.  Sorry again I made you cry.

I kind of don't know what to do with myself now that I don't have anything to actively be worried about.  Can't let my guard down though.  Not yet anyways.

All I know is that after a long day of wearing my Sunday best I am looking forward to going to work today in jeans and a t-shirt.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

of course, Meghan's response

Jon sent me that article and as soon as I saw Anna and Andre I had to forward it to Meghan.  I said I couldn't believe she was missing this.

The email response I woke up to from her:

"Omg me neither!!!!! It's killing me. Though I am sitting in a piazza in the middle of ischia, so life ain't bad. (Internet service is super spotty though - will write more when we are off this island!) xoxoxoxo"

Makes sense.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

this will be my song of the summer

More of this please.

my hood

Yesterday Gala asked me to send her pics of where I lived because Laura wanted to live in this area.  I sent her that picture and said, "it's basically the Golden Girls".

It has been nice to remember how beautiful my neighborhood is.  I made it home tonight in time to run at sunset.

I didn't go in the water, although it looked very appealing.

From any angle.

And of course, luxury cars.

So many luxury cars...

So yeah Laura, you should move to my neighborhood.  I might need somebody to rent my apartment for a couple months anyways.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

a place for everything

The best part about these closet organizers is that the detective can use them to sleep in.

That's definitely why I bought them.

Friday, May 3, 2013

it's a beautiful day

I got called in to work later today which is just as well, but it motivated me to go for a run so I could at least enjoy some part of this amazing day.

I ran down A1A, where I'm amazed that they are still cleaning up from hurricane Sandy.

After I cleared the construction I continued to be distracted by things like this:

It kind of looks like the perfect job.

My eyes kept wandering to the perfect beach weather until I finally gave in and went for a swim.  It was so worth it.

I wasn't the only one enjoying this amazing day.  On my way back home I encountered this beauty: 

I thought it was funny that I saw a white lamborghini, a red and silver ferrari, and a midnight blue ferrari before I encountered a car that actually stopped me in my tracks to take a picture.  What got me was the interior: 

Talk about wood trim!  I also couldn't help but notice that the logos on the hubcaps are properly aligned, do you think they move independently like spinners?  

Hopefully the next time I see this car I won't have to go to work and I can just wait until the owner comes so I can ask them.  What do you think the person is like who drives that?  

I'm guessing they are fantastic.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

rabbit rabbit rabbit

It's May!  Another month down, unfortunately I can't feel good about myself until after this week, but still, one month further from the past and closer to the future.

So far we're off to a good start.  I told the girl at Starbucks that my name is Benjamin, this is what she heard:


And in case you're wondering what the Detective has been up to so far this new month here's a little peek in to his new life:

perhaps you noticed that he's sitting in a different spot on the couch.  Watch out world.

Speaking of fat cats, here's a very nice guy for May: