Saturday, April 29, 2006

Maryland Day

Here's the world's largest strawberrry shortcake, or at least as much of it as I could fit in the photo. It was really yummy, especially the filling.

They were also giving out fresh ice cream at the School of Agriculture.

Dee said it was "better than Cold Stone" (which is already pretty good, in my opinion), and I'd say she was right on the money! It's funny that for all the time I spent at College Park, I never knew about the agriculture part. I guess it was a consequence of going to night school: it was so dark, I didn't notice the school had a barn!

We saw a few of the new Testudo statues.

This one was my favorite. It had some helpful instructions written on it too:

Monday, April 24, 2006

Turtles Galore

Bethiee and Peacock sent me a pretty turtle card and an adorable little turtle button. Turtle goodness just in time to get me psyched for Maryland Day this Saturday! Supposedly, it will feature the world's largest strawberry shortcake. Mmmmm, shortcake :)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Like I Needed More Hobbies

How am I spending my Easter holiday?

I'm knitting some beaded wire napkin rings from "Simple Knits with a Twist." I also inflicted some rudimentary polymer clay "enhancements" on an unsuspecting tin:

I'm trying to work my way up to altoid tins and AOL CD containers.

Monday, April 10, 2006

A Purdy Pitchur for Easter

This is the Franciscan Monestary in DC. As you can see, they have some mad gardening skills (or a really expensive landscaping bill). The church has replicas of famous Christian sites in Jerusalem (catacombs and relics and Christ's tomb). If you ever take the tour, you can impress the guide if you can name Mary's father. It's Joachim. I swear that never came up in 13 years of Catholic school. Phooey. No extra holy brownie points for me!

Friday, April 07, 2006

SP7 Package!

I got my final package from my fantastic SP, Liz! There's a cute little notepad, a red New York mug and some wonderful blue and white Misti Alpaca. Oooo, this yarn is unbelievably soft. I'm not sure what to make with it yet, maybe a scarf and hat set? Thanks so much, Liz! You've been a great pal!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Belated Birthday Booga Bag

Here's my aunt Dee with here birthday booga. I finished the bag on time but the photo and this post are very late!!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Mom and I braved this

to get to these:

We went late to try to avoid the crowds, but it looks like a lot of other people had the same idea! No matter though, because the views are well worth it. I see them every year but the blossoms are never boring and the people watching is great. It's like something out of the A.E. Houseman poem, "Loveliest of Trees." Here are some more shots of sunset at the Tidal Basin: