Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bella the queen :)

We pug-sat for a friend a little bit ago and I just came across these pics, so I wanted to share. She ruled the nest for the few days that she was here....and our submissive Domino loved every minute of it!
"Oh hi Bella, come look at my bed! Its cool huh?!"
"Look mom, Bella is on my bed, we are friends!!"
"Its, my bed now, you silly boy!!"

Yup, Bella ruled the house for her 10 day stay!! 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Lets all find a way to show our appreciation to our beautiful planet today! :)

Here are some of my favorite reminders of nature's beauty....
Mt. Rainier
Any beach at sunset is my favorite place to be!
Snoqualamie Falls
Midwest thunderstorm!

What about you, what are your favorite things about our amazing planet? How will you pay tribute to our Mother Earth today?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"A giant dog walk with a whale!"

This woman was on a marathon stand up paddle surfing expedition, 
which is quite amazing in and of itself! 
But, then a 30 foot whale came and joined her for 2 hours! How amazing is that? 
Nature continues to astonish me.....

Plus its just adorable to me that she got attached to him and named him Larry!
ps: I love that she referenced Ellen's "whale speak" its my favorite part of Nemo :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

An open letter to Cliff Notes

Dear Cliff Notes;
I have a bone to pick with you! How can you sleep at night knowing that you are reducing an amazing literary work into short meaningless synopses? How can you look at yourself in the mirror and not be ashamed at the yellow and black stripes covering the beauty of what once was a great book?

I heard someone say recently that they felt so bad for all the great writers every time that they looked at you littering the shelves at book stores. I have to say I totally agree, how about you? Do you feel bad for them as well as you are sitting next to them? How about when you are chosen off the shelf and they sit to collect dust? You have to feel a bit of regret right?

You are trying to do a good thing, I know that. Your main goal in life is to help poor high school and college students who would rather stay up all night partying than dive into a good book. So, I do apologize  because I know your intentions as good. What you don't realize though is that you really are just  harming them. You are making it way too easy on them! I know that if they were forced to actually read a novel they would appreciate it and kick themselves for ever going towards you as the easy option.

So, Cliff Notes, do us all a favor and step down. Books have you beat by leaps and bounds, you know it and we all know it. Just admit it and go on with your life, which really would be much more fulfilling as whatever you will be recycled into anyways. Just think of the possibilities.....maybe you will be made into a real book! I hope so, I know you would be much happier :)

All us book lovers!

Awesome!!! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My dream house!

This house is absolutely amazing! Its right along Alki, which I have mentioned before as one of the greatest places in the Seattle area. Its off the main road a bit though which is nice, but they build a high room so they can still see the beautiful Alki view!

And the back yard is like a private spa/secret garden/oasis AND it has a specific dog area.

Plus, its just wonderfully quirky, just look at all the character it has!
The "studio" is even amazing, I would be happy as a clam with just that part!

Oh, and in case you didn't notice, its freakin' purple!! I love love love it! :)

Now if I only had a million dollars laying around.....

Friday, April 2, 2010

New music!

Ok, I just discovered, Kina Grannis and she rocks!!! ~ a big thank you to Newbo for sharing a video :)

Plus, I just love this song, I think the line "lipstick stain on the front lobe of my left side brain" is just brilliantly adorable :) Great cover! Look her up on Youtube, she has a bunch of great covers.

How freakin' cute is she?! Oh and the name of her album is "Stairwells" because she is shy and wrote her music in the secluded stairwells at college...adorable!!!!

Oh and here is an original...