Sunday, July 30, 2006

A first

Today began with taking the Dailey's family portrait on the beach...they're all kind of squinting so I want to do it over on a Lifeguard stand. Then Abby, Megan, Deniene and I celebrated Nener's 33 birthday with Johnny Appleseed sandwiches at Java Beach. They're amazing with turkey, brie, green apples, and pesto on whole wheat. I could basically live on them.

Then it was pool time where I made the boys do a photo shoot for me. Here's Brandon and Luke doing there thing.

It was pretty funny with me floating on a raft with my camera under the diving board...but I like the way they turned out.
Then we headed to the pond and went wakeboarding and tubing, where I stood up wakeboarding for the very first time with my ridiculously patient friends. We also had tube wrestling gloriousness.

Followed by Ethos, our night church, where none other than Matt King showed up. We talked about a sweet passage in Acts 10. Go check it out. And ending the night with Ritas.
I'm exhauuuusted, but I love days off!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Don't ship to Italy

I'm selling this Paul Frank Flamingo purse on Ebay, and received an inquiry from a person from Italy about shipping, because they wanted the bag. I looked into it, and more suprising than the cost to ship things was the articles you are not allowed to ship to Italy. The list of prohibitted items includes:
Albums of any kind (of photographs, postcards, postage stamps, etc.).

Artificial flowers and fruits and accessories for them.

Bells and other musical instruments and parts thereof.

Cartridge caps; cartridges.

Clocks and supplies for clocks.

Coral mounted in any way.

Ether and chloroform.

Exposed photographic and cinematographic films.

Footwear of any kind.

Haberdashery and sewn articles of any kind, including trimmings and lace; handkerchiefs; scarves; shawls, needlework including stockings and gloves; bonnets, caps, and hats of any kind.

Hair and articles made of hair.

Human remains.

Leather goods.

Live bees, leeches, and silkworms.

Nutmeg, vanilla; sea salt, rock salt; saffron.

Parasites and predators of harmful insects.

Perfumery goods of all kinds (except soap).

Playing cards of any kind.

Radioactive materials.

Ribbons for typewriters.

Roasted or ground coffee and its substitutes; roasted chicory.

Saccharine and all products containing saccharine.

Salted, smoked or otherwise prepared meats; fats; and lard.

Toys not made wholly of wood.

Treated skins and furs.

And if you don't believe me here is the official US postal service website explaining everything.

Remember no Haberdashery.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I'm pretty sure I need this.

It's a remote controlled plane that comes with a mini digital camera so that you can take arial photographs.
more info

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Summer Fun

Today started off with a rousing game of tennis with Deniene. Balls flying everywhere and us running around like maniacs. It was glorious. Hopefully playing with her will improve my game. We've decided sports like that are good for your careers since you can make quality business contacts. Maybe next time I'll rock a tennis skirt and polo...maybe not.

Abizaks has been sweet, too bad my coworker heather's leaving me for the weekend.
We just unpacked a boatload of cutting boards, so if you're in dyer need of a bamboo tuna cutting board we've got you covered.

I got a myspace message from my friend Virginia telling (not asking) me that I'm taking pictures for her at the state fair tomorrow since she works for our local newspaper the Cape Gazette. That's fine with me since we get to ride everything for freeeeee and hang out with some elephants and the smallest woman in the world. Tomorrow should definitely be interesting.

My mom also had this brilliant idea to marinate chicken cutlets in hot wing sauce so they taste like hot wings but without the mess and fatty fried deliciousness. She is brilliant.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Other people's photos from the trip since I can't find my camera cable :o(

in line for Wimbledon

tree climbing on the fourth

VC gang symbol

Tower Bridge

Banksy Graffiti

Stone Henge

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Back at home

It's nice to be at home and unpacked. Last night Megan, Adam, Brandon, Scott, Jacob and I went tubing/wakeboarding on the bay before Bible study. It was absolutely gorgeous and one of those times where you're convinced God wants to bless us out of control.

My grandfather and I had some quality bonding time fixing up my uncles old road bike so that I can attempt to train for the bike to the bay. We put on new tubes and tires and I was super proud until on my 2nd time out I apparently broke the nozzle and got a flat tire. Sad day. It's pretty cool though...and pink.

Today starts my day back at Abizaks the cool contemporary furniture store I am working at during the Summer.

Back to work.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

time to start packing

More fun stuff

4th of July was super fun with a BBQ in hyde park, some quality soccer and tree climbing festivities.

Feeding the birds at St. Paul's cathedral a la Mary Poppins singing "feed the birds tuppence a bag"

Walking across Abbey Road and snapping photos with the other tourists.

Going to see some woman designer who does everything, and decided to make a gallery in her kitchen and now it's world renowned called "her house". She also designs museum exhibits, plates, packaging etc and has an awesome space that used to be a bar in Brixton.

Going for tea at the Muffin Man (sadly not on Drury Lane).

And spending about 6 hours in this crazy department store called sufferages eating tofu at this place called yo sushi where all the food is on a conveyorbelt while you sit at a bar like area and pick up the dishes you wish to eat.

1 more full day here...I'm kind of ready to go home and make my own fun stuff, and to stop spending money.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Centre Court

So you probably saw me on TV yesterday since I know you're all such avid tennis watchers. 11 of us queed up for Wimbledon on Sunday and camped out on the sidewalk for 24 hours under tarps to get the sickest seats for Wimbledon ever. We met some fun British people, played lots of Uno, some football with some old drunk men who taught us the British national anthem, ate gross pizza, were filmed by Fox News singing our national anthem...and then were in the 3rd row in the corner of the court watching Federer, Murray, and Baghdatis play some ridiculous tennis. Murray is Scottish, 19, and beat Andre Agassi. It was cool watching him play and then watching Federer because Murray has a foul mouth and was a total punk, while Federer knows that he's amazing and has nothing to prove and was a great sport. We ate some strawberries and cream, and called it an awesome day.

Saturday we went to Brighton beach which is an hour train ride from the city and it was awesome to swim in the ocean. I flipping miss the beach. They have pebbles instead of sand which was interesting, but other than that it was just like home.

Drinking tea in the park has been another highlight of my trip. Greg, Adam and I went on a journey through hyde park and saw the Peter pan statue and Princess Di Memorial, fed swans a "prawn and rocket sandwich" with some little kid and had tea and scones by the water. It was adorable especially considering the guys that I was with are not tea and scones kind of guys...absolutely classic.