Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Schoharie County, Part 2

After departing from the Carrot Barn, we decided to take advantage of the beautiful Saturday weather (pre-heat wave) and hit up a couple of the places mentioned here.

Next stop: The Old Stone Fort

I'm a big history dork, and admission was only $5, so this was a no-brainer. I was mostly interested in the old one-room schoolhouse, circa 1863. Visions of Ichabod Crane danced in my head.

From there we headed to the Blenheim Bridge - the longest single span wooden bridge in the world. (Again, I have a thing for covered bridges).

Previously: Schoharie County, Part 1

Monday, August 30, 2010

hair i'm wanting right now

deep down i just want to look like julia roberts as tinkerbell.

i think that first photo comes pretty close.

the trouble with hair is - it takes time to grow.
i couldn't hope to have hair with any actual length before thanksgiving.

those last two pictures remind me that i need to watch again - or buy - this movie.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

just spent way too much time tonight scrolling through various blogs.
i'm such a time-waster!
step away from the computer...


Not Cool

Why is it hot again?
Didn't the weather get the memo?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gearing Up (Schoharie Valley, Part 1)

I know some people may not want to hear this, but I'm officially declaring it Fall. Don't blame me -- it's in the air (and, well, school is back in session). I am so ready. Ok, maybe not totally ready -- you won't see me lugging home any pumpkins just yet -- but I did take a drive out Schoharie way this weekend to swing by one of my favorite fall destinations: The Carrot Barn.

How did I go so long without even knowing this place was here!? [Thanks Amy ;)] I forgot my camera, so the little point & shoot had to do the trick. It was the perfect time to go (no crowds yet), and I can't help thinking that the next time I make the trip the mums will be all reds, yellows, oranges and purples, and the leaves on the trees will be coloring the mountainside. I love fall. I wait all year for it to come back around. And I try to squeeze as much out of it as I possibly can. Let the season begin!

What are some of your favorite, must-do fall activities?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Horror Movie Love

You may or may not know that I....love horror films. I love them all the time, but there is a special place in my heart for scary movies watched during the cooler, darker, autumn months. I usually go on a major slasher binge during the weeks leading up to Halloween, but for some reason I've felt the urge earlier this year, and my own personal film fest has been well underway since early August. (Have I suffered a few sleepless nights lately? Maybe). Over the next month or two I thought it'd be fun to feature a few of my favorites - as a little ongoing theme of sorts.

I guess I'll start by getting the most obvious one out of the way...

As classic as they come. John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) is credited with taking the slasher genre in a whole new direction, although many elements seen in the movie can also be found in earlier films. I guess this one just has it all.

This was my Halloween costume a couple years ago. Creepy, I know. I learned the hard way that scaring trick-or-treaters causes them to simply run past your house, not stopping for candy or anything else. Wussies.

I'd love to hear some of your favorites -- suggest away!

Read On

Gotten any good reading in this summer? I just finished this book for my book club. How about you? What have you been reading lately?

photo from the sartorialist

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet Cat Eyes

Oh, I heart, heart, heart these little frames so much! I always get so frustrated at the fact that I can't have just any frames I like...I am oh so blind-as-a-bat and require a prescription that causes my glasses to have thick, thick lenses. Boo! Will there be some laser eye surgery in my future? (Kinda skeptical about that...)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday morning

This weather is heaven.

That's all.



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