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i joined lj & will be cross-posting some things from dw. (update 9-6-16)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

the (semi) great umbrella search

just a year or so ago my brother & i got cheep $5 umbrellas from wal-mart that are now coming apart. (well, just the stitching over one rib) so we decided to get new ones.

we wanted ones big enough to cover us (the old ones are 36in. which barely covers), folding type (because big stick types are kind of awkward to carry around) & not a crazy color or pattern.

after trying out some in wal-mart, we decided on the totes 42 in. in black (i would've gotten the black/gray alternating panels, but they only had that in the really big 55in.) even tough they're only 6in. bigger than the old ones, we hope it will be good enough to cover us.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

stupid blog things

they're at it again. you can get results but you can't share anything. it can't be called "blog things" if youcan't post it on your blog.

it was OK on aug. 2 (because i took a quiz thing & posted the results) but now it's wonky again.

i don't know if it's going to be the same for my mom & dad's birthday, but their results are the same as for me & my brother. so i'll just copy the cod for those and post them.

Monday, August 06, 2018

betty crocker mug treats

continuing on with the "stuff in a cup" them, we (brother & i) tried 3 of thes in the past couple of weeks.

cinnamon roll--very meh

peanut butter brownie--not good at all

rainbow chip cake--not good. kind of eggy

Thursday, August 02, 2018

what color cake are you? (quiz)

"You Are a Blue Cake"
You love to celebrate, but your favorite parties are chill and low key.
People love to be around you, and you love to be around people. You make others feel like they belong.

You are realistic and practical. You know that there are scenarios in which you can have your cake and eat it too!
You are a sincere, loyal, and supportive friend. Building real and deep relationships matters to you.

Monday, July 30, 2018

more of the duncan hines stuff

carrot cake--too much cinnamon

s'mores cake--very meh

buttermilk pancake--too maple-y

cinnamon french toast--it was just ok

Friday, July 20, 2018

it's hard to believe

....that the month is more than half over.

the year is more than half over.

that we are 18 years into a new century & a new millennium.

Monday, July 16, 2018

brother's birthday 2018

"Your Birthday Predicts You're Independent"
Ever since you were born, you've loved doing your own thing.
You enjoy puzzles and games. Anything that stretches your mind interests you.

You are a quiet person - often lost in your own thoughts. Others find you completely mysterious.
You have so much fun thinking, dreaming, and planing. You hardly have time for friends.