Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Five: Decisions, Decisions

Songbird posts this week's Friday Five. She has been thinking about how we make decisions. She writes: Let's keep it simple and go with five word pairs. Tell us which word in the pair appeals to you most, and after you've done all five, give us the reason why for one of them.

Before I start, I just want to interject that I'll bet RevSS would not play a 'forced choice' game. She would answer "They are all ANDS".

1) Cake or Pie
This it tough, but I'm going to go with pie.

2) Train or Airplane
Train, and we need more of it!

3) Mac or PC
PC but only because I don't own a Mac so I can't make a truly informed decision here.

4) Univocal or Equivocal
Equivocal -- life just is.

5) Peter or Paul

And the reason for one of the above...
I like the train because you can walk around, go to the dining car, plug in your laptop, and watch the scenery.

cartoon from here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

if you build it, they will come

Christina put together this cute little bird house (which I think was a present from Doug), filled it with seed, and placed it on the railing of their balcony deck.

picture by David

Sunday, July 11, 2010

holy toledo!

Two weekends ago we went to the Winlock Egg Day Festival. Today we had the distinct pleasure of attending Toledo Cheese Days. (Yes, there is a definite food theme here.)

Sadly we missed out on the free cheese sandwiches at the Toledo Presbyterian Church, but we made up for it by having a different dairy product... ice cream.

My mom had a hot fudge sundae:

Mike had an ice cream cone:

And I went for the chocolate shake:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

fourth of july flea market

Part of Longview's yearly 4th of July celebration is a flea market with lots of vendors lining the lake. I enjoy poking around but don't usually buy too much (although historically I have had a bit of a weakness for bags/luggage -- go figure). Anyway, this year I found a "Cat Sitter" DVD for $3.00. The maker of the DVD basically just lined up small animals (gerbils, birds, fish, etc.), turned the video camera on, and let it roll. I thought Soots and Mr. Tumnus (who is here visiting) would probably enjoy watching it for a few minutes, but they went absolutely NUTS for it! Here is one shot of Soots:

Best $3.00 spent ever. Although if Soots ends up shredding our tv screen, it will be the worst $3.00 spent ever.

(picture taken by Christina)