Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bailey's Day Out

I realized that, although she has lived here for 4 months now, BK had not "been to town". So we packed the leash, a bottle of water, potty bags (what, TMI?) and the camera and off to Pittsboro we went.

A walking tour from Bailey's perspective...

Rosemary & Thyme Bed & Breakfast
(The Inn keeper was kind enough to give BK a tour. She wanted to get some remodel ideas for our front room. I appreciated the gesture.)

Pittsboro Methodist Church
(Under consideration given the countless potluck dinners they sponsor.)

Pittboro Episcopal
(At the bottom of the list; a little staunch.)

Pittsboro Baptist Church
(At the top of her list. She liked the casualness here.)

The General Store Cafe
(This landmark impressed her. Probably because they had free for all doggie water bowls out front.)

Pittsboro Episcopal Church Cemetery
(I told her she didn't have worry about this. All necessary arrangements were already in place.)

Chatham County Courthouse Circa February 2011
(I wiped a tear from her eye when I told her the story of how our beloved, on the historic registry courthouse burned to a shell.)

Original Homestead
(She put this one on her list of possibilities. She thinks she can sell her current kennel for a profit and move up a few hundred square feet.)
Suntrust Bank
(This is where she wanted to open a savings account in anticipation of said profit mentioned above.)

Straight Up Realty
(We went into this establishment to discuss the possible sale of her current kennel and purchase of the above "dream home".)

Bailey K
(She was over come with excitement when we came upon this...)

Angelina's Kitchen
(She was totally bumbed when she learned Angelina only offered Gyro's and Baklava and not Busy Bonz and Pupparoni Sticks.)
For a new perspective on your town, take your dog for a walk.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Virtual Running Partner

I run alone. I go to the gym alone. I attend my Pilates, Yoga and Zumba classes - you guessed it - ALONE. But I'm okay with it this way. While it's not entirely by choice, I think I'd still go solo even if I had the option of participating in all these events with a buddy. Definitely the running.

I would feel compelled to start/have a conversation and quite frankly, I'm not conditioned enough to do that comfortably. Also, I enjoy this time alone. It affords me time to pay close attention to my surroundings, to nature watch, to plan, to push forward on my own thru that wall I've think of things to write about on my blog :)

So I was surprised at how I welcomed this virtual running buddy (of sorts)...when I finally noticed her just a few paces ahead of me. I made a game of it. I pretended she was the reason I'd come in second if I couldn't pass her. I "chased" her. I tried to keep pace with her. And I stayed right with her for the first half of my run. But when I made a u-turn at mile 5 to make my way back to my starting point, Virtual Buddy was gone! What the...???

Well how 'bout that! Now I held pole position and Virtual Buddy was in position number 2! And when it was all said and done, I beat that winch!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Not Much To Work With

I had to have my boobies squished this morning. I know - it's Saturday! But this place is open every other Saturday of the month! How cool and helpful is that? They make it easy for you to flatten your breasts to the size of flour tortillas! (I went to the satellite location in Chapel Hill, the closest to me).

And because I had to have this done - and I was in the hood - I went here:

Where I treated myself to these!!!!!!!

Honestly, truthfully and legally, we can no longer promote this alcoholic treat as "Two Buck Chuck", as it was originally and affectionately called, because it now retails for $2.99 per bottle.
But despite the price increase, it's still a heck of a bargain! And regardless of what the rules are, it'll always be "Two Buck Chuck" to us loyalists. Oh, and lest I forget, Mom, if you're reading this, I'd like to add a variety case of this kicked up grape juice to my Valentine's Day gift list. Hey, you asked!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are?

I like Fridays. For obvious reasons but also because of "Medium" and this show.

Being famous has its benefits, not the least of which is the check book that comes with it. It can afford you all the sparkle and bling one could ever want but it also brings perks like specialized, one-on-one ancestory research and personal access to places like The Library of Congress.

"" is available to us average folk but you can only go so far before the site is asking for your credit card. In other words, it's gonna cost us to go back much further than a generation or two. As curious and fascinated as I am to learn about my own heritage, I'm not ready to shell out any greenbacks for it...not yet.

If time and money weren't an issue for me, I think I'd dive right into this site, this venture just like Tim McGraw did tonight. I'd go into it with a guarded heart and little expectation in order to protect myself from disappointment.

I guess in the scheme of the big picture what matters most is the here and now, what we're doing with our lives and what contributions we're making to humanity. But wouldn't it be great to know just how we arrived?

I'd also like to know just who exactly is responsible for this rather wide nose of mine.

Thursday, February 10, 2011



And obviously very happy about it, too.

Red has a clean bill of health, thanks to Dr. Sergio. He's as quiet as a mouse; no hiss, no hum, no whirl, not a peep. Evidently, it was his fan parts. They were stuck. And it's hard for a computer to operate with non-functioning fan parts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Latest on "Red"

Test results are in...

It's "relatively minor" and the procedure won't take long at all. It's just the fan - thank you laptop god!

The part's been ordered and we have an appointment with Dr. Sergio next Tuesday.

I've missed Red this week...I have photos to share with him and only him. Oh, I could download them to Desktop Girl but why crawl down there to find the USB port? No, I'll be patient and wait for my friend to recoup.

I'm off to the gift shop to buy a "Get Well Soon" balloon - - he'd like that.