Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow long

Watching. Waiting for the snow to melt.

Someday, Penny. Someday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Australia -- Things We Saw

Our one week stay in Australia was impossibly short by European standards, but we made the most of our time by seeing, doing and eating as much as we could. After our delayed start, we spent 3.5 days in Sydney and 2.5 in Cairns (the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef).

Here are pics of some of the things we saw. Pictures of things we did and ate to come!

So sleepy koala.

Sydney Opera house from up high!

Hello, Australia.

Darling Harbour when the sun goes down.

Nighttime in tropical Cairns.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

How to get to Sydney

My brother, sister-in-law and I just got back from a little trip to Australia (woot!). In the words of the Aussies, it was brilliant! In the words of the Irish, it was grand! In my own words, it was awesome! More on all that later. First things first, we took the long way to Sydney.

Map key
Dotted lines: Flights we were booked on, but did not take.
Solid lines: Flights we actually took.
 **Click on the picture to see it bigger**
Total trip time: Approximately 48 hours. In other words, way too long.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Penny Peeking

Some of the most interesting stuff around the house always seems to be just out of Penny's reach.

Just...a little bit...further...

BAM! Penny Fridays!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Here's looking at you, Holly

Last month Dave and I watched two old movie classics: Casablanca and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

The beginning of Casablanca had me a little confused as I tried to keep up with all the unfolding details, but by the end, I was very pleased with the story. And it was kinda cool watching all its famous quotes in their original context.

Breakfast at Tiffany's, however, not so pleased. Holly Golightly is not my homegirl. I will not be dressing up as her for Halloween.

I don't care if we both do have dark brown hair, you won't catch me prancing around as Holly G.! (Photos)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Penny's Paw's Doppelganger

Just when you thought only your Facebook friends had celebrity doppelgangers, I give you Penny's paw and one Ludwig van Beethoven.

Dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

This has been another installment of Penny Fridays.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Avatar, at last

If there is a hot pop culture book/movie/tv show/etc., you can count on me to catch it just as the hype is on its very last legs, if not dead already. Such is the case with Avatar. After a month of planning and canceling and rescheduling, Dave and I finally caught it on Saturday.

The scenery in the make-believe world was fantastic (as expected) and the story kept my attention for the full 2 hours and 42 minutes. And I walked away wishing I could do/see/experience a couple things on Pandora for myself...and I may or may not have tried to convince Dave to play along with me.

Pandora -- the planet. Not to be confused with the box or the free music streaming site.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Here's Penny

Here's some more Penny for you as I continue to ponder how exactly I'd like to repurpose my blog. Perhaps I should introduce Penny Fridays to keep the cuteness coming weekly. heh heh.

Nothing to see here. Just settling in for a little nap. What? Don't you still sleep with a teddy bear?