Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

I want them all.

Some of you may remember that three (eek!) years ago at this time my sweetheart took me to the Chocolate Show in NYC. It was an amazing and overwhelming experience of chocolatey goodness.
This past weekend, my aunt was in Manhattan and my mom went in to have some sister-time with her. They actually took my suggestion and went to the chocolate show as well! Being fellow chocoholics they too enjoyed it thoroughly.

Anyway, one of the brochures that my mom brought home was for a chocolatier in Salem, Massachusetts... so very near my old stomping grounds! Bloomsberry & Co. makes an amazingly fun array of chocolate bars - I could buy a specific one for each person on my Christmas list!

Here are a few of my favorites....

So so funny. When I am next in Massachusetts, I will most definitely be stopping by. :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Miss President and the Presidental Election

Did you go out and vote today? As a President myself, I certainly hope so!

From Misc Fall 2008
My Dad found this quarter on his way to the polls today. I love his little comment!!
From his lips to God's ears, I say - even if it's a quarter at a time! :)

From Misc Fall 2008
Always interesting to go back and vote at my old elementary school. Good times!

From Misc Fall 2008
Props to Starbucks for giving out free coffee today if you voted. Awesome!

From Misc Fall 2008
Gotta love the free coffee! Wooo!

Too bad the line for the free scoop at Ben & Jerry's was so long.
I had to go to rehearsal so I didn't have time to wait. Oh well! :(

Sunday, November 02, 2008

New Shoes for Sheep

As I type this, I am waiting for my dear 'ol Sheep-in-a-Jeep to get some new shoes.

Yesterday, Matt took off my front drivers-side tire in order to take a look at/replace my front brakes. It ends up that they are still in good condition, which is good news (and I have the actual brakes for when that changes) but in the process, he noticed that my tire was in dire need of replacement. VERY dire need. It appears that the evil car dealership probably never rotated my tires in the midst of the thousands of dollars they over-charged me for servicing. (Note: I no longer patronize them, nor do my parents. Or a lot of other people. Don't go there. I go here instead.) The last time I went for servicing, I was warned that new tires were necessary before winter, so it wasn't a huge shock... but the immediacy adds a bit to the stress of the situation. I need new tires... yesterday. All four. A BIG expense. Ugh.

So last night we whipped out the computers and phone and started pricing out tires. The place I went with seems good - with the rebate, I will get one tire free and also a small amount off from the tire company... which is an enormous blessing since the initial bill is almost $700!!!!! AHHHH!

Well, four new shoes for the Jeep or a new pair for me at the same cost.... hmmmm.
I think I'll get more wear out of the tires, unfortunately. Blast responsibility!! ;)