I [heart] Davids It helps me to say these things aloud, I think.

October 31, 2007

Three Blind(?) Mice

Filed under: Animals — JeniQ @ 9:22 am

Three more overnight. Ally, I’ll have to not set the trap out again until this weekend or we might just get rid of them all before you get here! I can hope, anyway.

Three mice

I took them to the same place to release them.

Second release

October 30, 2007

Mice Update

Filed under: Animals — JeniQ @ 8:57 am

Two Mice 

It turns out, unless you release the mice quite far away from your domicile, they might find their way back! This according to my boss, who is wise in the way of such things. So I started marking the mice with paint to see if I was just re-catching the same mice. I have recaught one, which tells me that I’m not dropping them off quite far enough away from the house.

This morning there were two mice in the bucket, one which had a paint mark. See it on the bottom mouse? Mouse with Paint Marks

So I took them with me on the way to work. It was about a 12 mile drive, though probably half that as the crow flies. I released them into the woods. Run, little dudes, run!
Mouse being released

October 29, 2007

Halfway there!

Filed under: Babies — JeniQ @ 9:16 am

I’m now twenty weeks pregnant, which means I’m halfway there. If that sounds confusing (because 40 weeks = ten months) it’s because pregnancy is counted from the first day of your menstrual cycle, which means that for two of those 40 weeks you are definitely not pregnant. The age of the fetus at birth should be 38 weeks.

It’s typically considered a nine month process because you deliver nine months after you discover you’re pregnant. But according to the doctors, it’s ten months. Add to that the fact that most months aren’t exactly four weeks long. Frankly, I still find it confusing so I stick with weeks rather than months. ūüôā

October 28, 2007

Sushi Sleepover

Filed under: Meals & Food,Tyra — JeniQ @ 10:21 pm

Look at the lovely spread Tyra and I had last night for her sleepover!

Sushi Sleepover

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Filed under: Cristin,David Bowie,Kerri,Movies — JeniQ @ 11:10 am

Science Fiction Double Feature!!

Had a great time at the Rocky Horror with Cristin and Kerri. Lots of crazy insane people out, especially because it was the Friday prior to Halloween. You can see the pictures at Cristin’s photo stream (start here) but here is my favorite.

These two had terrific Hot Fuzz costumes – they nearly won the Costume Contest. I was trying to get them to look like they’d arrested me but they actually seemed uncomfortable with that.
HotFuzz Costumes

And here’s us girls!! Damn we’re cute!
RHPS Girls

There are more great pictures so follow the link above to see all of the action shots from the film, not to mention the boy who looks like David Bowie at 15!!

October 27, 2007

Fun Friday!

Filed under: Cristin,David Bowie,Kerri,Meals & Food — JeniQ @ 2:31 pm

What a fun Friday night I had! Cristin came over after work and we decided it was good enough weather to attempt to recreate the back cover of Ziggy Stardust. It took us over an hour to get ready and we were so dolled up by the time we left the house! We headed up to Brier Creek for the photo shoot as we needed one of those red British telephone boxes. Imagine our dismay when we discovered that the damn doors don’t open! What? Why?!?!? I was so annoyed I was laughing.

Regardless, we looked hot. So we went to Champa for sushi dinner. Yum.

Lady Stardust Cristin

Lady Stardust Jeni

After dinner, we met up with Kerri and went to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show. More on that to come!

October 26, 2007

Project 1: Kitchen Redo

Filed under: Decorating,Household — JeniQ @ 9:01 am

There are two parts to our mini kitchen makeover.¬†One is to tile the backsplash, and the other is to paint the walls. I’m contracting someone to do the tile work but we’re going to paint the walls ourselves. We’re only painting two of the walls.¬†It’s a fairly small project so that’s why I’m calling it a¬†mini-makeover.

Here are the kitchen walls at the beginning of the project.
Kitchen Project - Before Left

 Kitchen Project - Before Right

¬†And here are the color tests I painted last night. One is called Soul Chocolate and the other is Gardener’s Soil – I got them both in Satin finish. Because we haven’t seen the sun for the last three days, it’s impossible to photograph this with any natural light. I’ve had to rely on the light in the kitchen, and even with all the lights turned on, the flash is still going off. So the colors you see aren’t very true.
Kitchen Project: Paint Swatch Left

Kitchen Project: Paint Swatch Right

October 25, 2007

Caught You!

Filed under: Animals — JeniQ @ 10:08 pm

I used Will’s great idea for a humane mousetrap after finding a mouse in our garage recently. They love the bird seed so I put an inch of birdseed at the bottom of a straight-sided bucket and left it out for them, buffet style.

It worked!


This little guy was quite active and very close to jumping over the sides, but couldn’t quite make it. I took the bucket up the street and let him go in a natural area away from the houses. I am so happy with this solution!

Meh. It’s only a Labryinth.

Filed under: Books,Cristin,David Bowie,Movies — JeniQ @ 11:41 am

Labyrinth Manga 1
Currently reading Labryinth manga, courtesy of Cristin.

It’s really lovely. You know how you want to read more Harry Potter, but you don’t want to read fanfic or some lame substitute for the real thing? Well, Labyrinth is sacred ground. You wouldn’t want to see a Labyrinth II so much, would you? OK, if we’re being honest here what you really want to see is if what should have happened did happen, but that’ll never happen so… meh.
My point is that this is really good! It’s a lovely continuation from the perfect point of view and with all the little added touches that long-time fans will want to see. I finished Vol. 1 last night and I’m reading Vol. 2 now. Thanks, Cristin!
Labyrinth Manga 2


Filed under: Uncategorized — JeniQ @ 11:22 am

Last night I stopped at AutoZone to get a replacement headlamp. The Silver Stars I use burn out awfully quickly, but I love the way they look and their brightness. Though now I’m having second thoughts

Anyway, I borrowed some tools from the AutoZone folks because it requires a decent pair of pliers to get the electrical connector off the old bulb before you can switch it out. I have never had such a difficult time prying the socket off the bulb before. And the pliers they gave me were crap so that made the job even more difficult.

Look what I did to the bulb before finally working it free. I am so very lucky I didn’t cause any damage to the shroud or the electrical connector.

When I left, however, I was pleased to see this before I drove away.

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