Monday, May 19, 2008 

The King Caugheys

(when i showed this to the kids they asked me "why is she holding asparagus?" -- i spent five minutes trying to explain candid shots by lay camerafolk before giving up)


it was so worth it

those of you who know me well are aware that i have a penchant for falling down. i broke my clavicle once just by running in flip flops.

thus, it is no small achievement that i managed to walk in these for a good hour or so. 

on gravel and uneven rock.

yes. those are actually my feet in those gorgeous, expensive machines of torture.

Saturday, May 17, 2008 

it's official

canadians kick ass.

there are currently a couple of them in the kitchen right now trying to figure out measurement conversions and ridiculing fahrenheit as a method of measuring temperature. i think i can declare victory, as they just had to holler out "shan, does 'lb' mean pound"??

i think their aunt jamima waffles are going to turn out just fine.

update: emanuelle just added cumin by accident (she thought it was allspice). looks like we're having indian waffles this morning. 

Friday, May 16, 2008 

i should be sleeping in, but my internal clock decided that 5:30AM would be a good time to wake up. i'm sitting on the king-caughey couch reading the news and such as a slew of canadians actually enjoy their slumber upstairs.

i need coffee.

justin's coffeemaker is too complicated even for my technical prowess.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 

on sunday and what's going on in general

i made cobbler out of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. a little flour, sugar, a dash of this and that, and we had a glorious dessert for mother's day.

not much else to report: working hard this week (do not laugh. attempting to convince a 12-year-old who does not want to take a shower that he must take a shower is not easy work.) and preparing for the festivities this weekend. the caugheys, friends, and kings are descending upon austin to celebrate the love of my oldest friend/cousin and one kickass canadian.

if i manage not to fall down in the silver sandal heels that accompany my lavender bridesmaid's dress my sister owes me a dr. pepper.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 

monopoly and the creeping metaphysic

whenever i play monopoly when there is a full moon, my fellow players and i roll doubles. a lot.

this has occurred with multiple sets of dice on a multitude of occasions.

last night was no exception. during my ten-minute-break with the 12-year-old i quite literally rolled nothing but doubles. this meant, of course, that i kept going to jail and getting out of jail.

seriously. doubles solamente. i felt like i was in an episode of the twilight zone, except it was in color and i was sitting on sky blue shag carpet in the villa's playroom. and there was no voiceover.