Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Eva was an expert goop extractor.
Halloween in Dayton is not normal. People decorate for halloween more than they do Christmas. They create seriously morbid porch displays. Our neighbor pulls out the megaphone for 2 hours and makes ghost noises constantly on trick or treat night. Danny's comment tonight was " The thing I hate about halloween is all the alcohol." I was like "Alcohol?"
He said "Yeah I smelled alcohol on a bunch of people while we were out."
I said "Okay ANY HOLIDAY in Dayton, and probably most places in the world revolve around alcohol. Why not halloween too? Heck why not just pour the kids a shot of whiskey instead of a reese cup?"
It is true though that alcohol is front and center in any holiday in dayton.
July 4th..lets stagger around with a brown paper bag with a bottle in it and scare people until they call the police.
halloween..Let's drink beer and then smash the bottles on the sidewalk.
Thanksgiving... Lets drink because we are annoyed we have to see our relatives ect.
St Pattys..Green beer:NO COMMENT.
Tonight we honored whatever halloween is about by making our customary trick or treat candy rounds. Addie was really excited. The problem was the freaky decor started troubling her and she refused to go up to certain doors. There are also very few kids in our neighborhood so we always come back with LOADS of candy because they give her like 10 pieces at every single house.
We got home and sorted all the candy and threw away anything that might pull out any expensive Dental metals (forget the ones in the suspicious packaging that looks like someone injected a drug into it) and threw away those Chic peanut butter whatever the heck they are.
Then we let Eva swim in the candy on a blanket and that was funny. Then she tried to eat the candy in the plastic. So I end another October.
I would tell you all about all the other stuff that's going on but it's too much and anyone who reads this probably already knows :) Love YA
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Danny was a door to door salesmen for all of May-June until he couldn't take it anymore and quit.
We house hunted insanely and put our house on THE MARKET which meant we had to do some much needed maintenance.
We attended 3 weddings for some close friends. Addie was the flower girl in Danny's friends wedding and I was a bridesmaid in my best friend (Amy) from high school's wedding.
We went swimming,at the pool and at Danny's dads.
We went to a family reunion (can you say braunschweiger?)
We had numerous family birthdays, get-togethers, and such.
We did the Zoo and the Darke County Fair. Woweee. Now here are some pics from our Summer of doing NOTHING!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Last night I had an immediate need for a frozen slushie thingy. I was driving home at about 9:45 p.m. and I went through the drive through of Burger King which I really should not even have considered considering how irritating all their commercials are lately. Anyways I knew they had slushies so I get to the window and I see a picture of a glorious purple slushie emblazoned on their billboard. Oooh. That's it. But underneath the picture it had about twelve different slushie descriptions none of which I recognized. I was like...oh crud. Then the lady says..."Can I take your order?" I totally freeze. I can't even remember what those slushie things are called. Is it a slush puppie? An icee, a freeze? I'm panicked. Suddenly I feel inspired. "I would like a slushie" uhoh what is the flavor of that purple one.....I pause then continue "that is purple." The lady seems slightly troubled but tells me to come to the first window to pay. She hands me the purple slushie and all is well. I will add it was very yummy.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I live in Dayton Ohio. I'm married with 2 little girls. My husband is a teacher and I teach piano on occasion. We have ended up in Dayton for way too long and are trying to sell our house. Dayton is our ninevah. We came here innocently enough, 2 innocent babes from rural farmland Ohio. I convinced him to rent an apt. on the East side telling my husband that it was so cheap we would be able to save loads of money. So of course we were inducted into the life of luxury. I'll just say...A. roaches B. the rent a center truck bringeth the truck taketh away (not to us i'll add)C. people who love eachother tend to beat eachother (no not us)
We didn't give up on this town though. Ahh the Gem City. Okay who thought up the Gem City for Dayton?? I want them to explain themselves please. We just couldn't seem to escape. We moved to another duplex and then bought our first house in Dayton.
We have gone to Church downtown in a tiny little office building converted into a church. I want to leave, I want a neighborhood where there isn't stolen vehicles being parked in front of your house. I want a place where people don't drive through one side of your brand new white picket fence and out the other side. Where people get into domestic disputes on your front porch and dudes try to lift your windows at night. The cop at our neighborhood watch meeting told us to shoot anything that moves. ooooh Dayton. So now I'm goin' Bloggin'. Steph (goin' cloggin').