Text 28 May 2 notes Dallas Comic Con 2014

Dallas Comic Con 2014

The weekend before last, Jon and I took a mini road trip to Texas for Dallas Comic Con. My brother-in-law invited us a couple months ago and scored passes for us, so we couldn’t resist. The drive is a longish one…eight hours to Burleson, where we stayed with family, and then another hour to Dallas for the con. It was well worth it!

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We made sure to get there early to try to avoid long lines. We…

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Text 27 May Quiet on the Homefront

Quiet on the Homefront

Things haven’t actually been quiet, but I’ve had a tough time getting my butt in gear to do any blog posts. I got a bit overwhelmed with projects and volunteer opportunities, so I sort of shut down while my brain incorporated all the new things and took a break from blogging and creative ventures.

However, the plan is to get back into the groove over the next few days. I’ve been asked to…

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Photo 24 May 1 note There was no zoom or crop on this picture. That goose was all up in our business. #zoo

There was no zoom or crop on this picture. That goose was all up in our business. #zoo

Photo 12 May Sometimes you just need a beer!

Sometimes you just need a beer!

Text 29 Apr CITO Geocaching Event and Walking Club

Latest blog: CITO Geocaching Event and Walking Club #CITO #walking #EarthDay #active

In honor of Earth Day, Groundspeak and the geocaching community held a CITO weekend this past weekend. CITO stands for “Cache In, Trash Out,” and it’s a movement to encourage geocachers to help clean up the environment while we’re out searching for caches. Jon and I aren’t as good about CITO as we should be, but it’s something I’m aiming to improve on this year.

Souvenirs!

Souvenirs!

Anyone who participated…

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Photo 27 Apr Getting ready for Joseph.

Getting ready for Joseph.

Text 25 Apr Rotisserie Chicken and Parmesan Bake

Rotisserie Chicken and Parmesan Bake

Rotisserie chicken is one of the tastiest things ever, and I’d heard that it’s great for recipes. I decided to see if it lived up to the hype this past week. During our regular shopping trip, we stopped at Dillon’s and picked up a chicken for about five dollars, and I was the lucky one who pulled as much as I could off the bone. I’m okay with it…it beats touching raw chicken.

The rotisserie…

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Text 24 Apr Trying out the Graze Box

Trying out the Graze Box

This seems like a fitting topic for today because I’ve been hit with a case of hardy core munchies. Not sure if it’s the increased activity the past couple days, the weather, or a mix of other factors that’s making me want to chow down, but I’m in serious “eat all the things” mode.

I’m usually able to keep my snacking in check, though it’s easier when I have portion-controlled things. Enter the G…

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Text 21 Apr Coursera, Code Academy, and Why I Love MOOCs

Coursera, Code Academy, and Why I Love MOOCs

I’m two weeks from finishing my third Coursera course. Even though it’s meant extra time management, I’ve had a lot of fun. This most recent course, Music’s Big Bang: The Genesis of Rock ‘n’ Roll, has turned me on to a lot of music and taught me some interesting history. I found out that I’m not a fan of old, guttural blues, but Fats Domino is pleasing to my ear. I know why Chess and Sun records…

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Text 19 Apr Royal Bunny Tracs 5K

Royal Bunny Tracs 5K

Today we walked the Royal Bunny Tracs 5k. This was our third 5k, but the last one we walked was about four years ago.  Considering how far I’ve come with walking in the past year, this was an exciting milestone for me.

This was a local event put on by Manhattan Running Company and the Kiwanis to raise money for foster kids to go to summer camps and participate in school year mentoring…

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