From the monthly archives:

January 2009

I should have listened to my neighbor/gardener extrodinaire when he told me don’t bother planting cauliflower, cabbage or broccoli because they’ll be ingested by bugs.(See all that gray stuff on my cauliflower? It’s bugs.)

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Date to Disneyland

by This is Carrie on January 31, 2009

Best parts of the night (in no particular order):-Not having to carry a diaper bag around or any type of bag for that matter.-Six hours of uninterrupted conversation with the person I love talking to most.-Eating my two favorite Disneyland foods–corn dog and BBQ bacon wrapped asparagus.-Scoring more points at Buzz Lightyear than DH. …

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Breaking CPSIA News

by This is Carrie on January 31, 2009

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain ProductsWe were heard. It’s a nice feeling. Now there is time for lawmakers and makers of children’s products to work together to figure out a law that actually makes sense.

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Another Totally Awesome Internet Toy

by This is Carrie on January 30, 2009

Poladroid.From the sound, to the way the file slowly “develops”, to the finished product, this program is worth the download.

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But I can’t think of any other way to describe my FAVORITE snack — Fried Cheerios.1. Melt butter in a frypan (about 1 T per cup of cheerios)2. Add Cheerios and saute until golden brown3. Add salt to taste.Don’t knock it ’til you try it.

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A New Identity, Twitter and the CPSIA

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2009

knitted Twitter Bird by Pixie Little1. Just so you don’t get confused, I am now “This is Carrie”. “TftCarrie” is no longer.2. You can now follow me on Twitter (@thisiscarrie).3. Wondering what good is Twitter? Well this morning all the buzz is about the CPSIA and I found this great article …

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Tri Training: Swim Date

by This is Carrie on January 27, 2009

As of late, our Date Night of choice has been swimming laps at the gym with a little bit of healthy competition thrown in just to make it fun.

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I Hate the Dentist

by This is Carrie on January 26, 2009

And when I say hate, I mean bad nightmares and uncontrollable crying that can only be controlled by anti-crazy drugs and a hired anisthesiologist. Seriously, my last trip to the dentist was NOT pretty.But this new dentist has me thinking the tides could turn. With his good looks and suave personality he’s somehow got …

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Tri Training: Spinning vs. Mountain Biking

by This is Carrie on January 23, 2009

Conquering an imaginary yet torturous climb in spin class is not nearly as satisfying as conquering a real climb on a mountain bike.

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Elephant Seals as Far as the Eye Can See

by This is Carrie on January 22, 2009

Our hosts for the weekend treated us to an amazing sight. It might look like a beach full of rocks, but in reality they are thousands of Elephant Seal mamas and babys.

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