Jun 20, 2011


Our hideous, yet mesmerizing landmark FPL towers have been demolished.
My sisters and I went out on my sister's boat, the Hakuna Matata to watch the explosion from the waters of the intercoastal. The boat left dock at 8 am and it was already blistering hot.
Loads of people had come out for the event and tents lined up on Peanut Island behind us from beach-goers who camped out overnight.
At 8:30 the blast went off and sent shock waves through the water. I was surprised the towers fell to the left, as I had assumed they'd implode and fall straight down. In just nine seconds the towers, two boilers and a water tower were completely collapsed and a huge cloud of smoke burst out and to the north.
Once the smoke cleared the boats began to scatter and we made our way back to dock. I've never watched a demolition before so I found the whole thing pretty thrilling.
The view is sure different now.

Jun 14, 2011

Too many creepy frogs on the front porch...

Jun 13, 2011

A few nights ago I was chillin outside playing on my laptop when I hear a rustling in the tall grass. I resume my internet browsing, assuming it's just another large toad, when suddenly this HUGE mouse comes running from the yard up the grass right next to me on the porch! I was startled but it appeared that the rodent was more so. After a few seconds of staring each other down, he ran around the porch into my tomato plant to the right of me.
Crisis averted.
Or so I thought.
A few minutes later he comes full speed out of the tomato bush, smashes head first into my soda can, regains his composure and bolts across the porch to the thick bushes on the other side.
... And then I noticed my aunt's big black cat quietly emerge from behind the tomato...

Jun 12, 2011

My lil Buddy

Some kid must have left their tiny stormtrooper behind at the restaurant. My older sister texted me this first picture of him last weekend and he's since been occupying the host stand at work.
I made him some lightsabers out of toothpicks on Friday and carried him around in my apron.
Finally, on Saturday, I just brought him home to enjoy his new position as my garden security.

May 31, 2011

Teeny-tiny cane toads are everywhere lately!

May 16, 2011


My new favorite thing - The Katamari Hack!
It lets you use your mouse to control a little katamari ball to scoop up text and pictures from whatever webpage you're on. I love it!
Here's the ball when it's little and just collecting words:
And the ball when it's bigger and can grab larger pictures and objects:

May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

My little sister and I took my mom out for dinner Sunday night to the restaurant of her choice: Sal's Italian Ristorante. It's a local pizza / italian cuisine restaurant and I love their pizza, AND I had a coupon, so the evening started off great. We arrived to the cozy little Abacoa location to find it pleasantly uncrowded.
My mom and little sister ordered baked ziti pasta and I, of course, had a personal pizza.
The waitress, however, seemed to abandon us throughout most of the meal. I think we saw her when she took our orders and then again when we got our check.
And the family in the booth behind us were having a rather heated discussion about politics to which my mother took to loudly stating her own opinions, much to my chagrin. I told her if she didn't behave herself she wouldn't be getting ice cream when we left. She kicked me under the table.After our meal we drove across the street to a little yogurt & ice cream shop and indulged in some heavenly dessert. All in all, a fabulous Mother's Day spent with my most amazing mom!
(mom and lil sis)

LinkFrom the Top 25 Ranked Freshwater Aquariums in the World: these gorgeous aquatic masterpieces have me mesmerized:

See more HERE

Apr 19, 2011

Plant Life

My garden has been exploding thanks to not only our severe heat wave, but the rash of small thunderstorms that blew through in the past week. I'm trying some new additions, like potatoes and blueberries and trying failed attempts again (cucumbers, strawberries).
The cucumbers are so far progressing exactly the same. The plants become large and bushy, even small fruit appear:

But then the plant leaves yellow, some holes are noticeable, and eventually the plant withers and dies. I'm trying to avoid the withering and death part this time around but here's a picture of the middle sprout:
My strawberries, however, seem to be growing strong! This plant even has a half dozen flowers already:
And my scotch bonnet pepper seeds I harvested from Karen's crop have been slowly maturing. I'm certain they should be taller by now though.The potatoes are growing fabulously, as well as my cabbage and lettuce. The blueberry bush is still young; I think it might be awhile before I see any real growth.

Mar 29, 2011

Our handmade leather Marina Sandals are in a FAB new treasury by TooCute11:
A Weekend At The Beach HouseAnd check out these delicious looking chocolate dipped sea salt toffee shards by SugarMouthCandy: I'm drooling!