Friday, July 30, 2010

Now This...Is Just AWESOME

There just aren't words for how much I love this.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Truth

This would be why I don't get much reading done in the evenings...


While making dinner this evening I opened one of the lower cabinets for a pot. After setting said pot on the stove I went to close the cabinet door and heard a very familiar meow.

"If I fits in it, I sits in it."

A Cozy New Hiding Place

Under my nightstand.

Because I know the only reason you actually read my blog... to see pictures of my cat.


Bravo on an excellent season, 11.
I'm already looking forward to next year.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It Came From Real Life

"Yeah, I don't really do the 'damsel in distress' thing...I'm more of an 'epic quest' kinda girl.

OH! You don't happen to be in possession of a seemingly insignificant object inexplicably imbibed with mystical properties which needs to be transported over an obscenely vast distance by a troupe of ragged pedestrians so that it can be destroyed in a fantastically complicated and overly dramatic way, do you?


Well...maybe next time then."

- HistoryDiva

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010


...did anybody else notice that Blissfully Unaware just hit 600 posts?
Actually...this would be number 601...

I just want to set the world my car on fire

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Today's update is brought to you by...TiaDiva

Some days are generally so unfun, that you are glad when your day is interrupted with "There's a car on fire in the back parking lot. Should we evacuate?"

Naturally, instead of doing the sensible thing, we all immediately proceeded to crowd around the back windows to ooh and ahh over our newly found potentially explosive bonfire. I, being a child of today's generation, took my cameraphone and started snapping pictures.

(No, this is not my car.)

So, apparently the story is that the unfortunate young gentleman was driving through town when his car began to overheat. So he pulled over in the first place he could find - an empty spot in our parking lot.

Coworker: "Why didn't he just park along the street?"
Me: "I don't know about you, but if my car is overheating, the last thing I want to worry about is parallel parking it."

One of our coworkers was on her way back from lunch and pointed out to the unfortunate young gentleman that his car was starting to smoke. He lifted up the hood to keep the smoke from building out, and BAM! Flames. Said coworker proceeded to call the fire department, who, being a block and a half away, arrived promptly. One of our male coworkers graciously offered to move the cars of the coworkers parked around the auto inferno, which is why some of these shots have cars and some don't.

It took some effort, but the strapping young lads of Gainesville Fire Station #4 got the fire out with no explosions.

This is not HistoryDiva's mom's car, either.

With the engine thoroughly flooded with fire extinguisher foam and water (which is apparently bad for cars as the two coworkers parked next to him had to go take their cars to the car wash up the road) the unfortunate young gentleman was comforted by the initial coworker before calling for a tow truck...and a ride.

It sucks to be him.

- TiaDiva

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


There are so many reasons that I love this picture...
...but mostly it's because a former roommate of mine is in a box!

(Pic lovingly swiped from Notes from the Newlyweds)

For the H.O.P.S.F.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Day Tripper

Today the TiaDiva and I headed north, to the tourist trap/mountain town of Helen, Georgia. This highly stylized Bavarian village is over flowing with food, music, useless knick-knacks, and over priced bottles of water. HOWEVER, there are also lovely mountain views, a peaceful river to watch, and lots of blue sky and fresh air. We wandered, shopped, ate, chatted, and made the occasional snarky comment about passing strangers.

The fountain in the center of downtown.

The obligatory "go stand in front of it" picture.

Some random street scenes.

A street musician, who was actually pretty decent.
We happened to be walking past him as he ad-libbed a line about how no one was listening to him.
So I took his picture.
So there, guitar guy!

This sign totally made me giggle at first.
But then we decided to actually wander into this particular store.
And it was actually kinda awesome.
And the owner hand makes all the toys in the shop! of them had to come home with me.

We wandered down to look at the river.

And spent a few minutes watching the tubers.

And giggled as they got stuck on the rocks.

Tubing is a family friendly activity...

...and that includes...

...the four legged members of the family.

I'm impressed that he stayed in the tube all the way down the river.

It was a wonderful, lazy, relaxing summer day.

And then I decided to get all 'artsy.'

Sunshine on the river

The sunny side of the garden store

A window display

A funky old auto

And the TiaDiva going "for the love of God, GET IN THE CAR!"

A Pretty

Captured by my ever trusty cell phone camera.