Speaking of cheesy pictures…

And by cheesy, I mean Mac and Cheesy…

Sara and me, Faneuil Hall

I didn’t think anyone needed proof of just how much I love corny photo opportunities, but I thought I’d take this chance to share some of the “biggest” ways I’ve found to raise the cheese factor.  Sometimes in comes in the form of a giant nut, sometimes it looks like Katie’s favorite dinner.  And sometimes, it looks a heck of a lot more comfortable than my desk at the office.

On the greenway

I love running across random stuff like this in my everyday life.  Only the world’s largest hammock (true story) was intentional, the others just happened to be there.  This is what I love about living in a city like Boston.*  You never know when you’re going to run into something awesome that makes your day.

With Phoebe, City Hall

*The beer selection ain’t bad either.

Bonus: check out me and a huge native american statue on my November road trip.  How cool?

Also, ask sometime to see the pictures we took with giant Amish statues on our roadtrip to Hershey one summer.  They were BC (before this computer) but they really are a treasure.  Or something.

Come together… for cheesy pictures

I love being a tourist.  Posing for silly pictures, stopping to read every little historic plaque, eating vaguely exotic food (within my personal limits on strange meat…), and generally soaking in every little cheesy touristy thing wherever I visit.  To me, this silliness is one of the best parts of travel in my twenties (and hopefully beyond!).

That’s why I am in love with this live video feed from Abbey Road. This is where the Beatles shot the cover of their album of the same name back in 1969.  Now, you can watch silly people risk their lives for a good photo op 24/7, all the way from the comfort of your laptop!  While I’m sure the traffic was not a consideration for the Beatles (they were the Beatles, for god’s sake!), this is now a major roadway so people are constantly running into traffic, trying to make cars and trucks slow down with sheer willpower, and gleefully risking their lives for one shot of themselves on that crosswalk.

I’m not going to lie – I want a picture like that one of these days.  Also, one of me at the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Fun fact: crosswalks, called “zebra crossings” in England, are one of the few times the Brits use the letter Z in everyday language.  In general, Z is replaced with Z whenever possible.  Realize = realise, publicize = publicise, etc.  As someone proud of the two Zs in my last name, I am glad that the zebra crossing (pronounced like it rhymes with “Debra”), maintains its Z allegiance.

[Link and photo courtesy of PassiveAggressiveNotes.com, one of my other favorite websites.]

Music Monday: Seize the day

Yes, it’s Monday.  Yes, we all have headaches and hangovers and sunburns.  Yes, we’re far from another weekend.  And yet, let’s try to seize the day, Newsies style.  Arise and seize the day… it’ll make Friday come a whole lot faster!

Bonus: Newsies mashup with Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”

I’m not dead yet

Just insanely busy!  And then WordPress didn’t want to let me post any videos on Monday – blame the establishment (the blogging establishment?) – not me!

Things that have kept me running around like crazy lately:

  • Trying not to melt in the summer heat
  • A week at the lake in Deering, reading and floating on Cuddle Island, our huge new raft aka paradise
  • Volunteering at summer camp for kids with cancer and having the time of my life (though sadly, no Beiber sightings)
  • Playing softball on the banks of the river Charles (dun dun, dun dun dun…)
  • Recovering from playing softball and the bruises that come from this sport
  • Dancing in barns (more on this later)
  • Readjusting our office layout to accommodate new staffers
  • Making travel plans – NYC and DC, here I come!
  • Early awaiting the final Harry Potter movie
While I run through another whirlwind day, I leave you with this – pictures from everyone’s first and last Harry Potter premiere.  Neville is now a dreamboat, Malfoy looks like he wants to sell you a used car, and Ginny is hot.  And none of them knew how to dress at their first premieres, which is just as it should be when you’re ten.
Anyone else going to a midnight show tomorrow?