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mid-week round-up


Ladybugs are taking over my apartment! Where have they all come from? Should I catch them and put them out in my garden? Oh, Summer. I hope the rest of your work week flies by and your weekend lasts a lifetime. For the rest of my week, I’m foreseeing more backgammon games, smoothie experiments (I have an idea for how to make a Nutella smoothie. We’ve already conquered the cinnamon roll smoothie. #healthyfoodhacks) (LONG LIVE THE MAGIC BULLET!!!), and a trip to see some black bears. OH, and good luck to all the tiny speech kittens at nationals. Be amazing…so I can be super impressed when I continue my annual summer ritual of tuning in to the live stream of your final rounds. : ) Now for some links…

Coke unveils some new green-scamming tactics.

We iz from da same famlee??

One of these days I’m gonna try this out.

Gorgeous tumblr if you’re feeling scroll happy.

Love these simple, weeknight meals.

Whoops, I’ve seen all the docus on this list. Check ’em out!

Caring creatures.

Is YouTube to blame for the destruction of our last real movie star? (Great article but I’m gonna go ahead and place the blame a little more squarely on Scientology and peripherally on internet journalism/YouTube.)

Check yo’self…before you scientifically wreck yo’self!

A huge standing ovation to Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

And just another reason I need a yard.

Mini Pigs!!!


I frequently daydream about hypothetical pets. Do any of you do this? (I might just be a big weirdo.) I think about having a boxer named Bradley (Brad for short) and a husky named Adelaide–both girls, the former named for a Hey Dude! character, the latter a city in Australia. I think about having a slew of goats who would get in trees and assist me in starting some sort of fun cottage industry. I think about turtles and guinea pigs and baby ducklings. But my number one favorite pet fantasy is that of the mini pig. I’ve been coveting one of these lil swines for nigh on a lifetime it feels like. Which is why, when I saw this family’s story about choosing a pig as a pet, I LOST. MY. DAMN. MIND.






Gah, don’t you just want a little Bacon Bit to call your own? For now, in  my little one bedroom apartment in the urb-burb of Chevy Chase, I shall be content with my one ACTUAL pet–Wink Moonshine Berger. He is all I can handle for now. But some day… *exits stage left to plan pig Halloween costumes and bedazzled carrying crates*