Monday, June 30, 2008

He cannot be stopped!

We decided that the old solution of keeping the ferrets out of the carpeted half of the apartment wasn't going to cut it anymore, so yesterday we went up to Babies 'R' Us and bought a new door with a smooth plastic face that Mr. Pink couldn't possibly climb.

It took him mere minutes to figure out how to make it over. I've tried a couple of different angles, but it's already clear that this is by no means the silver bullet it was originally hailed as.

Notice how he masterfully grabs the stopper on the left as he hoists himself up...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Life Alive

I wanna go back! The food at this place is beyond delicious. Unfortunately, it's also rather pricey (a little under $10 a head before drinks), but it's worth it! Totally fresh ingredients combine to make a generous helping of culinary delight.

This is happening over and over in my mind right now.

Let's go. I'll meet you there for lunch or something (whoever you are). Just say the word.

Disclaimer: Kimberly and I are doing a "raw fast" for two days where we only eat raw food (with the exception of boiled rice yesterday and boiled potatoes tonight), so my desire for good cooked foods might be somewhat inflated (seriously, Wendy's smelled really good when I drove by yesterday afternoon), but my above statements about Life Alive are 100% sincere.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hiking Highlights

We hiked Mt. Mansfield, the tallest mountain in Vermont, this weekend (read about it in Kimberly's blog here). Adding it to my growing number of hiking sets on Flickr prompted me to create a new set, with pictures that highlight some of our many hikes over the years:

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dinosaurs! Golf!

Last Saturday afternoon Kimberly and I decided, spur of the moment, to go check out the mini-golf place down the street on Rt. 4 in Billerica: Jurassic Mini-Golf at Rangeway Golf.

Every hole had its own dinosaur. The mascot for the entire course, a purple tyrannosaurus holding a putter, is seen in the background.

It was a decent little 18 hole course at $7 a person. Not too bad considering the high mini-golf prices in these parts.

The competition was fierce, but Kimberly clinched a victory (by a single point, I think). We both came in 10+ over par, so it seems we need to start visiting the mini-course more often to brush up on our skills.

Album Cover

I copied Kimberly's post idea and made my own random album cover:

Just like Kimberly I only had a couple of minutes and MS Paint to flesh it out, but the emotional impact is all there, despite it being rough around the edges.

Find out how to make your own here.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Chelmsford Center Pictures

As advertised on my blog a couple of weeks ago, here are some pictures of downtown Chelmsford that I geotagged and submitted to Panoramio:

a couple of shots of the Episcopal Church adjacent to our condo complex

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Beaver Brook, first heading into downtown, then out of downtown

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The Library

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The park near the library. It's just begging for some bocce.

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The Forefathers Burying Ground

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The Congregational Church

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The monuments of Penham Park

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The main Fire Department

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A pond on the property of a bank on the corner of North and Fletcher

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Here are some interesting photos that didn't make the Panoramio cut, since they focus on subject rather than location.

That one is a red-winged blackbird. We tried in vain to get a good picture of him.