Monday, August 31, 2009


It seems it is unseasonably cold today, 73 degrees on August 31. It's either that or I am in disbelief that summer flew by so quickly without even a heat wave to complain about.

My tomatoes aren't even all ripe and the temperature is dipping into the 40's at night. Even family fun day was too cold for swimming. Check out the photo husband took of the beautifully undisturbed lake we were too cold to brave.

I seemed to have missed the brutally hot days when all you want is to eat ice cream and take a refreshing dip in the pool. I was too busy sitting in a gray cube, with fake heat blasting my feet, fighting the blasts of icy cold air conditioning. The only times I felt the welcome warmth of the sun on my face were in the moments after work, walking to my car, shedding the layers of clothes that kept me comfortable in the conditioned air. On my drive home, the sun would set and I would promise myself I'd take a day off soon.

So many of my friends love the fall. I hate it. It is a season that stinks of dying summer. The sun begins to say goodnight earlier, the air gets colder, the leaves even fall to the ground in a dramatic despair. I'm hoping to go boating soon, but am afraid the autumn sickness may have already weakened the sun to the point of no return. If it weren't for football season, I might get depressed.

So lets hear it for fantasy football!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Blog Changes

The changes maybe so subtle you don't notice, but they are there all the same. I have added google ads to the page - Please click away on these ads, I get about a tenth of a cent for each click. (Obviously I didn't win mega millions)

Also I've added RSS feeds and and email subscrption so you can know when I post something new.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Originally uploaded by marci.terrett

Sammy is so hardcore she doesn't fetch a stick, she gets a LOG.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mega Millions

So I was recruited at work to go buy the Mega Millions tickets today at lunch. I wonder if they think I'm lucky OR they know they can blame my lack of luck when we don't win.

Since the jackpot is now over $200 million, we all put in an equal amount of money towards 125 tickets. Yes, I know it may be a pipe dream, but it sure gives us all something to hope for, talk about and dream of.

I started thinking about everything I'd want to buy with my cool ten million (before taxes): a new house, new car, fat savings account, vacations, taking care of any debt, taking care of my family and maybe starting my own business.

A friend of mine even found the house she is going to buy as soon as we win. I think I decided I wouldn't buy a huge house, just one that we could be comfortable in. I would maybe also buy a vacation home on the lake that everyone could take advantage of.

Of course all of the decision I made today, were made without any consideration or discussion with Husband. He always says the lottery is a tax for people bad at math. So I figure I'll be rich, bad at math and making all the decisions!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lodge Cast Iron

So, I'm all about social media—exploring the development of things like twitter. Anyone on twitter knows companies and brands are exploring the space as well. This has benefitted me greatly. Lodge Cast Iron, in an attempt to get the word out about their social media initiatives, launched a sweeps on twitter.

Being that I follow some foodies, I heard about the sweeps and entered.

I WON! I won a 5-piece cast iron set. Some of you may not care, but this benefited me in two ways. First, FREE CAST IRON! Second, being broke, this presented a great B-day gift for someone else who loves cast iron, Biscuit.

I made fried chicken last night in my NEW cast iron and invited Biscuit and Nick Nick over to enjoy. This is when I presented her with her gift - the cast iron dutch oven, complete with handle. Her response was just what I was hoping for "fuck yeah!".

Lucky day to me, Happy birthday to Biscuit, and Fried Chicken for the family all thanks to Lodge Cast Iron!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I love when my parents tell me stories about when they were young. I put the parent filter aside and try to imagine them as young, impetuous and unsure of themselves. Sometimes, when I catch them in the right mood, it’s becomes a magic moment where THEY enjoy sifting through the memories for the textural details I'm begging for.

We had one of those moments when we were home for Grandma’s funeral.We sat around the kitchen table as mom and dad talked about their lives before us, before responsibility. Each the trip back in time gives us a new glimpse into their past. There were many layers to their lives that were new to the story. I heard about how my dad, just back from being deployed, passed up a career opportunity at the NSA. Instead he ended up back in our hometown. Seems too significant a detail to have never heard it before. It was a turning point in his career, in his path that ultimately led to us, sitting in that kitchen,

That detail has haunted my thoughts as of late—the unknown of where your path is leading. Gives me faith that my decisions (good, bad and ugly) are leading me in down the right path...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I was sad

It's been a pretty tough couple of weeks with grandma passing away and enough work to bury a sane person.

Looking for a way to cheer myself up, this is how Husband found me after mowing the grass last weekend.

It worked.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Originally uploaded by marci.terrett

Haven't published much lately due to insane workload so I thought a picture might suffice.