Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Absence

So Yeah, I haven't posted as much as I would like to recently, but I have a lot going on. Last weekend was my Step It Up Rally that went very well. This week I've been busy with school and work. Not to mention the ever so exciting news that we are trying to buy a house! Yes, we will be settling in Delaware for awhile. This decision came for the most part because it's close to the things we love (except home) but it's not so busy as the city. Also, we plan on being around for awhile and rent just sucks you dry with nothing to show for it. We looked at 6 houses yesterday and have a pretty good idea of what we like. We will have to see how the next few weeks go.
Besides that I know I have news that my mom would roll her eyes at, but this week my friend Christa put my hair into the beginnings of dreadlocks. It's something I've wanted for a very long time, and right now just seems to be the perfect time to get them. They look silly at the moment and will take a while to get established, but I love them and am glad I made the decision. It's a process and I plan on being dedicated. I just washed them for the first time today so we will see how they dry.
We went to the OSU Spring game today, it was so BEAUTIFUL and I got a little pink, but it was a day well spent outside.
That's about all for now, will be resting because I am exhausted.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Scarlet


It's been a few weeks but I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of the Bell family, Scarlet LuLu.
She is a sunglow albino red rat snake and was born and bred in captivity. We bought her from Captive Born Reptiles on Morse Road.
We estimate that she is about six months old and is the size of a pencil and slightly longer. Currently she eats pinkie mice, which our baby mice without hair. She eats them dead, so we buy them in bulk frozen and thaw them out in a cup of water before we feed them to her. She is eating about every 10 days and gobbles her pinkie as soon as we put it in the tank.
Most red rat snakes live approximately 20 years and will grow to be about 4 or 5 feet. She is quiet and clean, and we love her very much.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yeah Staples

With all the school work that needs to be done, I also have a rally coming up in one week with much to do. Yesterday, with a day off from the farm I headed out to get some art supplies to paint a banner. I now know that Michael's does not sell banner or poster paper...which boggles my mind since they are a craft store after all. However I did get nostalgic for my cheerleading days when I bought several large bottles of tempera paint.

The nice British man that helped me at Michael's said I could find large rolls of paper at Staples, which sits only a few stores down the sidewalk.

When I walked into the store I was greeted by a nice man who took me directly to the paper I needed. I then decided I would look around, since I do enjoy office supply stores. What comes next was extremely exciting to me.

As I made my way through the office furniture, I came to the corner of the store where they sell coffee, candy, and paper products. This always strikes me as funny, but I understand that folks with a Staples account probably find it much easier to get this stuff here while they are picking up their office supplies. And after all every office needs toilet paper.

The toilet paper is what makes me excited. Every roll of toilet paper they sell there is made from recycled paper! I couldn't believe my eyes. Not only toilet paper, but also paper towels, and tissues. How fantastic?! The particular brand Staples carries is Marcal, which I've read good things about. When I'm out shopping and find something this great, I like to encourage the company and buy some recycled or environmentally friendly products.

I bought 48 rolls of recycled toilet paper for 23 bucks!! I also bought 3 boxes of tissues, but the price was pretty average. Needless to say, I will not need to buy toilet paper for quite some time. Shout out to Staples! Woot!

Friday, April 06, 2007

I've been on vacation

So I've been poor at updating lately, I hope no one is dissapointed. I've been on vacation, I didn't actually go anywhere...just haven't done much but work. Which I've enjoyed very much. Will get back to posting regularly soon.