Tuesday Things

Sox is a destructive little monster. As much as we think it’s safe to set her free from the crate while we’re at work, it’s obvious she’s just not ready. We lost two pairs of sunglasses, a pair of shorts, and a piece of carpet in a perfect square (?!)

Honestly, I don’t know whether to be pissed about the carpet or impressed with the square.

square carpet

I know it doesn’t look that bad, but this morning she so kindly finished it off:


SO! She’s going back into the crate until further notice. Probably not this crate though, because she has officially outgrown it. Related: puppies are expensive.


Next weekend we’ll be participating in Challenge Nation: Austin.

Challenge Nation   Austin Challenge

It’s similar to the Amazing Race and we’ve been looking for another adventure race ever since the Urban Dare last spring. They’re SO much fun and a great way to break up the standard racing schedule.

Austin friends – discounted pricing ends TOMORROW! Sign up today for only $35/pp (instead of $50!) and join me next weekend for this urban scavenger hunt. Registration requires a team of 2 or more people.

Eric Church is playing at Stubb’s on Saturday! When the ACL lineup was announced, we were excited to see Eric Church on the list but also disappointed because this year they weren’t selling one-day passes. Wristbands for the 3-day festival are pretty pricey and we couldn’t justify the cost, considering we really only wanted to go for the one act.

Eric ChurchIn the middle of August, C3 announced their ACL Late Night shows … and Eric Church was scheduled to play a show at Stubb’s. I joined their mailing list just in time to receive a pre-sale code and buy tickets the second they went on sale. We thought we’d have to wait until 2014 to see him (he’s been touring with Kenny Chesney who we kinda-sorta-maybe can’t stand. I mean, at all.) so we’re pretty pumped! Stubb’s is one of my favorite venues and I don’t think I could pick a better place to see Eric Church.

I’ll never get sick of that song.

I’m giving NaNoWriMo another go. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and basically you have from November 1-30 to write 50,000 words. Not an easy feat, by any means.


In 2010 I attempted NaNoWriMo and only made it to 7,500 words before hitting writer’s block and calling it quits. A couple weeks back Jeri tweeted about possibly participating this year and after much thought, I’ve decided to give it another go. If I disappear in November, please assume I’m spending quality time with my laptop over long nights and multiple pots of coffee.

I’ve been sucked into Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad

Better late than never, right? A week before the finale aired, we started S1 on Netflix. Now that fall premieres are kicking off and the Red Sox are in the postseason (hey-o!) we’re at a bit of a stand-still at the beginning of S3. Desperately need more hours in a day. To watch TV. FWP? Yep. Definitely.

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  1. Ugh. The carpet. Sorry, dude.

    Pro tip: sell that old crate on Craigslist and look for a new one there.

    • We just bought a new condominium-sized crate (you probably saw us both inside of it on Instagram) and are in the process of trying to sell the old one. Those things are expensive!

  2. yay nanowrimos unite! I brainstormed some plot ideas the other night. Still don’t think I’ve landed on *the* one, but there’s still 2 weeks, right? I’ve convinced a co-worker to do it with me, so we’re going to set up weekly writing sessions (with wine obvs) to get our creative juices flowing. Let’s do this!

    Also, Kyle and I started breaking bad when the first part of the final season aired last spring. It worked perfectly. We finished up about a month or two before the second half of the season just aired, and we were able to watch along with the rest of the masses, spoiler free. GOOD LUCK.

    • Weekly wine writing sessions are a great idea! I have a few plot lines in the works too. Trying to come up with a way to combine them all together. That should help me hit 50K, right? haha

      Um, the BB spoiler thing isn’t working out so well. I suppose there was no avoiding it since every media outlet wanted to splash the outcome all over the place after the finale. Still moving right along, almost through S3!

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