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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

This week’s photo challenge is “Path“.  I chose this pic from a walk around Lake Accotink.  This was taken last summer on a little Geocaching afternoon.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

The entrance to the Haunted House at P and Red’s for Halloween last year.

And Congratulations to P and Red….they welcomed little Grayson into the world last night.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

I love this pic that Deb took while we were on Tangier Island.  Colorful Crab Pots.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot

It was so hot that even the water couldn’t cool you off on this day at Dewey Beach.

So what is the only really good way to cool off on a day like this?  You, betcha….GIANT margaritas!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned


These two are enjoying an Old Fashioned day of Summer Fun on Tangier Island.  Frog Hunting from the back of an old rickety boat is an all day adventure for them.  Oh how I miss those days.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sky

I still think this is my favorite picture that I have taken.  This was during the Rally to Restore Fear/Sanity on The Mall.  The Flash just happened to stop to take a break from running really fast and enjoy the beautiful afternoon.  I loved how he just seemed to be checking out the monument and the sky while leaning on that crappy “keep off the grass” fence.

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Newt, Some Reese’s Puffs and a Kung Fu Panda Toy

Yesterday one of my theories about Newt was confirmed:  she is exactly like a little kid.

Remember how excited you were to find the toy surprise in a box of cereal when you were a kid?  Well, yesterday as I poured myself a bowl a Reese’s Puffs (hell yea Reese’s Puffs…they are freakin’ delicious) the toy surprise fell out into my bowl and Newt was immediately curious and trying to get at it.

Oh and btw, do any of you ever remember the toy just falling out of the box into your bowl?  I sure don’t.  I remember having to dig around in the cereal…with my grubby hands…until I could find the toy.  This one had to be just sitting on the top of the cereal in the box because I had just opened the new box of cereal and was pouring the first bowl when it just plopped into my bowl.  That would have never happened when I was a kid.

Anyway, so I opened up the toy and it was a Kung Fu Panda shooting-spinny thingie (that is the technical name too).


Because I no longer have the brain of an 8 year old or an Engineer  it took me way longer than it should have to figure out how to get the toy to work.  But when I finally did, Newt and I spent the better part of the day playing with the thing.  I would shoot it and she would chase it down.  She is almost to the point of fetching it and bringing it back to me now.  I am gonna turn her into a dog yet.

She is scared of the sound it makes when I wind it up but she is slowly getting used to it and no longer running and hiding every time I start to wind the toy up anymore.  Ripley doesn’t really know what to make of the thing and is constantly looking down her nose at Newt.  Chasing shit across the house is way beneath her.

It always surprises me though that the simplest things are the cat’s best friends.  Not that expensive toy you bought…it is the box it came in that the cat will like.

So thank you Reese’s Puffs…both for being delicious and for giving me a few hours of entertainment with the cat.

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