Monday, October 31

scary costumes

Awesome-O & Atomic WedgieAlong with Lava Girl, Sushi and Cave Woman, Awesome-O and Atomic Wedgie were among some of the incredibly creative costumes I saw this weekend.

Others worth honorable mention that I did not get photos of...
Fly Fisherman - fisherman with black wings and six black legs.
Christen's Construction Worker - accessories were truly authentic
Eminem - probably helped that the guy resembled him a little bit, but still a well put together costume.
Cock Knocker - okay, Shaun wasn't dressed up as Cock Knocker, but he has in the past and it's still funny.

What did you see this Halloween?

Saturday, October 29

piedmont and monroe

Friday, October 28

photos are up

Courtesy of Jet Photographic

We arrrr really compressed...

Notice the #12 bow number... behind us!?!?!?

If you weren't sure, we definitely passed them.

international state of emergency!!

Harry Potter's "flying" car is stolen

The "flying" Ford Anglia used in the Harry Potter films has been stolen from a film studio lot, police said on Friday.

"For those who have not seen the Harry Potter films, this is the car that flies in the movies and is very well known," a police spokesman said.

The blue Anglia went missing from South West Film Studios at St Agnes in the southwestern English county of Cornwall.

"The film prop was being stored under a tarpaulin. It was not in good condition and could not have been driven away under its own steam," the police spokesman said.

Thursday, October 27

I GOT IT!!!!

The answers to the final three film clues in order of the photos below:
Wayne's World
Top Secret!
Thank you all for your help.

movie game

I need help figuring out the last three images of a movie game. The goal is to get the movie title from people-removed stills. Do you recognize any of these? Please comment. Thank you for your assistance in this crucial work-avoidance matter.

Monday, October 24

lucky #13, lucky #7

The Charles was good to us again this year. Thirteenth out of the shoot, the Hooch Pirates moved down the course with a purpose. We cruised through MIT - on their home course no less - and then gunned down Nereid. Cal Berkeley took a bit more time and made for a more exciting race, but in the end they too were forced to yield.

We came in 7 out of 17. We clocked in 1:36 faster than our imaginary training rivals N.C. State. We beat out two formidable Canadian crews. We came within 5 second of Princeton. We took down last year's winner Radcliffe.

It was a good race.

Tuesday, October 18

Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters were awesome!
See the photos

Sunday, October 16

a study in ellie-mae

we are winners

The officials were so blown away by our speed (and our attire, ARRRR!), the whole timing system broke down! The photographer didn't have time to focus either.

Friday, October 14

harry potter... not too far off

Paper View Technology


Thanks, Will

Monday, October 10

this kitten needs a home

The current caretaker needs to find a loving home for this cutest of all kittens. Will you be a good parent? It is a girl, and she is already using a litter box. I'm currently not aware of her history of shots. Will post when I find out.

Atlanta area folks leave a comment if you are interested.

Darci you will put yourself in for consideration.

Sunday, October 9

my name is shelly...

and I am a book-o-holic.

I like books. I like to read them. Moreover, I like to own them. After Thursday's trip to the used book fair at Lenox (you should check it out), I came home with 12+ books. I would have gotten more, but I couldn't carry any more.

After alphabetically inserting my purchases into my modest library, it dawned on me... I have a lot of books I haven't read. So I counted them. Thirty. 30! I felt like a literary poser. So I hereby resolve to not buy any more books until I have read, well, ah, at least, let's see, five books. I will only buy one book for each five that I read until I've caught up.

So which one would you read next? Seriously, let me know. Consider this a book review request. Your help is greatly appreciated.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotten
An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Cider House Rules by John Irving
Crazy Cock by Henry Miller
Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II
Dante's Inferno
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Enemy at the Gates by William Craig
Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis
Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Jefferson Himself: The Personal Narrative of a Many Sided American
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
The Commanders by Bob Woodward
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski
The God File by Frank Turner Hollon
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lucifer Principle by Howard Bloom
The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
Watership down by Richard Adams

au revoir, carter

Carter is my hair stylist. She's the one person I've trusted to make decisions for me for the last 6 years. Carter's last day was yesterday. She is moving to Chicago. I miss her already.

If you live in Chicago and want a great cut with a great person, go to Salon Buzz and ask for Erin (also known as Carter in Atlanta).

HOW did we miss this?

The Witching Hour

Professors Discuss Harry Potter in Salem, Massachusetts

Friday, October 7


He's my brother. He's 28. He's getting old. Doesn't really seem like it to me though. Maybe after Houston is born I'll think differently.

She's my friend. She's 26. Seems like she should be older. Not that she looks it or anything. She just seems like my age.

sara's list

I just found a link to my blog from Sara's List of Stuff. If you are a visitor from the link, welcome! If you haven't seen her list, check out Sara's page for great shopping, style, leisure and lifestyle tips as well as political interest points and deeds for the greater good.

Thanks, Sara!

Thursday, October 6

this is the way we brush our teeth

breaking news?

Tom Cruise gets Katie Holmes pregnant
Either one of those crazy bastards is coming out with a movie and they've jumped the publicity stunt into overdrive, or things have gotten terribly out of hand and Katie Holmes is actually pregnant.

Tuesday, October 4



Shelliphied translated

My favorites...
I dizzay kizzy if I can wizzy until Novemba 18
Heezee of tha Charles