Posts from May, 2011

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digital photography contest

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

I launched the Conservancy’s annual “Digital Photography Contest” in 2006 to engage constituents and foster an organizational presence on Flickr.

Over the past five years, the contest has collected over 100,000 photos from nearly 50,000 supporters. The corresponding Flickr presence has grown to more than 300,000 photos and over 24,000 participants.

This year we’re doing it all over again — only adding the ability to submit photo using Facebook credentials. Here’s hoping…

artwork: happy birthday, mommy

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

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sparklet:

1y 7m 12d

home

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

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photo of the week // nineteen months
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on monroe for:

0y, 0m, 0d

sparklet:

1y 7m 12d

in mt. pleasant, dc:

3y, 10m, 5d

cooking: taco seasoning

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

ran out of taco seasoning, and the lady sparkler is chanting “more tacos!”*

alton brown, with a few revisions, saves the day once more. (* = denotes event may not have actually happened.)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (1 chili, 1 chipotle)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic

Instructions

  1. add to 1 lb or meat. brown and serve.

one final day

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

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our last meal on park road ended how it began — with takeout. because all our pots and pans are packed. and we haven’t bought groceries in three weeks.

and shortly after our “picnic” in the old courtyard, we walked the 550 yds to Monroe Street for our pre-closing inspection, where everything looked absolutely, refreshingly perfect.

not only were all our inspection issues resolved, but the sellers actually went above and beyond — which was a great relief because we were frankly a little nervous about whether they were going to do anything at all. (get us drunk, we’ll tell you the whole story.)

anyway, a friend today asked if I was concerned about the walkthrough and i said that — while we had trouble with the sellers leading up to this point — if tonight went well, all would be forgiven.

all is forgiven. and we close tomorrow at 3pm.

move in:

0y, 0m, 1d

sparklet:

1y 7m 11d

in mt. pleasant, dc:

3y, 10m, 4d

seven days

Sunday, 22 May 2011

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in the next seven days:

  • monday — we sell our place on Park Road, and start our seven day rentback from the new owners.
  • tuesday — we walk through the new house to make sure they haven’t trashed the place.
  • wednesday — we close on the new place on Monroe Street.
  • thursday — the lady sparker takes sparklet to Tejas, and our POD is delivered bearing all the crap stuff we packed away last February.
  • friday — movers come to take the rest of our crap stuff from Park Road to Monroe Street.
  • saturday — i unpack.
  • sunday — our rentback ends, which means we’re fully out of Park Road.
  • monday — and on the eighth day, he rested.

actually, we kicked everything off this afternoon with the buyers walking through our house to make sure WE hadn’t trashed the place.

we hadn’t — well, except for all the boxes.

move in:

0y, 0m, 3d

in mt. pleasant, dc:

3y, 10m, 2d

firsts: d.c. united match

Sunday, 22 May 2011

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
d.c. united vs. afc ajax, rfk stadium, washington, dc

sparklet:

1y 7m 9d

found: movers

Saturday, 21 May 2011

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sparklet:

1y 7m 8d

video: blowing soap

Friday, 20 May 2011

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SWuBGX3Flo

sparklet:

1y 7m 7d

found: hungry baby

Friday, 20 May 2011

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sparklet:

1y 7m 7d