Archive for June, 2012

June 27, 2012

Syncing google calendars and iPhone

This link helped me sync my google calendars on my iPhone and it made my day – 

June 27, 2012

To eat or to… ?

We were paid a surprise visit from a certain captain who has very peculiar habits…

June 19, 2012

Things to keep in mind (when you live in the real world)…

So, my car has a pretty easy life. We don’t really do much driving, but it’s mainly city-based and our “excursions” are 45-minute trecks into the hinterlands of VA/MD. We get the oil changed regularly, though, and Choiloi was nice enough to be in charge of the last round of maintenance.

I smelled something funny parking, the next time I took it out, but didn’t think anything of it. Later, we got in the car to run errands, and I noticed it again. Being the paranoid person I am, I insisted that we pull into work’s parking lot and check under the hood.

They had forgotten to put the oil cap on after they changed my oil!!!!!!!!

There was oil streaming down the inside of the hood of my car and burning on my engine block. We were able to clean it up, and luckily they had just set it inside, where it hadn’t fallen out.


Also, remember the WD-40 in sticky locks trick. It’s a major life-saver.

June 8, 2012

Friday Epicness

You are very welcome for this pure shot of awesomeness to kick off your weekend.  Now go grow something in the garden of your mind.

June 7, 2012

When you need an extra dose of cuteness…

There are no words for this.

😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

June 5, 2012

Sore throat

What is a girl to do when she has a sore throat, desperately needs a hot toddy, does not like whiskey, and does not have lemon juice?

  1. Borrow some of your roommate’s raspberry vodka
  2. Add honey
  3. Add lime juice
  4. Heat in microwave
  5. Enjoy!
June 5, 2012

Glass coasters for air plants

So I’ve been obsessed with Pinterest lately. Wayyyyy too much time spent there, and there’s no way I’ll actually do all 275 pins that I have. But today I did something crafty, and decided it should go up so the world could enjoy.

“Why,” you might say, “what cute plants! And what gorgeous glass coasters they’re in!”

Well, the plants are awesome–I ordered them from The Air Plant Shop  (used coupon code KELLI for 20% off total, and spent $40 to get free shipping…$2/plant. I saw them at the nursery last week for $5.99 each) and they came in the mail today. SUPER cute, and packaged really neatly in smart little tissue paper envelopes.

So with 20 air plants I had to come up with some nifty holders. Some of them are long and pokey, and need to be stuck into something that will keep them upright. Others, like the ones above, are kind of short and fat, and will plop right into any old thing.

I’d cleaned out a bunch of jar candles a few months ago, and had the lids lying around. If you don’t hang on to things, you can also find them on They look like this:

null Just use a flathead screwdriver to pop off the plastic stopper/grommet things, and you have yourself an easily-cleaned, modern-style plant holder. I also have used a few for votive candle holders, and they look great in the candlelight.

Anyway–that was as productive as I got today. So boo!

June 1, 2012

Crisis advice: What to do when your key gets stuck in a lock

Surprisingly, this has happened both to me and zanahoria3 this spring.  I got the following advice from my parents, which I passed along to zanahoria3 when this same crisis happened to her today.
  1. Don’t panic
  2. Don’t force the key
  3. Locate some WD-40
  4. Apply WD-40 to the lock
  5. Take out the key
  6. Have a papaya margarita