I love the TV show Psych (on USA). I encourage you to check it out! Especially if you are a child of the '80s.

Shawn (in the striped shirt) and his best friend Gus solve crimes together using Shawn's (fake) "psychic" powers (which is actually just Shawn's photographic memory).

I enjoy a good old fashioned crime show, and Shawn and Gus are simply hilarious!!!



Arg - I am such a pansy when it comes to peer pressure!!! The tech-savy people at work have now hooked me on http://www.twitter.com/.

At first it sounded really lame (especially b/c it's kind-of geared towards text messaging, which I am to cheap to do), but it's actually kind-of fun.

I can easily describe it as a giant IM session with all your friends, but none of you are talking to each other. You are just talking. Or you can describe it like a blog ... a blog where you can only type 160 characters. That's what a "twitter" is, only a 160 character blurb.

I think my twitter account is www.twitter.com/ahowald308 (but don't quote me on that).

I will trying to convert all of you soon! Muhahahaha!



My friend Julie works for Aquascape in Illinois. They are a super sweet company that creates gorgeous back yard ponds (and I'm sure other things I don't know about).

Ironically, even though they are from Illinios, they come down every year for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

Who wouldn't want this kick butt rock waterfall in their backyard?

This year they did a huge display about saving rain water. Enjoy the photos!

"Hello Aquascapes employees!"


What's hidden in your food?

So I recently purchased a Magic Bullet. It looked pretty sweet for making smoothies and chopping up veggies.

But I recently discovered Jessica Seinfeld's book "Deceptively Delicious" (Jessica Seinfeld = Jerry Seinfeld's wife). Basically, her book is how to hide veggies inside meals. It's for the kids who hate broccoli, but they love brownies. Little do the kids know is that there is broccoli inside their brownies. Muhahahahaha!

Well, so far I've hidden cauliflower inside Jonathan's alfredo sauce. And yesterday I hid cauliflower and carrots inside our waffles. Jonathan usually noticed, b/c I always get a tiny bit of broccoli in there too (I have a mixed veggies packet in the freezer, so they are all stuck together), but he eats it anyway.

I hate veggies too, so I'm all for making my normal foods at tad more nutritious!


Do you believe in Magic?

I do - I bought a Magic Bullet! I can't wait to buy some smoothie supplies and use it.

I've watched the infomercial a couple times. I thought it looked awesome - but all informercials look way more awesomer on TV than in real life.

Then I met my boss - she told me she has a Magic Bullet and it rocks! She even bought one for my co-worker's wedding.

So I folded, bought one on ebay, and it arrived in the mail yesterday. I can't wait to experiment!!!!


I'm embarrased to admit . . .

. . . I've admitted things before, and I'm admitting things again. Join me won't you? It's fun!

1. I collect Got Milk? ads from magazines. I have almost 200.

2. I love WWE (wrestling).

3. I am the slowest driver in the world.

4. I've never used a push lawn mower in my life.

5. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I love black jellybeans!

6. I'm 32 years old and I have a girlish crush on Martin St. Louis (hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning).