I can’t keep a secret.

April 7, 2008 at 10:26 am | Posted in Love for the internet | 4 Comments

I started a new blog this week. The link is www.thingsicarry.com. It’s one of those professional blog hosts where you have to pay to have the website, and I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to buckle down and spend the money.

If I do, and I’m sure I will, I’ll probably be changing the URL to a “dot com”, because I keep thinking that my new blog is at squarePANTS.com and it’s all too confusing.

CORRECTION! I’ve now updated the link to a dot com. The new link is www.thingsicarry.com

So far, I’m IN LOVE with the new site. Big pictures, big video, embedding HTML codes. Mmmmm.

I’m going to stop blogging here and you can feel free to update your bookmarks to the new site, but know that you may have to change the link in the near future.

I’ll see you over there and let me know what you think in the comment section or in the guest book…because blogs that you pay for have guest books.

Be forewarned, it’s still under construction.

I blame it on Ashley

March 31, 2008 at 1:20 am | Posted in Love for the internet, Puppy | 6 Comments

The time is now 1:08AM and I’m awake and browsing the internet. I blame my insomnia on Ashley.

This is Ashley:

And this is her new baby, Burrito:

I recently met Ashley through Blog365 — blogging every day for a year (I know, we’re crazy) — and it seems that she and I have a lot in common: we’re madly in love, new homeowners, photographers, and the mothers to adorable little puppy faces.

So just as I post pictures of Sam and Jazzy on my blog, Ashley does the same for her Chloe and new baby Burrito. So whenever she posts a new picture or video of this infinitely cute baby, I call Sean into the room to see him.

“LOOK AT LITTLE (insert 1,000 synonyms for cute) BURRITO!!!”


Today on our drive to Best Buy to buy a new flat screen TV(!), Sean and I were talking about how freaking cute Burrito is and how we kind of wish we had a little Burrito ourselves.

I said to him, “Someday when Sammy and Jasmine are all grown up, I think we should get a third puppy. But not now. OKay, maybe now. But not really. But did you see Burrito fit through that doggy door!!”

Sean replies, “If we get a third — and we’re not getting a third, by the way — we should name him Chalupa. Then there would be Burrito and Chalupa.”

So even though we’re not getting a third, I’m looking at rescue puppies on the internet. Because, I love our two so much, and because Ashley’s dog is way to frickin’ cute.

All photos in this post were taken by Ashley Forrette.

PS. We’re seriously not getting a third.

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Celebrity look-a-likes

April 27, 2007 at 9:05 am | Posted in Love for the internet, Photographs, silly pants | 7 Comments

Dakota Fanning looks like me when I was a child. She is what I imagine having a twin feels like, only we are a decade or so apart in age. Every time I see her in a movie, I get very excited because hot damn, I used to look just like that. These pictures aren’t a prime example of comparison–Dakota is the one in the middle–but you can sort of see how one might’ve confused us if we had a time machine.

I don’t have many videos from when I was little. In fact, I have one. It is of a shotty piano and dance performance that was put on by my fifth grade choir. I’m just starting the awkward stages and it is obvious that my feet and my bangs were getting too big for my ten-year-old body. So I like to watch Dakota’s videos and pretend like they are my own.

Since I am a person who likes to document everything with photos and video (don’t act surprised), I value pictures of me as a little girl. In fact, if there was a fire in my house and I had to save one thing, I’d grab the box of the ten photos I have of me as a baby, even though they’re not the best quality. Knowing that I could still sort of remember what I looked like through Dakota if I lost all of my concrete memories in a fire makes me feel very at ease.

Seeing Dakota makes me giddy. My grandmother and I once sat through “I am Sam” and had to pause it in the middle to go dig out baby photos of me because we were astonished at how much Dakota resembled a little me.

Poor Sean. We watched “Men on Fire” last night. That is an incredible movie I suggest everyone rent. But every time Dakota did something–swim, sleep, hug her teddy bear, play her piano–I’d tell Sean a story about when I did those things, and “Look! I looked just like that when I played my piano!”

I tell Sean that he looks like Simon Cowell.

He hates that.

Who do people tell you that you look like? Do you see the similarities or do you think that those people have lost their minds because you couldn’t possibly look like that.


Oooh, Jessy, you’re right. Sean does sort of look like Russell Crowe.

There’s hope yet

March 5, 2007 at 10:05 pm | Posted in Love for the internet | 1 Comment

I decided to look back into my blog archives to see what I was doing a year ago today. Not surprisingly, I was cooped up in bed with a bad case of hives.

Picture from March 5, 2006:

Tonight I am watching Suppernanny with Sean. We’ve been cuddling and eating Hot Pockets and watching television, and I’m happy to report that I don’t have hives. This year has been a challenging one for me medically, and I’ve finally figured out the right combination of medications to prevent any hive outbreaks. I still get hives, but rarely and only when I don’t take my prescriptions.

It is incredible to be able to live life again without feeling as if my entire body is covered in poison ivy. So I want to thank all of you for being there for me as I’ve struggled with the hives. You’ve all given me more advice, more relief options, and more support than I could have ever imagined.

Let’s hope next year I am off the medications and hive-free alltogether.

In the meantime thank you for all of the great fish names, and I’ll be posting the winners tomorrow.

I love you internet!

February 28, 2007 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Happy, Love for the internet | 12 Comments

I’ve met very few people in real life after reading their blogs, but those I have met and still those I have yet to meet have changed my life in countless ways. Two years back I met Andy for some swimming and he turned out to be an absolute riot. We stuck ice buckets on our heads and played guitar and had an all-around great time whilest he was on his travels and ended up in my wee little state for a short period.

And more recently, I met Binky and absolutely fell in love with her and her entire family.

Binky and TolbyShe lives in Connecticut too, and we first met at a park to take pictures of her adorable daughter.

We had been following each other around the internet via blogs and emails for quite some time and meeting her felt much like a date without the sex appeal (of course, if we were both lesbians we would already have left our men and filed for a civil union because that’s how cool she is), butterflies in stomach were included.

I was very nervous to meet the pair and came out of that day at the park loving them both as if I had known them for ages.

Binky and I like to compete for who has the messier bedroom and when her little darling baby says “thank you” or falls down and says “uh oh” with no tears, I realize how much I love the internet for introducing me to such awesome people.

Like this morning, for instance.  An internet friend of mine in Detroit  who knows what it feels like to be unemployed–that whole not really knowing what purpose I serve in the world feeling–sent me a picture message this morning of his son Max (Hi Max!) to brighten my day. I’ve been smiling all day because I know that there are some really cool people out there that think of me even though they’ve never actually talked with me face to face. It’s nice to know that I have friends like you all over the world.

There really is nothing like the internet. You all rock my socks.

In comments: have you ever met anyone from the internet? What was it like? Are you still friends? Did you later file for a restraining order? 🙂

In other news, filing taxes sucks.

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