September 28, 2012

Photo Friday: Stinky Bug, Happy Craft

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

A stink bug inside Cole's car.

Say hello to my new non-friend. It's a stink bug. The only good news about this buggy enemy is that he won't hurt me. He will just stink if I smash him. Turns out, a few years ago, they invaded the area. I don't think that is the case this year, but I still dislike them.

The other day, we took Cole's car to the store. When I opened the door, some flew at me. Then I sat down in the seat, shut the door and screamed because more fell on me. Their clingy legs and ability to soar off freaks me out. So, after Cole swiped a bunch away, we drove off. But, now I keep finding them in the house. Because I don't really deal well with them, I trap them in a cup until Cole can come save me. So if you are to visit, you might find a cup sitting upside down on the floor for some unknown reason. Well, now you know. . . .

September 27, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: National Coffee Day Answers

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Three entries, but only one winner for the National Coffee Day challenge. Congrats to Cole by one point. But for the idea and playing, I hope my mom enjoys the frappe picture. She quite enjoys those.

Curious about the correct answers? Read below.

1. Which country drinks the most coffee?

  • c. Unites States

2. In what country was the energizing effects of coffee first found? . . .

September 25, 2012

Trivia Tuesday: National Coffee Day

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

Until my mom, a coffee drinker, informed me that Saturday, Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day, I was unaware the peppy holiday even existed. To celebrate, caffeinated drinking establishments across the country are celebrating with free coffee or coupons for their customers. . . .

September 24, 2012

Constitution Day Celebration 2012

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

For Constitution Day, guests enjoy live music and hot air balloon rides on the lawn.

In honor of Constitution Day, Cole and I drove up to Orange, Va., to a celebration at James Madison home, Montpelier. Outside of town, down some twisty, unmarked roads, we found the estate surrounded by acres (more than 2,700) of lush open space.

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September 20, 2012

Overblessified Thursday: Hot Cheetos and Takis

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

First, watch and smile.

This week, I found some new beats, brought to the world thanks to an after-school program in Minneapolis. The Y.N.RichKids rap about childhood subjects and have recorded eight albums since the group started in 2006. . . .