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. . . .
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. . . .
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.
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. . . .