Archive for June, 2013

Hello summer!

Summer is finally (and officially) here! And to celebrate, we’re having a Hello Summer sale in The Tragic Whale shop! Just use coupon code HELLOSUMMER at checkout to save 20 percent off any order now through June 30th :)

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Bob goes to the hospital!

Over the weekend I had to take my brother to the hospital. He had something weird going on inside and he was like, “Uhm, this is weird. Perhaps a trip to a professional is in order?”  So that’s what we did.

Part One: Bob asks for a ride. 

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Needless to day, I panicked. I’d also just stepped out of the shower which made it slightly more confusing.

Part Two: We tell Mom and Dad. 

Once we were there and Bob was all hospital-suited up, we decided we should probably tell our parents. They were at our cousin’s graduation party and we realized we hadn’t left them a note.

“Should I call them?” I said.

“Naw. Just text them that we went on a casual visit to the hospital and there’s no need to panic.” Bob said.

“Ok. Done.”

“Done what?” Bob said.

“Done texting Dad.” I said.

“What’s the matter with you!?”

“I’m honestly not sure.” I said.

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Part Three: Oh Yeah, we have another brother. 

After making several jokes with the nurse about faking an ailment to get some good drugs, then next logical step was to snap chat Joey and bring him up to speed. Obviously that picture is gone. But we do have this:

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Appropriate? Naw. But did we laugh? You betcha.

Part Four: The Facebook aftermath. 

Once Bob was safely back home, there was nothing left to do except tell Facebook what happened.

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Some of you may or may not know, but Facebook is a blog now!

And once we knew Bob was safe, we could move on to more pressing matters.

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Just so everyone knows that $10 is still up for grabs. So start guessing because there’s money to be had!

American English

My Dad found this on Facebook and I’m so glad he shared it with me. It’s a collection of color-coded maps illustrating how American English varies throughout our country. It’s fascinating! You can view all 22 maps here, but I’m also going to share a few of my favorites with you.

The caramel debate.

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After seeing how other parts of the US pronounce “mayonnaise” and “pajamas,” I now understand why so many people have asked where I’m originally from.

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And most of the country can’t hear the difference between Kerry and Cary, which is so bizarre because they’re two very different names!

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I had a lot of fun flipping through these maps, take a few minutes and maybe you will too :)

North Conway!

Last weekend we went to North Conway, NH! Even though it was rainy and cold most of the time we still had a lot of fun.

On Saturday we ventured up to Cathedral Ledge, even though it was super windy and very wet. The good part was that there was almost no-one else there.

View from the top. Doesn’t Ryan make the best faces?

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We thought these roots looked like a shark!

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On Sunday we found some hiking trails to explore.

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We saw a dam but no beaver.

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And some geese!

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I made some rock towers.

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I got some sweet action shots of Ryan throwing rocks into the water. We were trying to see how big of a splash he could make. He wanted to go swimming but it was a tad too cold.

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We got in a quick game of mini golf, WHICH I LOVE!

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Allegedly, Ryan let me win. Pffffft, yeah right.

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No trip is complete without making a food monster.

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Monday was the only day nice enough for Attitash!

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We raced on the Alpine slides, rode the Mountain Coaster, and Ryan jumped onto this giant air bag!

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It snowed on Mt. Washington Sunday night into Monday, and you can just make it out over these trees (and Ryan’s finger).

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It’s hard to go away for more than a weekend because I don’t get a lot of vacation time, so three day weekends are the best! Although, I do have a week off in July. Maybe I’ll go on a real adventure! But probably I’ll spend the week reading and sewing, aha.

Work stories: the misspelled name.

I think it’s safe to say my job has been wearing on me lately.

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