Wow, I’m on a posting spree today. Anyway, after mentioning Bradlees in my previous entry, I did a little Googling and found this blog: http://thecaldorrainbow.blogspot.com/ It has pictures of old Caldors and Bradlees (some that have remained empty and abandoned)…and even one of the dearly departed Dunkin Donuts sign in Brighton.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (4)
I am 5′1″. My pants are always a little too long, even the ones I get in the petite department. Sometimes people think I’m even shorter, thanks to scoliosis-induced poor posture. AND, I can’t wear cute high heeled shoes because my feet are very wide and flat. (Waiting for Spice Girls-esque platform shoes to make their comeback)
Anyway! I never realized that my shortness was anything noteworthy until first grade, when my classmate Justin thought of a clever joke: “Is your aunt an ant?” Meaning, ants are small, and so was I, and perhaps it was an inherited trait from an equally small aunt.
Ahh, the wit of six year olds.
I was also given the name Pipsqueak, albeit lovingly, from a summer camp friend of mine.
I was self-conscious of my height, and my self-consciousness worsened when my gym teacher would explain an exercise for the class to do and then say: “But Krissy won’t be able to do this, because she’s really, really short.” And then when I was 10, I was going to enter a contest at Bradlees, because I wanted to be a catalog model but a friend of mine crushed my modeling aspirations because I was too little. (I miss Bradlees, by the way. I still have a pair of pants from there circa 1995.)
I waited for my growth spurt, but I never really had one.
Oh well — so maybe I am a pipsqueak! And maybe my pants are a little long. And maybe my aunt is an ant.Filed under My Life | Comment (0)
Yep. That’s the pumpkin patch. Well, the picture is from two weeks ago, so we now have three orange pumpkins (almost ready for picking?) but the pumpkin patch is looking fairly dismal. I read that it was not a good year for the pumpkin crops, probably due to our very own miniature monsoon season in August! Well, I guess three pumpkins isn’t bad. And there’s always next year…I’d like to plant a variety of squash next year.
On a happier note, our mums are doing well, with one mum getting absolutely gigantic:
Our tomatoes are still doing pretty well, but I imagine that within the next few weeks we may have to pick the remainder and let them ripen on a window sill.
I have a few daffodil bulbs to plant, but other than that, I think we’re pretty much done gardening for the season. (Aside from the Aerogarden…we still have tons of basil, but the next crop I think we’ll do is lettuce)
I think we did pretty well, considering the fact that this is our first time really gardening. We had lots of pretty flowers, crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and three homegrown pumpkins. We’ll see what’s in store for us next spring!Filed under Photos, gardening | Comment (0)