New Shiny Faucet

So for my Christmas Russell got me a new faucet for my picture. Then amazingly Russell himself installed the faucet in our sink. It is so new and wonderful and to celebrate we took pictures of the installation for all to see.

Here is the original faucet all taken out of the sink.

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Then we must put the plate on the sink so it looks all nice and stylish…


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(Thats not enough plumbers putty. I had to peal it off and noticed that it didnt seal all the way around.)

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Now is the fun part of attaching all the pipes so that nice water can flow freely and hopefully not leak like the old faucet did.

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So here is the newly installed faucet and all its nice features. As you can see it can do the flow out and spraying which is so much nicer. Then the best feature is that the nozzle comes out and I can spray pans from all sides and not have the awkward attempt of cleaning a pan (Yippee!!)

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*side note– if you look at the two of the photos above you can see our sweet little girl checking out what is going on in the kitchen

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

So while I was up in North Carolina with my mom, aunts, and cousins I decided to get my very own tiny Christmas Tree from the “farm”. My mom and I found a place up in the middle of the mountains and went to go and pick my very own tree. After looking around for awhile we found the perfect tree. This particular tree had been hit by a car and so the guy was willing to chop off just the three feet worth of tree that I wanted for my very own.

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And then if you look very closely you can see that there is snow, SNOW, on the branches. (If you can not seen than click on my blurry photo closeup).

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And then the tree came down and got all tied up for the ride down to Sunny Florida.

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Once the tree and I made it back to Florida we were all set for the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately when I went to get the tree stand I found out that some little animals out in the shed decided to chew some little holes in it. So I then went driving all around Gainesville trying to find a stand. Once I found a one the tree was ready to go up and get all decorated and festive.

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And yes if you did not notice, my tree is about three feet tall and sitting on my table. Let me tell you what, the guy who cut my tree down thought I was crazy because I put snow on the tree (its real though), took pictures, and only wanted a three foot tree.

“The Haircut”

Okay so after over a year of looking like a girl (hehe) Russell decided it would be time to get “The Haircut”. I looked around and found this photo of a style that still had some length that Russell might like (sorry I no longer have the photo of that haircut style). So I took Russell to the Haircuttery (or one of those) and got him “The Haircut”.

Here is what Russell looked like before

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We then went and got his hair all taken away.

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And like always, Russell must play with whatever he can…

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And now you can see the final product. Now one thing I would like to state at this time is that his hair doesn’t actually look like the picture I gave the woman. For some reason she was just saying how much she loves to get pictures because it makes it so easy to cut the hair. Well that woman is crazy because she has no idea how to follow a picture. So here are the photos and the hair does look better since it has grown out some.

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Gators win the National Championship

It was wild here in Gainesville.
We were about the only people in Gainesville with a high definition signal of the game. We watched it on a 9’x12′ rear projection screen in the parking lot at my office(Acceleration.net). We got the high def signal by catching it with an antena from Orlando and streaming it over our fat bandwidth intartubes to the Office. We also had an outdoor propane heater

After we decimated Ohio State, we drove down to 6th St and University Ave. After parking, we walked down University Ave toward UF’s campus. It was entirely closed down north of campus and was filled with hundreds of very drunk people. There was also an abundance of people riding on the roofs of their cars honking horns and generally being rowdy. There were SO many unprosecuted DUI’s last night it was ridiculous. I was still probably relatively safe since no one was driving more than one or two mph, and most were just stopped in the road

There was also some wanton destruction in the form of ~30 people jumping up and down on a car’s roof, hood and trunk. I am not sure that the car made it out alive it was pretty dented all over as we were walking past. It was pretty ridiculous how many police men were around not stopping any of the wanton debauchery. Glass littered the road way and people were publicly drinking and smoking marijuana and the cops didn’t seem to be saying a thing to anyone. Overall everyone was elated so I did not see any violence (which I was thankful for). Considering how many inebriated people were out and about last night it was pretty impressive that everyone managed to be so nice to each other (minus stomping a car here or there).

Shannon’s View~

Well I watched the game totally sober. Let me tell you what, everyone questioned why I did not drink but honestly I was a little nervous about the game and so I did not want to test my stomach.

After the game when I drove us downtown it was a very interesting experience. While Russell focused on how everyone was drunk I noticed how the whole group of people were one big community. There were people you would never expect being friends high-fiving and hugging each other. Black women and old white men were cheering together and having fun. I have never seen so many people just happy and having fun.

Also after we saw the car with the 30 people on top of it, there was a car with guys sitting on top playing bongos. It was loads fun walking around seeing all the crazy people (although honestly it may have been more entertaining if I was a little drunk).

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Laptop Dead Again

The G4 Mac Laptop died again.  I spent an hour and a half on various support lines.  They claim to have given us a refund on the warranty, and that the last time they fixed it it was just a gesture of good will.  Mom might have gotten the warranty refund, but she did not mention it if so. This still does not really resolve my primary problem which is that the computer is dead and Apple refuses to honor the warranty it sold us.  :’-(

Bad apple

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