10.28.12 – No, It’s Not Halloween. It’s Just My Family.

In honor of Halloween I thought I would post some costume ideas in case anyone needs some inspiration.  My family has been throwing theme nights/days for as long as I can remember.  We have done it all and still manage to come up with new ideas every year.  Halloween for the Nowickis comes every July and December.

Pirate Day – Rrrrrrgh matey!College Day – Activities included beer pong and arts and crafts.

Cubs vs. Sox Day

Alien Night

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Medieval Times – Unveiling of the family crest

Jersey Shore – A night to not remember

Mustaches and Mullets – A family favoriteWrestle Mania

Circus Night – The ring leader and the human cannon ballVisors, fanny packs, and furs – You had to have all three to get into the party

Disney Night

End of the World Party aka Mayan Mayhem

Just another day hanging out with my brother


10.27.12 – Rivers and Roads

 Rivers and Roads

(Click on the above title for the music video.)

Today was not the best of all days.  This video, the rain that is coming down outside of my window, and Chuck’s voice are the only good things that came out of today.  But, it only takes one thing to make some one smile, and I have three :-)  I am a lucky girl.

Rivers and Roads

by The Head and The Heart

This is a video is recorded live.  It gives me goosebumps.

10.24.12 – Cakes, Soup, and a Sunset

I decided to go for some crab cakes today.  Believe it or not, I have never tried crab cakes so I ventured to an Annapolis Seafood Market, a place I would recommend if you are ever in the area, and got two crab cakes and cream of crab soup.  The Seafood Market I went to was just a market so there was no place to sit down and eat.  I wandered into the neighborhood behind the shop and found my way to the water.  The homes there were beautiful and the air smelled like the sea.  A long dock appeared before me stretching out into the water.  I may or may not have noticed the sign that read “Blah blah neighborhood residents only”.  I walked to the end of the pier, sat down, and ate my dinner.  And wouldn’t you know, I got to see a sunset, and a live crab too!




10.23.12 – Land of Babelincoln

I walked more than 8 miles around Washington DC today.  I had no plans and no idea what to expect.  I wanted to wander and take photos, maybe eat something delicious, and of course, visit the original – the man who started it all – Babelincoln.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term babelincoln, it’s a word used to describe a babe beyond a babe, a super babe if you will.  It is commonly used when talking about chicks or guys at the bar, coffee house, library, local swimming hole, or where ever it is that you hangout.

“Dude, there is a chick sitting at the end of the bar. Should I buy her a fuzzy navel?”

“Is she a babelincoln?”

“Yup, total babelincoln.”

“Yeah bro, do it.”

You get the picture.  Speaking of pictures, here are some photos from my tourist adventure in DC.  Yes, I was even asked if I speak English once and if I could take family photos for other tourists a lot more than once.  No, I did not see Obama nor did they let me into the White House.

10.22.12 – Ahoy Matey!

Today I learned that the street I grew up on is actually called by a different name.  According to Jack, I live on Dickens Cove which must explain all the swashbuckling, hidden treasure in the backyard, and the boat in the garage.  We do have a couple of parrots sitting in the gazebo.  I like Jack’s street name so much that I might repaint the street signs next time I am home.  I Skyped with Jack today.  One day Jack decided that he was going to move to Santiago, Chile, and that’s what he did.  He has been gone ever since that day.  Jack and I used to live right around the cove from each other, but we both ended up with a wanderlust that washes us up on far away shores.  No matter how far we get we always end up together in one form or another, even if it’s just over Skype.  Once a buccaneer, always a buccaneer!

What movie?

10.20.12 – Dad and The Princess Diaries

On Thursday I posed a little challenge for my readers, and by readers I mean my dad, Babe, Jack, and the guy in Canada who takes nice photos.  I said I would write a positive post about whomever could tell me in what musical the Wells Fargo wagon makes an appearance.  My dad knew that Music Man was the correct answer!  I think he knew this because my mom was a lover of musicals, plus, my dad is a pretty smart guy.  He’s good at all those Saturday crossword puzzles, and he knows about the Honey Badger.

Anyway, I just finished watching “50 First Dates” alone in my hotel room, and of course, I cried.  If I was at home I would have cried just the same, but at least I wouldn’t have been alone.  My dad is the ONLY person that will watch whatever movie or TV show, even if it’s America’s Next Top Model, that I want to watch.  He probably won’t admit this to you, but he has watched “The Princess Diaries” while the Sox game was going on.  I miss watching movies with my dad.  When my brother and I were little he would stay home from work every Thursday, and in the summer take us to the movies, baseball games, mini golf, or for hikes at Waterfall Glen.  Lunch usually consisted of Burger King, Pamy’s, or Teddy’s Red Hots.  We always got to pick, and we still do!  Whenever I am at home my dad will ask me what I want to eat while slightly suggesting that he wants sushi or thai, two foods that he will eat only if I’m around.  My dad always wanted to make my brother and I happy, and after X number of years – don’t want to give away an ages here- he still does.  I just hope that I do the same for him.  I love you Bean!

10.19.12 – From Me to Me

After spending four days in the car driving from West coast to East coast – no time to stop except for sleep – you would think that one would go just a little bit crazy.  Good thing I was already crazy to begin with!  But, that didn’t stop me from buying myself some gifts to celebrate the end of the laborious trip.  I now have over 60 hours of entertainment, a small pumpkin, a smell good candle, and none other than the Tapatío himself!