6.18.2014

Funny Things Ian Says: France 2014

Round two with picture and a video, just for you!
Ian is a goof. Here is proof:

Lessons in modeling from ICT.

Me: How much do you love me?
Ian: A fraction. What. What do you want.

"I just hate idiots."

"I need to hurt all the bad ideas out of you."

"I had to take a break from my book because it was making me think too hard about the nature of my universe."

"It's because science is for your eyes and literature is for your ears."

"Just be calm and come scoop my eyeball out. With your thumb."

Me: I could play monkey bars with your beard.
Ian: That's pretty effed up, Anna.

"This is some fancy ass pudding."

"I like planets. Planets are my favorite."

"So what are you going to do? Play with my blood veins--pahahhahah. That's so funny. It's like, where to I come up with this stuff?"

"You didn't disappoint me. I knew you were going to forget."

Ian: I have to go back to work.
Me: But I love you!
Ian: I love you too, but that's not a logical reason for me to not go back to work.

"Bridges are awesome. Almost as awesome as tunnels."

While on our trip in the south with Ian's parents...

"This is freakin' scenic over here. All of the sudden." -- Craig

"Apparently Rick Steves thinks that scenic route means roads with lots of turns." -- Ian
"I'm glad we brought you, Ian." -- Craig

"I want a travel pillow for my phone." -- Craig
 
"I am so freakin' funny. To everyone in the world except Kell. That's why I married her." -- Craig

"I know who my tart de jour is!!!!!" Followed by some snuggling of Kell. -- Craig

"I'm not saying that it's a priority for me to be a CEO of a company, but I would like it. I would also like to have laser vision...you know?"

"Would you quit waffling around? You've got more waffles than a waffle house. You've got more waffles than the country of Belgium! You're so full of waffles, you could be Waffle Crisp!!!"

Me: Are you ashamed of our love?
Ian: Sometimes.

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Sarcasm and absurd statements are the name of the game for Ian Costley. This list does make him seem like an old man grump, which, let's be honest, is probably what our future will look like. (zing!) And I'll always keep laughing. Especially because he always does this nonsense, too...

(From our trip with Ian's parents)

Scenes from Barcelona


This is a person, jsyk. Not a statue. 
 
The infamous unfinished Sagrada Familia
Crazy marzipan works of art at La Boqueria
TAPAS
Fruit pate...so good!
So is Columbus pointing to where he thinks America is or where it actually is?
A typical seafood Paella dish--saffron rice with shrimp, mussels and squid.
To start our great and glorious final European vacation in April, Ian and I took a train to Barcelona and met up with Ian's parents, Craig and Kell. We spent two very busy days there where we ate lots of tapas, soaked up the sun and gawked at the marvelous architecture. It was super duper crowded, which was kind of overwhelming, but it was a beautiful place.

I definitely want to go back and spend more time in Spain and see some of the smaller places, if only because I was ashamed of my Spanish brain cloud. I'm not good at French, but my instinctual responses were all in French. I once had this problem, but it was reversed...seems like there's only room for one and a half languages in my brain. Every si came out as oui. So dumb.

From then on, we rented a car and drove to Aix-en-Provence. I like Spain and all, but I was happy to be back in France, especially because we were in towns that were much smaller. I'll post more from the south later, b'cuz it was teh best.

Adioths Barthelona!

6.06.2014

Deets from DE and Other Short Stories

Hi friends. I'm currently sitting in my pleasant, sun-filled apartment filled with the smells of Ian's burgers from lunch and there's a pile of homemade donuts sitting on the counter and a little puppy laying at my feet. IZ THIZ A DREAM?

No, it's real. But to be fair, our apartment is also filled with thick, humid air making this normally pleasant 79 degrees feel like a steam room, there's an enormous pile of dishes sitting in the sink from the aforementioned lunch, those donuts are making me feel preeeeeetty tired and the puppy who has only been here for a few hours already peed on the carpet and threw up on the couch.

There's a ying to every yang.

I forced Ian into this photo opportunity and his face says it all. It's just like this.

Ian and I are living in a little town called Newark in Delaware. It's kind of like Logan, but way better because it happens to be within a reasonable distance from Philadelphia, D.C. and New York. So that's awesome. My dearest girl friend and her husband also happens to live across the street from me. Another point for awesomeness.

Aside from that, we're living a pretty hum-drum life. Ian works a lot. I pretend to look for a job while I watch Bob's Burgers and bake cookies. And it's all okay because all Ian really needs from me is a steady stream of homemade treats, not an actual income or any contributions to our financial future or anything, so we're doing GREAT.

Really though, life is pretty pleasant most of the time. We're taking it easy, spending time in the sun and loving each other. There are a lot of beautiful places out here in this area, too. I need to take my real camera out more. In the mean time, here's a collection of photos of our recent happenings:



My summer school textbook. Such a great book.




Ice cream at our favorite place--Woodside Farms! It's a beautiful farm with a creamery out in the middle of the countryside with the most heavenly ice cream. We've gone every week...ha.



Homemade donuts to celebrate National Donut Day!



 Lil' Ruby trying to get in on some of Ali's ice cream action. Ian and I are dog-sitting our friends', Scott and Shelby, Boston terrier. She's tons of fun, but also full of more pee and throw up than you'd think! (And at the most unexpected times!) 


Ali, Shelby, Rita and some delicious water ice.



Rosemary, flowers from Ian and my flourishing basil.

For our anniversary, Ian and I went to X-Men (I'm a good wife), I made a heavenly spice cake with caramelized oranges (reminiscent of the cake at our wedding) and then went out that night to Brio. It was the greatest day full of relaxing, doing things we love, and each other. And it was wonderful. Cheers to a perfect day!



Like I said, I've been making (and eating) a lot of treats. It's a good life.

Well, that's the 411 with us, right now.

I've got some summer goals, those including to read more books, watch the best of Netflix, practice my cooking skills and nail my baking abilities. Oh and work out once or twice. Any recommendations for stuff I can't miss out in any of those categories?

Until then, I'll prolly be in a diabetic coma. Ciao!!!