A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
Master of living a random, unpredictable life.

Today Lily and I spent hours walking around the St Louis Zoo and the St Louis Science Center. Both have free admission but they have ways of making you spend money once you are inside. There is a Build-A-Bear inside the zoo that has animals exclusively sold there. Of course Lily had to get a […]

Categories: Lily, Road Trip, St Louis | 2 Comments

This week is Lily’s Spring Break. We originally had plans to head to Cannon Beach, OR to hang out with JP’s parents for a few days but those plans fell through due to the price of tickets. SWA wanted about $900 per person… ummm, no thanks. Then JP found out a few days later that […]

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Pizza! Who doesn’t love pizza? I’ll tell you something silly but amusing. When you order a pizza online have you ever noticed the space that says “special instructions”? The last three times I ordered pizza I have put “please draw a picture on the inside of the box” in that space. It worked the first […]

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Lily pay phone mariners

If you could make one phone call to your past self would you? What year would you call? What would you say? If I had the choice I think I would actually prefer my future self to call my current self.


I saw these today and they made me laugh. This is Lily all the way. And this is JP sometimes.

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Today was a pretty low-key day at our house. Lily had school and then went to her BFF’s house for a birthday party and sleepover. JP has been sick for a few days now… and without those two to amuse me I was on my own. Here is a summary of my day via SnapChat. […]

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Today Lily and I were at the airport waiting for JP when I realized that the t-shirt she was wearing used to be a night-shirt. When she first got it as a gift in May of 2008 it was really big on her. I went back into my archives and found pictures of her wearing […]

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A few months ago my good friend Angela moved from Florida to North Carolina. I have wanted to go visit her in North Carolina but I haven’t had any free time lately. When I finally had a couple of days free she told me she was gonna be home in Florida that weekend… what would […]

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if you see an arab on the street i obviously missed that one

Today I was standing in the airport security line behind this Marine and his dog. I was able to snap the picture in between showing my boarding pass and ID and putting my stuff through the scanners. Right after I snapped this picture security approached me and asked to see my ID and boarding pass […]

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Ahh the pool. Wouldn’t it be nice if the weather actually stayed warm enough for us to go swimming. For the last few days JP, Lily and I spent time cleaning out the garage and the pool house. We took a truck load of stuff to the dump and a truck load of stuff to […]

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Frank Ocean Quote

Lizzy is what we named the lizard from the accident this morning. She seemed to be in full health by the time Lily got home from school. We took her outside to the same spot that I found her. If you look carefully at the jar as Lily opens it you can see Lizzy jump […]

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The leaves that I told you about last week are falling even faster now so this morning I went outside to empty the skimmer. As I was doing that there was a light breeze blowing the leaves that are on the deck in to the water. So I did what seemed like the logical thing […]

Categories: .gif, Bikes, Family | 2 Comments

Have you ever wanted to join a biker gang? Now is your chance. Well… if you live in Portland, OR then now is your chance. You don’t even need your own bike because we can borrow them from Hotel Monaco. Today around noon my niece Ayla and I set out on what ended up being […]

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This morning JP and I got on a flight to Portland, OR. Just for the record noise canceling head phones are amazing. I don’t think I have ever told you guys this before but when they come around with snacks I always ask for pretzels instead of peanuts. I happened to have a bag of […]

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I think that just about everyone has home improvements that they would like to make. JP and I have a lot of ideas for things but not a lot of time for him to get them done. Today we did cross one improvement off of our list though. Ever since we moved in we have […]

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This morning I walked past Chip and she ran over to the door on her cage kinda like she was saying hello. I am such a sucker for her that I took her out of the cage and put her in my pocket. Then I headed downstairs to see what kind of fresh fruit or […]


You know the joke about how many people in takes to change a light bulb? In our bedroom we have a ceiling fan with lights on it but we never turn the lights on because they are so bright. We both have lamps on our night stands that we use instead. The other day as […]

Categories: Crafty Daisy, Lily | 1 Comment

When I was a kid, we loved to make friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss. We would weave different designs and give them to each other. It was so much fun. We even took it a step further and started weaving them into pieces in the back of our hair. Oh the memories. A couple […]


It is that time of the year again. In our yard the leaves fall off of the trees in February and March. I think the weather helped the process start a little earlier this year because there are tons of leaves already falling. Every day I have gone out to the pool and fished at […]