First World Problems.



First World Problems: 101 Reasons Why the Terrorists Hate Us” is a collection of short essays, rants, and personal accounts of what it’s like to live in the First World from Ben Nesvig.

I picked this up as a freebie on Amazon and finally got around to reading it while waiting at the hair salon the other day.

Several moments made me chuckle and was alarmed how true this book is to what middle class Americans see as problems. It puts certain things in perspective. Our problems are nowhere near the problems the Third World faces on a daily basis. This is what the author highlights.

This book can be read in short sittings or quickly read in a few hours. The concept was interesting and different; definitely not something to be taken too seriously.  I could have done without the “bathroom humor” part of the book, but all in all I enjoyed the concept.

Ahoy Matey! Shiver me Timbers!

My husband is a big pirate fan. You wouldn’t know it by looking at him.

So of course on our recent Baltimore trip, a friend and I decided to surprise Mr. Sweet with a “Bring Your Own Grog” cruise in Fells Point. Since 2008, Urban Pirates has been launching daytime family cruises and nighttime adult cruises on their 52-foot custom built pirate ship, “Fearless.”

We opted for the nighttime version, where you can board the ship with any alcoholic beverage of your pleasing. Once on the ship, you are fitting with a costume and serenaded with entertaining pirate soundtracks. The whole experience was a blast as we sang along with our fellow pirates, drank our grog and laughed till our stomachs hurt.

The entire cruise takes about an hour, as the ship leaves from Ann Street pier, sails along Tide Point, Locust Point, Federal Hill, and the Inner Harbor. Though, you won’t venture out onto the open seas, you can dress, talk, and play games like a pirate as you safely cruise around the harbor.

Be prepared to man the water cannons and blast away any enemy pirates!

Urban Pirates runs four nightly trips every Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 and many of the cruises book up early (we booked about two weeks in advance since it was their first trip of the season). The cruise is a really unique way to see Baltimore, from the waters view and I suggest it for kids and adults alike!

Urban Pirates
912 South Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 327-8378

Delightfully Living: Day 85 – Day 94

365 photo project – the simple act of taking a picture every day for a year. The idea behind starting the project is for me to try to get myself to slow down and take a different look at the world. The series is called Delightfully Living. This is Day 85 – Day 94.

What you will see: moments of time, food, details of the world around me and things that I enjoy.

Day 85: I love the contrast of this picture. I was waiting patiently for my husband.

Day 86: Layla loves to bird watch. She will pat the blinds and meow till I open them for her. This is her favorite spot.

Day 87: Mr. Sweet & I love to have Bad Movie Thursday’s. We pick a random movie from Netflix, pop a bowl of popcorn and watch. Sometimes we will find a really great movie or a really, really bad one.

Day 88: Hello Kitty Trouble, company and wine will always lead to laughs.

Day 89: A delicious Hibachi dinner with friends! Their rice is amazing!

Day 90: Mr. Sweet & I love to make little things like the Doctor Who premier special. Popcorn holders with the characters on them! The next day we wore crowns and drank ale for the Game of Thrones premier.

Day 91: New glasses!

Day 92: Cards Against Humanity. Hilarious! We played just to see what the cards were about. We can’t wait to play with friends.

Day 93: When the hubby works late I like to have light dinners. Perfection on a plate.

Day 94: Yet another game night! Mr. Sweet ordered 3 more games this week. I can’t wait till they come in.

Hey Sleepyhead!


via cat versus human

Other places cats sleep but shouldn’t:
(but Layla does anyway)

– on your cell phone (sometimes she will sit directly on it and I will be searching everywhere for it). Not even the vibration will make her move.

– in your blankets. I never jump into bed anymore because I am not sure if she will be cuddled up somewhere in the sheets/blankets.

– in boxes. If there is a box, she will sit in it.

– on my book. When I am reading it.  Always.

– in the sink. Watch it little lady..I am trying to wash my hands!