Monday, October 31, 2005
Mama Beth helps Brianna clean the seeds out of her holloween pumpkin.
Brianna finds one of Papa's shirts and decides to wear it. It will be the new fashion trend.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Ken is a student at California State University, Fullerton with two majors and two minors. He was excellent at making conversation. Even though we thought his hair style might have been the result of either an horrible accident or mere neglect (he just finished mid-term exams), he assured us that he worked very hard to make it right.
Trying to be funny and avuncular, as usual, I asked Daniel after dessert, if he wanted anything else, like port in front of our second waiter "Repeat." Since Daniel said "no" I told Repeat that we were done. But, Mr. Repeat came back a moment later with some vintage port which he poured into a tiny stemmed glass. Daniel and I both agreed that it smelled something like vinegar.
Daniel and I examined the bill, did the math to leave an appropriate tip, and that was our fun French evening--soirée française.
Who'd like to join us on our next adventure?
From mon oncle's plate, (for the entre'e--this isn't a Mac) I had some pahtay (no, not pig latin, this just isn't a Mac), which is something ma grandme`re would be proud of me eating--some kind of animal's intestine, and it was pretty good.
Mon oncle joked with one of the waiters, to which tante Cindi replied, "you want to eat alone?" It was fun, though.
(This post is part of a contest, so we'll see if the others pull through.)
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
The image here doesn't really do justice to the size of this thing that parked in front of our house the other morning before dawn. I think it was intended to install a big post for the power company further up the hill and couldn't proceed because the street narrows in the next block. The thing was longer than the width of our lot and tall enough to brush against the tree branches.
Monday, October 24, 2005
Friday, October 21, 2005
Today, I am heading for The Mirbeau Inn/Spa in Skaneateles, NY (sort of pronounced like Minneapolis with a "Sk" instead of an "M" at the beginning) with one of my close friends, Dorothy, from Wheaton College ('73-'77). Another of the close friend bunch, Sue, is meeting us there. She is driving from near Newark, New Jersey. Skaneateles is in the Finger Lakes resort area of the state, near Syracuse. Our fourth friend, Cindy (Grand Rapids), was unable to join us.
We are celebrating reaching the milestone of 50 years old. We are all vintage 1955 babies and this is the milestone year for the group. We will spend time relaxing, snacking, reflecting on the college memories, sharing growth and struggles of recent times, laughing, and exploring the quaint town area. We may soak our feet in the spa foot soak (the only free part of the spa). Then we return to Dorothy's home for Saturday night (going for the budget friendly lodging for night #2!). Oh, yes, and there is English Tea scheduled for Saturday at "Grammie's" in Skaneateles. Here's to Chicago, the Doobie Brothers, the Eagles, America, and all the memorable music of the early 70's that wraps our memories in song! Good friends from the past are sweetness to my soul.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Glen, based on your responses, your top career area is Business Relations
Careers in this field often demand that you possess keen observational skills and shrewd thinking. Being successful in this area involves anticipating your opponent's goals and client's needs. Most likely, you enjoy the challenge of quick thinking and taking calculated risks.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
so there's these new nametags at polly's. at first, about a month ago, they asked us what our favorite pie was, and we were all mystified about why they cared to know this, then word spread that they were going to put our favorite type of pie below our name on new name tags. i said that my favorite pie was marionberry. but what happened, was that they decided to just send us nametags with random pie names on them, regardless of whether or not we enjoy consuming the variety of pie that is stated below our name on our nametag. mine says rob, and below it, silk, as in "chocolate silk." however, at this point, customers just get a complete chuckle out of saying aloud "rob silk." so i have taken to declaring that rob silk is indeed my stripper name, which often draws puzzlement and crickets from the pie-loving americana. i'm not a stripper, just to be clear. support the troops. drink coke. watch bill o'reilly. more importantly, pray for peace. see you all later...
Saturday, October 08, 2005
"People cannot discover new lands
until they have the courage to lose sight of the shore."--Andre Gide