Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Angel

Brianna was an angel for Holloween this year. She had a very good time. She said, "Trick or Treat." She also said, "Thank You." That was much better than the "smell my feet" she practiced in the car. Shawntea, Brianna, and Papa went to his old neighborhood and Papa saw a lot of his old neighbors. He even handed out candy at on of their homes so the neighbor could take a restroom break. We came home and eat MamaBeth's chili and fresh baked bread. It was a fun night and now Papa will take a nap.

936 in October

Only 11 today, pretty low since the average for hits on this site is over 20 per day. All our readers must have been out scoring some candy from the neighbors.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


i have the highest grade in my communications in modern society class. check it!
id number 68532
setting the curve with 136 points.

black political thought might be another story... anxiously awaiting results for midterm test. yikes.

writing newspaper story today, off to school...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

internet ocd

i'm not sure how compulsive i am. i do think this sounds a bit like me though. any thoughts?


Saturday, October 14, 2006

wish you were here

the sky was truly something to behold at sunset on friday. this is what i saw...
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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Thursday, October 12, 2006

beth can't post

Beth has tried to post several times. She get's a message that techs are working on the problem. Her wonderful missives are absent as a result.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What's in your pool?

Friends of ours found this in their pool on Monday.

Our friend Jeff came over yesterday afternoon saying that our friends were on channel 7 and we should turn on the TV. We did, but never saw this story on TV. This photo is from the front page of today's Whittier Daily News.
DRIVER RESCUED: Emergency personnel remove a Ford Taurus from a pool at a home at Edmaru Avenue and Mar Vista Street in Whittier on Monday. The elderly resident of a nearby home lost control of her car and plunged into the pool after knocking down a brick wall. (Bernardo Alps / Staff Photo)

Sunday, October 08, 2006

At the game

Cindi thought it would be a good idea to post this photo too. Guess which one is me.


I have exceded the 200 photo limit of my free account at Flikr.

Ohio Team Traveling West

Yes, once again, it will be our privilege to host Dick and Jane Remington for the Christmas holidays. They arrive on the 23rd. Deck the halls.


…was the final score of the UCLA-Arizona football contest at the Rose Bowl Saturday. Being the great sport fan that I am, and Cindi's reputation with college football (did you know that she once enjoyed season tickets for the Purdue Boilermakers) our friends, Jim and Lorainne invited us to the Rose Bowl yesterday. Jim met us there with a grandson and two of his friends. The kids had much better seats that us. Jim and the kids joined us at the Pasadena venue after the USC-Washington game that they enjoyed at the Collesium earlier in the day.
IMG_0041Welcome to the Rose BowlScoreboard
JimLorainneCheerleadersCheer dude

And, about the Dodgers--"next year."

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

bears, cars, life.

i'm watching the movie "grizzly man" for, like, the tenth time ever. it's a movie about an outsider who made a name for himself in a very uniqe fashion.
i really enjoyed my visual communications class today. the lecture was given by a substitute instructor, a young lady who teaches graphic design. in the recent weeks, i've come to realize that i want to do something more "affective" in the field of communications, rather than allowing so much of my time to be consumed by soul-sucking news. i'm writing for the school newspaper at rio hondo, but not really learning much from the classes i'm taking there that i couldn't have picked up on my own by simply observing newspaper reporting. i'm getting pretty good at playing my acoustic guitar, even composing my own music. i wish i would have been more confident, and felt more supported in learning guitar, as i think that my friends and family weren't exactly interested in hearing what i had to play.
i regret that it took me so long to make sense of the cold, manic world around me after graduating high school. i am now very eager to graduate from college and move on to the adult world where most of my friends, and people my age have already ascended.
i found out just today that i am in the hole 206 dollars to the department of motor vehicles for my delinquent registration fee, which was mailed to two addresses prior to my current one, explaining why i have no sticker on my license plate. they are now threatening to take money out of my paychecks at polly's every month until the balance is settled, which is why i will be waiting in line at the dmv tomorrow. i'm a total criminal.
timothy treadwell, the focus of "grizzly man" was devoured by bears, doing something that he found to be rewarding to him. the movie definitely makes one consider the worth of pursuing something in which one belives entirely. i often wish i had that drive, to do anything.