Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


The last time I hiked to the top of Mount Whitney, in the late 1970s [before you were born], it had an elevation of 14,495. The new elevation is 14,505.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Daniel's secret for next year's rides

Dear Uncle Glen and Aunt Cindi,

Although I verily enjoyed having lunch together at Mt Baldy Village this year, I now have a new support vehicle sponsored by SRAM, and I thus no longer need your assisstance.

Sincerely from your nephew,

(Just kidding. I made this car today from a magazine advertisement, so it couldn't be any more than a mental support and stimulus on a ride.)

Merry Christmas from the past!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Got gout?

Don't shout!
Don't pout!
Grab one of these and find
escape route!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Changes at the FoodTV channel

Ok, that last post, I don't know. Cindi just made me listen to the whole thing. It is very odd. But, I couldn't resist posting it because I can.

This news however is stunning--Emeril Live is canceled. They still have another year's worth of shows coming up. But, after that it is just pretty girls and whatever. More is here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Traditional Byzantine Hymn of Christmas in Arabic


Shannon was cleaning out some files and ran into this picture from the Mountain Democrat.  Very cute!  Now if I can just learn how to stream video I could post Andrew singing his Dinosaur Report with Erin Widger, too!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Did someone forget to leave a tip?!?!?


I can't stand another day of waiting on tables!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tour of America Cycling Race--September 2008--21 days

Announced here. What do you think about that? At least it's not baseball Mr. Mitchel. And, anyway, those were just vitamins I took.
So, what do you all want for Christmas?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Birthday and Thanksgiving Pictures

Brianna openning her gift of knitted bells from GreatGrandma Doris.

Uncle Andrew plays horse.

Thanksgiving dinner with Grandma.

This is what a ballerina birthday party looks like.

This is the very special birthday room that MamaBeth decorated.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Grandma Doris' weather report

My rain guage showed 1.8" of rain thru 2 PM today. It has quit for now.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

So, back to the real world . . .

So, here I am thinking about all these offers of "help." What would really be helpful--of course thinking a towel selection notwithstanding!

It would be fabulous if all these things could be done before the Remingtons arrived on 19 December. Feel free to sign up!
  1. Repair overhead light in guest bedroom (no electricity arriving on the old conductors [wires]). _________________
  2. Finish stripping wall paper in guest bedroom. __________________
  3. Paint guest bedroom and upstairs bathroom (finish a job started long ago). _________________
  4. Fix the floor in downstairs bathroom. _____________________
  5. New tile ______________________
  6. Install toilet and sink. _____________________
And, of course, nothing that a new towel or two couldn't remedy: