Thursday, December 28, 2006
2) Rachel got a new fabulous haircut
3) Christmas was great
4) Rachel Got a Job
5) Jer & Rach Bought a Car
6) Jer & Rach are going to New Hampshire for New Years
please stand by for additional info and pictures after the new year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
The cup cakes can become quite elaborate. Carl Pauli came out on top with his cupcake vignettes.
But we all did quite well
Tonight we are going to the Brugger's house. Another family tradition, when we hang with Papa Pauli's side of the fam - something that is a good time and not done frequently enough!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The plumber has come and taken care of business, the heat is back up and we are relaxing carribean style. pina colda anyone?
I am wondering if our broken heating is karma as a result of my earlier "crack spackle" joke (see below)
*for fretting moms the space heater has an automotic shut off.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I was disappointed the other morning to discover that instead of reindeer, santa, or even some elves, we had roofers up on top of the house. At 7:00am they launched their ladders onto the house and got to serious business. They finished the job in two days. They were animals. I was thinking though that perhaps I should have offered them some of this:
Comes in handy for those tough jobs.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
It is bigger than 10 of me, fa la la la la la la la la.
This is our first Christmas tree together and it is something special. Remember when you were a kid and you always wanted the biggest tree in the lot. Well we ain't got no parents telling us what to do so we got a big tree. But it turned out to be just as wide as it is tall. Perhaps even wider. With a lot of hand me down ornaments our tree is fully decked. All we need is a tree topper and of course more presents under the tree.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A few weeks ago she was in New York, at a meeting, promoting/distributing this book to her peeps. At the meeting were two very prim and proper, mature, Canadian women. Marissa launched into a discussion about the book "South Park and Philosophy" when one of the women asked: "Now, who is this Mr. Hankey". Marissa, dieing inside, said, "Oh, he is a character that occasionally makes an appearence on South Park, the readers will know who he is." The women persisted, Marissa's colleagues balked. Marissa took the same tack again. "Oh, he is a character that makes a cameo on South Park". The women were not satified with the answer, Marissa's colleagues stared at her. Finally after another failed attempt at avoiding the question. Marissa said: "Mr. Hankey is the Christmas Poo".
The women, lips pursed, sat silently, "Oh, I see."
So, everyone, do Marissa a favor and buy the book. Look at what she has to deal with to get the message of South Park and Philosphy out there.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
In other news we actually cleaned and gutted the turkey. I screamed as I reached into the bowels of the turkey and pulled out a neck. Seriously gross. Good thing it taste so good. Jeremy is a fantastic help, we are definitly not an old school, "get in the kitchen and make me some pie, woman", type of family.
Be sure to check out Jeremy's new song below.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
The CSI: Miami Drinking Game
(not that we, like, drink or anything)
Take a swig/shot every time:
You see a special guest cameo from an actor who is familiar but you can't remember the name (take two swigs if you can).
Really keen neato special effects reveal a quick flashback of how the victim died based on evidence the cast uncovers. (don't drink unless the general consensus of the room is that it was really keen neato).
We learn something personal about one of the investigators (like Horatio's past, or Calleigh's fear of ants)
You notice the color yellow used predominantly, to the point it makes you almost wince.
Take a swig/shot every time Horatio Caine:
Takes off his sunglasses.
Puts on his sunglasses.
Asks a rhetorical question.
Gets tough. (actually this last one could leave you plastered, so use with caution)
has an opportunity to tell Yelina how he feels about her, and then doesn't.
Take a swig/shot every time Calleigh Duquesne:
Shoots a gun at a gun range.
Shows up a fellow investigator.
Deals patiently with a relative or friend who proves to be dumber than she.
Is excessively polite to someone when she had valid right to be snippy.
Take a swig/shot every time Dr. Alexx Woods:
Talks to a corpse directly as if speaking to its soul (two swigs if she refers to the victim as 'baby' or equiv.)
Gets shot at, almost blows up, or otherwise faces danger outside the usual job description of Medical Examiner.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Borat: This is Natalya.
[He kisses her passionately]
Borat: She is my sister. She is number-four prostitute in whole of Kazakhstan.
[She holds up a trophy and smiles]
Strong caution is advised for those faint of heart - but if you go, be prepared to scream with horror of the hysterical maddness of it all.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
And what is with the ukulele you wonder? It was a gift from Rachel's wheelin and dealing Aunt Janice. She picked it up at an estate sale on Cape Cod. Jeremy can be found roaming around the house playing it at any time in any room. One time he picked me up at the train station - while he waited for me he played the ukulele in the car.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
He is holding down the lighting situation for Death Cab for Cutie.
Here is some of his finer work.
We went to the show. It was good stuff, killer seats and it was nice to chill with someone from the old school. After the show we were granted all access to the band's "photo op" thingy. To our surprise there was little beer, babes, bongs or other hijinks which you think would make rock roll. Felt like breaking something just to make it right.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
You wonder why Jer was not there. Answer - too scared :)
Friday, October 27, 2006
At wrap up time we headed back to the car. Got slammed with a $20 ticket. Inspection overdue by a month. Who knew?
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Riding the Cow Train. Enjoy the Music.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Recently, Muhammed Yunus and Grameen Bank won the 2006 Nobel Peace prize for "developing micro-credit for as an instrument in the struggle against poverty". Above is a video to school you on it a bit. I knew very little about it till very recently. Enjoy.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Here are some views from a great vista we came upon on a trail called "cliff walk".
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Read a review:
"Truly, this is the greatest movie about snakes on a plane ever made so far!" Gregory Weinkauf, 20 August, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Our photo albums are now going to be on Ofoto for you to view. Below is a link to some older photos. We will be updating this very soon and hopefully we will have a stationary link to all of our photos.
Click Me for Photos
Friday, September 01, 2006
san jose turtle
white-tip reef turtle
"Your woraciousness, fellow-critters...
You is turtle, sartin: but if you gobern de turtke in you,
why den you be angel; for all, angel is not'ing more dan de turtle well goberned."
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, LXIV (with a sprinkling of turtle)