Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
http://www.lollypop.org/chrisp (Chris's sponsorship page)
http://www.lollypop.org/kribbit (Susie's sponsorship page)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I see you on my way to work,
running in your dress shirt,
just past the corn field by the road.
Why must you be so proper?
Did they make fun of you as a child?
Do you have a ghastly scar?
Are there not T-shirts your size?
Where could you be going?
Are you on your way to work,
an important meeting,
a job interview?
Why must exercise be so formal?
Don't you have a jogging suit?
a tank top,
Or are you fooling someone?
pretending to dress for work
walking out the door with your brief case,
throwing it in the woods as you begin to jog?
Does your wife know you jog in your dress shirt?
Are you fooling your children,
perhaps the family dog?
Are you happy, dress shirt guy?
Running in your Ralph Lauren,
or perhaps Cardin or Old Navy?
Run along, old dress shirt guy
I'll watch you from my car,
and wonder every day
if I should try it, too.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
How to Peel a Mango
Step 1. Remove the peel
Step 2. Chop off the stem.
Step 3. Stand the mango up on the flat end you created by removing the stem.
Step 4. Slice away the flesh, being careful to not slice into the core. If you feel resistance or hear a crunching sound you're cutting into the core.
Note: parrot may regard mango with suspicion.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
We got some loot at the Bay Tree Bookstore before heading down towards the beach.
Of course we had to go to the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Who could resist carnival food and rides?
I went on the Merry-Go-Round....
And the Ferris Wheel.....
And the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster (Built in 1924!)
And I played the squirt gun game, and of course won!
Then it was back to the pool again. The whole gang showed up for dinner....
Dad's famous homemade pizzas! Yum!
Then we hightailed it back to the swimming pool where we splashed around, layed in the sun....
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Oh well, we amused our selves with cross stitch and Rob's card tricks, oh and of course, naps! The flights were on time in fact I think we even got in a little early. My sis and her man picked us up and we went directly to In and Out Burger. Can't come to CA without stopping there huh? Then is was out to "the crick" to jump in the pool! Dinner was ham, scalloped potatoes (both done on the grill) and salads. My mom makes the best salads!
The next day we were off to San Francisco. We saw great and amazing stuff starting with lunch at Boudin's Cafe with their famous sourdough bread. Then to the Musee Mechanque to play mechanical games, take photo booth pictures and make lots of squished pennies. Then we walked over to Pier 39 and first visited the sea lions, they rock! We then strolled through the tons of tourist trap shops and bought souveniers and jewlery, yay! Afterwards we hit the Aquarium of the Bay and all sported their lovely "Save The Bay" crowns as we wandered the exhibits (pictured above). We walked through the giant tank tubes seeing all sorts of bay and sea animal life. We were able to pet some sharks too. We then headed out to Crissy Fields, a beach near the Golden Gate Bridge, saw Haight & Ashbury and headed out to dinner at the Spaghetti Shack (apparently featured on one of Rachel Ray's shows).