Saturday, November 15, 2008

Blue Skies

We're sitting in fifty degrees, clear blue skies, and bright sunshine.  Then we turn on the TV, to the Michigan-Northwestern game (which Michigan lost to make their first eight loss season ever; we've never been happier to not be football fans), and see the cold rain/sleet/snow at the game.  As everyone predicted, we do like the weather here.

Toenail Update

For anyone interested, my toenail is still attached:

Looks like you won the contest mom!


If you had asked me when I decided to move to Albuquerque, would I be more likely to see gas under two dollars per gallon or a UFO with little green men hanging out the windows, I would have gone with the little green men.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Civil Discourse

Dave Barry has uncovered the key to civil discourse:
I miss 1960. Not the part about my face turning overnight into the world's most productive zit farm. What I miss is the way the grown-ups acted about the Kennedy-Nixon race. Like the McCain-Obama race, that was a big historic deal that aroused strong feelings in the voters. This included my parents and their friends, who were fairly evenly divided, and very passionate. They'd have these major honking arguments at their cocktail parties. But unlike today, when people wear out their upper lips sneering at those who disagree with them, the 1960s grown-ups of my memory, whoever they voted for, continued to respect each other and remain good friends.

What was their secret? Gin. On any given Saturday night they consumed enough martinis to fuel an assault helicopter.
But of course, this is well known in our family. It's why we're all so well-adjusted!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Ceiling Fan for Sale

I successfully replaced one of our ceiling fans without any wounds (ignoring scraped knuckles and a lightly bruised ego), and we will gladly part with the (fully functional) original.  I think it was an improvement.  What do you think?



Zen Master Jesse... his "yard."

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Scrapbooking the Old-Fashioned Way

I have been doing a little scrapbooking lately, and wanted to share my most recent pages with you. As you can tell, the actual pictures aren't all that recent. I have been very strict about scrapbooking chronologically, and I took a long break from scrapbooking during law school, so that means that I am over five years behind! That's okay though, because it is fun taking a trip down memory lane, and I am catching up . . . slowly.

Because these pictures are so old, they were all taken with a film camera. I have now exhausted all of my printed pictures, and I just ordered over four hundred prints (yes, I have not printed ANY of the pictures I took with my digital camera).

So depending on how long you have known me, these pages may be nostalgic or a new glimpse into my past. Enjoy!