Monday, October 20, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I had plans to go into a long dissertation on the darkness in my soul/reason for not posting for 2 months, but I'm just going to pick up with a calm weekend that shows how great my life really is.
Here is the first 2 minutes of my Saturday morning :
Aria and I spent most of the week sleeping out in the tent on the deck. A great combo of stars, city lights and easy bathroom access. Saturday also included a trip to the Halloween store and the purchase of a hermit crab. His name is Doc.
Sunday brought pumpkin purchases/carving and house decorating. Kindra and I even made it to a movie, Vicky Kristina Barcelona. After seeing it, our marriage is still in tact but I had to warn Kindra that if both Scarlette Johanssen and Penelope Cruz try to simultaneously seduce me in a photography darkroom, we may have troubles.
Barring that, we're cool!
A man must know his limits.
The evening brought an impromptu party with the arrivals of Kurt and Petrina Bestor, and Russ and Kindee Dixon. A booze fueled barf-fest that could only end in tragedy.
Everyone was gone by 8:30 with the kids in bed shortly thereafter.
More later. Must sleep now.
Posted by John at 11:33 PM
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
OK, so I thought Kindra was going to write something. She thought I would. In the mean time, Kelli wrote about the awesome party she threw for Azur's "Coming Out" (of Kindra, that is). So consider this an addendum.
One of the many things I've always been grateful for is my luck in finding and keeping great friends. Mike and I go back at least 23 years! He married well and now our wives are good friends. That really helps guy friends stay in touch. Never mind that he's a brilliant mix engineer and that my career depends on his skills so I'd have to see him even if I hated him. It's really about the ladies. When isn't it?
Anywhooo, they threw a great party with amazing treats and fun. Props also to Bethany and Emily for their tasty contributions. We're very lucky have them as close friends, and we're looking forward to doing the same for their next child, due any year now!
Now some pix:
Posted by John at 4:33 PM
Sometimes, Aria likes to sit with me and watch little YouTube clips. It's fun for me to find old 70's toy commercials (from Wham-O!), kids shows (Sleeeeestackssss) and the like. I usually just follow the links to something related. Last night, Aria and I stumbled upon something that said: "The Office Theme in Mario Paint." I clicked it without saying anything about it. It showed some Mario related game that lets you program in notes that play when he jumps on them and sure enough, The Office theme was a' playin'. Once the theme had fully established itself, Aria hung her head and said, "Oh, dammit. It's that show you love."
Posted by John at 12:58 AM