Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween !

I love Halloween and I love carving pumpkins. I did these three the other night during the last Red Sox game. I really like how the spider turned out. I made some holey ones for inside. Another use for the drill's wood bit.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone !

Saturday, October 27, 2007

newest addition to our family...

We adopted a dog last night. He had been on craigslist for about a month and his situation was getting more desparate. He had to be out of his current home by the weekend. We took and hour and a half ride yesterday afternoon to meet him and ended up taking him home. We renamed him Jacoby, or Jake for short. He is adjusting quite quickly, considering he lived outdoors most of his life. Luke is basically disinterested in the newbie and Brenda hasn't made up her mind yet. But he seems to love it here. He is half border collie, half aussie and is 7 months old.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

1 game down, 3 to go...

What a game that was last night. Beckett was phenomenal. Let's hope they can keep the momentum up.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Madeline !

Our favorite niece and goddaughter Maddie turns 3 today. Such a cutie.....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

a forward I didn't mind getting...

Kosan sent this yesterday - these two folks are awesome musicians. This particular clip is a beautiful rendition of Suprise Valley by Widespread Panic. I'm hoping they'll add more clips in the near future - maybe some Pearl Jam. Low Light would sound fantastic...

Monday, October 22, 2007

bring on the Rockies !

Great effort throughout the series by the Tribe - they deserve some kudos too. But the Red Sox prevailed and now it's on the to World Series ! Dan has worn a Red Sox t-shirt every day since the whole post-season play started. Today he's sporting his "I'm Coco Nuts !" one. How appropriate.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

familiar to anyone else ?

Here's the culprit in our house - her name is Brenda.

No bat to the head yet, but she is persistent. Her preference is a slow drool over the forehead of her victim.

Friday, October 19, 2007

which 08 Presidential candidate agrees with you ?

Someone forwarded me this online political calculator which helps determine who aligns best with your own beliefs. The candidate I matched best with is Mike Gravel from Alaska = 80.95% match.

Here were the next closest matches for me:

Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd (D) - 71.43%
Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards (D) - 71.43%
Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich (D) - 71.43%

and those I matched the least with:

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R) - 38.10%

Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo (R) - 33.33%
Kansas Senator Sam Brownback (R) - 28.57%
California Representative Duncan Hunter (R) - 28.57%

Happy Friday !

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

nice way to start my morning....

It was a beautiful sunrise this morning - and completely over 10 minutes after I took this shot from my office. And now it's grey and rainy. What a tease...

If you ever need a 520 traffic update, give me a shout...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

we're so smart....

Travel and Leisure's rankings of America's favorite cities reports Seattle is #1 in intelligence. So why do people here drive like idiots ?? Our worst feature was affordability. Here's some other rankings:

#2 for environmental awareness (stupid Portland)
#2 overall cityscape
#1 coffee (duh)
#1 farmers markets
#5 cleanliness
#23 for bbq (oh well)

I love this town.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

disappointment reigns again....

I don't even know what to say here.........many expletives come to mind, but I'll hold back.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

produce that looks like...

Our friend Kosan grew a ton of peppers this year. I picked this bell pepper last week. I think it looks like a drama mask, kind of.

Or an old man with no teeth. I see both. Maybe garden oddities could be the new Rorschach test - "what do you see in this piece of mutant produce ?"