Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Today would have been Bruce Lee's 67th birthday. Some UW students have signed a petition asking UW administrators to officially recognize the man they think could be one of the school's best-known minority students.

Friday, November 23, 2007

what were we thinking ?

Last night after dinner, I presented the brilliant notion of going shopping at 4 am this morning to cash in on all the holiday bargains of "Black Friday". Dan, Mark and I loaded up at 3:45 with coffee in hand and headed to Kohl's at Southcenter. The first indicator of the total chaos that awaited inside should have been the lack of any parking spaces within a one mile buffer of the front doors. But we finally found a spot and headed in. Good god. We lasted about 6 minutes and left. The line to check out was over an hour wait. I know, I know - what did I expect ? We drove to Target also, but the line was out the door and around the corner. So now we're home, shopping online. Mark went back to bed.

People were wondering why Dan was taking photos of them. Look happy about that hour wait, don't they ??

Sunday, November 18, 2007

our first game at Qwest...

My brother is visiting this week for Thanksgiving. He, Dan and I went to the Seahawks vs. Bears game this afternoon at Qwest Field. We had a fun time and it was nice to see the inside of the stadium. The audience, however, is QUITE different from baseball games. And we were sitting in the north end zone or "Hawks Nest", so it was extra amped.

Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam joined the Seahawks drum squad, "Blue Thunder", for the game. He and Jerry Cantrell raised the 12th Man flag before the start of the first quarter.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

at least I get my new couch now...

The only dog we've ever had as a puppy was Gabe - and he was a perfect pup. He chewed up two things in that stage - a corner of his wicker bed and one of Dan's baseball hats. That's it. Jake, however, is showing us another side of puppy life. This is what greeted us after work yesterday:

I was just saying how much I wanted new living room furniture too. Maybe he overheard me. When I asked him why he did it, this was his reply:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

long ball Larry...

One of my favorite shows is HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm". I was a huge Seinfeld fan, but I like this show even better. One episode I found particularly funny was on a few weeks ago - here is a short clip from it: (remember - this show is on HBO, so it may not be suitable for all viewers)

Saturday, November 10, 2007

all that Jazz...

My sister and nephew are visiting for the weekend. Dan and Aaron went to the Sonics - Jazz game last night. They sat a few rows behind the Jazz bench. Here are some of their shots:

my nephew was extra psyched to see Deron Williams (ex-Illini ) play ...

acrobatics at halftime...

for some reason, I don't think Dan's trying to take a photo of the ref.....

Friday, November 9, 2007

and then I saw one...

Not long after we bought our scooter I wondered "do they make sidecars for these things ?" While at a stoplight not long ago, I saw this across the intersection. It looks like an older model, but how cool is that ? And the color rocks. I could fit myself and the dogs in one.

Happy Friday

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

a girl can always dream...

Dan picked up some could-have-been World Series tickets for me from a Cubs season ticket holder. (this guy had great seats) I also have a stack of NLCS tickets. Best bookmarks I've ever had !
Don't forget to vote today.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

it was supposed to be seasonal...

For our anniversary ( 9/21 ) this year, I decorated our upstairs bathroom in Red Sox gear for Dan. It was impossible to find a Red Sox shower curtain, so I ended up making one instead. (if you wanted an NFL team shower curtain, no problem - they were everywhere) There's a Red Sox rug, various signage, photos of favorite players, even a seating chart for Fenway. The works. It was supposed to be seasonal - to last through the post season play. Now that it is all over, I'd like to revert back to a non-sports themed bathroom. I'm getting some resistance.

Anyone want a Red Sox shower curtain ???