Sunday, July 31, 2011

RIP, Tony

prom, 1986

I received some bad news that a friend from high school had passed away yesterday morning.  A fairly benign arm break after a car accident turned into something much worse.  Life ripped away too soon. I hate that it takes tragedies like these to remind me to live every day to the fullest, as if it could be my last.  Because it could.  I need to remember that daily.   

This was on Tony's facebook page, in his "about me" section:

I think the country could be in alot better shape if we all started caring about our neighbors instead of being afraid of them.

Good words to live by.  Rest in peace, buddy.  Thanks for all the laughs.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

google doodles

I really like today's google doodle honoring the 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel.  One of my best reports in grade school was about Gregor and his peas.  

These are some of my favorites doodles from the past few months:

200th birthday of Robert Bunsen

50th Anniversary of the first man in space 

Canadian Election Day 

Columbian Independence Day 

Les Paul's 96th Birthday 

Richard Scarry's 92nd Birthday

Monday, July 11, 2011

free slurpee day !

Today marks the 84th birthday of the 7-11 convenience store chain.   To celebrate, they are offering free 7.11 oz slurpees at all locations (up to 5 million total).  To find your nearest 7-11 store, click here.    .........what flavor to choose ??

Saturday, July 9, 2011

nothing like a summer street fair ...

This weekend was the annual West Seattle Summer Fest.  It's a quintessential part of my summer fun and it never disappoints ...


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

we stayed up

Due to our normal early-to-bed schedule, we've missed Seattle's 4th of July (live) fireworks display for the past couple of years.  Watching the dvr version the next morning doesn't quite count.  But we made it this year - and it was really a spectacular one.  Although live photos would be much better, here are some I took from the couch:

And a few of some sparklers in the backyard:

Friday, July 1, 2011

you gotta bag it up !

A new PSA for Seattle dog owners ...