Friday, August 26, 2005

I really want to write: "Check me out" or "Well, here I am,"

BUT I think we all know what a huge lie that would be. This is actually one of my extremely gifted, bright and beautiful sisters-in-law. Remember Alison, and all the Bill and Alison wedding pictures I posted two years ago in May? Well, when Alison isn't at the office or helping roll burritos, she's kicking up the waves on her wakeboard. Bill sent me the picture in email. He invites us to join them at the Lake, try wakeboarding, check out the boat. It doesn't seem likely that we'll get up there this year. It might be a good idea to secretly train and improve our *skills* first. In the meantime I'll just study Alison's awesome moves.

Speaking of awesome moves and skills... William created this no smoking image for a campaign to ban smoking from family public places like LEGOLAND.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Alex and I saw this creature on the morning news a few days ago. Don't click on the link just yet. Prepare yourself. Take a deep breath and exhale slowly, and bear in mind: The unfortunate creature is not abused or unloved, he's simply a really, truly ugly dog. Well just about everyone has a blog, so why not Sam?: Sam & Susie's Blog Can't get enough (we couldn't)... be sure and see the CNN clip, so you can hear Sam too.

Oh, and another thing... someone needs to call landlord Bob and tell him his washer died. It happened Monday, but we didn't hear from the coroner, our extremely competent appliance repairman, until today. "The Calypso Washer is junk." He thinks it could cost as much as $400 to get it running again. Sorry Bob. I don't think Bob's going to rush over and replace it. I think we will switch it with our washer. When Bob's dryer died we paid the hefty repair bill, but it wasn't as hefty as $400... I wonder how long we can put off moving the busted Calypso out and slipping in our machine... laundry do pile up around here. I said "do" instead of "does" intentionally, because "do" sounds like a more present tense than does, and presently the laundry is accumulating. I don't have a picture to post of the silent washer or the laundry. How about a picture of Maria?

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The List

1. find 5 swimsuits
2. find 5 water shoes
3. find 5 rashguards
4. find waterproof diapers
5. pack sunblock
6. pack slippahs
7. lose 24 pounds... scratch that... life is too short for self depricating humor
8. bring allowance and buy flowing muumuu