Sunday, August 31, 2008
The celebrating isn't over yet - the mud pie Chris requested (his second birthday dessert - gosh he is spoiled!) is in process. He might need it to drown his sorrows at the end of this Dodgers-Diamondbacks game ;)
Monday, August 25, 2008
I looked, but couldn't find any Obama-themed ice cream. Chris thought I was silly for asking, but I wanted to know. So I asked the girls behind the counter.
Me: "So, you have this Straight Talk Crunch."
Me: "Where's your Obama-themed ice cream?"
Them: Blank stares.
Me: "You don't have any?"
Me: "Oh. Partisan ice cream."
Chris: "I'm surprised they knew what 'partisan' meant."
So when we came home I tried to look it up online. (About now Chris really started to think I was crazy.) I couldn't find anything on the Baskin Robbins web site, but apparently (according to a post on Yahoo answers) there is also supposed to be a "Whirl of Change" flavor. I wonder why our Baskin Robbins only had the one ...
Friday, August 22, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Saturday morning I left for Quincy and, after a visit with my mom, went downtown to meet Lindsey for lunch at Morning Thunder where I had the Huevos Rancheros and she (was she trying to shame me?) had a fruit cup. We randomly spent the next hour and a half helping the class of '98 set up for their 10-year reunion, which explains the red and white balloons behind us.
Next, I headed over to Julia and Bob's new house, where I was staying for the night. They were the perfect hosts and their home is lovely. We went out with another couple, Jenny and Mark, for an Italian dinner at Moon's, had a walk around the fair, and went back to their house for vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Julia and Bob and I chatted the night away sipping on champagne with peaches.
The hostess with the mostest and her cat, Norman
Sunday morning, Julia made oatmeal with fresh blueberries and maple syrup for breakfast. Later in the afternoon, my mom and I went to the fair for corn dogs, and to check out the crafts and other exhibits. We decided next year she should enter some photos and canned goods ... and now after seeing all the great stuff on display we both want to learn how to quilt.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Chris grilling up dinner
Monday, August 11, 2008
Georgie - Jen's nephew. He's too cute!
Carrie, Me and Becky at the Ports O'Call
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Having recently done a story about sports blogs (sorry the link no works for free), I think they are a great way to get your thoughts about just about any subject out there and hope this is a model for Tammy and I to keep our friends and family in Arizona (that includes Yuma), California, D.C., Japan and many other locales abreast of what's going on up here. And believe me, there will be quite a bit of sports talk (or write) -- like Favre is getting what he deserves, he's no Jordan, and though last weekend was a wasted series in the standings it was nice to see the D-Backs gain a little separation on the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Basketball season will be big, but here's a little taste of the versatility of Steve Nash.
And here is an ode to two people I hope will be regular readers of these adventures, Laura and Kat. See if you can pick up the thievery in this Daily Show clip from last week (hints: pay attention to Rob Riggle and Jason Jones).
Friday, August 1, 2008
I had made the reservations in my name, so when we checked into our hotel in Carmel there was a bottle of wine and a note to "Mr. and Mrs. Krikorian," which I thought was pretty hilarious and Chris not so much.
We had a nice, relaxing trip, but also managed to squeeze in a lot of activities: We went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, took the 17-mile drive, drove to Big Sur, visited the Steinbeck Museum in Salinas, saw Cabaret, saw the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the SFMOMA, went to two Diamondbacks-at-Giants games at AT&T Park (the D-backs won both), and went to Alcatraz.
Of course, we also ate lots of really good food - we even both tried caviar for the first time (it was a garnish on lobster ravioli. Yum!) and I managed to get Chris to share a bottle of wine with me at dinner one night!
Obligatory photo of the Lone Cypress
At the Steinbeck Center
On the way to Alcatraz
At the ball game