Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bathroom Quest 2011

 Thanks Macbook for letting me take pictures despite lack of camera. We're getting close...sooooo close.  Just wait for the pebble tile.  Another bonehead move today by yours truly, attempted a 360 in a quarter pipe on my rollerblades and shredded my wrist...will I ever learn?
Margo is the queen of tiling and mudding.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Not the Sharpest Tool in the Shed

So within the last month I lost several key items: Ipod, Swimming Trunks, Waterproof Jacket, Camera.

Considering this occurred all on separate occasions, I read in the DSM VI that I should be diagnosed with LSAT...a rare disorder called  "Losing Sh*t All the Time".  A less credible source suggested that I might have "preggo brain" which apparently means I may be pregnant. Whatever the case may be, it is quite unfortunate.

Therefore blog posts have been minimal.  I deeply apologize to my loyal fan base of 2 and will attempt to get some sort of visual media creation device in the near future.  I have re-posted the song belong because I feel it is fitting.




Sunday, March 6, 2011

Olivia's First "Black Diamond"

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Ski Conditions at Loch Lomond...a little crusty but some big, beautiful flakes falling and enough soft stuff to turn with ease.  With a little encouragement Olivia did a few laps on the Birch and also made an attempt at the Giant...which we renamed "Giant...Butt Slide" although she only slid for about 8 or 9 meters.  Needless to say, Olivia rips and we need to buy some more passes!!! Hope you enjoy the moderately decent video of her ripping the Birch on her second go around....due to the cold the battery ran out at the bottom.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Not Done Yet

Okay, so I posted something. But I wasn't done yet because I have another story.

So last night I went out to the Itai to have a Moosehead, sausage on a bun and read the "Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell...because I heard rave reviews.  Anyways, there's this old school rock band playing and they are having a jolly good time.  Especially the piano solos which involved stumbling through a jazz scale intermingled with randomly mashing several keys and hoping they sound like chord....yeah, it's harsh but everyone was dancing so it worked.

So, I'm enraptured with the book, at the part where Gladwell discusses how a computer scientist actually tested the theory behind "6 degrees to Kevin Bacon" and found that the average degree to Kevin Bacon from any Hollywood actor is only 2.98352 (or something).   Then...I look up and the 90 year old woman who walks up and down my street every day and attempted to help me lift a 1000 pound block of concrete with a stick is totally shaking a leg with some mid-40's fellow..

I had to drop the book and step in on the chump who was dancing with her...and we ended up dancing until after midnight.  She told me I had good rhythm, which was nice, and she also invited Margo, the kids and I to her church's party and rummage sale the following day...dancing and rummage sales.

Needless to say, all that dancing made me want to post more dancing music...so here's what's on my i-pod for dancing whilst doing the dishes lately!


Oh man, we lost our camera, but then we found it...(read: Margo found it) under the couch. So now we actually can take and have pictures. Plenty of epic skiing photographs were never taken...such as Max's "backwards slide into a large ditch" and also Olivia cranking turns through a little "Snoopy" race course.

Even without a camera, things never stop, bathroom demolition has begun...and I'm going slowly but surely this time. We're mudding Max's new room, finally....and so on and so forth. For those folks who read this thing, we're still alive, we hope you are too!

Loch ski day coming up March 6th! Bring your children!
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Spooky Smoochy

Halloween has come and gone, the "31st" b-days are at their pinnacle (Margo's is tomorrow!!!!). Here's the cream of the cropped. As an aside, Margo will probably do excellent in Anatomy after sewing the bones on Max's costume.



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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moonlight Madness

After a weekend of fasting, solo hiking by moonlight, sleeping beneath massive cedar trees or rocky beaches and being surrounded by deer, wolves, massive eagles and some rather inquisitive grouse...I'd say I'm sort of relaxed.  Thanks Sleeping Giant.  The only unfortunate part of this trip was the fact that I had some earworm issues regarding one Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" combined with the children's story "Goodnight Moon".

So if you can imagine hiking to, "Goodnight room, goodnight moon, goodnight cow jumping over the...skintight jeans we are teenage dreams tonight...good night mush, good night old lady whispering hush...you make-me feel like I'm living a teen-age-dream...etc etc."


Upon returning home I decided to use my relaxed frame of reference to break up the kids fighting by giving them a whiteboard and a dry erase marker and sending them upstairs to work together in finding a solution to their issues.  This is what they came up with (with no help from any parent).  They were mildly dismayed when I read their presentation and burst out laughing. Hmmm, if I had to select between making a chart of what is annoying and the corresponding punishments or simply "play underwear" (which involves putting underwear on your head and looking out through the leg holes)...I'm not sure what I'd chose.

Fortunately, discussing what would actually occur if we did "Option 2-Never being in the same room together" allowed the children to see the hilarity in some of the more corporal-punishmentesque options. Note the attempted spelling of 'occasionally' from our little CEO.