Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Doctor Visit

I had a yearly-checkup last week. They did the usual poking and prodding and cough-inducing. Also, they took a bunch of my precious blood.

I got the results of my blood-work today. Everything is ok, but the results indicate that I am “borderline anemic”. WTF? I suppose this explains my chronic fatigue…

Anemia, from the Greek meaning ‘without blood’

Monday, November 27, 2006

J├ęsus y El Horno

IMG_0785.JPG, Originally uploaded by tcserpa.

D and i had a nice hill country getaway this long Thanksgiving weekend thing. First we popped in to Buda for turkey-eating and family-seeing. Then, after some time bumming around Austin (in the fancy new second street district, where a Ducati dealership recently opened), we headed west.
We found this kooky little guest cabins in Lakeway, and stayed there from Friday to Sunday. 'Character' is the word that springs to mind when considering the pink-dominated color scheme and plethora of south american knick knacks. Included in said knick-knacks was 'tour guide Jesus', shown here pointing out the location of the stove.

The set starts here.

Friday, November 24, 2006

600,000 atoms

I listen to a lot of audiobooks on my drives to and from the city. If you haven't read "a short history of nearly everything," by bill bryson, I highly recommend it. He writes about every aspect of science, from astrophysics to paleontology, in a way that is so engaging and fascinating. You won't want to set this book down (or turn the cd player off in my case).

One interesting point he makes is that each of us contains approx 600,000 atoms that were once part of shakespeare, or jesus, or buddha, or picaso!

How's that for enlightenment?

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! Today I am thankful for many things, not the least of which is the friendship that we maintain, even at a distance...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I'm Back

Hello everyone, I'm back to my desk after a busy year! I've missed this 'lil blog and all of you.

So I'm looking for ways to keep busy this winter -- I found a philosophy class at the local university on "metaphysics and eastern studies" -- sounds intriguing.

Also am volunteering to work for the nature conservancy to help preserve endangered species in local parks.

I hope to take a few yoga classes this winter, if I can make the early 9:30 class and get Antonio to daycare in time.

And, Antonio and I are going to storytime at the local library and work-outs with other 2-year-olds (a necessity for a boy with boundless energy) on the jungle gyms at Gymboree...

Looking forward to seeing the first snowfall, since I think this year Antonio will be able to really tear it up out there on the sled, since last year he was still getting his bearings on the whole walking thing.

We had a wonderful time in Texas -- one of these days I will set up a Flickr account and put all our recent pics up there, but for now, here's one of my little cowboy:

Monday, November 20, 2006

I wanted to see

Micheal Jackson's Thriller because i think the dance part is cool
then i found this!
check out the red pleather pants

LIZSURF


LIZSURF
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen.
Day One in Maui. Liz spent the middle of the afternoon learning to surf while I walked up and down the beach swimming, shooting, and picking up pieces of wood that looked like bone.
She stood up and "surfed" several times. Making her dream a reality.

Flushed Away



my first movie with both my children
actually - adolfo's first movie didn't work out too well - madagascar's scene set ups and changes were way too fast for a 3.5 year old to really get into and the gags were not made for kids - so the movie was cut short when adolfo became too bored with it and we took off early - i left feeling that we wouldn't be really missing anything
but this is not a review of madagascar
this is a review of Flushed Away
and the experience was MUCH MUCH different

firstly - he recognized the teeth of the characters as similar to those of chicken run and wallace and gromit - secondly - the characters were great - the action sequences were timed just right - they were long enough so that he was able to wrap his mind around what was taking place but short enough not too bore him - he could quickly tell who was the bad guy and who was the good guy - and throughout the movie he would point out what was desirable behavior and what was not acceptable - the main thing i didn't approve of was the few incidents when "idiot" and "stupid" was spoken - i was pleased that adolfo recognized that these were bad words - but am kind of worried about the intrigue this might cause

at the same time - the story line was good, funny and refreshing - it was filled with intelligent humor and i knew it would be with the opening sequence in the house - the talking army doll referring to "...weapons of mass destruction..." and "...terrorist..." was hilarious - i particularly enjoyed the singing slugs and the imaginative way the city was built - there was also the sad portrayal of americans as naive texans - and the finding nemo reference "Have you see my dad?" had me laughing out loud - and the kids laughed too

adolfo was sufficiently entertained without being talked down to - and i enjoyed the whole thing

there are a lot of people criticizing this movie and aardman for making a cgi movie instead of sticking to his thing - now i totally love claymation and all that - but in reality - cgi is the latest form of animation and there is no reason for a respected artist to not explore a new medium - i'm glad aardman tried this out - i was not disappointed in anything about the movie, the story line was great, the effects were wonderful and the characters memorable

i will buy this disk

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Casino Royale

I caught Casino Royale, the latest Bond flick, the other night. I thought it was great!!!

also, pigeons!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Jamie Lidell, Boston

Holy smokes. I caught Jamie Lidell last year out at the Parish, but his set suffered from technical difficulties. Not so last night. He banged out beats and sang the soulful kind of Soul and made the floor feel the crowd tremble and the crowd feel the floor tremble and oh my gosh it was a fantastic show.

Also, I got to say the Kid Koala put on an amazing set too. 3 turntables and no headphones? WHAT? He is like the robotech master of djs. He played “his mom’s favorite song”, Moon River and made all those notes feel sweet sixteen.

Also, I am visiting Boston for the first time. Its a whole nuther thing out here…

Monday, November 13, 2006

Paola


Paola, originally uploaded by Adolfo IV.

Adolfo has taken some pretty spectacular photos. It seems that i was wrong about poopoo-ing the Fischer-Price digital camera for toddlers. This is a public apology. It performs quite well in bright and reasonably bright situations.

I suggest you check the photos out.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

St. Ambrose Fall Festival: My beautiful wife


St. Ambrose Fall Festival
Originally uploaded by killy.
Caorlina and Paola man the ring toss at this years St. Ambrose Fall Festival.

Veteran's Day


Veteran's Day
Originally uploaded by killy.
For their service. Thanks.

For Pablo: Saturday Morning Soccer


For Pablo: Saturday Morning Soccer
Originally uploaded by killy.
Coming back from a 7-2 first half, Killy scores an amazing 9 goals! 9 goals! It was a small 4 on 4 game, so it doesn't really count, but it was a good time.

St. Ambrose Field Trip: Me Time


St. Ambrose Field Trip
Originally uploaded by killy.
I managed to get some time away from adolfo to take some 'me' shots.

St. Ambrose Field Trip


St. Ambrose Field Trip
Originally uploaded by killy.
This past thursday, i chaperoned adolfo's first field trip to Dewberry Fams. There is a lot to write, but i don't have time. Just look at the photos.

Friday, November 10, 2006

I DEMAND

some futbol fotos!!!

I think it is great that y’all are playing indoor. I want to see some video or foto coverage. Please!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Paola Isabel - One month!

For those of you who read this blog early, i'm heading to the store to buy a good size chunk of meat to smoke today (brisket). Anyone who is interested in helping out or just stand next to a nice smoky fire please stop by on this cool and most beautiful day. I could use some company.

I'm also going to try and whip together a homemade bbq sauce.

For those of you who don't know, we are having a little get together today, Paola's one month birthday/anniversary/ whateveryoucallit. Stop by if you get a chance. We'll be here all day and i'd love to get a game of chess on with someone ... anyone.

One month! Woohoo!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

GER

so how lucky were we with adolfo
we never knew until these past couple of weeks
paola has infant acid reflux
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)
the meds to treat this cost 150.00 more or less
so i purchased only 2 pills for 14.00 until i find out what my insurance will cover
she's asleep now
after some maalox
but
that's why killy and i have not really been around lately
fun

ashtanga


garba pindasana part A
Originally uploaded by bindifry.
Last night Taggart and I joined Andre and Zoe for an intro Ashtanga yoga class.
What a trip! We are really going to try to stick with it.