Tuesday, December 30, 2008

1..2..3 Blast Off!


Constructing the Launch Pad
Originally uploaded by killy.

testing

having Blogger/Chairjockey server wackiness.

hello? hello? is this thing on?

Monday, December 29, 2008

2008 Holiday Special


super-RUN
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

WOW
what a holiday! This is Adolfo performing at SouthWest All-Star Gymnastics 2008 Holiday Extravaganza, preparing for a flying round-off and completing it fearlessly. I'm such a goober mama, I was sobbing with tears streaming down my face so profusely that Paola became alarmed and wanted to cry too. But it was an enormous swelling pride that forced the tears and nothing more.
Paola really got into the gift receiving this year, it being her third Christmas. Normally, she feeds off her brother's energy, but for this occasion, she didn't even know he was in the room as she tore paper and shrieked with delight.
My little family is happy and healthy and we are blessed to have each other and our friends nearby. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday as well.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Rocket Building


Rocket Building
Originally uploaded by killy
The family trotted out to the park just as the sun was going down and found a dry spot in the middle of the park. We set the rocket launch pad down, unraveled the launcher wires, attached the clamps to the engine igniter, and prepared for takeoff.

We stepped back and hit the launch button, but nothing happened. We thought we were missing a piece so carol ran back home to pick it up. Meanwhile, adolfo, paola and i were tinkering around with the launch while it was still connected to the rocket and WOOSH!

The rocket blasted off the lauch pad and towards the clouds. It was exeptionally cloudy, and i half expected the rocket to make it behind the clouds, but it peaked and shot the nose cone out and fell gently to the ground.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Consumer power

Check this out........Awesome

http://www.wimp.com/niceidea/

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Grown-up table


IMG_2377.JPG
Originally uploaded by tcserpa
Wow, what a crazy Turkey Day! Got in Wednesday, around 11:00 pm, and proceeded to watch the Boy® be put to bed, then to drink whiskey until 3:30 am while conversing.

Bright and early the next morning, the aforementioned Boy® shyly woke me up (on the couch) with such penetrating questions as 'are you asleep?', 'did you sleep here?' and, 'wanna watch me play Super Mario Galaxy?'. To which the answers were, 'Yes.', 'Yes.', and 'After i make coffee.'

Thursday involved some clean-up and set-up, various bouts of child entertaining, consoling and/or locating, entirely too much small talk, and a wonderful meal filled with turkey and companionship.

That evening, more alcohol consumption and conversation was perpetrated, once again until the wee hours (2:00 am or so).

At a slightly less wee hour (5:15 am) the doorbell rang. Repeatedly. It turned out to be Killy's 70+ year old neighbor lady and her husband, who had been stood-up by a few cab companies and needed a ride to the airport. Since my rental (2008 Malibu) had slightly more trunk and passenger space and considerably less of the detritus of childhood, i volunteered to drive. It turns out they were headed to Florida for a cruise to the Panama Canal. Coincidentally, i was able to tell them that various migratory birds, including several large raptors, are currently in the Panama leg of their route.

So that happened, and i was back on the couch around 6:15, to attempt to sleep. Until 7:45, at which the Boy® once again offered me the opportunity to watch Mario Galaxy occur.

I eventually went home after not enough sleep on not enough couch, too much booze and turkey, and feeling like a 70 year-old myself. I was asleep by 9:00.

Thanks to Los Chavez for a wonderful weekend.

P.S.: I was able to do my good deed for the day: I rescued a wandering dog and reunited him with his owners. Gus, a big, older, sweet but dumb yellow lab, was wandering around Hyde Park entirely too close to 45th, a very busy street. 'I have to put a stop to that', i thought. A quick turn-around and phone call to his owners later Gus and I were headed to my place, he being restrained by my belt as an impromptu leash, me being pulled along by Gus, and his owners were coming from North Austin to retrieve him.

They got him. The end.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am very thankful for all y’all’s wonderful friendship over the years! I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Congratulations Adolph!

Congrats on your new gig at CNBC. I thought your take on Hank Paulson was spot on. Somebody has to stand up to Gasparino.

Presidential Politics and the Anthropotechnical Interface

Some friends of mine and I started up a blog recently, which, as you'll see if you follow the link, is mostly in German. I posted some reflections on the special effects of election night 2008, though, in English, and I thought I'd link over to here. Nothing too profound, but I'd be interested in hearing your comments. (Who knows, maybe I'll even get around to writing the article I envision there...)

Here's the post: Presidential Politics and the Anthropotechnical Interface.

Anyway, I hope everyone's doing well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

iPlod

The iPlod.

I came up with this phrase, probably not the first, when I was ready to run over this guy yesterday.

"Why was I ready to run him over," you ask. Well I was driving down a narrow lane and I was right behind this guy who was ploding along.....and he just kept on taking up the whole lane...as if I wasn't even there......when he finally realized I was behind him he quickly got out of the way. That was when I saw that he had his iPod in his ears.

Hence the name iPlod.

Now I just have to make a dumb video and post it on youtube for my 3 second of fame.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No End To Limitations

..is the name of the latest Manuok album!

It is availabe in CD format on Amazon, and on December 1 it will be available for MP3 download.

I am so proud of my brother!!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

hooray!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Workation


Workation
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
Next time I complain please kill me.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Flying backwards


Flying backwards
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

because I can...
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE

Voted!

Facebook

You people have got to get on Facebook!!

It's so weird, I'm meeting up with all these old high school friends and current friends, but none of my college friends are on there...  Is this a conspiracy or something?!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Kane!

Birthday of The Kane yester-day it was. Happy it was, i hope. Strong the Force is with this one.

Yeah, he likes hookers and fart jokes, but care not the Force does. OK, crabs, maybe that rules him out of jedi-ness, but nobody's perfect.

Fuckin' Force, all pious and shit. Who cares about crabs? He's a good guy.

Fuck all y'all, i think The Kane has the Force, and i hope you doubters choke. Yeah.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

LADIES


LADIES
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
The ladies enjoy a late evening here at Casa Sorensen. Lindsay,
Alicia, and Liz.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

She made a wish










Paola's Tea for Two birthday party was a success. She loved all her gifts, but mostly, she had fun with her friends. We missed those of you who couldn't make it.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Paola Isabel Chavez - 2 Years Old Today


Paola Isabel Chavez
Originally uploaded by killy
Today is Paola's 2nd birthday. Happy Birthday day baby girl! Today, at 3, is her first tea party.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Cardiac Stress


Kane angles, originally uploaded by larkinkane.

This one is a little more graphically pleasing.

Again, rest above, stress below.

PET Cardiac Stress Test with Rb-82


Kane axes, originally uploaded by larkinkane.

Here is a screen shot from a volunteer PET cardiac exam I did this last week. It involved laying inside a camera while being infused with a vasodilator called dipyridamole that has some uncomfortable (but rarely fatal) side-effects.

I don't recommend it.

But whatever the side-effects, the research director said I'm not going to die from cardiac failure anytime soon. In fact I've got a pretty healthy cardiac reserve flow.

What they show are comparative sets of blood perfusion images between rest and stress (dipyridamole) conditions.

BTW, the doc assured me that is not an apical defect--as it kinda looks like.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday To The Carol!

Feliz Cumple!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The 35th Annual Adolph Birthday

Adolph celebrated his mid thirty post hurricane Ike birthday with a
Cheese infused bacon/beef hybrid burger.
Followed by beignets and brownies.
All cooked with love by his sis' Annabel.
I am sure it will be a birthday he won't forget even though he
actually forgot it was his birthday.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Adolph Might Not Get This Message

because the power may still be out in his Houston neighborhood…

But Happy Birthday!

I wish you electricity and water-pressure! Clean streets and curfew-less nights! Also, tasty cake, good health and high scores.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Update From Houston

UPDATE:
The power returned on our side of the street at about 4 o'clock (sunday). Sadly, this means we won't be evacucationing to Austin (sorry todd and pablo!). It's been a pretty surreal time here in Houston. Seeing the city nearly entirely blacked out while taking a drive last night to visit with Adolp was just crazy. Trees are down all over the city; not just branches and leaves - TREES. We spent our entire saturday cleaning up Donna Lynn street. I started to pull limbs off the street and sweep leaves out of the gutters to keep the water flowing. Next thing i knew half the street was out there cleaning. By the end of the day, we had our entire street cleared of limbs and water. Adolfo IV was responsible for pushing water into the gutters with a push broom. I'll upload pics when we have more time.

The important things is we area all okay and damage to the house was minimal. I lost a little bit of my fence and i just discovered a leak in the roof this morning. We're not sure if our power is permanent so we are charging everything we can and putting foods into the freezer for storage.

Just got a call from Killy. He called me from a neighbor’s house because he does not have a land-line at his place. His neighborhood and most of Houston has been without power for the last 24 hours. Who knows when power will be restored. Also, there is little to no water-pressure. I think that they are going to set up a curfew later on in the evening. No reports of zombies or anything…yet.

Friday, September 12, 2008

TEXAS TRIP

Hey ya'll,

I will be coming into Austin the 18th of September at about 1:30.
I will be staying, Paul said I could sleep on his couch, thru to the early AM of the 21st. I am gonna go to the UT/RICE game on Saturday - but other then that I have a flexible schedule.

Would love to see whoever has a spare moment.

Colin

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Inspiring Art Werks



This woman's website is really cool -- deep stuff, beautiful work, great vintage palettes -- don't miss the movies section.

http://www.camillerosegarcia.com/

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Roof Gardens Blog

I just started a new blog on rooftop gardens at http://gothamgardener.blogspot.com/.

Check it out!

Any feedback is always welcome...

Friday, September 05, 2008

Wikipedia

Hi everyone,

If any of you have Wikipedia user accounts, I really need some help with citations for the 'Anthony Freda' entry ... I'm not sure how to prove notability. I went through and added links, but I'm not sure what more I should add. Any ideas?

8 bit mario chocolate cake


8 bit mario chocolate cake
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

Adolfo's BDay cake!
Thanks everyone for coming to his party. He had a wonderful time. Hope you did too!

Friday, August 29, 2008

SELECTIONS FROM H.P. LOVECRAFT'S BRIEF TENURE AS A WHITMAN'S SAMPLER COPYWRITER.

Few men dare ask the question “What is toffee, exactly?” All those who have investigated this substance are now either dead or insane.

By Luke Burns

walk this way


walk this way
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

Happy Birthday Adolfo
OK so yesterday was Adolfo's official birthday and we took him to the Aquarium for a ride on the Ferris Wheel where we gave him his birthday present; a Nintendo DS Lite! We installed Big Brain Academy into which he was promptly engaged. He scored a 45 the first time through but doggedly reworked until he came up with a sparkling 62 before it was time for bed.
Adolfo grew about 3 inches since his birthday last year and he has become a wonderful young boy that we are so proud of.
So give him a call at our home phone to wish him a happy birthday when you get a chance!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

HOLY HILARIOUS

Name them all and win a prize - it's called "Great Showdowns" by Scott Campbell.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6zk7nz7u63g/SK7fKN2y93I/AAAAAAAAAng/cZXfJlphDh0/s1600-h/GreatShowdowns2-copy.jpg

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Is Today Amber M's Birthday?

My sources say yes! Happy Birthday Amber!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

All Aboard!


All Aboard!
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

The Chavez's took a mini vacation to Austin this weekend as a last hurrah of summer before the start of school. In addition to spending some time in the water and taking a memorable train ride on the Austin Steam Train's Bertram Flyer, we were lucky to have spent a few moments with some of the most wonderful people in our lives. Thanks Todd for hanging out and being geniunely charming and loving. Paul, you looked great and sounded even better, hope to see you in an air conditioned place sooner rather than later. And congratulations to the beautiful Bonnie and her beaming husband Bruce for your lovely creations, Austin and Avery were beautiful and your house is lovely, thanks for having us. We hope all of you can make it over to Houston some time as we are always here with open arms ready to take you into the madness that is the Chavez household. I'm always looking for an excuse to cook, so don't hesitate.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Willie by Freda

Anthony did a great painting of Willie Nelson this week. Check it out:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Some O' my baseball shit....Oh yeah.

Story is this.
Was given the assignment to design stuff for the Yankees and the Mets since it was their last seasons in their stadiums....the old ones getting torn down and new ones are currently being constructed.

I made a whole mess of stuff and sent it out into the ether. I never knew what happened with it.

One year later I am given the assignment to make stuff for the same teams for their opening seasons in their new stadiums. So naturally I have to do research...and as I am doing the research I stumble across the stuff I had done a year ago.

So check out the opening page on Nike.com's baseball section.

http://www.nike.com/index.jhtml?l=nikestore#l=nikestore,baseball&re=US&co=US&la=EN

It's all my designs. Some better then others. But pretty cool to get some recognition.




It is also on the MLB teamshop pages for the Yankees and Mets.



I had to order my own samples from the website since I never got any from work.

That's all.

Monday, August 18, 2008

New Website Launched

Hi Everyone,

It's been too long -- how is everyone doing on here?? Miss you guys!

I just launched a new website today at www.amberfreda.com

Check it out -- any comments are always welcome. There are lots of new photos on here of our recent NYC roof gardens, terraces, brownstone gardens, courtyards, etc.

Three cheers for landscape design in the big apple!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The World's Cutest Niece!


IMG_2145.JPG
Originally uploaded by tcserpa
At long last Myra's adoption has been finalized and i can introduce all of you to The World's Cutest Niece. She is an adorable little person who has recently mastered the cheesy photo smile (as you can see).


IMG_2143.JPG

I have a sneaking suspicion that her big brother has given her some tips in the fine art of photo muggery.

Friday, August 15, 2008

From the NY Times....

Two Georgians Say They Have Bigfoot’s Body.

This I will keep an eye on.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/us/15bigfoot.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=bigfoot&st=cse&oref=slogin

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rainy Wednesday

Rainy morning in New Orleans @ Cafe Du Monde.

Brother Ali

I recently went and hung out with Thomas and he hooked me up with some of this guy's music.

Check out this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO18F4aKGzQ

Saturday, August 09, 2008

One sentence autobiographies

He stumbled into the men’s room, reached down and wondered “How long has my zipper been down?”

MY LITTLE PONIES

Our newest guests/family members. 100 lb. Sibling Great Danes.

Friday, August 01, 2008

OHHHH LIFE.....

Vampires

Hey all,

I, once again, may be late in coming to this....
But I have been listening to Vampire Weekend a ton as of late.
There myspace page has great songs on it.

http://www.myspace.com/vampireweekend

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tabula Rasa

Interesting story about Tabula Rasa the game that David Fernandez was/is working on…

Monday, July 28, 2008

two things; a link -riddled post

One: The 'new posts' icon on blogger.com is truly awful.

I mean, c'mon...

it's a damn plus sign fer cryin' out loud.

Two: You may have seen Firefly, you may have even had Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a guilty pleasure, but you ain't seen Joss Whedon until you've seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog. This is some straight-up weird-ass shit, and it is eminently enjoyable. Check it out for the sheer (musical) oddity that it is. (and check out the dot net version for pure geek cred.)

PS: it prominently features Neil Patrick Harris, a much more versatile actor than Doogie Hawser, MD. may have indicated. (y'all gotta find one of these yourselves.)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Damn near chocked....

when I saw this guy's portrait stuff.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/strautniekas/sets/72157604087998529/with/2370936487/

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I really love the Violent Femmes

just last night i was reminded of just how bad it had gotten and just how sick i had become. But it could change with this relationship. De-derange, we've all been through some shit, and if we're a thing i think this thing's begun.

Yeah, it's been a (really long) while, but i still love me some Violent Femmes.

oh yeah, I had a really nice time in Houston this weekend. I saw Nadine(!), the lovely Annabelle, rKane and associates, and (of course) the ever hospitable Trudeaus, featuring their new(ish) home; which was lovely, despite the crazy, foot-attacking cat, and Chloe who had the good grace not to bark her head off at me. And, of course the family of the hour was Los Chavez who, by way of making me feel welcome, put me to work immediately, and pulled off a wonderful all-adult gathering, which, i hope, was a breath of fresh air for a hard-working, care-taking atomic family unit; the likes of which our benighted country is sorely in use of.

PS: i think i pretty much suck at grammar and punctuation, yet revel in how i am reminded why i am glad i do not live in Houston.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Happy Birthday To The Flynn?

This one almost slipped by me! But I think today was is the Colin of the Flynn’s birthday!

Happy Birthday!!!

Elf Quest Movie?

More child-hood memories ruined?

Elfquest, the cult comic by Wendy and Richard Pini, is heading to the big screen courtesy of Warners Bros. and Rawson Thurber.

I loved Elf Quest when I was a kid; I still have all of the Graphic Novels, first runs of Siege At Blue Mountain, and the role-playing game!

Also,Every issue of Elf Quest, online, free

I see your interesting japanese hip-hoppy video and raise you...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

TERIYAKI BOYZ

Another cultural update.
The Teriyaki Boyz

Monday, July 07, 2008

The Town-lake Rooster

Yesterday I strapped on my robo-brace and went for a run (walk,jog,walk) out at town-lake. It feels funny, after so many months, to try to move my body in a way that is like running. I can only move in this funny way for about 30 seconds before I must rest my weirded-out-joints. Anyhow, during one of these resting periods I saw a strange group of birds congregating in the dirt. In the group was about 3 sparrows, a pigeon, a grackle and a rooster. It is not unusual to see mixed groups of birds, but seeing a rooster ‘in the wild’ was kind of neat. I am wondering if it is a good omen, or a bad omen.

Monday, June 30, 2008

GOAL!

Any of you fellas remember this artist?

Jerzy Duda-Gracz

The internet is finally catching up!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Flood creates beauty

As you may or may not know...the mid-west has been getting a fair share of the wet.
As we were out and about we came across these beautiful formations.


Chella on School field trip

Just wanted to show off my kid.

Laura's work at Anderson Ranch





Laura got a scholarship to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snow Mass CO.
She had a week to make 5 pieces out of any material.
She picked Unwashed wool.

She ended up with her picture in both the Snow Mass and the Aspen papers.

The Director of the place asked to apply for a residency...1 - 4 months they pick up the tab.

It is lovely to watch someone follow their dreams with their whole heart.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Double Trouble?

Reliable sources have informed me that today is the birthday of The Liz AND The Diana...

Is this true? If so, then Happy Birthday to you both!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

BABIES!!!!!!!


BABIES!!!!!!!
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
Front to Back:
Ewan, Lucia, and Carmen.

Friday, June 20, 2008

AFSCME

Happy Birthday To David Fernandez

Well, it is June 20th and I think that means it is David Fernandez’s Birthday. Dave has been AWOL for a while, whereabouts unknown, although it is likely he is in or around the Austin area, hopefully still working on Tabula Rasa).

Wherever he may be, I hope he has a nice birthday! Filled with cake or cake substitute!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Selfish and vain

It is shame how selfish and vain i am.


Were i not i could say things like:



  • Killy, congratulations on your recent jQuery victories.

  • Shane, nice to hear from you, glad to hear you are dong well.

  • Taggart (and especially Elizabeth), congratulations on so many things, mainly your exceptionally adorable daughter

  • Adolph and Amber congratulations on your new home. I am so happy for the both of you.

  • Pablo, congratulations on yaks and such.

  • Colin, congratulations on life in general, and spirit besides.



Alas, i am a selfish bastard, and all i can say is "I made this," and i am kinda proud of myself.


P.S: because i am selfish and vain (don't forget vain) i will ask anyone who sees anything grievously wrong with the above linked site to email me.

Hi everyone,

I know I'm a terrible keeper-in-toucher. Anyway, I hope everyone's doing well. Not much has changed for me: I'm still in Hannover, still working on my dissertation... Ari's starting school this year. Karin's still busy as ever as a teacher. I'm still happy to be where I am and to be doing what I'm doing, but I'm looking forward to some changes too (especially being through with the PhD).

On another note: anyone able to watch the UEFA European cup going on? I'm not exactly the biggest soccer fan in the world, but it's been exciting to follow the matches. I suspect Germany will lose out to Portugal tonight... Any picks for the winner? Netherlands?

And on yet another note: a short essay of mine, "Techno-Habitats and Media Habits: Reflections on Contemporary Children's Television," came out today in an Australian online journal (here). Another essay, "Re-Embodying the Sonographic Experience," came out in the same journal in December (you can reach it through the "Archives" link, issue 11). I'm starting to think of these as part of an incipient series (maybe "Techno-Phenomenology for Parents"). Take a look if you get a chance, and let me know what you think.

Take care, and I'll try to keep in touch a little better.

Shane

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sticky Rice


Sticky Rice
Originally uploaded by TaggartCojanSorensen
Adventures in self sustinence!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Smooth Criminal

The other day Killy and I were talking about Smooth Criminal, and about how some folks need to be more edumacated about bad-ass MJ videos. Also, Cyd Charisse passed away today.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Visit From The Taggart and then from The Killy

It was sure nice to see the Taggart and then the Killy these last couple of days.

Taggart was in town shooting the Hyatt here, and Todd and I met up with him, Paul the Hyatt Guy and Carl Deal. We drank humongous beers and ate tasty tacos!

Then Killy climbed up to Austin. His visit mostly consisted of eating and driving to places to eat, puncuated by a nice trip down memory lane to Carl Deal’s place in San Marcos to pick up an enlarger (an ancient device used to do the equivilent of “Adjust Image Size” in Photoshop). While in San Marcos Killy and I took a swim in pure waters of the San Marcos River….

It was also nice to see Killy’s sister Barbara, who, unbelievably, is fixin to graduate from college!

I meant to get some photos of the Chavez to share with everyone but I forgot my camera. I did get a photo some super tasty BBQ we ate at Smitty’s in Lockhart…

Also, props to Killy for the devastating middle game chess-fu beat down he served me on Sunday morning!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Saw Kung-Fu Panda

Yay!
it was fun to watch at the movies for a few reasons. Unlike previous Dreamworks productions, this was not so dependent on current cultural events so the humor was different and fully appreciated by all the kids. There were about three occasions that I threw my head back and laughed that crazy belly laugh that comes out only when I can't help it. And the kid's laughter made the whole experience all the sweeter because I was laughing with them. The dialogue was still kind of raw, not as refined as the Pixar movies (which I totally LOVE) but nowhere near as crude as earlier DW films. There were a few action sequences that were really well done and fun all the way around and the story was imaginative and involved enough for all. I would have liked to see more background about the other characters, but I was certainly not dissapointed.
Thumbs up from Mommy me...

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Speaking of movies...

Did anyone see Ironman? If so, was it worth the cash?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Indiana Jones And The CGI Monkeys

Todd and I watched Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull last night. I have nothing nice to say about the movie.

Friday, May 30, 2008

YEAH!!!


YEAH!!!
Originally uploaded by ultrakickgirl

Adolfo graduated yesterday! The 90 minute ceremony was torturous for everyone involved, yet Adolfo made it a memorable time by jumping and hopping onto the altar and then Super Saluting the sky when honored for his hard work.
I am so proud of him.

Is Today The Birthday of the Taggart?

If so, then happy birthday!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hello From Barcelona

Hey kids this is Pablo writing you from Barcelona. I am out this way on a semi-vacation with my folks and my sister Susan. We have been here a couple of days and will be staying a couple of days more. So far the trip has been very pleasant. We have rented an apartment in the Barrio Gotico and from this location we have done much sight-seeing and tasty food-eating. There also been some beer drinking. Oh, and soccer watching. And some napping.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Adolfo without meds


Me - Adolfo, when you read this at the celebration you say...Don't HIT people! and you say it with a smile... OK?


Adolfo - But Mama, I have my own voice.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Storm Damage


Storm Damage
Originally uploaded by Pablo Mercado.

Crazy Storm last night smashed into my neighborhood. Weakling trees were unable to resit the 70 MPH winds. Power and land-line telephone service has been down since around midnight last night.

This storm was probably the most amazing one I have ever witnessed. The winds and the hail were terrible! The lightning was orange and green and yellow and frightful! It was spectacular!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

in the blossom of life

Okay...since you specifically asked me Carol. I got off my lazy duff and put the pen to paper. It is not as refined as yours. But here it is none-the-less.
Thanks for the heads-up on this Paul, it was fun.




If remembrance serves me correct...there are a few others on this blog that are handy with a pen. Let's see something. (todd, killy, paul, adolpf...)