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The Indefinite Article.

Friday, August 29, 2008


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


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


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.


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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

noteworthy news

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!

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).


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.


Thursday, August 14, 2008


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.


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?”



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

Friday, August 01, 2008



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.