08/20/08

Peanut Butter Pie: First Attempt.

I have Aunt Kay’s recipe and she would never lead me astray.  I followed all the directions up to the part where it says, refrigerate.  That’s when I decided it was time for a taste test.  Not bad.  It seems to have satisfied the craving.  Lookit me!  Cookin’ and stuff.  I had a slice of pie, but my slice was
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08/16/08

Jody meets Joe Cipriano

Joe Cipriano is probably the top network promo (Fox, NBC, CBS) guy in LA. He’s been the official voice of all promotion for the Simpson’s since the beginning.  Really nice guy.  
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07/21/08

Robert Shiels Surprise!

   Featuring birthday cake made by Chrys Peterson.  I love a well-executed surprise!!!
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07/14/08

Brian Vander Ark

Brian Vander Ark (of the Verve Pipe) gave a private concert on the lawn of a lovely Old Orchard home today. I was lucky enough to be a part of it!  You may recall the song, “The Freshmen.”  That’s him!  A real class act!  
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07/08/08

a weakness….

Whenever I go into a garden shop, say to buy ONE thing—like mulch for example…  I wind up with a car full of posies.  I can’t help it that the flowers JUMP INTO my cart and my credit card swipes itself RIGHT OUT OF MY WALLET.
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07/02/08

Federal Benchwarmers get CRUSHED, 22-2

                Plus, a special appearance by Lee Johnson and all you can eat Taco Tuesday’s at Doc Watsons.     Oh yeah, and I hit my first home run of the season!  Yeah!!  
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06/15/08

Rule 61’s beat Barely Legal, 9-5

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06/12/08

Jody bought Tang.

It’s delicious.  And good enough for the astronauts.  
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06/12/08

Game 2, McGowan & the Miracles

Okay, it’s best to get the losses out of the way early in the season.  So far, so good.  Note our newest mascot, Riley.  And of course, John Hall’s homer!
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05/31/08

Stormy tonight. Sounds like some nasty …

Stormy tonight. Sounds like some nasty stuff headed this way.
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05/24/08

First softball game of the season

Rule 61’s vs Affirmative Defense. We start the season 0-1. First game jitters are over.  Note our mascots, Dart and Cowboy.
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05/24/08

This is a test. I am…

This is a test. I am using Jott for the first time on my blog. I am talking this message. I hope it works. listen Powered by Jott
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05/21/08

Lilac on a picture perfect day

My neighbor/client has a lilac bush in full bloom!  She is sharing!  These are my favorite.  They remind me of Grandma Violet.
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05/19/08

Amazing Race for Literacy

An experienced team of 3, consisting of the mother/daughter duo Lee and Jess Hamner, and myself.  We called ourselves the Biblio-Racers.  We should have won for “Best use of Latin in a Team Name”, but instead we came in second place.  Tons of fun!
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04/27/08

Tulips, finally.

I’m a little discouraged about the prospect of SNOW next week.  I hope it was just a bad dream.  Meanwhile, look at my tulips!  
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04/20/08

Printmaking 101

I’m taking my first art class at the Toledo Museum of Art.  Just for fun.  
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04/20/08

Capitol 10,000 in Austin, March 30, 2008

Back in the 80’s, several members of my immediate and extended family  participated in the Austin-American Statesman Capitol 10,000.  I think I was 10.  It was one of my first 10Ks back when my dad was running marathons like I eat M&M’s nowadays. Fast forward to 2008. I recruited  3 of my cousins to do this 10K race in Austin.  We
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03/31/08

Ted makes friends with Buddy.

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02/21/08

The sad demise

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02/17/08

Meet Ms. Wiggles

She wore her sunglasses at night.   We bonded during her short lifespan in my backyard.   Her carrot nose and tomato lips made Botox junkies jealous. As the rain poured on and the mercury rose, she arched her back and became quite erotic…. Stay tuned for the sad funeral.  (Grandma would say, FRU’ nee ul)
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01/18/08

Wine Country is GOD’s country!

We drove to Napa Valley today.  Now, I  like a glass of wine (with a  nice finish), but for the afternoon I was more interested in getting some shots of the landscape.  It’s too early for grapes, but still intriguing, nonetheless.  The little yellow flowers remind me of Texas Bluebonnets (Except, you know—-yellow.)
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01/18/08

Redwood Forest—Muir Woods

These are the biggest trees I’ve ever seen, but I *still* thought they were bigger.  The REALLY big ones are further inland at Redwood National Park.  The tallest here is over 252 feet and the widest—more than 14 feet. Also—on the bottom photo, you can see Ed just to the left of the tree trunk in the background—-to give you an
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01/17/08

Golden Gate Bridge and the BEACH!

Okay….there was a naked man laying on the beach.  Lucky for all of us I didn’t take a photo, but some people just shouldn’t lay on the beach naked in front of other human beings.  It was 50 degrees.  Anyways, enjoy these!
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01/16/08

Dinner with Matt and Thomas

Oooh la la! We went to this GREAT neighborhood Italian place, L’ottavo Ristorante on Sutter Street.  Very small, quaint, and intimate. Away from the conference and locally owned.  I recommend the lobster ravioli and chocolate torte!  Great wine… Even BETTER conversation… And the BEST company!   Thank you!  OXOXOXOX!
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01/16/08

MacWorld!

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01/15/08

Just arrived in San Fran….

Our hotel is really cute.  
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01/14/08

The LIMO shows up for our trip!

Yes, yes—the neighbors were probably talking.  We’re high society here on Harley Road. Here’s the real scoop.  I won a gift certificate for a limo service, so we decided to use it for the trip to San Francisco this week.  
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01/06/08

I signed up for an improv workshop

Ed and I participated in an improv workshop in Toledo yesterday.  I was a little nervous, but so was everyone else.  It was a small group of 7 people.  It turned out to be TONS of fun.  At one point I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
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01/03/08

Christmas Photos by request

Here are some photos from Christmas Day at Bob & Gretchen’s, using a program on my Mac called Photo Booth.  Can you tell who this is?
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