Am I mental? No wait, I know the answer to that one.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Autumn is my favorite season. By far. It always has been. Of course, I attribute this to having grown up in New England, where autumn presents itself like nowhere else on the planet. When I went to university in Utah, I was slightly disappointed by the fall season. But then I moved to Southern California, and realized that Utah, though no Vermont, wasn't half bad.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
This summer has seen a lot of big changes for our family, and so there has been a slight trend of these self-indulging sort of personal posts. I promise that I don't want to make a habit of that. But early this morning there was a ground-breaking ceremony for Larry's warehouse. Forget the fact that they'll be ready to raise the walls later this week--this was a photo-op/news event sort of thing. Several papers were there as well as one of the local news channels. Biggest of all, and certainly attracting much of the media attention, was Governor Otter's attendance. The House Majority Leader was also there along with several city officials. So we brought the kids, and the camera. Here are some shots:
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Parents will be familiar with the concept of "Back to School Night" where moms and dads go to meet their children's teachers. At elementary schools this is often accomplished in an open house or multi-session format to accommodate parents with more than one kidlet attending. In middle school, however, parents spend a couple of hours following the schedule of their child on an abbreviated clock, thereby hearing from each teacher. Fortunately, although we have two kids at the school, we also have two involved parents. Unfortunately, one of those parents is in California on business.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
I was leaving the Albertson's parking lot yesterday after picking up instant tapioca, cooking wine, and ground turkey, when I was stopped by a strange sight. It was a very pale yellowish, octagonal metal shape fixed to a post. It reminded me of other similar shapes that frequently catch my attention, except that they are generally red and read "STOP" in white capitals.