Tuesday, June 23, 2009

As if to explain

First, I ran this. You can't see it, but it's f@&*ing steep
Done! See the way I'm tossing that totally unnecessary shirt? That's because I don't need it! I'm done!
Why am I making that face? Because I ran faster than I ever have. I'm tired. (please note: mouth open, eyes closed. Yeah, that's me.)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More CA pics

Our moves
Middlebrow's breakfast
Where he got said breakfast (Santa Monica)

Why people live in the CA
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California Dreaming

My handsome boys
Just one part of the amazing things Karen & Eric did for their wedding
Son looking at the "Flight of the Newlyweds" flip book
Our table poster
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Reasons to Smile

  1. Listening to Son laugh as he reads Garfield comic book (also, when I look over, he's doing some hand motions and mouthing the words to himself)
  2. Cuddling with Son (he entwines his fingers with mine so I can't get away)
  3. Son trying to get me to fall asleep in his bed by rubbing my forehead and humming
  4. Singing lullabies to Son
  5. Working on a new story while Son watches movies in the hotel room
  6. Taking Son to the ocean
  7. Drinking delicious cinnamon coffee at Mexican restaurant
  8. No rain!! on the wedding day
  9. Finishing the wedding poem
  10. Vacation

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Phase changes create difficulty. The shift, for example, from one side of the Atlantic to the other. Not, perhaps, technically a phase change, but a transition nonetheless.
To ease this transition, I offer these suggestions:
  1. Regular doses of Pimms (pimms, fruit, mint, ice, carbonated lemonade)
  2. Running (the harder the better, more difficult to dwell on ideas, must focus on breathing)
  3. Crossfit (see running)
  4. Hanging out with friends (add wine, food, music, etc.)
  5. Movies (I have yet to do this...but it sounds helpful)
  6. Food (in copious amounts)
  7. Pool (will it stop raining?)
I am following this regimen.

Friday, June 05, 2009

A few photos

One of the buildings at Kew Gardens.
More Kew.
Me, with "Dr. Watson" at the Sherlock Holmes museum. Yes, it really was that cheesy.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Two photos and some comments

An orchid from Kew Gardens.

London and the Millennium Bridge

I'm glad to be back in Salt Lake. I had a lovely swim today outside. I fought with Son (everything back to normal!). I saw some friends.
Already, I am scheming ways to get back overseas...any help on this front?