Thursday, March 29, 2007

Spring Break 2007

We drove down to Northern California to look around the Redwood National Forest, and then drove up the Pacific Coast Highway. We appear to be freezing because we managed to get to California during a storm that involved a lot of hail and gale force winds. We have really great timing. Here are far too many pictures of our trip.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sergio wants me to title this...

Homeschooled or Mormons?

Watch this somewhere you can have the sound on.

Also, we have called our apartment managers twice this week to complain about our new upstairs neighbor. First because he seemed to think it was okay to drop his cigarette butts on our patio. Second, we called to complain about his obnoxiously loud techno music. In case there was any lingering doubt in our minds, it is now official, we are old. I am off to find myself a cane and Sergio an ear horn.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


A few months back we posted 87 Things About Us. In those 87 things we mentioned first that we prefer rainy days to sunny ones, and second that we don't own anything with which to make coffee, pompously insinuating that we were above such things. I would now like to say that the last couple of weeks have finally produced some absolutely stunning sunny days, and Sergio and I are like different people than we were over the winter. The sun is great. What were we thinking?
Second, Sergio is slowly becoming a two Starbucks runs a day kind of guy. I, however, am still above such things. Just don't ask me about my Ben and Jerry's habit.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Didn't Everyone Have Virginia Commonwealth Over Duke?

I just need to point out before any other games happen and my record is lost, that my NCAA bracket is 14 of 16. Because I know so much about basketball. Guess who made me fill out a whole bracket to add to his law school pool and then forgot to enter it? Guess who would be winning if he had?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Three Years and Running Analogies Into the Ground

Our marriage is now the equivalent of an older toddler. One that is learning to use whole sentences correctly and attempting to run for the first time. We have learned enough now that sometimes we get it right and our sentences might sound something like this, "the pretty horse is running." But other times we might get too excited or angry and it could come out along these lines, "bad horsey make sparkly hair feet." If we aren't concentrating too hard on how things are going, we can even coordinate our feet to run for whole seconds at a time, but overthink things and we become that child that just isn't "quite right" picking both feet up at once, tongue poking out the side of our mouth in concentration. Not pretty. The great thing about being three is that we are no longer an easily breakable infant or an often frustrating two year old.

Our marriage is three, but overall we are about six. I didn't start there though because looking back on dating I would compare it to a sixteen year old who was left at home alone for the weekend with a credit card and the keys to the liquor cabinet.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sundance it's not

These are the few movies we can recall seeing lately. We rate them based on nothing more than how much we enjoyed them. No fancy movie criticizing here. Out of ♣♣♣♣

Borat ♣♣½

Stranger than Fiction ♣♣♣½

V for Vendetta ♣♣½

Syriana ♣♣

Reality Bites ♣♣

Spaceballs ♣♣♣

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

He's a Coooon Dawg, Kind of

Yesterday evening three raccoons loped around on our patio, missing Eliot's presence by mere seconds. They were about twice his size and we feel he narrowly avoided a sound thumping. That's about it... is a picture just because.