Friday, August 29, 2008

A Story He Will Hear a Lot as an Adult, I Bet.

My nephew is not a fan of the spotlight. He walks away with a little smirk on his face if you ask him to tell you what the cow says or to show you his nose, and he absolutely refuses to call my father Gramps. He knows everyone wants it too much. Nobody can understand not wanting center stage quite like me, so I leave him alone about the whole thing. We were all sitting at dinner the other day when David starts yelling right at me at the top of his lungs.

"Shut yo mouth and watch TV"

And he would point dramatically at the end. I laughed so hard I cried and David decided he liked that.

"Shut yo mouth and watch TV" Glare and Point.
"Shut yo mouth and watch TV" Glare and Point
"Shut yo mouth and watch TV" and then he clapped his hands together, bowed his head, closed his eyes and said, "Amen."
And we all lost it even more.

I just want to make sure I remember that a long time from now.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Point for Dallas

My parents came to town this past weekend and brought us a couch. Now we have more than one chair in the living room, which is nice. Other than some driving and directions issues it was a really nice quick visit. Just the idea that we live close enough to have a nice quick visit is great. Anyway, we introduced my parents to the wonders of Ikea, Cuban pork sandwiches, and the Dallas Farmer's Market.

We think this is among the better markets we have ever experienced. It is almost strictly produce based with just a few off shoots of flea market fare or fair food, but that is okay because the produce is awesome and it goes on everyday. Here are some pictures from the first time Sergio and I went to the market and we allowed ourselves to buy anything we wanted without taking into account that we couldn't possible finish it all before it went bad. We figured it up afterward. We spent $25 dollars on all of this stuff. Had we bought the same items at any local market in Portland we would have spent roughly $52. And it wouldn't have tasted as good either.
This time we bought greens and purple hull peas. Wish me luck as I attempt to cook both of these items for the first time. I think the key is lots of bacon.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Just a pillow on a blanket on the floor...
...Just a 14 year old, three pound chihuahua IN a pillow on the blanket on the floor.

Pita likes to hide in blankets so that when you collapse onto something your heart stops halfway down because you might be about to land on her and not know it. This is my in-laws dog.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I hope somebody still checks the blog from time to time. We have been a little preoccupied lately with moving, traveling, job-hunting, and other expected and unexpected events. Energy levels have been low. This is just a little note to say we will be focusing on the blog again and to check back for more frequent posts. They may not be better, but they will be there!

Monday, August 04, 2008

These Colors are Like My Dreams, Red, Gold, and Green

We painted. And this is what happened. Three walls in our living room are yellow or "Brass," and two great big walls are green or "Sweet Annie." Because the room had to be painted with semi-gloss, the yellow is what Sergio refers to as "Nacho cheese." And that is pretty much right on. But we both really like it anyway. It makes the room so much more homey than the normal sanitorium white walls of most apartments.

Unfortunately, the kitchen chairs turned out funny. They were meant to be bright red. Think Fire Engine. Instead they turned out Watermelon. Or maybe Salmon. This is what happens when you buy $3 Oops paint at Lowe's thinking it will work just fine. I was quite disappointed at first, but have since learned to like the fruity chairs. We also have a bright red bowl on the table, pumpkin orange measuring cups hanging from a shelf, and tomatoes on the table. Our kitchen is a cacaphony of oranges, reds, and pinks.

So now I can mark one thing off of my list of fifty things to do before I croak. I painted my house obnoxious colors just because I could.

Saturday, August 02, 2008


The Dark Knight ♣♣♣♣
We thought it was awesome.

Lars and the Real Girl ♣♣½
We enjoyed it. Not everyone will.