Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Borrowing a page from the book of joseph, I wanted to make a list of the things I am thankful for. But, I'm not going to get it done today. So, instead, I wanted to share with you this video that my old pals at the Furman Center made for me when I left. If that doesn't show you what I am thankful for, then I don't know what else does.

Part I:

Part II:

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


My pops is back from India! Babe went and got him at 1 am from the airport. Nice to have him home. Maybe we will all go next time?

Monday, November 25, 2013

no photos

my phone is dead, long live my phone. hopefully by the end of the day i'll have a new (old) one, but for now I have nothing.

here, look at these celebrities when they were young.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Haiku friday

Was that the best show?
Definitely the longest.
Three hours, thirty.

Homecoming for them.
Told San Diego stories,
Played all of their songs.

Fairly small venue.
Eddie's mom was there also.
And I loved it all.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pearl Jam

Tonight is concert #16 for me.

Enjoy this jam. It's outstanding, old school Pearl Jam.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mr. Grinch

For whatever reason, Buddy loves the Grinch. We were just at Grama's the other day and she wanted to watch it over and over again. So, last night I took her for pizza after school, because let's be honest yesterday sucked and pizza helps, and look at what we found:

She stood like that for a long, long time. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bee Eff Eff's Dad

Let me tell you a few things about Bee Eff Eff's Dad:

  • Everyone who ever met him, liked him. Old people and babies alike. 
  • He was from North Dakota, and I'm pretty sure still rocked cowboy boots occasionally, but I could be making that up.
  • He was always super nice to me even in the beginning when I was somewhat of a trouble maker and his daughter was a super good girl. 
  • In high school, he would let us hang out at his house, but more than once had to come outside to kick out the boys. "It's time to come inside, girls."
  • In recent years, he sported a dashing goatie.
  • He built his business from nothing to a incredibly well-known and successful business.
  • He had a potty mouth and liked to drink beer out of a can.
  • At every single family function since I moved here two years ago, and every one I was in town for before, he sat down and talked to me and asked me how my family was doing and just generally shot the shit with me. He had a way of making you feel very welcome. 
I'm super sad that he is gone and I am going to miss him. I think it is complete and utter bullshit that I am eulogizing him today.

He did a lot of amazing things with his life and left a beautiful family and a tremendous legacy in Oxnard. If you've ever eaten strawberries purchased at a store, he very likely made the package it was sold in. True story.

It looks like his peeps are directing donations to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research , or you can also pop over to BFF's blog and give her some sugar. I bet she could use it.

Monday, November 18, 2013

wknd pics

i had to work this weekend, which meant going to a picnic for the usc vs stanford game. This is me wearing USC colors. I only do things like this to make Babe mad. But in a funny way. 

These two guys. Wearing conflicting hats. 


Beautiful beach morning on Sunday! 

This morning on the way to school. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

haiku friday

hey there november!
you running away, or what?
you should stay a bit!

halfway there, i spose.
my beeday and mom's are done.
next is husband babe's.

and of course the day
to eat turkey and stuffing
and watch football, too. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

wknd pics - in no order! i'm sorry.

I'm sorry - what? I want to frame this and take it every year until they are old together. 

These cousins love each other. 

Cool art at the Angel City Brewery (date night on Saturday).

Back to San Diego cuteness. 

Veterans Day. 

My niece in a play. 

Chargers fan buddy. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy birthday to my ma

This pic is from last year's celebration, but I really really love it so I am using it again.

Happy birthday, Ma. You're the bee's knees, the cat's meow, and a super nice lady.
I love you very much and count myself very lucky to have you as a ma. 

Friday, November 08, 2013

haiku friday

how about you send 
your good thoughts and energy
to bee eff eff's peeps?

her pops is not well.
and i don't like it one bit.
so, pray it up please.

what else can we do?
just send our good thoughts and love.
and wishes and prayers. 

Thursday, November 07, 2013

i have too many pictures from disneyland and i am putting them all here and i cant comment on them because it fills me with too much joy.

By the way, Buddy hasn't ridden in a stroller in like a year, but bringing one to Disneyland? Best idea ever. 

Know what makes me cry? This. 

And this. 
And then, Buddy and the Nav went to the BippityBoppityBoutique and got princess makeovers. Be careful looking at the following pictures because your heart might explode. 


Sleeping Beauty's castle was the clear winner of the day. So scary but so fun. Ori kept saying "Look Sash" over and over. Ha! Best day ever. 


A princess ready to nap! She fell asleep immediately when we got into the car.