Friday, May 30, 2014

Haiku Friday

i get kicked around at work.
this is new for me.

my skin is thick now.
but, i get so furious!
at least i don't cry.

my boss is good, though.
and my coworkers are nice. 
plus, i have a view. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A couple more

We went to the zoo this past weekend. Here are my two best friends. Babe and Buddy. Not that emo kid on the left.
and then there's these guys. Boy oh boy. Thats a ton of cute.

The system

Is falling apart. I am out of the office at meetings today. I will try to post a few weekend pics from my phone.
My 12 year old toddler.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

wknd photo delay

Dude! So, I left my phone at home!! So, you won't be seeing weekend pics until later. Man, there are some good ones, too!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

haiku friday

to this week, I say:
you there! be gone with you, now!
nope. no long good byes.

dear three day weekend:
welcome, darling. come here you.
let me kiss your face.

any big plans, you?
not for me. i am chilling.
hanging out with pals. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

American Idol

My pal invited me to the American Idol finale, so I said sure! It was at Nokia Theater and it was a hoot. 

Here's the judges. Harry Connick Jr, J-Lo, Keith Urban

Easily the best part of the night was Ryan Seacrest singing a duet with Richard Marx. 

Or, when KISS sang. 

Sellfie was the word of the night, so here is ours. 

We also saw performances by: John Legend, Jason Mraz, Debbie Novato, Lady Antebellum, and a few other peeps. 

The guy won. I usually watch at least some of the show, but this season I haven't seen any of them. It was still fun. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

haiku wednesday

i can't believe it.
i never forget to write
a haiku friday.

must have been the fun
of commencement on campus.
a hundred degree heat.

everyone sweating,
and swearing, too, to be real.
but now its over. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wknd Photos, Round I

My ma sent me these, you'll see mine later. Promises, promises.
family barbque in the backyard. 

two besties playing in a tiny pool

me enjoying the new baby. little case-monster hula hooping in the background.


Family pic!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Not weekend pics

They will be here soon. Here is Mayor Garcetti, who I am listening to instead of giving you your weekend pics.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


So, yeah, it's so hot here. 
And it's definitely on fire.
My mom took this picture from her porch.
This is San Diego. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

a story

A couple of weeks ago (days? I don't know), I was walking with Buddy home from the park. We saw a pigeon sitting in the middle of the road, just sitting there. I think he had been hit by a car (maybe? I don't know.)

In any event, clearly he couldn't fly. At least four cars stopped, waiting for him (her? I don't know) to move, then went around the bird.

This lady was walking towards us and after we passed her she stood and watched the bird. Then, she walked into the middle of the street, picked up the bird and walked it back to the sidewalk, where she set it.

That, folks, is something I would never, ever do.

The end.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

happy birthday joseph

Yesterday was Joseph's birthday! Go give her some sugar.

Because no one loves the throwback photo more than Joseph, here is a collection of the most random and disjointed photos I could find in ten minutes at my desk. Let me tell you, I have 1,000 pictures at home and very few here. That is your disclaimer. With that, I give you the Happy Birthday Joseph Miscellaneous Photograph Collection:

Cod, BFF, & Mary Friedrich at homecoming in 1994. Tip your forty. 

Berlin Joseph. 


Monday, May 12, 2014

wknd photos

We did a lot this weekend! Went to San Diego, had a beeday party for the nav, had a family party for mother's day at my sister's house, I even saw GUS on Friday night and got my nails done on Saturday! We went to the beach, too. As is sometimes the case on very busy and very fun weekends, I have very few pictures to share.

These two pics pretty much sum up all the happiness in my weekend though.

Buddy and the O-Man watching a show. 

Let me know if you need a rescue because you died from the cute. 

Friday, May 09, 2014

Haiku Friday

ten years of haiku
maybe i should publish them.
no, they are so bad.

ten years of this blog.
maybe i should publish it?
no, i'm just kidding.

i guess i am just
navel gazing. a big part 
of my life, my blog. 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Happy 11th birthday to the Nav.











Happy beeday to my very first baby love. 
You are growing into such a beautiful young woman, but I still see that little princess up there. 
Thanks for taking such good care of the Buddy and your brothers and your mom. 
Love Auntie. 

Wednesday, May 07, 2014


went to the game yesterday.
had a hot dog and a beer and sat with a bunch of other nice people who were enjoying the game.
came home to a sleeping buddy!
amazing day. 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014


Is also my sister JOY's birthday. I have a hard time with the month of May.

Here's another one from the file:

Happy beeday!!! 

Today, tomorrow, yesterday


  • Beautiful day here. Babe and I are going to the Yankee game later this evening. I'm pretty excited. I don't think there is much better than sitting outside watching baseball. Buddy is going to go to our house with her favorite of the daycare ladies so it's a win win. 

  • Just another Wednesday, really. A few meetings here a there, another beautiful day. 

  • Was a little bit harsh in it's Monday-ness. What a rude awakening. 
Hey, I just realized I forgot to acknowledge Cindog's birthday here on this blog. Happy beeday, Cindita. Here's a photo:

Looks like I don't have a whole lot of photos of Cin saved on my computer, but I always like an excuse to go to this file. This is from San Diego, 2007. 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Get ready for cute.

The daycare put this on the facebook and I love it. 


Supper club dude. So much love. 

And so many babies!! 

Story time on Saturday morning. Look at the Sash, dude. She's such a lounger! 

Man. Buddy loves babies dude. As you can see. And they love her. 

Friday, May 02, 2014

haiku friday -

my hat is old, my
teeth are gold. i have a bird
i like to hold. my

shoe is off, my foot
is cold. my shoe is off my 
foot is cold. i have 

a bird i like to 
hold. my hat is old. my teeth 
are gold - DR. SEUSS.

(and now my story is all told.)

Thursday, May 01, 2014


The Nav's Beeday
Sister's Beeday
Cin's Beeday.
Joseph's Beeday
Mom and Dad anniversary. 
Mother's day
Supper club bbq on Sunday
Memorial Day Three Day Weekend!
Getting the house painted.
Working in the yard.
Playing with Buddy.