Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Big Fat Greek Adventure (with mom)

Four albums worth of pictures from 8 days in Greece with my mom. Take your pick and take a little trip with us!

Greece: Athens and Delphi

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Vacation, and The Beginning of Rattling around the House Alone with Two Kitties

Lots going on. Fabulous vacation to Germany! Flew into Berlin, rented a car and drove through Germany (autobahn=awesome, btw), finished up in fabulous Munich. Man we needed the break and had an awesome time.

Pictures from Berlin are posted here. More are coming and I'll post those links too!

On the other hand, my Sweet One has accepted a 6 month assignment to London, so he flew there at the end of our vacation, and I came home. Got a week or two with him beginning Saturday, then he's off across the pond until at least the new year. There will be visits both ways, but it's not the same as having him here! OK yeah I'm a little sorry for myself, but I'm also really, really excited for him too. I have to go across the Atlantic to visit my live-in beau!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cute kids make people happy!

Cute kids make people happy. This one is super cute. Make our friends Charlie and Stella happy and give views to their Babytv dancing contest video. Also witness the complete takeover of toys in the household. :-)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

If it flies, it dies

Is this the face of a murderer?

My cat Emmie has killed two bumblebees in two days. Today she tried to murder another one.
Title of post is courtesy of my sweet one, who has been collecting the carcasses.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I had cake for lunch today

It's been an awesome birthweek, and today's the big day. I am 35. Again, but I'm not sayin' how many times I've actually been 35.

First, Randy scored the tickets to the Red Sox game on Friday (post below). Gorgeous night and a fun game.

Saturday I saw my friend Carolyn, who I've known since the old UMass Amherst days. We had some lunch, then went to the Boston Marathon health and fitness expo, then hung out at the house for a few hours, talking and looking at old pics.

The Boston Marathon was Monday, so I worked Sunday so I could go watch it with my work crew. It's one of my company's biggest events - the greatest race in the world, right in our back yard - and we make running shoes and apparel. We had a barbeque, games, and a cheering section at mile 19.5 in Newton. Man those people are hardcore; all 26,385 of them.

Last night, I went to see Bruce Springsteen with my mom (we bought each other tickets for our birthday presents) and my friend Karen. They'd driven out in the pouring rain from western MA and Albany, NY for three hours. We had a nice dinner here at the house, took a cab to the Garden, and had an awesome time for three full hours with Bruce at the mike.

This morning was gorgeous, so we took my mom's drop-top out for a convertible tour of Boston, Cambridge, and Charlestown. Man do I want to have one of those. My heart just felt lighter driving around roofless, and her PT Cruiser is so fun to drive.

It's pouring out now, so I don't know if I'm gonna get to cap it off today with a Sox game on TV, but they won the first game 10-1 and the last I heard the Yankees blew their lead, yippee!

Some pics:

Near the finish line of the Boston Marathon

Carolyn at the finish line. (Of course, all we'd finished was our subway ride into the city.)

The Saucony crew in Newton

We sponsored this for local runners training for the marathon.
Our tagline: We know...because we run. LOL!

Lots of ROTC guys marching the course with 50-lb backbacks. 26.2 miles in full gear. Here's two of them.

The guy in the Union Jack singlet is Richard Whitehead. He has no legs below his knees and finished the marathon in an amazing 3 hours and 2 minutes. That's 15 minutes faster than a woman I work with, and less than 45 minutes later than the elite runners. Amazing.

"The pack" - probably finishing with times between 4-4.5 hours. Also amazing, many are charity runners doing it for the first time to raise money for great causes.

Today in Boston, cruisin' in Mom's convertible.

At the Massachusetts State House, apparently hookers have to enter at the right of the building. ;-) Seriously though, there IS a statue of one General Hooker there.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I awoke to this at 3:30 am after the Red Sox game

Wicked Local
Posted Apr 20, 2009

Somerville —

No one was hurt during a small house fire on L------ Street April 18, 2009. Residents vacated the building as firefighters responded.

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Somerville firefighters responded to a working fire at 19 L------ Street.

The fire was contained to a roof deck and the roof area on top of the house but was not visible from the street, according to reports

After the fire was extinguished, there was water and smoke damage to the third floor.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

First visit to Fenway in 2009

Randy scored some great seats to last night's game vs the Baltimore Orioles. Perfect night for a game. 65, clear, and gorgeous.

Kenmore Square

The famous Citgo sign

Doin' our part for good luck at Copperfield's. We don't go and the Sox don't win, it's our fault.

Brookline Street looking toward Kenmore Square

My favorite banners

And then....this. Runs walked in, a grand slam, all sorts of bad-looking stuff.

Wally the Green Monster

Nice shot of baseball's cathedral.

The last of the runs. Sox win 10-8!