Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Did you ever think it could happen?

That's right, kids. Shimbi has learned to ski. In fact, she actually enjoys it. It's like, totally, almost as good as referring to oneself in the third person. WHO KNEW?!
And... I'll be breaking my neck in Colorado this February. If you don't hear from me after Feb 9... send flowers to my family, ok?

Sunday, September 30, 2007

I'm losing a valued presence at work

This person is kind and humorous and supremely talented. My daily routine will turn a few shades grayer in their absence.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tomato... SQUISH!

T&E reaped a bushel full of super ripe home grown tomatoes. I horned in on their breakfast which was fantastic and stuck around for the pre-sauce prep. E set up the tomato station after I ran home to pick up more ice for the ice bath. We made some treasure map markings (x marks the spot on the tomato). She popped them into boiling water and after 30 seconds plopped them into the ice bath. At which point, I not so delicately abused them by rendering them skinless. Meanwhile, mister tomas was debating whether to add garlic to 'the sweat' of onions or to add to the bottom of the pot... I hope this part of the process isn't a secret... :| and then, E and I picked up our paring knives again, and mutilated and squished the tomatoes to remove the tough stringy white center and ... the butt. Wish I had images... she does. I'll add later.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Baby Nico arrived yesterday, Sept. 4

Today: saw the parents and baby. Everyone is well. They're being smothered by the grandparents and aunt.

Baby Nico looks like a glow worm in his swaddling with a chestnut shaped face. Who does he look like - Ann or Ed? The long toes say Ann. Everything points to Ann so far.

That's ok. He'll look like Ed in 15 years.

Yeah... I guess he beats out Fidri in cuteness. Never thought I'd say that. Or say it and mean it. I guess you don't have to have a pelt to be cute.

Monday, September 3, 2007

God love a geek

This will give you a giggle.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Vino a chez maman et papa

After 5 months, I've finally brought over to my parents' their gift from New Zealand, a pino noir, on the Sunday before Labour Day.

I know NZ is really known for their whites, so I picked up a savignon blanc to supplement... it was 11am, and illegally purchased on Sunday. .... .... :P

I found Mommy hiding upstairs watching dvds of BBC film productions... why? The reason for the visit is to flush her with attention. We can see Papa on a weekly basis if we so choose. What the hell is she doing?

*rolls eyes*

So insecure.

Runs in the family. Except for the boys. They are nuts.

Friday, August 31, 2007

No Gym for 4 Days

I never thought I would EVER be the kind of person to say: "I haven't been to the gym and now I feel gross"

This is all happening because I don't know how to prep for running and stretch afterwards or for how long.

I am a fitness idiot. Now I pay in pain. Oh my aging, aching body.

I'm going to gym tonight and using the elliptical. My friend.