Sunday, August 30, 2009


I'm at Eddie's cousins for brunch when out walks his cousin with Cisco
the mcCall. He's very cool, he keeps saying the he loved me while
dancing. Very cool.

Indian Culinary Experience

One of Margaret's best friends is Indian and her mother offered to
cook dinner for us. So amazingly good!

The whole meal was vegetarian which made it easy. There was a potato
and chik'n stew, yellow lentils, baby eggplant in a spicy smooth tasty
mixture and then these homemade from scratch wheat tortilla type of
things. The tortillas were good on their own but then when you used
them to scoop up the food. .. I ate way to much. :) Then for dessert
she cut up this super sweet and juicy mango.

After dinner we talked and enjoyed conversation. It was a really nice
evening. A nice quiet end to a long and busy day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Eddie's Reception - LA

I'm in LA, I arrived yesterday and spent the day catching up with
Eddie and his new bride Margaret. Today was their CA reception, they
got all dressed up and we ate and watched their wedding video. It was
nice. As you can see, they make a very handsome couple.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

DMB at the Gorge

For Chris's birthday I scored two tickets to the Dave Matthew's Band concert at The Gorge which is a few hours drive East from Seattle. This venue is absolutely amazing and legendary.

The band has four concerts scheduled here over Labor Day weekend and we have tickets to the second night.

When I bought the tickets I purchased an insurance policy on them because I knew that there was a good chance we wouldn't be able to actually make it to the concert. But we just found out we've overcome the first hurtle - Chris actually got the time off to go. Well, actually, scheduling screwed him over yet again, but he went in to the Chief Pilot who was in a good mood and shifted things around for him. So he now has eight days off in row, right over the holiday weekend.

Now we just have to actually get on a flight out there. We haven't decided yet if we'll be finding a hotel or camping out. Either way I think it will be an amazing evening if we can make it out. Since he scored so much time off we might even be able to spend some time catching up with his family.

UPDATE - turns out that our trip to Seattle will coordinate perfectly with my good friend Eddie's wedding reception party in LA. I'll be flying out there next weekend to hang out with him and participate in the festivities. It's especially special since I had to skip the actual wedding in Maine when Chris couldn't get the time off. So yay for visiting Eddie AND DMB concerts!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Shared Art Day

Four years ago, just before moving North, I got together with three of my closest friends for a day of art in the park. We each had a canvas and we each painted about one quarter of our canvas before passing it to another who then painted one quarter and so on, until we each wound up with a canvas that was touched by all.

Last weekend, almost exactly four weeks after the first art day, we had another. One participant changed and the overall skill set of the group increased greatly but the agenda remained the same, and yet again the result was amazing. See?
This is mine from last year. I did the bit with the sun, Hannah did the glitter, Amy the street and Megan the stars.

And this is the new addition from this year. I'm the bottom right, Hannah is the flowers, Megan did the plane scene and the vine is from Laura.

It was a fun day.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sick Time

Ususally I don't mind that Chris is gone a lot. There are definite benefits to being married with extreme independence. There are also major negatives to being alone so much. For example when you're sick and there's no one to play nurse. Thank god we live near family again, Mom promised to have Dad deliver an order of cough syrup and other necessities tomorrow. It still can't quite compare to having someone here to make noodle soup and honey tea.

The worst part is that even though I really wish he were here to take care of me, I'm actually grateful he's not home. It would suck for him to waste his precious few days off taking care of me or worse yet for him to catch whatever I have and have use his sick days on actually being sick - he needs those sick days to make commuting easier.