Update


Still alive. Brenda saw her third production season at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to fruition; all shows are up and running, her crew gets tighter every year and she seems to like it more all the time. Riding my bike again; still outta shape. The four eggs nesting in our hanging plant out front have hatched; got a couple of crappy pictures, lack motivation to get them off the camera. Hooper weighs 58 pounds, a 16% increase from past vet visits; still considered normal, but he could stand to lose a few lubs, just like his owner. The goddamned TV is busted, on the final week of the Tour; parts on order, will arrive after the Tour. In one week…

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Weekend in the Mountains


It's been a while, again. First off, it's Facebook's fault. That's right, I joined Facebook and I can't seem to stop checking in every day to update my "status" message and see how many friends my friend Lauren has. But, that's not the purpose of this post. Discussion on the insanely silly endeavor of Facebook will surely follow, maybe after Thanksgiving. Anyway, Brenda has been working crazy hours again, and it all came to a head over the last couple-few weeks, and finally ended this past Thursday, when the show she was building some suits for opened at the University of Colorado. And it turns out that the guy who she was working for has a condo in the mountains…

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Paris Photos


Well, it sure took me a while, but I finally uploaded my pictures from the trip Brenda, my Mom-in-law, and I took to Paris this past May. Titles and captions are still spotty at best, but the album is in chronological order and it gives you a good feel for where we went, and what we saw. What a great trip. Paris Photo Album…

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Grand Junction


Brenda turned forty yesterday (happy birthday again, Brenda!), and you know what that means, ROAD TRIP! Yesterday we rolled out of Boulder many hours late, the end result of Brenda being busy with work, my inability to do laundry, and the need to get Hooper up to the kennel in Longmont. But we had a nice drive over the mountains while listening to the Rockies beat the Phillies (more on this whole baseball madness later), and ended up in Grand Junction, CO as the sun was setting. We had a nice dinner in town and a nice breakfast at the B&B with a couple from Philly, of all places. Mountain bikers, to boot. Then we headed to the…

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Return


Well, we're back. Got back last night, after 23 hours of westbound travel. Emma was initially delighted to see us, then she pretended to be pissed off, but then she woke us up every two hours throughout the night to purr her happiness. Today I dug out from two email piles -- work and personal -- and went for a bike ride. I missed the mountains. I loved the city of Paris, the Orsay Museum and the Chartres Cathedral. Steak tartare, camenbert and wine from the south of France. Loads to talk about and pictures to process. I hope to post something soon. For now, this:…

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Happy Anniversary, and Paris


Today Brenda & I celebrate seven years of marriage. Tomorrow, we head to Paris. That's all for now. I need to pack.…

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East Coast Trip


Brenda & I went to the east coast this past Thursday, our makeup trip for our postponed christmas Visit. Our christmas Visit was postponed due to weather. Perhaps in honor of that fact, we encountered more goddamned weather. Booked on a noon flight Thursday, our flight pulled back from the gate promptly at 2:15 so we could sit on a taxiway for another 45 minutes before departing. Upon arrival in the NY metro airspace, we commenced a precision hold for another 45 minutes before landing at Newark NJ. Upon arrival, the NJ Transit train we boarded for New Brunswick was horrifyingly similar to the one I left almost two years ago when I finished my tour of duty, but…

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Return


How does one condense seven days in Italy into a coherent little summary? All I can say for now is, it was amazing. Brenda & I got back yesterday afternoon, with a lot of memories and pictures and me sporting a nasty cold too. I hope to whittle down this massive pile of photos to something manageable and post later today. Meanwhile, more cough syrup beckons. Some stats: Total Cities: 5 (Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, Rome) Most modes of transportation in one 24 hour period: 4 (plane-to-bus-to-train-to-boat, going from Newark to Venice) Number of railway strikes during visit: 1 (Rome Metro, on last day) Churches visited: 5 (Venice: St. Mark's Basilica, La Salute Church; Florence: Santa Maria del Fiore --…

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Guten Tag


<p>The hotel here in Zurich has a web kiosk, so we just HAD to try this out. Don`t worry, it was all my idea.</p>…

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