Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Trick or treating is tonight at 5:30.  It's coming down to the wire and I still haven't decided which of these two costumes I'm going to wear. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


As the World Series ends we enter a long winter and count the days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training in Florida and Arizona. Although the Cubs season was terrible and over by early April, it was still an amazing season. Yes I live and breathe Cubs but I am a fan of the game through and through. It took Leah some time to figure out that I am perfectly happy watching a good game between two teams I really don't care about just because of my love for the game.

Farewell baseball and thanks for another season of excitement.

As always, the words of Bart Giamatti are perfect:
“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Was Gonna Marry You

Tristan Prettyman has long been one of my favorite artists.  While it's terrible that her personal life took an unexpected turn in the loss of a relationship (her broken engagement with Jason Mraz), it did make for an absolutely excellent album and what is probably my favorite song that has been released by anyone in a number of years.  If you can listen to this (and watch the end of her performance here where you can see a tear drop from her eye) and not be moved you may want to have your physician check to make sure you still have a heart.

Friday, October 12, 2012

A glimpse of my future from Calvin and Hobbes

I can absolutely, positively see this as a conversation with Holden in the very near future.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A couple of pictures you don't see often

My sister is back from Japan for just under two weeks.  We were very excited to go to the Center Grove Orchard with her last weekend.  A couple of my favorite photos from the visit just happened to be taken on our way out.
The first known photo of my mom, sister and I taken in....ummm....a long time.

Totally kicking Sarah's ass in reproduction.  She's going to have to have a litter someday if she hopes to catch up.