Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
starting with the crust and saving the 'best' bite for last. If
nothing else, it's a horrible way to lose any weight (if you're trying
to) because you always have that last-bite incentive to finish what
you're eating. Maybe I'm over analyzing this.
it's been two years since we've seen them, we picked up right where we
left off. Donna had to work tonight so just the three of us went up to
Ventura for the evening. After a walk along the coast it was off to
California Pizza Kitchen for dinner.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
a good meal. Of course my afternoon would have been even better if the
margarita on that tray in the background was headed for my table, but
I'd rather spend my hard earned $14 on other things. Donna enjoyed
blackened fish tacos while I feasted on two grilled shrimp tacos.
as a pet I'd feed him raw fish every day (which I'd keep packed in ice
OUTSIDE the house somewhere.) For sake of the photo I asked him to
open wide, and he obliged. We had a great day in Santa Barbara today.
We're making the most of our Sundays since it's our only day off
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Donna spotted this guy on a dead branch in our back yard. Upon closer inspection I realized it was some sort of critter that had a bee pinned down for the count - my kind of bug! I was surprised how close I was able to get without scaring it off. Ever see anything like it? I never have.
Friday, August 22, 2008
an empty house, knowing I still have a few hours of work to do from
home and not feeling terribly motivated to get out. Nevertheless, I
usually get in at least an hour of cycling or jogging. Tonight however
I grabbed the camera and headed over to the neighborhood 'green'space.
Not only was it nice and quiet but I also managed to make a few
Saturday, August 9, 2008
home from work I didn't even get a hello kiss cuz she was running for
the kitchen to get started on a shrimp pasta salad. We're throwing a
going-away party for Juliette, although she isn't really going
anywhere geographically, just leaving The Star. Right now the head
count is around 40 and donna is making shrimp pasta salad, ceasar
salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, two cakes, and leaving the
grilling (the REALLY hard part) to me.
moving to a 'normal' work week if Donna was doing the same, but
considering she works Saturdays, I really didn't know what to do with
myself. I ended up in the office for a few hours after a small plane
crashed into a building in Oxnard. What fun that was. Then it was off
to the coast to unwind. A day off just isn't a day off without my
better half by my side.
Monday, August 4, 2008
beach chairs were worth the investment. Besides, two of the chairs
from the back patio fit into the Montero just fine - thought they're a
little awkward to carry and people look at you funny when you show up
with them at the beach. They ARE very comfy though. Maybe people were
just staring because I'm so good Lookin'.
canvas straps tied to a Vibram sole. Little did I know they're
actually very comfortable overpriced canvas straps tied to a vibram
sole. One motto that always seems to stand true is that 'you get what
you pay for' and after purchasing these things yesterday, I plan to
have them for a very very long time!
day, even on the coast, temps had almost reached a sweltering 80
degrees. The ice in our drinks almost started to melt, if that gives
you any idea. After eating we got to meet a 6-year-old Great Dane,
Chloe. She was so sweet and well mannered.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
bike, but for $5 and hour the Yellow Umbrella company supplies it for
you. When we first rode by I thought "who would pay $5 and hour for
that" but by the time we were riding back through it sounded like a
great idea. For $7.60 we got two cold drinks, two chairs, an umbrella,
a small table, and the sights, sounds and smell of the ocean. Not a
Habit, a local char-grilled burger joint, lured me in. I figured the
five mile, moderately paced bike ride would justify a double
cheeseburger and fries, or at least a bite of one. After the first
bite I couldn't stop. Meanwhile Donna had a grilled chicken salad with
dressing, which she barely touched, on the side.
the Ventura Bike Depot. It was our first trip to the garage turned
bike shop. Lots of normal parts for those of us who aren't interested
in carbon fiber seat rails and hollow chain rings adorn the walls and
hang from the ceilings. I'll definately be back when I need parts. Of
course to get in and out of the shop you have to dodge the soon-to-be-
sunburned tourists renting their beach cruisers.
two-day weekend together. I'll be moving to a M-F schedule soon while
Donna stays on her T-S schedule. Overcast skies in the morning made me
think it wasn't worth the 40 minute drive up the coast, so we decided
to go to Ventura instead, a short 15 minutes away. So why this photo?
Donna drove so I could relax. Of course instead of relaxing I took
advantage of the time to shoot photos of myself in the vanity mirror
with my iPhone's camera!