Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
friend of hers, Phi (Phillipe - sitting at the head of the table), is
a chef in Santa Barbara and he created quite a feast. The turkey was
stuffed with oranges, lemons and garlic cloves which added an
interesting flavor. Despite the culinary masterpiece, and despite the
fact that my mother and my wife don't think they're good cooks, I
would have preferred their Thanksgiving food, but when you live
thousands of miles from family, you take what you can get. We had a
nice day and appreciated the invite from Marty. All in all, we have a
lot to give thanks for.
of all the food - Donna loves being there because of the oven,
KitchenAid and assorted ingredients. She wipped up pupmkin cheesecake,
caramel cake and pecan bars to take to the Thanksgiving gathering we
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
climb was well worth it for the seven mile descent. He used to race
motorcycles so he's very comfortable with speed and he schooled me on
the hair-raising, white-nuckle downhill. By the time I got to the
bottom I was thankful to not have dirt and rocks imbedded in a nasty
Thursday, November 20, 2008
the thing goes through the battery like poop through a goose. I
finally broke down and bought the Mophie Juice Pack, an attachable
external battery that keeps the phone charged for as long as three
times the normal lifespan. Life is good.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
today. It was around 90 degrees when we started and probably in the
mid 70's by time we concluded the ride. Thank goodness the sea breeze
started to prevail over the Santa Ana winds.
it was nice to have this Sunday together. Donna sat while she tried to
absorb her morning dose of coffee, questioning my sanity for
suggesting a bike ride on a day when we're both so tired.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
to buy 19" Mtn bikes, the same size frame I ride. Since she's out of
town I raised the seatpost a few inches on her OnOne Inbred and took
it for a spin. The thing climbs like a monkey on meth. I gotta get me
New Hampshire I've been told looks like a little angel when he smiles.
If that's the case I'd have to say Donna didn't really capture his
true essence when she snapped this photo. Doesn't he look like a
rapper! Watch out Eminem!
been out of town for a few days. I guess the ferries that always wash
the dishes when I'm not looking went to New Hampshire with her. Of
course the home will all be in order before she gets home Monday night.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
work in the afternoons but she's been making us a wonderful breakfast
every Saturday morning - golden brown egg whites over sliced tomato,
1/2 slice of light cheese, Canadian bacon and a whole wheat English
muffin. It tastes great and only has 4 points.