Archive for June, 2007

Blog Stalking

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

This is gonna be a short entry…with no images. I wanted to tell you about this cool thing I just discovered! I watch the The Photoshop Guys on their podcast religiously, and a few weeks ago they suggested Bloglines to manage subscriptions to multiple blogs. I gotta tell you that this site is really cool! Instead of having to go through my lists of favorite blogs, and checking them to see if there are any new posts, I can just log in to my account in bloglines and it lets me know if anyone had any new posts. How cool is that?? Easy breezy baby! I love technology (sung in the voice of Kip from Napoleon Dynamite).

A Real Teenager

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

My not-so-little-anymore nephew tuned 13 years old last week. Wow. I can’t believe that much time has passed since he was singing (and dancing) along to The Lion King and doing his funny little inverted hand clap. On to a new and exciting phase!

We started the celebration by watching Nick at his baseball game. Here he is in the last inning, with a tie score, getting a base hit.

Karianne and Joseph were on the sidelines cheering their brother on…


And the husband has become a great assistant, carrying all of my gear!

Vincent was playing around in the car.

Ichiro Japanese Restaurant was next, which had really good food, surprisingly. Well, I have always loved the experience of Benihana although their food is just ok. This place had the same fun chefs with good food to boot!

The rest of the images…

blowing bubbles!

and Erik is going to kill me for posting this…but oh well. It’s fun!

Plastic Soup

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

I am not posting any of my own images today, but I wanted to share with you a disturbing article I recently came across.

You can read the article in full here. And please do. Please!

For those of you who know me well will realize just how devastating the article is to me.

Of course I have known that plastics are a no-no in this world. They simple do not biodegrade. They are poisonous. I suppose I needed to read an article such as this to motivate me to change. I hope by sharing it with you that it will help you change with me. Now, I am not one to get too preachy (atleast I try not too), but when I read this article I felt like someone punched me in the stomach. As a lover of humanity and of nature, I found it utterly disturbing. I suppose that is all I will say about the article. I will say that I will be MUCH more aware of my use of plastics. I had already stopped using plastic tupperware to store food (I switched to glass under the tutelage of my dad). Now, to stop using all those plastic bags? I am so guilty of using excessive plastic bags (and we love paper towels…but, er, that’s for another day). We frankly need to figure out an alternative to plastic grocery bags in my household. Ok. Talk to you all soon.