By FAR my favorite snack food is cheddar popcorn. No contest. For me potato chips, and then Doritos... I love 'em all. But give me a bag of cheddar popcorn, and I'm a VERY happy camper. What about you?
....but we had our first high school swim team parents' meeting tonight. If you're a parent, you know you're being called on more and more to help out with whatever extracurricular activity your kid might be a part of, and it's much more than athletics...band, drama, debate. Things don't wrap up until pretty late at night, as it did tonight. But you and I will look back on these days and say, "what a blast". Time couldn't have been better spent. By the way, that's a photo of our boys from about 15 years ago.
...and these are our faves. We've had them under our roof for over 24 hours and they haven't even been opened yet. Just let me get this blog posted, and I'll polish off most of those do-si-dos in a heartbeat. Bet on it.
We were in San Diego this past weekend checking out San Diego State for our high school senior. We took a side trip to La Jolla cove, and encountered a spring of seals - that's what you call a group of them - perfectly happy hanging out with the restof us.
A busy day today at Recchiuti Confections in SF's Ferry Building, and it's obvious lots of people had the same idea. These chocolates are among the best I've ever had, and they're beautiful. A bit pricey, and I'm a bit cheap, but giveyourself a treat and try them sometime. Happy Valetine's Day, and have a wonderful loooooong holiday weekend. You deserve it!
Nice! Yeah, I know we need the rain. But let's keep it this way until after the long holiday weekend coming up. In fact, it's going to get warmer this weekend...even 70s at the beach! How warm did it get where YOU are today?
A friend of mine, Carlos Cordonero, created this sketch of Sergio. Pretty good! As I said on the air this AM, I don't really care about batting averages or earned run averages, or any of that stuff. Even though I don't know much about the game, Istill look forward to baseball opening day every year. Spring training starts soon!
...the full mug of hot coffee that I so depend on for my ride into work every morning. I left it on the counter when I headed to work. I can't remember the last time I did that. But when I leave the house in the morning at 3:50, I depend on that mug to give me a jump start before I pull into the parking lot. I'll be you do too. So, about 5 minutes into my trip to work I reached into my empty cup holder, and seriously contemplated turning around. But the last time I turned around and headed back home was when I discovered one of our cats sound asleep in the back seat.
This happened today to a family in Ben Lomond, and according to NBC Bay Area everyone's OK. The wind during today's storm whipped a tree branch right through the windshield of the family's car. I know we need the rain, but the wind we can do without. Stay safe this weekend.
...when buying an area rug, make sure you get one to match the cat. Or is it the other way around? Is it possible that when we bought this we subliminally bought it with our Ollie in mind? I don't doubt it.
It's a sale on my fave. I'm partial to vanilla bean. I passed on the offer...OK, I bought ONE. The problem is, if I bought three for ten bucks I would have easily ploughed through all three between now and the weekend. Well, between now and Friday is more like it. I lost weight without even leaving the store. They had a two for one offer on whipped cream too, and I just walked on by.
Five or six years ago I began digitizing family photos that were taken before, sometimes LONG before, the age of digital cameras. My late mom was an amateur archivist, and it became something she loved to do in her spare time. She painstakingly researched people and dates , and wrote that info on the back of the photos from both sides of the family..LOTS of them. I borrowed the pix, and began to preserve them digitally so our kids would have access to them. It kind of became a hobby for me, and I'd spend an couple of hours a week doing it until other responsibilities made me shift my time into other areas. I hope I can pick it up again someday. This one was taken in the late eighteen hundreds on the beach in Atlantic City. It's a shot of my grandmother as a teen on the left, her sister and my great grandfather..all on my dad's side. Hot lookin' swimsuits, right?