Thursday, May 31, 2007

last day of may. this year is going by fast. winter is long behind and summer is flaring it's nostrils our way. sweet. c'mon you blessed weather. shorts and flip flops are my clothing now.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

another reason why i prefer target over wal*mart.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

hey you all out there. i've been working on some images and submitted them to jones soda for the possibility of them actually being on a label. i've posted them in the right column. please click on the one you like the most (or all of them) and vote, please. thanks...

p.s. their site is kinda slow going. they have over 650,000 images in their gallery so be patient.

updated: i've added two more. check 'em out and don't forget to vote.

Monday, May 21, 2007

fiesta birthday party comin' up....wooohooooo!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

rin and i are in the market for a new refrigerator. ours is finally giving up the ghost and it is time to move on. many happy memories are involved with that box. it twas our first refrigerator that we bought used from a lady that we knew. we had just bought our house and needed a refrigerator. but alas, it is time to let go and begin anew.

as we began our journey into the dark and seedy underworld of appliance shopping, i remember times back when i was a child and tagged along (not by choice, mind you) with my parents to sears and other mall type joints that sold these needed hulks. we would enter the labyrinth of refrigerators, all in an array of glorious colors that consisted of avocado, harvest gold, and white. my parents would look at, around, in and behind these cold cabinets whilst trying to find the right one that fit into their budget. but they always kept a wary eye out, ever scanning the horizon for the dreaded salesman. they lurked around, but we never saw where would come from. then, BOOM! "can i help you?" they smelled money like that of a shark smelling fresh blood in the salty sea water.

it seemed like hours upon hours of this and that, the features here, the bonuses there. now, i get to put my children through it. but they seem to love it. instead of a labyrinth of puzzles and mysteries, it's a maze of pure enjoyment. opening doors, looking in, slamming shut and then on to the next one. "daddy, i like this one." then two seconds later, a mile across the floor, "daddy, come here. this one is cooooool."

how do we know what version, or model, or whatever you wanna call it, of a refrigerator is best suited for us? i felt like brian regan when he went out shopping for these behemoths. "we have this one here for $600. it keeps all your food cold. we have this refrigerator right here that keeps your food cold. this one sells for $800. check this out, $1400 and it keeps your food cold. the feature of this refrigerator is that it has egg cups. that's where you put the eggs. and this one has a meat drawer. it's where the meat goes."

when rin and i go looking at these refrigerators, i do that to every single one that we look at. "hmmm, i wonder what the difference is. maybe this one just keeps the food a little colder than that one over there." i always get the same response from her; a stop it look in the eye, but a smile on her face, cause we both know that soon, our money will be trading hands with that pearly whited, sparkled eyed salesman. . .

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

saturday was the paul wright concert at the service station in spokane. ejijah grindstaff and brett hite opened the evening with acoustic rhythms. ejijah talked about his leg having a mind of its own and brett had a very dry (and hilarious) sense of humor.

after they each played their set, paul came and took the stage. it was an awesome night of being able to sit in a intimate gathering and just listen to the music.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

i know, it's been a while. i've been busy though. and i have a good excuse...well, a couple anyway. we went down to california for rin's brother's graduation from marine boot camp. he graduated from the marine corps recruiting depot in san deigo.

thursday was the family day. he received his EGA and we were able to visit with him for about 5 hours. on friday, he graduated from boot and became a marine. yesterday marked his last day of his 10 day leave and he headed back to san diego to camp pendleton for SOI. he'll be there for another 2 months and from there, he doesn't know where he is going.

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