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Er, Aloha!

This is how I spend my time…

I’m sharing Dad’s computer these days with my 17 year old French relative which is why I’m just a blip in cyberspace these days.  I have to say, a teen is a teen is a teen.  Stays up late, sleeps in, hangs with pals on the computer; French teen vs. American teen, there is no difference.

Tomorrow Thibauld takes a jet plane to California to stay with Miss J.  Should be interesting!  He’s excited to see San Francisco and she’s happy to meet a cousin her own age.  Works for both of them. Me, I’m hangin’ out with the dogs, reading the paper every day and wondering how I can organize my dad without offending him.  Not that he would mind, it’s just that he’s got a TON of interests and consequently, tons of “stuff”.  Did I mention the two dairy goats?!

Writing here is sporatic and probably will be until I get settled in South America.  I’ll add things to the blog if ever there’s an interesting story to tell. Promise. Until then my keiki…I’ll try to upload pictures instead.

Sending you as much love as my dad has stuff in his basement. (it’s TONS my keiki, TONS!)  Be good, be brave.


Poodle Head

Yesterday’s new cut rendered me a poodle head. Send product quick! Actually, there isn’t enough product in the world to tame this mop.

Aren’t you guys happy I bought the new camera?! Admit it, you are….

She’s so incorrigible. Okay I’m stopping now. Enjoy the day my keiki, love to all.

It’s Just Like Home Movies Only Better

I realize there isn’t anything worse than an amateur with a camera. One suffers through all the shots politely and thinks, gah, if I have to look at ONE.MORE.PHOTO! I know this. Fortunately for me I surround myself with people who know how to use a camera. Unfortunately for you my keiki, my amateur status didn’t prevent me from slapping my money down for the coveted Canon Rebel. I’ve lusted after this baby for a loooong while. I apologize in advance. Take heart in the fact that I’m going to enroll in Digital Photography 101. I promise.

Until then, you suffer.

This is me on drugs.

Finally! I got my new toy. I’ve put it off for a long while because it just seemed like stupid money to spend when I’ve got a child going into college along with the boy-child who we hope like crazy will want to go to school in the near future so, you know, the camera was on the back burner.

But no longer! I just have to say, merci beaucoup Tonton Gilbert. Bisous!

I’m on a wee little high right now…

Happy Mother’s Day…

…to all the mothers out there, especially to my own who is out there, up there, somewhere- always close to my heart.

Le Pack

Hangin’ with my pack

They’re waiting for their walk. I’m waiting for inspiration, listening to this to kick-start my muse:

“My style is di bom digi bom di deng di deng digigi uu uuu…”



Miss J and Prince Charming

The aspect of surrealism isn’t found in the photo as much as it is the fact that these two have been together for over a year. In high school years that’s like…forEVER….

This photo was taken at the Baltimore Aquarium last year. If Miss J finds out I’ve posted it on the ole blog she’ll kill whine at me so, ssshhh.


Patty Griffin: Stay on the Ride