Archive for the 'good times' Category

we be jammin

November 30th, 2009

It is officially winter around here. Last weekend, we took the kids ice skating. Apparently, there is a window in our lives during which ice-skating comes naturally as Sylvie was sure footed and Will was like Bambi on ice. My back still hurts from trying to get him to stand up. Sunday, we went to […]

sylvie’s mad science party

October 24th, 2009

In celebration of Sylvie’s birthday, we had the neighbors over for some mad science. The kids made glow in the dark slime and screaming balloons while the adults ate quince liver, deviled eyes and mummies. Yes, those are real meat. We had the requisite ear (grow your own) and eyes (olives) in a jar. As […]

hee-hee-ha-ha! presidential election affected testosterone

October 20th, 2009

Chalk this up in the list of topics I can’t believe people spent time researching, but this is amusing – apparently, males who voted for John McCain showed a drop in their testosterone levels after the election. Read all about it.

it didn’t pan out

October 17th, 2009

We spent the weekend in Auburn, Ca learning about gold country history and trying our hand at prospecting. We had our best luck with the guaranteed gold-flecked bags of sand that we bought for $2 a piece at the gold museum, but the goldless shores of the American River brought us great amusement. Enough amusement […]

if it is fun…

October 9th, 2009

I find humans really interesting, enjoy a good social experiment and have a weakness for the advertising that delights (it is, afterall, at its best well endowed art). Here is a Volkswagen ad that for all of those reasons gets to me. Enjoy.

looking for gold

September 27th, 2009

We are planning to take the kids to the Gold Country to pan for gold in mid October. My internet research has been much like panning for gold. Many cities in California share the 49’r history, and most of them are proud to mention that in their chamber of commerce page, but very few still […]

big K – Will’s turn

August 27th, 2009

We delivered our first into the hands of the public school system Tuesday. The event has been long in preparation in our neighborhood and our household beginning with the drama around registering for our over-filled school – it was like getting precious concert tickets! Next came the assessment, Will’s first job interview, where he met […]

30 games we forget to play

August 21st, 2009

Wired collected and posted a list of 30 outdoor games we all used to play before we had kids. For those who have forgotten the rules, they’ve even provided instructions. Who says you have to have kids to enjoy these games? Step away from the computer, and go out to play.


August 20th, 2009

by James Jarvis and Richard Kenworthy. Sponsored by Nike.

you might live to be 100

August 18th, 2009

My family is in town watching my children during their summer vacation, so I have a bit of time to catch up on my blogging 🙂 I thought this article on MSNBC listing a few surprising factors that contribute to longer life-spans really interesting.

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