Archive for September, 2009

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Christmas morning.

September 30, 2009

This post is exclusively for the “BunnyMan”.  Everyone else can stop reading immediately.  Here is the Monocog I found in the basement.  I almost forgot this thing existed.  As you can see I need a grab bag of goodies to make it even more rad than it already is.  

IMG_9365First off, that cog belonged to my wife and was ridden in Sedona where a bunch of teeth was kinda the standard.  That said, we need to make this thing work for my daily commute.  The only permanent part is the seat. For  $2 at the Flagstaff goodwill i found this genuine “Trans Am” embroidered leather seat.  That is a keeper.

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Make it rain, I will sit by the mailbox waiting.

It has also been awhile since the namesake has gotten any web time, here you go buddy.

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Minneapolis, who knew?

September 28, 2009

We are back from what was one of the best vacations we have taken. I had absolutely no idea Minneapolis was so great.  To start off with, Alice was a dream in the car!  She was only awake for about an hour on the way up, and on the way home it was playtime in the backseat.  Wait, I need to slow down, there was a lot of good stuff in the middle.  Shut up and show some photos.

IMG_9270Mint chip outfit on Angie and Aaron’s back porch. Disregard the bottle of bourbon.

IMG_9274In the back it’s Mina (baby) and Angie (one of our hosts, Sarah’s college roommate). Again, disregard the bottle of bourbon.

IMG_9276That is Aaron, Angie’s husband and a man who appreciates a fine bottle of whiskey.

IMG_9334Now, it isn’t often that I get to see a group of women that haven’t seen each other since college.  I guess it is customary to drink just a little too much and put on homecoming dresses.  I learned a lot about women on this trip.

IMG_9343We also participated in the Urban Assault Ride while in the Twin Cities.  Great way to see a new town, 20 miles on a bike back on forth, back and forth, back and forth.  I don’t think we officially finished last, however, I think we unofficially finished last.  For those of you that were there, you will understand.  I highly doubt anyone from New Belgium will ever read this blog, but if anyone does, Thanks!  We had a great time.

IMG_9351Standing next to Sarah is Cat, over her right shoulder is Tim.  These fine folks took us under their wing so that we wouldn’t get lost, hurt or abducted on the mean streets of Minneapolis.  

IMG_9354Claudianna knits up a storm!  She made matching hats for Mina and Alice.  Wagon ride, matching hats, life is pretty good.

Last we have Alice so pumped about a great trip that she is dishing out high fives like crazy!  Or was that a high 80? I lost count.

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Technical Difficulty

September 21, 2009

We have encountered a broken digital camera!  New posts will resume shortly.  Anyone have a line on a cheap SLR?

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Beef Jerky anyone?

September 8, 2009

I just got home from work.  It has been reported that Alice has a tooth.  This report has not yet been confirmed.  If this alleged tooth actually exists Alice will get her first hunk of beef jerky to sink her teeth, I mean tooth, into.

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Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

September 6, 2009

Just like Jurassic Park when the T Rex comes charging towards the actors.  Alice is a crazy woman!  When it comes to conversation Alice has mastered a few sounds, G, Da, Ma, Gu, and she loves to make farting sounds (with her mouth, of course).  Let it be known she has developed a serious taste for dog kibble. In the video she is crawling for Deacon’s bowl to get a mouthful!

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Money Well Spent

September 3, 2009

Fancy baby clothes and furniture are for suckers.  Most parents believe they must have the biggest, brightest, safest, most educational and environmentally friendly products available. How could you live with yourself if you didn’t purchase the most expensive crib? How can you leave the house if baby isn’t wearing “leak-proof” diapers made from happy cotton plants without pesticides or growth hormones?

We all get suckered in to buying the latest and greatest, only to find out after the fact that your kid just wants to play with the box it came in and you’re going to get covered in shit because you didn’t realize the diaper leaked until it was too late.

I too was a sucker!  I scoured Consumer Reports for their vote of the top of the line, safe and sturdy crib. This one converts to a bed that we’re converting to a loft when she goes to college. Right now, however, Alice only uses one square foot of it.IMG_4201On second thought, maybe I’ll return it and let her go back to sleeping in the dresser drawer.  Dark, quiet, and perfect for afternoon naps.