Sunday, May 31, 2009

The sleeper

She's sick. :( Hopefully not for much longer.

Clean cat?

Tied up

We sympathize with people who need elaborate systems of straps to haul things in their sedans.

Drew attacks ribs.

Well, one rib, anyway.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dead mouse

Someone in the office came upon a bunch of old computer stuff, which they took over to me to identify. Among the junk was this jewel of computer accessories, the Apple Pro Mouse. Not a lot of computer mice actually pull off 'sexy', but this one did. The entire mouse is a button, but it works perfectly, with no missed clicks. Despite being a one-button no-scrollwheel-having oddity, I resolved to make it my primary pointing device, even though I'm on Windows at work, but sadly, it's near death. It identifies as a USB device, then dies. Then appears, then dies. The mighty mouse is okay, but this is truly one of Apple's triumphs.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mapleshade wants your money

I'm not sure why this catalog arrived at our house, but I spent a good 45 minutes reading it last night and getting mad at it. They are purveyors of "audiophile" equipment, such as brass discs that you place on top of your CD player for superior sound, $500 RCA cables, wooden platforms that make your speakers sound like you spent $1000 more than you did on them, and CD spray that unleashes the music held within. I'm not sure why audiophile equipment has to so blatantly fly in the face of accepted science, but if you want to read more on their insane claims or purchase some of their overpriced snake oil, do so at Enjoy your warmer, fuller sound, and unleash the true potential of your $100,000 audio setup.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dinner at the Stone's

The new rule - no paws on the table.

Deternimed photographer least he stopped the car, first.

Drew btween the vines

At Christopher Creek

Sizing issues

Uh...two Drews fit into his shorts, his socks reach his unmentionable area and his shirt reaches his knees. It's like these people don't have little kids playing or something.

Drew - all decked out and ready...

...for the beginning og the soccer season.

Monday, May 25, 2009


I did not stage this, she climbed in while i was doing laundry. I ran her on a 'high heat' cycle to teach her the dangers of the dryer.

Bridge to Richmond

You can literally see the nasty bay weather waiting to greet us.

Tending the vines

Drew at a vineyard in wine country. He said it looks to be a good year.

Find the deer

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Canning night

8 lbs of green beans, 6+ lbs of carrots, 5.5 garlic bulbs, 2 dozen habaneros,1.5 lbs of serrano peppers, and a gallon of vinegar, along with various herbs and spices. A lot of work, but my late night snacking will be very enjoyable.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A random sculpture the complex where the Costco Rich prefers is located.

If you're going to scam, check your work

"We helps you connect".  Taken from a friend's facebook message after her account was hijacked.  Sorry, Dawn!

Monday, May 18, 2009

First beard


I drink soda. I like soda. I like natural soda. I have no delusions that my Coca-Cola and Pepsi products are good for me. This despite vitamin fortified Coke. Apparently Pepsi thinks they can lull you in with recycled unbleached cardboard and call the product natural? Who on earth would be that gullible?

Queen of the couch

Tastefully done

See lawyers? This is how you advertise.


Thursday, May 14, 2009


In repose

It's hard to see, but they're about 7 feet above the water level. They beach themselves at high tide and just hang out all day.


Dan took me down below the pier to see these majestic creatures.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Cat training

...if only I could get her to stop things as opposed to her learning new things.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Hiding place

When we're not around, she hides out behind the entertainment unit in the den!

Flying a kite

See that tiny black dot above his head? That's spiderman kite, begging to get back down.

Bottom of the jar

This is the last of the jar of dilly beans. It might sound like a good idea to eat the orange one, it's really not.

Doped up

The scratching pad is dosed with catnip. She gets really wacky.


Are these comfortable?

Rad enough

A vanity plate straight from the 80's. The driver looked like he was from the 40's.

Saturday, May 9, 2009