Just another day in Paradise.

Just another day in Paradise.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pearl Jammin

To the tune of Pearl Jam - Just Breathe.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Funny - A whole bunch of nuts (PG-18)

Current news obsession - the ACORN story. (Which reminds me that I need to watch Heroes on the High Seas that I taped weeks ago, but pirates arrrrrgh old news now). This story cracks me up. (Especially as told by Jon Stewart below.) I have nothing against ACORN (I know a great person who went to work for them after college) and I have no political agenda - I didn't even vote in the last election. Gasp*.

Although the story is not supposed to be funny, it's so ridiculous and blatantly illegal that it is . (And it's a welcome break from news about murders and abductions.) Although I do feel a little bit sad about the ladies who lost their jobs and were (or should be) embarrassed by what was shown on national TV. Anyway here's a few minutes of inappropriate fun for your Friday, and if you have a half-hour or more read the 70 page transcript from the San Bernardino ACORN office visit. Actually don't waste your time, but in it the representative admits not only to have formerly owning an escort service but also to killing her ex-husband. Okay, waste your time watching this video.

Now I've got to get back to important things like finding out if you can contract Swine Flu from yoga mats at the gym before Miles wakes up.

**Update - Apparently there is now a San Diego office video. This time it is a male employee. What is funny is that when the first one came out ACORN said this was one solitary office and that they were kicked out of any other ones they attempted to go undercover in. Oops.

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* I know, completely unamerican of me. I had trouble getting my absentee ballot and then just plain wasn't inspired enough to get registered locally. I have voted in previous elections and think voting is important but I was feeling rather neutral on issues and personalities this year. I still feel that way.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Career Change?

Last night Avery wanted Ben to watch a movie with her. He said "Oh Avery I -" She put her hand up to stop him and said "Let me guess, you have to do some work".

As he shrugged in agreement she said "Dad, why don't you just get a job selling fruits or something."

photo by someone else.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The hills are alive.

Naches Peak Loop - August 3, 2009

This public swim complex is so awesome! It has a waterslide - we didn't realize until after Avery (5) and Addy (4) had gone on a million times that you are supposed to be 42" AND 7 yrs old, a lazy river, a bubble tub dump buckets and more. And it's only $5 for a whole day for 4 and up.
Had I discovered this at the beginning of the summer instead of the very last week I would have taken the $50 I donated* to the pool at the AF base and spent it here.
*I say donated because I bought the family pass for unlimited summer use thinking that it would end up being a better deal than paying the $1 per person per visit. Thanks to Washington's sunny but not always warm summer climate I lost money on this bet.

Seattle Fountain

* What you can't tell from these pictures is that the fountain is set to music and goes from just bubbling to skyrocketing into the sky at random.

** For those former Marylander's who may be wondering if some of the children look somewhat familiar - indeed, the spawn of the McArthur and Spackman clans are pictured.

Tolmie State Park

Who needs white sand and clear water when you have hundreds of sanddollars and muck?

Gparents visit

Gma Louva and Gpa Dwight came for a quick visit this summer. We managed to try out a few local eateries and Ben got some help and expert advice on putting in his basketball hoop. We are glad that Gpa Dwight would take off a few days of work to come see us ;)