Post-Halloween sugar hangover

There are many families with young kids in this neighborhood, and we were expecting troops of trick-or-treaters. But alas, only three visits last night, totaling seven costumed candy-grubbers. I feel bad I was so miserly in doling out the chocolate bars and Jolly Ranchers. Now, of course, I’m eating them all. Sonja was a black… Continue reading Post-Halloween sugar hangover

New pictures (at last)

Sorry to be so late with these. Since my last post, we took a trip to Idaho, bought a house and moved, took a trip to Denver for Hilary’s sister’s wedding, and have not really had much time or energy for anything other than working (which, alas, we have to do), cooking, eating, and chasing… Continue reading New pictures (at last)

More baby pictures

We put some hanging plants on our deck to welcome spring, and a couple weeks ago discovered that a pair of house finches have built a nest in our fuchsia. This weekend the eggs hatched. I didn’t want to disturb them, so took only a single quick photo. I don’t know how common this is,… Continue reading More baby pictures

James Brown in a ski sweater

What do Frankie Avalon, Leslie Gore’s song “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbow’s Everywhere,” transvestism and James Brown have in common? They’re all featured in the 1965 movie Ski Party, that’s what. Frankie and co-star Dwayne Hickman disguise themselves as women to learn to ski, and get close to Deborah Walley and Yvonne Craig. The ski resort,… Continue reading James Brown in a ski sweater