Poker Night – With a Twist

August 19, 2014

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Poker Night – With a Twist

Birthday Glassblowing

July 31, 2010

For my birthday, Jamie, Angie, Mark and I went down to Tacoma Glassblowing Studio and blew some glass.  We had a great time.  The full picture gallery is in Picasa here.

Meet Lola

May 23, 2010

Meet Lola, the newest Zabkar.  Here’s a link to the first of many pictures [gallery/slideshow].  Lenny is only mildly peeved.

Until July 1

May 18, 2010

Before Lola fever hits: I didn’t watch this as much as I bled it.  Good to see Dick Goddard still alive & kickin’.

Joined Social Network: Gink

May 15, 2010

After years of pressure from family & friends, I’ve finally joined a social network.

House Residing Complete

May 9, 2010

After a few initial hiccups, the house residing is complete as-of this weekend.  House refinance is scheduled to close in a week also.  Lots of big-ticket items finishing up lately.


Before Residing

Before Residing




In-progress (looking SW)

In-progress (looking SW)


Residing Complete

Residing Complete

Poker Night and More

April 12, 2010

Had a few work folk friends over for poker. It was a great time…there were some good players and a few unruly players (who me? others too!). Poker and DanceDanceRevolution!!
We went to a birthday party on Sunday. Happy bday to Jack and Jameson Gibbs!

The Joys of Home Ownership and Clams

March 31, 2010

We got the ball rolling today on two big projects–refinancing and residing the house.  For each, we interviewed at least four prospective partners, be they lenders for the refinance or contractors for the residing.  Then, to hammer home the title cliche, I took apart & fixed an issue with the dishwasher.   And had clams for every meal for the past 24 hours, which is fine by me.

Long Beach Clam Dig

March 26, 2010

Hit Long Beach, WA for some family beach house time and clam digging. It was a great weekend! We arrived late Friday and Monica welcomed us in. On Saturday we had a few visitors from Arlington (Aunt Carol, and cousins Kathy & Kim) swing by for a little visit.
We had great weather for a clamdig Sat afternoon. The clams turned out to be scarce, but J got his full limit (15) and helped our nephew JT get close to a limit. Dad, mom, Monica and I didnt do as well. Grandma made some amazing fried clams for dinner.
Storm started coming in on Sunday. It was perfect kite weather. We took out the kite and took turns doing tricks and getting pulled down the beach. J and JT spent a good two hours honing their skills. Evening brought in high winds… we stayed inside and played ‘Oh Hell’ until late. J won both rounds…

Happy 1st Anniversary to us!

February 28, 2010

We celebrated our first Anniversary this weekend. J arranged a fabulous evening at The Herb Farm restaurant. 9 courses of exquisitely prepared dishes- all following the theme of “A Taste of Trees.”. I didn’t get pictures of everything, but below are a few.
We had a chance to take a break during dinner to feed their potbellied pigs! So cute….and hungry.
Tonight (our official anniversary) we made French Onion soup, a side salad with shrimp and ended dinner with a mini replica of our wedding cake.
What a great year it has been!….. and here’s to many more!!!


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