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Homeward bound

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4:55 PM And we're off! I'm flying out of Burbank for the first time ever and did not know that it was so old fashioned. Where's Perry Mason? (ok, so the last time I saw an airport like Burbank it was in a Perry Mason episode.) Boarding a plane on the tarmac, small terminal, and I got through security in less than 5 minutes, even though I had to go through the whole body check since I had no "government issued identification". ... Actually a nice change of pace from the hectic weekend. And i get to do it all over again in a month!

FINALLY peace & quiet

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after throwing a temper tantrum about not being able to ride the rollercoaster she finally fell asleep. normally i hate the idea of her sleeping during the day, but I don't have to deal with her tonight :-D

Visit to my mom's

leave the driving to me

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So we're taking a bathroom break in Primm, NV and the kids see the roller coaster at Buffalo Bills and Joy pipes up how she wants to go on it with Josh. Then Tim mentions that he doesn't like rollercoasters unless he's the one driving.So joy pipes up, and says "Don't worry daddy, you ride and I'll do the driving".

Gold Five: Weekend Adventures

Gold Five: Weekend Adventures
All the exciting stuff happens in the snipped part
Another weekend comes to a close in Los Angeles. Friday night I took a nap as I didn't sleep much Thursday night. ...[snip]

After grocery shopping I typed up the uniform regulations for the kids' new school and sent them to my wife. So much for saving on the big Target sale on jeans and khakis this weekend. And I'm pretty sure that our son isn't all that thrilled about having to wear a uniform.

Next up was watching some more Jericho, followed by another nap.

Now it's night, and time to get ready for the work week.

Morning visitor

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How not to have a good night

So,

IF it ain't one damn thing, it's another. The dishwasher works again. I finally gave in and called a repairman. It's been not working since sometime in May. We were (I was) doing ok washing by hand, but it's so much easier to load, wash, unload, repeat (when Josh remembers to unload) the dishwasher. That boy must be told multiple times a day to put dishes away even though it's the chore he asked for ... and I digress.

So, Josh is over at a friend's house having another sleepover. He didn't put dishes away this morning. No bigs, I put dishes away, load the dishwasher and get ready to do pots and pans and the ... GARBAGE DISPOSAL CRAPS OUT! And I only notice this because there is a leak underneath the sink. So I notice the leak, and that it's coming from the line for the disposal. Then I try to run the disposal and all I get is a hummmm. More water is leaking from another pipe. I find a pot that has not had food cooked in it recently and clear everythin…

How Californian are you?

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You Are 44% California
You're fairly Californian. Unless you're really from California, you should be stoked!How California Are You?

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What Muse are you?

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Your Inner Muse is Melpomene
You are most like this muse of tragedy.
While you aren't depressed, you don't shy away from sadness.
Although you do tend to be gloomy, you have a sensitive side.
And this sensitive side helps inspire and help others.What Muse Are You?

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Groaner of the Day

What comes after two days of rain in Oregon?






Monday

solitary

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I'm ready for a road trip. By myself. Far away. I never was someone to just pick up and go, but both my grandmother and mother like(d) to drive to de-stress, decompress and after a day like today I can see the appeal. Just give me a sunset to head off into.

Green?

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I'm NOT Hermione?

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Gold Five: I Met Drew Carey!!!!!

Gold Five: Today's Misadventure

Gold Five: Today's Misadventure

Tim's Experience on LA Freeways.

4th of July Pictures

All of these photos and videos were taken on my Dash. Like a goof, I forgot my regular camera at home. It was one of those days.

Why Parents Drink

A father passing by his son's bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to “Dad”;

With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.
Dear Dad:
It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am. But it's not only the passion...Dad she's pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone. We…

dove quotes

get your feet massaged


when two hearts race, both win

Photo Friday: Grey

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Coos Bay - Cape Arago Lighthouse


I thought about doing a B&W composition -- then remembered, I live in Oregon! This shot is actually a peaceful one of the fog in the Columbia River Gorge, just past Multnomah Falls.

I guess the coast and Gorge can be beautiful in gray.

[Fwd: Neil Gaiman - AuthorTracker News from HarperCollins]

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Author Tracker NewsTime for me to hit the library.

Annette


Two thrilling new books from Neil Gaiman, the critically acclaimed author of Coraline!


InterWorld
Gaiman joins forces with award-winning science-fiction writer Michael Reaves to bring us a dazzling tale of magic, science, and honor. Joey Harker doesn't know he's a hero. In fact, he's the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But then one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and into another dimension. Joey's walk between the worlds makes him prey to terrible forces and, when he sees what these evil forces are capable of, Joey makes the only possible choice. He joins an army of his own, an army of versions of himself from different dimensions who all share his amazing power and are determined to fight to save the worlds. Buy Your Copy Today!
M Is for Magic
Magical, fantastical, and always surprising, M Is for Magic is Gaiman's first short-story collection specifically for young re…