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Thursday, September 21, 2006

birthday photos

YAY! Star Wars Party for Brandon's Birthday!!!!

Brandon's 30th Birthday
You can't really tell, but it's a Star Wars themed party banner up there.

Brandon's 30th Birthday
He got an Obi Wan Kenobi transformer. "TWO GREAT THINGS IN ONE!!!"according to him.

Brandon's 30th Birthday
The DVD came in the exercise ball box from his sister. I was hoping it was an actual exercise ball, just for the comedy value.

Brandon's 30th Birthday
He actually had to get out the directions to figure out how to transform the star fighter into Obi Wan Kenobi...

Brandon's 30th Birthday
But he was ultimately victorious.

Brandon's 30th Birthday
Darth Vader loves pie.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Am planning SUPER SEKRIT BIRTHDAY PARTY OF DOOM for husband today. Photos to follow!!

Monday, September 18, 2006

SCBWI photos

FINALLY! I got the dumb disposible camera developed that I took with me to the SCBWI conference. I only had it the night of the shindig, but there are still some fun pics.

First of all, you have to understand, people took the "Jade Jubilee" theme very seriously. Some came dressed like this, or this, or even this (the blonde can-can dancer with her back to the camera is actually a dude).

But my friend Sonja and I came like this:


And Andy from my writing group came like this:


And I think we were a pretty good looking group, don't you?

Aha-ha-ha-ha-ha... wipeout

This weekend, I got to meet one of my internet buddies, who (on the net at least) goes by ninjajab. She is incredibly cool -- like, I can't even begin to tell you how cool. Like, one of her more innocuous stories starts with, "So I was waiting in line for coffee in Hollywood, and Elijah Wood came in and gave me a huge hug and said, 'Viggo said you were stressed out. How are you? Are you OK?'"


And she was down in San Clemente filming a big huge world surf competition (I know nothing about surfing except that this was a big deal, and she is best friends with all the surfers) (except Kelley Slater)so she came up to my house to meet me and Brandon.

After an evening of talking to her, I began to feel like my life is just a shade boring. I mean, most of my stories have to do with my boring job, or... yeah. That's about it.

So yesterday I woke up feeling the teensiest, tinsiest bit jealous and dissatisfied with my life. Hey, it happens to the best of us, right? Brandon suggested I do something that was a little bit scary to break myself out of my rut. So I did.

I went to the beach by myself, rented a boogie board, and body surfed for an hour (because that's all I could afford).


I have been boogie boarding once before with my friend Rebecca. She taught me the basics, and I caught one or two good waves when I was with her.

Yesterday, I caught half a dozen good ones and about a dozen more OK ones. And it was so much fun! I only wiped out once where I kind of went head over heels in the whitewater and cut up my knee pretty good, but I was right back out there.

I can't wait to go again. Next time I get eight bucks, I know how I'm going to spend an hour.

Friday, September 15, 2006


Finally! I've finished uploading and tagging all our pictures from our Colorado fact-finding trip!

To view of slideshow of all our pictures, Click Here!

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites:

Here is Brandon, in front of the Capitol building, exactly one mile above sea level.

Some elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

Snow and doughnuts at the top of Pike's Peak!

Sherrif Brandon in Sedona, Arizona

Lacy at Sedona Camp
And me, looking tired after a week of driving.