Friday, January 26, 2007

2006: A Year in Review

I got to officially say adios to the meanest, pettiest, most horrible person I know...
and met a lot of great new people.

Also got to see the first glimpse inside P. Sophie's uterus at my very own Godson, Fetus David (10 weeks old).

Helped my sister plan for her upcoming wedding

We find out P&Cs baby is a BOY! As the nurse so nicely pointed out with an arrow.

Threw a shower for Lisa; mother nature threw a shower as well.

Looked for houses online and realized I can't afford a house anywhere near Boston! Darn it.


Returned to the beloved Park that is Fenway via my company's seats. Got to see the Sox vs. Yanks with Schilling dominating.

Went on A TON of open houses. Fun, fun, fun, yet exhausting!


3rd: A Baby Shower!

We showered gifts on the parents-to-be and mother nature also showered them.

6th: On lucky 06/06/06 we placed a $1,000 bid on our new home!

24th: My Sister Lisa's Wonderful Wedding
And off they went to their honeymoon in Italia!

28th: Saw Pedro's return to Fenway thanks to my company seats.

We messed his ERA up a bit.

Moved out of the city and into the 'burbs. OK so just down the street from the city, but nice and close is better.

The Cats Discovered the Fun of Stairs!

We Upgraded to Grass

The cats enjoyed the bird-filled view

9th: We welcomed David Charles into the world!

Drove to Philly the following weekend to be the first visitors to meet the little dude.

Here he is a few days old, curled up like he's still in the womb.


3rd: We celebrated our first wedding anniversary

16th: One of my twin cousins, Wendy, was married in the beautiful Berkshires.

17th: David's Baptism

Brady and David meet for the 1st time

(Brady knocking him upside the head)

1st: Last game of the season at Fenway.

Wally entertained the fans during the rain delay. I handed out 2007 schedules.

A healthier Peter Gammons threw out the first pitch.

12th: Brady celebrated his FIRST birthday Pooh style:

Columbus Day Weekend:

Hiking in the White Mountains

Simba and Darla meet the new human and think he's ok until he cries

Simba becomes concerned and tries to see if there is anything he can do to help the crying David.


Thankful Dinner with Thankfully Good Friends: A Grown Up Affair


Went to see our friend Eric perform wonderfully in A Christmas Carol

BU Babes got together again for a lovely dinner.

Christmas with the Family in NH

Visited NJ for a Jingle Bell Blast hosted by the soon-to-be Newlyweds, Tara & Mike.

Met up with The Stacks and Wicks for a nice Christmas dinner and not-so-secret Santa.
The boys just get cuter and cuter.

31: Rang in the New Year with a bunch of friends in a pub on Beacon Hill.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Vegas Baby!

I'm going to Las Vegas soon and I'm pretty excited!The Hub and I will spend the first 3 days at the Grand Canyon and the rest of the 10 days in Vegas with a road trip here or there.
My aunt and uncle live there so some nights we can stay with them in their guest wing. Should be a lot of fun!

Hotels in Vegas really aren't that expensive.
We're still deciding on which shows to see so if you've been there send us some suggestions!!!

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Grand Canyon. It must be amazing. When we went to Hawai'i we visited Waimea Canyon, which Mark Twain dubbed as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. That was a sight to behold so I can't even imagine what the real thing will be like.
Here are some pictures from that baby canyon:

If you click on the pictures you can get a better look at the massiveness of it all.

Viva Las Vegas!

Friday, January 19, 2007

American Ahole?

I don't normally watch American Idol, but happened to tune in for the season premiere, which seems to have a lot of people talking about the appropriateness, or lack thereof, of the judges comments and behavior.

There's the argument that the contestants know what they're getting into and should expect harsh criticism from the judges so boo hoo on them.
Countered by the opinion that some of these people shouldn't even make it that far in the rounds and are only put on TV for sheer amusement and humiliation. Specifically, the contestants who appear to be mentally slow.
The View has been weighing in on this as well as various news reports. The View's Rosie O'Donnell stated, "I don't think America likes to watch people be ridiculed, made fun of, and called ugly monkeys."
One writer explains, "I find the freak show genuinely painful to watch.
The kids, the dreams, the parents, the tears — my God, isn’t adolescence and early adulthood hard enough without having to make a fool of yourself on national television?"

I think some of America does like the sadistic aspect of the try-outs, but I have to say, I watched it and though I couldn't turn it off, it wasn't because I loved to see these awful singers get ripped apart, but I watched in amazement at the psychological aspect of it. Some people who lack tone really don't know it, some just think they are "the bomb" and harbor a false sense of realism, and others know they are bad but either want to get on TV or play with Simon, Randy, and Paula (mostly Simon). Despite the multitude of reports that the show has an even meaner streak this year its executive claims, "I've actually had people say to me it seems Simon is somewhat toned down this year."

Some people think they should only put the auditions on that are outstanding or almost good enough to make it...

What do you think?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Hooray for Today

Two Good Things:

First, it is the birthday of my dear friend Maria today. There are only 18 days of the year where we numerically differ in age, and during those times I usually have to endure the "oldie" taunts from Ms. Mia, but this glorious day quells their spirit! So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY old lady!

P.S. I'm so old I can't even wear this Rainbow Brite shirt!

Secondly, today marks the sixth day of hell for the unlucky (yet lucky) Jack Bauer! The sixth season of 24 starts today with a 2-hour season premiere tonight at 8pm followed by another 2 hours tomorrow.

Happy, happy, joy, joy for January 14th!