[ed note: each week, while Chip's family is in Costa Rica, I promised they would receive a photo and letter from Chip, so they would be able to keep tabs and guage her general well being. Of course, being a blogger, I decided to make the emails public. Nice. Hey Tim and Anne! Love your dog! Keep in mind, this … Read More
I found the simple life ain’t so simpleWhen I jumped out, on that roadI got no love, no love you’d call realAin’t got nobody, waitin’ at home—Runnin’ with the Devil, Van Halen I saw a comment posted about what I thought about Van Halen being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and whether or not I thought … Read More
2001. Early fall. I walk into an Archiver's store for the very first time. The magic begins. And who could have ever guessed? I suppose because my blog banner tagline has the word "scrapbooking" in it, I should wax poetically from time to time about said hobby. Yes? You wouldn't be reading this if I wasn't a scrapbooker. Or at … Read More
"I love your enthusiasm…telling me that Gomez has two lead singers…as if that's never happened in the history of music…like you forgot there was ever a Fleetwood Mac. Or the Beatles."
(Callie…thanks to your post, I’m way too technologically stimulated right now.) Holy MacBook, Apple. Check out the iPhone. I will go on the record right now: whatever it costs does not matter. It will be mine. Oh yes…it will be mine. And, in case you’ve never heard what a roomful of tech geeks who are way, way too overstimulated sounds … Read More
"Mom, you're pretty hip…I mean, at least you act like you live in this century." I just knew once I stopped churning my own butter that my 10-year-old would think I was cooler. (and lo, I did in fact, maketh that scarf.)
So lots of things happened in the past few non-blogging months. Things like cool blog reader Rochelle, whose hubby happens to run a surf school in sunny California, and one of his clients is the Armstrong family, as in Billie Joe Armstrong. As in Green Day Billie joe Armstrong. She kindly offered to have something autographed by Mr. Armstrong himself, … Read More
"Chuck E. Cheese is like gambling for kids."—Cole, contemplating a cup full of nickels found in our car after Dan made a really brief pit stop at Grand Casino on his way home from a business meeting in Duluth.
I want to thank all of you for your comments regarding Mary. I hope that Jon and her family has had a chance to read some of the kind words. Another example of Mary's legacy, I think. So…thank you, and thanks to Jon for letting me share that. Life returns to a regular schedule today. Kids go back to school. … Read More
My friend and neighbor Mary Crozier-Sauer died on Oct. 27, 2006, following a long battle with melanoma. I wanted to tell you about her, though I am in no way an authority on her entire life but I will tell you what I know, and what I learned this past fall. I have known Mary and her family for more … Read More