Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"We in Denmark cannot figure out why you in the United States are even bothering to hold an election.
On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer . . and a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer.
On the other side, you have a war hero married to a good looking woman with big breasts who owns a beer distributorship.
There is even a question?????"
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
We spent two hours cruising the Alapuzzha River and it's associated canals and lakes, which is nicknamed "the Venice of India."
My first Kingfisher Beer in India!
Now, Aunty Ruthy is a pal of the Serenity's captain. So with the okay from him, off we went to deck 11. Yep, WAAAYYYY up. To the Bridge.
From what I understand, before 9/11/2001, visits to the bridge were fairly routine. Not so anymore. Quietly shuffling down the corridor in near-darkness, past the deck officers' quarters, we reach the door and ring a door bell. Yes- a door bell- Not a buzzer, knocker, or alarm--a door bell. The door swings open, and in front of me is a wall of glass. And the deep, dark blue of the sky before sunrise and the inky blackness of the ocean.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Last Wednesday we had to interrupt prom preparation for the Region Varsity track meet. Brentwood's athletic director asked Girl to run in the 800 meters, which was an honor for her.
Boy qualified for state in 4 of his 5 events (to qualify, one has to finish in the top 4 at region). While he just missed qualifiying for the 100 meters- (which he ran in 11.7 seconds-a personal best), he will triple jump, run in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, and run the 200 meters, in which he is REGION CHAMPION with a time of 24.04.
It just so happened that the meet fell on Boy's 17th birthday, so everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to him after the meet was over. Embarrassed the hell out of him, but he took it in good spirit.
And so, off we head this week for the state track meet--Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The kids get to miss 2 days of school. Hope I can find a hotel!
I have my spike bag packed and my stopwatches primed!
Best Junior Class in the World!
The class has some very VERY talented artists. Hopefully you can tell from the tables that these are actually 6ftx9ft canvases of movie posters, painted by hand. They are works of art.
It was a challenge, but fun. To all the Juniors--I love you all!! You are my heart!
ps to Daddy D- I don't recall us having such elaborate prom decorations. But then, all I remember is a bunch of streamers, a band, some REALLY hideous tuxes and gowns-(you posted the pic on YOUR blog last spring) and a large quantity of vodka..............