Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy dogs

and happy Alex

today's dog walking path

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I'm so bummed. I noticed today that the photo posts I've been sending to my blog are no longer sent to my hosting site (!!! They are instead hosted on blogger. Why??? They have been sent to my site for YEARS! All of a sudden they change? Now I'm going to have to go through & upload all the photos through my FTP & then replace them on each post. Sigh. What a lot of work. But, as I JUST SAID in a post the main reason to have things on the blog (instead of FB or something) is so I can have control over it & have a full archive of it. I'm just so angry. Why do companies keep "improving" things? It only goes wrong for me & other users when they do this. =(


duling iphones

We all had to pull out our iphones at dinner & see what apps we might be missing & show off the cool ones we have! 


A's desert: date milkshake (just a taste), whisky & espresso. :)


a wonderful bottle of whisky Walter brought for Alex from the UK. thanks!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

walking the dogs

we went down to the beach today so the dogs could get outside. very
fun! I think they had a good time. I know Alex did (me too!). :)

life is good

Got my kindle, the hubby & a fire. Also a cozy couch, a beautiful
ocean view and two dogs & a cat. Pretty great start to the week :)


Why not just buy a car?

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I feel so remis in my blogging of late. We have been doing so much
lately, going to NYC, going to a TON of movies, seeing old friends...
but somehow not a lot of it is ending up here :( Between posting most
everything on Facebook, putting some pix on flickr and kleeping up w/a
bunch of people on twitter, this blog seems to fall by the way side. I
wish this weren't true.

Somehow it's just easier to put everything on facebook and everyone is
on there. Not many people even come to this page any more (hi M, B,
H&J, A) and actually not many even know about it. But you know why I
like having stuff on here? Because it will always be here. It's hosted
on a server that I can back up & keep an archive of forever. And, I
can reference things. I have often wondered when or where events were
& I will go to one of my blogs (London, LA...) and be able to find it.
You can't do that with facebook. You can look at past stuff but you
can't jump to a date and who knows where it is all kept? How would you
look something up 7 years from now?

So, I say this all the time, but I want to make sure I post things
here regularly. I wish there was a way to post a FB status update &
blog entry at the same time :)


new friend

Elly :)

on the road

north to Bolinas


We went to Mel's house the other day to get stuff for up north &
dumped our compost whilst we were there. The rose bushes are kinda
outa control so I trimmed them up a bit. But as everyone is out of
town, and the roses we almost "done" we added them to the pile. Aren't
they pretty?


Before a screening the other night we went to LPQ on Melrose for
dinner. Apparently they have added some stuff to their menu, one of
which being a lentil, chicken stew. Alex tried it (I had my usual
quiche) and it was tremendous!!! We will be back.

FCP vs Avid

Wednesday night we went to the monthly FinalCutPro Users Group meeting
and this time they were talking about... Avids! As an editor these
days one should definately know how to use both platforms and Avid
just came out with 4.0 which, apparently has some great new things
(mostly taken from FCP).

Also talking was Walter Murch as he's been using FCP since 2004 but is
now on a project using Avid. So he talked a little about what he
likes, & misses about each platform. It was an interesting evening &
I'm glad we went :)

check please!

went to the apple store the other day & to pay they now have these
devices that are like a jacket for an iPod touch and they can scan the
bar code for your item, slide your credit card & you sign on the
screen with your finger! very "future is now" doncha think? :)

the view

outside the kitchen window

alex's new fan club

he is a true pied piper for animals :)

up north

Yesterday we loaded up the car, and I do mean loaded, and hit the road
for the northern regions. We started out late because our car was
getting a tune up & of course they found a ton of stuff wrong with it.
sigh. we had some of it done but that meant the car wouldn't be
finished until Saturday (not friday).

So, instead of leaving btw 9 & 10am we were on the road at 2pm. And,
we brought the cat! Eek! After getting settled on the road we let him
out of his carrier. He investigated a bit but, as is his wont, he was
scared so he ended up under Alex's legs. We figured that as long as
he wasn't under the pedals... right? We even had a lovely cozy little
portable home for him in the back seat but no go. He pretty much
stayed there the whole way. When we got petrol we had to get him into
his carrier before we got out.

We arrived at our friends, the Murches, house just after 9pm and we
were exactly in time to sit down to dinner. They were having a dinner
party for some friends who are going off travelling. We put the cat in
a room upstairs & joined in the fun. It was a great & yummy dinner!
Unfortunately on the way up Alex had started sneezing & feeling crappy
so by tbd end of dinner he was pretty finished. He went upstairs to
lay down with the cat & I stayed for scrumptious desert, tea &
conversation. eventually most people left & after helping to clean up
I got A from upstairs, piled him & the cat in the carc& headed back
south a bit to find the house that my mom is at.

Dashi climbed around the car a bit but ended up sitting on to of the
furni pad on to of all our gear in the back. He surveyed the dark
scenery and looked very cute. We made it to mom's! They have two dogs
and, as usual, Alex found an imediate friend! (animals love him!) But
we were pooped & it was 3am so we fell over into bed, & Dashi cleared
the cobwebs from under it (being a bit scared again).

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

cutest. cat. ever.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


we both keep thinking we're going home tomorrow but really it's not till tuesday. 

we miss the cat :/

Thursday, November 05, 2009

NYC temp

Man! I have so much to write about! I just never seem to get to it =( It was much easier to write posts on my Palm Treo than my iphone.

Anyhoo, until I get to writing (if ever) about all the movies we've seen & such, and because we're having a fun long weekend in NYC, I thought I'd post a link to the photo album I've got going on Facebook. I think the link will expire (in 2 weeks?) but keep looking for the next few days as I add stuff throughout our trip to New York. The FB app on the phone is easier than emailing them to the blog but I might do some of both. So... join us won't you on our fun little jaunt:

Facebook NYC photos

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009


a cheering flight attendant when the Yankees win!

big game

We're at the airport & it's the potential final game in the world
series. we checked in early & had some dinner and everyone was
watching the game. then we went to the gate and there were tons of
people watching.

Now on board. Yankees just won so we can push away from the gate :)

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because they couldn't spend the two secconds to actually lift the lid
& put the lint IN the trash can!?!?

(in the laundry room in our building)