March 3, 2010

DOTS

This is the second winter I’ve had here in Philadelphia. We’ve had record breaking snowfalls, igloo-making times, coffee times, party times, movie times. It’s been great. But it’s also been arduous and long, long, long. Longer than I thought or imagined or even wanted out of a winter. I keep telling myself I want to move back to California, but I think what I really want is some sun. Which I’ll get soon enough. I guess I’m dealing more with some impatience with the weather. And maybe SAD, but probably just impatient and being dramatic about it.

This picture below is drawn from a first graders perspective. I was chosen to be the subject of a first grade class’ exploration of what they called a person’s “inside story.” During this exploration, I was questioned and prodded about anything from hair color to sexual orientation.

I went into their classroom and sat in a tiny wooden chair with my hands in my lap. They are all little sweethearts, of course, looking confident and eager. Once we commenced our interview, some of the first things that came out were musings about my facial hair, which I am always interested in because it seems to continue to change despite being 25.

"He has a mustache!" said one little girl.
"Wellll, it’s sorta a mustache,” said another.
"Yeah, it’s not really a beard, it’s like kinda a beard.”

Turns out this particular artists’ interpretation quite accurately accounts for the actual number of hair follicles on my face.

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July 8, 2009

Been moving along in the pre-K nursery…making caterpillar and butterfly crafts, having kids do water play on the blacktop, trying to have all the kids sit in their seats for meals. Been watering some flowers and letting the days do the rest. Been traveling up to New York. I’m eating well, exercising some, reading Steinbeck books and dreaming about Monterey,

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I’m growing a small patch of flowers. Here’s a cosmo goin strong.

I’m growing a small patch of flowers. Here’s a cosmo goin strong.

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Summer photo with Susans

Summer photo with Susans

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June 17, 2009
This was my 25th Birthday Party in the park. This is some of my family over here in the East, dogs included. I was presented with delicious and smooth root beer, great sandwiches, and a sturdy Bocce Ball set. Hooray!  Also, Charley baked up incredible cupcakes (maple frosting with sprinkles) for all to share. You’re the best, Charley.

Wish you were here!

This was my 25th Birthday Party in the park. This is some of my family over here in the East, dogs included. I was presented with delicious and smooth root beer, great sandwiches, and a sturdy Bocce Ball set. Hooray! Also, Charley baked up incredible cupcakes (maple frosting with sprinkles) for all to share. You’re the best, Charley.

Wish you were here!

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Micah, Paul, Me, Independence Hall. (missing? Micah Moore. BroTrip!)

Micah, Paul, Me, Independence Hall. (missing? Micah Moore. BroTrip!)

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Paul and Micah at Micah’s wedding in March. Santa Barbara.

Paul and Micah at Micah’s wedding in March. Santa Barbara.

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February 16, 2009
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February 7, 2009
Here’s part of the backyard. Another snow day happened and so we ran around and went wild in the snow. The snow was too powdery for snowballs and snowmen, but not too powdery for snow fun! Today it’s supposed to get warm out.   ? Will it?

Been having a great time with friends, with snow, and also with “Planet of the Apes” starring Heston, which is number three in our house Thursday night VHS Dinner and a Movie series that started happening recently (First was “Shaft”, second was “Ace Ventura 2, When Nature Calls”). Also, I’ve been making my slow way through X-files season three, which is making a run at best season SO FAR (neck and neck with Season Two. Season 1 was excellent, but in third place right now).

Here’s part of the backyard. Another snow day happened and so we ran around and went wild in the snow. The snow was too powdery for snowballs and snowmen, but not too powdery for snow fun! Today it’s supposed to get warm out.  ? Will it?

Been having a great time with friends, with snow, and also with “Planet of the Apes” starring Heston, which is number three in our house Thursday night VHS Dinner and a Movie series that started happening recently (First was “Shaft”, second was “Ace Ventura 2, When Nature Calls”). Also, I’ve been making my slow way through X-files season three, which is making a run at best season SO FAR (neck and neck with Season Two. Season 1 was excellent, but in third place right now).

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