Thursday, February 08, 2007

Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand

I got to meet little Gavin last night. What an absolute sweetheart he is! He's so ity-bity! The softest featheriest dark chocolate brown hair ever. He is so cute that I literally want to SCREAM! What lucky parents and what a lucky boy to have such a loving pair for parents.

I'm so glad to find that Shelly is doing wonderfully and even getting sleep - sometimes 3 hours at a time!

We had pizza, caught up and I got to hold that little bundle of joy. So precious.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

5 Reasons You Should Not Play Volleyball Drunk

5

You dive sober. Often and with enough force that your team has threatened to bring Charmin to cushion your fall. No restraint on a typical day? Even less after a couple of Sapphires! Read: It's bad when your chest and shoulder hits the sand first. 37 times in a row.

4

It's 99 degrees without a cloud in the sky. You're hot, sweaty, and diving indiscriminately into the 150 degree sand. You're not quite drunk enough to overlook the fact that you know it's going to hurt tomorrow.

3

Delayed reaction time equals increased probability of being smacked forehead-style with Abe's wicked serve.

 

2

Because the perfect balance of gin and oxygen in your bloodstream makes you think that you can spike the ball at the net. You're still 5'1". Also, makes you think that you can jump from the boat to another boat even though it's drifting away at the moment. Ah, yes, the virgin big island experience did not disappoint! We had 4 BI-virgins on our boat, what's your ratio? :)

And the number 1 reason
not to play drunken volleyball...

Need I say more?

I even had to miss softball tonight. But they were able to find a girl to take my place and won. After their 17-7 victory I'm afraid they may want her to permanently replace me!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ain't Pitching a Bitch?

Jessica helped me warm up before the game. She was empowering. If nothing else, I have the nicest catcher in the league.

I walked the first guy and being rattled crossed my mind, but I wasn't about to let that thought materialize. I took a deep breath and just like that, the world was on mute.

The girl chose to take the walk and I pitched two balls to the next guy. I felt dangerously close to a 3rd inning repeat. I wished on every star I've ever seen that the next pitch would be a strike.

I shouldn't have wished so hard.

It was a meatball. Not the kind that you get at the Americanized Italian chain, no. The big tender kind that Mama spent hours on to get it just right. The kind that you brag about just because you know the chef through a friend of a friend. Yes, this was the kind that you couldn't help but want to be a part of.

And the bat had no intentions of turning down the open invitation. He swung and the next thing I knew, I heard an unnatural sound and found myself looking behind me for the ball. There it was about 8 feet away from me. I took two steps towards it, but was surprised by the sharp pain. I swallowed my voice and went to the ground. It was then I realized the intense throbbing of my knees was in fact instigated by the ball and not spontaneous combustion. The line driven meatball I served him cracked me directly in the kneecaps. Yes, that is plural. I managed to catch the ball with BOTH knees.

I think I'm going to have to wear my broomball gear to softball.

Reflexes are something else. While it's too bad that mine are apparently 1" too slow, it still amazes me that I never even saw the ball much less consciously did anything about it, yet reportedly, I managed to get my glove within an inch of it and bend my knees to it in an effort to block it. Freaking reflexes! You are no longer allowed to reflex any body part in front of a moving object of any kind. Including cotton from a cotton tree.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Chances

I vow never to take my luck for granted.

A week ago today I dealership-hopped with Brent and Shelly. I'm so grateful for them. They took their entire Saturday and dedicated it to helping me find not only the exactly perfect car for me, but also the fabled phenomenal car deal.

I was sure I wanted a BMW. I love the 330ci but the convertible is extra nice. The handling, the style, the intuitiveness of the automobile as a whole. But I was also sure I didn't want to pay an exorbitant amount of money for 3 simple letters. I didn't even know how to spell exorbitant.

Our grand rounds included Infiniti, Volkswagen, Audi, and the beloved bimmer.

We started out with the G35. Aaron Finger greeted us and immediately offered us Infiniti branded water. Before I could blink I was on the road in a 2006 automatic. I was taken aback with the smooth acceleration - that V6 moves! Could I really be looking for an AT? We discussed features, availability, and Aaron was respectful when we told him we had other dealers to visit.

We drove through the Audi lot but the A4 1.8 liters are really the only Audis in my price range. I can't imagine stepping down in engine size. Besides I had that BMW on the brain.

Volkswagen was next. Shelly really wanted to drive the new 3.6 liter V6 Passat too so we took one out. Cute features like an air conditioned glove box for transporting lunches and the umbrella storage is clever, but overall, there was road noise and it seemed like they cut some corners on the interior. Cheaper looking buttons, etc. No complaints about the ride itself though - one fo the smoother shifting automatics I've ever driven.

Have you seen the new BMW body style? I love it. But the coupes don't come out until next fall! The salesman pitched his "Ultimate Driving Machine" 4-door as sporty enough for even Richard Petty and gave us a 6-speed manual tester complete with the sport package. The seat was awesome. Adjustable in a million ways, hugged in all the right places. But I couldn't shift that thing without the threat of whiplash to save my life. Brent had trouble too so at least I didn't feel quite as bad. The automatic was nice, but not nicer than the Infiniti and at $43k without navigation... even used with 20K miles, they were asking - and getting - over $30k.

With the 330ci fresh in my mind, we made our way back to Infiniti to check out the G35 once more. I talked to Aaron again about options and asked to drive the 6-speed. As soon as I released the clutch, I knew I had to have it. We drove, I giggled, I almost ran a stop sign. It was a perfect match. We started talking about cost, options, rebates, discounts, things that only Brent and Aaron understood. The differences between the 05 and the 06 are distinct, but not worth the extra $3k to me. The 05 is already more car than I need. My cell phone isn't even blue tooth compatible and I don't know that I want to risk my key being more intelligent than I am. Plus, I like the taillights on the 05 better and the one on the showfloor was fully loaded and calling my name. Loudly. It wasn't a color I would have picked out of the brochure, but it grew on me quickly tempting "luxury" while the body screamed "speed". I was contemplating the attractiveness of ordering my own color and hand-picking my options when someone else opened the car door and gushed over it as he lowered himself into the driver's seat. I found my heart in my throat while I silently pleaded with him to "Get out! Now!" Yes, I was ready to make the deal. We started working numbers, they test drove my Prelude. We were about $1k off of where I wanted to be with my trade. They met me in the middle but Brent was smart and led the way out. "For now" he whispered as the door closed behind us. I was sad, but knowing it was closing time, making the car safe through Monday, helped. Was even thankful for another ride in the Honda and hurried home to get ready for Josh & Becky's party.

Thankfully, I had no time to wallow in any amount of disappointment that I wasn't going to show up glitzed, glamoured and G35'd.

The party was nothing short of perfect. I'd found a great dress, I was greeted with a friendly familiar face (Todd) and Josh & Becky's friends proved to be interesting, enlightening and fun. Some great connections were made, Texas Hold 'Em played and wine and delicacies enjoyed. I even met a wonderful gal who happens to sell blinds! I was worried I'd feel uncomfortable and sure I wouldn't stay long but I didn't leave until after 3am. A sure sign of cocktail party success!

Sunday = Slipknot = the first metal concert I went to and nearly fell asleep during. Another indication of a successful cocktail party :)

Monday: further negotiations + bowling intermission + more negotiations + papers signing = new car owner!

I absolutely LOVE it.

Thank you again Brent & Shelly. You made this whole experience fun and for the first time ever, I feel like I got an absolute steal at a car dealership!

And Navigation? The option I swore I didn't need? How in the world did I survive without it? It will even highlight the nearest shoe stores. Or more importantly, gas stations. I might be frequenting the local fill-up stations more now. I think the V6 comes standard with a straw.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

News Worthy

  • Chanting or not, System of a Down puts on a great show! Thank you Jolynn, for bringing us and for whatever favors you have to do for those front row seats! (haha)

  • I bought a house! It was the 3rd house Evon showed me on Saturday. It's a 1.5 story in St. Louis Park and it couldn't be more perfect. It's true what they say, I knew it was "the one" immediately.

    So, it took a few weeks of looking before I figured out what it was that I wanted. Evon weathered the flip-flop between single family and condo/townhome like a champion and helped me understand real potential and value. Above and beyond the normal call of duty. It's so great to have worked with someone who really has my best interests in mind. It was never about a paycheck, it's about the investment that will undoubtedly play a huge part in my life.

    Of all the homes we saw, this was the only one with absolutely no maintenance needs. Everything is new. Maintenance free siding, gutters, gutter guards, windows, doors, storm doors, kitchen cabinets/appliances, bathroom cabinets/fixtures/sink/tub/toilet, furnace, a/c, water heater, water softener, washer/dryer. Even the garage is new.

    I'm still in disbelief that in 2 1/2 weeks I am going to be a homeowner! I've never been so excited to pay rent in my life - it will be my final rent payment, hopefully ever!

    Party on 10/22! Come on over for food and drink. Call or e-mail for details!

  • New York was fabulous. I will post a couple of pictures when I have a chance. Which might mean next year :)

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Oktoberfest at Gasthof's this weekend. Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm + post-tent Mario's patronage. This time, I will be pouring beer instead of consuming it. Well, mostly pouring beer anyway.

  • Monday, July 04, 2005

    Oops

    Thought this was an interesting "oops" from tonight's fireworks display...


    Hope you all had a great 4th of July!

    Monday, May 30, 2005

    WSOP

    Stacy & Brian's annual Memorial Day poker tournament was a blast as usual. This time, I antied up and played. You know how watching ER gives you a false sense of medical knowledge? Watching the World Series of Poker on ESPN gave me the courage to join in the Texas Hold Em action.

    I've played a couple of hands in my lifetime. Enough to know how transparent I am. Couple that with my conservative gambling nature and well, let's just say I wasn't born to play this game.

    Shockingly however, the first round I finished 5th out of 12 and 2nd round, I came in 2nd. I lost when Todd went all in with pocket 7's to my pocket 5's. So so sad. But there are no losers here, I doubled my money and have some bragging rights! I mean, I got Brice back for taking me out the first go round.

    Here's proof...

    And here's proof of my sorry poker face... especially at 5am.

    I love my new camera. I promise to finish the zillion albums I'm working on before 2010.

    Hope you all had as prosperous of a Memorial Day weekend!

    Monday, May 23, 2005

    Ha

    Someone just reminded me of this

    Saturday, March 19, 2005

    Hyser & I

    Proof that we're still alive. At least before we went out for St. Patrick's Day!

    Hyser & Berger

    Tuesday, August 17, 2004

    Standing Ovation

    La Belle Vie left nothing to be desired. What an amazing evening!

    We got to Stillwater in no time. We arrived early, were greeted with warmth and served with enthusiasm and class.

    Their menu consists of very unique dishes - we had such a hard time deciding! Our server encouraged us to take our time and brought the best bread I've ever tasted to enjoy with our wine.

    We decided to start with Bruchetta which was refreshingly different. Grilled sourdough topped with a generous layer of tomato, garlic, green onion, basil and capers. Boring is no word to describe the palate of flavors in all of their dishes.

    We chose Beef Carpaccio for our first course. It was absolutely amazing. It was stuffed with steak tartare and served with a delicate white truffle sauce, wild mushrooms and wax bean accents. The mixture of flavors was nothing short of exhilarating.

    I'll count our second course as the 2nd basket of bread for which our hunger was insatiable. 3 words - New French Bakery. Mmm-mm.

    Ryan had the Beef Tenderloin with warm potato salad. The texture and fullness of the flavor was unbelievable. I chose the halibut served over sweet corn with a lobster, mushroom salad. The sweetness of the corn with the tender flavor of the fish was like nothing else I've ever known. We were in heaven!

    We left feeling completely satisfied and anxious for our next visit. Sadly, the Stillwater location will be closing this year and re-opening downtown Minneapolis. You might think I'd be happy since it will be within a mile from my place, but the aspect we enjoyed the most was the quaintness and personal attention. I don't see how that won't be sacrificed by moving to the city. I'm sure the menu will continue to be impressive and no doubt your mouth will leave happy, but there's something to be said about the overall dining experience. I hope I'm wrong, but I'm so afraid it will blend into every other upscale restaurant in Minneapolis. My suggestion? Make your reservation and enjoy an afternoon in Stillwater soon. It's a beautiful town, romantic and playful and your stomach will thank you!

    After dinner, we walked up and down Main Street stopping in where we were inclined for a drink. We half-watched the Packers lose when we weren't lost in each other's smiles.

    I'm the luckiest girl in the entire world.

    Proof

    Tuesday, August 10, 2004

    Emily & Luke's Puppy

    Meet Lily.

    She's a pisces who loves long walks in the park and enjoys playing fetch and chewing shoes, preferrably new ones. She's playful, sweet and not afraid of anything. [More Pictures]

    Wednesday, August 04, 2004

    Berger's Burger

    Hyser sent this to me:

    The story goes that it's from Denny's Beer Barrel Pub and contains:

    • 6 lbs of hamburger

    • 1 lg onion

    • 2 whole tomatoes

    • 1/2 head of lettuce

    • 1 1/4 lb cheese

    • 1 plate sized bun

    • 1/2 cup ketchup

    • 1/2 cup mustard

    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

    • 1/2 cup relish

    • 1 cup banana peppers

    • and 6 dill pickle spear quarters to top it off

    Apparently you have 3 hours to eat this monstrosity and you win a year's supply of Pepto Bismol. (Just kidding about the last part).

    Also, it looks like it's true.

    We both misspelled "burger" berger. That's right, I'm larger than life and bound to cause heartburn.

    Tuesday, July 27, 2004

    Jameson

    Want to see the cutest boy in the entire world? Even if you don't, you should.

    Monday, July 26, 2004

    Hector The Protector

    Meet the Hyser's new watchdog...





    Tuesday, July 20, 2004

    Get The Picture?

    I've neglected my photos page for well over a year.

    And so, it is with great pleasure that I announce it has been resurrected and has a shiny new album to offer!

    I shouldn't cloud this grand re-opening by mentioning that the party was: last Labor Day, which was 324 days ago and happened to be Ryan and my 2nd date, but how can I not?

    I'm so thankful that Susie introduced me to Stacy last summer and that Ryan was brave enough to go straight from Denver to a strange house. We all became fast friends. In fact, they are Ryan and my first official mutual friends. Because they're nice. Also, the girls have girls' night while the guys play poker. And they go to Vegas every year for the NFL kick-off. We're a match made in heaven :)

    Wednesday, September 10, 2003

    Claudia

    Who's the cutest Godchild in the whole wide world?

    Thursday, May 22, 2003

    Lease A Store

    Here's a sign I found at the Crystal Shopping Center in, you guessed it, Crystal.

    I so sent it to Jay Leno.

    Monday, March 10, 2003

    Claudia's Baptism Photos

    You can see them here.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2003

    Photo Baby

    Claudia has 4 new photo collages posted.

    Need some motivation to check them out? How about this sample...
    Claudia

    Monday, February 17, 2003

    Higgins' Family Photo Section

    The Higgins' Family now has a photo section to call their own here. I have lots of pictures to catch up on so stop back soon to see the updates!

    Thursday, February 13, 2003

    Meet Jayden

    Here's a picture of Stephanie & Martos' baby boy Jayden. He's a little over a month old now!

    Tuesday, February 11, 2003

    Sam's Soccer Game

    See pictures from Sam's Soccer game here.

    Shelly & Brent's Wedding Album

    I can't apologize enough for the delay in my getting this album posted!

    I hope you enjoy the photos, their day was absolutely wonderful.


    September 21, 2002

    Wednesday, January 22, 2003

    New Photos!

    I've posted 2 collages on the photos page.

    Check out Kris & Jake's 70's Murder Mystery Party and the Saturday Nite Live gang's always entertaining afterbar.

    I've also updated the baskets page with 2 Christmas presents. 1 for Heather and the round reed masterpiece for my Dad.

    Don't worry I'm still working on Shelly's wedding photos. There are just so many I'm having a hard time narrowing the field down!

    Wednesday, January 15, 2003

    Announcing Claudia's Webpage!

    Naturally, the beloved God-daughter of the web-geek has her own webpage.

    *Warning: Viewing this webpage may make you want to have your own.

    Friday, December 06, 2002

    She's Here!!!

    Claudia Kathleen Rymer was born at 8:26 pm on Friday, December 6th, 2002!
    She is 6 pounds 10 ounces and 20 1/2 inches of angel.

    She's beautiful from
    Head

    to

    Toe

    I'm a Godmother!

    Tuesday, November 19, 2002

    Coming Soon...

    Shelly
    Figured I'd publish a teaser as proof I am working
    feverishly on Shelly & Brent's wedding photo album.

    Holy mackeral I took a lot of pictures. Isn't she beautiful?

    More to come!! ...

    Friday, November 01, 2002

    New Photos!

    I updated the Basket page and posted a new album on the photos page!

    The pictures are finally up from Jane & Carlos' visit on October 3rd.

    Enjoy! Shelly & Brent's Wedding photos are next!!

    Wednesday, August 14, 2002

    Junk in My Trunk

    I have a tiny car. In the Prelude's tiny trunk you will find:

  • 1 set of golf clubs rolling around aimlessly, trying to escape
  • 2 golf bags holding 2 sets of golf clubs captive
  • 2 pair golf shoes
  • 1 bowling ball in bag accompanied by shoes in dire need of replacement
  • 1 softball equipment bag holding 3 bats, 24 balls, 2 mits and 2 pair of cletes
  • 1 volleyball
  • 0 dead bodies

    Also, check out the updated albums on the photos page.

  • Friday, August 09, 2002

    Vikings Pictures Posted

    See pictures from Vikings Training Camp in Mankato, MN.

    Thursday, August 08, 2002

    Shelly's Bridal Shower Pictures

    View the album here. Wish us luck golfing tonight.

    Thursday, August 01, 2002

    Album from Christina's Birthday

    See the pictures from the Wilder Pageant and from Christina's birthday here!

    Tuesday, July 30, 2002

    Samantha's 8th Birthday Party Album

    You can see the pictures from Samantha's 8th birthday party here

    Also, the Rymers got a kitten. She's cute.

    Friday, July 26, 2002

    Samantha's Ice Skates

    If you've read the story below about Samantha's birthday party, you'll understand why this picture made me laugh hysterically until my belly ached.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2002

    Pictures of Pusan, S. Korea from Lori

    Lori Writes:

    Hi, Cari!

    We exchanged emails a while ago - this is Lori from the "LoriLoo" blog. You asked me if I returned to Pusan to try to get a picture of the City Hall Steps. Well, I was in Pusan this week to get a visa to go to China, so I took the subway to City Hall. There are three buildings adjacent to each other - the courts, City Hall, and a Council building. City Hall doesn't have steps in front or back, but the Council building did have steps. The buildings appear to be relatively new - so I don't know if they are the same buildings where your life adventure began. Anyway, I've attached a few - enjoy!

    Lori

    And so here's where it all started... I wonder if these buildings were built right over the old City Hall or if it's still standing at another location. I will have to do some research! Thank you Lori for sending these pictures - I can't even explain how much it means to me!

    Pusan, South Korea

    Monday, July 15, 2002

    Ferocious Ferret

    Friday I took the ferrets to the vet for their yearly vaccinations... Asti is now on a regular yearly schedule - no more boosters (yay!) The vet noted Jazmine's sweet demeanor immediately nuzzling her as she gave him kisses. Then he literally took a step back when he saw Asti. "He's the biggest ferret I've ever seen!" he says. Bring him by in December and have us weigh him - I'll bet he'll weigh 5 lbs! This is not exactly encouraging as he is 2 hands full already. Maybe when he's that big he'll lack the energy to drive me mad.

    Friday night we treated ourselves with a movie. Men in Black II. It's cute, funny, pretty much what we expected, but it's a renter folks.

    Saturday, we embarked on our Pampered Chef route. We delivered to Grandpa's first and visited with my Mom and Grandpa & Grandma for awhile. Then we headed to Shelly's where we made a golf date for 5pm and onto Shari's. We golfed at Brightwoods in New Brighton. It was so wet that there was an actual mud moat around the 2nd green. It ruined our shoes. We were less than content about this. Afterwards, Brent & I went in to ask for a refund. I flustered the attendant. We got our money back. I don't think we'll be going back there. It stinks. Thankfully we made up for the lousy golfing with a fun dinner at Champps on Silver Lake. I had the best fettucini alfredo ever. Go figure... at Champps.

    Sunday we went to Kathy & Tim's for Whiz Bang Days. I made the turkey, they had lots of awesome food. Burgers, brats, salads, yum. The kids played in the lake, we checked out their beautiful new addition, poured a few beers and ate until we were full. We celebrated Jeremy, Mitchell & Noah's birthdays. We all doted on Katie & Dustin's 3 day old Jack. He's just unbelievably adorable. I'll have pictures before week end guaranteed.

    <<update>>
    um... how about today... pictures

    Thursday, July 11, 2002

    Fishing Pictures Up

    Not all the big ones got away... check out the pictures.

    I'm slowly but surely changing over the pop up windows to html so that you won't see the ugly white space framing the photos in the pop-ups. So far I've converted, Asti's, Jazmine's, and the Miscellaneous pages. Hope they're easier on the eyes! I hope to have them all done by month end. Wish us luck golfing tonight. I definitely need it.

    Wednesday, July 10, 2002

    Pictures from Palestine

    The pictures from last week are on the photos page.

    Click here for a direct link. Click on a thumbnail to see the full photo.

    Friday, June 21, 2002

    New Albums

    Check out the new albums on the photos page!

    You can monitor the progress of my garden

    See pictures from Jill's birthday Jenga game

    And see the latest Jazmine and Asti pictures!!

    Thursday, June 13, 2002

    Blackberry Pie

    Here's the blackberry pie I made on Saturday...

    It was tasty.

    Friday, May 31, 2002

    Lake Vermillion Pictures

    I've done an album for Lake Vermillion. Let me know if you like the format. It was kind of cumbersome to do, but would work for albums that I won't be updating. I'm thinking it might be easier to browse through than the pop up windows. Another album format example is here (SC). Which one's better? Please help me make the albums easier on the eyes!! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here or sending me an e-mail.

    I've archived some of the old pictures in Chris & Sheryl's and Jazmine's albums. Hopefully that'll be easier viewing for those of us still using 56K modems.

    Have an excellent weekend.

    Thursday, May 09, 2002

    Samantha's First Communion

    I've finished Samantha's First Communion album!

    Wednesday, May 08, 2002

    This is the new baby...

    This is the new baby... Asti

    See more pictures

    Tuesday, April 30, 2002

    April Snow Showers

    It's April people and we had a winter storm watch this weekend. Not right

    Monday, April 29, 2002

    Visual Candy

    And for your viewing pleasure... the movies page now features a sound bite from Emily's First Communion choir and Kati showing us what a bunny does. Check them out!

    Friday, April 26, 2002

    Emily's First Communion


    This is my favorite picture from Emily's First Communion.

    Friday, March 29, 2002

    Vikings Spirit Day

    Tim the superfan
    Well Viking's Fans... it's official, our team will not have a Monday Night game this season. First time in a long time. I blame Tice. Well, and losing the entire defense and offensive line might have something to do with it. Crap.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2002

    Saturday Nite Live Gets Live

    The pictures from Saturday night are up now... I split them into 3 sections. First, the after league bar party at Doyle's. Second, Rick's beer drinking skills. and Third, the after bar at the Rymers. If you don't feel like seeing the whole album, this page features my cousin and her many talents. And for your viewing pleasure, 5 new movies can be found on the movie page! Rick gives us a dancing lesson... Mike shows us his pizza roll trick - it's better than must see TV! Bon appetit!

    Tuesday, March 19, 2002

    Becky & Karl's Wedding Album

    Becky & Karl's wedding album is here! Also pictures from the Billy Joel/Elton John concert last May.

    Monday, March 18, 2002

    Here's My Little Cousin Jayden...

    Starring Jazmine...

    New Jazmine clip (it's pretty cute). Also new pictures on Jazmine's album.

    Wednesday, March 13, 2002

    Ladies...

    Check out this 2002 calendar... (sent to me by Amy Pease). It's 263k but it's worth the wait!

    Friday, March 08, 2002

    See Pins, Hit Pins

    Bowling pictures are here! You really should check out the Gutter Queen... she might be the girl of your dreams!

    Wednesday, March 06, 2002

    1969 Ford T-bird

    Well, someone out there stumbled up on my site when they were looking for info about the 4-door (suicide door) Thunderbird! He wrote saying he is a former owner of a dark blue T-Bird that also was the suicide door model. As per your request... here are 2 pictures of the car!


    As you can see it's in great shape - the 429 thunder-jet engine is all original and I have every receipt dating back to 1970! It does need some restoring though it runs great... the ragtop is new. E-mail me with any other questions! I don't know much about car restoration...

    Tuesday, March 05, 2002

    Snapshots

    2 new albums on photos page. One depicts the lobster dinner we had on Sunday. The other is by popular demand... a documentary of why some people should not go to bars... check it out (but don't show the kids).
    Love and rum & cokes,
    Cari

    Thursday, February 28, 2002

    More Proof of Film Usage

    The albums are up the albums are up! I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!! Check 'em out! Does anyone know why you might get a "You're not authorized to view this page" warning? I get that message all the time from work and Rob got it from home on his laptop trying to view the photos page... but he could view everything else! I can't figure out why this is happening.

    Wednesday, February 27, 2002

    Got Film?

    More albums are up on the photos page. And ONE recipe on the recipes page. I can't wait for this stuff to be finished so I can get back to normal blogging!!

    Tuesday, February 26, 2002

    Basketcase

    2 Albums are up! Baskets and Supercross...

    Thursday, February 07, 2002

    Fixing the Fixes

    Fixed the new miscellaneous photos page. I checked the page from my other computer and the pop up window size was all whacked out. I'm going to research this tomorrow, but if you know, maybe I won't have to... on my 1 PC, I have IE6 and the pop-up window size doesn't matter... i.e. the picture is automatically proportioned to fit inside the pop-up window. On my other PC, I have IE5.5 and the pop-up window DOES matter, the picture is a static size and if the pop-up window isn't big enough to fit that size, part of the picture is hidden. Is this something to do with the difference in IE version (I'm guessing it is so)? Isn't there some kind of pill of knowledge one could take to just know this stuff?

    Wednesday, January 30, 2002

    Flash

    New photo album on photos page!

    Friday, January 25, 2002

    New movies on movie page!

    New movies on movie page! You really do have to check out Kelly singing Piano Man... (he's going to kill me). For some reason that mpg file will not play properly on Real Player... I have to open it using Windows Media Player to get it to work on my PC. I am not an MPG guru. I do not know how to fix this. [kicks computer]

    Wednesday, January 16, 2002

    Photo Re-design

    Redesigned photos page to account for Jazmine's and Chris' family's multiple album pages. Also added a new album on Chris' family page.

    Friday, January 04, 2002

    Added a new movies page.

    Added a new movies page. Check it out! Happy weekend everyone!

    Wednesday, January 02, 2002

    Toast

    New Year's pictures on photos page!

    Monday, December 31, 2001

    Click

    New album on photos page! And added mad-lib to fun page!

    Friday, December 28, 2001

    Santa Says...

    Christmas photos on the photos page!

    Thursday, December 20, 2001

    Pictures!

    New album on photos page!

    Wednesday, December 12, 2001

    Take a Peek

    New and updated Photo albums on photos page! Jazmine's got her own page!

    Friday, December 07, 2001

    Three's Company

    3 new albums on the photos page!

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