Thursday, December 23, 2004

Ruben was outside playing in the snow today. We bundled him up in his snow suit and wrapped his face with a scarf. He didn't know what to make of the snow around him. I took a 1 minute movie of him making a snow angel but I am having a difficult time learning how to embed it on our website. If you would like to see the movie just email Kiesha or I and we'll send you the file. Posted by Hello

Top Things Heard while Traveling to Kentucky

1. You should have stuffed those cats and shipped them out to Kentucky. (Obviously these people were not cat lovers.)
2. You will have to take your cats out of their carriers. (Obviously these TSA bag screeners are sticklers for rules, after Kiesha gave them a mean look and said she would not they finally caved in and allowed us to take the cats out behind a screen, while they took the carriers and ran them through the X-ray machine.)
3. You have one kid now but when you're kids outnumber you, you are dead. (What about when you have a kid and two cats, does that count?)
4. Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow! (Even after heavy sedation, Domino would not shut-up)
5. Traveling with cats? How cool. (I was ready to strangler her but I didn't, she's obviously a cat lover, but people hater.)
6. If you didn't get a breakfast bag, please ask a flight attendant for one. (Breakfast bag? Don't like the sound of that.)
7. He's so adorable. (They obviously were not talking about me.)
8. Your flight captain today is Captain Kirk ?. (I didn't here the last name I just heard Capt. Kirk. Hahahaha)

Wow, talk about a snowy Christmas! It started snowing here Wednesday morning and after the snow came sleet (I hope I spelled that right). It all finally stopped some time early this morning. We were without electricity yesterday from 6:00p.m. to midnight. Apparently all this sleet and snow knockout a transformer somewhere. Kiesha tells me that she's never seen this much snow here before. Her mom and aunt tell me it never snows like this. All I know is that my little putter has never seen this kinda snow either and she has never been snowed in like this. Poor girl, I'm gonna have to make it up to her after this. All this just brings flashbacks of Minneapolis -- 40 degrees below zero with the wind chill and just hunkering down with some snacks and a book and calling it a day. Well, now I don't hunker down I blog -- how times have changed. I have one request from everyone out in Cali, please, please do not tell me how warm it is over there. :-) One cool thing about this snow is that we get to put Ruben in his snow suit. Hahahahaha, he looks like the Michelin tire man and when mom wraps him up with a scarf everyone will think of "A Christmas Story". We'll send pictures so everyone can have a good laugh. Posted by Hello

Friday, December 17, 2004

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Final Post

Well folks, we are packing up our computer tonight and there will be no more blog posts until our computer arrives in Kentucky. According to our countdown timer as of this moment, Kiesha, Ruben and I have 3 days, 12 hour and 33 minutes left before we leave but don't fret because Kiesha and I may not be able to place written posts but we can blog audio MP3 files. Hhhmmm...very, very interesting.

I will take this cool piece of technology and provide field reports from Kentucky. Is Madisonville that different a place from Los Angeles? How many gun racks will I see within my first week in Kentucky? Do Amish really live near Madisonville? Do they sell Jack Daniels in vending machines? Most importantly, can I get a venti latte at a Starbucks? they have Starbucks in Madisonville? Stay tuned.

You're So Money

Monday night Kiesha, Ruben and I were treated to dinner at the Dresden by our neighbor Jane and her friend Jean. Ruben was a hit with the staff there. Everyone always has to go on about how good he is and how quiet he is and how happy he is all the time. I was half expecting one of the staff to say to Ruben, "You're so money".

It was cool to dine at the Dresden one final time. Jane has a website herself, it is at She has a page dedicated to her Datsun named Matty, it's titled the "Ten Demandments of being a WriterDog". :-)