Monday, September 19, 2011

ARRRRRR, Or Whatever Matey

I am fully aware that I owe you a Randomocity day or at the very least, a new post. Spoiler Alert: That won't be happening today, but today's annual holiday HAD to be observed and fortunately I can steal from a past holiday post. So, hoist your mainsails and giddy up. Wait a minute, that's not right. I'll try it again. Yo yo yo, lemme show ya how to roll. There's no way that's correct. Set your reactions on stun, because today is...Ok, that's not even close and now I'll be branded a nerd.

I'll give it one last chance. Ya better be gettin' yer eye patch on because today be Talk Like A Pirate Day.....arrrrrrrr. So hoist your colors you bloomin' cockroaches. Don't forget to show 'em your "larboard" side. Use your best ole salty pirate phrases me hearties or ye be walkin' the plank. There, I think that did it. And to think they all laughed when I told them we'd learn something one day from all those rides on Pirates of the Caribbean! Yep, that is what I learned. Nonsensical dialogue that I get to use every September 19th. Uhhhhh, Matey. I forgot to talk like a pirate there.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Remembrance...

Since I started blogging, I repost this on September 11th.  I hope you don't mind...

At the very end of July 2001, my family and I (pre-twins of course) all flew up to New Hampshire and then to Maine for a family reunion. We had a long wait on the tarmac at the airport in Newark and realized that we might get to fly past New York. In anticipation, we got out my brand new digital camera (you remember the old ones that cost $500 for a 1 megapixel unit). 

As we took off in the little puddle jumper that would take us up the coast, we got an aerial tour of New York City. Although we certainly weren’t expecting it, we got to see many of the landmarks the city is famous for. We were treated to views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and even Yankee Stadium (which at the time was the highlight for me). But as we would come to realize just 2 short months later, our real highlight was getting to pass the World Trade Center and its 2 magnificent towers. The picture to the left was taken simply and casually as a tourist would take a picture of something they recognize. It has now become as cherished as any photo from that entire wonderful trip.

I post it in remembrance of September 11, 2001, when this country was forever changed.

Monday, September 05, 2011

The End Of Summer

Well, the summer unofficially ends tonight! Here in So Cal we have lightning, off and on rain and lots of cloud cover! It kinda seems appropriate. Fall will be here before you know it. Well, except in So Cal. That will come at the end of October...hopefully!

To start the transition from Summer, Starbucks will sell their pumpkin lattes tomorrow!! I know it's early...but really, who's complaining! Not this coffee fiend!! And I'll begin my countdown to having eggnog before Halloween. I think I've been doing that since 1999. I haven't missed yet.

Wow, I should have plan this blog post out. It seems I am done writing. But at least you know what Starbuck's is offering tomorrow.