Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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Monday, June 28, 2010
Great documentary about art, street art, graffiti and what our definition of beauty and vandalism is. French guy brings along a camera wherever he goes and ends up being a rock star avant garde artist, making tons of dough.
Here's the most well-known street artist around
and Mr. Brainwash himself
Fun film about perception. Who are you? What are you capable of? What if you threw everything you thought about yourself away and started over?
Posted by Lisa at 6:54 PM
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Shana's almost back to normal after saying good-bye to her tonsils so we hit the pool with Allison. I usually don't go in until it's about 110 outside and Mother Nature was calling. Plus, I just got a huge bill from the pool guy after the pool filter exploded
and I figured I might as well use it after pouring the rest of the summer's vacation moolah into some new contraption (pretty isn't it?)
Sully the dog loves the pool, too
Some yard things that just look at the pool all the time
Gnorman our gnome watching the water festivities
Milli and Unum my year 2000 millennium bugs
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Movie Madness for Maddie, our number one member, who is departing for beautiful Berkeley (at least it's closer than Amsterdam). A hilarious romp with Joan Rivers,
then some romping of our own with great gals Michelle and Caroline (Maddie's hip "mountain friends" - who, along with Maddie, have been up and down Camelback by the time most of us roll out of bed). We hit the cool new Fox restaurant Culinary Dropout in our own private little sexy table in the back with our own chandelier for some great food and I think even a new change your life margarita (sorry Regions, something about the orange peel).
Maddie's been my Yes, Yes, Yes friend for a couple of years now,
totally open to whatever I suggest, with (like me) an empty nest and an adorable hubby that doesn't mind us going out to play and a flexible job, she's always willing to meet wherever for a museum tour or a last minute Saturday morning at Changing Hands or a walk through the flower gardens in Holland or a play in downtown Phoenix or a glass of French Merlot as the sun goes down.
Mon amie, you'll be missed!
Posted by Lisa at 10:22 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
111. A hundred and eleven. One hundred and eleven degrees. I'm not complaining. It does this every year and I'm ready. I'm just wondering why we don't cover every building and every parking garage and the top of every car in solar panels and cool this puppy down. Enough with all of the oil drilling, we've got a powerful energy source right here that we're wasting. But since nobody seems to be listening to Al Gore anymore (even Tipper) the only thing to do is duck into a freezing cold movie (I even brought a sweater like my mom does) on a blaring hot day. Shawn, Tom, Cameron and me out for a wild, cool Friday afternoon ride.
Fun movie. Shoot 'em up, stunts galore, travel tour through some amazing cities, some chemistry, some laughs, a come and go Boston accent and (I hate to give it away, but...) a happy ending. And not just the part where we go outside and the sun's gone down, like knight and day.
This morning she woke up smiling. No Pain. It's officially Day Ten. Middle of the night med still wrapped up by the pillow. Made me smile, too.
Posted by Lisa at 7:27 AM
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by Lisa at 9:08 AM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wow. Pretty ambitious. Great, we can go to neighborhood fave Takeda then walk to Oreganos, perfect. That's not going to happen today, but it's definitely something to look forward to. Today, we took it a little slower. She wanted a grilled cheese from In-and-Out so she actually left the house, invited the dog along and we went to the drive-thru. She took one bite, not gonna happen, and the dog had a nice treat. Hours later she wanted to try something else and we headed out again for a Cherry Coke Slurpee. She drank the whole thing. Peanut sauce, here she comes.
Posted by Lisa at 8:30 PM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
What a waste.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
(before pic)We heard all of the warnings. Getting your tonsils out at this age sucks. It's a big deal. It's gonna hurt. For days. Yeah, yeah, I thought, but Shana will be alright. She's strong. She's healthy. She'll do fine. I was wrong. This is bad. We're on day four and it's getting worse. The poor baby sleeps like 20 hours a day. She's totally drugged up most of the time and hasn't eaten more than five bites of mashed potatoes and a little bit of a Wendy's Frosty since Wednesday. She had some visitors the first couple of days, but now she's texting them all away, too tired, no voice. I feel so helpless, but today, after I got shushed from singing the "Lollipop, Lollipop" song (as I was bringing her a prescription-strength $10 cherry flavored throat numbing sucker), she whispered, "Thanks for taking such good care of me."
And then one of us felt a little bit better.
Posted by Lisa at 3:20 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010
It's always a good time at Space 55. Saturday at 9.
7 Minutes In Heaven is a freewheeling variety show that serves up a random, raucous assortment of music, mayhem and merriment. Don't like what you're seeing? Just wait 7 minutes for the next act!
Anybody want to go? Just $10 bucks.
Posted by Lisa at 11:29 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
We weren't on our best behavior when we would get lost on a drive or when somebody got cranky or when I failed to negotiate a scalped ticket properly or when Shawn appeared one morning in a flowered Tommy Bahama shirt and Shana exclaimed, "Mom! Oh my God. Why did you let him pack that?" We got in a lot of talking, a lot of planning for next semester, a lot of reading, a lot of snuggling on the couch and some Rock, Paper, Scissors on the plane (she cheats), things that probably wouldn't have happened otherwise. I'm sure we'll be back to Rent-A-Kid for the next adventure with the only child, and that's always great, but it's nice to know going solo works, too.
Posted by Lisa at 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The track is on an island on a beautiful park with a huge casino in the middle.
A hundrend thousand people descended on the island to watch the festivities, including this guy.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Oh well, maybe next year...
Posted by Lisa at 9:21 PM
Here's a cute guy.
Posted by Lisa at 7:39 PM