Friday, May 15, 2009


My little sister sent me this list of ponderings, I thought it was worth re-printing:

  • I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
  • There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead.
  • Life is sexually transmitted.
  • Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
  • The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
  • Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
  • Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?
  • Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
  • All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
  • In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird . Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
  • How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
  • Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things and drink whatever comes out?
  • If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
  • Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look there anyway?
  • If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
  • If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
  • Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
  • Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?
  • Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hellooo Mexico!

Bonnie and I finally got around to taking a few days off. We went down to Cabo San Lucas and met up with two of our very favorite traveling companions and dearest friends Leslie and Becky (shown below playing with a kitten they found while we were wandering around in town).

We stayed in a very nice resort called the Playa Grande and had a good time lounging by the pool, playing cards and catching up.

We spent a day wandering around town, and had a cocktail or three, lucky for us they were small, as you can see.

All in all a very pleasant stay and wonderful to catch up with old friends!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Grand Mamma

Kind of a sad day, my Grand Mamma Inez died today.

She was 92. you may have seen my blog entry from her 90th birthday party.

Hard for me to think of her without smiling though, she had one heck of a life, sharp as a tack and healthy right up to the minute she died!

There's something to aspire to!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fiddlers Friends

Many many years ago, Bonnie and I started going camping with a bunch of friends, (mostly musical types). The camping trip is still going on, and is celebrated every Easter weekend in the North Georgia mountains. Not sure when it happened, but the trip has been dubbed the Fiddlers Convention.

I must admit that through our travels it has been harder and harder for Bonnie and I to make it back for the event. Unfortunately this year does not look like we will make it either, as we are on the West Coast now.

My old buddy Art (Shand) has gone out of his way to remind me that I am part of the Fiddler's family, even though I will not be able to attend (again). He started by letting me know that several of the guys will be getting together in the studio to record a special version of our theme song. So that I can be part of it all, they are going to send me files which I can load up in my home recording studio, thus allowing me to add tracks to the recording and be a part of the recording even though I will not be there.

Art also sent me some photo's from one of my trips many years ago (1992 to be exact).

Here is one more of me, I must have been really tried after cutting firewood!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Big Time in Big Bear!

I am really starting to like Big Bear Lake; it is about 2.5 to 3 hours from our house (depending on traffic). In the winter is a very popular ski/snow board resort, in the summer the huge lake is a perfect place to spend a lazy day enjoying cocktails on a pontoon boat.

My first visit was during the summer, when Bonnie and I went to visit at the beautiful cabin of our friends Chris and Van (you can read more about this visit in an earlier post on this blog called “Big Bear” August 2008).

This time, I drove up (along with Bonnie, Martye and Van (Chris joined us later)) on December 30th and we had a great time over the New Year’s holiday. An usually heavy snow fall a few weeks ago turned the area in to a snow covered wonderland, along with slippery sidewalks and tricky driving, but it was worth it!

We spent time at the ski slopes watching our friends ski from the comfort of an outdoor deck at the base. We did not bring gear (frankly Bonnie and I do not have gear) so we did not join in. Neither one of us really knows how to ski well, but Van has offered to teach me how to snow board and I think I may take him up on it!

New Years Eve and brunch the morning after was huge fun, we hosted by Janet (a friend of Chris/Vans and now ours). What really made the evening fun was the amazing collection of people that were there. It seems that Big Bear is a magnet for unusual personalities. In no particular order there was:

- A Russian lion tamer who used to travel with Cirque de Solai

- A palates instructor who counted Sting and many other celebrities among her clients

- A partner from a San Diego law firm which is called Mo-Fo

- A delightful older woman named Georgette who I later found out drives one of the local snow plows

- A vocalist who has performed with musicians ranging from Huey Lewis to Bette Midler, who was also a member of the screen actor guild (SAG) and gave us the lowdown on all the new movies coming out, and who was also prone to burst into song at any moment many time sounding a bit like Ethel Merman.

Photos are below; I can’t wait to see what happens on our next visit to big Bear!

Happy 2009 Everybody!

A House Full Of Fun

We had a lot of visitors this Christmas, and they did not include Jacob Marley (or even Bob Marley). Unlike Scrooge we were happy to see our visitors.

Near the end of December my little brother Nathan and my sister in law Shannon came for a weekend. We had a good time showing them the town.

On December 14th my sister Morgan (or Martye as I call her) arrived for a multi week visit that has become part of Bonnie and my Christmas tradition.

Next came the P’s, Nate and B.J., they arrived the same evening that I got back from a business trip in Dubai. I am amazed at how much of San Diego we covered in just a weekend with them. We went to the coast, up in the mountains to see snow and to the San Diego Zoo (many people have told me I belong a zoo, now Bonnie and I are members,).

We did manage to fit on one decent sized party with 18-20 friends over, we had a great time.

The house seems kinda quiet now, but we are re-adjusting…….

Monday, October 27, 2008


Bonnie and I had a great time in Amsterdam last weekend. I was there for work and had to stay over the weekend so Bonnie popped over to meet me.

While we were there Bonnie got to catch up with a couple of the students who had attended her program in San Diego.

And I got to see my baby sister who lives in Brussels!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

All About Gustave

Hi all, things are fine with Bonnie and I. I will post interesting things soon.

Meanwhile - if you are interested in a first hand accound of what it is like to live through a hurricane, check out my fathers blog.

There is an interesting account as told through a series of emails my dad sent out to the family (read them from the bottom up!).