Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Night of the Bat

You can't make this stuff up! Last night we were chilling in our living room with Ethan the intern, when lo and behold we were swooped upon by a bat. Yes. A friggin bat. We have no idea how the thing got into the house. But thanks to Ethan's quick thinking and a pair of sturdy work gloves, he was able to remove the bat from the house.


I should mention that my husband ran from the room like a girl. I hid under a blanket.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My Doppelganger

This video is great for 2 reasons:

1. the lady looks like me on a bad hair day
2. the lady makes things up, just like me :)



Thursday, May 15, 2008

Language Barrier

I think what we have here is a failure to communicate!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Hiking Ft. Pickins

We rode the sea doo a few miles from our hotel to an old fort that originally was constructed during the Spanish-American War. Ft. Pickins also played a role in the Civil War and WWII (it's interesting to see the varying construction/architectural details from each era). Sadly, the fort also served as a jail to a few dozen Apache Indians during the late 1800s. Here are some shots from our excursion ...







As a note, to obey the cannon's orders to "keep off gun" I crawled beneath the cart it is sitting on and stood up in just the right place to be photographed. I also didn't actually touch the gun just in case it was rigged with alarms :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Photos of Beach and Croquet

Mike's Transition to the Sea




Hit that ball!
Yay, mom!

Dad distracted by Willie
Group shot

We played 3 rounds, and I think my dad won 2 of them. Yeah, we won't hear the last of this for a while.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Fatal Dinner

I inherited my odd sense of humor from my dad. That should tell you something about him. Anyway, last night we had some excess spaghetti sauce, so my dad decided to create a safari. Here are the results.




Unfortunately, one didn't survive.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

You Asked for It

Mike has been banned from work. Despite the fact that his dr says he most likely doesn't have noro, they still won't let him in the building due to his continuing symptoms.

Yesterday, I began developing a sore throat with lots of icky sinus junk. As is typical for me, the ick began trickling down my throat and into my belly. I started getting nauseated in the afternoon and had to make a mad dash for the loo. Thus, I too was blacklisted from work. I tried explaining that the nausea was tied to a cold, not noro, but my pleas fell on deaf ears.

I felt really bad for the maintenance folks who were called in to quarantine the bathroom in which I had relieved myself. They had to do a thorough scrubbing of every surface. THEN they had to go to my desk to clean everything there, too. Geez. I guess I understand the need to be super cautious, but I didn't think so much fuss would be made over one little expulsion. I did hear that someone else in my area got sick today, but I claim no responsibility for it!

Oh, and we made local news. Yay for us :)