Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

1 Small Step...

I remember the whole family gathering around my grandpa's big, wooden console t.v. to watch this. I don't think my little tyke brain could grasp what was really going on, but I knew it was big.
(hard to believe it's been 40 years)

this, however was something I could easily comprehend.
mmmm, chocolate.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Hound!

today we're celebrating Jesse's 4th Birthday.
he's come a long way down a hard road & deserves
nothing better than a day full of walks, play & I'm
sure more than his share of naps. let's have a great
one, buddy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

stop the world...

John Doe & the Sadies

I was lucky enough to see them last week in NYC @ the City Winery. a truly amazing, fun show. they are playing tonight in Chicago.
Go See Them!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

teh stoopid, it hurts...

Rep.Joe Barton(R-TX) leaves them flabbergasted last week on 2 separate occasions.
pt. 1

pt. 2

with idiots like this in the highest offices of our government, is it any wonder that we find ourselves in our current circumstances?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Tax Day...

(... or, Get Out Your Tea Bags)

here's a little tidbit on who is actually shouldering the majority of the tax burden in this country. just something to keep in mind while you're out there teabagging today.

A Senate report estimated in 2008 that the United States loses up to $100 billion a year in tax revenue to offshore tax havens. In a report released Wednesday, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group offers a state-by-state breakdown of the cost to taxpayers of tax revenue lost to "shell companies and sham headquarters" in places like Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

The practice soaks dutiful taxpayers in every state for hundreds of millions of dollars, according to U.S. PIRG. The citizens of New York and Texas shoulder over $8 billion a year, and the good people of California are on the hook for an extra $11 billion.

(via huffpo)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lamb Cake!!

it wasn't until many years later that I realized there was a catch.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

there's no place like Grandma's

(circa '65-ish)
notice that my big brother Steve is way ahead of the curve w/his crew cut & black Chucks.