Sunday, September 30, 2012

Furry Grandkids

I think puppy sitting must be what it's like to have grandchildren.  The precious little darlings stay with you for a few days and you get to play with them and spoil them and show them off to everyone but then they go back home and you don't actually have to do all the work of raising them.  (and by raising I mostly mean potty train) 

Summer's son, Steve, and her grandson, Chuck, (Summer and her daughter, Sabrina, had litters at the same time. Dogs can do things like that) came to stay for a few days and we got to bask in the puppy love.  Puppy sitting is actually a lot of work but you don't even thing about that because you have a snuggly, sweet puppy to play with. Human Steve was especially enamored of puppy Steve, it was a bromance.  At 4 months old the puppies are almost as big as Gwen, she looked at them and saw playmates and they had all kinds of fun wrestling and chasing each other.  Oddly, Summer and Gavin had zero interest in the pups, but they were they only ones.  We took them downtown every morning and found out that two baby Frenchies cause quite a frenzy. Furry grandkids are the best. 

Steve and Steve 

Chuck and Steve

Puppies make everyone happy

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Oh, how I love this time of year! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I have quite a long list of pet peeves.  I don't think I am alone in this, and I'm pretty sure I'm not unique in the things that drive me crazy.  I bet the things on my pet peeves list are on yours - bad drivers, people who can't park straight, people who park giant cars in too-small spaces, my kids leaving lights on, my kids losing things, habitual lateness, poor grammar/spelling on Facebook, lack of cell phone etiquette... My list goes on but basically it comes down to me disliking rude, inconsiderate, stupid behavior.  

Here is my pet peeve of the day

This lady parked her cart in the exact middle of the aisle at Costco and then talked on the phone for 20 minutes. She got mad every time somebody needed to get by her.  Rude? Yes. Inconsiderate? Absolutely.  Stupid?  You bet.  She achieved the trifecta of annoying.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Play Ball !

Our Labor Day tradition has always been to spend the day at the beach.  This year the teenagers in the house let it be known that they are no longer interested in splashing around in cold waves or building sandcastles. Basically, the beach is boring and they did not want to go.  Okay, not a problem, they don't want to spend a lazy day at the beach, how should we spend our Labor Day? Since I am the official cruise director of this operation it's left to me to find an alternate activity.  That was not hard to do, I knew the Giants were playing at home so why not spend the holiday at the ballpark?  We hurriedly bought some tickets off Stub Hub and ran out the door.  Turns out that the best affordable tickets available were in the bleachers so we got to see the game from a totally new perspective.  It was the perfect day for baseball.  The weather was perfect, the food was amazing, sitting in the bleachers was a super good time, the game was exciting and ended with a walk-off win for the Giants.  Oh, and to top it all off, it was Star Wars day at the ballpark.  A stormtrooper threw out the first pitch.  Seriously, a stormtrooper.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


One of the highlights of my summer was seeing the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit (read about it here) at the de Young Museum. Going to this exhibition was like entering another world, I literally lost all track of time and reality while I was in there. The exhibition is a visual and sensory experience that blew my mind.  Being that close to actual couture made me giddy.  Dagny and I were both completely caught up in the perfection and the innovation of the fashion and the exhibit. 
...a wonderland of art and fashion that are both through-provoking and outrageous