Archive for January, 2009

Retzer’s Birthday

January 30, 2009
Last Friday was Retzer’s birthday, and Lisa wanted to throw him a surprise party.  She sneakily sent Santi, Gillian, and I the plans through facebook, she would have sent them to Sarah but she doesn’t have a facebook account, seriously Sarah get a damn facebook account!
Anyway, the plans went back and fourth between having it on Friday or having it on Saturday, finally landing on Saturday.  Lisa reserved a table at this neat (does “neat” make me sound like an old man?) bar, The Lift Lounge.  I liked it because it made me feel like I was accomplishing my new year’s resolution.  So, seeing as it wasn’t Retzer’s actual birthday and he is oblivious to people trying to trick him and thanks to Lisa’s super sneaky skills, he was totally surprised.  We had a good night of drinking and catching up, I hadn’t realized how long it had been since I have seen Retzer and Lisa.  Keeping with the repetitive themes, yes, those are “Rock Band” wrist bands Retzer’s wearing, Gillian and I got them for him to go along with the game Lisa got him.

I have all the pictures from the party on Flickr.

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Repetative Themes

January 17, 2009

If I didn’t know better I would say this blog is dedicated to “Rock Band“, the odd things my dog does, and my occasional wardrobe faux pas.  Yes, most of my posts involve Gillian, myself, and a small cast of characters getting together, playing “Rock Band”, and celebrating some holiday or event, that isn’t going to change.

Anyway, I recently bought a new camera, thanks Grandma.  It is a Sony W-150, I picked it because I really like my old camera, a Sony P-72.  The only reason I  got a new camera is, I wanted one that would fit in my pocket.  When I got the P-72 I thought it was tiny, now it looks like the camera equivalent of a DynaTAC 8000X.

I also recently put together one of our wedding gifts, a Ferrari 430 Spider…byLego, thanks Retzer.  Gillian started to help, but then got tiered and went to bed, I on the other hand stayed up until 1:00 a.m. and finished it!  I built a Lego Ferrari F1 car years ago(yes, Gillian bought it for me) that I keep on my desk at work

Oh, I changed my masthead, I didn’t think my beard looked that red.

New Year’s Resolution…Ski More!

January 7, 2009

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Update: I changed the picture, that I stole from Santi

Our New Year’s Eve was pretty tame this year, the usual “Rock Band” with friends.  It was tame, not because we are getting old and spent too many new year’s days with hangovers, but because Santi, Sarah, Gillian, and I woke up early on January 1st and drove to Colorado to go skiing with Chris and Kathleen.

We got into Denver late afternoon, just after Kathleen and Chris had come home from buying a new Subaru Legacy, I am proud of Kathleen for not buying something lame.  For dinner that night we decided to go to Casa Bonita, it was the most interesting dinning experience of my life, I think everyone should go once, just once, because no amount of words could describe the craziness of this place.

Friday morning we drove to Keystone.  Chris’ parents own a condo about 20 feet from one of the lifts and we spent Friday and Saturday skiing.  Gillian and I have only skied one other time, about 7 years ago, but are both decent skiers.  When I say decent, I mean that I only tend to fall down when I am standing still, and Gillian has the uncanny ability to completely eat it, but get back up before you have time to ask her if she is OK.  Luckily, no one actually hurt themselves, unless you count that Santi and  I were too sore to move our legs on Sunday morning.  The weekend was great, we can’t thank Chris and Kathleen enough and we all agreed this is something we need to do on a more regular basis.