Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Skip Beckett ready for the throw with draw weight and smooth release and other curling jargon.
Friday, February 19, 2010
All I can say is, he didn't go to Jared!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
And a decade later, after journeys together halfway around the world and all the way across the country, we've doubled our fun. Here's our family, version 2k10.
(by the way, this was going to be our Christmas card picture this year, but we never quite got around to getting those done. Still, thought we should eventually share this awesome picture).
And so, on our 10th Anniversary, I celebrate my love for a wonderful wife, mother and friend with two eloquent quotes, one from a 20th century British novelist, and the other from the greatest movie of the 20th century.
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
Hugh Walpole, Sr.
Happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary, happy anniversary! Happy happy happy happy happy anniversary! Happy happy happy happy happy aniversary. Happy happy happy happy happy an....SHUT IT!
Nothing says, "I love you uniquely," like stealing another's ideas to express your own feelings. However, I see from the post below that I am in good company. And since I was delighted by the stolen sentiments I received I can only hope that you, Chris will feel the same.
No te amo como si fueras rosa de sal, topacio
o flecha de claveles que propagan el fuego:
te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras,
secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.
Te amo como la planta que no florece y lleva
dentro de sí, escondida, la luz de aquellas flores,
y gracias a tu amor vive oscuro en mi cuerpo
el apretado aroma que ascendió de la tierra.
Te amo sin saber cómo, ni cuándo, ni de dónde,
te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo:
así te amo porque no sé amar de otra manera,
sino así de este modo en que no soy ni eres,
tan cerca que tu mano sobre mi pecho es mía,
tan cerca que se cierran tus ojos con mi sueño.
Pablo Neruda, 1959
...so I love you because I know no other way
*****Editor's note, Chris was sad that his awesome post with video got bumped by my sedate non English post because he was sneaky and set his to post immediately at 12:01am. So I moved him up to the top. A picture is worth a thousand words after all.*****
Sunday, February 14, 2010
"You make me feel like a pudgy, naked, winged child has shot an arrow into my chest cavity.
Hopefully that arrow contains anti-viral medication for all of us."
Saturday, February 13, 2010
And so it was that we packed up on a Saturday in February to visit Louis' Lunch, allegedly the best place to chowdown in the country.
The reason that Louis takes the top spot is that they are, according to lore, the place that invented the hamburger. I have a hard time believing that nobody else had ever thought of placing meatloaf inside Earl of Sandwich's invention, but whatever.
Louis cooks their hamburgers in a broiler standing up. This is how they have done it since 1895, when they invented the hamburger. And they still do it the same way, with a hamburger patty placed between two pieces of white bread and your choice of limited toppings, including tomato, onion, and cheese.
Here's a picture of the broiler:
Here's Dawnell, the Dude, and the Boodle all waiting for their hamburgers. Louis is small. Very small. I realize it's the same building since the early 1900's, but still, a bit too small.
And here they are in front of the place...
Afterwards we stopped off at the New Haven Ikea and almost convinced ourselves to purchase a kid's bedroom storage system. I also feel in love with the Hopen bedroom collection
Beckett was exhausted after his long day and feel asleep on his soccer ball.
So, was it the best place to Chowdown? No, obviously not. The burgers were barely average, but it certainly felt like we were partaking of Americana. If you are truly looking for the "best" hamburger I've ever had, might I suggest Crown Burger or The Shake Shack.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
"Beckett," I say, "What are you doing?" "I feedin' brother," he replies.
Ah, that makes perfect sense.
He got distracted since I was in there asking questions and the bottle slipped. Ciaran wanted big brother to get on the ball.