Archive for August 2007

Elgin Historic House Walk

August 26, 2007


Today we are going on the annual Elgin Historic House Walk with friends and family.This is our third time going on this tour, and we love it. One of the homes (the brick one pictured on the right above) is on our street. I think part of why we love this activity is because we live in a home that is old – built in 1905! (It was a part of the tour about 10 years ago).
I love to see the character and creativity put into these unique older homes, and how people have worked so hard to restore them to their brilliance. It also motivated me to get my act together and fix up parts of our aging house (pictured below)!



Disco Pants and Haircuts

August 25, 2007

One of my favorite movies of all time…

“Disco Pants and Haircuts… this place has got everything!” – Jake Blues

I must break you…

August 3, 2007

Picture this… An aging boxing champion returns to the ring to regain his glory. He must defend the honor of his country and tear down the young Russian upstart. Two worlds collide… is east vs. west or man against man?


No… I am not talking about Apollo Creed vs. Ivan Drago from Rocky IV...
No… this is the real deal. Evander Holyfield will try to take down Sultan Ibragimov on Oct. 13, where else… Moscow. I have affectionately nicknamed the Russian “The Sultan of Swing”. I think he would pummel me if he heard that.

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I just hope that Evander doesn’t get crushed like Apollo did. We may need to send in Rocky to save the day and avenge Evander’s loss.

I can see the training sequence now… a puffy 60-year old Balboa with thick beard and bulging muscles … lifting large timbers fireside with Burt Young balancing on his ankles… then, running through a lush snowy Siberian forest. Ahhh… the stage is set for Rocky 7… Stallone, are you listening? Can we call Survivor to come up with another hit for the soundtrack?

Religious, psychototic or both?

August 1, 2007


“If you talk to God you’re religious. If God talks to you, you’re psychotic.”

– House M.D.

I guess I am both!

And by the way, I really do love the show House