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Sat
30
Apr '11

SEA-DIA-First Bank Center.

I love early afternoon flights. You get up at leisure, you have your coffee, you take your poop, you have a little breakfast, and THEN you head to the airport. Or in my case, to the apartment to leave the car, then take light rail to the airport. I was all checked in and in […]

Fri
29
Apr '11

Another Busy Day.

I stayed up to watch the Royal Wedding last night while working on/in the office —  only to fall asleep with the TV on before the “big moment”. Luckily it was on instant replay on every channel for the rest of the day. I guess that means I still have a chance of snagging Prince […]

Thu
28
Apr '11

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings.

Breakfast delayed this morning for an hour conference call. Hey, billable hours are billable hours even if you are in your robe and craving breakfast. Noon meeting about another project which included a pulled pork sandwich from The Barbeque Pit in the Central District. One pulled pork sandwich with a glass of wine with the […]

Wed
27
Apr '11

Flight To Nowhere. Really.

Up early today as I’m a Human Test Subject for Boeing today. $150 for sitting on my ass, periodically answering survey questions between feeding and hydrating me. Oh, and the blood pressure and heart rate readings as well. It seems they want to know how stressed out you get on a 6 hour flight when […]

Tue
26
Apr '11

Tuesday. More Running.

Hitting the pavement again. No billable hours, but busy, busy, busy. Unfortunately the sun was out today, which means I had to deal with an out of control lawn…right until the lawn mower stopped, luckily after I’d done the alley, back yard, two side yards and parking strip…the planting garden…not so much. Today’s mail…putting the […]

Mon
25
Apr '11

Run Little Fat Man, Run.

No time for a nap today: Up early today, running, running, running. Load of laundry Breakfast, luckily there was some from before the trip Boltage meeting prep Letter to Prison Steve Lunch with meager leftovers Post office to drop a letter to Prison Steve, the Colonels, and Alaska airlines for credit Check to bank Trader […]

Sun
24
Apr '11

SJD To SAN To SEA.

That would be San Jose del Cabo to San Diego to Seattle. But not until we had fajitas left over from last night’s (and other nights) leftovers. I don’t know what got into the boys but they were all packed and chomping at the bit to get out of there, well before I’d even really […]

Sat
23
Apr '11

Dinner With The Locals.

Highlight of the day was dinner with the locals. On Thursday night, Curt went up the hill to the bar called Syriaccus to see this “alternative” band lead by Memo. Tonight we have Memo and his friend Luis for dinner. Marinated flank steak on the grill after we had to call for more propane, so […]

Fri
22
Apr '11

Friday In Cabo

Breakfast. Humor wall painting. I know it’s supposed to be a musical instrument, but really. Dinner. Just kidding, though it is just across the highway. Dinner was steaks and roasted peppers on the grill, a nice salad, and a lovely bottle of red, if you count the one we oened AFTER the bottle that seems […]

Thu
21
Apr '11

Mexican Chickens.

Today’s post is really all about the evening meal as the day was spent lazing around the condo and roof deck sunning and reading. Mexican chickens come with extra parts, well, parts that those of us from the US don’t often get with our chickens. The feet. Such nice toe nails I almost wanted to […]

Wed
20
Apr '11

Settling In, Coral Baja, San Jose del Cabo.

Nothing like spending your morning “tan time” sans-clothing on the upper deck reading Armistead Maupin’s latest book, Mary Ann In Autumn, with a Bloody Mary in hand. I don’t want to leave, and I can’t afford to stay on past Sunday. Such is life. I’m sure I got the book out of the remainder section […]

Tue
19
Apr '11

Happy Birthday Rich!

The whole reason for this trip is Rich’s 60th birthday, which is today. I’m not sure why that means he’s fixing his traditional hueavos rancheros instead of getting served breakfast in bed, but when the boys are on the road, he’s usually the breakfast cook and I’m usually the dinner cook, leaving Curt as the […]

Mon
18
Apr '11

Fun In The Sun.

A simple breakfast of tortillas and eggs as we haven’t done the shopping yet. And the shopping at The Mega… Melons, and refrigerators and anything else you can think of. Water aerobics from above (as opposed to actually in the water). Dinner on the upper deck… Dinner. Grilled tilapia, green beans, salad and some fresh […]

Sun
17
Apr '11

US to Mexico.

Really, NOT ENOUGH SLEEP. Frankly, I think that applies to Rich, Curt and Myself. My alarm went off at 5am, and Rich was already up with coffee made. Ouch. Out of the house at 6am for the airport. Curt running the shuttle (Rich’s mommyvan) because he has a later flight and a place to park […]

Sat
16
Apr '11

Canada To The US.

Today’s only picture is an homage to Howie Sue, a man I once wanted to marry, but who turned me down with the phrase, “I don’t want to end up like that movie The Days of Wine and Roses” (Jack Lemon and Lee Remmick, 1962). It took me ten years to see the movie, and […]

Fri
15
Apr '11

Last Full Day At Whistler.

Sunny side up eggs, turkey and toast. Starting to whittle down those leftovers, but I’m afraid we’re still going to have too much turkey. The mountain was out today, but we weren’t. We did invite a local guy in for cocktails and whatnot, the whatnot which Rich rather than I. Whatnot was achieved by posting […]

Thu
14
Apr '11

Waiting For Cabo.

The scene from the morning, and the evening. Luckily it melts during the day. Breakfast at 11. Usual lazing about the place. But I do have a short video from yesterday in the mine. It’s silly but short. Snacks in the afternoon, pupu’s for those in the know. Dinner of marinated chicken breast chopped, and […]

Wed
13
Apr '11

A Hard Hat Day.

Yet another delicious scramble for breakfast — pork, potatoes, eggs. But no Bloody Mary this morning as Rich is driving us to the Britannia Mine located on Britannia Bay in British Columbia, about 50 minutes (or 10 minutes past Squamish). The 20-story mill spruced up in the last couple of years. The administration buildings. Me looking […]

Tue
12
Apr '11

Clear Skies.

Clear skies today, just no ambition to hit the slopes. Wonderful scramble for breakfast. Took a walk into the village this morning, mostly because we are out of whiskey, but also to get some exercise, ogle the pretty snowboarders, see the sights. Dinner tonight was a pork roast with a coffee, cinnamon rub on a […]

Mon
11
Apr '11

Snowing One Minute.

Sunny The Next.

Sausage, sunny side up eggs, toast and bloody marys for breakfast. Yum. As for the weather. Snowing one minute. Fifteen minutes later, sunny. Nothing really sticking. Lazy day around the condo reading old New Yorkers. Trying to catch up. Dinner was veal saltimbocca, or at least my version of it with a nice salad, the […]