Archive | November, 2004

KC Sierra Cook

30 Nov

Here is the latest pic of my niece, KC. I haven’t seen her smile in person yet, but man, isn’t she cute?

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Kacey Sierra Cook

30 Nov

Here is the latest pic of my niece, Kacey. I haven’t seen her smile in person yet, but man, isn’t she cute?

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My Polish Nose

30 Nov

I was just at lunch with a co-worker when an older woman walked up to me.

“I’m sorry to interrupt, but I just have to tell you something.”

I was thinking that she had been listening to our talk of weddings and honeymoons, but this is what the old woman said,

“You have a very distinctly Polish shaped nose.”

It took all I had in me not to burst out laughing, because it has to be one of the most random comments I’ve heard in quite a while.

I’m not Polish, as a matter of fact, but I did marry a man with some Polish in him.

I guess our kids are destined to have distinctly Polish shaped noses.

(And no, people, I’m not pregnant.)

Holiday Weekend Wrap Up

29 Nov

I’m back from a lovely holiday weekend. Amid hearing about all of my co-workers’ chaotic holidays, I just smiled, feeling rested and lucky.

I spent Thanksgiving with the in-laws (which I think is fun to say) and of course, JB. It was just the four of us, and was very liesurely. We slept late every day, lounged about with each other, and ate some really incredible food. Yum!

We went out to eat for Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant called Tarragon, which serves ‘Mediterranean Comfort Food’. JB and I both had rack of lamb instead of turkey, and it was exquisite.

Friday was quite a treat for me. We headed into San Francisco to see the musical of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. We had front row seats in the center (best in the house!), and the musical was absolutely incredible, with tons of singing and dancing to upbeat Christmas tunes.

After the musical, we went to dinner at an Afghanistani restaurant, where we enjoyed more incredible food. We then headed back over to Union Square to see the Christmas tree all lit up. It was absolutely beautiful. It was really like a dream — living the high city life in San Francisco during the holiday season.

On Saturday night, we saw the movie Sideways. The movie is about a wine connoisseur and his friend as they tour wine country in Southern CA the week before his friend is to be married. It was rather funny, and makes me want to go see the Southern CA wine country.

We returned home last night around 11:30 to a winter wonderland. There was about 6 inches of snow accumulated at our house, and the temperature today has ranged from 3 degrees to 30. Brrrrr!

Oh, man, is the skiing going to be good this weekend!

I’m Famous, Third Installment

23 Nov

I made the local paper again today. This time, it’s with my new name. Check it out.

Song Dedication

23 Nov

I am in love with the new Rascall Flatts song called The Broken Road. Every time I hear it, I think of the long, broken road that I traveled to find JB. It was worth every step.

Enjoy the lyrics.

The Broken Road

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign pointed straight to you
Every long lost dream lead me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I’d like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You’ve been there you understand
It’s all part of a grander plan that is coming true

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Gotta Love Politicians

23 Nov

I recently sent our Senator a letter regarding the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act. I used to work within the Disability Community, and like to support anything that will help improve impairments such as paralysis.

I just received an e-mail response back from Senator John Ensign. I couldn’t believe that he said this in the letter:

As you know, the medical miracle that Christopher Reeve experienced this past year is an inspiration for every American living with paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury. Typically, paralysis patients are told that after one or two years they will never make further progress in their abilities to move or feel sensation. However, seven years after Christopher Reeve’s accident, through a rigorous therapy program, he is finally seeing his condition improve.

I tried to e-mail him back to tell him to update his letter, considering Christopher Reeve’s condition can’t improve from the grave, but evidently that e-mail account doesn’t accept incoming mail.