Sunday, April 26, 2009

Don't Drink That!

Mike brought back from Adder Whiskey from DPRK - mostly to look at and be creeped out by. Ray this past weekend decided to taste it. He says it is pretty good - I'm still not buying it. A floating snake is just yucky!

On other news Dana, Erin, Diana and I did the Los Alamos Duathalon. Our first run was ~30 minutes. I think the bike was 35 or 40 minutes. And the last run was around 30 minutes as well. Our total time was 1 hour and 43 minutes. It wasn't the best time but fantastic for having not trained at all.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Truth Is Out There

Are we alone in the universe? I always love it when articles like this come out. Makes me feel like all the sci-fi I watch could be true.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ouch - Yard Work.

After spending Saturday climbing and biking - I wasn't really in shape for yard work. But, that didn't matter, yard work was on the menu. I re-tilled the grass (only the section I intend to remove) and Mike helped me dig out a path (that we'll fill with stones). I can't wait to get the garden in order, but I think that final product will be a couple weeks away.

The Christmas cactis is now in full bloom and the girls are enjoying the spring warmth (and can't seem to take each other away from the other).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring - Part 2?

During the snow showers last night there were a couple other fantastic shots to be had. I couldn't resist posting them. It appears as if the storm is over and spring may have returned for the rest of the weekend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Christmas Time ....

While watering the plants in the den I noticed that the Christmas cactus is blooming AGAIN. It bloomed in November (in preparation for Christmas) - and it is blooming again now. Christmas while the tulips are opening? Not sure on that.

Driving home yesterday I was listening to an article on Baby Boomers and Gen Xers with respect to medical care. It made me ask a question, "Is it better to enjoy life now and pay the price for that enjoyment in older age?" Possible methods that people enjoy life to its fullest now - and will pay later; running, drinking, smoking, over eating ..... The answer ???

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Flower Fever!

I noticed that the tulips are up and opening wide. I love when the flowers grace the ground with their colors!

Mike's thoughts on spring flower fever:

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Panic Day!

April 8th is the day. You haven't even started searching for receipts, much less started preparing your taxes. What do you do? Don't panic - procrastinate and throw a PANIC PARTY! Invite everyone over at the last minute. Run around like a frenzied maniac serving burned hors d'oeuvres (to trigger the smoke detector), shots of espresso, and Red Bull. Generally try to make everyone more nervous than usual. Party favor? Nicotine patches for everyone!

PANIC PANIC PANIC. Screw what Hitchhikers Guide says!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Motorcycle Weekend.

Mike and I went down to Deming for the first race of the 2009 road racing season. It was an interesting trip. First, Mike got the body work painted over break and this was the first time riding on it. Second, he had new leathers that matched. Third, he re-did the trailer. Four, it was the first time the cats had been in the RV since last year.

What does all of this equal??

= all cats vomiting on the drive down, Mike crashed on Friday messing up the new leathers and paint job, the re-worked trailer bugged the crap out of Mike and now needs to be re-done again.

Ah .... race season off to a good start.