Saying Goodbye

Tickling The Plastics

This is The Man’s best friend, and my dear friend of 23 years, Bryan. He passed away after a heart attack last Saturday at the painfully young age of 41. To say that he will be sorely missed is a gross understatement. He was a good man, a talented man, a funny man. He was a father, husband, son, brother, and a friend so close to our hearts that half the time he and The Man simply referred to each other as “brother.”

Practically Brothers

To say that he touched many lives is also an understatement – it took a full hour and a half past the scheduled 2-hour visitation at the funeral home last night for the line of mourners to finish filing past his casket to pay their respects. He was that kind of guy.

This morning we’re supposed to say goodbye, but I can’t imagine life without him in the picture…


Thursday Is MEME Day!

Compliment’s of Alaine’s blog:

1. Your rock star name (first pet, current car):  Missie Civic

2. Gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe):  Americone Dream Asics

3. Your Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal):  Navy Dog

4. Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name):  Wel Ka

5. Your Superhero name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink):  Green Coke Zero

6. NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers):  Max Moorehouse

7. TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):  Staude Seattle

8. Spy name (your favorite season/holiday, flower):  Autumn Lilac

9 .Cartoon name: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now):  Peach Footie

10. Hippie name (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):  Cereal Maple


Spray, originally uploaded by Mac Girl.

Thank God It’s Thursday, that is.

I have Thursdays off now and I’m really enjoying it. I’m finding that I like tooling around doing my thing during the day when everyone else is at work. The neighborhood is quiet, the touristy places around town are quiet, the parks are quiet, and the stores are quiet. It’s all good.

After purchasing a new metal-tined rake (and then discovering upon my return home that I already replaced my broken metal rake last season) I headed back over to Aman Park to take an “after” photo of the bush with the bright buds pictured HERE. Then I topped off my day by going to see the sneak-peek of IRON MAN with The Man and three of our geekiest friends. You know who you are.

The movie was wonderful and it instantly became one of my favorite super hero movies.

I was a bit weirded out when I first heard last year that Robert Downey Jr. would be playing the lead role as Tony Stark / Iron Man but I should have known better. He’s an excellent actor working with an excellent script and a good director and the result is well worth the $8.50 to see on the big screen (unlike, say, the last X-MEN movie).

If super hero movies are your thing then definitely make the effort to see this in the theater.



PowerBookTrance (365 Day Challenge – Day 7)

Originally uploaded by Mac Girl

So this one time back in the day The Man and I went to a GRAMUG meeting and there was this guy there who was so like, FULL OF ENERGY and he was there to talk about iChat and chatting software and I was like, totally blown away by the stuff he demonstrated with iChat but I totally didn’t get a chance to tell him at the meeting so I like stalked him and chatted him afterward and I was like “WOW, man, you blew me away with your Chat Wisdom!” and he was like “Ooo! A FAN!” and we’ve been good friends ever since.

Observe the awesome photo skilz of PowerBookTrance HERE.