Wednesday, September 27, 2006

what is art?

While we were in Manhattan last Saturday, we went to the Guggenheim Museum.

The Kandinsky collection was very nice. It inspired me to doodle more.

The Jackson Pollock collection, in my opinion, left much to be desired. If you click on the Jackson Pollock link, you can see his familiar style. It's fun to look at. Most of it on display though, was just horrendous.

You could find some more appealing art parked on the side of the street...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

George's parents

I don't have time to write much today, but here's one picture from last weekend's trip to NYC.

These are my in-laws, Ella and Alex. We were at a Chinese buffet. Alex took this gigantic fish.

They had a notice on the table warning: "do not waste food! If you waste food, we will add the cost to your bill!" I've never seen a threat like that at a buffet.

Alex did finish that whole fish.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

new york new york

Today we were in Manhattan all day. I'll post some pictures when I get home.

We are here for the weekend to celebrate George's dad's 65th birthday.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Today I pulled about a thousand weeds that had taken over the shrubs in our front yard. Then I swept up the walkway, and this scary snake appeared. It looks poisonous, and it was shaking its tail and attacking my broom. But it was small and didn't appear to have any teeth. I looked it up online. It's an eastern milk snake, and is "completely harmless."

I used our Gopher pick up and reach tool to toss it out into the field. This thing has officially become a snake removal tool, after using it so many times to get rid of snakes in our yard, both dead and alive.

I figure we have so many snakes in our yard, because we have so many mice in our yard for them to eat.

What is worse, snakes or mice?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

another pic of us

Here's another picture of us in Toronto.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Japanese lunch

Here's a photo from last weekend. My friend Kaori is not in it, because she took the picture. That's George and me on the left, then Kaori's mom and dad, and my brother and his wife, Marci, on the right.

Kaori's dad made us this delicious Japanese lunch.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

i chew hi chew

This past weekend my brother and his wife were here, visiting from Michigan.

We all drove up to Toronto and saw my Japanese friends, who were there for a wedding. Did you know they close everything on Labor Day in Canada? No Labor Day sales. We were going to stop at IKEA but it was closed. Even grocery stores are closed on Labor Day.

My friend's parents brought me this delicious HI-CHEW, (the best candy!), all the way from Japan.