Friday, June 22, 2007

Roll Call

Is anyone planning on being in Ohio July 1-3 or in Michigan for Dman's wedding July 19?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Day in the life of Doug

Well, here is the entry for me, and while I forgot to grab a shot that day of the lunch that liz and i shared on the lawn that she so graciously brought for me to my workplace, i believe that everything else was recorded.

Of course, the morning begins with Mr. and Mrs. Blocksma's rocket fuel of choice: Coffee from the french press and English Breakfast with a spot of milk and sugar.

Directly afterwards, I'm off to the races in my daily commute -- part of which is the Poudre River nature trail. I regularly see multiple types of geese, ducks, swans, cranes, snakes, squirrels, chipmunks, racoons and last week: a turtle!

At work for the day, you can see that from my vantage point that i am attempting to design the first flying desk, but have yet to be successful. Further tests are going to happen next week.

Eventually i make it home, and try to catch up on some email and news of the day in the office along with a nicely hoppy and fermented India Pale A... Apple Juice. Yeah.

Dinner with the missus! Aren't we just pure americana? (that is, without the dog, the kids, i don't wear a robe around enough in the mornings and we both enjoy hanging off of rocks more than we should, but, you get what i mean.)

And finally, the post-dinner-end-of-day gaming throwdown. We've collected quite the library of games in the last year, and here you can see from my viewpoint what it looks like to face off nightly against the genius that is Liz. Here she is scheming the easiest way to take me in Backgammon, Cribbage and Scrabble at the same time.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Meluncheon Peace Pipe

Several months ago, J$ mentioned that the bubbly was introduced and enthusiastically embraced at family gatherings..well, now another new addition has been introduced to Meluncheons...and it also bubbles.

Some of you have asked for extensions on the photo contest....fine, fine, fine.

Friday, June 08, 2007

A Day in the Zoo of Hamdy and Sara

"What are you looking at? You never seen a cat shaved like a lion before?"

"Can you guess what kind of baby bird we are?"

"Are you sure? Take a real good look"

"Hey're smelling good" (cat foreplay--wouldn't it be funny if humans did this?)

"Time for a bath little one!"

"I wish I could play with the big dogs"

A Day in the Life Of ?

So cousins, since having my summer off, I've realized that my daily life looks strikingly similar to another beloved family member of ours. See if you can guess who:

Morning tea

Cutting out newspaper clippings to send to various family members

Pulling that pie out of the oven

Some light reading

Light reading turns to light napping

Time to make the spinach balls

All I need now are a few fishing trips and to get caught up on the Young and the Restless...

Picture blog from the Road - Life of D'Nara

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind!
From Nashville to New York to Ohio to Nashville to California to Hawaii and back to NYC soon to be permanent Nashvillian - weddings and more weddings and vacation and work and car buying and apartment hunting and Pirates. WOWSERS!
Check the pics below. As you can see I came along some pretty frightening things along the way. (Namely Danielle who seemed to follow me whatever state I went to)

Car buying with the Captain. A treat like none other.

Did I mention they accidentally gave us an Audi convertible to cruise Hawaii in?

Jurassic Park of the Garden of Eden...both actually.

The last three need no explanation.