Denver In Pictures

I went to Denver for my stepuncle’s stepdaughter’s wedding (my step-step-cousin, I suppose) a couple weekends ago and hauled my camera along with me. I also got to see my cousin Jeff for the first time in about six years, and there’s some pictures of his family in here as well (or at least the ...

Patient Updates

Patient: My aunt Status: Released from hospital Notes: Significant improvement from when I first arrived in CT. Gnarly scar on her neck from carotid surgery that’s going to be lots of fun to explain to my grandmother, but otherwise on the road to recovery. Has 23 pound cat now providing round the clock snuggle therapy ...

Hooray! 4

Chaplin’s procedure went well this afternoon, so there’s a good possibility he won’t need any more surgery! And even if he does, it’s surgery that sounds a lot less severe and complication-ridden than the worst case scenario that they were discussing. I can’t even describe what a weight this is off my mind, and how ...

Too Quiet 1

I thought the earlier barfing incident was just Chap’s usual adventures in hairball-tasticness, but apparently not. He got really listless and cranky tonight, and after puking IN his litterbox then barely being mobile and crying in pain, I took him to the vet. He’s got some sort of urinary blockage that they’re going to have ...

Good News for Uncle Saint

Mom went to go visit the non-lapsed Catholic members of her side of the family for Easter, and came back with some fun news. Father Michael McGivney, who founded the Knights of Columbus and was also my Great Great Grandmother’s brother (I think making him my Great Great Great Uncle) is now one step closer ...

Connect A Cut

So I am here now, and I will make several observations. 1. It is not nearly as cold as I feared it would be. However, at about 27 degrees, it is still painfully cold for a SoCal wimp like me. 2. Good lord, Wheaten Terriers have a lot of energy. My mom had thought my ...

Sarcastic British Geeks = Hilarity 1

My cousin Mark, who enjoys the Halo series very much, sent me the following video, which he said captured his feelings about Halo 3 very well. I’m not a gamer much beyond Tetris and desperately trying to find a Wii (and then finding it at the one point I couldn’t afford it) for the last ...

Name Your Children Well

I have a story I recently learned about from my mom to share with those of you who are having kids. You are a percentage of my group of friends which is increasing at an alarming rate, so I feel a need to warn you. This is the story of what happens when a joke ...

Odd Jobs

I am not the only member of my family with a job that is a bit unusual. My stepbrother Rob does PR for Chik-Fil-A, which is how he ended up doing the weather in a cow costume on the local Fox morning show in Atlanta.

Cute Overload: Antarctic Edition

My dad and Ray Ann went to Antarctica in January, and since Ray Ann refuses to go digital, they just got their Picture CD back and passed along photos I can actually share. And they have some awesome pictures, most of which were taken by Ray Ann (click to see full size versions): My dad ...