Sunday, June 29
So its pride in SF & here I am in Cambridge ... other friends are scattered around - Portland, LA, New York. Other friends are travelling in Europe or on camping trips this weekend. I think this is probably the first parade I haven't been at least partially at (other than the year we moved coasts...) in 30 years.
So here we are celebrating a bunch of dykes & drag queens fighting the cops, (now with corporate sponsorship) & celebrating another state allowing us to get hitched. Big rainbow kisses to all my peeps who are walking & riding down Market St. today
Saturday, June 28
Thursday, June 26
Wednesday, June 25
Where did you meet? Through her ex. and then we got to know each other through our bookclub.
How long did you date? see the blank line above ... it was awhile but I'd have to look it up.
How old is she? Mid 30's
Who eats more? That would be me
Who said “I love you” first? I probably said it first, Em was more skittish, but she is the one who proposed.
Who is taller? Me - I eat more!
Who sings better? Ummm she does by a long shot
Who is smarter? Well she's a doctor & I'm a lawyer - so you decide.
Whose temper is worse? Her temper is faster to flare, but its over quickly. It takes a lot more to get me mad, but then I stay mad for 5 - 10 years.
Who does the laundry? I "do" the laundry, but I don't fold it or put it away... so it ends up on the floor in a big heap & I just keep washing the same clean clothes over again.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Is there a "wrong" side?
Who pays the bills? I pay them but I am spending Em's $$.
Who cooks dinner? If dinner is getting cooked then em is doing the cooking. I do make a mean top ramen.
Who drives when you are together? Em drives cars I drive Motorcycles, and I now drive the car when she starts to fall asleep.
Who is more stubborn? I'd say em is.
Who kissed whom first? She kissed me when I was too weak from a cold to fight her off.
Who is the first to admit to being wrong? Generally I'd say that Em is loath to admit that she is wrong, but perhaps that's because she isn't wrong very often. I am wrong a lot & pretty free to admit it - although I maybe a bit slow to do anything about it.
Whose parents do you see the most? Em's now that we are living on the East Coast, my dad when we are living in SF.
Who proposed? Em did. She told me early on that I was not allowed to propose & that she would if and when she was ready... her idea was to propose to me with her wedding vows, but she didn't quite do that. She did propose (with a ring) at a pretty fancy schmantzy BBQ Meat Restaurant & at first I thought she was joking around.
What’s her best physical attribute? Calves - hey take a look sometime.
Who has more friends? She's a resident - they aren't allowed to have friends.
What are you most proud of her for? Its probably a tie between who she is as a mom & what she is doing to be a doctor.
Who has more siblings? We both have two full sibs, but I win if we count halvsies. She has two brothers - one older, one younger & I have two sisters - one & two years older, and two younger half-sisters and one older unknown (adopted at birth) half sister.
Who wears the pants in the family? The little Monkey Boy.
Monday, June 16
Below ... some wedding photos --- ah memories
Em and I in Sept 2006 getting ready for our second wedding, but first "legal" one.
Daniel (Em's baby brother) got officiated by the state of MA so he was able to perform our MA wedding - not quite the same as the big to do in May 01 with 100 guests and family members but this one got me health insurance!!!
Thursday, June 12
Wednesday, June 11
Okay I admit that its a really bad picture, but what you are seeing is the lil monkey Taking a Nap In His BED for the VERY FIRST TIME since em took the rail off of his crib. Mabel woke him up about 45 minutes later - but I'm still calling it a success.
Monday, June 9
Saturday, June 7
Friday, June 6
When last I posted we were on our way out of town for a weekend with the Grandparents and Uncle Dan, Aunt "Gia" (Gina) and Cousin Queen of the Known World Farah. We had a great time even though the weather was a bit fussy on Saturday. We got poured on at the Farmers Market, but made up for it by getting a tour of the Great Barrington Fire Station - where the monkey & his cuz got to climb into one of the firetrucks (AWESOME). Sunday's weather was much better and we got out to a park-playground and even made a stop at the outlet mall on the way home. This was the beginning of a BIG FAMILY week because on Thursday Phancy (The Grandparents - Phil & Nancy) came to Boston/Cambridge for Gia's graduation from Harvards Kennedy School - where we got to enjoy a Big Family Party at the Red Fez in the South End, A Graduation Speech by JK Rowling - which was televised for those of us who didn't get tickets for the actual graduation (graduates only get 2) - Another Family dinner on Friday at Pepper Sky Thai Sensation (one of our favorite places for TakeOut) - SWIMMING at the New Marriot's Pool - the lil Monkey got to go a couple of times. And just lots and lots of playing with Grandma, Grandpa et al.
THE BAD -
When we got home from the Shire weekend - Jeff our upstairs neighbor & landlord met us at the door to tell us that he had spent the morning getting the mountain bike i had found into PERFECT running order and that with the new front tire it rode like a dream. This was the second "salvaged" bike that he had generously spent time fixing up for me. The first one I got last year from the police auction, but when we got it rideable I realized it was about an inch too long for me and not comfortable (or safe) for me to ride. So this second bright yellow univega was going to be my summer ride. Unfortunatly - when Jeff went to put his daughter down for her nap - Someone came into our yard and stole BOTH the bicycles that he had just been working on. So the too big mountain bike and the univega were gone....
Since two bikes were stolen and we have renters insurance.... I now have a new beautiful baby...
A used K2 Bayside -- comfort style hybrid. It fits me and I really like riding it!!!!