Monday, August 18, 2008

Wave the Olympic Flag for Panama

Irving Saladino won gold in the Olympic Long Jump today for Panama! He is the first Olympic medalist for Panama in 60 years. He's from the Atlantic side of the country, Colon city. The country is no doubt going nuts. I'm sure he's making a bigger splash than even Mariano Rivera has in the past pitching with the Yankees.Read it here

Crack open a Cerveza Panama and remove your hat in respect when they hoist the flag and play the Panamanian National Anthem.

A good weekend

This past week Mark and Siobhan were in town. It was nice to see them, but their trip was short and Mark and I just didn't get the time to really hang out. He was in town to see the Goodness show, which he will hopefully post about.

Friday Lavinia and I took the day off. We dropped Jack at daycare and then romantically had the carpets cleaned. We is crazy for sure. We did get out for lunch together, then picked up Jack a little early. (BTW D.A. Burns is the best carpet cleaner don't ever use anyone else)

Saturday we all went to breakfast in the morning. Jack turned heads and was a good boy. We then went and submitted the paperwork for Jack's passport. (we are headed to Panama in December). Then we wandered around the Ballard neighborhood while Jack took a snooze in the BOB stroller. We went to Archie McPhee's and ended up at the Locks for a quick feed and change for Jack. We even ran into Jack's PEPS buddy Marin at the Locks, which was a nice treat.
We stopped and got burgers at Scooters and took another picnic at Ballard Park. The pictures posted below are from that. Jack loved the water works, as were many other kids. Overall it was a gorgeous sunny day and we all had a lot of fun. We were out most of the day. Lavinia always packs a big bag for Jack and having all that stuff allowed us to be out and not need anything. It was great.

Sunday we got up and took a stroll to Wild Mountain for breakfast out. Again Jack was a good boy and turned heads. On the stroll back he took a good snooze and we ended up walking a lot, which was a lot of fun. We watched a little Olympic coverage while Jack had lunch. At 2pm we headed to Jean & Scott's house for their baby shower. First, they have rebuilt their house over the past few years and what a great job they have done. All the neat little touches and just thought into layout is great. The shower was super and the parents-to-be looked great. Baby Isla is very lucky. I'll have photos posted soon. Jack continued his string of good performances and was great. He took a good nap on his Mommy to boot.

Evenings we had dinner together and watched some Olympic coverage. Jack played with toys and kept us entertained with giggles.

Great weekend and we have another day off again this Friday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cousin Blogs

My cousin Katie is very cool having just moved to Austin. She's bloggin too. So if you need a fix of a Nebraska girl, living in Texas, dreaming of UN Huskers and Corn Fields give her blog a read.

Katie's Blog

While some blog for love, others for fun, my cousin Patrick blogs for well.. work. Patrick owns his own All-State agency in Salt Lake City. He is also the family member that uses the most Adobe Software bar none. My mother is a close second being the Power-PDF-Forms Queen that she is, but Patrick wins. He even used Photoshop Album 2.0 in his day to day work. Hats off Cous.

Check out his Insurance themed blog here

Maybe the brothers moran should get some more guest writers. Then again if we did that Mark wouldn't be the number 2 blogger here now would he. (oh no he didn't!)

Last note: update photos in the Zenfolio account, check'em out because Jack just seems to get cuter every day.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Best TV Shows cancelled

Check out this link of the top 10 shows that never had a chance. My beloved Firefly is #1 and it leaves me not feeling very shinny.

I would add a few other shows to this list.

- A good show that only lasted one year on Fox in 1996. Heroes Adrian Pasdar starred as a down right evil main character bent on destroying everyone around him for dark purposes. The best part was that as a viewer of the show you were rooting for him. Brilliant.

Dresden Files - Magnum P.I. meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love a show with an inner monologue.

Notable mentions that actually lasted more than one season:
Arrested Development
Sports Night

My last rant on shows that have disappeared is aimed at VS. for pulling their daily coverage of the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a Espana the past few years. Cycling junkies like me need more than the Tour de France darn it!

back to my Tivo, which is full of Olympic Event recording and the new season of Eureka.