Monday, July 26, 2010

If Team Shark was a band

Hey Bro,

We got this great photo the other day at the Northampton Pride Parade. Siobhan and I joked that this would be the CD liner photo if Team Shark was a band.

Team Shark with their Debut Album – What’s this Noise?
Vocals and bassoon - Siobhan Moran
Lead Guitar and triangle – Mark Moran
Drums – Hanna Cahillane

Includes “Why is the rain solid and cold?”, “North of Hampton”, “LUGS Make the Rocking World Go Around” and the heavy metal version of Norah’s Jones' “Feeling the Same Way” with a 20 minute drum solo.

Coming soon to a stadium near you.

Hope you’re having a good one.

Talk more soon.

Blogging Speedbump

Hey Mark
Seems like at this time every year I hit a blogging speed bump. It is most likely due to July 22nd being the anniversary of when Tim passed away. I keep thinking I'm past it, that the day will not make me sad, but in the end I find myself in a down mood. I think I fail to blog because he's on my mind and I've posted about it before.

He's on my mind a lot this year because we just had our 20 year high school reunion. An event like that makes me miss him a lot. He was literally 90% of my high school experience. I think I leaned and did everything with Tim when it comes to being a friend.

I could post a lot, but I won't. I think I'm okay today. I have a lot of fun things to tell you about from the past few weeks, including the 20 year reunion. Hope all is well with you.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Missing Home

Hey Jeff,

We had a great visit with you and the rest of the family last week. Wish we could do it more often. As you know I’m never more homesick then I am immediately after visiting. Something about being reminded of what I’m missing out on really puts me down in the dumps. The incredibly nice weather in Seattle didn’t help either. Especially when it’s been in the 90’s and sicken-ly humid here lately. Seeing Jack and realizing that I’m missing so much as he changes leaps and bounds in between visits.

*sigh* Even my music selection is against me. Have the shuffle on and Gaelic Storm’s “I Miss My Home” comes on.
“I miss my home, chimney stacks and the cobble streets I know, wherever I go, when I find myself alone, I close my eyes and the memories take me home” Now obviously they’re talking about Ireland, but I get their drift.

Hope you guys are well. Miss you all, especially now.

-Mark “why does music always make me want to blog?” Moran

Friday, July 16, 2010

Reunion Video, kinda

Dear Mark

I had a great time seeing you and Siobhan this past week at the reunion. It was awesome. I will have to post a longer letter on all we did. For now though I've created a short animation of our conversation. I think I got this word-for-word. Enjoy it!


Friday, July 9, 2010

Moran Family Reunion Begins

Brothers Moran are excited to kick off the Moran Family reunion this weekend. Updates soon. You know it is in Seattle when you have this view from your hotel room.

- Posted via mobile

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Laufenberg Pride

Dear Mark

Watching Worl Cup this morning and it was a tough one. Argentina vs Germany. I love my Hispanic teams and South America has been showing very well. But we got the German blood. What to do what to do?

Even getting dressed was a dilema.

Finally I was able to make a choice.

Go Germany!


Thursday, July 1, 2010


Dear Mark

Jack's daycare class took a recent trip to the Butterfly exhibit at that Pacific Science Center. Brought me back to the days we use to go there. Lavi volunteered and she said the kids had a great time. She took some pictures that you can view below.

Can't wait to see you two soon!