Sunday, June 26, 2011

Help - What Is This Plant ?

This is growing on the walk up to the house and have no idea what it is.

I clearly didn’t plant it, nor did I ever have a potted plant that could have dropped the seed that this grew from.

What is it? Can anyone identify it?

It grows like a weed, flowers when it is 3 inches tall, flowers in the shade. Wow.

I want to find out what it is do I can plant it all over the place!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Birthday Celebration, 2011 Version

On the subject of birthdays, Happy Birthday Eli!

It's a yearly tradition for me to give a sense of just how exciting my life is by blogging about my annual endless birthday celebration.

This year's celebration started off with a bang with the Family Vacation to California. Which is really pushing it as a birthday celebration for me given that it took place in May, and had top billing as a birthday celebration for my Pi. (We had 3 surprise birthday parties for him in just that one week, and none for me. But we did mention to "keep in mind" that the trip was for my birthday also.)

Followed by a record breaking number of movies in one year let alone one month, TWO! Thank you "Corporate Perks"!


And yesterday, Plays In the Park opening night for Annie. Video.

Stay tuned. The actual day is still 2 weeks away.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Too Many Comments

I just found out you can leave too many comments on a picassa album!

Found out while looking at the album of Aunt Malke and Uncle Sysfrog's recent trip to Italy.

Every shot is amazing, and I was pretty much saying so in all the comments.

Until, as you can see here, at shot 729 (of 879), I exceeded my limit.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wave At the Bus - In Honor of Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day...

I have often talked about doing my best to embarrass the kidrentals, to make up for some of what they put us through when they were younger. And not so younger.

For example: “FIRE THAT MAN!” , “I wanted to walk to school”, and “I like your hat!

and from the neighbors: “I would never let my kids do that

and from school administrators: “I’ve been in education for 90 years and I never had a student < fill in the blank > before.

But hats off to this guy, who has taken embarrassing his kid to a whole new level by dressing up in a different and always funny and frequently brilliant costume every morning of the school year to wave to his kid on the school bus.

And then posting the pictures of doing so on a blog. With added commentary, such as
"Parrots are the preferred pirate companion (see Day 134). Monkeys are an acceptable substitute, unless they fling their feces at people. Then they are an awesome substitute."

Check it out at

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby Robin

Friday or Shabbos May 20th or 21st I noticed a nest with two robin's eggs in one of our bushes. By the time I tool a picture on Sunday, one egg had hatched. The second egg hatched on Monday.

At one week, one baby robin died.

I stopped taking pictures because I thought the mother had abandoned the nest. But the second baby robin hung in there.

June 5th, 2 weeks
June 7th
On June 8th, the baby left the nest.

No picture of that, sorry. Shavuoth.