Friday, February 27, 2009

kids on the cruise

here's an adorable video of jackson and jaden watching a movie on the freedom of the seas. enjoy!

update: it's a spoof, silly! i dubbed the pacino sound clips over the original audio. i didn't sit my kids down in front of scarface!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

jungle cruise

here's me cruising down a jungle bobsled ride in the hills over ocho rios, jamaica. we just got back from 7 days cruising to haiti, jamaica, cozumel, and grand cayman on the supership freedom of the seas. more pics and vids to come.


speech was great. not too sure that his stimulus plan is going to work. but the values are good. best part was louisiana governor jindal's response. this guy is classic. apparently someone at msnbc thinks so too...listen carefully when he mutters "oh god" as jindal moseys up to the camera. what a goof.

doesn't say much about the people of louisiana who elected him

did i mention that americans can do anything?

Friday, February 13, 2009

proud mary!

mama mary had her version of an american idol audition today. (or that scene in flashdance where jennifer beals has to do her thing in front of a panel of judges alone in a room big-ass room.)

except this time the stakes were much much higher. this was no tv show. no chick-flick dance movie. this was the real deal. it was mama mary walking the walk and talking the talk as part of the final step of her goal to become a real deal psychoanalyst. i think you call it a dissertation, or something like that which occurs in front of 12 bigshots after spending years and years (literally) writing a huge paper and taking hundreds of hours of classes.

and she made it! woooo hooooo!

not sure if there was confetti, a tiara, tears (ok there were tears) or that shower thing with the chair, but there sure is a lot of pride and relief and happiness all around this family, and among mom's peers i am sure. this has been a long hard road, and like all of the other amazing accomplishments in mom's life, this will surely be the beginning of a new chapter in a great journey. can't wait to learn what milestone she picks next!

love you ma.

disclaimer: this is not my mom, it's a future-cable tv lesbian in her breakout role as
alex owens, more than 25 years ago.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

brian's surprise!

a bunch of us road-tripped down to virginia to surprise brian for his fortieth birthday. it was a great couple of days! video and pictures of the whole thing are on the way.

for now, here's a slideshow i made celebrating brian's first 40. here's to the next 40, cuz.

Monday, February 2, 2009