Sunday, August 31, 2008

Party of the summer

Last night Stacy and John had a big party at their house down in Waterbury. I think it might have been the party of the summer. A Dead cover band, a couple kegs, huge BBQ, killer bonfire, some fireworks, one of the best views in VT, and we think Isabel may have fallen in love. She was flirting all night with a black lab named Oli. Thanks for having us down, we'll be back in about a month for the wedding.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Season three ends.

We lost in the playoffs last night. We played well, but they played better. Darren put it best:

Well, that was disappointing. But we gave it a good fight. The Boot is tough. A lot of good competition in the league this year. We set the standard and others are now catching up.

A quick history: last year, we were clearly the best team and lost in a fluke of a final; the first year, we were clearly the best team and romped through the entire season before taking the championship.

I have to say, I think we were beaten by a better team yesterday. There’s no shame in that, no criticism of us, either. We’re one of the elites, the only team to have made the playoffs every year of the league’s existence. Plus, we had to play out the end of the season without Coach Curley (and his game-changing speed) on the field.

That’s all right. Better yet, Miya is all right. That was a scary moment. I’ll be honest, when I saw her down I didn’t care about the game. The way we rallied around her, and Glenn (in our opening huddle), brought home again that the best part about kickball is all of you.

So, enjoy the offseason. Let’s come back next year and live up to our Go-Go legacy. Let’s kick some serious ass.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

And I bid you good night...

After six years (20% of my life), Thursday was my last day at JDK. I'm very excited to move on, but I will truly miss working there. It has been an amazing experience.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kate and Ryan's wedding

Kate and Ryan were married in Harvard, MA on Saturday night. They had a beautiful ceremony, amazing food, and rockin' music (a New Orleans style brass band). We even got to bunk up that night, hostel style. It was great to see them, and meet new people. Also a big bonus for me is that we were sitting at a table with a bunch of people who work at NPR, so we had a lot to talk about.

Mike Gordon at the Waterfront

We saw Mike Gordon play a free show at waterfront park Friday night. We had a little BBQ gathering at Shannon and Benjamin pre-show and then walked down. Page came out for a very cool version on Makisupa and they ended the set with a Meat. Overall it was a rocking show. Mike's on tour now, and it is certainly worth checking this band out.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Feist on Sesame Street

This one goes out to Felix. Apparently being a kids is really hot these days (big in Japan).

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Home Improvements-



Last week we had new windows and a new front door put in. We are quite pleased with the result. It was tough to part with the decorative glass on the front door, but we are surviving. We are trying to decide what color to paint our front door. Ideas?? Suggestions?? We have a couple ideas, but I won't reveal them as I don't want to influence other people's creative process.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Not that it's a contest...

but, the Roesch's are making us look like slackers when it comes to blog posting. We joined them this weekend in Stonington for lobster day, but unlike them, we took almost no photos (except for the cool sky picture below). Despite our lack of photos, we had a blast hanging out with family, playing with all the kids, eating clams and lobsters, and introducing Isabel to the family (as usual, she was awesome). Isabel's new pink red sox collar got mixed reviews; it was funny to see a couple yankees fans get upset when they realized it wasn't just a cute pink collar, but it was decorated with red sox logos. HeHe! Isabel's collar was not the only red sox/yankees conflict of the weekend... poor Joan is trying to figure out what to do with her seven year old son, who recently, after a lifetime of cheering on the yankees decided to be a red sox fan to impress a cute girl who lives next door. Joan, a Bronx native, is devastated with her traitor son. Jay, though delighted to have another fan on his side, couldn't quite wrap him mind around how hard that must be on a mother (or father). All in all we had a great time.

In other news, Jay had shoulder surgery on Monday and is busy getting better. Today has been the toughest day so far. He's in a fair amount of pain, but is hanging in there. He is sporting a pretty fancy sling (seen below), otherwise known as the ultra-sling 2000. I've been playing nurse for the past three days, and I have to admit that I will happily be returning to work tomorrow. Nursing is not really my specialty, but after three days, I have been able to master a pretty awesome milk shake recipe. Luckily, Jay has his mom to take care of him for the next couple days while I am at work.