Archive for August, 2005

And… We… Are… Outta Here!

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

We’re freakin’ out and excited all at the same time. Roger hasn’t been able to sleep past 3 AM for the last two weeks. Why? That’s right. We leave tomorrow for our big 10th anniversary cruise. San Francisco to London to Barcelona, 4 days there, 9 days on the ship, one day in Barcelona and back here. So if you hear about any international incidents in Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Mykonos, Crete, Sorrento, Capri, Naples or Pompeii - that’s right, it’s us! We’ll try to post when we get back. Luv2yall.

Weekend Update

Sunday, August 14th, 2005

Random bits from the mind of Scott…

Update: The Trouble with Cars - You may recall back in July, Roger had an unfortunate issue with the dealer forgetting to put oil in his car at the 60,000 mile service. After consuming 10 quarts of oil in about 800 miles, the dealer agreed to replace the engine. Bad news, Rog is without a convertible just when he needs to be working on his tan for the cruise (the family Camry the dealer gave him doesn’t even have a sunroof). Good news, he has a new engine to go with the new transmission he got a while ago - all right before his warranty expires.

Speaking of the cruise, we’ve been spending money like drunken sailors (pun intended). Got a sweeeet! new camera which is awesome. It’s a 5.0 megapixel, pocket-size, box of miniaturized miracle technology. If you’re in the market, we can highly recommend the Kodak EasyShare V550. So, with two digital cameras along, we’ll have lots of pictures to post when we get back. Shopped for a bunch of Europe-appropriate party duds last weekend, got an electronic translator, new swimsuits, a bunch of really funny t-shirts, new cell phones, the list in endless… durn near wore the numbers off our credit cards. Hey, you only live once, right!

Got a pleasant surprise the other morning too. Back in early June, we went to Palm Springs (see my previous post “The Desert and Bachelorhood”) to spend the weekend with our good friends from Naperville, Mark and Keith. Got an e-mail from them updating us on their exciting vacation home purchase in Palm Springs. As an aside, they mentioned that they loved their last cruise so much that they booked another one. You guessed it! They’re one our Mediterranean cruise with us. What a small world. Too funny!

Other than that, we’re feeling kinda old today. We were out to 3 AM with our friend Carol (from Chicago) and her new, very charming boyfriend Emmett. Had a great dinner and enjoyed a few new clubs in the City. Naps, lots of naps, naps are good…

Back To School

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Scott and I have registered with UC Davis into the Enology program. We will start this fall with 2 classes: Fundamentals of Wine Chemistry and Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine. Wine chemistry should be easy for us, and the sensory evaluation class will be my favorite. Who knew that this time through college I’d be able to drink in class and not have to wait until I got home!

Haven’t Posted In A Long Time

Saturday, August 6th, 2005

Hi Guys,

I know everybody is curious about what I’ve been up to. Been pretty busy lately. Done A LOT of puking up furballs and partially digested treats. Scott and Rog don’t seem to mind too much, but they tend to swear at a thing they call the “Little Green Machine” quite a bit. Whew… glad I’m not that thing!

On the plus side, I’ve been a virtual poop machine and am burning through the kitty litter so fast that I’ve almost got enough PawPoints to get my Snuggle Sack ! Other than spending about 22.5 hours a day sleeping in my heated bed, not much else is going on here. Hope you’re all doing fine.

Peace Out,