Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Return to Cali

Very hard to leave the NW this time, I had to say goodbye to Madaline in between her school and volleyball practice. I am sitting in the airport terminal in Seattle wondering how my life has become so spread out with an out of control schedule. Time at home was good, but the chaos surrounding the house remodel was pretty extreme and it was hard to get comfortable. Hopefully, it will be worth it in the long run as it should turn out really nice. I will be flying back on Oct 2nd for 4-5 days to see Madaline when my brother be there also to see the new house for the first time. We'll see what he thinks about the new casa. Now I have to finish reading another script and formulate my plan to escape jury duty. I think I'll tell them I'll apply Roman Law to everything or suggest trial by ordeal/combat. Maybe that will work.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

House Renovation Chaos

My family's house renovation is rapidly becoming a major mess that is about to drive my father insane. Contractors are a nightmare to deal with on so many levels. The mess at the place makes productive work at that location a near impossibility. I'm starting to worry about getting all my work done in the next 3 weeks. Hopefully, I can get in the right mindset and environment. At least I was able to have a quick trip to Eugene to see E and C a couple of days ago. Much too short, but it was good nonetheless. I hope everyone is doing well - now I must try to be productive.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Close to recovery

After the return flight from hell, I have finally started to recover and get back in sync with things stateside. Italy was great this year, but there are many bureaucratic messes to clean up after being away that long. Will be leaving for the Northwest within the next few days, once I get stuff together. There is some chance for a trip to Eugene in late Aug- early Sept, depending on a variety of factors. Then I have to return to do the jury duty in LA County I delayed before I left, an absolute nightmare. Somehow, I don't think the judge will want me on one and they will kick me loose on the first day. I would refuse to abide by instructions on the law and thoroughly do not believe in the legal system in any way. Anarchy is ideal. Have a great remainder of the summer all - be well!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Great time in Italy

Having a great time in Italy with lots of food and drink. Thought I would show this tidbit that got released by my studio over the past couple of days. I give them the history - they take it where they want to go. With any luck, it will be TIS worthy. Looks like it could have a large audience. I hope all is well for everybody.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Off to italy

After extensive fun times with Madaline, I am now off to Italy for 6 weeks. Hopefully, I can dig up something good this year, but it will be great food and drink in any case. I'm hoping my smartphone will work properly over there this year, so we'll see if I can give some degree of updates - who knows. I hope to have trips work out where I can meet some friends in Siena one week and then hang out with Peter W and his wife one weekend at their villa on the Bay of Naples - it will depend on their schedule. Should be fun if it works out. I hope everyone has a great summer!

Monday, June 29, 2009

In a Cycle of Entertaining Activities

most of the month has been spent in an intense cycle of entertaining activities with Madaline. Had her 12th birthday yesterday at Disneyland. It should be memorable for her and stand out from other birthday's for years to come. It seemed an appropriate place to have her final childhood birthday there with the next few being the teenage years - hard to think about for me. In any case, she was very happy. the last 3 weeks have been filled with Universal Studios, museums, time at the beach, Medieval Times this last Thursday (our knight incompetently died early in the show - Madaline thought I could take them all with my battle axe when I was still in my prime), tomorrow we go down to the wild animal park outside of San Diego and possibly the zoo as well. Should be fun. I hope everyone is doing well.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Heart like a Racehorse

Cardiologist decided today my heart was functioning within normal operating parameters and was rather large like that of a racehorse (not the roided up ones) with good bloodflow and oxygenation levels. Anomaly spotted on tests was likely a genetic issue from my grandfather that causes EKG rythms to read different. Prior chest pain was apparently pleurisy where fluid builds up in lining of chestwall to cause stabbing pain with each breath. Lots of antibiotics and pain meds, but I'm much better now. On a good note, I will fly Madaline down here soon to have fun for 3 weeks before I go to Italy to dig on July 6th. Lots of SoCal fun with Madaline before my dig. In addition, Peter and his wife said last night I could go down and visit at their villa they own just outside of Pompeii on the Bay of Naples. That should be real nice. Now I've got to grade some bad papers for tomorrow.