Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Future is Now!

This is the most exciting thing that’s happened at 3675 since we moved in almost two months ago now…

More exciting than the completion of our new deck…

More exciting than the clogged drain pipe episode…

More exciting than the doggy door that’s saving us from waking up to let Sam out to poop and chase cats at 1:00 AM…

OUR NEW ENERGY-EFFICIENT WASHER/DRYER COMBO UNIT HAS ARRIVED.

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CUTENESS GRAND SLAM!

A Great Dane in the stands at the Coliseum.

For realsies: Scooby is watching the ball game.

So, if you’ve met me in real life, you know that I’m a ridiculously loyal fan of my hometown sports teams — all of them. Detroit is a serious sports town. There isn’t a WHOLE lot else going on there to unite people besides sports, and most people you meet in Detroit have been there for at least three, four, five generations (let’s face it: people live in Detroit because they were born there, not because they want to be there — but maybe soon that will change?). They learned to love the Wings by watching them with their grandfather at Olympia Stadium, or they learned to love the Tigers like I did — by trekking down Michigan avenue in the summertime with their father and hoards of other fans toward the old Tiger Stadium, swinging pennants and singing “Bless You Boys.” Continue reading

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Break on Through

Ah, the freedom to chase birds, bark at cats, eat tree bark, and pee on any old bush, rock, bucket, or lawn chair you please, whenever you darn well feel like it — no human intervention required…

Sam goes through his doggy door.

Sam breaks on through to the other side…

Sammy finally has his doggy door. Now the benefits of homeownership REALLY kick in.

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Airness!

Airness, The Independent, 2012

Airness in action at The Independent: SF Regional Air Guitar 2012 Championship.

Yesterday, after our usual Saturday afternoon itinerary of Home Depot and dog park peppered with lots of scheming and dreaming about the house and our plans for it, we journeyed back into San Francisco for our first city-based social engagement since moving to Oakland over a month ago.  Continue reading

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Life [Minus] House

For the past week, we’ve been practicing what I’m now calling “Life Minus House.”

The first week of July has historically been an important week for me, and it seems like it just gets more so as the years go by. So this year, after working our butts off for over a month straight, successfully moving, settling, changing jobs, and reaching stability with our construction projects and our leaking ceiling, we decided to pause and do other stuff. Remember stuff, celebrate stuff, and just enjoy our lives. For one full week.

(Almost one full week — I think when I get done writing this, we’ll probably go to Orchard Supply Hardware to look for some door hardware and maybe stop at Sherwin-Williams to match our good bathroom’s paint. Maybe…)

First off, I started my new job this week, and I had to get some focus around that. Week one was basically a trial by fire, but it was crazy fun and I loved it. I’m managing and curating content for the new art.com e-commerce site, and I love that I’m working on a project called “Get Inspired.” I am inspired. I AM!!!

The new art.com

Totally digging the new job.

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