Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Formal Night

This is the only circumstance I'll be caught in a tux, short of my daughter getting married. Posted by Picasa

Roman Rendezvous

This dinner was an exercise in logistics. He was touring Europe on his own. She was on a cruise with her parents. They somehow arranged a place and time to meet, and it actually happened! Amazing. Posted by Picasa

Daughter and Friends

This video montage was sent to me by my daughter, showing her enjoying her life with her friends.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Daughter and Dad Posted by Picasa


We recently adopted a kitty from a lady working at the local vet. She rescued the mother cat and cared for the kittens, finding homes for the entire litter. Olivia was the last of the lot - she was described as a loner, entertaining herself and not requiring a lot of attention from her litter mates. Here's a video showing her in action. Hope you like it (the background music is from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, by the way).

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Eeyore Allure

Sardonic, a little cynical, perpertually unhappy and eternally grateful to his friends who try to cheer him up - what's there not to love about Eeyore?

While the casual observer of Eeyore would see him very depressed, he actually has a heart of gold. Capable of extraordinary compassion, Eeyore can make plants grow by showing them a little love where others (Rabbit, the professional gardener) failed.

The Milne version of the character never has him happy, but Disney managed to subvert this gloomy donkey. The FantasyLand version has him actually smiling from time to time, especially on the stuffed animals sold at that happy place (to quote Walt).

So, bottom line, what I like about Eeyore: to most - he is what he seems to be, but those that know him best appreciate the colorful nuances of his personality, and love him deeply for them.