Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Max and Sisi

They are named for Maximilian I and Kaiserin Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria. Ha.... big surprise... :)

Max's mannerisms remind me a lot of Caesar, but Sisi's "cattiness" is totally Caesar. :)

Sisi is laying down in the picture. :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Dark Knight

Make sure you watch until he checks out. Note the music. :D

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Although the highlight of today was my dental appointment (no cavities - woo-hoo!), it has still been a very nice birthday.

I'm looking forward to my mac'n'cheese and strawberry angel food cake for dinner (which I am not making, K. is) and to our trip to the San Juans this weekend, up to Friday Harbor.

One could have a worse birthday. :) Hope y'all are having as good of a day as I am!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Leadership Retreat

This weekend, I had the lovely experience of participating in a leadership retreat for my Leadership class (imagine that...) at Seattle U. I only thought I was going to die once, so that's good.

This thing, called the 'Wall' - a highly imaginative name - was the hardest exercise all weekend. We all had to get over this wall using ONLY our human resources, meaning each other. Some of us, the more athletic ones, needed only two people - one to push them up, one to pull them up at the top, one guy only needed one on the ground and he pulled himself up no problem. I, however, needed four from the outset, two on bottom and two up top, and I still almost panicked. Gotta say, not my fave part of the weekend.

Still, I learned a lot and got a lot more accomplished than I ever thought my clumsy, non-athletic self would get accomplished.

For example, I got up four rungs on this ladder, being pulled up while simultaneously pulling myself up and swinging my leg up and around the ladder rung. My team, however, got up five rungs - we just weren't able to get me - the third member of the team - all the way up to the fifth rung. Still, I'm pretty proud of how high we got.

I'm still sore. And I'll be bruised for a good two weeks in some places. Those harnesses? Not really so much fun. I'm glad I got this class out of the way first.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Veep Debate