Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I'm getting used to working again but it's been a long time since I was the new kid on the block. Lot's of nice people here but I miss my old peeps. Anyway, more and less about that soon. Nicole is back to writing and in case you missed her last two adventures, here they are. http://nikabolid.blogspot.com/
Monday, September 25, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
A lovely shot of my cousin and Aunt in Ptown with everyone's favorite drag queen, Miss Richfield 1981. I guess she performs in Ptown quite often and hails from Richfield Minnesota, a short drive from the suburb I grew up in. The last day of the Summer of George went well. I shot an 82 at a very hard course just north of Baltimore. I realizied when I got there that the last time I played the course was in the first week of the Summer of George in early May. The weather was similar this time as well. 70 and sunny. Work on Monday.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Two more days of being job free and I'm trying to get everything I had planned to get done during this break completed. I have the guys scheduled to do re-side the house, replace the gutters and install new storm doors on the front and side of the house all done. I have people coming to seal the driveway next week. I've ordered a cord of firewood, I've gotten the carpets cleaned and done a bunch of other little maintenance things to get ready for winter. I feel like I'm nesting. Anyway, going down to the Chop tonight for a happy hour with a bunch of the old AARP gang and then playing golf tomorrow up at Beechtree, a great course just north of Baltimore.
Here's a link to some more photos from my trip to Ptown. My cousin Tony has his own flickr account now and I'm actually in some of these pictures. Enjoy...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Yes, you heard me correctly, I officially have 4 days left of the Summer of George. For those of you who didn’t understand the Summer of George concept, it’s from Seinfeld. George got laid off from the Yankees and had a whole summer to do whatever he wanted, like take up Frisbee golf. I didn’t do that but I did enjoy myself and got a lot done.
I’m starting a new job at the American Institute of Architects next Monday. My role is going to be the General Manager of eKnowledge. It’s a new venture for AIA www.aia.org and involves the development of a set of online tools and resources for the Architect members of the organization. It looks to be a really exciting opportunity and I’m eager to get started. They are located right downtown, across the street from the Corcoran Gallery and a block from the White House. Nice building, as you might expect (Architects) and the people I’ve met so far have been great.
It will be good to get back to work and this is another opportunity to build something new and learn about a new organization and field of work. AIA is in the middle of all the green building activity and I think that is pretty cool. I’ll post some pictures of the building and other stuff when I start next week. Stay tuned.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I've posted the Ptown pics on flickr.
We took the baby beds apart tonight to get the boys room ready for the big boy beds arriving tomorrow. They are in the guest room tonight and didn't seem to tramatized by the loss of the only beds they've ever know.
BTW, in case anyone is interested, I've posted a bunch of stuff on the Captology blog in the last few weeks. I plan on posting a bunch more soon.
It was the first day of school for the boys and they were excited to see all their friends. Charlie is walking behind them and was in one of one of the boys classes last year. We just picked them up and the teachers said they were both really good and they didn't have any accidents in those nice new pants.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I forgot that I created a collection of photos from Lake Geneva last week. This is where we spent the last four days of our summer vacation.
It was a whirlwind weekend with gay rodeos, dinner, swim lessons and football. Where do I start. Football, the Vikings kicked the Redskins ass. That was cool. The gophers lost to Cal but that was ok because the Gophers kind of suck, in fact, they always kind of suck and Cal has a chance to win the Pac 10.
I had dinner with a bunch of friends on Saturday night at Tallula in Arlington. Very nice evening. Lot of wine and good food. The boys had their first pee wee paddlers swim lesson on Sunday morning and in this class, we don't have to get in the water. I came prepared to swim so I sat in the hot tub most of the time. We bought big boy beds on Sunday too. They get delivered on Thursday so when the boys move into our bed in the middle of the night, I can go sleep there. Not a bad swap I guess.
Oh yeah, Nicole bought me an XBox 360 for my birthday and Kumie got me a bunch of cool extras for it. I went out and bought a steering wheel and racing car game today and boys are thrilled. Mike and I played a little Tiger Woods golf at the half of the Vikings game last night. I double eagled the second hole. If only I could do that for real.
I should have some Provincetown pictures up tomorrow. Maybe some Rodeo pictures as well.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Got back from PTown today around 3pm after a 90 minute ferry ride to Boston and a quick hour flight to DCA from Logan. My Mom and I had really good time with Aunt Robbie, Tony and Jimmy T. After a sunset whale watching trip and a fantastic dinner at Enzo, Tony, Jimmy and I went out for a few cocktails at the local hot spots. Tony and I talked for a while after we got home and ended up going to sleep at 3. I'm a little tired today to say the least. We are off to the gay rodeo tomorrow and then dinner with a crew for my birthday. I guess I should get some sleep. Oh yeah, the boys really wanted to help me open presents lately so we let them tear a few apart. Aunt Elaine gave me some very nice leather gloves for the impending fall and winter. I'm looking forward to cold weather and fires. It seems time.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
I've added the Egg Harbor, Door County pictures to flickr, but even better, the above picture is of me, Jeff and my Dad from 1967. We were staying at the Kangaroo Lake Lodge and I would have been about 2 and a half. Jeff would have to be 5 something. That's me on the right. The more recent Door County shots are here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157594268658451/
Sunday, September 03, 2006
We stopped here the day we left Green Bay and headed north to Door County. It was only a 90 minute drive north so we had plenty of time to explore the second train museum of the trip.
We are going gas range shopping today. The one we have is starting to die and doesn't match the rest of the stainless steel appliances anyway.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Our next stop after Sycamore was Green Bay Wisconsin, home of the second best team in the NFC Central. I think I mentioned this before but the boys loved the indoor waterpark and giant game room at this hotel. They still bring it up like we could just drive there in a few minutes. Anyway, here's a flickr group with pictures of Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Brett Farve and the next Green Bay quarterback and good friend of Adams, Aaron Rodgers. (number 12 standing next to Farve, number 4)
We watched the movie "Last Supper" last night and really liked it. It was written by Adams friend Dan Rosen who I spent some time with up in New York earlier this summer and had come down for the CC show last week and had dinner at out house on Sunday. He's a funny guy and actually has a bit part in the movie that stars Cameron Diaz and other big stars. He's turning into a play as we speak and it opens in Chicago in October. Add it to your Netflix account. It's been rather dreary around here today. I'll probably post my pics from the National Railroad Museum later this evening.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Or the remnants of the tropical storm has been bringing rain and wind all day. We really needed the rain so its not all bad. We have been so dry in august that the wind and rain are bringing down leaves like it was late october. I'll probably have raking to do when this thing passes tomorrow.