Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Meeting Art


Meeting Art
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mr. Fancy Pants

Sam ran into the room tonight and said "I'm going to get you Mr. Fancy Pants". He obviously got this from a cartoon but it was pretty funny at the time. It's been a long couple days at work but it's been nice to come home and hang with the boys before going to bed early. Not much else going on right now. Maybe snow this weekend.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Biking Skills



It's raining and cold today so I'm not sure we are going to get out at all. We did go to Gina's house warming party last night and the boys did pretty well staying up till almost mid-night. They got a little rowdy at the party but didn't break anything. Their were a bunch of other kids there and Kathy Dawson brought her Wii and kept the whole lot of them busy bowling, boxing and jumping around.

I took the video above last week or the week before. It just shows the boys enjoying their new bikes on the driveway.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Gina's Party


Gina's Party
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Joseph and john

Thursday, January 25, 2007

plumbing


plumbing
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

When did it get so complicated?

Red hot chili peppers


Red hot chili peppers
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

At the concert with kumie, steve and patty. They just started up and I smell pot, lots of pot. Those damn gen x'ers and their drugs.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Stone cutter


Stone cutter
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

I found this stone cutter chiseling AIA's latest gold medal winners name on the lobby wall. Edward Larrabee Barnes will be awarded the gold medal at a black tie event at the Building Museum in a couple weeks. This is why I bought a tux last week. Mr. Barnes is actually dead so he won't be collecting his award but I'm sure his family will be there to pick it up. It's the BIG award in architecture land. Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehrey and Louis Kahn all got one of these.



I wonder where you find stone cutters these days?

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Bad

I just realized that I hadn't put together a collection of pictures for our trip our west for Thanksgiving. I had a ton of pictures so I just put this up. Here they are http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157594496699139/
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Need A Number

Sam and Dylan explained to me when I woke up that I needed a number on my bike to go faster. They have the number 16 on their Trek's because I believe that's the size of the frame but they informed me for some reason that I should put a number on my bike but that I would have to keep it out of the rain, or it would wash off. Who know's what goes on in those little heads at night or if they are having the same dream but they are very oppionated at 6:15 in the morning. Sam also said that I should be number 65. I'm back at work today but still feeling a little quesy. I'm sure it will work out.

Monday, January 22, 2007

A Shovel Full

I stayed home sick today and tried to shake this bug. Only so-so luck at this point. I got a few shots of the first snow of the season in DC. This was in the top ten latest one inch or more snow falls in DC history. I hope we get a little more soon. It was fun to watch the boys frolic in it last night and this morning with Blanca. Oh yeah, and Sam here is trying to throw that shovel full of snow at me, he missed.

Here are some more shots on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157594494859014/
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Sunday, January 21, 2007

First Snow

We went out this morning to ride around a local elementary school before the snow came. It started snowing when we were packing it in to go home and hasn't stopped. It's not a ton of snow but it's white all the same and something we were really missing this winter. I got a new giant load of firewood yesterday and we are burning it now. Nicole and I still have some sort of bug but it doesn't appear that the boys have gotten it yet. Let's hope they don't. It's not real pleasant.
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Saturday, January 20, 2007

sick


sick
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Man was I sick yesterday. I caught something my co-worker Ann had the day before that included the chills, loss of feeling in your finger tips, a headace and light seemed more yellow for some strange reason. I went home after the funeral and slept for a couple hours and felt a little better, then we went to bed at 9pm and I'm at the salon waiting for Patrick to show up and cut my hair. I think Nicole was showing signs of the beginning stages of this bug so the boys may not be far off unless its just an old persons sickness.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Sex with an alligator
Originally uploaded by homerclees.


Nicole and I went to Halo with Jimmy T and some friends last night and the bartender was nice enough to make us shots called "sex with an alligator. Its a lovely mixture of the following

  • Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1 oz Midori melon liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Jagermiester

Add sweet and sour to shakers w/ice, shake and strain. Layer in razzberry liquor and jager. Razzberry should go to the bottom and jager should float on top. Works best in Martini glass.

Don't ever tell my by blog isn't educational.

I realized this morning it had been a few days with no posts so I had to come up with something fast. Blanca watched the kids last night so we're going to try to get home a little early today to light up a fire and stay warm. I'm going to a funeral today for a co-workers mother who died this week. Not so good.

Oh yeah, Kumie got a job working for Yahoo in San Jose and is moving in a few weeks. Booooooo for Kumie. We'll miss her.

Monday, January 15, 2007

New Bikes

Grandma and Grandpa bought the boys new bikes over the weekend and we took them out for a spin this morning. They are pretty good at pedaling and braking and I'm sure it won't be long until we take the training wheels off. I'm glad to be home after being really scared of being stuck in Dallas for a couple days. Back to work tomorrow.
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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Everything need for a flight


Everything need for a flight
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Got my vodka soda, pretzels, ipod and nintendo ds for a little sudoku action. I actually started a new book while we sat waiting to be de-iced. It's called City Life, an architects look at american cities and the changing urban landscape. Its pretty good so far and it might help me talk with all those architects I work with.



The flight I'm on is united's only flight out of dallas today. They cancelled all 10 others. Not a bad deal.

De-icing


De-icing
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

And hopfully leaving soon.

Weather clear for take off?


Weather clear for take off?
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The radar map shows a little break in the ice. Could we actually get out of here? God I hope so.

Flight out of here


Flight out of here
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

It says the flight is still on time and the plane I should be taking is in flight from dulles so I'm keeping my fingures crossed. This weather just sucks but I'm not sure how much of the problem is the local news stations covering it 24x7.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Bar ceiling


Bar ceiling
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

This is the ceiling of the lounge at the Marriot Solana. This place was designed by a famous architect but I can't remember his hame right now.

Working Saturday


Working Saturday
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

I'm stuck in a hotel meeting room for the rest of the day. Probably better than being outside in the ice storm.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Dreary Dallas


Dreary Dallas
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Landed in Dallas a little early and I'm getting ready to hit the gym. I'm not a big Texas fan and while this pool looks nice, its only like 50 degrees out there.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Evening Star bowling trophy lamp


Evening Star bowling trophy lamp
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

With all the aia formal events going on I bit the bullet and bought a tuxedo. Its a nice classic Joseph Auboud, which should last for years. Unless of course I get down and boogie to hard at one of these events. We are at dinner now and the kids are with the grandparents. Good times.

New exhibit


New exhibit
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The new exhibit in the lobby seams to be panoramics of famous buildings. They have hung the works but haven't posted the descriptions yet. They are pretty.



Linda and Gil got here last night and the boys were giving them the complete run down of their trip to Minnesota this morning. Nicole and I get a little break tonight and are heading out to dinner after work. Its finally feeling like winter again but its supposed to warm up again for the weekend. More soon.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Theodore Roosevelt Island

We got up fairly early this morning and headed out to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It's right at the base of Roslyn and accross the Potomac from Georgetown and the Kennedy Center. Nicole and I had never been on the island in the many years we have lived here and figured it would be a good place for a hike. It was coolish day and perfect for running around in the woods. The boys got a little worn out after walking and running about two mile but it didn't wipe them out completely. Here's a link to the flickr set of the morning walk. http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157594465904243/

Just watching football now and getting ready for another work week.
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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Christmas Photos Posted

I finally got around to posting a bunch of pictures from our trip to Minnesota. You can check them out here http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157594463464564/

It's bloody warm here and not very wintery. I need some snow and cold temps.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Williard exhibit


Williard exhibit
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The williard hotel exhibit in the aia lobby is leaving this weekend and being replaced with something else. This is a balsa wood replica that has graced the lobby since I started in september. Can't wait to see what's next.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Pink and blue January sky


Pink and blue January sky
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Its still pretty warm around here for early January but the sunrise was quite spectacular. Blue sky with a pink clouds. I'm not sure how well you can see it in this picture but it was pretty cool looking. Nicole is out of town and its just me and the boys for a couple days. They both slept with me most of the night and I imagine they will again tonight. I don't mind really.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

Here's wishing everyone a fantastic 2007!
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