Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Little Snow in October


A Little Snow in October
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Not exactly snowtober but still odd for us this time of year. Peak fall color starts next week.

No Game

The nor-easter ripping up the coast led to the cancellation of the touch football games today.  We were set to play the 0-5 Bucs, whom we beat in week one. Playoffs would have started next week and with a win, we would be in the hunt for a championship.  Everything is pushed back a week now but I think that's better than playing in 39 degree temps with a steady rain and 20 mph winds.  That would have played havoc on our passing game and their would have been a lot of fumbles.  I'm just not sure I can take another week of anticipation but I will figure it out.  Hanging out at home today and heading to a pumpkin carving party later today, assuming the rain doesn't turn to ice and snow.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ready to Rumble


DSC_3895
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The boys have liked LAX camp and like to mix it up while going after the ball. Lots of checking, poking and hitting in this game and they seem to love it. Not sure if this will take the place of baseball next spring but it's possible. Here are some more pictures on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157627993118654/

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Party 2011


DSC_3614
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The pictures are up and on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/homerclees/sets/72157627854089533/

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Uncle Adam


Uncle Adam
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

My niece, Mae has taken up drawing as a new hobby and sketched out this lovely drawing of Uncle Adam. I see this a new album cover someday.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Someone Beat the Pack Anyway

The little Colts won a big game on Saturday morning to get one step closer to the playoffs.  The previously unbeaten little Packers played a tough defensive game but couldn't stop the passing attack from the Colts.  Sam was on the receiving end of a big 30 yard reception that set up the go ahead touchdown and he caught the 1 point conversion after the touchdown in a 14-12 win.  The two conversions were the difference in the game (you can choose a 1 or 2 point conversion in flag rules)  Dylan had a couple of nice runs and was solid on defense again as was Sam.

The Packers had the ball at the Colts 30 yard line with 30 seconds left and got shut down by Colts defense on three straight plays.  Good way to start a Saturday.  We are now number 1 in our division but need to win next week to guarantee a playoff spot.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Party



Lots of kids and a few adult kids.  The weather was perfect and everyone seemed to have a good time in the house by the graveyard.  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Candy Corn Pops


Candy Corn Pops
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Getting ready for the Halloween Party once again. The food I always interesting.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Wizard


The Wizard
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The Gartner big event was at Disney's Hollywood Studios last night so we had the place to ourselves for a few hours. They have some fun rides but not a ton of them. All the restaurants were open and free and their was beer and wine on every corner. Not a typical day in a Disney park. The conference has been good and I have a new understanding of the future of technology but I'm looking forward to getting home.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Roasting Bones


Roasting Bones
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

I know I post too many pictures of fires but I just love them. The high was 70 degrees today but the dewpoint is really low and the temp is falling fast. I just wanted that fire feel before going to Orlando for a couple days. I don't like Orlando much, not without the boys with me anyway.

Touchdown Kid


Touchdown Kid
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The little Colts bounced back this week and beat the previously undefeated Dolphins. Dylan got his first touchdown of the year and added a 2 point conversion as well. Sam added an interception to his total making him the league leader at 4 picks for the season. The whole team played well and are set up for a big game against the Packers next week.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Scary Skeletons


Scary Skeletons
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Got home late last night and have been working from home today. The bug guy came for his quarterly visit to rid the house of real spiders as we place fake ones all over as decorations. Real graves are enough of a bonus of this house for Halloween, we don't need real bugs.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Up With the Sun


Up With the Sun
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

Great sunrise over the bay.

Gold Coast

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

West Again

I'm on my way west again today after 72 hours at home. It was an early flight again and while its good to heading to San Francisco for the Councils meeting I wanted to be landing back at Dulles the minute we took off.

This one is a pretty quick trip but I need to be in florida at the beginning of next week as well. At least I'm getting quality weekend time in with the boys and business travel should be over for the year in about 8 days.

The boys are growing up fast, I don't want to miss too much.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Lacrosse


LaCrosse
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The boys are trying a new sport with a lacrosse camp for the next 4 weeks. They played it a bit at Camp Blue this summer in Berkeley. If they like it, it may replace baseball this spring.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Scary Decorating

Little Colts


The little Colts lost a heart breaker today.  It was a high scoring affair at 31-25 but the boys didn't come out on top this time.  That makes the record 1-1-1 but we are still in the hunt for first place with three games to play.  I think the season will end on a 3 game winning streak.  Sam caught a 2 point conversion pass and Dylan had his first interception of the year.  Both had a few nice runs and a lot of tackles.  We're going to get all the cylinders going next week, I can feel it.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Back from Paris, kinda

Fire Dancers


Fire Dancers
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

The Jive party was fun with good music and folks playing with fire. It was chilly by Las Vegas standards but not raining. I'm looking forward to getting home tomorrow and coaching the little Colts to a victory on Saturday. I wonder if they have a line on that game at the sports book? My Cal bet is not looking so good right now.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Rappin Flute


Rappin Flute
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

A talented 15 year old can play flute and beat box at the same time. Getting the morning going.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Evil Machine


Evil Machine
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

I just wanted a drink before dinner and they put a video poker machine in front of me. The audacity. Didn't this casino take enough of my money last night?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Cosmopolitan


Cosmopolitan
Originally uploaded by homerclees.

This is one technocentric hotel.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Soggy Shoes


It was really wet this morning that we needed a fire to dry things out.  Ok, I was going to build a fire anyway.  It's been about 50 degrees all day.  That's chilly for this parts this time of year.  We're going to start putting out the Halloween decorations tonight.  I'll see if I can post something spooky later.  

All Tied Up

I tough game against the Falcons today but I think the weather was out biggest opponent.  It was cold, windy and rainy the whole game and both teams were fumbling and stumbling out there.  Sam had a sure touchdown at one point and the ball flipped out of his hands and the whole team was having a hard time handing off to one another.  On the bright side, Sam threw the game tying touchdown to Leo (Leo who also had a safety) late in the second half and nabbed an interception on the Falcons final drive to end any chance of them winning.  A tie is better than a loss and the boys still had a good time but were all pretty relieved when it was over and got to get into some warm cars.