Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sakura Watch April 26 2009


Our cherry tree is in full blossom. Also, via a comment on JANO's blog, the trees an the Brookside Reservation of the Cleveland Metropark are in full blossom. If you want to see 130 cherry trees in blossom, today's the day.

Here's the map to the Brookside Reservation:

View JANO Cherry Trees @ Brookside Reservation in a larger map

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spaceman, Cowboys, and the Cuyahoga River Burning

The other night, I went to hear my brother George speak at the Princeton Alumni Association of Northern Ohio (held at the Cleveland Skating Club). I hadn't seen him in over a year, and while dinner was served he was at the table for the "important" folks. We were at the table with my Mom, and a woman, Juliette Reynolds, whom is a Princeton Alumni as well as a volunteer interviewer. Juliette is the President of babysteps, producers of Parent Talk, a game about parenting. The Plain Dealer also has a write up about the game and the company.

What was really interesting was that Juliette also grew up outside of the United States for most of her childhood, and came back to America for her high school years before matriculating to Princeton. So she was very interested in our kids experiences and had some great questions for Elly. And some good advice too!

But back to the topic at hand

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Boston Fans = Whiners

I've been enjoying reading Boston fans whine about the Cavs dancing in the aisles in their recent blowout of the Celtics at the Q. This from fans that had nothing to say when the Celtics did it, don't say a word when Beckett takes a cheap shot at Abreau, say nothing about Allen's supremely cheap shot at Andy's nuts. And in tonight's game against the 76ers, the team already has FOUR FIVE technical fouls. (Of course, it's Joey Crawford, so the techs are probably questionable)

Hell, they even had a reporter ask the Commish about the dancing for god's sake. Effin' whiners.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Big 45

As some of you know, I turned 45 yesterday. I had a pretty normal day and didn't feel any different from the day before. Got a lot of birthday wishes on Facebook (thanks everyone!), one on Plaxo (thanks Charlie!). Haven't logged into Linkedin to see what's up there.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sakura Watch April 11 2009

Okay, so I missed last week for my weekly Sakura Watch. Actually, I didn't I just never got around to getting the pictures off my camera. This week though, I did and without further ado, here they are.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009



やはり、ブラックベリーのカメラを使ったが、質がわるいっす。 本当はこの霓って、10色ぐらい綺麗に見えた。 これらの写真で分からないのが残念。