Thursday, October 30, 2008

In His Own Words


The Vet Who Did Not Vet

“The Vet Who Did Not Vet”
Source: Peltzmaniac at Open Salon
Words: Adam Peltzman
Pictures: Dave Palmer
Narration: Steve Burns
Music & Sound: Nick Balaban, Nathaniel Reichman, Larry Wineland
Editing: David Bouffard

Monday, October 20, 2008

Treasury West on Etsy

I was included again in a treasury on etsy:

It's another great treasury by washmycloth. Check it, and her shop, out!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Halloween decorating and a wedding venue visit

I dragged out the Halloween stuff I bought last year and put it up, bought a couple more pieces, and got the house all deckyrated for Halloween. Here are some pics:

My favorite method of compositizing a bunch of pics together, of the front of the house, above. I'd like to draw your attention to the newest additions, the two skeletons who are trying to climb up the house:

Also worthy of focus are Adam's pirate flag:

The growing collection of lifelike carrion birds:

Davy Jones trying to climb the side of the front step:

The unwelcome mat...

And the grim wreath. (I'm torturing the English language trying to get "grim wreath" to "grim reaper," but can't quite make it.)

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In other news, Adam and I went up this afternoon to Castle on the Hudson, in Tarrytown/Westchester, for a tour of the place (a possible wedding site) and lunch. Adam postulates that any chef will bring his best work to his regular restaurant and will have to dial down quality when he is cooking for 85, but I'd take this guy's B (or even C) game for my wedding, that's for sure. Lunch was fantastic. The place is gorgeous and very castle-y and I know we'd have a wonderful event there. I don't even want to look anywhere else - though we have a lot more research to do, and a few more site visits, before we make a final decision.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


My baby's all growsed up! He's all growsed up and he's all growsed up!

Love you sweets.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Adam's mom's memorial service

This weekend we had the memorial service for Adam's mother, Jane Gugliciello. Adam's aunt Cathy brought a lot of pictures to share with everybody, and I scanned them in for people to download if they like, and put them up in my Flickr photostream, here.

Adam's and my friends from the city came out for the funeral - thanks so much to Pete and Jenny, Audrey C., Tom and Renee, and Kelly and Holly. It touched me so much to see them all coming in to the church, that they showed up to show him support. Spencer and Anna sent flowers, because they had stuff going on this weekend they couldn't get away from to be there in person. Adam's got so much love surrounding him and it made me happy and also brought more than one tear to my eye. They are wonderful friends and we're lucky to know them.

My family (my parents and sibs and sibs-in-law) also sent flowers, which I thought was really sweet; Adam's sister Tammy told me it made her feel very supported.

The Cruise in pictures and journal entries

I finally put up pics and scans of my journal pages from the cruise! Here are links to each of the day's entries:

Day 1: Embarkation
Day 2: Turbulence Tuesday
Day 3: Wednesday, clear sailing (ENGAGEMENT DAY)

Day 4: Y.A.T.D.A.S.*
Day 5: St. Thomas, USVI
Day 6: Tortola stopover
Day 7: Long (homeward) day at sea
Day 8: Bored at sea and ready to go home

I also put up lots more pictures in my Flickr photostream on the subject, here.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hey Rowan, try a little pre-publication fact checking whydontcha

I got a note from somebody on Ravelry telling me the flowers are upside down in my Rowan sweater. It's not my fault - apparently Rowan has now posted a pattern correction on their website and the whole chart is wrong. For those lucky enough not to have already gotten more than halfway through the back before discovering this, here's the link:

Errata sheet

I don't know if I can muster the give-a-damn to start over, honestly. What a pain in the neck!

A whole lotta shakin' goin' on

I haven't posted because I've been on vacation - and I will post pics and journal entries soon, I promise - but, as I ride the bus into the city, here's a brief summary of recent events:

* Adam and I went on a cruise to nowhere (sort of), but it was fun;

* Adam and I got engaged;

* Adam's mom died.

If that's not enough for one fortnight, I don't know what is.

More info to come!