Saturday, April 30, 2011

Paper Puzzle

Todd's homemade puzzle-- a colored picture of the very same scissors he used to cut out the puzzle pieces. Rather... meta, don't you think?

Friday, April 29, 2011

House Keys

Shiny little things our agent dropped off at my office this afternoon. Yay! :-D

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Power Cords

Allan's crazy assortment of power plugs and adapters. Rather colorful, too! Can you say "geek" much?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunflower Grows

The little sunflower seed that Todd planted at Earth Day a week ago is sprouting. What's especially neat is how the plant pushes the shell out, so you can still see it attached as it newly grows.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bouncy Castle

Todd has a ton of fun leaping around in a bouncy castle at Girsh Park. I like how the sun's rays made it in the shot, as well!

Monday, April 25, 2011


This red and shiny little critter landed on my hand while I was at the pool this afternoon. So cute, especially the way its wings glisten in the bright sunlight.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sharing a Shake

Todd and Allan share a frosty chocolate shake at Chili's, where we had lunch after Easter services. Yummy dessert! :-9

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vegetarian Dinner

Fixings for tonight's meal: cooked lentils, garbanzo beans and veggie soup (onions, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini). Served with pumpernickel bread and Laughing Cow cheese spread. Yum! :-9

Friday, April 22, 2011

Todd the Bus Driver

At the helm of a hybrid electric bus at the Citrix Online Earth Day Fair. Scary how he's almost the right size to fit behind the wheel of that thing!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baby Facebook

Another funny onesie... featuring... Babybook! There was a pink girl's version too, but I think the blue one stayed truer to Facebook's actual colors.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Laundry and TV

Great way to do the chores-- sit on the couch, watch TV on the laptop, and fold laundry on the coffee table!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Giant Guitar

Todd wields the giant inflatable guitar he got as one of his prizes at the Zodo's arcade. The thing is taller than him! And it's way bigger than even the inflatable guitars available as props at karaoke!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Rio Happy Meal

All the components of Todd's Happy Meal had characters from the movie we actually just saw last night: the box, the apple dippers, the bottle of chocolate milk, and of course, the toy!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Earth Day

Todd at the Citrix Online booth during the Earth Day festivities in downtown Santa Barbara. What a perfect day to celebrate all things eco-friendly, including the handwritten pledge he has hoisted above his head here. Can you read it? :-)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Work Bowling at Zodo's

Co-workers while away the afternoon by descending upon Zodo's at the annual Tech Group bowling tournament. Lots of fun, pizza, and beer. Photo taken by Adam Torres-- thanks, Adam! :-)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Taxes Done

Both Federal and State taxes finally filed today! Free H&R Block code from a giveaway by Young & Thrifty let me file the federal for free, but the state had to be done the old-fashioned, paper, snail mail way.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Todd Draws

Picked up a drawing instruction book/kit at Borders the other day-- Todd digs into it and starts drawing a picture of a lion, following the book's instructions. Here he is, hard at work, on his masterpiece:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bon Jovi karaoke

Rocking out the Neighborhood Bar with "It's My Life" and Eric backing me up with inflatable guitar. Yeah!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flooring Picked Out

We found some nice laminate at Andros Flooring. Here is a sample board (Montreal Alder), next to some of our previous contenders (top to bottom): Lumber Liquidators' Szechuan Ming Bamboo and Nantucket Beech, and Pergo's Cherry Planked.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cider Cinnamon Sticks

Remnants of my hot apple cider drink from the Goleta Coffee Co. As I was finishing the drink, I felt something rattle around in the cup, and was pleasantly surprised to open the lid and find 2 cinnamon sticks inside!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mini Bread and Cheese

Tiny slices of pumpernickel bread + Laughing Cow cheese spread (Garlic Herb flavor) = yummy supplemental addition to tonight's dinner :-9

Friday, April 8, 2011

Todd's Tattoo

Todd loves temporary tattoos. This is one that came from-- guess where? The library, of course! And he's definitely already caught the reading bug :-P

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cliff Room Drink

Karaoke night at the Cliff Room. My first visit there. This is my vodka cranberry after I put it in a larger glass and added more juice to weaken it. Yowza, it was STRONG.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tri-tip Sandwich

$10 sammich with salsa, chips and soda to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation at work today. Yummy, fast lunch option and a good cause!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Guitar Players

Nick on the ukulele and Barry on the guitar as they entertain the crowds at the tri-tip sandwich fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation at work.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Spied this hilarious onesie at one of those mega baby stores full of overpriced, mostly-unnecessary baby paraphernalia. At least the novelty shirts are good for some laughs!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Giant moth decides to alight near the front door of my parents' home. I wish I could've reached up high enough to put my hand next to it for size perspective. So fuzzy-looking, and such beautiful colors and pattern!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Slug Crossing

Look! A shell-less snail! This slim, adorable, little critter, whom we initially mistook for a worm, was spied crossing the sidewalk in the morning. The nice green grass on the other side, covered in dew drops, must've looked very appealing!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Farewell, Hamid

Friend and co-worker Hamid's last day at work was today. We sent him off with some cake, beer and fond wishes for his future endeavors. Best of luck to you, Hamid!