Sunday, March 18, 2007


Happy St. Paddy's Day to everyone, a day late!

I'd like to say that I was busy drinking lots of green beer and that's why I didn't post yesterday, but that wouldn't be entirely accurate. I was just busy doing other things.

We took the morning off, loafing around the house and just being slugs. It felt nice. I put new batts in the flash (finally), and was able to shoot with a lot more freedom (it really stinks to have to wait 30 seconds for your flash to recycle). Got some great new pix of Zozo, as usual. It's very nice to work with such a cute subject.

I'm posting only one here today as I have stuff left to do and therefore don't have time to go through and format them all. This is my favorite.

Lunch was at Clancy's out in Ballwin with Grandpa Ray's side of the fam. Very Irish, we are. Really. Despite the Polish surname. Grandma's maiden name was Foley, and you can't get much more Irish than that. Her folks came over on the boat.

Lunch was good, especially the cheesecake that I had afterwards. Cheesecake originated in Ireland, didn't it?

After that we went home and loafed some more, and then went to Grandma and Grandpa Z's for some awesome corned beef and cabbage.

Then we headed to Elsberry, Missouri, where we saw one of M's old colleagues play in his band, Short Leash. Darrell plays bass, and his brother is lead guitar. We've seen these guys play maybe four times over the years (we'd go more, but they simply don't get that many gigs) and every time it's great. They are a fantastic cover band. Well worth the hour-plus drive up to Elsberry. They are named Short Leash because all four members are married. Darrell's brother, Dwayne, is a graphic artist and created a cool logo with a dog playing guitar (and a leash blowing in the wind). At the bottom it says "See Spot Rock." Very cool guys.

I have images from the evening, too, but they require horrific amounts of formatting due to the absurd lighting situation and will have to be posted at another time.

Today we cleaned the house and ran some errands and did family stuff, and had a very enjoyable time doing it. We had our first visit to Trader Joe's, and I'm pretty sure we're already hooked. M is preparing a phenomenal meal for tonight, concocting a delicious-smelling marinade for a pork tenderloin.

Boy, is it nice having his arm back, even though it's not all the way back. I missed my personal chef! He did okay with the only one arm for a month, but the way this marinade is smelling he's gone to a whole new level.

That's about it for now. Hopefully I'll have more time to post later.

Oh, one last question: is it bad to see your child rocking out (and car-seat dancing) to Quiet Riot's "C'mon Feel The Noise" when you're out running errands? Methinks we should be playing The Wiggles or Laurie Berkner more often.


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