Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve....well almost!

I love these....I hope you do too!
And Happy New Year everyone! And Biscuit too! Especially you!

New Years Eve Series One!

Tick tock tick tock ......It's getting close!

New Years Eve Series 2

It's that time of the year again!!!!!

I just love this picture. It is of Bob and Betty and was taken in Coronado, CA on New Year's Eve 1959. I found it at The Square America Snapshot Archive. I don't know where this person finds these pictures, but they are Grrrreat!

This one I found at many sites and it was noted at several as New Years Eve 1907. I'm doubtful of the year for a number of reasons. I plan to learn more about this picture, but I do really like it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For no other reason than I can.............

In between the Holidays....

Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Ever since I was a little guy, I have absolutely adored this time of year. There is nothing really special about that. Many people feel the same way that I do. Early on during my career, I began to plan and schedule vacation time around this time. Soon, it always seemed to become impacted by work and family events. Try as I may, I tried to schedule vacation before or during the Holidays. And every year, something would happen that would prevent me from truly just kicking back and enjoying time with my family. This year is no different. Both my best friend and I are busy with work obligations and have only been able to schedule a few days off. And already, just as I did when I was a little guy, I am beginning to dread next week. Ah yes, next week when traffic returns to normal and everyone is back in high gear as if we hadn't just spent the previous two weeks celebrating, sleeping in, maxing credit cards, and wishing for snow. Some of you did get snow and are in fact getting it again today. I'm not.
These past two years have been both challenging and rewarding. I suspect this coming year will be no different but I am optimistic that many good things will present themselves this year for us. And I hope they do for all of you too!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day 1946, New York City
Compliments to the New York Times 12/25/2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's time.....

Ho Ho Ho....

OK...time for at least one sexy Holiday pic......

Christmas Eve......

In keeping with my goal to post on all three blogs this morning, and in keeping with my theme of fun beach sexy activities, I post the following. We are off to have some fun today and will check in later! Did I mention that I want a new iPod for Christmas?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's almost Christmas!

Yikes, We haven't done any shopping. We haven't put up a tree. I haven't hung a wreath on the door. Time to get busy. So much to do. Today is the day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I am so depressed...........

I apparently lost Billions and Billions of dollars of liquidity in the Bernie Madoff financial scheme. Damn. Fortunately, Governor Blagovevich told me he was only kidding and I don't owe him anything.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


We are not ready for Christmas. Most years, we find ourselves late preparing for the Holidays and after an initial burst of early Holiday shopping, then racing around at the last minute to take care of Uncle Louie and all those cousins and nephews and nieces. Maybe it is the "credit crisis" or maybe its just an off year for us. But where we often have two or three trees and lots of outside lights, we have nothing set up today. Nor have we purchased even one present.
Neither of us is turning into the Grinch or purposely being Scrooge like. But something isn't clicking this year. We both have been busy with work. Perhaps busy is an understatement. And while we aren't going under by any means, things are a little tighter than in past years. We will set up a tree this year, and I will probably hang a wreath later today on the front door. But I don't see a lot of mall or online purchases this year. I don't think either of us is feeling terribly festive with regard to giving gifts to family that really isn't all that nice the rest of the year. And perhaps that is the real root of this "funk" that we are in.
I know that come next week, we will be celebrating the Holidays. We will visit family. We will purchase and consume large amounts of champagne and other types of alcohol while listening to our incredibly and unjustifiably large collection of Christmas music. We will listen to Bing, Nat, Frank and Dino and to which we will listen to Bruce, Jimmy and all sorts of new, recently new and really esoteric Christmas music from the Cajun and Surf genres. I especially am fond of radio recordings of Christmas shows from the 1940s. And of course there is the Lounge genre of the late 1950s and early 1960s. On some level, I feel at one with passed Grandparents and other dead relatives. Yes, dead relatives. That is cold, but it is what it is. And I do feel connected with them at this time of year. From hanging one or two of their ornaments from many of the passed on one of the trees to thinking about and toasting their memories. And for me, Christmas is about memories, both reliving and enjoying them and making new ones.

Christmas Treat and Alessandra Ambrosio

I'm not exactly who she is or why she is famous. But then, I often don't follow such things. I may be Extra Extra challenged. I don't know half of the people they profile on that and similar shows are. I think she is a VS model and may have done some other modeling and had some theatrical roles. Nonetheless, she is very pretty and when I was looking for some new Christmas items I stumbled upon her. So here is Alessandra Ambrosio.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Connie Chadwell ...... My compliments......

I may just have found a new favorite artist. Her name is Connie Chadwell and I believe that she lives in the greater DC area. Her work has struck a nerve with me. The subject matter of her paintings seem to embrace all that is wonderful and good in my marriage. And as many of you may know, I am madly in love with my sexy little wife. She is my best friend, my favorite date, my best time and my love. Here are a couple of samples and a link if you want to learn more......

This one in particular reminds me of the two us out on a Friday night.

Please visit Connie Chawell here!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Boats

I love boats decorated for Christmas. These pictures are from numerous places and websites. Featured are "parades" in Naples, FL, Ocean City, NJ, Clear Lake (Houston), TX and elsewhere.

Feeling festive yet?

I still like this blog......

I just have been so worked up over the other blog........