Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Family

Bellingham, WA – Silver Reef Casino

We finally got back on the road! I gave Harold a day off after returning from Hungary, and we left Sunday afternoon. The Silver Reef Casino in Bellingham has been home the last few days, stocking up on groceries, visiting breweries, catching Pokemon, and getting used to the new motorhome. It was a very short drive […]

What have you done to my dog?!

The place we left our dogs at while at Burning Man had been well recommended to us by a friend, so we had felt pretty good about leaving them there. When they brought the dogs in to us, Toonie was in a daze. Harold took her from the woman and I took Teddy. She told us […]

Burning Man 2015 – Carnival of Mirrors

It was somewhere in the early to mid 1990’s when I first heard of Burning Man. I think it may have been in the hacker magazine I used to read back then, 2600 or it may have been one of the newsgroups I used to read on BBSes, or even a Usenet group once I got access […]

Cairo turns 20!

Wow! 20 years ago – 2 decades ago – I did the most amazing thing I’ll ever do in my life. I gave birth to my daughter, Cairo. Every year she asks me,  “So I’m 10,13,17,18,19 now, does that make you feel old?” And every year I answer “Nope, I’m exactly as old as I’m […]

Jazz, murder and the Brady Bunch?

One of the more atypical things we did was to accompany my brother up to the Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City. Vitello’s is a great looking old style Italian Jazz and Supper Club. Since the 60’s they’ve been hosting jazz, cabaret, and world music shows for both local acts and musicians traveling through town. This […]

Conan O’Brien – Attitude really does come from the top-down

Right from the start, Conan O’Brien was the opposite of Chelsea Handler. We’d taken the Warner Brothers studio tour earlier and been told there were some standby tickets available for his show. We were a little gun shy, wondering if it was worth our time to be treated like cattle once again like we’d experienced […]

Chelsea Lately – a show for young blonde hotties and other cattle

I’ve watched Chelsea Handler’s late night show off and on for years. I enjoy her snarky comedy, even though it can go quite mean. My brother was in LA for a few days so I got four tickets and we piled into his tiny Fiat rental car. We ended up getting to NBC a little […]

Be careful what you wish for – all roller coasters are not created equal

This is the park we were all waiting for. Cairo had flown down to meet us in LA for her semester break, and we’d spent the last few days at Disney and Universal, where the rides are fun, but we wanted more! We knew Six Flags Magic Mountain was more of a thrill ride park […]

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