Thursday, November 30, 2006


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Back in the mid 1980s, I was involved in my first Gilbert & Sullivan parody (I have since done many of them). We decided we could use a song about Tupperware. This was the very first time I ever re-wrote lyrics to anything. I recently re-discovered the video and decided to post it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Mama" Lizzie

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Lizzie can, at times, be very maternal, for puppies who aren't hers.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Playtime for Puppies

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More of the puppies' growing abilities to play.
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Monday, November 27, 2006


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This may be one of my shortest, and most favorite puppy video of this batch of puppies. (It should be pointed out that I know some people hate videos of people's pets, but there are others who LOVE puppy videos. I aim to please!)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

3 A.M.

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This is what I do at 3 a.m. What do you do?
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Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Puppies' First Thanksgiving`

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As I said yesterday, the puppies were the hit of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving 2006

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Here are highlights of Thanksgiving (minus the puppies, who were the hit of the day and will have their own video tomorrow)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Dem Bones

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I don't know why this was such a hard video for me. This is the Davis High School Jazz Choir one of the years when David was in it. In the middle of the video there is a point where all the guys are in a pyramid, the girls are stretched out across the stage and David is in the middle dancing solo. I just lost it. It's not that I haven't seen video of him since he died, but for some reason this one brief segment really got to me.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blue Gets Trapped

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This is the second day in a row that Blue has been "trapped" in the feeding cage. Watch him try to get out.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006


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Yesterday I posted a video from Tom's Senior year. Today I post one from David's. He played Billy Crocker, a lovesick stowaway on a cruise ship. 

Here, Billy, Moonface Martin and Reno Sweeny profess their friendship. 

Monday, November 20, 2006

Kiss Me Kate

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I have posted a lot of video of Jeri, Ned and Paul in performance, but all of the kids performed at one time or another. Here, for example, is the high school production of "Kiss Me Kate," done in Tom's senior year.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


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Amazing how fast puppies grow.? Here are a series of firsts, all of which happened today.
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Friday, November 17, 2006


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Sometimes relief is just a push away.
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Thursday, November 16, 2006

A Relaxing Evening

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You probably sit down at night and watch TV to relax. This is what things are like in our house at night!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Reception

This is finally the last of the wedding week videos. I cut down a 45 min. video into something under 10 minutes. Mostly it was just a good time that was had by all.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Rainbow Puppies

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They came with identifying ribbons, which became their names: Pinkie, Blue, Golde and, because she lost her ribbon and because she was black and white, "Panda." They are just barely more than a week old at the start of the video and the video ends one week later. It's amazing how much they have grown and matured in only a week.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

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Something has gone wrong with my video camera. It won't play videos any more. It plays them but with garbage in the middle so they are totally unviewable. It's not that it's not recording right. These are videos I have already transferred to my hard drive. I don't know what the problem is.

But for now, posting videos is on hold until I can figure out whether this is a fixable problem or not.

DAMN. I hate it when this sort of thing happens!!!!

UPDATE: It's amazing what a head cleaner can do. I'm back in business. Thank to everyone who suggested I try a head cleaner.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Devastatingly Gorgeous

The morning of the wedding: We head off to the beauty parlor to get our hair done.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rehearsal Dinner

Probably more of family interest than anything else, but this was the dinner we held after the rehearsal.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The lap of luxury

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It was my very first pedicure. I went with the group from the wedding to have finger- and toe-nails done. A new experience for me. Nora was very funny.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Monterey to SF

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After we left Hearst Castle, we drove up the coast (I was driving, so couldn't take video) to Monterey, then did the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel, and on to San Francisco before turning around and driving back to Santa Barbara again.

This video was originally shared on by basykes with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Sunday, November 05, 2006


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A break from trip videos. This is the little dog that we fostered overnight. Thank goodness it was only overnight.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Piedra Blanca

7 miles from Hearst Castle is a sea lion rookery. I visited there years ago when you could walk on the beach itself, and walk right up and stand next to a sea lion. They have since put in fences and walkways to separate people from sea lions, but it's still fun. I especially loved listening to the big guys belch.

Friday, November 03, 2006

In celebration of opulence

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They say that the character of Charles Foster Kane wasn't based on William Randolph Hearst. 

Yeah.  Right. 

This video was originally shared on by basykes with a No license (All rights reserved) license.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Bathroom

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As promised in the last video, today I show you an amazing bathroom. I won't give it away. Just watch the video.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trip to Santa Barbara

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This is just part 1 of several videos about the past week and a half. This includes my bizarre non-packing routine, and highlights (if these can be called "highlights") of the road between Sacramento and Santa Barbara.