Monday, April 27, 2009

A Big Brick Box

What you have here is a big brick box under construction next to a small brick box, this is what has become of architecture in Saratoga Springs.

I'm pretty sure this is the result of design-by-committee, what you get when you have a bunch of people who know fuck-all about design, making decisions on aesthetics in some misguided attempt to preserve Saratoga's Victorian charm. What?

So now, every new building amounts to a giant, featureless, brick box, devoid of any character or similarity to anything "charming."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Spring water issues forth from a wall at SPAC.

Odd statue

One of the 4 elements, Earth, at SPAC.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Here's an iPhone pic of Bella using Daniel's iPod Touch, which keeps her occupied in restaurants. And that's a good thing.

It's really amazing how intuitive the Apple interface is, that a two year old can flip through applications, play games, change to color and paint apps, switch back to games, wield a lightsaber... Now there's a scary thing, watching a two year swing your iphone around to hear the cool lightsaber sounds. Yikes, I changed my mind and had to cut that short!

No more lightsaber for you!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Bella hasn't yet decided if she's a lefty or righty.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tea, Beer, Samosa and Hummus

Chris, wifey and I at the Tea House in Boulder, so I'm having a beer...

because beer goes best with the hummus and samosa dishes. Notice the mango chutney and raita on the samosa dish - deelish. The olives, onions and hummus on the pita wedges were devilishly-deelish too.

Art = Kirkland

At the Kirkland Museum in Denver.
Vance Kirkland (1904-1981)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Just starting lunch at Juanita's in Boulder, CO. So far, my favorite place to eat when in Boulder. Simple, no-frills and good food, my kind of place.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Playing with my new iPhone at Ravenous the other night, and totally digging the camera. Yum, French fries, horseradish dipping sauce and a nice Shiraz. Sooo Good.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Strange symbols

Strange symbols on a spring water fountain in Manitou Springs, CO.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trip over, flying home.

End of the Colorado-Chris/Hoppy-visit as the sun sets on the wings of our A320.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Another Happy Cat

Suki, right after belly rub time.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Hippo

Unfortunately, this was the only hippo we saw, but he's a happy, shiny hippo.

Having fun

Feeling like a kid again and having fun at the Denver Zoo.