Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Passport Expired Today

10 years ago tomorrow, I got my first passport. Besides being the worst picture I've ever taken in my life, it has taken me to a lot of places. Here's the count:

1. England

2. France

3. Germany

4. Switzerland

5. Austria

6. Czech Republic

7. Hungary

8. Italy

9. Greece

10. Spain

11. Netherlands

12. Mexico

13. Honduras

14. El Salvador

15. Guatemala

16. Bahamas (is this a country??)

17. Belize

18. Dominican Republic

19. Costa Rica

20. Israel

21. Egypt

22. Canada

23. Peru

24. Jamaica

I'm pretty proud of this list - and I hope to keep adding to it. Now... on to that picture. Just because I'm nice and haven't blogged in a long time

Friday, July 29, 2011


Tonight is the first of 6 nights of camping that I'll be doing in the next 9 days.

Tonight: Ward Camp-Out. I seriously would not be doing this - but I just can't forget about the Dutch Oven dinner from last year.

Tuesday - Thursday: Girl's Camp. sigh.

Friday - Sunday: Lake Powell. Yes, we camp at Lake Powell. We have been doing this my whole life - I have no idea what a house boat is like. I have a feeling that it involves lots of cooking and cleaning (or at least that's what we like to tell ourselves).

Good thing Hot Dave takes care of me so well. I have a killer sleeping pad and lots of camping gear to make me comfortable in the outdoors. Here's to sleeping under the stars.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

June 16, 2011

Day 1:
and every other day since (literally).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Weekend

Best Conan in a long time last night. 2 key things
1) The appearance of Pierre Bernard - not on the "Recliner of Rage", but carpooling with Conan.
2) Finally an off-site skit where Conan can work his improv magic.

It's the perfect thing to watch on a Friday before a Holiday weekend. USA!

Monday, June 20, 2011

All Summer long

There are few other things in life that I love more than Conan and Capitalism. Swimming is one of them. Not race/exercise swimming. Just being in water - pools, lakes, oceans, water-slides, whatever. My preference is the ocean, but since I live land-locked - I wanted a pool. My entire adult life has been revolving around how I can get my own pool. So, this weekend, I crossed it off my Bucket List and look forward to years of memories.
Here's where I will be all summer long. Come by and join me!
More pics to come including the pool's co-owner with his shirt off and the inaugural swim.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dartmouth Class of 2011

Conan makes his second Commencement Address at an Ivy League. Good stuff
click here

"But then something spectacular happened. Fogbound, with no compass, and adrift, I started trying things. I grew a strange, cinnamon beard. I dove into the world of social media. I started tweeting my comedy. I threw together a national tour. I played the guitar. I did stand-up, wore a skin-tight blue leather suit, recorded an album, made a documentary, and frightened my friends and family. Ultimately, I abandoned all preconceived perceptions of my career path and stature and took a job on basic cable with a network most famous for showing reruns, along with sitcoms created by a tall, black man who dresses like an old, black woman. I did a lot of silly, unconventional, spontaneous and seemingly irrational things and guess what: with the exception of the blue leather suit, it was the most satisfying and fascinating year of my professional life. To this day I still don't understand exactly what happened, but I have never had more fun, been more challenged—and this is important—had more conviction about what I was doing. How could this be true? Well, it's simple: There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized...disappointment will come. The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality."

He concludes with his famous parting words: "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This is actually happening

My good friend and fellow Conan lover alerted me at 9am on Saturday of this:

An entire movie about Conan. dang, this guy is everywhere.