Friday, February 29, 2008

shout out

our friend keith works in the wonderful world of welding and sent ben a package of 'welding goodies'..
ben could not have been more excited..
thanks keith.. now ben loves you more then he loves me..

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rick Astley would never...

these things crack me up. This one was particularly good. Here are some more.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Time to retire the jersey?

Its a sad day at the Cote household. I think my Dew shirt has finally reached the point of non-wearable and must be retired. I'd frame it and hang it on the wall if Chara would let me, but alas i think she would not. So farewell oh great shirt of Mountain Dew. I've only had it maybe 16 or 17 years. They just don't make them like they used to.

Its a shame. its at that perfect point of super soft/will disintigrate if you try to put it on.
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Monday, February 25, 2008

unwritten rule

there's a new rule in our house - i am not allowed to bug ben while he's watching 24..

Saturday, February 23, 2008

date night..

finally got a chance to catch up with my sister and her family this week..
here are my two nuggets.. so very cute.. and growing so fast..
they drive me crazy - because i adore them so much - and ben doesn't even like them.. which they don't realize.. and they just think he's the best.. doesn't matter that i'm the one who tries to bribe them with presents..

uncle ben and deborah messing around..

such a big boy..
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

A wise man once said...

"Th-that that that don't kill me, Can only make me stronger (oh)"
-Kanye West: Stronger (lyrics)

Just got back from LA where i saw the premiere of Ultramarathon Man, the story of Dean Karnazes running 50 marathons in 50 days in al 50 states. Talk about inspiration. Hyper-inspirational is a more fitting description of this film. If you don't want to run out of the theater and immediately run a marathon the next day there is something wrong with you.

The film is a great triumph to show the human spirit and what it is capable of and Dean Karnazes is a man who's passion and determination is amazing to watch and is truly infectious to all aspects of life.

The film is not released yet, but if you ever get a chance to see it, i highly recommend it.

And i wanted to give a shout out to JB Benna the director. I met him a year ago at Sundance and not only did he capture this event wonderfully, he ran all of these races with a camera in hand. Often times he would have to sprint ahead to set up a shot, and then catch up to Dean to keep filming the race. Truly a work of passion in this film.


Chara and i are going to running now...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Keaton likes to snuggle

just because..

the last few days the weather has been awesome here in southern ca - warm and 70's - everyone has been running to the beaches..
i realize how lucky i am because i get to hang out here every day..


gotta love those california winters..
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

mostly finished..

today was my final in 'saturday school'
the final went well.. and now it's over.. now on to more classes and more tests, and more finals.. this will all be over soon right?

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Best Craigslist find of the day

Carton Of Irregular Cat Hats

Date: 2008-02-07, 11:02AM PST

Hello. I have a big box of used cat and kitten hats that I have collected over the years for various occasions. As of recently my cat, Snowman, is no longer living and thus I am forced to get rid of these precious memories. I would not feel right asking money for them so I am offering the whole box for free. There are many styles from formal to cute and funny.

There is a variety of 14 different hats total. I just hope you and your pet can find as much joy in these hats as me and Snowman once did.

E-mail me if you are interested and I will give you my address where you can pick them up. I can also arrange for a free delivery if you are not too far away.

Thank you, Patty

seriously, who isn't interested in that?


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

super tuesday

keaton proudly showing off her 'i voted' sticker - reminding those who can - to go out and vote..

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Tempest Fugit

big thanks to jax for this pretty little piece of information -

110 days till graduation..

i cannot wait..