Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I was surfing around the other day and came upon a fun little word game. Pick any word in the dictionary. Change a few letters around, and create the definition. I chose two words that are on my mind right now: International and Europe. See my creations below.

Internationaxed –(v.) The unexpected turn of events that unfold when your husband is able to keep his job when following you to Europe for a year, but then unsuccessful in getting transferred back to the US when you return. The kicker? He's stuck in Amsterdam while I'm back in San Francisco. Irony abounds.

Euroops – (n.) The fleeting thought that runs through your mind when you’re trying to decide if your year in Europe was worth your husband getting internationaxed - especially when his only request when agreeing to go, was that he be able to stay with his current employer.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Muddy dog = Happy Dog

Holly has been cooped up in the hotel all week and she was looking kind of bummed - so I took her to Point Isabel Regional Shoreline today for a run.

Point Isabel has a HUGE off leash dog park on the San Francisco Bay and she had a blast running, rolling and greeting other dogs. She also made a beeline for the water whenever she saw it. Unfortunately for me - it was low tide....

Low tide = big mud. But at least it's a pet friendly park. They have free hoses for rinsing off your dog, and an onsite dog bathing facility called Mud Puppies for a full bath. A small price to pay for a happy, tired, pup.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back in San Francisco

More to come on my cruise of the Baltics - but in the meantime, enjoy some sibling silliness from me and my brother Mike, who helped me get settled again on the left coast.

Crab attack at Fishermans's Wharf!!

Garlic attack at the Stinking Rose

And a Segway tour of the waterfront....Ah. San Francisco :-)