Friday, November 30, 2007


Last night we met up at Smitty's for a few beers and a round of Golden Tee. We hadn't been to Smitty's in ages, and based on the headache I have today, I know why! I can't wait for the 2nd Annual Shuffle Scuffle to begin! Oh, not to mention I am currently the reigning champion in Golden Tee, beating Brett by one stroke! Don't ask Peter what his score was. He keeps telling me he does better on a real golf course, but that remains to be seen....

Peter watches how it's done in anticipation of his turn getting yet another penalty stroke for a water hazzard.

Brett does his impression of what Ansel Adams would do if he actually put himself in the pictures.

E and T

Peter feeling festive on the walk home, has a moment with Frosty.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving?

Well, Thanksgiving came and went, (wow...exactly one week ago today)! Our delicious 4 day weekend came to a screeching hault first thing Monday morning and we jumped back into work with both feet. Sadly, there has not been much time for an update, and there are tons of pics and even video footage, but we just haven't had time to pull it all together. I will say that we had a fantastic extravaganza filled with friends, delicious food that was prepared Iron Chef style, some festive cocktails, and of course, football.

I will leave you with just one pic for now that seems to sum up the day: a turkey hat, friends laughing at you (even though you think they are laughing with you) and an ice cold PBR. With 2 empty champagne bottles (oops...sparkling wine, sorry P.) on the top of the fridge before 2 pm you are probably wondering if Brett's hat changed from a turkey to a lamp shade.

Good thing we don't really have any lamps.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner.....

Do you have your turkey yet??

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Congrats Nic!

My friend Nickie is just about to graduate from University of Colorado Denver with her Masters Degree. Mother of 2, wife, and good friend, I don' t know how she does it! Hats off to you my friend! Cheers!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Adventures of Big Blue

So on Sunday, while Tracy was taking her mom and sister to the airport I was invited by Brett and EP to my first ride in Big Blue. The destination was the Marin Headlands and the plan was to have a beer whilst enjoying the sounds of the ocean. We were treated to a true San Francisco evening filled with fog and other mysterious surprises. Of course the adventure was chronicled, so please enjoy.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Weekend O' Fun

Mom and Peen came into town for the weekend and good times were had by all! Since my birthday was a couple of weeks ago (insert shameless plug for love and attention here), they came out to have a late celebration with me, and of course to spend some time with Peter. It was a fun filled weekend with lots of eating, drinking, shopping, and laughing! We hit some of our favorite spots, tried some new restaurants, visited some old favorites, did some damage at Bloomingdales and took a trip to wine country. It is always an adventure when the Lucas girls come to town. My stomach hurts from laughing, my pants are too tight from all of the eating, and I think Peter's ears are bleeding! Until next time.....

First, a stop at Fish for dinner (of course)

A quick bite at the burger joint on Bridgeway.
We pass this place at least once a day, and have never made a stop.
There is usually a line out the door, and now I know why.
Peen seen here really enjoying her burger. Clearly!

Some after bocce cocktails with Lost Balls at Jan's house.
Not exactly a victory celebration, but still a great time.

Passing on the key to the city of Sausalito? From the past mayor to the future?
Good times on the walk home

Lunch at Cafe de la Presse in the city. This latte was as big as my head.
Fantastic place and fabulous food!

We had to make a stop at the new Barneys in San Francisco.
Some of the most fantastic shoes I have ever seen!
And HUGE bags!
I think we could have carried Peen out in this one!
Dinner at Poggio in Sausalito with the gang.
Hands down best tiramisu ever! ( I don't care what you say Peen!)

Enjoying some bubbly in Napa.
The weather was perfect and the wine was deelish!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Lost Balls Did Exactly That......

LOST!! Unfortunately, in a devastating finish to an extended bocce ball season, Lost Balls could not pull off a win against reigning champs A&J Rollers. Those guys can roll like Jesus Quintana!We came so far, and yet it only takes one bad throw to change the entire game!

Overall it was a fun season, as usual, but it was also a little funky with rain delays, a new ref, who kept throwing out new rules, and no celebration BBQ. What did all of our hard earned dollars go towards, anyway? I could have sworn the ref was sporting a new pair of shoes and a new tape measure. The word on the street is that people are lobbying for 'court maintenance' and to limit the entry to Sausalito residents only. We shall see what happens.

Oh, and thanks to Mom and Peen for coming down to cheer us on! The only thing that was missing was the traditional Egg McMuffin Mom used to bring me at swim meets. (Which of course was quickly followed by me rushing to the bathroom after swimming a 200 free! But I digress....)

Sure, it is all in good fun, and just an excuse to drink beer and eat chips on a Friday night, but I will leave you with this:

"There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that's first place. There is a second place bowl game, but it is a game for losers played by losers. It is and always has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do, and to win, and to win, and to win. "

-Vince Lombardi

See you suckas next season!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Wow! It's been 2 years since we signed that paperwork on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco! Where does the time go?? Here's to the adventure.....


Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Night at Bimbo's 365 Club

Last night we had the pleasure of seeing Koop at Bimbo's 365 Club in North Beach. It was fantastic! The Swedish duo of Oscar Simonsson and Magnus Zingmark wowed us with their musical stylings that they like to call Swingtronica. (Yes, of course they are Swedish.) Typically their music is pieced together with hundreds of samples, but when played live they bring in a 7-piece swing orchestra complete with some guy who was absolutely wicked on the xylophone! Do they still call it a xylophone? Not to mention, the venue was absolutely fantastic. The club was built in the 1930's as a way to bring some fun to the Depression and it soon became the place to see and be seen. We sat at a table in a dark room lit only by candlelight, while we drank champagne and were mesmerized by the voice of the lead singer: Hilde Louise Asbjornsen. She was amazing and even had 3 outfit changes. Brett and EP were also able to join in the fun, and hats off to Eeps for rallying even though she came straight off of a plane from a long, exhausting business trip. Thanks for helping us bring in our 2nd Anniversary with style! En gång til, Stockholm! En gång til!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


As promised, here is some video footage of The Frog's 35th birthday adventure to Yountville. Enjoy!! And as some of you may already have guessed, The Frog received a neat little device that has the ability to capture video so brace yourselves for some more video footage of the Adventures of Monkey and The Frog.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy 35th Birthday Froggie!!!!!!

Well, it was a wonderful Froggie birthday celebration this Saturday. It all started with a marvelous gaggle of presents, followed by a fantastic road-trip to Yountville in Napa which included some sumptuous food at Hurleys and finally finishing off the day with some more food and wine. Further documentation of the day will follow. Happy Birthday Frog!!!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Old School

Peter and I came across our old University ID cards. I can only imagine the swagger Peter had walking around campus at Dalhousie University. I actually had to transfer schools from University of Northern Colorado to Colorado State University because I looked way too much like Janice from The Muppets.