Monday, March 30, 2009

Ava Grace Jackson

These are pics of my new niece! Enjoy!














Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Home!

So we just returned from our 2 weeks in Morocco, first time overseas for both of us, and it was completely and utterly amazing. We have come back with so many stories that there is no way to put them into words. We visited 4 imperial cities, bargained for items for our lives, met awesome people, climbed sand dunes, rode camels, and got scrubbed down by a complete stranger in a public bath house.

I'm still sifting through photos, so here are some just for now. Enjoy.









Monday, March 02, 2009

First Couchsurfer!!

Ok so many of you may not know of a website called couchsurfing.com. Its basically a place where you can network with people around the world and sleep on each others couches, for free, during your travels.

In fact Tami and I plan to do some of this while we visit Morocco (T-minus 5 days).

ANYWAYS, I also have my couch here in Golden available to "sane" folks who need a place to crash.

So just the other night Tami Justin and I were in Boulder when i got a couchsurfing email on my phone. It was a desperate plea from a guy named Lucas, visiting from Brazil, and he didn't have any place to sleep. So I took a chance and called him up (he left his phone number in his message) and he met up with us.

Long story short, he was great. He's from an city on the coast of Brazil called Florianopolis. We brought him home, we chatted for about 2 hours (he speaks very good English, though it was hilarious when he wanted to know how to differentiate the words "Beaches" and "B*tches"), he showed us pictures of his homeland, then he crashed on our futon. We took him back to Boulder in the morning. Here is our picture:



In other news, tonight Tami and I are going to the concert of my favorite band: Jimmy Eat World!! Its their 10 year anniversary of their first hit album, Clarity. (Though not my favorite.) Just for kicks here is my favorite song off that cd,(Lucky Denver Mint) and the song that got me hooked on them, Sweetness. (sorry, won't let me embed that one.)

Lucky Denver Mint



Sweetness

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Republicans are making me SICK

So heres my problem right now. I've seen some clips of that giant Republican conference going on, and its ALL bashing. Obama is wrong for this, is wrong for that...and the PROBLEM is that they are focusing on WINNING NEXT YEAR more than they are solving problems RIGH NOW. More about causing dissention than fixing the economy. Look, YOU LOST, and you'll just have to suck it up for 4 years. We have bigger issues right now and I don't have the time or patience to listen to your whining.