Friday, July 06, 2007

Happy Birthday

So this is it.

Today I am 50, and this is the last post in this blog. It has been fun.

When I stated this blog I was wondering if there would be anything of significance happening this past year. As with any year, lots of things happened. Some good some bad.

I lost two uncles this past year.

Doreen had a brush with the health care industry. (We are still fighting over that)

We ate plenty of good meals (too many to link to here)

We experienced fun in Houston and abroad. (more abroad later in the year, too)

I worked and worked and worked.

We celebrated our Fifth Anniversary!

I learned how to make a video and post it on You Tube.

I thought about what happened 30 years ago when I turned 20.

We made our house a protected landmark.

I bought a new car. No, not a midlife crisis. Just a new car after ten years and 140,000 miles on the old one.

We found out that my brother Chas would be getting married and move to Wyoming.

I baked my first Italian Cream Cake for my sweet ever lovin’s birthday.

We had many more good meals in Houston. Here is one.

One of my nieces wanted to cook gumbo, and she got plenty of advice.

It was a good work year. We added an investor, and opened several offices.

We went to NYC and the Rodeo in the same month. Click here to read about both.

Spring came early and with plenty of flowers.

We celebrated birthdays and weddings and more in Door County, WI. It was a blast.

We made another trip to Europe (work) and took some time off in Lisbon, and had some time in Paris

About two weeks ago I was named to the board of directors of a Geophysical Acquisition Company.

And that brings us to the end of the year.

We will be going to a wedding and then a nice dinner this evening to celebrate the birthday.

It was a very good year.

This is the last post here. I will now move back to my normal blog. Come visit me there.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

What's for dinner?

My brother Matthew has a cool thing on his website where he talks about what he is cooking that evening. I don’t have an interesting spot like this, but last night we had a grilled bonanza.

Doreen’s friend Paul was in town from San Francisco, so we had him over for dinner. We decided to grill some steaks, and since we didn’t want to waste charcoal, we decided to grill some other things, too.

So we grilled asparagus, corn, and portabella mushrooms. It got a little crowded on the grill (a standard Weber kettle grill) but it all turned out delicious!