Picture of the Week

May 23, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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This picture is for this week.
Central Market Playdate. Four dads made it out.

Picture of the Week

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This is actually for last week. It was taken on Saturday the 20th, at Pflugerville’s “Deutschen Fest.”
She really went to town on the corn on a cob.

In Memoriam: Edward Kennedy Ellington Cat, “Ellington”

May 19, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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Summer, 1996 – May 19, 2006


The very last picture of Ellington

He was a good boy, with a sweet and gentle temperament, if a little skittish. He left strands of his handsome coat of long dark gray hair everywhere, most often, it seemed, when he sensed I was about to sneeze and he’d beat ass and boogie.

My wife didn’t always appreciate his vigorous purring, his pungent kitty breath, and his carefully placed hair on the furniture and carpet. I thought he purred at just the right volume, he was warm and soft, and it was sweet when I’d wake up and he’d be stretched out beside me. Of course, invariably, his head would be at my knees, and his ass pointed at my face, but, still, it was sweet in its own way.

Ellington was survived by T.C.

You will be missed, sweet boy.

Next to the Last Picture of Ellington

Next to the last picture of Ellington


One of the first pictures I took of Ellington with our digital camera. This is not quite a year after we moved to Austin.

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Cats wrestling on the bed in our Morado Cove apt. TC was, despite Ellington’s size advantage and youth, the Alpha Cat.


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And a more peaceful picture on the same bed.




Ellington went through a phase where he couldn’t not play with TC’s tail.




For being so skittish, he tolerated Emma pretty well – though Emma heard (and hears) “Be gentle with the kitty” a lot.




Another of Emma and Ellington.




Hanging out with Grandpa Bob, who’s taking a nap.




One of Ellington’s favorite places – sitting beside me on the couch.

Farewell old friend…

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Edward Kennedy Ellington Cat (“Ellington”)
Summer 1996 – Friday, May 19th, 2006.
picture from August, 2000

in memoriam

Picture of the Week

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From an impromptu photo shoot we tried on the back porch.
Might have gone even better if she’d stood still for more than eight seconds.

Twenty-Eight Ways to be a Kid Again

May 14, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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  1. Do a cartwheel.
  2. Sing into your hairbrush.
  3. Walk barefoot in wet grass.
  4. Play a song you like really loud, over and over.
  5. Dot all your “i”s with smiley faces.
  6. Read the funnies. Throw the rest of the paper away.
  7. Dunk your cookies.
  8. Play a game where you make up the rules as you go along.
  9. Step carefully over sidewalk cracks.
  10. Change into some play clothes.
  11. Try to get someone to trade you a better sandwich.
  12. Eat ice cream for breakfast.
  13. Kiss a frog, just in case.
  14. Blow the wrapper off a straw.
  15. Have someone read you a story.
  16. Find some pretty stones and save them.
  17. Wear your favorite shirt with you favorite pants even if they don’t match.
  18. Take a running jump over a big puddle.
  19. Get someone to buy you something you really don’t need.
  20. Hide your vegetables under your napkin.
  21. Stay up past your bedtime.
  22. Eat dessert first.
  23. Fuss a little, then take a nap.
  24. Wear red gym shoes.
  25. Put way too much sugar on your cereal.
  26. Make cool screeching noises every time you turn a corner.
  27. Giggle a lot for no reason.
  28. Give yourself a gold star for everything you do today.