Still Enchanted

New Mexico’s State slogan is “The Land of Enchantment”, and The Beloved and I it’s a pretty special place. We have a history there that dates back to the very beginning of our relationship and so it holds a lot of sentimental value for us. We thought we’d go back often, but in our time…

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Vacation’s Dog Days

If there was anything that could be considered “the hard part” of two-plus weeks in France, it was that we couldn’t take Penny with us. Now, I don’t think that she would have liked Paris all that much (crowded streets, lots of traffic). But it was pretty easy to imagine a pointer running through the…

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Musee Melee

I think that one of the reasons people go to Paris is to see great art. Well, one of the reasons that we wanted to go to Paris was to see great art. One of the smartest purchases we made – actually the first one that we made at the airport was the six-day Museum…

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Capital Capitol

I’ve been a Californian for more than 10 years, but before last weekend had never been to the state capital of Sacramento. Now, our primary reason for going was for the party on Saturday, but the Beloved and I had most of Friday to sightsee – and we figured we had time to see a…

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Stevil Loves Everyone

No — not like that.  You all know better than that… However — a few of the Vox-diaspora have participated in a project by Paul Thie called everyone in which he will produce a small sketch portrait of you based on a pic or avatar shot that you send to him.  The portrait might be straight…

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Frame-a-palooza!

Some of you may recall the picture of Black Mesa in New Mexico that we purchased last month to go on the wall by the piano.  When that arrived we wanted to take it to get framed and realized that we had a large build-up of other things that we also wanted to get framed.…

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In Lieu of a Holiday Party

Ahh, the company Holiday Party.  A chance to dress up and have a free shindig on the brass.  Usually a pretty good time with prime activities being: eating, drinking, watching to see who drinks too much and embarrasses themselves, and watching to see who dresses like a skank and embarrasses themselves.  Good times. Well, for…

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Second (to none) City Weekend

So this past weekend, The Beloved got her final birthday present, which (unbeknownst to her before Friday) was a weekend’s trip to Chicago. Why Chicago? Well, mostly because we’d both lived there before we knew one another. I cut my professional teeth working for Abbott Laboratories in the late 90s and the Beloved earned her…

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Slice of Life Saturday

We had a fairly busy but fun Saturday this past weekend that included a little domesticity, some art and some partying. Early on, we were out the door (powered by French toast and bacon, because really what day doesn’t start better with bacon?) and off to The Container Store, one of the Beloved’s favorites.  One…

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Antiquities

On a rainy day back in Berlin, we went to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.  I learned something right as I walked in – that German archeologists had been just as busy raiding the middle east for treasures as their British and French counterparts at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. …

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