Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Stidd family saltine spread of choice was margarine. The 'good' kind in the tubs (preferably Country Crock). Nothing else. Just a thick spread of clogged artery.
I made Jim try it once.
We were at a diner and they served saltines with my soup, but I didn't eat them. As we lingered at the end of our meal, I shared with Jim this little delight from my childhood. He thought my story was ridiculous, even though I insisted that it was not so bad. This of course led to me asking the waitress for butter even though we had completed our meal at this point. Jim was practically crawling under the table. He really does find me quite embarassing.
WXPN-public radio station from University of Pennsylvania
WHYY- NPR station
WRTI-classical & jazz station
A classic rock station & 2 other rock/pop stations
Reason I switch stations
Music that makes me sleepy and/or drowsy
Commericals or advertisements
Radio quizzes, contests, or call-ins
Any mention of Sarah Palin
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
She has been whiny, whimpering, crying and pushing her way onto our laps ever since...and we wouldn't have it any other way!!!
You are certainly our bestest pal.
Let me count the ways:
10) Your little Sofee body is the perfect size for squeezes and snuggles.
9) You keep me nice and warm at night curled up behind my knees.
8) I love the way you look so happy and content stretch out in a patch of sunshine. Every good dogs likes to sunbath.
7) You are still energetic and playful even at the ripe old age of five
6) and make us take you to the park for hikes even when it's cold and snowy.
5) Jim and I would probably be fat slobs without you.
4) You are a master stick jumper and give the best high fives.
1) You even have your own song
Thursday, November 4, 2010
He also happens to be the original and only previous owner of our house. We actually bought it from his children a few years after he passed away. He was apparently a pretty popular guy in these parts. He was a teacher at the local high school and had a gymnastist school in the area. A lot of people actually asked us if we him and are always sharing little tidbits and stories about Mr. Baba. Jim came across this video when he was stalking the internet for further information about his olympic history.
The cute little family photo with this three daughters sitting on the stairs is absolutely the house. The picture is probably about 30 years old. I imagine the carpet to be soft and plush (which was not so much the case when we ripped it up. 30 years is hard on carpet. yuck!) The picture in a driveway in front of a white car is also obviously the house. There are also a few others with the kitchen in the background, but they're harder to pick out unless you really know what the kitchen use to look like.
So, thanks for a great house Joel Baba. I'm sure we will enjoy our years in it as much as you did. I really could've gone for a little updated after 1970, but I can see that you were a very busy man, so I guess I'll let it slide.