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Posted on December 23, 2007

We’ve been in Seattle for less than 24 hours. I love this city, always so full of promise without any level of intimidation, like the cool kid in school who was genuinely nice. I was out on my sister’s patio admiring the stormy cityscape, familiar butterflies and exhilaration hitting me as the lights winked at me from across the water. I took a deep breath and let the sounds of the night settle upon me, dusting me in a glittery, big city glow. Then I turned and peeked through the window and saw a kind of sparkle no city could ever rival, no matter how spectacular. At peace in the city. Happy holidays, indeed.

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Away for the Holidays

Posted on December 23, 2007

We did it. We survived a cross country flight with two toddlers, a neurotic pregnant woman and a tense traveling husband/dad. Here, in all its photographic detail, the first 24 hours:iPod, Stickers and mommy-in-the-middle. Snow angels in Vegas.What can I say, you can take the kids out of the Adirondacks, but you can’t take the Adirondacks out of the kids.Inverse discipline with a side of reverse psy-I’m-begging-you-cology.Thank god for boobs and earphones.Catching up with sis.Eating out with family aka playing keep the knives, water and open flame out of toddlers’ hands.Being grateful not to be on a plane.Getting to know the “wet” in Pacific Northwet.Inimitable and irresistible Seattle.Waking up in a new place, but feeling at home.Blessings.

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I know, I know, "She’s naturally thin."

Posted on December 20, 2007

I received an email from Bella Cucina and I saved it, thinking, “That’s just lovely. I should tuck it away for inspiration.” Before I could share it with anyone I got another email from them and oh-my-holy-fucking-jutting-sternum! This is the best they could come up with to proffer gourmet goods through my monitor? I’m not sure how she’s managing to hold the platter up, or strike that, how she can hold herself up. I suppose in its intended context, the gnarly bones poking through her paper thinskin echo the swirls of the pretty embellishment at the top of the email, but still, not what I want to see first thing. Then again, I suppose if women in Hollywood are looking like this, it makes…

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Belly? I’m looking at the mess!

Posted on December 18, 2007

I should have waited for Sean. You wanted a belly update, instead you are getting shots of a foul, spattered-with-who-knows-what mirror, a messy laundry room and an alternately sheepish and dazed looking me. Oh, and I suppose if you look hard you might catch a glimpse of my 21 week old belly. Stay tuned for artful belly shots from the proud daddy-of-three-to-be.

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