rainless season wireless surfing evacuates garden balloon


nazy and dino

Is it really the ‘rainy season’ in Santa Barbara? How come the rainy and fire seasons coincide? Why did ATT recommend Verizon services? Why is Dan still thinking about it? Who is learning to surf? (Or at least balance?) Where can you buy a ‘hot air balloon, colorful wind chime? Why would you buy a wind chime when you could get a life-size dinosaur sculpture for the garden?

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exotic glass mermaids lost by aquarium lawyers


The Adams family halloween 2018

Who travels, economy class, with eleven (11!) items? Who counts every carry-on to make sure that ‘nothing is forgotten’? Doesn’t every family need a hand blown glass mermaid Christmas Tree ornament? Melika, Tom and Family are costume specialists. What did the group ‘go as’ for Halloween? Would you populate an aquarium with fish bought on the internet and transported by Fedex? How fast can a neon tetra swim? (Can a much larger rainbow fish swim faster?) Which one has the bigger mouth? What does Tiger want to be when he grows up? Read More...
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Blue Sky and Pink Pregnancy on Trickle Creek Boulevard

darius family lummi island Oct 2018

Where is Trickle Creek Boulevard? And why is it a (very) BIG deal? Would you travel to a place that historically experiences rain every day from October 1 until May 15? Would it make a difference if your first grand daughter lived there? How about if history was a less than perfect precipitation predictor? Has any home inspector ever failed to find a flaw that cost at least as much as his fee? Where was Mount Baker hiding? Was Mount Shuksan an acceptable alternative? Read More...
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Juvenile jokes, sleepless children, wine slush and flying pigs

Nazy by flying pigs and butterfly


Can Dan’s (juvenile) jokes — involving funny faces and bodily sounds — generate a chortle from (the amazing) Azelle? Do you think they’ll be too high brow for Tiger and Arrow? What is California’s answer to Gluehwein? (Remember that Gluehwein, a European Christmas season favorite, is a bad tasting wine served at the wrong temperature.) The title of this edition may give you an idea of the answer. Where can you find a herd of flying pigs? Where are Dan and Nazy planning to spend the weekend?
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Azelle notes Musth Aromatics, Arrow’s six packs and Tiger’s Beard


Nazy and Azelle Oct 13 2018

How does Tiger look with a goatee? (And how did Johnson Baby Shampoo help him pull off the impersonation?) What did Arrow think of Baby Shampoo? Hint: He’s the one with the beautiful hair. And I speak as an expert in ‘hair’ (lose). If you gained weight at the same rate as Azelle, how long would it take before the planet started to orbit around you? What ‘sparkling wine’ tastes like aspirin dropped in a glass of Alka Seltzer? And why isn’t anyone embarrassed by the gargantuan increase in the annual deficit? Read More...
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Duct tape launches first debonair rainfall with Leandr


dan and nazy seven gables salem


Which airline delayed a flight because “an overhead bin door won’t close”? How big was the tool box that the mechanic assigned to fix the door pulled into the (wide body) airplane? Hint: It would have been better if the aisle was wide-body. How did the expertise that Dan garnered at Georgia Tech solve the problem? Hint: A real engineer only needs two items: Duct Tape and WD-40. What is a gable and why does a Salem house have seven of them? Why doesn’t Tiger want to be suave, charming, sophisticated and debonair? How did (the lovely) Leandra react when she saw the (local) family after a summer in Beirut?
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Massachusetts Museum with bathroom-challenged 17th Century house


Siblings Sept 29 2018

Will United Airlines fall for Dan’s disguised identity? More to the point, will they deliver a trouble-free flight before they realize that Dan is on-board? How would you handle a New England museum tour guide who treated the tourists like third graders? Would you be ready for show and tell? Is there a men’s belt shop in Salem, Massachusetts? (And why do we care?) When was indoor plumbing commonplace? Where did all of Dan's siblings come together in September, 2018? Read More...
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