bumbling bees order July 4th take-out on pine-cone slide

Azelle standing

Is it possible to get stung by bee — while you’re wearing a bee sting prevention suit? The answer is, of course, obvious, but how do you explain it to a five year old? If you got a text message [PICKUP in 20 minutes] from the restaurant where you placed your takeout order, would you be surprised to discover that the restaurant is closed? Would ‘bemused’ be a more descriptive characterization? ‘Shocked?’ ’Annoyed?’ ‘Livid?’ Who goes through a countdown before launching himself down a slide?

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Post-Grad dances and bubbles with circus, legos and Mitra


Mitra and boys slush july 2 2019

Who graduated — but wasn’t able to find a paying gig? And who was the youngest student to land a post-grad appointment? What does ‘Stop Ahead’ mean? Would it mean the same thing if you were five years old? What job requires both bravery and stupidity? Hint: It’s not Congress, that only need one of those attributes — a massive amount of said attribute, but nevertheless only one of them. Where can you get a semi-automatic bubble-generating machine? Finally, who makes the best lemon slush? Read More...
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Chuck’s Cheesy Tales of Oregon Whale Tails


All the Adams and dan and naz June 2019

What’s the best thing to do after a ten day swing through the East Coast? More to the point: Would you choose Chuck E. Cheese and dueling drives to LAX? What keeps the Moon up in the sky? Hint: “It can’t be gravity, Dan, because that pulls things down!” Will the family whale watching tour deliver Whale Tails or Whale Tales? Who wants his Mommy? (Now!!). Read More...
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pressurized reunion windows and muffler-challenged dodge trips


Dan and Nazy at Hood reunion colorful

Don’t you hate it when your jet is broken? How will Dan and Nazy cope? And what did United Airlines know and when did they know it? Is this the first time Dan flew UPS class? Where can you see deer in the DC area? What important item did Dan forget to pack? Don’t most rental cars come with mufflers? Did Dan’s rental car come directly off the set of The Dukes of Hazard? Who, decades later, still fits into her college blazer? Where is the best place to go to buy colorful stamps?
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Marie Antoinette crowns dentist with botanical cowboy hat


Nazy and Auriane May 2019

Who has more problems with a crown than Marie Antoinette? Did a dentist really play ‘kick the crown’ with a hand-crafted dental masterpiece? Who is known in his community as Mr. Grass (cutter)? Which grandchild has determined that anybody wearing a cowboy hat is ‘Dan’? How broadly does she define ‘anybody’? Why didn’t Dan realize that ‘the boys’, who happily walked down a path to Mission Creek would want to be carried back up? Read More...
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Orange Winter Storms Butterfly Birthday on Trampolin

mitras party 2019 b

What is the official name for a group of butterflies? Why do painted lady butterflies choose to migrate across the Pacific Coast Highway? At rush hour? Were any of them smart enough to seek refuge in the local museum’s live butterfly sanctuary? Did anyone in Santa Barbara know what to do about a ‘Winter Storm Warning’? (Did anyone recognize the word ‘Winter’?) How did Arrow deal with the ‘slow moving’ obstacles on his obstacle course run? Would you volunteer to chaperone a pre-school visit to the zoo if you knew the topic was ‘bugs’? (Hint: I’m a lion guy.) Who provided detailed specifications for her birthday cake (orange), menu and agenda? (By detailed, we’re thinking multi-volume.) Read More...
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iPhone crawls out of ranch dressing puddle

nazy, dan, mitra, stefan at Les Miserables


Is an iPhone that has been submerged in a bowl of ranch dressing covered under warranty? (Would it have been covered if the dressing was Bleu Cheese? How could a physician miss the difference between a nose and an ear? How can Arrow drive a car through a car wash at MyGym? Can Dan trick Tiger into a water safety course? Who enjoyed a great performance of Les Miserables?
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