Friday, November 26, 2010

A Mexican Thanksgiving

The day began with waiting....


"Mom, I'm trying to read!"



Waiting for the trolley, on the "Holiday Schedule" for our Thanksgiving trip to Tijuana, Mexico.



This time we took a taxi across town, and right near this fifty foot Jesus in "Zona Río" was "El Mundo Divertido"!



That means "World of Fun" or "Funny World" not sure which, but this purple guy is their mascott!






First stop the swings!!



Looks like fun!



They're Mayan, of course!


Now we must go on a roller coaster....





"Did it mess up my hair?"





The viking boat... A favorite.



This caterpillar has a face that was scarier than the ride.



Time for a wetter experience.


Naomi's boat engine stalled, and had to be rescued.




Back at the dock.


 After this we tried a local Sushi Restaurant for dinner. Everything was good that was NOT sushi. The sushi was inedible and had a lot of cheese in it. I should have taken a picture!



So we headed back to the arcade.


I'm helping the girls decide which of these fabulous games to play next!!





 After piling into a tiny taxi we waited for an hour and a half on la linéa to get back to the USA! Then it was home for the many pies we made for Thanksgiving!




Wednesday, November 24, 2010

And in the blink of an eye...



This is called a "Thundercake". An incredible chocolate cake with
tomatos in it. It's a recipe from a children's book that Phoebe read
in school. It was very appropriate as San Diego was in the midst of a
downpour that day.Her sisters decorated it without ANY help.



Here is Phoebe and her friends with their new "friends".



The next day we went to see the "Tree Lighting" of The Old Globe's
Christmas Tree, with performances by the cast of "When The Grinch Stole
Christmas".



Phoebe and Chloe pose with the Suess Drum.



The Grinch lurked overhead.



Lots of folks turned out for this.


We wound up peeking around the corner.


But under the soapy snow that showered down from overhead.



There he is!!


Even with the crowds it was still a nice evening!



Some good news is that our series "The People That Melt in The Rain"
has been signed with Cloud Nine Publishing for distribution to iPad,
iPhone, Kindle, Nook, and other mobile platforms. Don't forget you can
still buy our book ... HERE!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

So... Now I'm on the air!

In case you don't get enough of me online, you can now tune into my new radio show! I'm on the air once a month interviewing artists from all walks of life. I have two co-hosts who are incredible artists themselves and have really impressive resumes! It's with the Red River Writers series of radio shows. I guess it's one of those things where you come on as a guest so often that they just offer up a show.

In other news, I'm able to wander outside again. Unfortunately it's been one of those weeks that a flu like virus has descended on our house, but today all three kids are in school! YAY!

Lately I have great empathy for how hard my kids work at going to school as I'm back in school as well. Mike and I are in a five hour animation class once a week at Mesa College. It's intense and on the computer and pretty complicated, so when I found out my first grader has to miss 2 whole days of recess for "not paying attention" in class, I got pretty mad. Paying attention for hours at a time is really difficult, even when it's a subject you like and are interested in, and seriously, she's only seven! I think I'll go in and talk to the teacher.

Anyway, please remember to pick up a copy of our new book The People That Melt in The Rain, Issue #0 from our award winning critically acclaimed series (Sounds awesome right?- I didn't even make that up!) Here's pictures of us enjoying our own copy!!!




You too can be this happy! Just order our book! It's only $3.50. (USD)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hiding in The Dark

A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.'
The doctor says, 'It's old age.'
The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.'
The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'
 -Tommy Cooper

Have you ever gotten the feeling that perhaps you've been set up?

I have a mild condition called rosacea. It's a rash on my face that sometimes makes it look like I have a sunburn. It shows up much more in photos than in real life. About three weeks ago I noticed a bump on my nose, which meant my rosacea had reached a "deformative stage", so I decided to go to a doctor. She prescribed a gel cream that I put on my face and some antibiotics. I'm a self-pay patient so I was pleased that the whole thing only cost about $350.00. After a week and a half I had a reaction to the antibiotics and went in again. She prescribed a new medicine and told me to stop taking the antibiotics, (so annoying those antibiotics cost $80 and there's so-o many left!). This new medicine cost $500.00, but it was a whole month
supply and I thought it would put me in remission. I took one each day and a week and a half later woke up in pain. I now had a painful (and ugly) rash all over my neck and my face was bright red and hot. I went back in and she told me it was a phototoxic reaction and gave me a lecture about being in the sun without covering up!

I live in San Diego. It's sunny here.... ALL THE TIME! I wear sunscreen ...ALL THE
TIME!!! Now I have a mountain of useless but expensive pills, an uglier rash than I've ever had and a week of hiding in the dark....

While I've been hunkered down in my studio I've got some new images
from the film "Final Resting Place" to share.




Here he says "As you see, at my feet is a hole 6 feet in depth!"



In this one he's saying "Beside me is a coffin!"


"I will bury him alive for 5 days!"

Also this week Round #4 for Small Press Idol has finally begun....
Which basically means you can now pre-order the new issue of "The People That Melt in The Rain"!!! Please go get a copy if you're at all
interested, as I believe we are in last place.
Click here to see it!

Cheers!






"People are willing to take these extraordinary chances to become writers, musicians, or painters, and because of them, we have a culture. If this ever stops, our culture will die, because most of our culture, in fact, has been created by people that got paid nothing for it--people like Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Van Gogh or Mozart."-Kurt Vonnegut

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