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Friday, August 31, 2007

sharjah, uae

Flying over Iran. We watched the tiny screens on the back of the seats in front of us as our pilot flew around Iraqi air space...

well... today was our first full day in sharjah. we are right outside of dubai, about 30 min or so without traffic, except last night at 12pm there was a TON of traffic and it took us almost two hours to get to the hotel. our room is great... we even have a bidet (not even sure how to spell it, let alone use it). but let me just tell you how HOT it is here... note the caps on HOT!

we went for a walk tonight... around 9pm... and i swear it was 100 with the humidity... too hot for me! actually if you were to go stand behind a window air conditioning unit for a few minutes... then you would understand how hot and humid it is here.

we spent part of the afternoon swimming with the kids. the swim suits that some of the women wear look like full body wet suits.... it covers their entire arms and legs... and some wear their head pieces also. our resort is right on the persian gulf... i'm sure it would be an amazingly beautiful sight without the intense humidity causing almost like a fog... just incredibly hazy.

there is an interesting blend of so many cultures here. at times i feel like i'm in arabian nights... and at other times i feel like i'm in a european country. but, you do know that you are in a country of modesty. there is a sign in our room that says -

stinks... since it's 110 DEGREES OUTSIDE!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

celebrating stephen

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

in the studio

We are having a ton of fun
with Mike Bardzik at Second Story Sound Studio.

It's nice to have Greg back from vacation! ;)

Tudor took a short break from his Rails textbook
to pose for a shot.

And Steve's looking a bit green
after eating yet another slice of fubar pie.
Fun times.

Friday, August 10, 2007

walk funny

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

warren dunes

meredith and i took owen to the beach today. as you know, owen loves sand. i really dont get it, i mean come on, how good could sand really taste. it's just too gritty for me. we had a great time and i added to my crispyness by getting fried on my back. ahh, the sacrifice of wanting a good tan so you can really say to people "look, i was on vacation, dont you see my new tan?"

to make the day complete, since we were only at the beach for a few hours, meredith and i left owen with my grandparents and went and spent our husbands well earned money. well... ok, meredith spent her own hard earned money... and i spent brians. though, i do care for our son... at the beach. it's tough sitting in sand and that definitely deserves an hourly rate.