Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I read recently in someone elses blog that having a little one makes it so you can not help but enjoy the Holiday Season. I guess that is true. What we failed to grasp is that baby can be a 19 year old one. My Baby and I spent the best part of the day getting the Christmas lights hooked up. Yea, Mayor, you're right... It's good to have a baby at home. It will be even better when all the "kids" are together again...
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Don't ask how much fabric we are bringing home...
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Sunday, October 12, 2008
It's pretty rare when I get to post pictures before the Mayor does. Guess that's the advantage of having the camera. I had a screening in San Francisco this last weekend and the kids drove over to have dinner with me. That was great fun. I hope they enjoyed the evening as much as I did.
Exactly who do you think you're kidding, Mom? I watched you stich that on the way into the city to see Gramps.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
What happened to August? Good Heavens, I don't know if I've been having fun but time sure has flown. August saw me in Kansas City, Boston and Washington DC to say nothing about the fun and games here in LA. Like the Cheetah Girls, Jonas Brothers and High School Musical 3. Yes, I'm living the dream...
Fortunately, the nightmare paused for the Labor Day weekend and I got to have all The Girls around.
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Friday, August 8, 2008
Well, no… Not really. But what is it with this part of the country? When I was in Springfield, Missouri a couple of weeks ago I thought I’d found the replacement for Rogers, Arkansas as the “Bubba” capitol. This week I’m in Overland Park, Kansas. Right next door to Kansas City… The last bastion of civilization before heading out West… HA! Imagine my surprise while awaiting breakfast at the local IHOP (Couldn’t find a Waffle House) when I hear this “shink… shink… shink… sound. Curiosity got the better of me and I glanced over to see Billy-Bob with his big ‘ol oil stone, sharpening his big ‘ol Buck Knife right there on the table… What is this? Deliverance, the Live Act?!?
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Saturday, August 2, 2008
I generally order fifty pounds each of 14%, 12% and 8% protein flour and a fifty pound bag of hard red wheat about every eight months or so from Honeyville Grains. Two years ago I was paying $45.00 for the wheat; today it’s $55.00 a bag. The milled flour has also seen similar price increases. So the price is up twenty cents a pound, big screaming deal, right. It now cost me 73 cents to make a loaf of bread instead of 53 cents.
But what is driving the cost of wheat up? Fuel has gone through the roof along with just about everything else so it makes sense that wheat and flour should too… Honeyville will still ship your entire order for $4.49 anywhere in the United States. No, the cost is going up because grains that were once so abundant are becoming scarcer. In the fall of 2000 wheat was trading at $2.55 a bushel. This spring wheat was nearing $20 a bushel. We still feed a lot of the world so when stories like this pop up about the number five producer of grains in the world being taken over by their government I can only assume that the costs of our foodstuffs will increase even more.
I’m really not Chicken Little but now might be a good time to lay in some of the wheat stores we have been putting off if only to save a few bucks. Besides that, homemade bread is so much better!!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Sunday, July 6, 2008
Ok, I'm not one to get creeped out easily but....
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Thursday, July 3, 2008
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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Everything was peachy at the start. Like a rocket to the moon, it was over much too soon. I had thought of taking an earlier flight but decided against it because I couldn’t do anything in DC until after 9pm. Good thing as the VP on this show was on that flight and it was delayed with mechanical problems. The 7am flight left L.A. at 5pm. We had a lovely tailwind and appeared to be arriving about 20 minutes early. Then I heard ATC call “United 966 report when ready to copy holding instructions”. Uh Oh. “Enter the CVG eastbound 135 radial and fly 15 mile legs. We’ll have further instructions at 21:30:00, time now 21:08:30. Here we go. Funny thing about Cincinnati; it doesn’t look much better from 36,000 feet covered with clouds than it does from the ground and I had an hour to study it as we flew the racetrack. But we made it into IAD about 70 minutes late.
We could not get access to the auditorium until 9:30-ish as another program was running that night so it wasn’t a huge problem. In fact we had time to grab dinner at the Capitol Grille before the other show ended anyway. That’s when things really went to Hell in a Handbasket. Once I started running Wall-E we noticed some very strange artifacting in the image. I tried a few tricks of the trade without any measurable success so I decided to switch over and use the museums Number One machine. I had originally decided to use the Number Two as it was closer to screen centerline. Because the content is encrypted switching to the other projector required considerably more work than moving a couple of video cables. That solved our problem with the picture but now we had a monster ground-loop in the sound. Oh, and all this has to be undone and restored to “normal” so the museums regular show would play during the day and then be reset again prior to our screening. All in all it was after 2am when we finished for the day.
On show day we again could not get in until 5pm for a 7pm show. Paul Capuano from Dolby Labs and I spent about four hours walking the Mall. I got a few pictures and a neat sunburn…
I even found my cousin on the Vietnam Memorial. That's a pretty sobering monument. There is just a different feeling there than at the WWII or Korea Memorials. Let us never forget those who gave us the freedom to blog and say whatever comes to mind....
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
I have had much to muse about today.
It started with reading a posting on another blog, something about her knowing that she could and would love a child that did not have a common biology. The big worry was if the child would bond to her.
Eight years ago today I was called "Dad" for the first time. When Yannette spoke in Sacrament meeting that day and said "Kent Peterson is not my Father, but he is my Dad", it was about the last thing I ever expected to hear. It was the last time any of the girls called me Kent. There have been moments when my own insecurities over the last eight years have caused me to wonder, needlessly, if the girls have bonded to me. Then days like today come along. A video posted in blog-space removed any thoughts that my girls are just that; My Girls. I guess that's why I have such a hard time letting go of them.....
So, thank you, Yannette, Erica, Jessica, Moraya and Miquela for letting me be "The Man I Always Wanted To Be".
And a very special Thank You to Tami, for being the center of it all and making everthing possible.
I Love You and Thank You, Me
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Saturday, June 14, 2008
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Monday, June 9, 2008
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Saturday, May 31, 2008
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Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Just like riding a bike. One hand on the Johnson bar the other hanging on for dear life..
I may be getting older but I doubt I'll ever grow up....
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Monday, May 12, 2008
I left Los Angeles on Friday morning; Miqui drove me to the airport so there would be another car at home while I am gone, and flew to Chicago. By the time I checked in with the theatre, into the hotel and had dinner I called it a night. No blogging…
Saturday I was at the theatre bright and early to check out the equipment, build the print and rehearse the movie. Given a comedy of errors, I finished the run through at 2:30 for a 3:00 screening. This tour is for “Prince Caspian” and it’s a two and a half hour movie so by the time I had the print torn dawn and back in the cans it was 6:30. There was just enough time for dinner and bed, as I was leaving for New York in the morning. Again, no blogging.
I figured if I left the hotel at eight and caught the train to O’Hare, I’d arrive about two hours before my flight. I should have taken the rain as an omen. And not a good one… Fortunately, my Sweet Wife suggested I inquire about the train schedules as it was Mother’s Day. Turned out that CTA was doing track maintenance that day so there would be at least half and hour delays. Screw it. I’ll take a cab, thank you. Now I was checked in more than two hours early, no problem, I’ll grab some breakfast. As I was finishing my Chili’s Breakfast Taco’s, my phone rang. Who would be calling me this early? “This is United Airlines with an automated update. Flight 642 to Newark has been cancelled. Thanks for flying the friendly skies”. Swell. Not only was my flight cancelled but so was the one after that. Great. After doing the O.J. sprint, twice, through the airport, I arrived at gate C19 where the 9:00am departure to Newark was still at the gate. Could I get so lucky? I doubt it, but it’s worth a shot. When I told the gate agent that the next two flights were cancelled, he said, “Oh, really… You want to jump on this one, I have six seats left”.
“Sure”, I said.
“You check any baggage”?
“Hopefully, we’ll get it to you sometime”.
So now I’m on a 9:00am flight that didn’t leave until 10:15. That’s a whole different story. It was almost 1 o’clock by the time I got to the hotel. I walked to B&H camera , had dinner at Don Giovanni’s and figured it was bedtime. My bags arrived caught up with me around noon today.
A sad excuse for not blogging? Probably. But it’s the best I can come up with on short notice. We’re about to start our 7pm show in New York than it’s back to the hotel and bed. I leave for Denver in the morning…
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Saturday, April 19, 2008
Long Beach, 1969
Guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks after all......
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Sunday, April 13, 2008
It would seem that because of my lack of blog-ness, I've been tagged.....
Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
So here we go, jump starting my blog...
1. I love baking and eating bread.
2. The only thing better than my four Daughters is thier Mother...
3. I fought the good fight against iPods. I lost and so have embraced the stupid things.
4. I'm the youngest of thirteen Grandchildren.
5. I have flown over half a million miles.
6. My only regret is not meeting my wife sooner.
7. According to my wife, I'm the Greatest Lover in the Universe.....
Tag. You're it....Nothing was said about "tag-backs".. Yannette, Jessica and Tami.
Okay, so I don't know more than three people with blogs......
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And despite the puzzled look it's coming together rather nicely..Just think how much I could have done if I had not spent all day Saturday baking....
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