Saturday, December 20, 2008

Reunion on skates...?

I'm loving the updates on the derby dames, but I draw the line at reunions. I think the only way I would go to one would be if everyone had to wear roller skates. Although, I might be tempted to turn it into an ad hoc roller derby...
I participated in my first art show last week. It was an open house at the studio where I work, and about 30 artists were showing their stuff. If was fun and agonizing all at the same time- talk about multitasking. Fun to eat and drink. Agonizing to talk about my work. I wasn't prepared for all the questions people have about inspiration, subject matter, etc. I'll have to work on my elevator speech. Attached are some of my recent paintings.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jews win!

On Saturday the LA Ri-ettes took on Santa's Lil Helpers - and we edged out a victory. It was a close game but we won by about seven points. I'll leave the re-capping to the pros, but Jessica was able to bring in a camera and took some good video (Thanks again Beth and Rodney for the rad camera!!).

I am not sure how I feel about this picture. I need to work on my "game face" apparently....

Game wrap up here...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Have a Gay Christmas!

Hi all,
Of course I am possibly the most uniformed person in the news world and even more so, since I have only one skewed news source. Usually ole Johnny Stewart asks only a couple real questions to his guests and then keeps it pretty light hearted. This time though, I thought he got to the crux of what many people are thinking. A side note: I would love to blog more but my computer time is about next to Nil. Further more I am techno-dodo so putting up pictures or cool media crap which you obviously need to have in order to blog is out of my capabilities. I would love to show you the x-mas lights on our house and barn or how nice our place looks now... but alas I do not own a camera nor would I know how to put it on; so I must live vicariously thru Jessica and Martin's mad skills. (PS. Emily does know, so bitch slap her to blogging more!) I hope all of you have a wonderful, thankful, giving of love, December season time period thingy.(I don't care for happy holidays much--too pc)Love you all! Ho Ho Ho!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Seasons Beatings....

Tomorrow LADD will have our last bout of the season (finally!). The Ri-ettes are skating against a compilation team of flat track skaters from across the country, calling themselves Santa's Little Helpers. Since we would be facing the Christmas team, we decided to be the Hanukkah team - the all-stars are technically the "Chosen One's". Everyone came up with great alternate skate names. I'm Hella Viv, Gori has changed her name to Challaback Girl, Haught Wheels is now Twisted Shiksta, etc. I'm excited for one more game, and then three merciful weeks off!!

Anyway, another game means one thing - another awesome video!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tired of looking at Jessica

Basically I get sick of looking at Jessica's posts. We need some fresh blood in this blog. There should be a lot going on with the Holidays and everything. Well my exciting news is that I bought a piano for my house. I got it off a guy on craigslist for $75. A Betsy Ross Spinet uprigt by Lester with a custom chair. Sounds like a steal right. Try moving a 500 pound piano and then you'll realize why people practically give them away. Anyways, I love it and am practicing every day, getting Bach stuck in my head and trying to remember how to read music. It is really invigorating.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

10 years later

So Saturday was my 10 year high school reunion. I think we had a really good turn out and it was great to see everyone. Overall people looked a little more mature and very happy. I'm just relieved that some people remembered me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rodney's Big Race

Rodney incredibly finished his race 5 minutes faster than his last.   Even after an interrupted training session, he was able to get back on the course and finish in better shape than last time.  No blistered feet or sore muscles, he was in great shape, even shaking it up on the dance floor later that night.   Here are some pictures of the race and our stay in San Antonio.    A special thanks to Darryl and Carol for taking the trip over to San Antonio and keeping me company.  Of course we had to walk half the marathon to watch Rodney finish! :)  But that's Darryl, always the tour guide.  Thanks guys!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Bouncing Icebergs drops today!

Great Bouncing Icebergs officially drops today.
So far I've only been able to find it on Amazon and Insound - still waiting for it to go on iTunes. 
Tell all your friends. Makes a great stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift. 

Monday, November 10, 2008


It came down to a five-point come from behind last jam, but the Tough Cookies are officially the 2008 Season Champions. The Cookies '08 Campaign came full circle, from last years devastating, Champs disqualifying loss to the Sirens to this year's sweet victory. We wore our special champs uniforms and the were truly magical!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

This is it!

Tomorrow the Tough Cookies skate in our first Championship game. We are super stoked - it has been five months since our last game but we have been working so hard the past few months and are ready to kick some Sirens ass!

Here is a game preview our awesome video guys made:

Myself and teammate Gori Spelling are the worst interviewers EVER. That was my first and last interview given!

TV station KTLA was at the Doll Factory Thursday morning doing a live feed - they have a nice write-up of the upcoming game:

Roller Derby Championship

I didn't know we were scrappy!

Anyway - wish us luck! We are going to need it to take down the Sirens - but as the poster says:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Just want to Barack!

Philly is so exciting right now. There are like a hundred things going on and people are still partying from the word series. I wish I could be out there instead of stuck at work but I'm still so excited about the energy in this town right now.

Philebrity News: Jay-Z Gets Out The Vote from Philebrity on Vimeo.

I Baracked the vote!

7 a.m. 
10 seconds 
Punch side Democratic  
Breakfast at McDonalds 
Listening to Otis Redding on my iPod
Can a day start any better? 

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mendocino Memories Made

We had a wonderful vacation in Northern California last week. It was a beautiful part of the country and a great way to spend time with the family. Now back to the hustle and bustle and an exciting election week.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

World Champions

The Philadelphia Phillies are World Series Champions. Needless to say the city has been in a frenzy of fireworks, screaming, honking, and minor rioting. My work colleagues are estatic (especially the women - there aren't many men at my office anyways) and we will probably get off a good part of the day on Friday to go to a parade. Go Phils. P.S. Cole Hamels is so hot!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We Have T-Shirts

Finally after about 6 months of talking about them we have t-shirts. If any is interested they are $50. Just kidding. Really this is just a vanity post because I was sick of looking at Jessica's fake Marshall amp and don't really have anything exciting to talk about until the Phillies win the world series. 

Monday, October 13, 2008

Officially Marshalled

Just an FYI- I changed my last name to Marshall last week. So if you get an email from a mysterious Jessica Marshall, it's just me.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Whales and Cops "Great Bouncing Icebergs" EP

I'm proud to say that my first contribution as a musician to a recorded medium is available for public consumption, or at least will be when it officially releases on November 11th. I know I've passed it on to some of you and am more than willing to keep sending copies to those who want them. So tell all your friends to buy it on Amazon or iTunes or something and keep enjoying the music (if you do). 

Naming Opportunities!

Hi all,
Well we are a regular baby factor around here!   On Sunday we found a little 10.5 lb baby boy in the stall.    He is a premy and has had a time getting started.   Finally today he is nursing on his own and Mom is letting him.    Twinkle got mastitis which was very painful for her and so she didn't want anyone near her.    That just complicated everything with two vet visits on both sides of the river.   Then today while I was at work I got a call from Joyce, our breeder, that Lacey had delivered a baby boy as well.  He is about 15 lbs and jumped up and started nursing almost immediately.   He is quite a handsome boy too.    Both babies are medium brown now but we'll see how they eventually turn out.   With all these black parents you would think we'd get some black babies.       

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Musical Explosion

Thanks Martin for the CD. I really love the artwork on the cover. The sound itself maybe a bit over my head, but it screams creativity. I'll pass it around and get a real music lovers opinion. Keep it coming. It is really exciting to see your band doing so well. I would love to see you guys make more CD's- so I hope this gives you good exposure.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hypocritical Happiness!

Dear Fellow Citizens of the free world (It is free because as we speak currency is no longer used in our market place.) I am sure all of you are much more up to date on the in depth political news of our times. But seeing as I have only one skewed news source I felt obliged to share it. I am sure all of you 'damn women's choice loving, veteran hating, civil liberty whining, anit-anything cruel and unusual, economy regulating, socialized medicine wanting LIBERALS' are filled with Obamamnia. Just in case you have forgotten just how silly our politics is I give you this lovely clip for your enjoyment. I am sure there is just as good of footage of the dems, but this is pure hypocrisy. I love it! This is what I wake up in morning for... yes I am a stupid white person who loves not only irony, but also hypocrisy. Wishing all of you a splendid political season.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

we suck at softball

Alright so "the pigs" season ended in June, but the party stayed alive until August. Over Labor Day we finally had our a little barbecue to celebrate our epic failure as a team. We finished out the season at 1- and many more than one. We were some what disappointed to have performed so poorly in probably our last season together. But hey- it was just a way to hang out and trash talk- we'll find another.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day at the Beach

We had a really fun long Labor day weekend. There was a barbeque for my softball team on Saturday. I took Connie to the driving range for the first time in her life on Sunday morning. She has decided that this could be her church. Every Sunday morning at the driving range would time well spent. She says as an adult she feels is necessary to be passable at golf. I had fun, but Dad I forgot everything you ever taught me. Let's just say I have an excellent slice. Now with couple new blisters, today we decided to head to the beach. Alison and Blair tagged along and we met up with Miriam and Tanner. A coupe of years ago when Dad was out visiting we found this awesome beach spot called El Matador. You have to walk down the cliff to the beach which is difficult for some so that thins out the crowds. On a day like to day the beaches are packed. So with our early start and remote spot we found it to be the perfect excursion. Here are a couple photos. Mom you would be proud of Connie - she got in the water and boogie boarded a couple times and the water was chilly. Now with our sunburned feet and noses we rest up for the work week. I wish everyone a happy fall- good luck with school and so forth.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

An Addition to the Best Victorian Wedding (finally)

Yes, it has taken me a while, but here are a few pictures for the enjoyment of all from the great Victorian Wedding.

Martin 'forced' the group of cousins to eat lunch at the aquarium after a morning of exploring the giant Houston mall. There were huge aquariums (apparently larger than Eleanor's apartment) filled with entertaining see life - - from sea horses to scary bright green eels. We drank some big margaritas and tried not get caught up in the whistle blowing kids.

We also got lost a bit on the way back. (Which seemed to be the theme of the trip, at least for Jessica and Connie.) I guess after the aquarium we knew where we were...we just didn't know how to get back on the Interstate. The vehicle would not seat all of us, so turns were taken sitting in the back....and ducking from cops (as demonstrated here.)

It was really good to spend some time with everyone (and to play a little dress up). Congratulations again from the happy couple!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Our Second Attempt

As most of you know we threw a small backyard bash to celebrate our legal signing of our marriage license. We found an ordained rollergirl to marry us and since we already exchanged rings a couple years ago- she suggested we exchange keg stands. This totally set the mood of the party and I think was a hilarious way to start of the night. We have to thank Miriam too for all her hard work. She made the amazing rainbow balloon arch (hilarious) and great three-tiered cake. She may have found her calling in backyard gay weddings.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Before Galvaston

Here are some pictures from the wedding. We had a great time in Houston-can't wait for the next get together! We did quick trip into Chicago and had fun at Cloud Gate. For those of you who have seen The Dark Night we had dinner at Twin Anchors. What? The scene where two face shot shot the guy in the bar was filmed at the restaurant. My first blog. Steve

Monday, August 11, 2008

Best Victorian Wedding Ever...

Thanks everyone for the memories. Connie and I had really great time in Spring, TX. Between the Olympic coverage, Lonestar beer, and horrible map reading it was a weekend to remember. Much love to Darryl and Carol- it was a fabulous wedding. Everyone please share your photos- we have only a couple that came out in focus.