Field of Light flattens Tires of Atlantic Char on Anniversary

nazy in vineyard paso

How bad is it when you can hear air leaking out of your left rear tire? How about if you can hear it gushing out? Or you can hear it via steering wheel vibrations while you’re driving? Why do new cars have spare tires that aren’t really tires? To summarize: Can a flat tire deflate an anniversary celebration? How did a chef who can’t count mess up dessert? How should ‘luck’ be defined? What does France have in common with Paso Robles, California? Where is the coolest hotel in California?

comet muffs anniversary opportunity while table and laptop crater

dan and nazy at mitras UCSB graduation

Did Dan arrange to have Comet Neowise make its closest pass to the planet to coincide with his wedding anniversary? And, if so, why didn’t he also make the comet somewhat more, well, spectacular, eh, visible? Was the iPhone able to capture the comet in all of its glory? Hint: the glory was less than awesome. How long have Dan and Nazy been married? (If I told you that, you’d surely believe that we got engaged in Kindergarten.) Will Nazy finally solve all remaining problems with the disgraced Martin Family Dining Room Table — now exiled to outdoor picnic use? And, what happened to Dan’s MacBook Pro? Read More...

Scrapes on Stairs lifting The Matterhorn, Ties and Marble Tables

dan and nazy with matterhornn

Was Nazy understanding when Dan complained about the weight of his tie collection? When was the last time Dan wore a tie? Who fed the Virginia cows? Hint: Normally Tigers eat cows. Can U-HAUL really ‘make things easy’ for someone who is moving to a different house? How did Dan and Nazy, veterans of moves to Memphis, Vancouver, Houston, Hanover, The Hague, Hanover, Zurich and Santa Barbara, forget promises to ‘never move again’? Does The Martin Family dining room table really weigh more than The Matterhorn? What has the most shelf space: or Nazy Martin’s European Closets? Read More...

heavy anniversary U-HAUL makes Nazy’s heart beat fondly

dan and nazy August 2010 fixed maybe matching shirts_NEW copy 2

Why does Dan think that a U-HAUL truck is an appropriate anniversary present? How much does lead crystal actually weigh? Will this year’s wedding celebration top the very special time Dan and Nazy spent celebrating in Sicily? (Where, at least, Mt. Etna did not erupt.) Where were Dan and Nazy when they went camel riding? Did Tiger really touch the Moon? Or at least a piece of the Moon?) Why would anyone book a holiday trip to our nation’s capitol a week before a house move? Read More...

anniversary dreams and new jeans while Leandra beam

dan Nazy and leandra

Can Melika and Nazy fix Dan’s baggy jeans problem? (Did that pair really make Dan’s butt look big?). What is a perfect way to celebrate a wedding anniversary? How about a perfect place? Is there any correlation between the way, the place and the grand(est)daughter ever? Who sleeps better: six week old Leandra or jet lagged Dan and Nazy? Who is the center of attention: the international arrivals or the new arrival? Read More...

Arrows fly while Tigers sigh on 44th anniversary high

naz, dan, Admiral at wedding

Last week a newest grandest baby arrived in Santa Barbara. Were Tom and Melika ready? How did they come up with a name? Hint: it involved the I Ching and a movie western. Has young Tiger, the oldest grand(est)son, developed a love of arrows? (Or at least one particular arrow?) Did Dan remember his wedding anniversary? (Without being reminded?)