Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ruston and Joe practice for the Pasadena Chalk Festival

For the past few years, Theresa, Jacob and I make sure to keep Father's Day weekend free, so we can join Ruston in Pasadena to attend the Pasadena Chalk Festival. I don't remember who suggested it, but somehow the idea came up that instead of just being spectators this year, maybe we could be participants. Ruston and I were intrigued. Since we've never done anything like this before, Ruston and I knew we needed to practice before we actually attempt anything like this.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Flying to Florida and relaxing at the house - 4/4/2015

At the airport again? Where are we off to now?
Ian, better make sure you get to come with.

I fit! I can fly!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ with Mike and Lindsey - 3/24/2015

T's cousin Michael, his wife Lindsey, and their daughter Macy came out to visit. They spent the first few days at our house hanging out, then spent their last 3 days at Disneyland. After work on Tuesday, T, Ian, and I hopped on the freeway and joined them.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mike, Lindsey, and Macy visit from Colorado - 3/20/2015

Theresa's cousin Mike, Lindsey and their daughter Macy all came to visit us in March.
On the plane, Macy kept saying she wanted to see Ian.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dennis the Menace park and Monastery Beach - 3/14/15

It's Saturday and it's our last day in Monterey with my brother Jon and his family.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Testing the Miracle Berry with friends

I learned about the Miracle Berry a while ago and was just looking for an excuse to try them out.
Theresa and I have been hosting a TV night ever since we moved out to California. It started with shows like 24 and LOST, then continued with Heroes and Firefly. Recently we've started watching the excellent BBC show Sherlock. Now Sherlock is about Sherlock Holmes and his perceptions. I thought it would be interesting to alter our taste perceptions tonight.

So what is the Miracle Berry and what does it do?
A fruit of the Synsepalum dulcificum bush, this berry contains miraculin which totally messes with your tongue's sweetness receptors. After taking it, items that would normally be sour, suddenly taste sweet!