Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hair Today, Groomed Tomorrow

From mop-flop misfit...
...to looking like that old photograph of your grandpa.
9" long! My goal was to grow my hair long enough so I could be an extra on the Lord Of The Rings set. To my dismay, they chose to film The Hobbit in New Zealand, not LA. ;)
Crumb doesn't usually have googly eyes, I was just messing around in photoshop. That's the sort of thing that long-haired punks do.
Much more respectable. Thanks you Scottie at Razorbacks in Long Beach! Mandy forgot that I had ears.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More footy

While Mandy is having fun in her ballet class on Wednesday night, I will be starting my soccer league. My team, Bauhaus FC, has our first game this week. I'm looking forward to it! Should be lots of fun and great exercise. Most of us on the team have never actually played soccer in any organized fashion beyond high school PE class... should be interesting... Go #23!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

LA Galaxy vs NY RedBulls

Mandy and I got to go out to the Home Depot Center Saturday evening to see the LA Galaxy take on the NY RedBulls. Surprisingly, this is the first soccer match that I've been to at the Home Depot Center, but it sure won't be my last. It was sort of a field trip event since we were sitting in the section w/ my fellow OC Arsenal Supporters, there to root on former Arsenal great Thierry Henry (14) now playing for NY. And he didn't disapoint, scoring w/in the first 5 minutes. Also on hand were Beckham and Donovan, both very fun to watch. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, even though the Galaxy dominated most of the game. But I'm not here to recap the match, you can read about it here if you're really interested. We were also able to meet up with a couple of the guys from RVCA, apparently they get tickets to the Galaxy on pretty frequent basis, so I will be using that connection through Mandy for plenty more matches this year :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I've "hacked the Haaks"!



Shhhh! This is Kate, Mandy's sister! I've hijacked the blog but don't tell them, it's a secret!


On May 3, 2008 Mandy & Seth were married, and shortly before the reception I was informed that I needed to give a toast to the newlyweds after Seth's brother Dan. eek! So I quickly came up with the line from Wedding Crashers "True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another" only to realize that Dan STOLE it from me for HIS toast! (okay, okay...he didn't steal it from me, he had it first) So my impromptu speech ended up coming out as a bunch of rambling and lameness of which I pray none of you remember. Was there a video of the wedding? If so I haven't seen it (ahem sister!) but I also pray that my "toast" (or lack of one) was not recorded. I've always felt that Mandy & Seth needed a better toast...


And thus, my reason for hijacking the blog. Today is Mandy & Seth's anniversary!!!


Happy 3rd Anniversary!!


So here is "The Toast That Should Have Been":


Mandy - You are the best sister anyone could ask for. I loved sharing a room when we were little, driving to high school together, flying off to New York with you to check you into college, being your Matron of Honor and so many more memories. I have always wanted the absolute best for you and I know you've found it in Seth. I am proud of the woman you have become and the wife you seek to be. But mostly I want you to know that Mom would be overjoyed with the life path you have chosen and the wonderful Christian man you have by your side to spend the rest of your life with.


Seth - I am deeply appreciative of your dedication to Mandy. With you in her life, I feel like I can pass my "overprotective baton" to you and know that she is being taken care of. I am excited to have you as a part of our family!




To Mandy & Seth!

Cheers!


Love,

Kate