Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Breaking News

LANSING -- The Nelson Family is expecting a baby boy for its third child, according to a picture message sent via cell phone from the presumptive father.

If true, the boy would mark the second male born to the family. The Nelsons also have a 7-year-old boy and 2-year-old daughter.

In the cell phone message sent to the Fruit Street Free Press was a photograph of the mother, Danielle, laying in a hospital bed with a content expression while looking at the monitor from an ongoing ultra sound.

The text of the message included: "A boy!"

It is unclear what the Nelsons will name the boy, but here are some of the presumed favorites: Atlantis, Roark, Tagg, Lemon (Emon for short), Johan, Sir and, if rumor is true, Mason Steve.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hey now...

Grilled steaks with red wine, a salad with fresh mozzarella, red peppers, carrots and a red-wine vinaigrette with olive oil and fresh-squeezed lemon-covered crostini. It was delicious.   

This is what we look like at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday. 

Monday, April 21, 2008

Boston Marathon Monday

Tens of thousands were in Boston Monday to watch a whole lot of very ambitious people run a 26.2-mile road race. Pretty incredible.

Playing in a fountain, above and below.

Also, it was a beautiful day. Especially for running. The temperature was in the high 50s to low 60s.

Secret Blog

Pics from Sunday

A mirror was hanging outside an antique shop downtown, so we took a picture of our reflections.

Our Sunday dinner. Red peppers and beef on skewers. The beef was covered in a delicious marinade that Linsey found in some magazine.

The red peppers and beef then went on a bed of white rice. We also had margaritas with the dinner, even though the marinade was more Asian than Mexican.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I went golfing Saturday with these guys from work. John, on the left, is a sports reporter and Jim is a photographer.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A Walk in Spring

Baseball Cookies

Linsey made these cookies in honor of the start of the 2008 baseball season. While the cookies are good, the baseball season is not going so well. So far, the Red Sox are fairing much better than the Tigers, which at this point have just two wins.

Hopefully that will change before August rolls around.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wood Pecker

Randoms ...

Linsey was sick for a couple of days. During those days she spent much of her time like this.

A hand model? Nope, just Stephen.

Enjoying our first summer-like day of 2008. It sure was nice.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Boston in early April

These kids were hopping around Boston Common early on Sunday morning.

Jason and Hank wearing matching jackets.

Linsey looking stunning.

Linsey and Hank waiting for the train.

Linsey and Stephen.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

New Used Books

These five books were purchased from the public library's twice-a-year Great Old Book Sale. 

I'll likely never read the book on the bottom left since it seems complicated, even though it is advertised as explaining the "cosmos" in a "nontechnical and nonmathematical language." But I bought it since it cost only $1 and if I ever do read it I feel like my overall knowledge base will broaden. 

The other four books I fully plan on reading. Especially The Ginger Man, Into the Wild and All Quiet on the Western Front, which is called the greatest war novel ever written -- which means it must be pretty darn good.

These five books represent hours and hours of entertainment -- at a total cost of $5. Spectacular.