Monthly Archives: November 2014

Santa and Airplanes

I took Nicholas to the Hiller Museum of Aviation and surprised him with stories of Santa Claus. Here he waits for the helicopter to land:

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The helicopter lands and he is super excited … Not about Santa but about the wind from the rotors …

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And here comes Santa and like Breznhev at the May 1st parade Nicholas waves …

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And I ask: do you want to see Santa or planes?

And he’s like: Planes dude … Because I can fly a plane …

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Or fly myself

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Or use this really cool screen – dad failed to explain it but it’s cooler than Santa

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A very happy day

Began with the turkey trot with Sirma:
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That ended with us smiling with our medals:

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Followed up with some football in the back yard

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And on television:

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And concluded with a great meal headlined with turkey

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many side dishes

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And great friends

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A kids table

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And concluded with dessert

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And finished with a 1999 bottle of Canava Roussos Vinsanto

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A wonderful day of fun and joy with much to be thankful for ….

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The Right Stuff

One of the iconic images in film is of the astronauts walking in full gear in a hallway.

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This image has been used and abused in so many different films that it has become iconic. This is the image of Real Men who walk with swagger into the unknown and danger.

And so here  is the image again:

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This amazing dog finds an extreme sporting team and decides to follow them home. Let’s be clear, he decides to finish an extreme sports race because he’s decided these humans are the ones he wants to follow. And he amazingly finishing the race with the team. Apparently the story goes that for one leg the organizers told the team to drop him because it wasn’t safe to take the dog, and the dog would have none of that …

If ever there was a Right Stuff image that deserved a dog, this is it…