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Tanya enjoys taking pictures of the squirrels that are found around my mother’s bird feeders. We had and unusual moment where a squirrel was determined to get munching from our feeder and Tanya happened to get an interesting picture of it. I have some potentially humorous captions below it. If you have a better caption post it.

  • “I am Bat-Squirrel.”
  • *waves a tiny paw and says* “This is not the squirrel you’re looking for.”
  • “Squirrel? What Squirrel?”
  • “Crap!”
  • “Maybe they will not notice me if I stay still?”
  • “Maybe, information pills if I ignore them they will go away?”

Pictures of Our Cancun Trip

I discovered this little image in the vastness that is the interweb and I found it quite humorous. If you have seen the movie ‘300‘ you will know why. Enjoy!

This is Sparta!

This is Sparta!

While Tanya was in Belarus for school winter weather was in full swing with some snow and cold-as-hell low temperatures. The primary heater for host domiciles (flats/apartments) is the old school radiator. Which happens to be centrally controlled by the city and only gets turned on when certain temperature thresholds are reached. Many days are spent in cold homes before the government turns on the heat.

We were talking on the phone and she said that she wanted to go somewhere warm so that she can recover from the hideously cold weather she experienced while there. In discussing this we decided to go to to Cancun for a week to an all-inclusive resort. We will leave Saturday for Chicago to stay at a hotel for Park-and-Fly accommodations and then we leave Sunday for Cancun on a Funjet trip package.

We will be leaving Banania here alone . =( This is even more pointed an experience for all of us seeming as we have just said goodbye to a close friend to all of us. This is also our first time to Cancun or Mexico for that fact are we are looking forward to warm weather, human enhancement
sun, store crystal clear blue water and all of the food and alcohol we can drink. I am also hoping to practice Yoga with the wife in the morning, exercise during the day, read a book or two, and spend a lot of time swimming in the sun. We might even go dancing, much to everyones chagrin.

My beloved wife has taken time to collect and post pictures for all to see. They are posted on a Russian site, link
but it should be really easy to figure out.

I should hopefully have the post for Day 2 out today.

This is Sparta!

I discovered this little image in the vastness that is the interweb and I found it quite humorous. If you have seen the movie ‘300‘ you will know why. Enjoy!

This is Sparta!

This is Sparta!

Birthday Fallout

I feel great and had a wonderful birthday. Here are some highlights of the 2 day flurry of fun.

Sundara Spa

My birthday was awsome. My wonderful wife arranged for us to stay at Sundara Spa for the night which always great. After one day we are exhausted from relaxing and have had enough of water. It is our second time there and it always great.

Bon Jovi

We had lunch with my mother at Houlihans and later on that night we went to the Bon Jovi concert in Madison at the Kohl Center. That was the best concert that I have seen. They are great entertainers. They played version of quiet a few songs that were slower than normal. “I’ll Be There For You”, this site “Wanted Dead of Alive”, and a few others.

He spent time shaking the hands and getting hugs from the crowd. He was mauled by a group of girls on the left side and came back for more latter on. There was so very much energy and excitement. The crowd sang a lot. They sang for 2 hours straight with no break and came back for a double encore. They had to leave the stage or they would have to come back for encore after encore becuase the crowd was not leaving unless it was clear that they were done.

My beautiful wife has taken the time to make the pictures that she took available on the internet. Beware this is a Russian site. =)

Supper with Mutual Friends

We had supper at my parents house with friend of ours at my parents house. Mom made deep fried chicken and a bunch of other stuff which is always superb. There were screw drivers, and Bailys Irish Creme being drank. We also played a lot of ping pong. Much fun was had by all.