Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Glamour, redux

Happy New Year!

Closer to Rochester

Surely we'll land this time!

Deja vu...

We try to get to Rochester again. This is Rusty (Mike Loomis) boarding. This is last Steps' show.


You may be wondering why I'm back at Dulles. Not nearly as much as the two sold-out New Year's Eve crowds in Rochester will be wondering later if things continue to go awry.

Above upstate New York... a vast sea of icy steam...

Dulles Airport, 6:30 am

The famed International Hall of Absolutely Nothing to Do. Happy New Year, everybody! Love you!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Very Soul of New Jersey

The state is actually labeled, apparently.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Trenton, NJ

Rehearsing with Dave Kane at the War Memorial Auditorium.


She came over last night and we talked a lot and she ended up crashing. Hence the morning coffee.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Remember this swine?


Jon Simler's present...

And, sadly, probably the last day I can use it. It's surprisingly quiet and easy to deal with.

Love you guys.  Oh, the suspicious sorts are scrounging up the money and will call me TODAY. Right. I had a little heart to heart with them saying I don't care but further discounts are not an option. And poop or evacuate the outhouse. I doubt they understood me, but it was quite macho, I assure you.

Friday, December 26, 2008


Place of honor!

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Hopefully, anyway. A delicious pot roast to be...

The Angel of Kevin

...guards the Christmas tree.

Also, more craftiness...

Decoupage on tile, mounted, matted, framed. Every step a huge pain in my ass.  And Kat liked the penguin. It lit up good!

Thank for everything! We love you!

Thanks for the cash, the shirts, the bracelet, the Civil War dvds, the freakin' washable Foreman grill - ROCK ME!- tell Mitch thanks for the roll-up keyboard - excellent! Also the Michael's card - that will get used!  I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff but everyone's running around. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Morn

They don't get up as early as they used to... Merry Christmas! We love you guys!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

C's house

Our usual attempt to be moderate.

C's house

Poor Katie's toe!


Close as it's gonna get, pre-wrapping. Shhhh... Don't tell!

Merry Christmas Eve!

I actually got the penguin light loosely assembled and it looked great. Now to watch paint dry again for a while. This will never be ready by Christmas. New Year's, maybe! I'm anti-handy!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Leaving FedEx Field... tougher. The lines for the busses. Ugh.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Switched with some friends. Kinda like it.

Fedex Field

Difference between football and baseball #29,563 Everyone stands. ALL the time.

Largo, MD

Kevin and I on the bus to FedEx Field. Not too warm.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Reagan Bldg., DC

I hope, one day, to be promoted to Main Drain.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Falls Church, VA

Rainy and horrible. Radio show tonight. You'll like it: lots of me. Not sure Greg will send me a copy for you this time, though. :) XOXO

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Penguin in bondage

That's actually the title of a Frank Zappa song, believe it or not.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Benihana, Dulles, VA

----- Kate hankered for steak and flashing cutlery, so the choice seemed clear..

Monday, December 15, 2008

Birthday Kate!



Someone dropped off homemade pralines! Yay! :)

Also, I saw not only the guy you mentioned, but Skip and Carol were also there.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Even the added power of Jon's 'Super Bowl Gruden' bobblehead gift doesn't seem to be working.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tyson's Galleria Mall

I wait in vain for the Disco Santa...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rite Aid, Arlington

I was in the store for 30 minutes and this guy was crashed in this chair the whole time. Love the sign over his head. So true!

Monday, December 8, 2008


Thrift store, Merrifield, VA

Look familiar?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Boo hoo

That didn't work either, Pops. :(

McLean, 7:00am

Just a light dusting of snow. XO

Saturday, December 6, 2008


----- See you soon!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Skyharbor Airport, Phoenix, AZ

Hi, Mom!

Hockey Arena, Phoenix, AZ

I wonder how many of the jingoists who carry on about Dubai building a ski slope in the middle of the desert are season ticket holders for the Arizona Coyotes? Hmmmm...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Renaissance Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

Our hotel is located immediately adjacent to the stadium where the Arizona Cardinals play. Thank god there's no game or the parking lot would be full of drunks painted like birds. XO

Over the Potomac, dawn...


Nat'l Airport, 5:30am

There are varying opinions as to what this bit of mosaic 'art' on the floor in the ticketing area represents. I maintain it is a mantis jumping rope. Others disagree. Bah. Fools!

Love, Mike

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New shoes!

Ain't it the truth? Love ya, xoxoxo

Monday, December 1, 2008

Kat drops by!

She's goofy! I don't know where she gets it... XO

Pimmit Hills PO

This is the month that is a drag to have a PO box.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sinking slowly into the couch...

The first non-busy Sunday after the busy season always becomes an orgy of football watchery.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Somewhere in Arlington

Me getting my kicks on Rt. 66. As usual...

Washington, DC

A pianist's-eye view of the Reagan show. Note the fine performance being given by my hand.

A better pic of Jo and her young man

Matt Hazard. Danger isn't his middle name. It's his last name, actually. Handsome fella. And he seems to dote.
Jo scraped her chin up tackling one of her friends at a party the night before and was quite sheepish about her new beauty mark. :) 
My soup is beginning to smell really good...

McLean, VA

The penultimate resting place of the late Tom T. Yum...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Where's Jame?