Monday, January 11, 2010

Thank You for Your Concern...As You Can See, We're Fine.

Dropped out of blogging again and I appreciate your inquiries regarding the state of things here. As you can see, we remain sound in body and mind...

Friday will be Oakley's 21st birthday. He has matured into an upstanding young man. With the hair to prove it.

David is getting ready to apply for graduate school in neuroscience. His primary interest is in the burgeoning field of inverse relationship between shirt collar/frontal lobe dimensions.

Flannery continues to build her med school application while performing experiments of a highly classified nature at the Mind Research Network. She is looking for volunteers. Can I see a show of hands?

Aside from David's thyroid condition, we'd give life two thumbs up. WAY up.

If I only had a thumb. And I'm glad that someone finds this condition so amusing.

(The funhouse photos are the result of playing with the Photo Booth application on my new iMac, courtesy Santa Bennie.)

95 comments:

Daryl said...

Isnt it fun? ToonMan is getting a new iMac in about a week ..

Akelamalu said...

The photos are incredible!

San said...

Lucky ToonMan. He's quite deserving.

San said...

Akelamalu, "incredible" is a good word here. :D

megwolff7@aol.com said...

San,
Glad to see that you are all fine and have your sense of humor still intact! Like the shirt collar best!

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

What fun

~Babs said...

Wow, it's good to see some silly!
The first of a new year always brings about 'heavy' thoughts of new and improved versions of our selves.
So it's a grand relief to see someone working on silly.
I like it.

aims said...

Very fun!

San said...

Meg, I too was rather pleased with the shirt color.

San said...

Janette, good to see you here. It's been a while.

San said...

Babs, maybe we needed to lighten the heavy thoughts. Whatever it takes, huh?

San said...

Happy New Year, Aims.

lime said...

you're delightfully twisted!

San said...

Michele, twisted r us.

Kim said...

Hello San, it is good to hear you are all of sound body and warpy mind! :-) If I did not know better, I would think you were living in this house! Goodness knows what you care going to come up with next from Santa gift. I think you may have found your artistic niche already, however!

Thanks for the many smiles, San!

San said...

Kim, somehow I knew you would find the photos "resonant." Happy New Year to you and your family!

Maggie May said...

Oh, I thought there was something funny about the pics!

Nuts in May

Lori Skoog said...

San...so good to have you back. We have all missed your great posts. You are turning into the master of funk with your photos.

San said...

A little something, Maggie.

Happy New Year, friend.

San said...

I can't take the title Master of Funk, Lori. The "kids" orchestrated this.

paula said...

we miss you you know....

sukipoet said...

looks like you all are amusing yourselves out there in Santa Fe. Good to hear from you. Suki

San said...

Paula, I miss you too.

San said...

Suki, what else can we do?

;)

ellen abbott said...

Nice to know all is right in your world.

katie jane said...

Good to see all is normal at your house! Alive and well, for sure.
This is a fun project and can certainly be classified as art!

C.M. Jackson said...

san--glad to hear you are doing well and that santa brought you a cool new toy!! hope to read more soon--c

Hilary said...

Gotta love a Mac.. and I do. :) Fun post and good to hear that all is well. :)

andrea said...

I love it when you blog. Thanks for the grins. I hope my kids are half so accomplished when they grow up. :)

Todd said...

Hey San!
Great to hear from you!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Love the photos!! Photo booth is a blast!! Next time we go to Yoberri . . . we'll stop by the gallery!
Paz!

Anna said...

San dear friend you are a charm. Thanks for sharing your family stuff - can I be part of it, you guys are a fun bunch. Happy New Year 2010. Glad you are okay. Anna :)

She Writes said...

As long as YOU feel fine :)

jingle said...

Wow,
What Inspiring Post.
I love the way you entertain readers
by animations.

outstanding blog.

Shrinky said...

Erhem, cough - well, every mother believes their child is beautiful (wink)..

Such a fun post. Sounds a busy acedemic year ahead for both your cherubs, I would be very proud for mine to turn out so well, they certainly are a credit to you San. I didn't know your son had a thyroid condition, is it a recent diagnosis? I have one too, and now I take thyroxine, it has made a world of difference (to the point I don't feel I have a "condition" at all now). I hope this is the case for him, too.

SandyCarlson said...

San,
I am glad all is well. Your family is a lot of fun. And so are you. These images made me laugh out loud. What a great way to start a day.

Maggie Neale said...

San, such a fine introduction to your family....I am glad to join in the fun! The best of 2010 to you all!

Sparkling Red said...

Photobooth rocks! I have a series of portraits of myself with friends. I believe the distortions show the truth of our personalities.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You and your family are in good working order thanks to Santa Bennie...great tricks and illusions!Happy New Year San....always a pleasure to see you up and running and plugged in!
Mary Ann

Jeff B said...

Glad to know all is well. I've been pretty quiet lately too. Seems to be common with many bloggers lately.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks like great fun!

Lynette said...

Good to hear from you San and it looks like you've been having fun with the pictures! :p

Lee said...

LOL Those are quite fun looking images, San! Dad loves his Mac too for the ability to preserve and edit old images from when we were a backpacking and sailing family. Glad to know that all is well in your neck of the woods.

Hugs!
Lee

Celebration of Life said...

Very funny blog post, San! Your sense of humor amazes and amuzes me!
Jo

Oakley said...

Glad you found that photo I took! As you said in your email, I'm the normal looking one for once.

By the way is dad actually giving a "thumbs up" or the middle finger...?

lear1958 said...

Hi San, These are interesting shots. Don't you think that Oakley and Flannery appear a bit under the weather? -just asking

Carol said...

I'm glad to see that all is well in San-land! You guys make a fun family.

Reminds me of the hours spent in the House of Mirrors at the State Fair when I was a kid. Warpedness is so entertaining!

Shrinky said...

Er.. course, I KNEW David didn't really hae a thyroid problem, or was your son.. (fingers crossed behind my back, deeply blushing). Gee, and I thought it was meant to be you Americans who took everything so literally, du-uh (wry grin)!

jsd said...

Happy early birthday to Oakley!

Glad to hear all is well in the land of new dimensions :)

CoyoteFe said...

Happy New Year!

San said...

Nice to see you here, Ellen.

San said...

Kate, definitely OUTSIDER art.

San said...

C.M., I hope to be writing more soon. Life's busy right now. Always good to see you here!

San said...

Hilary, I would've suspected you to be a Mac person.

San said...

Andrea, I can take credit for only two of the kids--Oakley and Flannery. David is Flannery's boyfriend.

San said...

Paz, Todd. I'm so glad you're back in the blogging world. I missed you.

San said...

Anna, you are ALWAYS welcome to join in the family antics. Be sure to bring Matthew. :)

San said...

Amy, I do feel good. Just a bit rushed of late.

San said...

Jingle, thank you so much for dropping by. Please visit again!

San said...

Shrinky, by now you know that was my lame joke regarding David's stretched out appearance in the image. He's Flannery's boyfriend and a good sport.

San said...

I thought that was you I heard laughing, Sandy. You have a great laugh!

San said...

Maggie, may 2010 be VERY good to you!

San said...

Spark, yes the inner self is revealed. YIKES.

San said...

Mary Ann, this morning I'm plugged in and wired up!

San said...

Know what you mean, Jeff. It's been quieter than usual in blogland.

San said...

Midlife Jobhunter, we all need the fun, don't we?

San said...

Lynnette, now I've been having fun taking pictures of myself. Maybe I'll have the guts to post some.

San said...

Sorry I misspelled your name, Lynette.

San said...

Hugs, Lee! I love those few old camping pictures you've shared with me. I hope to see more...

San said...

Jo, you amuze me too.

:-D

San said...

Oakley, OOPS, now you've drawn everyone's attention to Dad's "gesturing."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, son--I can't wait to celebrate with you tonight!

San said...

Ruz, they do look a little peaked at that.

xoxo

San said...

Yeah, Carol, what IS it about warpedness that so compels?

San said...

JS, we appreciate those birthday greetings. I happen to be responding on the day itself, so your timing is good.

San said...

Shrinky, you blush beautifully.

San said...

Fe, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Bruno LoGreco said...

Don't you love your Mac? I can't live without mine. Talking about living life with 2 thumbs up - WAY UP! I like my limbs right where they are so I will have to forego becoming a lab rat for Flannery - I see she is doing a fine job and will have no issues getting into Med School. :)

Have fun with your Life Map. Remember, it doesn't have to be linear, it could take any shape.

Have an awesome weekend!

San said...

Bruno, I don't see how a map of my life COULD be linear. This may even turn into a painting project!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Oh, just to let you know, room temp pinot works for me too!

San said...

So we ARE on the same page, Elizabeth.

murat11 said...

Francis Bacon (painter, not essayist) lives! These were, er, fun.

San said...

Didn't make the Francis Bacon connection until now, Paschal. Thank you for that.

Tammie Lee said...

thanks for inspiring smile after smile. Welcome back. It is always lovely to see you have stopped by~

San said...

Tammie, I enjoy your visits. A lot.

layers said...

welcome back-- what a clever fun way to let us know what is going on in your life and how you are doing

Ange said...

I soooo love that program. When ever I hear my children giggling I know they've hit the photo booth! Nice to know you're enjoying your blogging absence San and thanks for dropping by the other day.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...
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B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Wat is grad skool?
Is it wat we call University?

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

oh! An Mummy wants me to arsk anuther wun- how ar macs better than PCs? Weev never seen wun.

Mary Ellen said...

The photos are a hoot! Have a great year, all.

Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

I've been sorta blogless for a few months too. My computer died and I had to save up for a new one. But I got it this weekend. Yay! Posting from a cell phone is possible, but very tedious.

I'm glad things are okay for you :)

Peter said...

Hi! I hope you are totally relaxed and ready to take on the world again. Great to see you back!

Take Care,
Peter

Shrinky said...

Okay, I've been patient (fingers thrumming on the table).. but enough is enough. Where the hell are you??

Don't make me come over there - you really don't want me to (ominous toothy grin)!

Cricket said...

Hi San - Been making the rounds. Had been wondering if you were going to post again. Glad to see you're still out there. Best of luck with the, um... unique medical issues. Respectfully Yours, Cricket

Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Just dropping by to say hi. Have a nice weekend!

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