Friday, September 16, 2005

Cub Scout Camp Patiya

Dirk recently joined Cub Scouts - Pack 371 which includes his good friend Brenden. And we had our first Cub Scout campout last week at Camp Patiya which is a nifty little spot about 20 minutes out Boulder. Incidentally, you drive right by Green Mountain where Wendy and I got engaged. While we have camped out a bit as a family, this was the first time it was just Dirk and Daddy, and we had a blast ... although I think Kyle had just as much fun have a "special time" with Mommy. Pictured below are Dirk and I in front of the Camp Patiya sign and Brenda Brenden hauling stuff in with the wheelbarrow.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Will your Christmas Lights be as good as Alek Komarnitsky's?

So my wife (Wendy Komarnitsky) and I are at a neighborhood party of about 50 people. As typical, I'm over at the buffet table pigging out, while Wendy is chatting with a couple that recently moved in and discussing kids and misc. neighborhood activities. Alan mentions that he has heard that our neighborhood has good holiday lights and asks "but does anyone have Christmas Lights as good as that guy Alek Komarnitsky who was on CNN?"

At this point, Wendy comes over to me and says "I gotta introduce you to this guy" ... so I walk over and say "Hi, I'm Wendy's husband, Alek Komarnitsky" ... needless to say, it was quite the crackup, perhaps even more so for me.

Alan had read the whole Christmas Decorations story and had an amazing memory, so it was fun chatting with him. He's also a pretty serious photographer, so we talked about that too. Nice guy (and nice family) and I'm glad to see 'em move into the neighborhood.

And oh yeah, I'll be warming up with my halloween stuff so my Christmas Lights this year will be as good as Alek Komarnitsky's! ;-)