Monthly Archives: June 2014
I love New Mexico and my job and myself in general when I go for that dawn walk along Tingley Beach. Now and then however it’s not so invigorating, in fact it’s just trudging along because walking is good for me. Today was just such a morning–but made tolerable–no, more than tolerable–actually pleasurable by searching for photo ops. With a challenge. No duck/goose photos allowed. Here’s the morning:
So got that family thing out of the way…all those photos of happy graduates and the President. Now for some creatures of true beauty.
Saturday started at 3:45am when we emerged from our bedrooms, sleepy-eyed, reaching desperately for a first sip of coffee, putting on our good Obama-speech clothes and piling into the rental van for the hour or two from San Diego to Anaheim’s Angel Stadium where the Big Event would happen.
It goes like this: Hours in the sun waiting for the speech. THE SPEECH. Which was … was … well … awesome. The Pres was eloquent, funny, and clear about what he believes and what needs to be done. He was also pretty clear about the intellectual capacities and moral fiber, or lack thereof, of the climate change deniers. Easily worth my sunburned scalp and a few hours of lost sleep.
Then University officials read the formal statement conferring the degrees and Steven became a college graduate. I had no idea UC Irvine had moved up in the University of California system to be part of that top tier along with UC Berkeley, UCLA, etc. So anyway I am proud.
Then back in San Diego and a few of us take the Albuquerque girls for a beach walk
The California weekend of Steven’s graduation from college is in the past. A lovely memory. One of those times all went perfectly as planned. Well maybe a tiny irritation here or there but unnoticeable in the general flow of things. And I got an hour at Nordstrom’s. This album is just Friday. Much more later with OBAMA photos! So here we are. The California and most of the New Mexico branches of the fam.