Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Most Expensive Part on a Southern Californian Car

Riding a very busy southern Californian highway each day for roughly one and a half hours gives one ample opportunity to observe plenty of aberrant and abhorrent driving behaviours. Being on a motorcycle one feels a little more vulnerable than usual and so simple-minded absences on the part of other drivers can become a dangerous situation. Of course, that's part of the charm of riding. :) However, two behaviours that I have seen repeated so often have lead me to theorise on that part of a southern Californian car which surely must be so expensive as to put it's cost out of the financial reach of the average driver. Lest they damage it -- and their savings account -- beyond repair very few seem to place their hands near the turn signal (indicators in Australian parlance) control. Turn signals rarely come on -- I'm now convinced it is a privacy issue for these people -- and when they do, they rarely go off.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Christmas 2009

I know it is a little late but here is a short photo essay from Christmas 2009. Since we were able to head to Utah to celebrate wit Stacie and Martin, Donovan kindly offered to let us come down to his place at Newport Beach and cook him a fabulous meal. He graciously provided the live lobsters -- fresh that morning -- and Gaynor did the rest.

Lobster, citrus-marinated chicken, honey-soy chicken, sausages, garden and ambrosia salads.

The company was pretty good too and with the sun out it was almost like back home.

Ariana made all the tie-dyed shirts for presents this year.

What is is about Elijah that invites a good laugh?