Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ben Folds Live (pt 2)

As a follow-up to a concert we attended in Houston back in 2006 (link here), Andy, Joanne, Heather, Brock, Rachel and I attended the Ben Folds + Seattle Symphony concert two days ago. Amazing! I can't get over what an incredible performer he is. The sound quality with the Houston Symphony was substantially better, but this performance was much more fun. Ben told stories about the meaning of his songs, and made up a song right on the spot. At the end of his performance, Ben played 1 encore song with the symphony (Narcolepsy) and 3 encoure songs after the symphony existed stage (Army, Rockin' the Suburbs, and one that I call, "Ode to the Seattle ^*&# Symphony")

Andy Bellamy credited with photo

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Replacing the Front Lawn

...a much bigger project than it sounds. And "replacing the front lawn" doesn't even sound small. Below is one "before" photo taken about 2 years ago before we lived here. Our phase 1 (demolition) is now complete and we have a few pictures below. Next comes phase 2 (renewal). We're not entirely sure when phase 2 will commence but we expect it will be much less physical work than phase 1.

Ironic, but true: multiple neighbors told me how much better the lawn looked after it was gone and only dirt remained. Oh the wonders of a simple extreme makeover.

Hopefully there will be more to come!