Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

It's Christmas Eve, but before we went on our trip around to see friends in the area, I got out for a little ride.   The main goal was to make it to Highlandtown to get a picture of this:

That's right, that is a bust of Frank Zappa, dolled up as Santa.   Mission accomplished, I rolled out to try and generate enough heat to warm my hands up.   Not much luck with that (40 degrees today), but I did spot this full block mural along the way.

Then it was back to the house and clean up and grab some breakfast.   Every year we go around and visit friends on Christmas Eve down in DC.   We even got a little snow on the way down there to round out the Christmas feel.   We made the rounds and had a bunch of laughs, then headed back to Baltimore to get dolled up for dinner.   We stopped over at Larry and Rachel's (our neighbors across the street) for cocktails, then headed down to Della Notte in Little Italy for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.   Here is Kathleen at dinner, you will have to excuse the grainy quality, I had the camera exposure up because the flash picture looked like crap.

Then we headed up to Hampden to see the Miracle on 34th Street, a truly Baltimore spectacle.

We got back a little while ago, and got this picture before Kathleen went to hide so Santa could do his thing.

Merry Christmas everybody!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Celtic Solstice

Today was the Celtic Solstice 5 Miler at Druid Lake Park, and since Kathleen was running in it, I did my thing and went up to spectate.   It was cold (about 40 degrees) when I left, but the bitchin' Mavic jacket that Kathleen got me for my Birthday was nice and warm, still need to work out gloves though.   I made it up to the park in time for the start, and waiting around on the bridge I noticed this, can't say I disagree.

But then the race started, here are the guys from Twenty20 leading them out.

I missed Kathleen at the start, but got a blurry picture of my shoe, a little while later I caught her coming by as they doubled back.

I went down to the lake, and managed to successfully catch her again as she came by.

While down there, I noticed this stump that had been made into art. Very cool.

But then it was back to the house to shower and warm up while Kathleen went to breakfast with some Triathlon friends.