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Table for 15

Table for 15 Originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Last night we had the pleasure of dinner with some friends of Chris’s from high school. Elizabeth and Geoff live in Seattle with their blended family (her son and daughter plus his three sons). Elizabeth’s sister was in visiting from Boston and another Boston to Seattle transplant [...]


I wanted to thank everyone for their sympathy on the whole friend moving away issue. I really do appreciate it. I just needed to cry a little for myself so I could move forward being supportive and positive for my friend and his opportunities. Everything about this move has the possibility to be good for [...]


No, this isn’t a post about Gary Gygax.

Sorry to be so selfish but this one is all about me.

I have very few close friends who have known me for any length of time in my life. I spent my childhood moving around, city to city, school to school. Even in my adult [...]

Jolly goodness

Job related stress levels are still pretty high and Kate missed the bus this morning (though she was out at the stop at the normal time) and we had to cancel game night so you might think I’d be Miss Crankypants today but I’m actually feeling pretty good. Two small things happened today that made [...]

And the day was saved…

Kate and her friend arrived home after school and we got them all set up to take over the living room for Sleepover Extravaganza 2007. Furniture was moved, sleeping bags unrolled, Nintendo DSes were plugged in. I braced her for the bad news.

“I have some bad news…” I said. “You weren’t able to [...]

Christmas is Over

For us, Christmas is over already. Tomorrow there will be stockings even though Kate knows the whole secret to Santa this year and we’ll go over to Ray and Christine’s tomorrow afternoon for a while. Low key and laid back, nothing too different from how we’d spend a typical Sunday with the crew. The big [...]

Out of Town

Rough week for Green Ronin’s ownership. Saturday night Hal’s dad died. Yesterday, alone in Vancouver because Chris had gone to Boston for the funeral of his aunt, I found myself drawn to Stamps Landing.

This was Nigel’s place. We gathered here every week, our erstwhile writers group, and this was the birthplace of Bootstrap [...]

Sushi, Baby Gramps, and a Good Cause

Last night we joined Family Frog Taco for dinner at their favorite sushi place. Although Evan and Rona attended our wine party, the logistics of being hosts to more than 20 people at once meant that we didn’t get much of a chance to hang out with them, and certainly not with Zoey who keeps [...]

New Year’s Eve 2005

.flickr-photo { border: solid 1px #000000; }.flickr-frame { float: left; text-align: center; margin-left: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Nik and Kate ring in the new year, originally uploaded by Nikchick.

Don’t we look festive? I’ve posted some photos of how we spent New Year’s Eve.