December 19, 2003
F5

the friday five

1. List your five favorite beverages. two lists really.

non-alcoholic: Lemonade, Unsweetened Ice Tea, Kool-Aid, Vanilla Coke, Pineapple Nehi

Alcoholic: Skyy Vodka Martini Up 2 olives, Beer (the darker the better), Bloody Mary (extra spicy), Merlot, Top Shelf Margherita (on the rocks).

2. List your five favorite websites. Don't know if I have favorites, my most visted are:

silveriafamily.com
duranduran.com
depechemode.com
ebay.com
cdnow.com

3. List your five favorite snack foods.
Hostess Cherry Fruit Pies
Salt and Vinegar Chips
Trail Mix
Fruit Snacks
Dolly Madison Raspberry Zingers

4. List your five favorite board and/or card games.

Life
Trivial Pursuit
Pachisi
Cribbage
Backgammon

5. List your five favorite computer and/or game system games.

Super Mario 3 (NES)
SSX3 (Gamecube)
SSX: Tricky (Gamecube)
Tetris (the orginal game boy version)
Metroid: Fusion (GBA)

Posted by John at 12:48 PM
December 04, 2003
Sebastian

I had a follow-up meeting with the SECEP instructor, CES Principal, and Ms. Duck, Sebastian's IEP lead, today. We agreed that after Christmas break Sebastian would begin attending the SECEP class at Windsor Elementary. Although this will be Sebastian's third school since Kindergarten I honestly feel that we finally have him in a program that is going to allow him to succeed like never before and this program will follow him all the way through High School.

To make the adjustment easier I'm going to take him on a tour next week so he can meet everybody. I think he will like the enviroment and the teachers and that hopefully he will actually look forward to attending.

Sometimes you just know there are bigger forces at work. As it happens 2 of his classmates in SECEP (out of only 10) just happen to live on our street. In an area so widespread (the school itself is 30 miles away) I find it quite interesting that we would end up with two families facing similar challenges. Brie thinks it's a sure sign that we will eventually buy this house and make it our permanent home, I would be very happy if that happened. I want so desperately to put down roots and I'm happy here, though to be honest I will always miss San Jose. Of course, missing San Jose is akin to missing my younger days, but I understand that. I'm pretty sure that if Brie and I had to raise the kids, live with my mother, and do it all while still living in San Jose I would be more miserable than I could imagine. The cost alone would be astronomical. By now we would be paying nearly a thousand dollars more for the house we use to live in than we do this house and it wouldn't really be big enough for us either!

Posted by John at 04:55 PM