May 29, 2006

Why I love Santa Barbara

I had a great time in SB this Memorial Day weekend, and was reminded again why I love living in Santa Barbara. So it's true that Santa Barbara has the most overpriced housing in all the US...but it comes down to it I think it's worth it. Below are a few of the reasons that I think Santa Barbara is an awesome place to live.

1. There are more restaurants per person in Santa Barbara than any other city in the gool 'ole US of A, and I love to good food (I have no idea if this is really true, but I hear it all time).

2. There are ocean views on one side and moutain views on the other, and I love to live in a place with great views.

3. When it is cold it's 60 degrees,and when it is hot it's 80 degrees, and you really can't beat weather like that. Santa Barbara has the perfect climate!

4. Culture. Santa Barbara has great culture and community: art museums, history museums, artists, technolgy, 4 colleges, every type of restaurant, I could go on and on.

5. REALITY. I just love this church, from the pastor to the location to the people. It's just flat out a great church!

6. The BIG DOG haven't lived till you have seen people and their pets dressed in matching outfits parading down the street as if it was normal.

7. iModonnari. We went here today, and it's is always an awesome time. Here are a few of my favorite shots from this year. These are chalk drawings on pavement, which really should amaze you.

8. THE DOGHOUSE on Milpas Street. This place has awesome hotdogs and a great story! If you haven't been, you need to check it out.

I could really go one, but I need to stop now.

May 27, 2006

My Picture

Thought I was a "CREEPER"....

So my father-in-law is in town for Memorial Day weekend, and the whole fam went to dinner the other night at of the great restaurants in all the world. After dinner, Chrystal and I were going to see X-Men The Last Stand with her dad. Since the whole family was there, Cara had offered to babysit she took him back home. When we got to the movie, the 9:25 showing was sold out. The 9:55 showing we decided was too late for us old folks, so we just went home.

When we got home, the house was really quite and I figured Brody was asleep but could't find Cara. So I went to see if she had gone over to the neighbors place (she's staying there while Chrystal's dad is in town), but she wasn't there either. I then went upstairs to she if she had gone to her room, but was "creeping" up the stairs so I wouldn't wake up Brody. As I hit the first landing of the staircase that leads to Brody's room, I heard the door begin to open so I turned to see if it was Cara. Cara came out of Brody's room, gasped, and jumped back into Brody's room. I then realized I didn't just scare her, but that she thought somebody else was in the house...and when she saw that they were big she just really freaked out.

When things calmed down, I asked her why she didn't lock the door and grab the Louisville Slugger on Brody's shelf. She said she didn't know what to do, but knew that she needed to get out of the room so that who ever was in the house didn't know that Brody was there...which I think is just about the bravest thing I've ever seen personally. Tiny Cara was going to meet who ever was in the house face-to-face to protect Brody. I was pretty sure before, but after the other night was 100% positive that Brody has the best aunt of all time!

May 26, 2006

Life Changes...

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