BOSS61's Photo Gallery
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Thing One and Thing Two (closeup)
With My Dad, 1961 (Happy Fathers Day!)
W/ Thing One at Yankee Stadium - June '14
Showing My Colors - Aug 14
Thing One Turns 18 (party hats...)
Thing One in Seasonal Regalia
Our College Applicant
is very proud of Thing One, who continues to bat 1.000 in college acceptances.
is related to these people
Just like Apollo 13, we are proud, happy and thrilled!
posted a status about a week ago, asking who was your 1st celebrity crush. I promised to respond regarding myself. Recognize the pic?
HS Graduation Day for Thing One!
June 2015 Vacation - can you tell where we were?
Another June 2015 Vacation shot - where are we?
Yo Amigos y Amigas - Nosotros tenemos driver's licenses! Translation: "Admiral - there be whales here!!!!!"
Thing One turns 19 today. How are you celebrating?
she's been dropped and unpacked. We are home. And you cannoy Sparky on the Jersey Turnpike.
is on my deck, keeping a lounge chair from flying upward and smacking headlong into the sun. Don't believe me? Look below...!
did not travel to Parents Weekend in Massachusetts, for a variety of reasons generally relating to weather. What I got instead was this pic of Thing One, still in her Orioles Orange in Red Sox Nation.
Thing One was Betty Rubble for Halloween; boyfriend of the moment was Barney (see pic)
has finally picked a presidential candidate. Do you like my choice?
Thing Two: "People will hate you, if you post about every single college I get into." So move along. We have nothing to report here.
Do you use "Eventbrite"? I find it is not very "brite" at all. This rolled into my email this morning, confirming a college campus visit that actually occurred a half year ago. Perils of the internet.
wonders if you recall "the good old days?" Was not so long ago...
has been diligently tracking for a week, and I've lost more than a kettle-ball in weight. No foolin'
In a just and fair world...
achieved my goal weight, most recently just after the 1st 100 Days of the Kennedy Administration.
thinks is is what good little Sparkies heard during last night's State of the Unon:
Twitter says its National Hat Day. I found one for me.
Blizzard of 2016
after several coughs and sputters, it roared to life and filled our garage with fumes. We're ready for what angry mother nature brings, I guess.
Blew a paltry 34 inches snow out of our driveway. Blog up.
is ready for spring. Snow is over. The Big Dig continues. This map shows some official snow totals near us. Wow.
is taking a poll. Testifying as an expert witness in court Thursday. Haircut or no?
Who else is watching their countdown clock tonight?
pic of Thing Two,, circa 2011, who turns 18 today. Then, as now, half-cursed with my DNA. (Yes, only half). Sing-along blog up, btw.
Thing Two has fast breaking news, in the form of a substantial, partial scholarship.
can report that Thing Two is nearing a final decision. Here is a hint:
reports that after an arduous process, many acceptances and even scholarship offers, Thing Two has made a decision.
challenges you to take this poll. http://www.isidewith.com/ - the results may surprise you. My results should surprise no one.
This latest ranking still leaves me relatively unconcerned. Love her or hate her, respect her or think she is villainous and dishonest, she is qualified and sane.
wonders if you too have one or more kids in college. If so, you can relate to this.
had total success with the internet, for once in my life. First Row, no less, for Opening Day.
finally we have an official decision from Thing Two. Pity the broke parents, out of state tuitions in two directions.
has a new favorite piece of gym equipment. The much maligned, often overlooked indoor rower. Anyone else thrill to the "Concept 2"?
has good news and bad news. Bad: Amtrak derailment has stranded Thing Two in Massachusetts where he was visiting his sister. The good news: he was not on the derailed train.
Opening Day in Baltimore, celebrated deep in the heart of (snowy) Red Sox Nation, Massachusetts. You can take the girl out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the girl.
They have my attention.
offers guidance for the grocery store:
Dear Manischewitz: I have a simple request. Matzo needs to be shaped like Dorito chips. Thank you. Signed, your captive audience.
is headed up to Mass. next week to pick up Thing One. Should she be behind the wheel on the drive home?
polls NYC area Sparkfriends: I'll be at NJTP Exit 11 at about 9AM. Guess & go (GWB) or up and around (GSP / Tappan Zee). Thoughts?
has again been accused of providing the donor genes for the first successful cloning of a human being.
is a geek, but this you know. From my geekdom I offer this to fellow Eastern Seaboard Sparkies: bring your umbrellas along on Memorial Day, sadly. She'll be named "Bonnie" if models hold.
Look in the mirror. Now. Yes, you. Now. Like what you see? Or not? Either way, remember The Boss. (No, not me. The real Boss).
is asking that you observe a moment of silence. Now. Thank you. Now back to your regularly scheduled healthy snacking.
is proud of Thing One, who left today for her summer internship to rid the world of Republicans.
found (or did Thing Two make) a cartoon likeness of his big sister and him.
No pool today. Senior Awards Ceremony Instead
dropped Thing One at BWI Airport today; waiting to hear from her in Modesto California, where she is spending the rest of the summer as campaign intern for Michael Eggman, Dem Congressional candidate.
thinks Spark misses a bet not to embrace the Pokemon Go outdoor activity craze (unless they have & there is a team...)
is ready to enter the Olympics, as a competitive yo-yo dieter. Apaprently, athletes & fans will be safe from Zika after all...
In 2nd grade, we learned that we could not copy the smart girl's homework and hand it in as our own. The Republicans must have been absent that day.
Doctor Internet diagnosed me with bursitis today ("Popeye Elbow"). Yes, aging does indeed suck, lest we forget.
Breaking News. Response from Mrs. Trump:
has decided to take a "Mr. Ed" approach to statuses here: never to speak unless I have something to say.
something interesting this way comes?
is still watching the tropics for you (because you are not)
is an Ugly American, as you know. As such, I have lost interest in Earl as the USA (& Canada for that matter) are in the clear.
here is my Facebook status this morning (and message me if you want to be friends there).
Sushi road trip to the place where its probably best. Quick there-and-back. Cheap; no hotel. Just sleep on the planes. Who's coming along.
heard from Thing Two, while we still were driving home from Freshman drop-off:
turns one wary eye again toward the tropical Atlantic. No name yet on this one - will start with "G" - Virgin Islands in a few days maybe?
thinks Gaston may be an unwelcome house guest anyplace Mid-Atlantic New England Aug 31 - Sept 1 timeframe (far from a sure thing, but forewarned...)
HEADS UP! Watch the model animation: http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/mo
Report Inappropriate Page
0&ypos=0 - looks like Katrina again to me.
Any Sparkies in Houston? Beaumont? Galveston? Lake Charles? Hermine may visit (if meteorology were easy, anyone could do it)
Like the ad says "... the most wonderful time of the year..."
is reading. Maybe you wrote a chapter too?
wonders if you ever have been to New Orleans. What do see, do, eat (Sparky aside) and what to skip. Suggestions please.
has been swimming, now with both "Things" safely ensconced at expensive out-of-state colleges. Swimming is free, and free is both good and necessary (blog update)
has simple (watery) advice for overly-caffeinated Spark friends:
is out in the midwest for Parents Weekend. This from our day in Chicago, which is no place to Spark.
thinks Matthew bears watching.
is not liking this, not one little bit. GFS Model places future Hurricane Matthew at my doorstep on or about Sat Oct 8th. Eastern Seaboard Sparkies, heads up...
is looking forward to a surprise visit home by Thing One. She has an ulterior motive, which is this:
believes that humans are headed every closer to extinction, with the invention and marketing of this:
"What, me worry?" Alfred E. Neuman never had a private email server. Nailbiting time for #TeamBlue.
wonders if you are following the campaign news, what's your number? (Yours truly the Smurf [blue politically] sits at about a 3)
With emails finally behind us, after her election, Hillary needs to be magnanimous, to move forward in a spirit of bipartisanship. Mend fences; no gloating. #ImWitHer
Thing One wants to be the next female President. Check her hat carefully.
Clearly I did not vote often enough in Michigan and Wisconsin, so this weekend I am focusing on a simpler task.
is looking forward to Thing One's arrival Friday (Home for the Holidays). Recognize the paint job on her plane?
is airport-bound. Thing One the Sophomore gets a whole week off for Thanksgiving. This pic of us from "yesterday"
Thing One and Thing Two, wish everyone in Sparkland a Happy Thanksgiving!
is melancholy. Getaway Day. Three weeks until Thing Two arrives for Winter Vaca @ Washington National Airport (we never call it by that man's name)
Thing One has a Skype interview today for a summer internship with a federal agency in DC. What a fascinating modern world in which we live.
fresh off a nightmarish travel experience for Thing Two (blog up), tomorrow finds me at the airport once again, as Thing One comes Home for the Holidays (finally).
Zero calorie ice cream.
Behind every strong woman headed to DC today, is a weak man watching the march on CNN, from the couch in his sweats. #NeverMyPresident
National Mall Women's March - crowd grows and grows. This shot at 8:50AM, EST. #NeverMyPresident
No words. Pic tells it all, in stark contrast to strident whininess of Press Secty #Spicer. Gonna be a long 4 years. #notmypresident
The First Toupee is looking decidedly less orange in this pic. Maybe it changes shades with his demeanor, like a mood ring?
Pennant Race; Aug 2012 - 57 lbs down
Thing 1 and Thing 2 - Fall 2012
Thing 1 and Thing 2 - Fall 2012
Civic Pride Day at School - #BuckTheYankees
It's March for Crying Out Loud!
Thing 2, The Day Before Puberty (2009)
Thing 1 - The Day Before Puberty (2007)
About 50 lbs down
Susan818127 With Thing 1
Fourth and last of a series
Thing 1, Channeling Susan818127 (now red hair)
Meet the Parents (Summer '13)
Throwback Thursday (our wedding; 1991)
Still confident in anthropogenic global warming
Me @ Age 17 or 18
TBT - With Thing One in 1997
Susan818127's Surprise Party - We Did It!
Prom 2014 - Thing One
July 2012; my old/new suit, 53.5 lbs down
July 2012 head-shot; (The white hairs are new!)
Progress Pic - After 4.5 months of Spark; down 38 lbs (you all asked!)
Head-Shot; May 2012 (4.5 months into Spark; 38 lbs down)
Susan and Me; August 2010 (or was it '09?)
Note how skinny I am in the pic!
Montreal; Summer 2011
From the Glory Days!
My "Before" Pic - Summer 2011
On our Honeymoon - 1991
Family Shot - 2010
Wedding Shot - 1991
Me in 1989 (Age 28 - my adulthood thinnest)
Age 12 - 1972