Sunday, April 27, 2008


I am so grateful that the writer's strike is just a memory now- Thursday evening now has The Office, Ugly Betty and Lost (which continues to be really good this season).

On another note- what's up with Spike's hats on Top Chef? They remind me of Ricky's caps on Project Runway, though I don't think we are in any danger of seeing Spike cry. That leads me to another question: Why do designers cry so much more than cooks?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spring in Oswego

I spent 2 days in Oswego doing a few things- it is glorious spring there now. Here are a few pictures. More on flickr.

Eric Cullinan mowing.

Byrne Dairy

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day Pics

Beautiful photos to celebrate Earth Day on Wired.

Oswego Videos

For some reason, I'm very lazy about downloading videos from my camera. But here are a few from Oswego.

Lake Ontario on a windy day.

Last Drive Across Bridge Street Bridge, April 1, 2008

Calvin and Hosmer talk at breakfast table.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

More Pics of the Con

HellBoy creator Mike Mignola

Afro Samurai

Kate on the floor with her new cell phone

Javits Center lobby

Friday, April 18, 2008

iPod Touch

My iPod Touch- I love it, as most of you already know.

NY Comic Con!

New York Comic Con hit the Javits Center today- it will continue through Sunday. Marianne Petit was the moderator for a conversation with Scott McCloud and Douglas Rushkoff- hearing the comics theorist and the new media theorist wrangle over comics and the internet was fascinating. Calvin moderated a "buzz" panel with editors from Simon and Schuster, DC Comics and Abrams. Other highlights of the day included taking pictures of my friend Chris Stein and his daughter Maya with the Man of Steel.

Scott McCloud, Douglas Rushkoff and Marianne Petit

Calvin, Charlie Kochman of Abrams, Ginnie Seo of Simon and Schuster and Dan DiDio of DC Comics

Chris Stein, daughter Maya and friend

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Tense Moment

IMG_1896, originally uploaded by neilsonabeel.

Mao and Josephine are getting along pretty well, but sometimes there are a few tense moments.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy Belated Birthday to Janelle and Aidan!

A couple of birthdays we forgot to post here in the stress of the last few weeks... Happy birthday!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Music Suggestions?

I am in a music rut, it is deeper than a rut, I need to listen to something other than what I started listening to in the 90's supplemented by opera recordings from the 30's. Any suggestions?

A year ago today

I'll miss Eric's annual birthday celebration at John's.

Happy Birthday Eric and Molly!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Hot Yoga

During the time we were all in Oswego for Dad's illness and funeral, there were many trips to Sandy Eby's for hot yoga classes. Sandy is an excellent yoga teacher, and I was very happy to be initiated into hot yoga by a family member. Yoga at 105 degrees is intense, particularly with so many members of my family sweating nearby. I loved it. It seemed like everyone else did too. Pictures of the weekend on Flickr

Yoga toes

Sandy at Rudy's

Pat and Sandy at Patz

More Pictures from Oswego

Pallbearers at Cemetery

Linda and Terrie at Patz

Beers at McGrath's

Bets and Jody Act Silly

Monday, April 07, 2008

Molly, Jane, Anders and Jerry

IMG_2062, originally uploaded by neilsonabeel.

Neilson put a few pictures of the events on his flickr account too.

Edited to add: link fixed

More pictures

Joseph, Adam and Marc, originally uploaded by Red Peonies.

I added my pictures to the flickr set as well.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Some pictures from Hosmer's Service, April 3rd & 4th, 2008

Visiting Hours at Dain Cullinan Funeral Home

Flowers from Vincent Connelly and his family

St. Mary's Church

St. Paul's Cemetery

Bill Culkin and Graham Morrison at Patz

Frank Culkin and Jimmy Franklin at Patz

See this Flickr Link for more pictures Barb and I took at Visiting Hours, the Service, and the after parties. Help on captions for the flowers and other comments are much needed.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Eating at the Cornelia Street Cafe, July 2005

IMGP0247, originally uploaded by Red Peonies.

Thanks for loading the pictures, Mom. I am going to add some information on the pictures which I can identify.

More Culkin Photos

More Culkin Family photos from 2004-2005 on Flickr

Hosmer & Family ca 2004/2005