Friday, February 24, 2006

Living in the Promised Land

Garden Condominium $163,000
Black Forest Restaurant

Basset Fauve de Bretagne'

Seeing that I completely blew off Valentines Day I had to go all out for Carol's Birthday. I got her Vol#3 of the Columbo series. Carol never heard of Columbo till she met me 25 years ago. Now she is a Columbo-aholic. A quick trip through the CVS drive up for a card and then out to a four star restaurant. I went all out and took her to a German Restaurant called the Black Forest. It was great food.

Speaking of tremendous stars. Carol has gotten 2 callbacks after her speed-dating unified auditions. Carol has an agent and has a call back to audition for a commercial for a realtor. Looks like we have the next American Idol. Remember "you knew her when". I knew that even with forgetting the words to her song that phone would start ringing within a week.

We put a down payment on our garden home condo. Now I'm looking for a dog I like that weighs less than 40lbs. We should move at the end of May. I think I'll look for a Basset Fauve de Bretagne'. It is usually about 35lbs. so as long as I don't fatten her up I should be OK. I think the association has a sidewalk square that is really a scale. If a dog steps on the the square and weighs over 40 lbs. it takes its picture and sounds an alarm.

What I'm reading; The Case For Faith by Lee Strobel

What I'm watching; The Canadians win the gold medal in curling.

What I'm listening to; Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan


Marianne said...

Check out Babba doing a "What I'm" list! Yay!

Cute dog!!!! But it doesn't look like a "Gunther." Will you consider a different name?

Aunt Dot said...

Babba, first of all, since Marianne's okay with it, I'm okay with it, but your "What I'm" list would have fit perfectly on her last post as a comment which she loves!! Now instead, you've stolen 2 comments -- one from her and one from me!

Also, (I see a pattern here) you spoke of Carol's agent on A on a B -- I was assuming it was you, now I'm not so sure -- I read "A on a B", Mary's "Happy Birthday Carol Post," asking in comment #3, how Carol's birthday was, *not knowing* that you devoted one whole post to the occasion and with pics no less.

What a lucky lady! Perhaps since it is the weekend, you two can continue celebrating -- who knows what we will see posted there!!

Babba-Gi said...

Althoughh in the past, Babba has been prone to hyperbole, the truth is Carol has a REAL agent who gets 10% of what she earns. Now I would prefer to keep that 10% in the family but after 25 years I still can't manage to pick out the correct song for her to sing at church on Sunday morning. I'm just the financial backer. I'm Norman Maines; surfs up!

Aunt Dot said...

Ah...Now it is perfectly clear :-)

Marianne said...

Only my mother can proclaim that has bombed her audition and then get two agents within a week. Only my mom. That's why she's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Babba, a dog that I can actually look at in the eye and not be hiding behind a door? That's nice. M-

sbp said...'re hiwawious. The best best friend's dad ever.

Aunt Annie said...

So was it ok with Carol that you blew off Valentine's Day?