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Saturday, August 16, 2003

It's Saturday morning and I'm going to go check out some yard sales. I like going to yard sales; sometimes you can find some really interesting stuff.

I'm always on the lookout for camera stuff that I can either use or re-sell on Ebay.

I'm going to be having a yard sale of my own on Sunday. The apartment complex that I live in has an anual multi-family yard sale. There's a small table rental fee. Last year it was in the parking garage because it rained.

It's going to be a beautiful day today, hot and sunny.


Wednesday, August 13, 2003

I got a nice email today; it was from a friend of my lovely J.S. from Ontario. She sent some pictures she took of J.S. yesterday and it made my whole day. I still miss her of course. I just love the technology of today. I'm seriously going to try to make it out to Ontario this fall some time. I've never been there yet. It would be great fun. J.S. could show me all the cool places to see, like Niagara Falls. It's going to take some planning, but I really want to do it.

It's late at night 11:30pm and I'm supposed to be up at 5:30am tomorrow. I took a nap right after work today, so I think that's why I'm not very tired. I know I will be tomorrow though. Ugh. Why do I do this to myself?

Bye for now
Good news, my computer is now fully functional, so now I can upload photos again! It's been a while since I posted any new photos here, so I'm going to do that now.

Bacce Ball!!

Last weekend I got together with my nephew R., T. and her boyfriend K. We decided to play Bacce Ball in the park near R.'s home. It was a great fun! For those of you who've never palyed Bacce Ball, it's a lot like lawn bowling. The person who's ball ends up closest to the "Pallina" (the little white ball) gets a point. Each player or team gets two balls.

Here's some shots from the game:

Here's me bouncing my balls around. I used the yellow ones, my nephew was red, T. was green and her boyfriend was blue.

My nephew and I were both very close to the pallina here, so we had to measure to see who go the points. This happens alot in the game of Bacce. I'm not an avid player myself, I only play for fun, but some of the old Italian folks in my neighborhood take the game very seriously. I've seen big arguments and even some minor wrestling break out over who was closest. It's fun to watch those guys play.

K. and T. hamming it up.

Here I am getting ready to take the shot....

Little did I know, K. was behind me doing something funny...

Then I got something in my eye, so I used my shirt to wipe it. K. was still doing what ever it was he was doing behind me. I didn't even know until I saw the pictures.

Here's R. and K. in an unusual pose:

R. throwing the ball...

I can't remember what we were laughing about here. I think it was the fact that the pallina had vanished in a grassy hole or something, so we didn't know what we were aiming at.

Here's T. taking a shot at it...

So that was our Bacce ball game. If I have time this coming weekend I might play again.