Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Read about: http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/Quakes/nc40204628.htm

Well at least this happened in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA........WOW! What's Next?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ring of Fire 2

We're safe here in the OC, but it sure was a little scary. Foothill Ranch and Trabuco Canyon is under control but unfortunately has moved east into the Cleveland National Forest. I hear sirens as I write this now, but according to the news, all is okay. These are my own images from last night.......

Monday, October 22, 2007


We're on fire here in the OC - LA and San Diego.........keeping watch and pray and hope evacuations don't happen tonight (and arsonists are caught)

At the coast an amazing swell ensues........

Halloween's coming......

I'll let you know what I am going to be, but for now dwell on this.

Been INSANELY working and not able to share my thoughts.

I'll write more soon.


Just For my Compadre Sandra

thought you'd love this!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I miss Warren

......or what I thought we had.

Hope you're happy because you'll never meet anyone
like me ever again in your lifetime.

Beginning to Wonder

If all these hours and hard work amount to anything really. Is meeting and or exceeding people's expectations going to make me sad when I reach the age of my Father when he passed.....89 years....and just be sad that I fulfilled someone elses expectations and not my own, my deepest? Or is fulfilling theirs is what makes me fulfilled. I'm confused, tired and need a meanigful change.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Day in the Life in the OC

Newport with Santa Catalina in the distance.....26 miles to be exact.

The Lake with Saddleback Mountains featured, they are ever changing yet seem unchanged after all these years.

I never realized how accustomed I was to having the Mountains "on my left" so to speak, until I came home a few years ago.

Last winter......yeah even a bit of snow on Saddleback!

I thought I would introduce you to the community I live in. Rancho Santa Margarita, California. (Where Santa drinks Margaritas on his Ranch....HA!) The lake is in walking distance from my house and Augey loves checking it all out. It's all man made but for southern California living, it's still pretty nice. Mind you it's not like living in Laguna Canyon or right at the beach, it has a small town feel but still close enough to all things OC. Here is a nerdy link about demographics (that aren't necessarily correct) but it's still a wonderful place to live! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancho_Santa_Margarita,_California

Been incredibly consumed with work projects for nearly a week now so I haven't written much. Created a fun product trailer in i-movie in a ridiculous day and a half, when I can, I will post. (Confidentiality-as the product doesn't launch for a few months) My friend Liz kindly lent her voiceover to add the storybook feel (it's a line of Fairy characters-old world-storybook charm) so her "mock British" ala Tazmania was quite convincing for the piece. It was nice to make something move and have a life instead of a reticent print piece. I had a great director, Joni, our product development guru. We were exhausted but I got an interesting fortune this week when we had Chinese: "Daydreams are wonderful but accomplishments much more satisfying." Sums it up for me!

Marie is doing great on the Dancing with the Stars show, and she'll be dancing the Rumba tomorrow night! The website's live, marieosmond.com, although not exactly how I really want some of it to work/look due to programer and time, but! we're getting much more traffic due to the show and much more press. Speaking of, I need to go finish up some product box mock ups for the show in Dallas. So my fun for now is over!

I hope this finds all well for you!