Stirring the pot, raising hell and rearing children in the Bay Area


Hug Everyone. Hell, Hug the Grocery Clerk

Posted on Jun 3, 2008 in Friends |

In the oddest twist of fate, a friend of ours fell off his horse on Saturday and is in a coma. It’s not good. In fact, it’s pretty very not good. On a scale of 3-15 on the Glasgow Coma Scale, he’s a 4. Man, that even hurts to type…

Here is my shout-out to you to send positive vibes, prayer, good juju, whatever… please, please send them to Juan, Liz and their four children Juan, Ricky, Isabel and baby Juliana. That’s right, I’m using real names. Use real prayers if you’ve got ’em.

“Hug everyone you love”, Mrs. Grizwald told me tonight.


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Tower Trio

Posted on May 19, 2008 in Friends, Thing 1, Thing 2 |

Grizwald Boy: “Tower of Terror!!!!”

Thing 1: “Tower of Powerrrr!!!!”

Thing 2: “Leaning Tower of Pisa!”

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My Best Friend’s Kid Has Asperger’s

Posted on Jan 29, 2008 in Family and Friends, Friends |

…just found out last week. Still reeling, even though I, of course knew some form of Autism was the likely diagnosis.

We decided in a drunken stupor do redecorate her room as her retail therapy. I’m looking for chaises and hunting down paint colors. It’s the only goddamn thing I can do to help.

Update: Askville folks had some great resources for family friends of Asperger’s kids. Read the suggestions here.

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Nine Do Nine in the Storm

Posted on Jan 5, 2008 in Family, Friends, Rants and Raves, Friends |

Kickass, man, we had a great run today. There were nine of us, The Grizwald Clan (4+the awesome runner dog) and the four of us took on the storm with bike trailers, jog strollers and a goal to get wet.

Nine miles in the rain, muddy flooded trails and all — awesome!

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