Friday, April 30, 2010

My Last Quad-Venti Mocha

Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you: my last quad-shot venti mocha. I have never -- and will never again -- pay $5.50 for a coffee. I don't care HOW many shots are in it, or what exotic wild animal pooped out the coffee beans.

At these prices, they should install defibrillators in the stores. I almost had a heart attack when they told me what I owed 'em.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Open House!

Tonight, we attended our first Open House at Ev's middle school.

It was just LOVELY! We got to see all his teachers, and look at all the great work he's done of late. As usual, we're just exceedingly proud of our little fella, and continue to be delighted with this wonderful school we chose for him. I could not possibly be more thrilled with the education he's getting.

All the Science Fair stuff was up in the cafeteria (you might recall Ev working on his a few weeks ago, as chronicled here) -- so neat to see what everyone's experiments were! One of the older kids had made a hovercraft and was giving people rides!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

12th Birthday!

The Boy seemed to enjoy his birthday...

He got many awesome prezzies from many generous friends & family members, and he got one of Daddy's yummy homemade chocolate cakes!

He also got his dream-gift: The Nintendo DSi-XL. So, yes. He was surprised and happy!

Such an appreciative little fella... He's fun to buy for.

One more year 'til he's officially a teen! Jeebus help me...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Happy birthday

my beautiful boy
my trusty sidekick
my Scooby Doo
my greatest contribution to the world

You make me SO proud, EVERY. DAY.!!!


Monday, April 19, 2010

My "baby" turns 12 tomorrow!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Here are highlights from Ev's b-days past.

Tomorrow, we celebrate #12!


Can somebody slow this ride down? I think I'm gonna barf if it goes any faster...

More Weird Merchandise

I like to take snapshots of peculiar merchandise that I encounter in my travels. Here are some recent ones: Baby Charlie's Angels! They go undercover to solve daycare mysteries and child-labor violations.

Canned snails. Tres gros! Ducs de bourgogne! Only $30/can!

Maraschino cherries? That's not weird. But a giant $150 KEG of maraschino cherries? Unusual.

Shmutzy Girl dishes!

Jesus bling!

I dunno what this is. But the box sez: "Batteries are not required as it works battery." Well, that's a relief.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Our Sweet 16

On Friday, Mr. Siegel and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary! Yay!

We grabbed our trusty sidekick The Ev, and headed down to Sherman Oaks for dinner at Mr. Cecil's Rib Joint. Mainly cuz it had an attractive kids' menu. And indeed, Ev selected the kids' giant beef rib, and ate the whole thing!

After dinner, we bopped across the street to Freakbeat Records. What an awesome store! Fantastic selection of stuff! Plus they give our friend Davie his own section. A sign of an excellent record store. ;-)

Oh -- and that Donny Most album pictured below? Bri got it. ;-)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Welcome, Novosibirskian! I hope you enjoyed your visit to The Siegel Files! Спасибо for visiting!

Do come again, won't you?!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tabitha Joy Siegel, 1993-2010

This week, we lost the most beautiful kitteh there ever was.

We miss you so much already, Tabby... We were so lucky to have you in our family.