Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
'Grey Poupon' antic leads to pointed gun
Mimicking a humorous 1990s commercial, three in car get an unexpected response from a fellow driver
The Salt Lake Tribune, 07/23/2008
A Sandy man took offense to a motorist, who, after getting him to roll down his window, asked, "Excuse me, sir, do you have any Grey Poupon?" After hearing the request for Dijon mustard, the 22-year-old driver pulled a black handgun from his glove compartment, cocked the weapon and pointed it at the three people in the other car. "Here's your Grey Poupon, roll your [expletive] windows up," he responded. The confrontation happened June 18 at the intersection of 900 East and Winchester Street (6500 South) in Murray, court documents state. One of the three people in the car wrote down the sport utility vehicle's license plate number. Murray police later located the man, who admitted he pulled out the gun, racked the slide and threaten the other car. He was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault, a third-degree felony.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Rant over for today. Authorities determined it was probably a structural failure (explosive decompression) that caused the explosion.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The plan right now is to try to call Cam in his hotel around 4pm tomorrow (10pm in Rome). I may try to enlist my neighbor, Yolie, who I think speaks Italian, for the beginning of the call in case I have difficulty communicating with the hotel operator.
We'll let you know how it goes!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Ufuk and Hayat were both really nice kids, although Hayat didn't feel great all weekend (sore throat), but was a real trooper. We let them sleep in on Sunday morning, then, after dropping Cameron off for her ride to confirmation camp, we hung around for a while before going to Aladdins for lunch. After that we took a ride out to RIT and the University of Rochester, before a stop at Mt. Hope Cemetery where we showed them the graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
So we're alone again this week. I must admit, the novelty is wearing off and I feel like I've not seen Cameron in a long time (except for a couple of hours last week) and hope he's making friends (after our not-so-excited send-off on Friday), and miss Annalisse also (although it does seem a lot quieter around here...!). I will probably breakdown and try to give Cameron a call this week to see how everything is going.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
We have a lot going on this weekend. Tonight we're going to a co-worker's party (too much wine...), and tomorrow at 9am we pick up two Turkish students who are attending a month-long program at the College. They will be coming to stay with us overnight, and we're looking forward to welcoming Ufuk and Dilhayat to Fairport. We'll probably stay home for a home-cooked meal on Saturday night (something really "American" like Annalisse's favorite, fettuccine alfredo), then we'll most likely eat out on Sunday night before returning them to the College.
On Sunday afternoon Annalisse leaves for the week (until Friday) to go to confirmation camp about 2 1/2 hours away. You know what that means...EATING OUT! The week is a little choppy, but hopefully we'll get a couple good meals in.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Well, when we got there for pick up he and his counselors were trying to figure out a way for him to complete his training this summer so he could move to Jr. Counselor next summer, and be on track to (possibly) be a full-time counselor two years from now (that means he would be gone to camp for FIVE weeks). All of the dates they had suggested for "make-up" did not really work because of overlap from the Europe trip, and I thought Cameron was going to lose it. So, I asked if it would be possible for him to come back this week and leave camp on Thursday...would that fulfill his training requirement? It would! Happy faces all around and Cameron could not get wait to get back to camp on Sunday. We're leave at 10:30am because he has a "staff meeting" at 11:30am, then he's off and running.
I don't think I've ever seen Cameron so excited or into something as he is with camp. Since he's a bit of an introvert I've talked with him about the fact that if he wants to be a counselor he'll have to be comfortable with being goofy and "out there" (not exactly his personality). He assures me he is/will be, and that observation is backed up by his sister who tells me, "He's really different at camp, Mom. He sings and claps his hands and everything!" Hmmm....
So, it's back to camp we go this morning for a Thursday afternoon pickup, leaving enough time for me to wash ALL his clothes so I can put them in his suitcase for Friday morning, when we leave for the airport at 9:45am. I suppose he can sleep on the plane!
The main idea of this long and rambling post is that it feels like Cameron is really on the verge of something...like he's turning a corner that will result in a great deal of personal growth and maturity. It's bittersweet, but a good feeling for a parent, too!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Last night's temperatures were a lot more comfortable and we were able to turn off the AC and open the windows. They both slept great! It doesn't help that the kids are away this week and Jasper can't get his energy out hanging with his playmates all day. Still, I LOVE SUMMER!
Yesterday afternoon we travelled to Camp Bristol to pick Cam up for his People to People picnic in Greece. He was NOT happy about having to leave camp. He absolutely loves it, especially now that he's a counselor-in-training. In his words, "I wish I could stay there all the time." I think he means weekends and forevermore. So ironic...