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Princess Darlene

A Merry Christmas to all from Princess Darlene…

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Halloween Night 2014

Darlene and I headed out for Halloween night as the Princess Bride and Westley (aka, the Dread Pirate Roberts), having not entirely escaped the R.O.U.S.’s of the fire swamp:

Our first stop was to try to score some trick-or-treating at the Riggles. Dave then took us over to see this year’s incredible pirate house/manor at a nearby home in Los Altos.  It was an amazing display – comparable to a large portion of the Pirates of Caribbean animatronics at Disneyland:

Here’s their web site: http://www.piratemanor.com and a story about their efforts in the local town paper.

Then we were off to a super-decorated 80’s costume theme party with Martha and David hosted by some friends of theirs in San Jose.

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Edwardian Ball 2014

Darlene and I went up to San Francisco this past weekend to attend both nights of the Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire, January 17th and 18th.  On Saturday, we also visited the Exploratorium in its new location at Pier 15.

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Halloween Night 2013

Pictures from a Halloween night out in Palo Alto – left to right, Martha, Maryanne, Darlene, me, Rachel and John:

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Pirates of Cache Creek 2013

Pictures and video from this year’s annual Pirates of Cache Creek event with the Outdoor Adventure Club – click through for the full gallery:


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Pirate Prep

Dressed and on our way to the Pirates of Cache Creek weekend event with the OAC:

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And Darlene discovers what happens when you rely on striped nylons for sun protection:


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Red Alert! Shields Up!

Got some friends together on Sunday to try out Artemis — a “spaceship bridge simulator” game where each person takes on a different role and we work together to successfully complete the mission: helm, weapons, science, engineering, communications, command.  We did have some “technical difficulties” and some “minor disasters” (our ship sometimes completely destroyed) but everybody enjoyed the experience — it was a lot of geeky fun!


Darlene was busy working but she was there in spirit — particularly after she sent a photo of herself in uniform.  (Yes, those boots may not be “Starfleet regulation” — but I wholeheartedly approve!)


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Happy 4th of July!

Just messing around with some watercolor paints and Darlene as my willing canvas:


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Belly Dance!

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Spanish Flair

Over-dressed but oh-so-cute for a spanish-themed dinner party:



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