Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Last week Dave and I flew up to Washington state to visit Dave's mom, stepdad, Bob, and a few family members. It was great to slow down and spend quality time with the family and out in nature. Here are a few pics from our trip:
View from Mom and Bob's window.........View from Front Patio.......View from other side of pond

Me rowing to other side of pond....Lunch at the Space Needle............Me and Dave's family

For more pics, please check out Dave's site at zendave.com
Not too much planned for me over the next few weeks, but if something comes up I'll be sure and post it here.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I've been trying not to publish too much of my personal opinion on my blog, but then I think "what better place to post my opinions, then my blog". After much research and deliberation I've decided my vote is for Barack Obama. In fact, I cannot understand why anyone would consider voting differently? Again, just my opinion. I grew up as a Republican, only because I wanted to be like my dad...he is and was a leader (only in my mind and his, of course). Plus as a kid you think, "they've got to be right...they're my parents". Well, then I grew up and realized (after many errors in judgment on my part) that I'm entitled to my opinion and I actually have one or two. I believe in Change and the American Dream! I voted for Al Gore 8 yrs. ago and John Kerry 4 yrs. ago and was very discouraged, for countless reasons, by America's choice to vote George Bush into office both terms. This time I'm not giving up and am very happy the current national polls are in Obama's favor.
Please check out my Vlog at www.cherithomas.com for some very informative and entertaining videos about why I think Obama/Biden will win...this time!

Earlier today, my friend sent me an email, which explains dramatic differences between the two Republican and Democrat Presidential candidates. Feel free to check it out at
Obama vs. McCain and comment below if you are up for a good debate.


Also, I came across this site while looking for funny political videos:
Funny Political Videos at www.236.com
We'll be flying to Seattle tomorrow to visit with Dave's mom and family for a few days and I'm sure we'll be taking lots of pics. Visit this site next week for more pictures and stories.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dave and I have been staying local the last few weeks and this week I've taken the week off work to catch up around the house and we'll also be traveling to Seattle to visit Dave's mom and family the latter half of this week. Last week, Dave and I met up with his Dad and stepmom at the Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival and this week I went to my co-worker/friend's Baby Shower. Here are a couple of pics:

I receiv
ed this email from my mom, who received it from a friend in Alaska and I felt the need to post it on my blog.... "Why did the news and the papers not report this in the lower 48 states? (it came to me through a London friend!!!!!!) Please forward and ask local media why this was not news?????? Alaska is still America, right?":

Check out Dave's Full Moon Pics from earlier this week:

ZenDave.com The Full Moon 09.15.08

I'm obviously an Obama supporter. Here's one more reason why...
'Good Will' Hunting...Sarah Palin
Ya'll come back now...ya here!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

As usual I planned to catch up with some cleaning around the house this weekend, but Dave also needed a car (see old car in post from last week). So after two days of looking at cars, we finally found one earlier this evening. Here's Dave's new (to Dave) car:

I'm looking forward to taking a half day at work tomorrow and going to the Raiders game with Darla. I'm sure I'll be posting some pics of the event, so stay tuned...

Friday, September 05, 2008

Check out these best of pics from Darla's 40th Surprise Birthday Party:
I did not know a few of the invitees names, so if you see names missing and you know them, please shoot me an email or leave a comment.

Boy, Darla has a lot of friends and I'm glad to be one of them!!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

On Sunday after Darla's Surprise Birthday Party, Dave and I met up with Darla, Chuck, Irene and Scott at Tapestry and Talent in Downtown San Jose. Here are a few pics of our day:

Darla and Chuck~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cheri, Darla and Irene

Scott at the Medical Aid Station~~~~~~~~~~An Interesting Character
Also, Dave was in a car accident last week that was not his fault and he's physically feeling good, but his car was totalled :( If you know anyone in the Bay Area, who is selling an inexpensive, economy car, please shoot me an email and let me know. Here's a pic of (what was) his car:

I'm worn out from all of our summer trips and parties, so Dave and I have decided to take this weekend off to clean up around the house and catch up on some gardening, but you never know...things may change ;)

Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Darla! Check out this video for memories of the last 13 wonderful years of our friendship:

More pics to come of Darla's 40th Birthday Party Celebration(s)!
For our last summer trip, Dave and I drove up to Grants Pass, Oregon for his Grandma's 90th Birthday! We stopped in Redding to see my parents, and made a few pit stops up and down Northern California. We enjoyed hanging with our families and visiting remote towns both too and from Oregon. Here are some pics from our journey:
And here are some links to the towns, we visited:
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
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Lithia Park in Ashland, OR
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Weaverville, CA
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Trinidad, CA

Just a FYI, my blog celebrated it's 2nd Anniversary on August 29th, 2008.