Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thank you, Michael Squints Palledorous

This is my favorite face. This the face of childhood. This is the face of Michael Squints Palledorous. How many times any of us have seen the Sandlot is impossible to really tell, but I love it just as much as the next person. I feel as though summer cannot start until I've watched it; I feel this same way about "It's a Wonderful Life" and Christmas. It is by far the most quoted movie in my family and life, and I think I had a crush on half of them as an 8 year old.

Recently, a dream of mine came true. My good friend informed me one day that the movie "The Sandlot" was going to be played on THE original Sandlot field WITH the Sandlot CAST for their 20th anniversary. It was too good to be true, but then it wasn't. Because it actually happened. I saw some photos of the cast all grown up, and turns out Squints looks now like this. You know, like pretty different. The rest of the cast can be seen here: http://thefw.com/the-sandlot-kids-then-now/

 So, this is why I would like to thank Mr. Chauncey Leopardi, Mr. Squints himself. For acting just as excited as we were and coming while wearing those lense-less black rimmed glasses and giving that classic toothy squints smile. I relived the Sandlot like it was real. He made me believe in it. And Grandpa Squints Palledorous too. Thanks for coming out on the field chanting "FOR-EV-ER!" over and over again and letting me try on your glasses and police officer hat. And thanks Hamilton Porter for looking just exactly the same as you did 20 years ago. And Timmy and Tommy and Yeah Yeah, heck...you guys came too.

Best Friends Forever 

Hey, you guys look so happy to sign my purple Big League Chew.

And thanks Mr. Producer for letting us try on your extra long brim Scottie Smalls fish hat. I can't tell you how exciting this was. This brim is so long its shadow cast on me makes me look like I have a mustache. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Meet the Jazz

the nba is back. the jazz are back. katie and i have spent some time recently with our boys.

here's paul and raja. paul trying to hold onto the 2 things he loves the most: basketball and his baby gurl, katie j.

just one of the first press conferences with some of the jazz rookies. burks and the black panther looking at katie and i in love and adoration. kanter didn't even mind us squeezing in.

ok, so THIS  isn't a real picture, but this is a depiction of something that often happens- hay hay thinkin bout his girl, katie j. he likes her best when she's eating crinkle fries, walrus style.

rookie photo shoot with burks and kanter.

day trip to santa barbara. this is a photo i took with katie and favors. derrick liked the hat, and i think it suited him. 

we made a trip down to okc. kevin just teaching us how to dunk one day. katie and i are watching, also practicing our routine for next year's jazz dancer tryouts.

i can tell this will be a good year.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


i'm this happy about NBA games on Christmas.

jo and i have just been ballin' to pass the time though.

inspired by this

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


jen, lisa, aubs, shannon and i spent some time in nyc recently. 

some others we spent some quality time with:

*the seductive vagabond (as seen in this video)
*aubri's drummer boyfriend in the roots
*#1 beatles fan akin to will ferrell
*that one guy in the colbert/jimmy fallon "friday" video wearing underwear and holding an ipod barcode scanner thing
*the brooklyn piper, or somehthing like that

bless that city.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

hey good lookin'

my computer crashed, real bad. so i got a mac. now i can't stop playing with iMovie.
here's one for the little guy :)