Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chewy Meets Chico

Our small family friend, Chewy, meets Chico, and becomes overly dramatic when surrounded by puppy cuteness. Nic chimes in. Nic's mom acts as stage director.
- Lana

ComicCom Crowd

Team KPA is at ComicCon, and sent 60 seconds of the crowd. Cosplay galore.
- thanks, Kristine Phoenix-Artinian

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rescued Pup

My nephew, Jason, rescued a pup named Chico who was living under bad circumstances. Time to fatten this pup up, and give him some TLC. Nicolas is obviously thrilled. I wonder how Brooklyn, the pup who's been with them for years, will take having a housemate?

- Lana

Monday, July 15, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A little sisterly competition

KPA's girls, Oh and Zah, enjoying a bit of friendly competition in the pool. Oh swims like a mermaid.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Breakdancing Jean

Jean escaped from her mother's office to pay me a visit and show off her breakdancing skills.
- Lana

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Walk to Fishing Pier

MUNI thwarted my plans to hit the beach, today. I went, instead, for a walk along Lake Merced. I never take that walk without taking the path that leads down to the little fishing pier. It's difficult to believe a place like this exists within the city limits.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


I spent the morning and early afternoon at the pool. It was empty when I got there. As the hours went by, families started showing up, many with kids. While the morning sound was birdsong, the afternoon sound was that of kids frolicking.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Kristine took O and Z on a geocache adventure with their friend, O2. This is Ophelia Artinian's submission, which isn't even close to 60 seconds long, but Ophelia isn't yet 11 yars old, so I'll cut her some slack. She wanted us to see how excited she, her sister, and their friend were to be walking on a foot bridge over the freeway. L.A. kids get excited over the strangest things.

Monday, July 1, 2013


Bay Area Rapid Transit went on strike, this morning. This meant chaos for a lot of straphangers. These folks deserve a fair wage and to have their safety concerns met. I hope their action results in positive change. I'm not a huge union fan, but I give them props for doing what they feel is right and demanding justice.

- Lana