There aren't many places where you can find a Mushroom Tree to the left of a California shaped bush, so I had to get this picture taken when I saw it. Mom thought I was being silly, but she went with it. I only wish the lighting had been better.

This is a pair of my oldest friends, in a picture taken back before their kids were born. The closest I ever got to introducing them to my parents is when they came to Sacramento for the last party I threw there. My parents were in town, but they were tired so they didn't even do a cameo at the event. Now they are never going to meet my mother.