August 14, 2006

A toast....

... to summer....


Fresco

... and sons....

Fresco

At Fresco, high atop the Overture Center:

Fresco

Here in Madison, Wisconsin.

27 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...

They look like RLC's Mini-Me(s).

SippicanCottage said...
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charlotte said...

Oh, they're both incredibly handsome and brilliant looking, Ann, even if one looks like happier camera foddder than the other. Congrats to you in the summer of your life and the spring of theirs.

Dave said...

So the guy in the green t shirt looks hung over...

charlotte said...

BTW, "foddder" was just a test to seee if your boys can spelll bettter than that.

The Drill SGT said...

Don't let SIP or Bainbridge give you any crap. I'm a grad of UC Davis, the world's best school for Enology. Chateau St Jean makes an excellent chardonnay, year in and year out.

Typically classic big buttery buxom California chardonnay. yummy.

XWL said...

Why am I hearing that song, "hello modder, hello fodder" right now?

(and indeed, one son looks like less of a happy camper than the other)

But enjoy the summer sun, and your sons in summer, in Madison.

SippicanCottage said...
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Mark the Pundit said...

He looks kind of like Christian Bale in that third pic.

charlotte said...

xwl,

I thought of the same song. Even have a couple of old Allan Sherman albums lying around here somewhere. He was a hoot, at least to a grade schooler.

The Drill SGT said...

Into wine a bit early? it's 2113 here as I imagine it is at your place.

And yes, we drink a lot of wine in the Sarge's house. Mostly Californian. I really did study some vit and enology at Davis. One of the benefits of my post Vietnam education. It beat chemical engineering, which is what my major was before the Army.

Ron said...

I see a young John Torturo in that third pic...Jake Gyllenthal in pic #2, and look! The Late Lawerence Tierney gesturing with his hands in the background of pic #1! And is that the back of Meg Ryan's head in pic #1? No orgasms please!

Ann Althouse said...

If you're inclined to compare the two sons, you really should instead compare me to John as photographers. Picture 2 looks distinctly different because it's my aesthetic as an artist, as the photographer. If I were photographing Chris, Chris would look different. John's artistic style as a photographer is different from mine. For one thing, I think, I'm hyper-aware of the positions of the people in the background.

Johnny Nucleo said...

As a young cool guy myself, I am not into having my picture taken. (It's not that I don't think I look good. I know I look good. But scientists have proven that without cigarette smoke and proper lighting, photography dilutes cool.)

But when I am with my mother, pictures are taken. My mother does not care that am not into it. I say, "Mom, don't take my picture," and she says, "Oh, shut up," and I say, "Well, let me light a cigarette," and then she slaps me.

Sometimes I think my mother does not realize I am cool.

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tiggeril said...

Picture 2 looks a lot like every picture taken of me by my dad between the ages of 10 and... now.

Verification word: hoglab- we've got a lot of those where I grew up in Iowa, I'm sure.

Womlet said...

Wait, it's not the same person with a different shirt?

Medopine said...

Love the third picture.

Your sons are terribly cute.

madawaskan said...

Ron-

No orgasms please!

Ron is that what you tell all your girlfriends!?

And,btw-what the hell is wrong with Boones Farm's Strawberry Hill?

It's a classic plus you get a screw cap. [But who needs that?]

Wickedpinto said...

Thats John, Not Chris?

the cat in the pic, looks YOUNG, like YOUNG, and I thought chris was the youngist.

Nevermind, you have good looking kids, and also, we get a profile of you, an older woman who holds up quite well.

I don't care which child that is (they deserve, there defferential anonymity) but he's a good looking guy, I would be the stud, but he would pick up the woman he liked. Thats the tuek pain that comes with being sexy. You are attacked by mediocre chicks, and you have to draw the not so hot chicks away, while the guys like your son gets to actually hook up.

ARGH!

This saturday, SNL re-broadcast the "pirates convention" featuring "peter saarsgaard"

"AARGH" AARGH AARGH

You have birthed beutiful men, that get better women than I. DARNIT!

knoxgirl said...

I think the son in the first pic looks like Ann, coloring aside...

PatCA said...

Lovely family!

Christopher Althouse said...

Wickedpinto: There are two people in those pictures, so I'm not sure which one you're referring to at the beginning.

Simon said...

This is a very nice pic. You look like you're listening intently.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I liked the last one where John put you in black and white against the bright red polka dots. Why it made me think "Betty Boop" I don't know...maybe the red/white/black.

chuck b. said...

Did you guys get buzzed on the wine and sing the Audible Althouse theme song?

I find myself doing it sometimes when I'm gardening, or if I'm listening, I sing along but differently. I've jazzed up and rocked out the cover version a little bit... I go, "it's audible ALT-HOUSE!" ['it's audible' is all quiet, and then I belt out the ALT-HOUSE in two sharp bursts. And there's more. In my mind I even see the little dance I would do, if I was that type of person.] Anyway, I get a little crazy sometimes. Go a little bit nuts.

Ann Althouse said...

Chuck: Send me an audio clip, so I can use it!