Friday, May 28, 2010

Hold Me Closer Tony Danza

I flew to Arizona last week to help enforce the new immigration laws.

Juuuuuuusttttttttt kidding, that joke never gets old. Seriously though, I went for my 29 year old sister's retirement party (no joke). Unfortunately this isn't like "I'm a young person that invented some weird tech thing and sold it to Google for $14 million and now I'm retiring." This is more, professional ballerinas don't have a long shelf life.

Ever since I can remember my sister has been dancing. It's a tough life (not that I'd know). She basically has moved every two years in order to keep dancing with different companies in the States and has always had a "real" job, since as you can imagine, there's not a lot of money going to ballerinas in the US.

Luckily I was able to take some time off work and see her in her final performance of A Midsummer's Night Dream, help throw her retirement party, and meet all of her friends. Kind of a bitter sweet moment, seeing my sister say goodbye to something that has basically been her entire life up to this point but at the same time, I am sure she will be onto bigger and better things (like her costume making business). Anyway, here are the digital photos from the trip, I roll with more camera equipment than clothing at this point.

Just like Looney Tunes.

There's a sweet "plane graveyard" where all the retired military planes go to die. Unfortunately the best you can do is drive by it in a car.

My parents rented this awesome house that we think must have been a convent before. The decor was Ka-razy.

This was my room, there is a little midget door cutout of the huge doors on the left side.

The window in the kitchen that looked out on the back yard with a pool and hot tub. Uhhh what?

You know, just your average prayer candle station in a house.

So this is my sister's BFF in the "sexy" koala costume my sister made for her. Apparently koalas mate by raping each other....which is only what I can assume is happening in this picture as JC looks on.

Penance for the last picture? Seriously, hire my sister to make you a costume. She also made my T-rex costume.

Photo booth party pics.

Sister and dad!

Awww so cute!

The fam + BFF

Tony Danzas

If my dad had a rock band, this would be his album cover.

Just wouldn't be a family vacation without dressing up like idiots and shooting photos!

The beast in full effect. Her eyes don't look as evil in these pictures.

I'm a total sucker for plants + artificial lighting (flash).


  1. Those are some awesome photos. Tony Danza? Is that a tiny dancer joke? I hope so. And are you and your sister wearing matching Cody shirts?

  2. Oops. I forgot I can click on the photos. I see the shirts now.

  3. Damn bro you look just like your dad.