Friday, December 04, 2009

Tis the season

I decided to make a sad face like Georgie has. What I really want to know is why it looks like I wet my pants. Does it always appear that way with these jeans, hmmm. We spent a long time trying to get a good enough shot for an xmas photo. These are some of the cuter rejects. We finally settled on one, but you'll either get that in the mail or see it here on Christmas.

He really doesn't want to participate in this activity at all, but we were determined since we didn't do a photo last year. There was no doggie last year if you'll recall.

This was Serge's idea. Don't worry, no pets were harmed in the making of this photograph. Although it didn't make the cut, it made the final considerations. Finally, we decided it was pushing the envelope, but not too much for the blog of course.

Yesterday I had lunch with fellow expat blogger Frank and he turned me onto a little software program that hides your IP address so that I can view content that is only available to those on US soil. It's called Hotspot Shield and it works wonderfully. I can watch things on Hulu now and Comedy Central and the best thing of all, Pandora works again! Now I get why Amazon made it so difficult, it's because there's this kind of workaround when you are abroad. The company actually sells advertising for merchants who want to target expats since we are the ones most likely to be interested in such a product.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a handsome group! I'll say it again that Georgie is one lucky dog. Could I take his place in that last photo? LOL!ed

Breenlantern said...

Great pics!

Mark My Words said...

I cracked up at pic3. I knew that Adam Lambert performance would spark a new craze.

CoffeeDog said...

Cutest family ever!

Nik_TheGreek said...

Georgie doesn't like posing for a picture much, does he? You probably bribed him...

franck said...

I like how you're riding the Adam Lambert wave with that last pic; it's very now.

chicagomontreal said...

That's great. I'm glad the site worked for you. We caught up on the 2nd season of Mad Men that way.

GayProf said...

Uh -- Just what types of products are they selling to ex-pats?

Mel said...

Serge may need to work on his technique. Georgie's still making the sad face.

Rox said...

I was thinking old Georgie might like a modesty patch for his, um, junk. Maybe a holly leaf and berries? HA!

I need to finish decorating my tree.

Anonymous said...

Torn! I love you! I think I found Pandora through you. I had a really crappy night at work, then I read your post, loaded all this up, Pandora opened to allof my old stations and led with Eva Cassidy. Perfect. Thanks! Jen

Anonymous said...

OMG! It works for British stuff too! Channel 4 on demand works. BBC works. I know I said I loved you before, but now I *really* love you! Jen

Fatinah said...

in that pouty picture it looks like you have a halo!

Java said...

What is it with Georgie and the camera? Sara didn't like to be filmed, either. Does your camera look like a monster or something?

sageweb said...

Oh those pictures are adorable

wcs said...

You guys are too funny! Can't wait to see the final shot on the blog.

Rebekah said...

I love the expression on Georgie's face in the second photo... so sad...

Lemuel said...

I'll have to remember to pass on that warning to my son about the lack of availability of things to expats. That may be important to him.

With the very first picture, I thought maybe you both had peed on the floor again and Serge had scolded you. :-D

Rick said...

Admit it. You really did wet. You were trying to imitate Georgie to a tee.

Birdie said...

I'm with Fatinah: you're a sad angel in the first pic. I wonder how JeepGuy gets all those happy dog shots of his pup. (Ours makes a sad face too.)

A Lewis said...

I'd like you whether your pants were wet or not. I'm just that kinda' guy.

Polt said...

I'm surprised Georgie's that big! Somehow, I had him pictured as a smaller dog. Doesn't dimish his adorableness though! :)

HUGS...

Anonymous said...

Just a friendly warning from another expat. Occasionally Hulu "catches on" to HotSpot and says "it appears you are using a proxy server...." and won't let you access the site...relax and try another day. It never lasts.

David said...

Georgie looks rather distressed in the last photo. Perhaps Serge needs to work on his technique?

Greg said...

What a bunch of cuties. Georgie will be so happy when you guys get home from your travels!

Mark in DE said...

No doubt Georgie has a sad face in the photos because you're holding him up and showin' all his bidness under there. The one of Serge "inspecting" Georgie is kinda gross. Georgie is a good sport to put up with the likes of you two! :-)