Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Micael Blatchford Races for the Gold!

Race times are now posted, Michael will be racing in the second heat.

Click on the link to see the line-up:

Visit Michael's website

The coverage of Track Cycling will air on USA Network

Team Sprints
Friday, August 15
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

200 m Time Trials (Qualifier)
Saturday, August 16
7:30 a.m. t0 11:00 a.m

Sprint - 1/16 - 1/8 rounds
Sunday, August 17
7:30 a.m. t0 11:00 a.m

Sprint - 1/4 Finals
Monday, August 18
1:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. (online)
11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Sprint - Finals
Tuesday, August 19
11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Photo by Megan Somerville

Photo by Megan Somerville

Photo by Megan Somerville

Additional pictures from the Today Show photo shoot! To view all the photos, type Michael Blatchford in the search box.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I’m terribly behind posting this! The Olympics is already well underway and I haven’t asked all of you to join in supporting and cheering on Michael Blatchford go for the gold!

Michael Blatchford trained with my daughters for years and now he is in Bejing competing in two events for Track Cycling, the Team Sprint and Matched Sprints, Friday he has his first race, the 200m time trial! Michael and his team currently hold the American record for the Team Sprint.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

School Shopping & Kayaking Again!

We went to downtown LA for some back to school shopping at the American Apparel outlet store. Then we headed down to Sunset Beach and spent the afternoon kayaking again! This time a few friends came along, Antony, Steve, and Angela. I decided to have my own kayak, which was harder! I know my arms will be hurting tomorrow!

Antony, Steve, and Ryan
Ryan and Loren
Loren and Angela
I had to take a picture of this guy and his dog! How cute!
We stopped at a beach so they could swim.
Loren suggested they jump off the bridge. Loren decided it was too scary to jump once she got there!
Finally Antony talked Loren into jumping!

Another busy week

Another busy week -- making patterns for the new line at work, grading homework, school, Megan leaving for school on Friday morning, Ryan finishing up his entrance exams for FIDM (he’s in!), and Loren’s friend, Angela, coming to visit. When it rains it pours at the Somervilles!

I meant to post the rest of my pictures from Comic Con this weekend, but watching the Olympics has thrown me off, hopefully I will have them up by tonight.

We took a drive down PCH and had dinner Mo’s Barbeque in Huntington Beach last night. Afterwards we took a walk on the pier.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another Rejection Letter

I happened to check my PO Box this morning -- another rejection letter! This agent didn't bother to address it to me, just a standard form letter. It makes me wonder if she took the time to look at my query letter and the sample of my work I painstakingly worked on, not very professional in my opinion!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Kayaking in Sunset Beach

One moment I was napping and watching Moonstruck. The next thing I knew, I was roped into Kayaking in Sunset Beach! The girls came up with the wild idea, my son and I didn't want to go, but we were guilted into it. I'm not the best swimmer, I'd be the one capsized in the bay. All went well, I actually had fun. We ended up racing back to the shore, of course Ryan won with little effort.

Movie Review

An Education

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Emma Thompson

I went with my girlfriends to a pre-screening of, An Education, at Raleigh studios. We were told we were the first test audience to see the movie. The movie was very good and then after the movie we were asked to stay after for a Q & A.

Without giving anything away the movie is about a young woman's coming of age in the 60's in suburban England. Her parents, especially the father wants her to attend Oxford, but she meets a man almost twice her age who charms her as well as her family.

Comic-Con 2008 ~ Day 3

Thursday, July 24, 2008
As we entered hall H, we handed a card for a free Watchman gift. I made sure I put it in a safe spot and got comfortable until the panels began.

Warner Brothers


Panel: Director Zack Snyder, Producer Joel Silverman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Nancy

I had been looking forward to this panel, 2nd only to Rockn'Rolla, I loved Zack Snyder's "300", Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Grey's Anatomy, and Patrick Wilson in the Phantom of the Opera.

After the panel a few of us volunteered to redeem our gifts. We braved the crowds into the exhibition hall. We made it to the Warner Brothers booth where a crowd surround the booth. We found out there would be an autograph signing for the Watchmen panel. So we went back to hall H and met the rest of our group. We told the girls about the autograph signing and three of us decided to brave the lines and we hurried to get in line.
The line for the autograph signing was crazy with people fighting to get into the line, well long story short, we were the the last three in line. While in line we found out we would only get autographs from Zack, Patrick, and Billy. Across the isle at the NECA booth was another line for Jeffrey, Nancy and one other person, but we would have to pay to get the autographs. So after we got through the first line we ran and luckily they hadn't closed the second line!
Jeffrey smiled at us and said, "Nice to see you again when he autographed our posters."
He said it sincerely, so I'm gonna believe he remembered when we met at the P.S. I Love You premiere!
Me and Patrick Wilson!
I told him I loved him in Phantom of the Opera!

When we finished getting our autographs we walked away thrilled with our success. Zack, Patrick, and Jeffrey! What lucky girls we were! We walked through the crowded exhibit hall smiling from ear to ear.
We hadn't made it that far when Maree said, "Should we go back and see if we can get a picture with Jeffrey?"
I didn't think twice and turned and ran back negotiating the people in my way. I was the first to make it back to the autograph signing booth just as Jeffrey was coming down the stairs. His entourage and bodyguards surrounded him.
I yelled, "Jeffrey may I have a picture with you?"
Jeffrey turned. His bodyguard blocked me with his arms and said, "Sorry he has to go."
Jeffrey said, "Yes of course." Next thing I knew he had his arm around me!
I turned to look for Maree and Lois. They had just caught up to me and Maree was already pointing her camera. It was several seconds while we waited until Maree got the shot, but Jeffrey was sweet enough to wait patiently.
After Maree took the picture the bodyguard said, "Sorry he really has to go!"