The Daily Discoveries of Gustavo Valentine

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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Lord I miss you yeah

Well, we've been here a whole month now. And its official, I miss all my friends and family from California. Real hard. I am starting Miss You Corner where I can show all the people that I think about and wonder about and wish would come play with me...

Miss You Corner
This is Uncle Mike. Some people call him Cali. I miss him because his face loves me so much when it sees me. My face loves him back. If he were here it would be good for me.

Monday, February 27, 2006

dance party

Turns out I am quite a lively dancer. I picked up some moves from the girls in OR and I've been bouncing and twisting like a mad man everytime I hear anything remotely musical. Mama is pretty good at dancing too and we get jiggly. We like the ABC song and Outkast.

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Wow. Sorry I didn't write anything yesterday. I guess I've been partying pretty hard. It was my last night in Oregon and it got kind of bananas. I don't remember everything that happened but I do know I ended up naked in a hot tub with two girls and a terrier. I don't know what it means but my mom called me Hef all the way home.

I also have a new road dog, his name is Baby Daniels. He's real cool. The kind of guy you can get crazy with.

My mom and Lisa laughed a lot talking about how much trouble they got into when they were teenagers and everything else that happened since they became best friends 25 years ago. She is happy that they live close enough to visit now. Shout out to the white blond posse...thank you for taking care of us!

Friday, February 24, 2006


My mom and I drove to Oregon to visit her best friend Lisa's family. I played with all these girls, the girls of Lisa, Emily and Greta Bug and the other girl is the neighbor Elizabeth. They all did cheers for me and kicks and splits and I could not believe my eyes. I have never felt these feelings inside. They are so pretty.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Uncle Nick

Uncle Nick was here! Only for one day because he is a music man and his life is on the old road. He's on a airplane to Australialand now.
It was nice to have a man around again. I miss my Uncle Mike. He squeezes my cheeks. He made me a star.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

another milestone

Leaps and bounds, my friends, leaps and bounds. Today I used the spoon. Myself. I took it from my mom's hand and put the spoonful of spinach in my own mouth. Who needs her...

(p.s. Hi Daddy, I miss you!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


This is Bilbo. He's Mamam's friend Linda's dog and they are visiting and I am FREAKING OUT!!! He's the same size as me and he plays with my ball because I am good at sharing and he runs past me and I shout "doddie"!Its like if a giant polor bear came to visit your house and ran up next to you all the time. Excitement. Today I grabbed his lip in between my fingers when I thought no one was looking. Danger.

Monday, February 20, 2006

House Tour

I never really showed you guys the inside of the house here, My World.

First and most important --- MY TUBBY! This is where it all goes down.

And there's my cupboard. Its got only wooden and plastic stuff that I can't break but I try and try all day. All the other cupboards have twistie ties on them. Daddy tried to put on latches with the drill to keep me out but he couldn't do it without bad words and his loud voice so he gave up. This was before he went to Tahoe to learn how to be a fix it man.

That's my bed in my bedroom. I can play where I sleep...can you?

And there's the big living room with the big fireplace ("hob!" = hot) and the big deck outside looking down on clover. That's Mamam there, who you already know.

I am a little King.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

I Can See Through Time

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Daddy's Gone


Dad left today to go work with Grandpoop in Lake Tahoe. They are building a house, outside while it is snowing. My mom had a lot of advice for my dad on what to wear to stay warm but he didn't even take a jacket. We dropped him off at the airport and then me and mom met a giant black man named Cole on the ferry. He said he was a super hero, Super Cole, who protects kids from molestings. He sure was big and he sure talked about molesting kids a lot. I kept touching his shoulder, I just didn't care. Now its just me, Mom and Mamam at the house here. Its like Cold Mountain.

Friday, February 17, 2006


I DID IT!!! 5 big steps baby. So-lo. I have to tell you, it felt great. If you're ever trying to reach a goal and you just can't seem to make it, my advice to you is to place a graham cracker just out of your reach and you'll get there!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Branch deWittians

This is the main house on the deWittian compound. This is where we live now. We are looking for a house for me and my parents on another island nearby. We drive around in the afternoons looking at little towns that sit by the water saying oooh and wow and look at that one. Everywhere we go my parents say things like "amazing investment opportunity" and "flip this mf'ers". When we find the right house the man at the mortgage company says its a GO. For now, we stay here and make fires and they play Scrabble and I play with toys and chairs. Last night was Margarita Night and my dad made two pitchers. He stood up after dinner and said it was the first time he's been drunk since he left Los Angeles. Yay Daddy! Today Mamam and Mom and I walked down the road while my dad road his bicycle back and forth.

We are getting in shapes.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

From the beginning...

A few weeks back my Dad and Uncle the Chief drove our stuff up from LA to Washington. They had some fun, my Dad ate oysters somewhere and somewhere else got a tick stuck in him and it tried to drain him of his blood. He's okay now. My mom and I flew up a few days later. She was sad to leave her friends and her Echo Park lake and we stopped and flapped our arms at the ducks one last time before we left. There are no brown people here like at the lake, except my mom. My dad says to be quiet about all that cuz they hang people for race trading out here.

We've been here two weeks now and my dad is "a new man". He does lots of chores outside with gloves on, he whistles a lot and grabs at my mom. We watch him chop wood from the warm house and mom says he is so manly and then when he comes inside they whisper to each other and giggle.

My mom is in a transitional phase. It is very different here but real real pretty and she says we are very lucky and should not complain about anything. I am very happy here. The cold air makes me hyper and screamy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

We moved to an island...

Hi. Hi. Hiyeeeeee!

This is my first blogging. My parents and I just moved from Echo Park, California to Bainbridge Island, WA. I will try to write about our new life and post pictures of all my growings so that we can stay close friends, okay?