The Daily Discoveries of Gustavo Valentine

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Friday, March 31, 2006



Thursday, March 30, 2006

slide slide slippity slide

Should I???
Can I???

Damn it, I'll do it.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

future cuz

This is my Auntie Cari and this is a picture of my future cousin where he lives right now INSIDE HER BELLY. Mom says I used to live in hers and I sort of remember, but not really, but it gives me a nice feeling to think about it. Cari and Uncle Brad's baby is coming in September and I don't know if its going to be a girl cousin or a boy cousin but all I know buddy is that I'll always be bigger than you!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Great day, great day.

Guess who got new toys??? (Me, Gus.) We drove to Silverdale* to go to Kinko's to copy stuff and in Silverdale there is a Toys R Us. Its all toys. That's all it is. Unbelievable. Mom and Dad talked about remembering how crazy happy they felt when they were kids and they saw the toys r us sign. And -- I got my own cell phone!!! I talk on it all day long now, I flip it open, say Hi, pretend talk for a while using my jibbery language, then throw my head back and laugh like mom and dad do on the phone. I also got a crazy synthesizer with different beats and speeds with a microphone and dad and I were recording and I was bouncing and, and... all this just because I'm a good boy.

*(like Silverlake! Hi Silverlake! Hi, hi! Hi Sage! Hi Jen! Hi Paz! Hi Clare! Hi The Cha Cha!)

Monday, March 27, 2006

Writer's Studio

This is my dad's place where he writes. Mama says this is where the magic happens. He stays in there all morning long, every day except Monday. He is working on his number two book now. Go, Daddy, Go!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

If This Cupcake's Rockin'...

This is the studio of music that Uncle Nick made. Everyone calls it The Cupcake. He has everything in here you would need to make a record album. He has made two of his own already. I know he's pretty busy, but uh, I actually have a few tunes I'd like to get on wax, like the angels watching over me song or Amazing Gus (how long he sleeps). Just putting it out there...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

wet and wild

Mama handed me a sippy cup of water. One minute later I was soaked to the bone. This is how it went down:

Friday, March 24, 2006


The best parts of swinging are going real fast and real high and the wind blowing through your hair, and saying hi to mom on one side and dad on one side every time you swing past them, and rocking in the swing which mom thinks is dangerous....but the very worst part of swinging is when they pull you out. Hate it!!! I cross my little ankles to lock myself in but in the end Dad is always stronger.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

she's a native new yorker

Miss You Corner

Adeline June Moore-Gerety
Addie. She is my friend I miss that I haven't seen since I was just a few months old. Her parents are my parents' real great friends Amy Lou and Finn but they all live in Red Hook, which is in New York, which is on the other side of the world from where I am. This makes everyone kind of sad. I'd like to play with her for reals. If she came to my place here I really think it could be the beginning of something serious.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Its a jungle out here

Jungle Gym, na na na, Jungle Gym, na na na! Them bars can't hold me!!!

Everyone came over for the Sunday dinner/Sopranos night. Mama cooked her famous tacos. I ate a lot of guacamole. Dad and Derek went walking in the woods after dark and dad tried to get Derek to go deeper into the woods (?) but Derek said no and then Derek saw a creature running toward my dad and he ran and then my dad ran and they were scared and screaming all the way to the house. They said it might have been a fox, but mom and the girls say it was certainly a possum. Their adrenalings were pumping. The next morning mom and dad made french toast and we ate on the deck and listened to all the little froggies who were going crazy with the ribbiting. Good times!!!

Monday, March 20, 2006

The AntiJen

The AntiJen is here visiting us and we are having lots of good times. I showed her the new house and then we went down to the park on the water and I saw a starfish and other green slime things. I will show YOU a good time too!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

go into the light

there is peace and serenity in the light

Friday, March 17, 2006

Bainbridge Chainsaw Massacre

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! You better watch out or my daddy will chop you into little bits then stack you in the dirt then wheelbarrow you to the porch then throw you in the fire. Hot!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Big Llama and The Ten Sheep

These are our neighbors. The tall weird one is called a llama. Whatever! And there are four new baby lambs, two of them have fleece as white as snow. When my mama took this picture, they all came running to her saying "baaaaaa!" I totally understood.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

love letter

Miss You Corner

My Darling Bebel,

I miss you. I often think of the days we spent together, in the park, at my house, in the tubby. Your shiny eyes, your pink cheeks, your silky hair. I see you in every girl I meet here. No one will ever replace you, my sweet Bebel. Be true to me. I will love you always,


(ps. say hi to your poppa!)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Goodnight Moon


Miss You Corner
This is anti-Jen. She's cooool. We miss her cuz she was one of Mama's best friends to talk to and meet up with and its kind of sad her not being around up here. But she's coming to visit in just a few weeks...Way to go Jen!!

Monday, March 13, 2006

baby come back

SHE'S GONE!!! Mamam left. She went deep into Mexico, for a whole month. I cried, but she still left. She's going to have fun and take a lot of really good pictures. Its just us and Uncle Nick here now. Mom is in charge of paying all the bills and Dad is in charge of the garden and the trash. They will take good care of this house, there is no need to worry about that. I miss my Mamam already. I had an organic hot dog for dinner, but it was bittersweet.

derek and zollo

My P's (my parents') friends Derek and Zollo came over from Seattle last night to cook and watch the premier of The Sopranos. I didn't watch because it was past my bedtime (7 pm) and on account of adult language and violence. I heard that it was totally amazing though. Everyone's eyes were real red and tired this morning.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Bloedel ga ga

This is Bloedel Reserve, a park down the road from the house here. Its got big white swans that bark at me and lots of trails that go to different little private places like a reflecting pool and a moss garden and a big mansion with a library where you can read and a japanese garden. They only let a few people in at a time and you have to be peaceful and quiet when you walk here. This can be a challenge for me since I have begun speaking my own special language..."blathagotha, girlthagoltha" etc.

Friday, March 10, 2006

trail to happiness

This is Gus' Trail. My trail. We saw a deer on it today. And yesterday we saw a bald eagle flying. There is also a bald eagle man and wife who spend time in the tree in front of the house mom and dad bought. They say its a good sign.

I was a good boy walking with dad and then I was a wriggly weird boy walking back with mom. They keep asking me why am I so crazy acting these last few days? And do I know how much they can get for a healthy white baby? My mom thinks it may be a tooth coming in, but only I know for sure and I'm not talking.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

LiL Nicky's back

Uncle Nick came back from the ol' road and he's real fun to play with. He taught me the Oh My Gosh game. He says I am the best baby in the world.