Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. And Happy New Year too.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Random Thoughts: Winter

Well, we wished goodbye to Fall with a foot of snow. What better way to welcome Winter, than with a couple of rain storms and 50 degree temperatures. With any luck, this will be a temporary setback to some nice winter weather. I like snow and cold.

One thing, though, with all the preparation and work, the roads are a mess. I just got back from a run and the roads are a mix of hard packed snow and ice, with some slush on the side for good measure. I don't know why it's so difficult to push the plow blade to the ground. Oh well, it's only my tax dollars at work.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Random Thoughts: Snow

Yesterday's snow has given our family some much needed fun. Last year, Laura was a little too little to go sledding safely. This year, however, she is ready, willing and able to zip down the hill on her butt, back, knees, stomach, etc. We took her over the the small hill right next to her house yesterday, but she didn't last long with the wind driven snow in full effect. Today, however, she was ready to go.

And go she did. It was loads of fun just to watch her shooting down the hill at the high school. She was a bright green blur on a dark green sled barely even making a dent in the snow she ran over. Equally as fun, was watching Erin sledding. If I had to guess, I would say Erin had more fun. When Laura got one more face full of snow and wanted to leave, Erin wasn't ready to go. I loaded Laura into the car slowly, followed by the other sled and my jacket while Erin took a couple more runs. Even still, I had to drag Erin off the hill.

OK, so maybe it wasn't quite as dramatic as that, but neither Erin nor I were really ready to leave. Maybe we should get a baby sitter next time we go sledding.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Entertainment News: RIP Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Majel Roddenbery, aka Majel Barrett, aka Nurse Chapel, aka Lwaxana Troi, aka The Computer Voice died on Thursday. Now, if only the rest of the franchise would follow her into the grave...

Don't get me wrong. I love Star Trek and I absolutely love Star Trek: The Next Generation. I mostly liked Deep Space Nine, and Voyager had 1 or 2 decent moments. That said, Enterprise blew hard, and I can't help but feel that the new upcoming prequel movie is going to suck hard in an equal amount. I want the franchise to go away and stay away for 10-20 years or so, and then come back just in time for Laura's kids to be amazed and intrigued. It's our only hope for the survival of geek civilization as we know it.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Video: Potty Time!!!

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Baby Video: Ride the Chicken

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Baby Video: Rocking Rhino

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Baby Video: 4th of July Concert

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Random Thoughts: Ready to blow

I don't know if I can hold her together any more captain...

My stomach, that is. Every time I sit or stand for too long, I get closer to loosing it. Laura blew chunks 3 times on Thursday and once yesterday. It would appear I didn't wash my hands quite thoroughly enough after cleaning up. By the time dinner rolled around, I was completely incapacitated. I thought I was better this morning until I almost lost it again when standing up.

Anyway, I'm going back to bed now.