Thursday, May 25, 2006

she likes it

Started #2 on baby food yesterday. She's been watching the rest of us from the bench for a while now, anxiously waiting to get into the game.

Her first outing was a little frantic (more food in the hair than down the chute), but she dove straight for the spoon to show us 'she got game.' Jacked up a few airballs and generally left a trail of mayhem. Most impressive mess.

Reminds me of the mess she made in the delivery room. Er, I'd better not tell that story again. I feel the rising ire of my beloved from 10 miles away.

How is it they know when you are telling stories you shouldn't be telling? *g*

Monday, May 22, 2006


Figure it's about time I said something new about my girls.

M spoke her first word this morning. Said, "Da-aad" just as her sister would say it when coaxing me to get involved in some mischief with her.

This doesn't bode well-- her first line delivered right from the mouth of The Mouth, daughter #1.

Of course no one was present to corroborate the first word. And it was morning (I am not known to be mentally sharp early in the day. Eeeeey! No heckling from the peanut gallery about the rest of the day not being much different!).

I'll work on some cutie pictures to put up. More soon...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Al Gore wants to kill this little girl

Al Gore wants to kills this little reducing carbon dioxide.

At first gasp I thought the "Carbon Dioxide is Your Friend" movement was a rip-off of The Onion (humorous fake news story artists that they are). Turns out not so.

Read for yourself and revel in the joy of being alive. The high you are on is probably carbon dioxide going to your head. ;?p

Monday, May 15, 2006

trust us, you are one of the good guys...

"Trust us, you are one of the good guys...until we no longer think so."

This is the message your friendly government is now sending. Well, they say the first part, but to hear the second part you need to have the Bush-double standing nearby to mutter.

Link to ABC News getting skittish about wiretapping of reporter calls. Ahhh, smells like a better democracy through fear, intimidation and repression of dissenting voices.

Good times.

At least we still have the internet open and free...until the same phone companies who have happily gifted your call records to the NSA are granted a no-bid contract to own and operate. No doubt there will be a few proviso's about monitoring dissenting blog and email voices.

Only Quest refused to give its records to the Gov. Until there is evidence to the contrary, it sounds like Quest is the moral choice for phone service.

UPDATE: 5:26

Seems the press are all fahred up 'bout sump'n. This one didn't even wait a half-day to get hot.

Imagine that. I was wondering out loud about what it would take to get the press riled up. "Where is the tipping point?" I asked a friend. 'When do the injustices reach critical mass? I blathered something about when the water starts boiling around their rights.

Well now, looks like we got a reg-U-larr jee-q-zee! :?p

Should be an 78 RPM week for the spindoctors...

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

bday blackout

Well, I managed not to post yesterday. My inner voices thought it might be self-congratulatory ro post on one's birthday. so I am congratulating myself today. on yesterday.


Had a good time. God some nice cards and a rosemary bush (yes, I get excited about weedy herbs). I shall name him Bruce.

I got a video game from pop. Been a while sice Atari and Commodore 64. Should be fun and intimidating. I am sure my 4 year-old will help me learn how to be whupped at video games by a 4 year-old.

I don't know how much time I will spend playing. Seems like the rest of my life is quite full. But I'll find some me-time at Saturday, 1am.

The best part was having loved ones around and getting to cook with and eat with them.

Weren't those keebobs good?!?

Monday, May 08, 2006

mindblowing salad

I was raving about the salad we got from our catering service today. Combo of young mixed greens with topping options: blue cheese, walnuts, vinaigrette.

Our training coordinator said it should be good, the catering company advertised it as:

"Tarheel Salad"

bleu cheese

(I wonder if they meant mesclun...)

Friday, May 05, 2006

chernobyl 20 years later

Remember Chernobyl?

This well-written piece with photos is a worthwhile read.

It mixes fascinating information about the area with the ache of promise-gone-wrong, of crumbling civilization and people's connection to the land. even a poisoned land.

And though we've largely forgotten Chernobyl--for it's not news-sexy--we are reminded that it is merely a dormant volcano. The reactor core is still hot, waiting for the right conditions to come along again...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

C for Cookie

My admiration for V For Vendetta has found likeminded persons.

Here is a darling re-mix of the trailer using Sesame Street characters.

happy birthday toooo meeee

Well, I got an early birthday present.

Seems Lucas is re-releasing his original star wars movies on DVD WITHOUT the edits.

I'm not a huge-O movie ownership person anymore, but this I think I will get. overpriced though they be.

Other movies I'll be swooning over: Serenity, V For Vendetta

(What kind of movie year is this?!? THREE movies I'm going to get? Someone must be locked in on making my kinda flick.)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Colbert at correspondents dinner

Stephen Colbert did the Correspondents Dinner last night. I thought it was interesting the AP hosts it (?) as AP seems to be less and less of a force in US news. Or at least as television news continues on a vector away from investigative reporting.

Colbert had a little fun with the gut vs. fact subject. His greeting to Antonin Scalia was also a funnier moment.

Here's a link to the video of Colbert's Speech.