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Eloise

Eloise Via Flickr: I don’t know what came over me. We weren’t going to be buying any new animals for some time, now that we have a new [human] baby in the house. But she’s a Weimaraner, and she’s a blue. And I’m not sure that she’s figured this kid…Continue Reading

Is it April Already?

I just noticed that we’ve reached the ides of April for 2009 and I seem to remember just celebrating the New Year. Four months has just flown by! Balthazar is nearing the end of his first year of grammar school. Sorscha is nearly 6 months old. We’ve just had our…Continue Reading

A Baby Changes Everything

Remarkably, the biggest change at the Gradin household is simply in our perception. There are all sorts of things that change when a new child is born into your family. Your free time dries up, your bank account empties, you become more selfless. But when you already have an older…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-07-19

The day’s finally over – we’re resting easy at the the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. # Ritz Carlton: Super swank, expensive rooms, luxury hotel. Internet access is still an additional charge. Good thing I’m resourceful. # Dowtown Phily – kids swim in the water fountains! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

A Surreal Morning

Monday morning I began my day like many others. It was the first day of school for many, and it was the beginning of the work week for me. I also managed to get out the door in record time (related) that morning; the sun was just creeping up above…Continue Reading

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

I broke out of my comfort zone in two big ways this weekend; both involving drumming. When it comes to personal challenges, those involving my creative efforts are the most difficult to engage. A failure at something coming from creativity is a personal one, to me. However, I don’t feel…Continue Reading

Four Eyed Monsters (2005): Film 2.0

My mind was working on a few different angles while watching this film just now. I saw the advertisement on YouTube and had the 70 minutes free time. Well, actually I was busy working on a wedding video and wanted a distraction – how apropos. At once I will congratulate…Continue Reading

Gainesville’s Finest

I don’t have particularly bad luck with police officers, but it just seems as though most of them don’t have very personable personalities. Friday night at Oodle’s in Gainesville proved otherwise. Two officers were eating at Oodles where my wife, son, and I frequent. Balthazar noticed the cars outside while…Continue Reading

Overheard Conversation

Last night I overheard Balthazar and Amy talking in the bathroom. Amy: Oh! That’s a good looking poop. Balthazar: Thanks! Balthazar: That’s the daddy one, that’s the baby one, and that’s the mommy one. Amy: Go tell daddy. Me: (passing the bathroom) I hope the daddy one is huge.