It's like family, only weirder…

Offspring, Part Deaux

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have…Continue Reading

“Seaside” On Sale Now

Well, Seaside didn’t win the Threadless contest, but it won the hearts of some. I really thought I was in it with the good comments, but alas, it scored slightly lower than my previous entry. That’s okay; Threadless losers beccome Zazzle winners! Hop on over to my Zazzle store to…Continue Reading

Threadless: “Seaside”

‘Sup, land lubbers? This is a shout-out to my homeys from way-back. Notorious black beards, REPRESENT! Anyway, I finished another Threadless submission – this one entitled “Seaside.” It went through several critiques and evolved to what you see here now. The original was classy. The finished version is less anatomical…Continue Reading

Ill-Conceived Science

I have heard this one before.  It was once said that bumblebees were scientifically incapable of flight.  Today’s future-potential piece of mythical folklore is that the pterodactyl was also incapable of flight.  Katsufumi Sato has collected and assessed the data only to reveal nature’s secret to flight: “…the largest animal…Continue Reading

Zune 3.0 Coming

Mmmm…Zune 3.0. I’ve just read Jason Dunn’s (of ThoughtMedia.com) report on a recent Microsoft meeting discussing the Zune 3.0 release. I am completely sold on the Zune platform and am greatly encouraged by the up-and-coming release. Perhaps the greatest boon of them all is that the Zune team will be…Continue Reading

Where’s “My” Community?

I am imagining a better WordPress. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the engine behind Gradin.com, as well as countless other blogs on the Interweb. I have been using WordPress for several years now and I really enjoy it. Its many features have grown, and grown on me.…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-09-03

Discovered a new artist (musical) I dig: Zoë Keatinghttp://is.gd/2a4s # Road rash is getting better, but I’m not quite out of the woods yet. Tomorrow is exactly 1 week. # Dropped off a crying kindergartner. It’s worst when I take him. # Who saw Bush read a prepared statement to…Continue Reading

Twitter Updates for 2008-08-09

Holy moley! You can’t go wrong with 2008 Tai Chi masters in a sychronized routine!!! # Is it just funny to me that they have “tremendous national pride” having just gotten some astronauts in space a couple of years ago? # I’ll bet the Bejing Olympics fireworks blow Disney World…Continue Reading

The First Day at School

Yesterday was Balthazar’s first day of school. It started early that morning and the whole family was up for the affair. We drove him in and walked him to his class. It’s one of those “big steps” in a child’s life. I am excited about the idea of him becoming…Continue Reading