This weekend was a fun-filled one in which Balthazar was introduced to automotive repair. He really enjoyed it, which means at age 6 not only will he be mowing the lawn, he’ll be changing my oil too. My goal was to replace all of my brake pads this weekend; a goal, which in reality, turned… Continue reading First Time on the Mazda
Month: August 2006
A Message from Balthazar
Balthazar wrote me a nice message this morning. His first, I believe. I think he intended for me to post it here, so here’s Balthazar’s first blog post: Etrosekwekd oiddf.k5rotipskdr4;t,lr.erfr;;;ewk .ir9roi3eeeeeeee eeeeeeeeekkeo3i4o eeeeeeeeeiooooooei3 wlp rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ekrs/d.ðw’ré 444444444444444444444444 pél5[p4 4r’r 4rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
6 Days ’till Dragon*Con 2006
It’s getting down to the wire and it looks like we just scored a room at the Marriott Marquis for Dragon*Con weekend, thanks to Mike Eaves. He’s one of the other drummers on the Silk Roads track and in the Dragon*Con drumming circle. I’m sure I’ve mentioned the apparent misalignment with drumming and Sci-Fi/Fantasy, but… Continue reading 6 Days ’till Dragon*Con 2006
Make Sure You Have Clean Underwear
Balthazar received his second backpack in life – this one more official than the diaper bag/backpack we taught him to carry. He perked awake this morning with the clear intention of this backpack accompanying him to daycare (a.k.a. school). All morning he held onto said pack and eagerly considered the jealousy in his friends’ eyes… Continue reading Make Sure You Have Clean Underwear
Flash! Bang! Wow!
Flash has brought about some very entertaining stuff throughout the years. Now artist Alan Becker demonstrates the real struggle in Flash art creation. It’s Animator vs. Animation.
Fresh Dose of Heebee Jeebies
Neatorama shares with us six of the more horrific parasites encountered within the the world. I’ve seen some of these already and I know of others that certainly deserve their fair attention in the top 10. This article however, has some pictures that left me noticing slight skin twitches with some unneeded apprehension. Six Horrifying… Continue reading Fresh Dose of Heebee Jeebies
Word of the Year
Answers.com has this to say about phatic: phat·ic (făt’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas. I don’t know how Web 2.0 missed this most appropriate word for the new wave of Internet stickiness, but it’s a… Continue reading Word of the Year
You’re not Ready
Having never attended college officially, I cannot speak to the readiness of our college graduates. I can say however, that nothing but life itself can prepare you for the world.
I was such a fan of the 80’s movies surrounding Irwin Fletch’s life in investigative journalism. Zach Braff (apparently positioning himself to leave the cast of Scrubs, another favorite) is setup to play the part of Fletch in a remake that Braff has reenergized after some 5-years of the project’s faultering. It seems that many… Continue reading Fletch Lives
The Lineup so Far (Solar System 2.0 Beta)
In case you’ve missed the news, the astronomical community is currently reworking our solar system after some new information and a bit of a debate. While God may or may not have created our universe in 7 days, it has taken 2¼ centuries thus far to flesh out the solar system. Now we’re haggling about… Continue reading The Lineup so Far (Solar System 2.0 Beta)