…And upon the third decade of life, such an elaborate scheme was laid upon the woolen eyes of their victim. Never before have I been so bewildered and pleased in the same breath. Here’s the skinny on one of the greatest sting operations of all times. Jeff calls me early in the month of February… Continue reading Birthday Cheers. Skål!
We were quite suddenly frightened tonight when we arrived home from dinner to find our sleeping son’s finger had turned mostly black. While he drifted into sleep in his car seat, he had been playing with a Beanie Baby elephant. While doing that, he had apparently worked his finger into the label loop and begun… Continue reading Curiosity Killed the Cat
That’s right, today is my baby boy’s third birthday. He made it, in part, because he’s so darned cute. I hope his day is going well and he’s enjoying some cupcakes at daycare. Sunday, I gave him a vanilla Frappuccino from Starbucks (pictured); always a favorite. We’ve only just recently gotten him to actually hold… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Balthazar!!!
It’s day 3 of my sudden illness and I’m feeling only slightly better. Not quite ready to go out and have a walk. The first two days were filled with the waxing and waning of my core temperature. Now on the 3rd, I’m only slightly able to regulate this to my liking. Last night, I… Continue reading Bring Out Your Dead
The Ampulex compressa, a wasp with a nasty hunting habit, has a particularly devious plan in store for cockroaches. I’m not fond of roaches either, but I’ve never thought to conduct bizarre Frankenstein experiments with them. I’ve read at Boing Boing and The Loom at Corante now about the fascinating insect. The female wasp seeks… Continue reading Evil in Nature
I’m involved in a comment thread with another Flickr user involving the appropriateness of an image I’m displaying for all the world to see. Being a father and an artist, my perspective is somewhat jaded on the issue. As compared to an advertisement strategy of Calvin Klein’s where young children are poised in their underwear,… Continue reading **Censored**
Amy, I, and Balthazar all went to Meehan’s this evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was an excellent venue for the event, though it was pretty much standing room only. If it seems a bit odd to bring a two-year-old to an ale house, it is. However, Meehan’s catered to all until 8:00pm on… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day at Meehan’s
My efforts to stay awake and finish my presentation Monday night were thwarted by constant head-nodding. Eventually, I gave up – my copy and paste actions were getting depressingly sloppy – and went to bed. I assumed that by getting to bed at a reasonable hour, I could wake up early and finish the slide… Continue reading First Impressions
Today we visited Barbara Elise, the previously mentioned, unnamed, baby girl. It turns out they didn’t pick one of my names, though Tina did say she had up to two weeks to decide. She’s a beautiful specimen and only days old.
Some good friends of mine, Drew and [Ba]Tin[n]a, just had a baby. They already have a boy – eight or nine I think – so they’re not new at this, just rusty. The girl was born by force Monday. She’s 7lb some-odd ounces (pretty much a perfect weight). Drew, in his sleep-deprived state, has either… Continue reading Good Friends, Drew and Batinna