Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Toy House

EVERY ROOM in the house is Toddler Lock's toy room.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
--George Orwell

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Classy Joint

I was in line where the customer at the front ordered a $1.50 burrito but paid with $100 bill. Her change was $98.50 after the employees ran around wildly, summoning managers and opened a couple of vaults.

What's wrong with people?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Three Generations of Dimensions

I saw someone trying to explain the space-time continuum by drawing the "shape" of time on a piece of paper.

It makes me smile to realize how difficult this must have been to explain the fourth dimension to three dimensional beings on an object best used in representing the second dimension.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Scientific Consensus

"Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you're being had."
- Michael Crichton

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fashionable to be Unfashionable

Fashion's sense of fashion is as faddish as itself. If you're worried about how any period will view the way you looked or what you did, just wait long enough; it'll come back into style or there will be no style to speak of for it to be on the outside.

What this means is that you should do whatever you want. If you're the kind to be concerned about image, do it anyway and be ahead of your time...again.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

It's a Miracle!

Miracles seem to be branded out of an act of selfishness. In essence, miracles are things we can not humanly control or produce at will. Unexplained healing is a miracle. Sunsets are a miracle. Gestation is a miracle (we can be vessels of this, but we do not control what goes on inside). Life is a miracle; we live it, but we do not write our DNA, we do not make our bones grow, our hair, develop our capacity for thought and our abilities for caring.

So miracles are events that we are not capable of doing at will. It's outside of our scope; somewhere in nature; super nature!

This is a selfish thought. If we, rulers of the universe, can not do something at will, it must be supernatural. It must only be accomplished by that one, necessary existence right above us...and only that one. There are no more existences because perhaps our pride couldn't handle if there were a super-supernatural. We just need the supernatural to explain why we can't do everything.

It is a very big (read: divine) deal if we are not able to accomplish something. It must be! To call something a miracle is almost the same as saying, "That's not fair! I can't do that!"

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

So it's been awhile since I've given you a personal update and almost a year exactly since I've posted a personal snapshot. No time like the present.

I'm still at the same job I've been it for the last nine years. I've got a 2.25 year old daughter and another human on the way. Still married. Still the same house I've been in for the last seven years.



DJI 13308, NASDAQ 2561, SP5 1506

#1 Movie at the box office:
Spider-Man 3. Biggest opening ever, $150 million.

Last movies I saw at the theater:
Hot Fuzz

Last movie(s) I saw not at the theater:
Benchwarmers (Starz)
Doom (HBO VOD)

Books I'm currently reading:
Woe Is I, The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia T. O'Connor
Imagining the Tenth Dimension: A New Way of Thinking About Time and Space by Rob Bryanton

Albums (cd/mp3) I'm listening to:
The Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani

Video games I'm playing:
World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade (70 Druid, 70 Warlock, 37 Priest, 12 Shaman)
Wii Sports
Just finished Zelda: Twilight Princess (Over 50 hours of gameplay).
Super Paper Mario

Price I'm paying for gas:

Last several Google searches:
service samba

share permissions on network drive
windows mmc
windows changing share permissions
using rsh with passwords
using "rshd/nt"
unc windows
sanyo db-l40
anagram maker

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


My daughter is quite find of Dr. Suess books. I, however, am not.

The man made up words to rhyme with other words. A wocket in my pocket? A gellar in the cellar? It's embarassing to stumble through a book that my daughter can't read when I can barely read it myself. Shouldn't we teach our kids the real language first before making up words?

Worst invented Suess word: Thneed.