31 August 2008

Divide and Conquer

These girls are pretty tiring. I think this is the first chance I've had all day to sit down to myself for more than 10 minutes. Now Alisa is waking up, so I have to be fast. Our tactic tonight is "Divide and Conquer". I've got The Empress and Hirono has The Fox. We've both got our hands full; but, at least there are moments to do things like eat.

Loving of every minute of it! I don't think I really could articulate precisely the absolute joy of being with these girls and watching them grow.


Whem Will They Come For Me?


29 August 2008

My, how fast they grow.

The girls will be three months old next week. It is quite amazing how quickly they grow and mature.

Both girls sleep in bed with Hirono and me. This morning Alisa was sleeping on top of my chest. Leia was on the bed between Hirono and me. Leia was wide awake and looking around the room. Leia's eyes settled on Alisa's face. I noticed Alisa stirring and she cracked open one eye. Just then Leia got a big grin on her face as she saw her sister wake up.

It was quite an incredible experience. The girls are growing and becoming their own persons. They're even starting to interact with each other rather than just Mama and Daddy. There's still too many diapers...

Global Colleagues

What fun! Yesterday I scheduled a trip to two offices in Asia with which I work closely. In my InBox this morning was two travel advisories for both disease and unrest in these two places. Lovely.

18 August 2008

Insignia for FF League Team

Ripped it off from Wildebeest Records.

Updated: Alright, maybe not. The ESPN sight has been quite buggy for me.

15 August 2008

Innocent Before Proven Guilty as Defined by The Courts

OK. If you use InDesign, how do you make that a full page headline in a weekly magazine? Wouldn't that be interesting to see? I've worked at Adobe for more than 16 years and I still can't use our products for squat. I can hella'build software for you, though.


Updated: Damn links.

13 August 2008

Name That Tune Meme

I violated the rules a little bit. Sometimes I added more than four lines since that made the lyrics more of a conceptual stanza. I sorta used the same band twice; but, not quite.

Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing
Play the game with ev'ry flow'r you bring
[song title] don't tell no lies
[song title] will make you wise. Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away [song title]

She lives in this house over there
Has her world outside it
Scrapples in the earth with her fingers and her mouth
Shes five years old

Try and keep it simple,
Not too far away,
Movin' slow, so simple,
Never felt this way.

Once upon a time
I was on a mind to lay your burden down
And leave you where you stood
You believed I could
Youd seen it done before

War has been declared
We are forced to fight
Take lives of my men
My Kingdom falls this night

They're gathered in circles
the lamps light their faces
The crescent moon rocks in the sky
The poets of drumming
keep heartbeats suspended
The smoke swirls up and then dies

(7) "Sacrificial Bonfire" by XTC, provided by Toast
Fire they cried
So evil must die
And yields are good
So men pull back hoods and smile

They're walking by the night
The moon has frozen blue
Long black coats a shelter for the rain
Their load must get through

(9) "Collideascope" by the Dukes of Stratosphere, provided by Toast
[song title]
Careful, don't look down the wrong end
You will see ships that fall out of the sky
Who put that nail in your eye
You make me want to cry with your...

[song title]
Brings the dawn in
It's just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning
[song title]
It's just the wasted years so close behind

12 August 2008

No cars on Campbell Avenue

Here’s another positive event that brings hope for our race’s future. I’ve got no statistics; but, anecdotally, there seems to be a slowly growing swell of support for closing off areas to automobiles and encouraging public transport/walking areas. I’ve long held that downtown Campbell would be much better off financially if its main street were closed to traffic. Its impossible to drive down it with all the stop signs and pedestrians. The traffic that does drive through is usually bad enough to make al fresco dining unpleasant. My guess is that closing off the street would propel the upscale shopping and art galleries forward, improving the ambience and tax revenue.

Sounds like a letter to the local newspaper and city council is in order.

Update: fixed link

07 August 2008

The Horserace

I do have hope. If we don't get it right this time, we will get it right within my lifetime - if we can solve the energy crisis. Give peace a chance.


06 August 2008

This Pretty Much Seals It

Well, to my mind, this pretty much confirms the fact that Bruce Ivins either is innocent or is part of a larger effort. If there is anything the Bush administration has taught me its that whatever they say, the opposite is most likely true.