Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Samuel enjoyed his first Halloween. He fulfilled his lifelong ambition of being a dog and was downtrodden when some lady called him a mouse (and a 'girl') but that's another blog entry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Planned Chance Encounter

Two of my best buddies met today for what seemed like the first time. Utilizing the internet and it's blog power, they found a common ground and may become friends, as I am with each of them. I'd like to take credit for this but I can't. They each have their own direction and have enjoyed the blogs of the other. There was talk of Tom Wopat meeting them but he didn't show. Turns out, he was just a little late.Wait... what I'm I saying, I can take credit for it since they were both in my wedding for crying out loud. But I digress.(incidentally, the guy in the black circle is currently in the 'where does he blog now' file)

Friday, October 26, 2007

Family Visit

My Uncle Clyde and Aunt Ann came down from North Carolina this afternoon to see us and and meet Samuel. (ok... so they just came to meet Sam, but we were there too) They didn't stay very long, about an hour or so, but as they drove off, I couldn't help but be reminded of how peoples lives circle into one another.It's funny, there are some people in your life that you seldom see but when you do you seem to pick up right where you left off. Like you were already in the middle of a conversation. We move through this life... we worry, we try, we press on... and every now and again (get ready for it, here it comes, you know I'm going to say it) we meet a wormhole. I remember Uncle Clyde from when I was very young and now here he is with my son. Maybe I'll meet my nephew's son one day... I hope his Dad is as happy and proud as I was.

Oh, and if Samuel has half the sense of humor as Clyde, he'll have a good head start.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Paomnnehal Pweor of the Hmuan Mnid

Aoccdrnig to a rscheeartch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig.

(No, I didn't think that up, write it, or type it myself but I lvoe pzzia)

Monday, October 22, 2007


Call off the dogs:
The question as to whether or not Sam will
be a "Mama's boy" or not has been answered.
It's yes. Right now, I'm just background noise. I think to combat this I'll get him a Gene Simmons Axe bass or a Red Ryder BB gun or a bear or something. Wish me luck...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Blog, Blog, Blog...

To blog or not to blog, that is the question; whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous blogs, or to take arms against a sea of blogs, and by opposing, end them.
---Shakespeare (sort of)

I've realized lately that I have a blog and I don't blog about anything. How can I have a blog and not blog? In todays world of effecting politics or getting films like "Snakes on a Plane" made, blogs can be pretty useful. All I do is put up stuff only I think is funny and then sit back and think... "is it 'affect' or 'effect' politics?"

Sure every now and again I'll think of something meaningful, like that driving around bit I stuck on YouTube, that seemed to be a hit. But mostly it's just "I Wendy, I Wanda, I wonder.." and nothing ever gets said. My buddy George lit the fire under me when he was talking about Christian Democrats. So I think I'll just stand here until I think of something pertinent to say.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Behind the Scenes

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"There's a song that I'd rather forget...
But I don't think I've shaken it yet."
---Kevin Moore
My brother-in-law gave me this CD a while back and now thanks to the magical wonder of the iPod shuffle setting, I literally can't get another tune in my head. So instead of distancing myself from so I can enjoy it for a longer period of time, I've decided to endorse it, play it over and over and get it out of my system. Enjoy...
"Wings of a Butterfly"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Bath Time

Here's my son and a few of his favorite toys in the tub.


Happy 10 Month B-Day, Sam!
We have a fun tradition of singing while he takes a bath. He seems to enjoy story songs (heck, who doesn't?) and lately, he's really gotten into Bruce Springsteen's "Johnny 99". He could do a lot worse and seems to really like the line about waving his gun around.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Worm Hole

Same two guys. Same location. Same event.
9 years apart.