Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
This is a self-portrait I made of myself back in 2004, when my wife was in a really, really bad place. Even though the holidays are usually rough, due to family tensions, traveling, kids, etc. -- I think back to when life was *really* bad for everyone.
The moral? Even when you think life is bad, it's never quite *that* bad.
Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 21, 2007
So, we're at the deli getting lunch, and I noticed this...umm... ham.
Then I notice the logo. Not content to just steal the Olympic name, they cop the logo, too. Except, their crack design staff edits it slightly. Awesome!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Back from a visit to my Grandma in the nursing home. She's mostly incoherent, but when my wife looked at her and said "I miss you" she said "I miss you too" back (out of the blue). My wife started crying, I started crying and my grandma didn't want anyone to cry. Heh.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
A game where you play
Here's the score off of my first game of the season:
Go here to play: http://www.dontshootyoureyeout.com/
Put your score in the comments section!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Now, hear this song from Zero 7 from their album, Simple Things
While it doesn't sound exactly like Air, the resemblence is uncanny. Yet it seems the fans of either group don't know about the others' existence. Weird.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I saw this over the summer at my local Walgreen's drug store. Unlike your usual Reese’s, this is not just chocolate and peanut butter. Nope, we’re talking chocolate, peanut butter, and banana crème.
I may just be dating myself, but I vaguely remember the King asking for it in a sandwich, fried in bacon fat. No chocolate involved, whatsoever.
Aesthetics aside, it was OK. If you handed this to me while I was blindfolded (what is this, “9½ Weeks”?) I wouldn’t be able to guess that this was a ‘special’ Reese’s. Yes, the banana crème is that underwhelming. In that regard, I suppose I’m like my dad: the flavors need to hit me over the head.
My McKid rating:
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Look at this nightmare of a picture: The tuba (actually a Sousaphone, but does that make me look any less of a total dweeb?), the mullet, the total lack of interest in the girl behind me. No wonder I ended up in a career with computers!
edit: Found out it was St. Patrick's Day 1988.
Friday, October 19, 2007
So, in true "Office Space" tradition, my boss is having me come into work next Sunday. Unlike most weekend trips to work, I am actually going to get paid overtime for this one.
To paraphrase an old punchline, "Now that we've established what kind of guy you are, we're working on the price..."
Thursday, October 11, 2007
So, I was in the mood for a bag of potato chips on the way home from work (my commute is quite a long drive, I’m told ☺), and so I stop at the local 7-Eleven for something… I’m not sure what, yet, but I want potato chips.
Passing by the usual flavors, I decide I'm in the mood for something different. So I grab what appears to be the solitary bag of Lay’s “Crab Spice Seasoning” Potato Chips. I’m not sure if the fact that there was just one bag meant that there was some sort of run on this flavor, or if there was little faith from the delivery person.
I grab a bottle of Gatorade’s Propel grape to wash it down with and cannot wait to scurry to my car and try this stuff. I mean, come on… it’s got a frickin’ crab on the bag!
I open the bag and am treated to the site of a slightly reddish orange colored chip. Not quite the color I was expecting (then again, what color would you use for crab flavor?). The taste was more “Old Bay” than, say, “by the Bay”, but they were quite good.
Here’s the thing. Old Bay seasoning does not taste like crab. Old Bay is sometimes used to season steamed crabs, so I guess that’s where they get the idea. Why didn’t Lay’s just license the spice blend? Because Herr’s already beat them to it.
Was it good? Would I do it again? Maybe. If I wanted a mouthful of Old Bay spice, I’d grab my bottle of Old Bay on the spice rack at home.
My McKid rating: OK
Monday, October 08, 2007
This is a picture of my whole extending family, circa 2001. The only person you can't see is Byron, who is taking the picture.
I miss the days when my grandma was a little more together. My poor dad has to take care of her on a daily basis.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Well, I know I've mentioned it before (way back in April), but I needed to get some stuff together on my end... Today, I'm available at one easy-to-remember address. I bought the domain back when I was unemployed, thinking it would make a cool company name. It was inspired by a shirt I had bought for my friend's wedding. My wife asked me to describe the color, and I told her 'Deep Mustard'. Sure enough, the domain was available, so I snatched it up.
From there, you can access this blog, Five Things (my other blog), my Twitter 'tweets', and my Flickr pictures.
More to come. Stay tuned.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Astute readers might remember me promising something cool in the near future. Was that really back in April? Yeah, about that -- kinda took a back seat. Still working on it... sorry!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I'm not sure if you've been reading my Twitter posts recently, but I've been struggling for a while here to get our various Macs on campus here imaged. Originally, we had a lab full of Macs, and while NetBoot didn't work exactly as predicted, we could finesse it enough to get the job done.
Enter 2007, and not only do we have a lab full of different Macs, those original Macs now have to be reimaged for use elsewhere on the campus. The setup we were using on the Xserve refuses to boot any of the Macs, old or new.
...and don't even get me started on the whole Quark 7 thing!
It's all an exercise in frustration, all exasperated by the fact that all of this needs to be done around August 9th.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Hmm, my sister-in-law just finished "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" yesterday, and said that, "the ending sucked." and told her sister to read it, "just up to the epilogue" -- since I have to get through book 6 still, it has me wondering...
Update: You can read the quick overview (ending and all) on Wikipedia
I saw this yesterday at my local Walgreen's drug store. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Creme. I'm sure it's "Officially Licensed".
On the back is "Elvis Trivia": "Elvis got his first guitar on his 11th birthday — January 8, 1946"
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Today (July 13) marks 5 years I've been married. I'll probably scan some wedding pictures later today and throw 'em up on Flickr to celebrate.
Wow, 5 years. That's like half of Mason's life! Amazing how time can slip away from you like that. Not that I'm complaining or anything. With all the crap we've been through these last few years, which reads like a wedding vow: happiness, tears, sickness (oh, the sickness!), and health. After all that, I can't imagine spending it without my mate, my wife.
I love you, Sweetpea.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
She's not out of the woods yet, but she's getting there.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Sometimes, life reminds you that all is not fair with the world; that the odds are forever stacked in favor of the House.
- Yesterday, as my wife's grandparents were to leave for their home in Florida, her grandmother complained that her left arm couldn't move and her tongue "felt heavy". My mother-in-law tried to contact her doctor, and when she couldn't, made the Executive Decision to take her to the hospital. Good thing she did, because they later found out she had had a stroke. I dashed home (cancelling a doctor's appointment in the meanwhile) to be with the family and all. Sonia's abuela is doing OK. She's still able to talk, and is still as ornery as ever. The doctors, meanwhile, are trying to find out how much damage has been done. They did a CT scan yesterday, but it was foggy, so today's agenda is an MRI. Here's hoping she sits still enough for that.
- Today, I just found out my favorite show on TV, Cartoon Network's "Harvey Birdman" is going off the air come the end of July. Man, I can truly say I absolutely LOVE that show, and seeing it end after only 39 episodes really hurts.
Now, obviously, event #1 is worse than #2 -- but, man -- they both are pretty crummy.