Monthly Archives: February 2007

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 9: The End, Maybe

In a final frenzied effort and with Stephen manning the ladder to get to the books up high in the living room, we are finished!

1028 total books scanned.
196 books scanned this evening.
Stephen’s Count: 689 total.
My Count: 186 total.
Eli’s Count: 166 total.
Discards: 10. Including 4 Terry Pratchett duplicates!
Discard Total: 59.
Two Highest Resale Values: […]

Read Move Under Ground For Free

Nick Mamatas is a fantasist has written a number of short stories and three novels. He’s taken one of those novels, Move Under Ground, and released it for free under a Creative Commons license.

I decided to release it under a Creative Commons license for a number of reasons. The first is simply that I […]

Medicating People on Heroes

A random thought about the TV show Heroes for your Wednesday: I hope Niki never has to take prescription medication. I can only imagine what would happen when Jessica forgets to take it at the right time or, worse yet, doesn’t know that Niki already took the medicine and so takes an extra dose.

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 8 (Movies & Games)

Woot! I’m on a roll today! I decided to do the movies and games while Eli napped today as well.

78 total movies scanned.
14 total Play Station 2 games scanned. All Stephen’s. Although I’ve been known to Guitar Hero occasionally.
I’m not breaking the movies up into who owns what because we pretty much own jointly and […]

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 7

So this morning, since I finally don’t feel like the giant head-cold monster any more, I decided to do some cleaning. I started in Eli’s room. He and I decided to store some things in the attic. He did really well with it and only asked to keep a couple of the items I had […]

Happy Birthday, Eli!

Eli turns three tomorrow. We got him cupcakes to take to school tomorrow. But we got started on the sugar high tonight!

Jessica and Rick

This is a post I’ve been wrestling with for a while now. Whether or not to talk about it. Whether or not to link to the site I am going to be talking about. How to address the topic and say what I want to say in the most compassionate way. I don’t know if […]

New Masthead!

It’s that time of year again. We’ve rotated pictures in the masthead, the better to bring you more rocking. If you aren’t seeing the new pictures, press the “reload page” button on your browser, and if that doesn’t work, clear your cache.

Don’t Try this at Home

When I was between six and ten, I went to the roller skating rink all the time. One particular Friday or Saturday night I remember going with my family and my parents’ best friends and their kids. I was busily trying to skate among the masses of people when I came upon two women skating […]

Boston Frees the Mooninite Two

It now appears that Boston will be dropping charges against the two people who hung the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Mooninite signs around the city. It’s about time. [UPDATE: As Vika points out in the comments, MSNBC jumped the gun. At this point charges against Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens are still pending. Sigh.]

Look, here’s […]