Monthly Archives: June 2007

Five Weeks Later, We Decide to Upload New Photos

So we’re slow at putting up photos. We suck.

And there’s more where those came from. POW! New pictures for you!


You’re listening to KLZA, your station in the mornings for dirty diapers. Tonight’s lineup includes breathing heavily from 10:30 P.M. until 12:00 midnight, followed by three hours of random cries and wheeps that are guaranteed to wake you up at odd intervals. At 3:00 A.M. we’ll have the half-hour crying-and-feeding show, and then an hour […]

Hogwarts Bound

We have discovered that Liza is a Parselmouth. What with the tongue going every which way all the time. This would help explain the variety of snakes we have hanging around outside.

Stressing About Baby Names

A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article about parents stressing over what to name their baby. The article discusses parents-to-be hiring numerologists and consultants to help them choose a name, and talks about naming a baby as an act of marketing and branding. Thus you have an ad exec and author […]

The Three Laws of Baby Sleep

The three laws of sleep as applied to a household that contains a new baby are remarkably similar to those involving entropy. To wit:

1. You can’t win.
2. You can’t break even.
3. You can’t get out of the game.

Also note that while sleep cannot really be created, it can easily be destroyed.

HOMEWORK: Given the three laws […]

The Sopranos Ends With a Final Episode

Dear Internet,

We finished watching The Sopranos last night. Thanks for not spoiling us! So who’s ready to discuss the final episode now?

Anyone? Anyone?


ETA: Caution! Amy came to play, so we’re talking in full-bore spoilers in the comments.

Comments Have Gone Missing

Something hinky happened to our comments overnight, and we have lost a chunk of comments from about June 20th through 10:00 CDT today. We’re working to restore them from backup.

UPDATE: We figured out the problem. For those who care about technical details: Spam Karma 2 went crazy and manually spanked a bunch of comments.

Friday Night Videos: Suicide

Pearl Jam: Jeremy (1992)

When I think about how music videos changed between the 1980s and the 1990s, this one plays prominently in my little mental timeline. Its imagery and subject matter is very striking, and how Jeremy’s parents and his classmates are represented intrigues me. The effect is blunted somewhat by this tiny pixellated version, […]

A Procrustean Approach to Science Fiction

A few years back, a group of science fiction writers announced the Mundane SF philosophy. It aimed to take the overly fantastical out of science fiction. Among the common SF tropes it decried were interstellar travel, contact with aliens, alternate universes, and the like. Mundane SF was to focus on life in and around Earth. […]

Liza’s Nicknames

So because babies are so lumpish at the beginning, we tend to christen ours with a variety of nicknames to fit whatever the situation warrants. Eli had a whole bunch that I can’t remember anymore. We’ve given Liza a bunch too and here is a list of a few:

Our Little Frat Boy – Because she […]