Monthly Archives: October 2007

Sleep or No Sleep

When babies are little, whenever they make noise, you rush to them to figure out what’s wrong. As they get older and their repertoire of sounds increases, things become trickier.

Take Liza. She laughs. She coos. She makes this creaky sound that makes you wonder if her parents were a pteradon and an unoiled hinge. Most […]

Busy, Busy, Busy!

This weekend we are having baby dedication for Liza at church. So we’re going to be up to our eyeballs in company. My dad and step mom are arriving this evening so we can spend a few days visiting. Stephen’s parents, two grandmothers and great aunt arrive on Saturday. Sunday is the dedication and then […]

You Needa Liza & Eli Photo

It was cool on Friday when we went to swing so I used it as an excuse to put Liza in her cutie hat and jacket.

Eli makes music out of measuring spoons on Saturday morning.

You Needa Liza & Eli Photo

It was cool on Friday when we went to swing so I used it as an excuse to put Liza in her cutie hat and jacket.

Eli makes music out of measuring spoons on Saturday morning.

Notes from the National Geographic

Remember when I said I read National Geographic cover to cover when I get it? I read most of the current issue over the weekend and one of the things that struck me was the article on Biofuels. Check out the one on cellulose. Yes, that’s right, we could possibly fuel our future cars on […]

Then He Said, “I Was Going Into Toshi Station to Pick Up Some Power Converters”

The four of us were playing Lego Star Wars II last night, the one based on the original trilogy. We’ve been working our way through Star Wars and had reached the final climactic battle. On the TV, the Death Star moved into position around Yavin.

ELI: Dad? Dad? Hey, dad, dad.
ME: Yes, Eli.
ELI: (pointing) What kind […]

I Love the Internet!

I know I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again, but I love the internet.

Yesterday someone posted on my Legos post saying he was from Wild Planet Toys based in San Francisco and that he’d love for Eli to try out a few of their toys.

My first thought was, “This is spam, […]

These are the Uplifting and Edifying Things We Do with Our Time During the Day

The Big Dragon*Con Post

I was waiting for the audio files from my talks to be available before I made this post, but they’re going to be a while coming, and I am impatient. So let’s pimp the things I did at Dragon*Con!

I gave two talks, one on Bose Einstein Condensates and fermi superfluids, the other on the history […]

A Slightly Tilting Bedroom

I woke up this morning with the world gently tilting out from under me. I think it’s some cold or similar thing diddling with my inner ear. When I first got up, standing upright and stationary was nearly impossible. When I closed my eyes I saw a swinging clock pendulum or a sledgehammer pounding back […]