Monthly Archives: May 2008

Emotive Eli Emotes Emotions

The past couple of weeks we’ve been dealing with an new onslaught of what seem like extreme emotions from Eli:

Anger when we tell him “no”, usually about treats or tv. The anger comes with stamping feet and a yell that makes me duck my head in shame, because the boy is starting to sound […]

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New Photos

This past Memorial Day weekend, we drove to Nashville to visit with my a couple of my college roommates and their families. We had a blast even though we were outnumbered by the kids.

This morning we went to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens and played in the water because we hadn’t had enough water in the […]

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Indiana Jones and the Halls of Academe

Two notes on Indiana Jones, teacher and archaeologist. One, via Andrew, McSweeney’s looks at why Dr. Jones was denied tenure.

Two, something I didn’t realize until last night. At the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, the government agents tell Indy that top men are examining the ark. “What are their names?” he demands. “Top […]

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See Our Robots Invade Other Planets

I’m late to the party with this one, but it’s still worth talking about: NASA’s Phoenix probe, sent to Mars to examine the history of water on Mars, landed safely on May 25th. Not only have we successfully sent another probe to the red planet, we got a picture of it as it deployed its […]

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Enjoying my Anniversary Flowers

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Second Day of Continuous Rain

And you know what that means? My very best secret weapon for being trapped in the house:

Fort!

Eli shows Liza how to play inside the fort.

Liza’s verdict: Fort is awesome!

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Video of the ROFLCon LOLCat Panel

For your Tuesday entertainment, how about the LOLCat panel from ROFLCon? Watch me and a bunch of other people talk about lolcats for nearly an hour!

C’mon, it’s only an hour long. What else are you going to do on your lunch break?

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Memes for Saturday

Remember how I went to a conference that wanted to bring a bunch of internet memes together in one place? Ever wonder what that would look like set to music?

Ladies and gentlemen, Weezer’s video for “Pork and Beans”.

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Prog Rock Friday, Part 2

I didn’t plan on making this a repeat feature, but then this came along: Jon Anderson of Yes singing lead while the students of New Jersey’s Paul Green School of Rock Omega All-Stars play “Close to the Edge”.

In my misspent youth, I wanted to play keyboards like Rick Wakeman. When I see the keyboardist getting […]

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Spoilery Thoughts on Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull

The short version: diverting entertainment, but nowhere near as much fun as “Raiders” or “Last Crusade”.

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