Monthly Archives: June 2009

Busy making things

I’ve had the notebook crafting bug:

Click to see some of the other notebooks I’ve made over the past week or so.

So, question: Should I put up an Etsy store and start selling my creations?

I’m still hard at work on the lighthouses. I’ll take a photo after tonight’s work and post.

Stay Alert! Trust No One! Keep Your Laser Handy!

Sunday night, for the first time in far too long, I ran a game of Paranoia.

Paranoia, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, is an RPG originally published in the 1980s. It was an unholy union of Brave New World, 1984, and the Three Stooges. Players took on the role of Troubleshooters, hapless […]

Gus was a friendly ghost

My mom saved a couple of boxes of my children’s books for me to give my kids. They’ve sat in the bottom of Eli’s closet since before there was an Eli. He’s looked through the books off and on a couple of times and has come up with a few gems that he likes to […]

Will work for fabric & floss

You know how the other day I mentioned that I was working on a cross-stitch piece someone hired me to do? Well, that generated a fair number of questions I thought I’d answer in a post.

How did the person find me?
A long time ago, like around the time Eli was born, I was talking with […]

The 360 is Better Than Cats

Look what I got!

That’s right, thanks to Misty’s gift, I’ve leapt into the future of 2005. Finally I can play Bioshock on my TV, like God intended.

What’s that, Xbox 360? What do you mean, an interloper?

Oh, him? First-generation Xbox? He’s harmless. I mean, it’s not like he’s really any threat to someone like you, with […]

What have we been doing lately?

The list is long but boils down to this: trying to acclimate to Eli’s last summer before school starts.

In an effort to keep things light this summer, I didn’t schedule any camps or lessons of any kind for the kids. Ironic, since this is the first summer Eli’s been old enough to be eligible for […]

Politicians on Twitter

Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said ‘time to delivr on healthcare’ When you are a ‘hammer’ u think evrything is NAIL I’m no NAIL
—Senator Chuck Grassley’s Twitter feed

You know, a lot of political speech would have been much better on Twitter.

Heres truth: NO FEAR! Now everybody back to work. (@fdr)

Hey peeps, lurkers […]

At Least We Didn’t Go Into Tashi Station

Saturday, to celebrate its decade anniversary, we watched Star Wars Episode I with the accomanying Rifftrax.

I hadn’t watched it all the way through in ten years. Holy cow, I’d forgotten how bad it was. It’s like those Anita Blake comics where nothing happens. Even with part of the old MST3k crew making jokes I could […]

Kids and Cages Go Together Like Apples and Razor Blades

Several years ago, Eli climbed into a dog cage, so of course we took a picture. Ten months later we got hate mail about it.

A few months ago, comic book writer Matt Fraction took a picture of his kid in a dog crate.

Because my mind works lighting fast, yesterday I thought, “I wonder how many […]

Make Your PowerPoint Presentation Suck Less in Many Easy Steps

Hands up if you’ve been in this situation: you have to give a presentation using PowerPoint, and you’re pretty sure it’s going to suck. Maybe you don’t know how to put an effective one together. Maybe you do, but you don’t have enough time to put a good presentation together. Maybe your boss has handed […]