Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Fun!

Here's a hint - whatever you do, never let Santa get your family the stomach virus for Christmas.  Max was the only one who didn't have it; he got over it a couple days ago.  I didn't leave the couch all day.  It's not as fun opening presents on the couch.

We had crackers and water for Christmas dinner.  But, I think we're all doing better today.  Maybe we'll actually break out Guitar Hero World Tour tonight.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


It's cold and icey out there this morning. If you have to *sigh* go to work this morning, be careful out there.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Seven Pounds

Krista surprised me with a night away, so we stayed at Bridge Street last night, saw a couple movies, did some Christmas shopping, and just hung out. (Thanks, Nana and NeeNee!)

One of the films we saw was Seven Pounds. It's one of those movies you can't go into knowing very much about the film - and it looks like the they did the marketing with that in mind. Will Smith is a great actor with amazing depth (I thought Hancock was a pretty good movie, too), and this film is fascinating. Seven Pounds is intense, thought provoking, non-linear, and one of those movies that you talk about for days after you've seen it. It gets a little slow in the middle in a couple of spots, and you can't go in expecting a feel-good Christmas movie, but if you can deal with those things, I think you'll be blown away.

Pop Rocks Popping Bubble Gum

Shopping for my daughter at Limited Too, I found Pop Rocks Bubble Gum! Awesome!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eddie Murphy as the Riddler?

I don't know...didn't we learn our lesson with Jim Carey? Well, if anyone can pull it off, Christopher Nolan can.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Julianna's Dance Chronology

Julianna has always been a dancer. I finally put some of her video together, taken over the last few years.  (Plus, I knew I'd be in trouble if I kept uploading videos of Max, without any of Julianna.)

Julianna Dances (and Saves the World)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Rockbottom Prices

I cannot believe I just filled up my gas tank for $17.50.


Beat Guitar Hero I on it's not as hard as its successors, but it doesn't have a practice mode, and hammer-ons and pull-offs are nearly non-existent.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Keeping History

One of the thing that's so hard about kids is trying to make sure you have ways to keep those memories without being obsessed by capturing every second on camera instead of spending time with them. When Julianna was born, we bought a camcorder, but kept if for less than a year when I figured out every time I wanted to record a memory, by the time I unpacked the camcorder, Julianna had stopped doing whatever we wanted to record. And the last thing I was going to do was walk around with a camcorder glued to my hand just in case she did something cute.

So, we've done our best with a camera - taking pictures when we remember, grabbing short videos now and then.  And a little while back we bought a Flip video camera - which is about the simplest camera to use. I try to record a few when I can - here are a couple of my attempts to keep history recorded.


Night, Night