I dreamt last night that I had conjunctivitis of the left eye (pink eye, for those of you not plugged into my daily dose of medspeak) and spent a cranky dream-day trying to get out of one engagement or another so I could get treatment. “Oh, that looks bad,” all my dream people said sympathetically, peering at my eye. In my dream, I would pry my eyelid open with my fingers so they could see that my iris had a second iris riding shotgun behind it, a slippery, brown-and-black striped disc that kept sliding around the surface of my eye and occasionally popping out to flash people, for all the world like creepy Uncle Mark the Drunk who shows up to family events wearing a brown overcoat and no socks.
Every so often I get reminded that I have a blog, and I end up coming back just to see what that was all about.
There was a time when I was posting almost every day, which is hard to imagine now but seemed perfectly rational back in the day. “The Day” encompasses [...]
Saturday night, I posted the following on Facebook.
“Plan for tomorrow: zoo. Question is, which one? Oakland or SF? Never been to the former; how is it for 2 year olds and overwrought parents?”
A kindly friend of The Guy’s replied: San Francisco zoo is larger, but Oakland has lots to do for kids. Heads [...]
Unusually enough, I have some free time today and limited resources to do any of the many other things that are usually clamoring for my attention — in other words, I’m stuck on the train with about 20% battery on my laptop and no internet access — so I have a chance to do one [...]
Hobbes got a fairly authentic-seeming set of Black & Decker toy power tools for Christmas, which has been affording him some amusement in the past week or so. The drill lights up and makes a convincing grating sound when pressed against hard materials; the electric screwdriver bit sinks in when pushed, and shares [...]
Our first day of the new year went more smoothly than might be expected with a rainy day, cold weather, and an active 2-year old. We spent the morning at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose, where Hobbes got thoroughly wet, excited, and stimulated. This was followed by a trip to the Old Spaghetti [...]
Hobbes and the Guy were in the living room, trying to craft a plastic tubing base for a xylophone toy that I’d played with when I was a kid. Mom brought it down from Seattle when she came to visit. I was in the kitchen, trying to read a book. It had been so long, [...]
…for a given value of it, anyway.
The family is gone, more or less — my mother flew back to Seattle yesterday, after a 5 day stay that felt a lot shorter than it actually was, and Sako and John are off doing whatever it is that climbers do when they’ve got free time. Climb [...]
Posted back in October, 2010…
Hobbes is asleep right now in the back of the car (little bugger — but I did try to get him to sleep at his scheduled bedtime; he just was having none of it, and now look him) which means that I’m stuck in the car as well to wait [...]
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- A Good Idea Followed by a Bad Idea
- Childrens’ Day and other things
- Stories on an afternoon drive
- Bring your kids to work day
- Tech support.
- A little daring
- I don’t know about you….
- A little bit of validation
- In which good intentions mean diddly-squat
- Things I need to remember not to forget
- Sometimes they will surprise you
- England and other errata