Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last night at dinner(cheesburgers on whole wheat buns, brown rice, & lima beans), Matthew, Janet, and I were discussing his choice of Halloween costumes. Matthew it seemed didn't want to be Sportacus anymore.

You may be able to tell how unhappy he was from those photos when he got the costume, which he asked for, last week.

So being a good dad and telling him that if you don't go as Sportacus you don't go, and if you don't go you don't get candy; he tells me that he will go and yes he will get candy anyway.

Janet jumps in at this point, since I was quickly becoming cranky, and says "That's enough attitude out of you Matthew."
To which Matthew replies: "I wasn't attituding you, I was attituding daddy."

My son isn't normally that assertive and that funny at the same time. Janet and I had to look away from each other to keep from laughing out loud.

He's still going as Sportacus.

Friday, October 24, 2008


FYI I have no taste...

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

14 Impressionist, -6 Islamic, -3 Ukiyo-e, -3 Cubist, 0 Abstract and -16 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

Back porting

I'll be back porting some of my old posts to this new site from the old one. Thank you internet archive for making backups for me!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Picture hosting

Since I've offloaded all of my web hosting duties to others, I've got a new photo hosting site to which I'll be re-uploading (OMG the data volume) the family pics. I've chosen SmugMug for the picture hosting. It seems to suck less than many other systems.

So now you can re-enjoy the pictures that have been lost from my poor HD.

Monday, October 20, 2008


This is my first post at the new address. Those of you expecting to find my old self-hosted blog will be taken here instead. I've given up on self-hosting for various reasons most of them being that I don't have the time to be a good sysadmin while watching after my little ones.