Friday, September 28, 2007


Damn.. I'm really old in binary!
It is some consolation that yesterday I was 100111 which somehow looks even older.
Maybe later I will have some philosophical musings on where I am at this ripe age.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Not at all pirate related.... arrrr.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Lazy blogging

In theory there is nothing offensive about this. Really, why can't I put this on my office door.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Free Parenting Tip #2

Holy Internets Batman!!!

Got a comment made to my (semi retired since July)M&M Game's, fictional newspaper blog.
Freedom Herald

I hope this doesn't end up in Gen Petreaus's report.

I wonder what this person thinks of the Super Mandrill?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Catching my stride

The new game went very well this time. A reasonable amount of discussion, intrigue, and actually some action, including a fight! I am digging the Steam Age, though I don't think this will be a permanent game. Maybe for a few more months, then on to something different.

Laborious Weekend

I am exhausted. This long weekend has been very tiring.And honestly we didn't do much. I mowed the lawns, we put up some bookshelves. But that is about it, in terms of house work. The main issue has been the kids. They have launched a full scale rebellion. Pretty much anything we tell them to do, they don't. Anything we tell them not to do, they do, repeatedly. Our time outs and scolding seem to fall on deaf ears. They've taken to demolishing their train sets (which they cannot yet put together and require an hour or so to assemble), Sophie has had multiple bathroom 'accidents', they've left a path of destruction in their wakes to rival our initial moving mess. They won't nap, and sleep doesn't seem to come easy to them, or us as a result. Will has developed an obsessive fear of shadows, especially the rocking chair shadow, which he knows is the rocking chair, but still fears.
Yesterday it seemed to cause (I don't know the real cause) a serious bout of heart burn in me, followed by a monster migraine. It just seems too much.
Obviously, settling into the new house is going to take some time, and Sophie is starting school today. So maybe that change is causing some upheaval. But I am ready for another vacation, this one from the kids. I really hope this is a phase.

On a positive note: we had some friends over for burgers and dogs Sunday, they have a kid between Sophie and Will. That was fun, but not exactly calm. The three manages to trash the house during their play, but otherwise, it was nice.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

One room to go

So today I mostly cleaned up, and organized the garage. It is not perfect, as there are still things that need to go elsewhere, but for a garage, it is in pretty good shape. Room to park in a car in there, if you can imagine.
So that leaves bedroom number three. Since the kids opted to share a room (a huge room, so no problem there) we have a very nice room with no furniture, but presently full of wayward boxes with no homes. Art supplies, games, old baby stuff. Most of it will probably go into the attic, but some may stay (we may end up putting the games in the closet there). I actually have my gaming (RPG) stuff in the playroom, secure behind child and adult proof doors. With the new Poker table, chairs and such, the room is really taking shape as a dual purpose room. Actually it is one purpose, FUN, but dual in the sense of kid, and adult fun.