Archive for December, 2005

You’ve Been Given Extra Time. Use It Wisely

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

This year will be one second longer than last year. The timekeepers at places like the US Naval Research Laboratory will be adding a leap second to their clocks this year to keep the clocks in synchronization with the rotation of the Earth. I’m going to use mine to get some extra sleep. How are [...]

Football Fun

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

If you missed the last play of the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, you missed one of the wildest plays since Cal vs. Stanford and the Stanford marching band. Trailing by 4 with just two seconds left, Michigan ran a hook-and-ladder (hook-and-lateral?) play that featured about umpteen different laterals, a fumble, the Nebraska team storming [...]

Abe Lay Dug Razz

Monday, December 26th, 2005

One of the things Santa brought us this year was a game called “Mad Gab”. This game has nonsense phrases printed on cards. Just looking at the phrases, they don’t make any sense, but if you read them aloud and listen to the sounds, then you’ll hear a new phrase that makes sense. For example, [...]

Christmas Dinner

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Everybody always asks what we’re having for Christmas dinner. This year we weren’t planning to have a big dinner on Christmas, because Jackie, Fred, and their kids were coming over on Christmas Eve to have chicken and pasta with us. With that big a meal on Christmas Eve, I wasn’t planning a big meal on [...]

Santa Done Come and Gone…

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

As usual, Santa was very generous this year…
Everybody got something they wanted. I can’t remember all the gifts, but here are the highlights: Wendy got a nice new George Foreman grill (she’s been wanting one – really!), some margarita glasses and salt, some honey soap, and a new Patricia Cornwell novel. Bryn got a calendar, [...]

Jolly Boots of Doom

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

This is for you, Summer:

Zim’s Christmas Spirit is a little… off.

Merry Christmas!

8:08 AM Christmas Morning…

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

…and what I want to know is WHY WOULD I GET OUT OF MY WARM BED ONE MILLISECOND SOONER THAN I HAD TO? If you got up early so as to be up before me, congratulations chump you win!
Other than that: Merry Christmas!

That Lazy, Worthless, No Good Jackie

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Click below to read the story of how Fred, Wendy, and I worked our tails off at the stable today while Jackie was off getting her nails frosted, or having her hair polished or something…

A Woman Jumping Up and Down in a Trash Bin, Screaming

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

I tell you people, and I tell you, and I tell you. But do you listen? Noooooo…

Off Work, Horse Stuff

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Yesterday was my last day of work until January 3rd. Today I’m going to help Fred clean out the shed at the place the horses are going to stay. I hesitate to call it a stable, because it’s really just a large shed, but it’s got enough shelter to keep the horses out of the [...]

Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Worm

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

My girls frequently ask why I won’t allow them to install an Instant Messaging client on our home PCs. It’s because they’re an infection vector for various nasty computer diseases like worms, viruses, and trojan horses. Here’s the story of a worm making the rounds disguised as a message from Santa: Santa IM worm hits [...]

Hippo Birdies, Bryn!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Happy Birthday to my Brynster. It was an even dozen years ago today that Wendy and I went to the hospital for an induced delivery. That was the time I foolishly asked, during a contraction, "Are you OK?" and got the immortal reply "NO, IT HURTS!"
Bryn got a basketball, a magic kit, some nice clothes, [...]