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 [...]
Archive for December, 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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
This is for you, Summer:
Zim’s Christmas Spirit is a little… off.
…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!
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…
I tell you people, and I tell you, and I tell you. But do you listen? Noooooo…
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]