Archive for April, 2007

How a three year old deals with a monster

Monday, April 30th, 2007

This little girl is SO cute, and has no idea what she’s saying…

Called to my attention by Jackie.

Happy Birthday Kay!

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Happy birthday to my baby sister Kay! Hope you and Kenny have a great time at Talladega this weekend.

Spam in denial

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I don’t usually pay much attention to spam, but tonight I happened to notice one that I find highly amusing. I told the tale over at TechBlog.

The next writer wanted to change the official value of pi to 3.0

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

This letter to the Editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reads
You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot. As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March since the beginning of the last century. All of the trees were fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes [...]

Oh lord, wont you buy me a big-screen tv?

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a big-screen TV?
High Definition is trying to find me.
I wait for the Fry’s man each day until three,
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a big-screen TV?
(With apologies to Janis.)

A crazy day at JSC

Friday, April 20th, 2007

You have probably heard about the shooting that occurred today in Building 44 at Johnson Space Center. Because I’m a NASA contractor, and I sometimes work at JSC (”on-site” as we say), everybody has been calling to make sure I’m OK. I am.
Some of you have questions about where Building 44 is in relation to [...]

Because it’s classic…

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

What did YOU do Wednesday evening?

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Houston Chronicle “Science Guy” blogger Eric Berger tells the tale of getting to spend some time with the Einstein of our times:
There are times when being a journalist, specifically a science journalist, is truly a magnificent thing. This week was one of them.
A few of you have asked whether I intended to cover Stephen Hawking’s [...]

Saturday riding

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Some photos from Bryn’s riding lesson a couple of Saturdays back
Bryn and Laredo (AKA Laredo Potato) ready to ride.
 
Bryn trotting Laredo.
 
Madison on her horse Patience. Patience is the big mare I’ve been riding in my lessons, ever since Porsche decided she didn’t like me any more. Patience tends to “bend the wrong way” going around [...]