Riding the bus home from work yesterday, the driver came on and said: “The administrative rules forbid me from wishing every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving, instead suggesting ‘Happy Holidays’ or something else equally lame. However, if you wish my a Happy Thanksgiving, I may return the comment in kind.” heh. Happy Thanksgiving!
The pre-thanksgiving cooking has commenced! Tonight is ginger bread and pumpkin pie prep. Gotta bake those pumpkins down first, although it looks like we won’t be getting 6 pies out of this batch. I think the real pie baking will take place tomorrow morning (letting the pumpkin cool is critical), and I may have toContinue reading “ginger bread and pumpkin pie”
If today gets any more surreal, I’m going to scream.
Amusing quote of the night: “Our lasers use sharpened photons”. Or maybe ya had to be there.
The past several nights have been pretty foggy in Seattle, at least around the top of Queen Anne and in the “higher” neighborhoods like Wallingford and Phinney Ridge. Its been sort of neat – the air has a vibrant chill and the light does really cool things. Wormwood (our cat with the recent surgery –Continue reading “Foggy nights and cat care”
For the record, giving a cat oral antibiotics that’s just had mouth surgery is a pain in the butt. And it smells bad when it’s spewed back on you.
With the pics from Crater Lake up there now, I’m reminded of something that I felt I needed to share for my own future embarrasment and reference. When the snow you are standing is holding you, that doesn’t mean that it’s only a few inches deep, or that you don’t need snowshoes. The snow, inContinue reading “Snow”
PB110032.JPG Originally uploaded by Joseph Heck. That blue… that amazing blue… More pics to be found at my Crater Lake photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joseph_heck/sets/1370688/
Karen and I just got back from a three-day weekend in southern Oregon, the highlight of which has to be proclaimed as seeing Crater Lake. Oh my lord, what a spectacular place that is. It was snowed in at the rim, so we got only a limited view, but it was truly incredible. We droveContinue reading “Crater Lake”
We have an XCoders meeting tomorrow, where we’re “dragging” Brent into the local spotlight again after his (relatively) recent transition back to a full time developer with the dudes from Newsgator. That ought to make for a good evening of chatting! I’ve started playing again with a tablet PC – this time a Thinkpad X41,Continue reading “All sorts of bits”