Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lovely traffic

It's miserable. And creeping so slow i have plenty of time to blog.

Spikey hair again

We used michelle's grape flavored hair goo to make drew handsome.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Workplace excitement and danger!

Okay, this is what qualifies as an exciting day here. Apparently, one of the overhead lines leaked some type of fluid. I was pretty sure that most overhead lines only consist of wire and insulator, but there the puddle is, and someone in the office even had it drip on his hand, causing a minor chemical burn. We were watching it out of the window, and the puddle was bubbling and sizzling. You could literally see the distortion lines of heat as they rose from the puddle, as it apparently worked away at dissolving the concrete. Someone called the fire department, and they showed up, emergency taping off the area, and then just kind of standing around, scratching their heads. I returned to my cubicle, and next time I looked out the window, the puddle was somewhat cleaned up, though there haven't been any utility crews out, so I'm not sure if it's going to continue leaking from whence it came.

When I leave to go to my car this evening, I'm going to be on the lookout for wounded alien xenomorphs back by the dumpsters.

That's it just above the utility box and to the left of the wooden pole.

Enhanced advertisement

Yesterday, there was only one poorly made sign. Now i'm twice as swayed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jotham's gift

Jotham's christmas gift arrived tonight, and it was a new center speaker for our home theater. Of course, as soon as the doorbell rang, i had to immediately hook it up. Drew helped.
The next thing to do was to test it out. Drew has a current obsession with Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape", so I fired it up, and he got down.

I tried to get video, and unfortunately, all I had was my phone. I'll have to dig up my video camera to get better video, he really knows how to move.

Singing for his supper

Sadly, his song is something from the doodlebops.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Drew's grass

Grass is what he calls my facial hair, now he has his own.

'Cheese' sandwich

Well, really a peanut butter and jelly

Branden in the 'lac

Big ballin


Playing in his fort at aaron and julie's

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Raisin bran

His first time eating it. It's good, but it would be better without all these flakes.


Opening presents

It's drew's area of expertise

Friday, January 25, 2008

Tossin' trees

People are still throwing out christmas trees at the end of january?

A new haircut

Amy might have a future as a beautician if that whole legal consulting thing doesn't float her boat. Drew appreciated having someone familiar cutting his hair, and we all agreed that the end result was better than supercuts could do.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Best friends

Drew and Julian at school.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tonight's accomplishment

Hey, playing devil went down to georgia isn't any easy task. I don't plan on beating hard anytime soon.


So normally, I stick with the phone generated content, that's what the blog's all about. But every now and then I find something interesting enough that I'll break form for another type of post. Today's discovery was Realfield. Take the horribly unfunny Garfield cartoon, take out the inane Garfield banter, substitute in a real cat with real cat reactions, and you see how empty and hollow Jon Arbuckle's life really is. I'd seen the same concept done before by just removing Garfield's though balloons, but replacing Garfield with an actual cat makes the effect even more striking.

In every post, a cat's true emotions are shown, in a realistic and accurate portrayal of standard feline behavior. The only thing more authentic would be if the cat casually walked away from you after speaking to it. Or maybe clawing up your furniture.
For other takes on the least funny cat in the comic pages, check out the garfield randomizer or lasagnacat, which has been making the rounds recently.

Early morning

Watching tv while we get ready.


Amy went in to lie down with drew for a couple minutes when she put him in bed just before 8. This picture was taken just after midnight. Drew does not like sleeping right side up.

Monday, January 21, 2008

New Camry

Yep, looks like a Camry.


Gotta get the wet out.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Catching air

This is me dominating

In the world of foosball, no one stands a chance against me.

Dinosaur goggles

He told me he's hiding.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bug vacuum

Peta approved.

Old hat

The old phone has retired. Long live the new phone!

A failed setup

We tried to make it look like Drew blew a bubble, but we just couldn't pull it off. Instead, i bought a car.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Drew got to ride in a big truck when we helped lars move.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Aisle A55

Amy didn't find this nearly as funny as i did.

Cart of Drew

He tales it easy at the target.

Bad driver!

A big rig tries to pull a u-turn while we wait. A very awkward maneuver, and we were waiting for his trailer to snap off.

A little froggy

The fog really came in this morning. I'm surprised there wasn't more carnage on the freeway.

Monday, January 14, 2008


I can't remember the last time I got swag at work. Well, yes, I can...I attended a senior engineer conference a few months back and got a 512MB USB key that had all the copies of the presentations I saw on it. I might have erased them before looking at them and gave the key to Amy, but that's besides the point. I want useless promotional crap from work. It improves my morale, which is usually sullen and bitter. Today, a co-worker came by with this cool keychain that had a LED light in it. It was as bright as the picture shows, nearly blinding me when I used it. Unfortunately, this wasn't ever distributed to the employees. Only to our "contracting partners" as they come to pick up bidding plansets from us. My co-worker pilfered a handful to distribute around the office here. Come on, show your own people some love! If we don't get bonuses or parties or non-legislative approved raises, at least kick down a 20 cent trinket every now and then. Geez!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wine accessory shopping

Seriously, that is what they're doing. Drew knows way more about this stuff than he should.

The new phone

Well, the demo unit which guest blogged last week. New unit should arrive in the middle of next week.


She comforts the upset Drew. He just found out we would not be going to the birthday party with him.

All dressed up

Ready to in to juicy's party.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Test drive

He wants me to trade in my car and get this, but i'm not sure it would be practical.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I like that party hat

It was Van's birthday and everyone got a fancy hat.

Foggy windows

My car when returning from work. There's so much moisture in the car that the inside of the windows are fogged.

Morning drive

Are the pictures getting better?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The flying car

We sail across the Suisun bay. I didn't want to pay the toll, so i jumped across parallel to the bridge.

In aaron's boat

Drew hangs on for his life

Reading the label

He's very concerned with his nutrition.