Friday, May 28, 2010


Drew looks on as I hold the hummingbird feeder in my hand. Yes, he really is that close to a hummingbird. They're like T-rex, their vision is based on motion.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bad parenting

Seriously, who taught him to say this?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fun with technology

Tonight, it was time to upgrade our poisoned installation of windows XP on our desktop computer up to Windows 7. I have a fresh license and a disc, so it's time to upgrade.

I try installing from the bootable Windows 7 disc, and get an error - Install CD/DVD drivers for DVD drive. That's odd...I'm installing you off the DVD. Go to google, and there are a couple of solutions - swap out the DVD drive, or re-burn the disc. I figure swapping out drives is quicker, and that's what I do.

Back in business, booting off the Windows 7 disc, and installation goes much further than before. Repartition the hard drive, start installing, another error. Can't read file, aborting installation. Stupid disc.

Okay, let's try a USB install. It's the hot new thing now, so I check out how to make a USB drive bootable, and oh, the desktop supports USB booting, but only with a later BIOS version. Well, I'll boot back into XP on the disc, since Win7 said that no changes were made to the hard drive and OOPS, they lied. Cannot find boot partition.

Okay, so now I've gotta install a new BIOS, but before I can do that, I have to put an old version of Windows back on the computer first.

Nah, I'm done for the night. This can wait.

No water!

Donna was disppointed and will be Photoshopping in some water.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Taco cloud

Lower right...see it?

Us at Cathy's wedding

My friend Cathy got married a few weekends back, and she got her pictures back. See the link to her blog on the right for more details, but here's a picture of us from the wedding. As usual, Drew out-smiled both of us.

A bike or stairstepper...delivered!

At this hotel, they'll bring one to your room at request. Given the size of these rooms, I'm really not sure where they'd put it in the room!

Glassware inspector

Okay, looks good here. Any other cabinets I should check out?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Isn't this how the end...

...of the world starts? Rivers re-route. Massive weather system changes. (17th and P Sts., D.C.)

My view

Not as cool as last week. I wonder what's up with these huge empty office buildings.

I never get to say who I'm working for

Except today!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Okay, okay, I should have brought...

...Rich's phone if I wanted a decent shot of the White House at night from a phone.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Look, Drew - a bathtub in my room!

I really don't understand why it's three feet from my bed, but eh. It's a tub.

My view today

It's raining hard. And I hope I don't have to walk back to my car in this.

My view today

Out my room window.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The new garden

Our backyard has always been more weeds than grass, so when we decided to plant vegetables in it, neither of us felt bad about digging big holes in it. Drew did his part to help, while wearing Drew-sized gardening gloves.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Unleash the fury!

The bird got away. I'm so embarrassed for this cat.

Cars for nerds

The cat

She's so cute!

Our family

As interpreted by Drew using ceramic chopstick rests made by Gary.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Drew rides, Amy blades

And I walk.

Parent appreciation day

Drew's class sang 4 songs, we guessed which kids wrote which description of their parents, and we had to guess who wrote what. Drew said I like beer, which is true.

Lego party

Drew put together a space police set.

Party kids

Thursday, May 6, 2010

In a limitless Lego body world...

Drew builds a skeleton-faced chainsaw wielding orange pants wearing figure. And then had a fan in a friend who insisted on making a duplicate.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Throw it up

Throw up the silent fox!

Cat fit

Amy was on the balance board, but the cat wanted attention. So up she went.