Browsing Category: Miscellany

  • T the Builder

    Lately T has been playing with blocks and building things — like most 2 year olds do. But unlike most 2 year olds, she doesn’t build towers up as high as she can — she builds these little “cities” spread out across the entire floor — 2-3 blocks at a time stacked up like a …

    October 9, 2004
  • My little Republican

    Sean announced today that he knows what he wants to be for Halloween: “An elephant, like the Republicans. And I can go around to people’s houses to get candy and tell them to vote for Bush, because the election is two days later.” And amazingly, they exist. Although that one looks a bit on the …

    September 18, 2004
  • The first tooth falls….

    Another sign of growing up … Sean lost his first tooth today, less than a week into 1st grade. But he doesn’t want the tooth fairy to come; too scary. Cute boy.

    September 2, 2004
  • Top 5 Favorite Fruit

    I’m not counting tomatoes as a fruit, sorry. 1) Plums (just had one, so good) 2) Grapes (green only) 3) Watermelon 4) Strawberries 5) Oranges Oranges barely edge bananas for 5th place because I love orange juice.

    August 23, 2004
  • Tough choices from Microsoft

    Funny article about Microsoft’s missteps in international markets includes this gem: Microsoft has also managed to upset women and entire countries. A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between “not specified,” “male” or “bitch,” because of an unfortunate error in translation. Here’s the full story …

    August 20, 2004