Cheetah

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Tyler’s been acting out that he’s a ferocious cheetah these days. If there’s something he doesn’t like, he lets out a growl. It reminds me of Calvin or Snoopy.

ebay wedding dress

Just when I thought I was going to close out my posts for the day, a colleague sent me a link to an eBay auction for his ex-wife’s wedding dress. “One Slightly Used Size 12 Wedding Gown. Only worn twice: Once at the wedding and once for these pictures.” is closing it’s bid in 3 hours but I’m told the listing will remain for the next 30 days.

The commentary alone is priceless and after 4.5 million hits, he’s formed a little community around the fate of this dress. Chalk this up to another demonstration of the spontaneous networking power of the internet!

E-book revival

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Sony has just released it’s LIBRE e-book based on the Boston-based company, E-Ink technology which they have licensed. This is a recycling of an old concept that Sony has tried before (remember their custom-sized CDROM Databook?) and hope to make a successful go of it this time.

At 40,000 yen a pop with 300 yen to rent an e-book for 60 days, it’s questionable this can beat the incumbent technology. It’s hard to improve on a technology that allows for rapid access, can accept scribbles in the margin, can be loaned to friends, can be used to swat flies and protect you from the rain, supports full color, and runs on no batteries. I’m talking about the plain old paperback.

Tennessee

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Last weekend we travelled to Knoxville, Tennessee where we visited with my Uncle Dave, Aunt Ollie, cousins Shawn and David, and Grandmother Laura. Photos of the trip are posted here (I’ve added more for you this time Dav!). The highlight of the trip was an evening at the dirt track races.

BloggerCon II

I’m in Boston at BloggerCon II. This is following a week vacation in Cancun. The cycle of travel has picked up quite a bit as we’re then off to Tennessee to visit Uncle David and Grandmother.

I still need to post pictures from the Cancun trip and share some of the comments – Tyler’s happy to be back in a country where he can drink the water freely.

Happy Friday

Izumi was sent an anonymous email with a link to www.albinoblacksheep.com which has got to be the funniest collection of videos and flash movies that I have seen in a long time. Tyler has already found a few favorites such as:

Pokemon Rocks
Shumway [I have no idea what this is about but it’s strangely hilarious with all its cultural references!]
United States of Whatever

Dad’s personal favorite is Windows Really Good which I played for customer service as comic relief as we were writing documentation – tears were streaming down our faces.

Enjoy!

Sister

Mie

Was out in San Francisco to visit my younger sister and her boyfriend Dav. Here we are enjoying a beautiful day out at the Marina. More photos from the trip can be found here.