Month: August 2004

  • Electric Coils & Chickens

    Our kitchen/dinning room looks like one of those life-sized dioramas in the Smithsonian that should be titled something like “Rental Apartment in Alameda, circ. 1980.” Behind me on the wall someone thought it’d be funny to put up a Norman Rockwell print (signed litho by the way) of some Pilgrim in the stockade with the […]

  • Increased Entropy

    Living in a one bedroom, furnished apartment, with a pull out sofa bed for the kids, has taught us that small children are not unlike electrons in their observance of the immutable laws of the universe. The smaller the space you give them, the higher the energy. This is our living room at 8 pm. […]

  • Welcome to California!

    Our cars arrive.

  • House-Hunting, a Play in 12 Acts. . .

    . . . and if feels like we’re still in the First Act! Another weekend of driving around looking at open houses and hoping that the right place will fall in our laps. We’ve narrowed down where we want to live to such a small area that we pretty much know each house on the […]

  • in his hands

  • Urinal Cake

    Tyler came up with another good one today. Why the heck do they call those things they toss in the urinal a “cakes” anyway. Ah the mysteries of life.

  • “It’ll blow up”

    Tyler is just full of questions and sometimes he just asks them to see if I’m listening. I have to admit, towards the end of a full day of this, I begin to wane and sometimes throw out random responses to see if he’s listening. Tyler: What happens if we mix your toothpaste with my […]

  • New Category: Alameda

    As we begin to put down roots (no, we don’t have a permanent home yet) I thought it only fair that I create a new category to bring together all anticipated observations about our new home. Here are some snippets: – Alameda residents are pround of their city. “A small island off the coast of […]

  • Gold Medal

    They did it!

  • Olympians

    Big race coming up for two Olympians that I used to work with at Factiva. Pete Cipollone and Mike Wherley are racing in the Men’s Eight Finals on Sunday. Wish them Godspeed!