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30 November, 2006

a three-year-old with a camera...

is a lot of fun!



there's mommy!

daddy is more fun anyway.

27 November, 2006

Let It Be

Fortune has learned that iTunes is close to a deal to bring the Beatles catalog online. Apple Computer is said to be angling to become the exclusive online music store for the Beatles for a limited window of time. Other music stores, such as Microsoft's (Charts) MSN and Rhapsody, have courted the Beatles over the years to no avail, but it appears Apple is close to getting first dibs on the band's hits.

As Fortune went to press, numerous deal points were still being hammered out. According to a music industry executive apprised of the talks, the parties were discussing how lengthy a window of exclusivity iTunes might get and how many tens of millions of dollars Jobs - who is said to be personally involved in the discussions - will commit to an advance for the band and marketing costs.

By Tim Arango, Fortune writer
November 27 2006

22 November, 2006

happy friday-wednesday!

this morning began with noah coming into our bedroom, stroking my hair and giving me a kiss on my forehead. (can you say, "awwwwwww!") then as jonathan walked out the door, he said, "watch out for surprises.", in the same way you might say, "look before you cross the street". needless to say i immediately went in search of surprises and found...


two threadless tees i've wanted for a long time!

and then i found out that my seester has already gotten my very-first-for-real-knit in the mail, and she doesn't seem to think it's awful!


it's a purse! those buttons are for tying on a ribbon strap, that way you can use whatever ribbon you want! (i'm pretty proud of that idea, sarah can tell us how well it works...)

and add in that since it's a holiday weekend, today has all those wonderful friday feelings, because when my jonjon comes home tonight it's for 4 days in a row of togetherness!

i'm having a good morning!

happy thanksgiving everybody!

21 November, 2006

Second-Born, Second Place

...is something I've been learning to live with--for me, it's not just a line from The Prince of Egypt.

Still, though, must all my heroes and sports teams suffer the same fate and be doomed to runner-up status?

Yes, Derek, for the love of mike, Leo was right: Nice guys finish last.

...or at least second...

19 November, 2006

It's Almost Time...

...for the tree to be lit!

Christmas Tree, Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Noah is getting pretty excited about this coming Friday's tree-lighting in Sundance Square. We visited the un-lit tree on Saturday night and he just couldn't wait for them to come on...and to 'slide down the slide,' meaning the circular ramp that takes you up to (and then away from) Santa...yeah, we didn't tell him about Santa yet. No reason rushing the avarice.

Christmas Tree, Sundance Square, Fort Worth

Yes, living downtown has been all it's cracked up to be. And we are loving it.

...as if you couldn't tell....

17 November, 2006

Bubby Loves His DaDa


16 November, 2006

Raising a Christmas Tree, Part Two

...as promised...

O, Christmas Tree

O, Christmas Tree

O, Christmas Treeeeeeeee

Christmas Tree, Sundance Square, Fort Worth

O, Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree, Sundance Square, Fort Worth

As we gather round the yuletide...

Christmas Tree, Sundance Square, Fort Worth

...To eat our cranberry sauce, shaped like a can.

15 November, 2006

Raising a Christmas Tree, Part One

I love walking to work. And I also love having a camera phone.

Living downtown continues to be quite a treat...Part Two coming soon!

13 November, 2006

Hongry, Hongry Hippos Family!

In the middle of a sick / busy weekend, Noah took time off from lying in bed coughing, Mommy took time off from knitting, and Daddy took time off from a few special projects to sit down and have some good, old-fashioned fun: Huong>Hungry, Hungry Hippos!!!

Hungry, Hungry Hippos

The kid likes the game.


If these fun pictures have made you smile or brought back memories of your favorite game, why don't you take a moment to de-lurk and leave a comment below, telling us all about it!

10 November, 2006

Never Kid a Kidder Ask a Magician to 'Empty His Pockets'

Okay, I nearly cried when I read this: Basically, some thief decides David Copperfield would make a good mark. Bad idea. From Sarah's neck-o-the-lakes:

Thief Tricked by David Copperfield Pleads Guilty

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- One of three teenagers charged with attempting to rob illusionist David Copperfield as he left a performance has pleaded guilty.

Terrance Riley, 17, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for three counts of robbery with a weapon and one count of attempted robbery. He will be housed with other inmates under the age of 21.

Circuit Judge Edward Garrison also ordered Riley to testify against his two co-defendants, his brother Dwayne Riley, 18, and Markeith Jones, 17.

Copperfield, 50, and two female assistants were walking from the Kravis Center to their tour bus when they were approached by the teens April 23. The assistants handed over money and a cellphone, but the illusionist turned his pockets inside out to reveal nothing, although he was carrying his passport, wallet and cell phone.

"He said in depositions that he had things on him, but it wasn't difficult to make it seem like there was nothing there," prosecutor Sherri Collins said.

8 November, 2006

Congratulations, America!

...on electing the first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in U.S. history, Nancy Pelosi!

This is a proud and historic day for our country, and a wonderful day for women across this country, regardless of political stripes (at least it should be). Without getting into at all how excited I am that the voters across this country forcefully ripped the House out of the ultra-conservative stranglehold of the Republicans, I want to say that I truly am excited to see a strong woman in such a high place of power in this country. Even while we slip back in other ways, losing civil rights, destroying carefully constructed international relationships, it is so good to see us progress in this area of women's rights, and what better place than the ultimate 'Boys' Club,' the House of Representatives?

Girls, wives, mothers--there is nothing you can't do. Single women: if you want to be a wife and work at home (and we all know that the successful management of a home is a real job), wonderful! Do it, pursue it, go for it, and give it your all! But if you want something else, like to become an astronaut or doctor or the President of the United States, go for that, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't.

I must pause for a moment and remember George Bank's comment in Father of the Bride II:

"Why must I always be the only feminist in this family?"

Nancy Pelosi will be our representative if we wind up living in the city in San Francisco, and when that happens, we will breath a sigh of relief that our representative actually represents us. Because not all the election news is good this morning: Bush Lite won another term in Texas, which means his dirty-coal burning plants will be built, and countless other Texas 'Yes' men and women mindlessly won re-election to their federal positions. The environment would be crying, but for the Democrats winning the House.

And the last guilty pleasure post for the next two years: Rick Santorum, that lying piece of crap, got it handed to him, losing his Senate job, as well he should have. I haven't been this happy about an election result since Barack Obama won his senate seat.

Adios, Dick. Please, let the door smash you on the way out.

7 November, 2006

Screw the Elections, Save Yourself!

Why is this man smiling? Because his candidate will win tonight?

No, he's smiling because now, aliens can't mess him up with mind control, sneaky blighters! And we thought the war in Iraq was bad. It's time to join forces against the real bad'uns.

Make your's today! Literally tens of anonymous people can't be wrong!

1 November, 2006

Happy Berfdays


Three birthdays down, three to go...

We have had a wonderful last 10 days or so, celebrating our birthdays, 'the season,' we like to call it. And with both on the weekend, it gave us a good long span of continuous merry-making. During that span we saw some movies, ate at some of our favorite restaurants, went to the Japanese Gardens for a festival, spent fun time with our extended families, and decided that Central Market has some of the best take-out desserts available in the area.

That, and we also had a really funny story about a coffeemaker which came from Starbucks with the coffee already brewed and inside the carafe.

Yup, we had a great time. Thanks to everybody who did such nice and generous things to make us feel special and loved. We love you all.