Monday, December 29, 2008

Seattle Sports

We have had a very sad year in sports in Seattle. Here is a video from ESPN about our poor sports season.





Monday, December 15, 2008

It's going to be cold. It's going to be gray and it's going to last you the rest of you life!

Well, winter has technically made an early appearance. (Since winter doesn't really start until Dec. 21.) Right now it is 1 degree F according to accuweather, so we have a lot of fresh snow to go out and sled or build things with but it is just so painful to go outside that neither Kayleen and I have really done anything. Although I haven't been doing anything in the snow more because of final projects and such. So far we have probably 2-4 inches of snow but we are supposed to get 4-7 more inches by Thursday, and the weather is not going to heat up until after Christmas. I wonder if this is God telling us to stay in Pullman. (Just kidding Kayleen.) Here are some pictures I took the other night. This was Sunday morning I believe.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Carols

Yesterday we had our annual "Taste of Christmas" Mass and Carols at our church yesterday. Every year we get all dressed up and sing Christmas carols at church and afterward we have mass. I enjoy the carols, but one of my favorite ones is when they sing "Child of the poor" and "What Child is this" together. They alternate the songs back and forth and then on the last verse the men would sing "Child of the poor" and the women would sing "What Child is this." I had never heard the song Child of the poor before going to school, at least I don't recall hearing it.

Here is a video with the two songs. They performed it the same way as we did. (Or we copied them or we all copied somebody else. All you need to know is that we did it the same way. But it's probably more likely that we both copied someone else and that this is a common way to sing these songs. But is was something that is new to me. That's all that is important.) According to a description for the video it says "Prayerful meditation to be used as an introduction for an Advent Prayer Service interceding for the healing of loved ones who have been hurt by members of the Church."

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Another video to get you ready for the Christmas season

A friend of mine was telling me about this video, an of course since I have homework to do, I was able to put some time into finding it. It's the lost ending to the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life."

Saturday, December 6, 2008

E's Visit

A couple of friends of ours came down yesterday for a quick visit. Pat and I took them out to a bar that serves a drink they call a Mexican Flag. It has Grenadine, Creme De Menthe, Tequila, and 451. In short, it is a very very VERY strong Altoid.
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Also, one of the things that I will miss about Pullman are it's beautiful sunsets. I peeked outside and this is what I saw tonight.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas is coming!

This year is going to be a little tough to get ready for Christmas. For one thing, school doesn't get out until the 19th for me, and also Kayleen and I will have to move all of our stuff the following day over to the West side. But to get into the holiday spirit, I thought I would post another youtube video. (I feel like there has to be some color to my posts, or else the look boring. And I don't have any pictures to post just yet.)

I was looking for another video but not because of it's lights, more because I enjoyed the Christmas music on it. Unfortunately I couldn't find it. But I like this one because the light show is pretty amazing. It is pretty good compared to the "original" Christmas light show. I was thinking of posting that one, but I think everyone else has seen it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Will this political year ever end?

This is pretty interesting. It's supposedly from an expert who holds a Ph.D. in instructional media specializing in computer technology such as printers, scanners and digital imaging. He is reporting that an image of president elect Obama's birth certificate is a forgery and that some other images reported from the democratic party and factchecker.com were also forgeries.

Kayleen and I had a wonderful trip back home for Thanksgiving. I'll post some of our pictures later. Kayleen was hiding my camera in her bad so I couldn't get my pictures until today. She loves to play with my head by hiding things from me in obscure supposedly "put away" places. I think that the coat should be left by the door in case you need to go outside in a hurry. It takes me some time to realize that she has hidden it in the closet.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Perfect Sunset

This week My wife and I went down to Oregon to see my grandma. After we had visited her we were headed to our car and this is what we saw.

The church in the center of the picture was the church my parents and my grandparents got married at.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Last week I went to Boise to interview for a job. Unfortunately I didn't get it, Kayleen was pretty relieved about that, but on my way down to Boise I took some pictures of the sun rise. My flight left at 6:00, so I was able to see the sun just start to rise. It was pretty amazing.

It was cool how the clouds became a sea.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hiatus for a bit.

I've been busy as of late with a lot of homework beginning to be due now, so I'm not sure how regularly that I'll be able to post. I'll leave a quick post for today though. Yesterday we rented the movie "Little Shop of Horrors" because I had never seen it before. It was a musical made in the 80's with Rick Moranis (spelling?) and Steve Martin. It's a comedy and a very weird movie, but I enjoyed some of the songs, like this one sung by Steve Martin. (And his hair is BLACK!!! It's so weird to see him without his white hair.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Guess what!

Guess who left someone home alone for the weekend? That's right, Kayleen has left me alone for the weekend. I'm still trying to think of what I should do. I guess if you want, you could leave a suggestion, mind you though, I don't have a car, so it should be something that does not require traveling. I was thinking I could:
  1. Start up that squirrel army. There are a lot of them out and about here.
  2. Run a marathon. It would get me out of the house, and help me get into shape.
  3. Clean the apartment. This is here just to show Kayleen that I was thinking about possibly doing it.
  4. Play video games. It will make the weekend fly right on by.
  5. Play a trick of the squirrels by reburying their food.
  6. Spend the weekend with the lights out, curtains closed and play very depressing music until Kayleen gets back. I may do that when she calls and just tell her that I've been depressed the whole time she was gone.
  7. Succeed from the U.S. It will ensure us that we won't live in a socialist government, but at the same time, we will be a very small country that wont be able to sustain ourselves. I'm thinking this idea shouldn't be too highly considered.
  8. Buy a badger for Kayleen. She was reading a book that talked about them and I think she was trying to hint that she wanted one.
  9. Buy a ferret and have it try to kill some frogs. That would be in memory of those classic Budweiser commercials. The ones where the frogs just say "bud", "wise" and "er."
  10. Listen to journey the whole weekend and see if I don't go insane. Speaking of journey, did anyone ever see this movie?
  11. Try to start a new trend here on campus. (I may need help with ideas here. Something like a new catch phrase or clothing trend would be good.)
  12. Write a list of ideas on my blog. This is so that I can say I did at least on item on my list.
  13. Get a job at Safeway so Kayleen and I can stay in P-town.
  14. Learn judo from Vladamir Putin.
  15. Rush the field regardless of whether the cougs win or not.
  16. Booby trap the apartment for any wet bandits.
I think I'll end with sixteen, it's a nice even number.

Well, I was watching this Mr. Bean clip that I remember watching many many years ago at my grandma's place and I was thinking to myself that it is probably a good thing that I'm not single. I was watching this and thinking that I very well could have turned into something like Mr. Bean. Scary, I know.

Well, probably not totally like him, but there were some parts in there that I may copy, like the counting sheep. I definitely would not use my toothbrush for the same thing that he does, that is one thing I can guarantee.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election day is one day away! EEK! And a baby update!

I actually wrote everything after this paragraph first, but Kayleen started talking about the baby with one of her friends and I thought I would talk a bit about Louisa. Kayleen is excited that Louisa has been kicking more and more and also the kicks are getting stronger. Yesterday Louisa decided to get some exercise and was going crazy in there. The kicks were so strong that they were easy for me to see. I think she is trying to stretch Kayleen out a bit so that she has more room because she has been growing quite a bit now. Kayleen still refuses to either swallow a ball for Louisa to play with or to have a surgeon put on in Kayleen. Louisa must be so bored in there, I feel sorry for her. I try to talk to her, but not only are the conversations one sided, I have a feeling she has no idea what I'm talking about. I think Kayleen may like it better if she doesn't know what I'm talking about.

Tomorrow we get to find out, at least we should be able to find the results, of a multiple of important issues being decided. Obviously the biggest issue is the next president of the USA, but almost as important for us up in Washington is the issue of I-1000. But going back to the presidential election, this was just posted last Friday by a woman who was a democratic speech writer who is said to have written speeches for Barrack Hussein Obama and his wife Michelle as well as Hilary Clinton and John Edwards and John Kerry. But she has become with the whole democrat campaign and has defected the Obama campaign for the McCain campaign. She states that it was for a number of reasons but the biggest reason was the way it treated Hilary Clinton, Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber, people she thought the democrat party champiogned. If a speech writer for the democrat party is abondoning the Obama campaign, I wonder if there are many more?

Also, there is a video of Obama talking about McCain, and here he shows what a classy guy he (Obama) is.


And also, here is Obama earlier in the year talking about how he is going to tax the coal industry so much in order to get rid of the coal industry really.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy All Hallows Eve!

Here are our pumpkins. The one on the left is mine, which Kayleen and Jessie named Charlie. It actually fits if you have seen this youtube clip. (What with his buck teeth. They look more vampire-ish in the picture but they were supposed to be buck teeth. Since these were made last week, he actually has no teeth at all now.)

And here is my Halloween costume. I'm dressed up as Pat, and Pat is dressing up as me.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Politics. I can't wait until they are over!

Well, there are 6 days until we elect a new president of the United States of America. I don't how it's possible but the democrats keep getting a candidate that I'm more afraid of than the last election. I find myself wishing that Kerry was the nominee instead of Obama. The more I hear about Obama, the more I'm afraid of him. I guess the biggest reasons as to why I will never vote for this scary guy are:
  1. His views on abortion. How he has no respect for the human life. He is the most radical polititcian when it comes to this issue.
  2. His socialistic views. Marxism didn't work in Europe, but using his logic I guess it should then work here, right?
  3. His picks for advisers. Watch the video here. It talks about the CEOs of Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac and how the are linked to Obama.
  4. His relations to radicals. Ayers and his pastor. You can use whatever adage you want, birds of a feather flock together or that you are the company you keep.
It's late now, so I guess I'll leave my list at 4. If someone thinks that they can change my mind, don't bother unless Obama relents on the abortion issue. Abortion is murder, no matter how you try to look at it. You can try to say that woman who are in danger of losing their lives should be allowed. Well, that should be allowed to be looked to in a its own case, but the truth is that by far, most abortions are not done to save the life of the mother. It is done so that the parents don't have to take care of a child. I believe in a choice of having children, but once you have sex with someone and a child is concieved, that choice has been clearly made.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Christmas list ideas

I know Christmas is still 2 months and 8 days away, but I was at a store and they already have the fake Christmas trees up with quite a few aisles already stocked with Christmas items. Normally I wouldn't start thinking about Christmas shopping but today I heard about the best Christmas present EVER! (Steak may try to find something, but this is at least a top ten idea.) What could be better than an exercise DVD to learn Judo? Maybe an exercise DVD teaching you Judo by the one and only Vladimir Putin! I'm not sure if it's available in the US, so people may need to wait. You could just give your loved one an IOU one Vladamir Putin Judo DVD. It will truly make anyone's Christmas a special Christmas.

In case you missed it, I did at least, here is John McCain at the Al Smith dinner.


Also, in xkcd today, they came really close to getting Kayleen down. Her morning routine is 1, 3, 2.

Also, Ryan got the riddle correct. The way I answered was basically the same, but I wasted more power by turning on two lights, waiting some amount of time then turning one off.

I had a phone interview with a company yesterday and they asked me this question, let's say you have an array of n numbers. In the array of numbers, you have all the numbers from 1 to n-1 in the array plus one number is repeated. How would you find the number that is repeated? An example of what an array of numbers would look like, if you had an array of 10, the array could look like this.
[1, 6, 3, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 5, 2]
So the answer here would be two.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My baby likes...

Recently Kayleen has been worried about Louisa because the last few days she has not been kicking as much as she had been before. She was starting to worry, like any other soon-to-be mother I would imagine. But last night I was programming and I started playing some music. I started playing a song by Carrie Underwood called American Girl, Kayleen likes that song, especially since we are having a girl, and Louisa started kicking like crazy again. I guess she is a big Carrie Underwood fan, just like her grandma.

Also, on Wednesday, xkcd had this cartoon.
I found it especially funny because I was trying to play an episode I had bought on iTunes and apparently I had already selected the 5 machines to run my shows on. That was a little frustrating. I guess I should think about the lesson of the cartoon.

To end this entry, I'll ask a riddle. Lets say that there is a hallway. You are at one end of the hallway with three light switches. Each switch goes to a light bulb in a room at the other end of the hallway. You need to find out which switch goes to which bulb. You can flip the light switches on and off as much as you want, but you can't see the light from the bulbs coming from the room. Also, you can only go into the room once. I'll give you the answer later.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Is this the most important issue to get passed?

In Washington State, voters are going to be voting on I-1000, the death with dignity initiative. I am shocked that with everything in the world, that helping people to commit suicide is something that ever needs to be voted on. Life is a precious thing and man should not be in charge of helping another man end his life. It is suicide, plain and simple. These are some videos that I found that talk about the dangers of passing I-1000. One point that they make, that I think is a good point is that in the initiative they have a cut off of 6 months for people to be able to choose to legally commit suicide. The thing is that why is it 6 months? Why not 3 months so that doctors could be more sure or 9 months so that people don't need to suffer? There doesn't seem to be a scientific reason for 6 months other than it was a random decision. Who is to say that these regulations will stay into effect for long? This thing seems like it could snowball out of control very easily.



Monday, October 13, 2008

I haven't posted in how long?!??!

Well, I went to a job fair here at the university last week, and got some promising leads. The only problem was that a lot of the companies I talked to were located in Idaho. I was hoping to live a little closer to where I grew up. On the bright side, living in Idaho is much cheaper than living in Washington. The best thing about the job fair was the SWAG!!!

I was a little surprised by White pages though. They gave me drum sticks. The guy I talked to had a bunch of stuff and I never said anything to lead him to believe that I could play the drums but he said "Wait here for a sec" and went behind the table and grabbed them. I guess I could take up the drums and I wouldn't have to buy myself a set of sticks. I now just bang them on random things to annoy Kayleen. I think she secretly loves them and just pretends to get annoyed.

Real player had some nice stuff but Gentax gave me a yoyo that lights up! I don't think I will work for them because they would require me to live all over the country, but the yo yo was really cool. It lights up when you yoyo it, so it was worth my time to talk to them.

I do have a phone interview coming up, so any prayers would be gratefully appreciated.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Well, I've been trying to keep up my blog, but it continues to be a hassle to get the internet and to think of things to blog about. Unfortunately for me, I'm probably going to go through my blogging ideas rather quickly. The good news is that I have a test coming up this week and two more the following week, so I should be able to think of quite a few things to blog about to to keep me distracted from studying.

Well, seeing as it is football Sunday, the Seahawks played today against Bridget's Giant's. Well, the Seahawks showed up, but they didn't play a very good game. Congratulations for your Giant's win Bridget. I'm just going to block out this game, or maybe even this who Seahawk season and think of the glory season where the super bowl was stolen from us. (I tend to hold grudges and I will not root for the Steelers still, even though you could argue that I should just be upset with the refs.)

We also went to a country swing dance last night!!!


Pat surprised me with a picture. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Pat actually smiled!!! I think it was because he got to feed his constant need for power by being able to control the play list for the dance. I was hoping to be able to do it but people thought the three hours of the hamster dance would not be as awesome as I thought it would be.

Well, on the baby front, Louisa has been kicking mama more and more. Kayleen doesn't mind it when she kicks her, but anyone else does it and she throws a fit. I personally think that she has a double standard. Also, she can discipline her later after she is born. Discipline being making her take out the trash and cleaning the house. I'll suggest that we wait till she is older because when she is older, we will be able to get better work out of her.

But, back to the kicking, I haven't been able to feel a lot of them, but I have felt a few of the kicks. Kayleen says that she thinks they are still kind of shallow kicks, so I'll have to wait another month or so before the kicks will be easier to feel. (For other people to feell that is.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Angry Political Ranting

Well, this is actually not really a ranting. I was recently emailed some very informative videos about the current financial crisis and about the real cause of today's problems. Just a warning, these videos may make you very angry.





This political year is getting me more and more frustrated. I know it's useless, but I was arguing with a guy about a youtube video, not one of these videos. I was responding to a video claiming that McCain's attack videos were under handed lies. One video claims that Obama's biggest act in the senate was to get sex ed for K-12 graders. The video's response to that was a response from Obama that said that the video was a lie, the bill was ment to help protect children from child preditors. I responded saying:
"This video has very few facts. It claims that McCain is lying so therefore he is lying. Just looking at the first add where McCain accuses Obama of starting having sex ed classes for k-12. If you look at the actual bill, you will see that it is true.
"Each class or course in comprehensive sex education offered in any of grades K through 12 shall include instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread
of HIV."
SB-99 IL"

Some guy then responded by calling me a moron and telling me I shouldn't vote because I did not have a sufficient IQ. (And no, Pat was not the person who responded to my comment.) I appreciated his logic that since it is silly for a first grade teacher to teach sex ed that no one would say that we should have first graders learning sex ed, therefore I had no idea what I was talking about, therefore I am a moron. The logic seems sound to me, I guess I should think about having my wife fill out my ballot for me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Something to keep you busy

Well, here is something I saw that I found to be rather funny. (I was about to say pretty funny, but when I was growing up, a friend of mine had a list of words that were banned in their house. Pretty and like were two of the words. I wonder if T's vocabulary was helped by this family rule.) I have some ideas to write about, things involving parenting and raising kids but unfortunately, I have been short on time so this will have to keep you busy in the mean time.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My apologies

Sorry for my lack of blogging. I've been trying to keep up with it but with only one source for the internet, I've been a little lazy about the whole blogging thing. Well, I guess one of the new things going on was that our car got a flat when we drove home from church last week. I knew it was bad because I saw that the air was coming out of the side of the tire. Since it was late when we got back, I changed the tire the next day, Kayleen was kind enough to take pictures of me while I changed the tire. Luckily I was ably to change it during the warm weather we had, now that its fall, it has been 50 degree weather. Last week we were enjoying 80 degree weather, it was amazing how fast the weather changed.


Here I am changing the tire. Kayleen took it from the comfort of the house.


Here is the tire. Surprisingly the screw in the tire was not the problem.

Since the side of the tire was warn away, I had to get a new tire. I took the tire to costco where we bought the tire and luckily it was covered by some of the warranty.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Politics

With election season in full swing now, although it has been for some time now. I thought I would just post this video. It's Bob Hope poking a little fun at democrats. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Inactivity

Sorry about the lack of blogging on my part, but I have been kept rather busy with school. I actually don't have much to say right now, but I thought it would be good to put something down. The only thing new is that a few friends of mine are doing a fantasy football league. The great thing about it is that I'm the commissioner of the league, so my powers are limitless! My team name in the league is Chuck Norris, because I'm hoping nothing can beat Chuck Norris. (I don't know why but some of the guys kept on accusing me of believing that I was Chuck Norris. To me, saying that I'm Chuck, would be an insult to Chuck.) For my team logo, I was considering the following images.
And so the true identity of the master chief is revealed!

This is the image that I had to choose though, because when the other image was shown, it scrunched it up that is looked to weird

I'm pretty sure everyone has already read much about the legend of chuck, but just in case, here is a link so you can learn more about him.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Stink no more!!!

Well, yesterday ended up being a pretty good day. Not only did I get both of my homework assignments done before midnight, but we also had someone finally come and look AND FIX our fridge! The problem began about last week. I got bock home from school and there was a rotting odor coming from the kitchen. I couldn't tell where it was coming from. But since it was in the kitchen (not man territory) and Kayleen couldn't really smell anything, I didn't do anything about it. But the next day it got much much worse, and the smell filled the whole first floor. We looked in the cupboards to try and locate the source of the smell but couldn't find anything. I was starting ti think it was a dead rotting mouse somewhere, but we never found any mouse droppings. Finally, I think it was Kayleen, smelled behind the fridge and could tell it was very strong there. We pulled the fridge out and I smelled the back of the fridge and could tell it was coming from there. So we called maintenance, but unfortunately, the fridge guy was out on Friday and it was a three day weekend, so that meant we had to spend the weekend with our very smelly fridge. In just three days, we went through one of those air fresheners. The ones that are in the spray cans. It like oust, but is was a generic brand.

Well, when the maintenance guy finally did come, he looked inside and couldn't find anything in the fridge (like a mouse caught in the fan blades.) but when he looked at the evaporation tray, there was some strange smelling stuff in it, which was the source the smell. It was made worse because the fridge would blow the smell out into the apartment. He tried to clean it off, but that didn't work too well, so he got a replacement tray for us. Not our apartment does not smell like dead rodents!! We are both very very thrilled!
Here is the foul smelling fridge. You are going to have to tilt your heads because for some reason this is how the picture was uploaded. I like to try and put pictures in my blog, and this is the only thing that made sense to put in this entry.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Update!

Kayleen and I had taken quite a few pictures that we meant to blog about, well some of them I took to blog about, not Kayleen. Well, we didn't have internet when we arrived here for almost a week because our modem broke during the move. I think that was about the only thing that broke, so that made it a pretty successful move.

We were visiting my dad for the weekend, my mom didn't want to see us so she left the house while we were there. Kayleen was grabbing something out of our toiletry bag and nicked the heck out of her finger.

This is actually taken a few days later. It looks worse than it felt. Kayleen said it actually didn't feel any pain at this point.
This is after we had cleaned it up.
Here I am looking onto the sacred field where warriors do battle. Unfortunately it looks like we will loose more games than win this year.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

One down! 200,000 to go!

Since my wife has already blogged about our great adventure into the great unknown, I decided to blog about a problem I finally solved with my monopoly game. (Note, I only solved one of my many many problems I will have to solve.)

I was assigned to write a monopoly program and use a SQL database in the solution. Well, the important thing of this assignment was to not have a working game, but to write all of the documentation and to have a good amount of work be put into the game. Well one of the problems I ran into was deleting players from the game at the conclusion of a game. I would have to go in and manually delete them after each game. This was not a viable option if I ever wanted to produce this game. But after many many MANY hours I finnaly figured it out.

Now, just some background information, I have an SQL database called PlayerData where I store all the player's data in the game. The primary key in the database is TurnNum. Each player is assigned a TurnNum of their turn in the game. This may cause a problem in the game later. If player 1 goes bankrupt, then he should leave the game. I'll have to decide later on what I'll do then, either delete player 1 and reassign the player numbers or automatically skip players who have gone bankrupt. But anyways, I finally figured out how to delete the players from the PlayerData database. SqlDataSource1 connects to the PlayerData database.

SqlDataSource1.DeleteCommand = "DELETE FROM [PlayerData] WHERE [TurnNum]='1'";
SqlDataSource1.Delete();

So, what it does is change the SQL delete command from "DELETE FROM [PlayerData] WHERE [TurnNum]=@TurnNum" and assigns it to delete player one in the game.

This whole thing was rather frustrating to figure out, but that is the headache of computer programming. I thought I could just use the SqlDataSource1.Dispose() function, but the failed to do anything.

Oh, and just to close this blog, I would like to make sure you all know that I am NOT a nerd!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And it's a...

**********SPOILER ALERT*************
If you don't want to know what we are having, don't read this entry

Well today was the big day! The first ultrasound! It was such an amazing experience to see our little child. The ultrasound technician was able to find the baby right away, I was thinking that she would have to hunt a little bit to get a good image but it was almost immediately that she was able to show us a good view of our precious little one. She then proceeded to get all of the shots that she needed for their tests, which we were happy to get to view, because we got to see some lovely shots of our child's face and cute profiles. (Although it looked like our child was sucking her thumb! That's right, for anyone who hasn't found out yet, we are going to have a little girl!) It was so amazing to see our precious little child and see her moving around. The image came in so clear that it was easy for us to tell what was what.


So here is our little girl! Now that we know, with 95% accuracy, what we are going to have, we are both really excited. I've know now that when I come home from work, that I'm coming home to my two girls. I also have someone else to talk to at home. She, our baby, was there before but it's hard to have a conversation with someone when someone in the room insists that you are wrong about the other person's gender. (Although I admit, Kayleen was right. I was saying it was going to be a boy. But partly that was just what I was hoping for, but I think I knew that it was going to be a girl. Partly it was a gut feeling and also I kept hearing Carrie Underwood's song "All American Girl." It was like that song was following me around!)

I think Kayleen and I have picked a first name, but Kayleen is not %100 on it quite yet. I really like the name and have been using it a lot since we found out it was a girl. I'm hoping that it grows on her.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lunch break

So I decided to write a quick little blurb during my lunch break today. Mostly because I was going to post last night but never got around to it. Some of the guys at work read this comic called xkcd and as I was looking at some of the comics I ran across this one.

Well, this got me to thinking. Our child is going to be due in February, so there is a chance that it might be born on groundhogs day. I don't think momma will find it very funny if our kid plays this joke on us.


This one is for the nerds out there. (of which, I am NOT one)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I promise! I'm not a nerd!!!

Ok, this is bad, but for the second day in a row, I'm going to talk about something nerdy. This is a game guy at work told me about. It's a pretty fun physics puzzle game where you get a ball or block from one square to another only using some gears and branches and these water power things. You'll have to check it out for your self. It's called fantastic contraptions and this is one of my designs to solve one of the levels. I like it because you at first think that some of the balls I used in it are extra, but in the end I need all three of them to solve the level. (Here is a screen shot for the lazy. Also, I think this post needed a picture.)


Also, the results of the poll are in and it decidedly spoke in favor of my brother to start blogging. Unfortunately my brother doesn't care what the results are. He decided that the results were bogus and so he doesn't need to listen to the results. If you would like to, you can leave a comment for him since he does read this blog, and tell him yourself that he should get a blog. Or I could post his email and let you email yourself. I think I'll wait on the posting of the email address.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Really funny!!!!

This is a you tube video a guy at work sent out. It's really funny.



This is starting to scare me because I seem to be finding so many nerdy things either funny or cool. I was also going to talk about the web site the same guy showed me earlier call fantastic contraptions. I think I will talk about it in a later post. But I'm leery to do so because it will make me look like a nerd, and as all of my friends I quite aware, I am NOT a nerd! Oh well, watch and enjoy.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Take me out to the ball game...

So yesterday at work I had to go to my mandatory daily meeting to report on the progress I had made the day before. It's kind of hard to do when I don't know exactly what the part of my project is supposed to do exactly. Well, these meeting are usually not that exciting but after yesterdays meeting one of my co-workers offered two mariner tickets to who ever wanted them for $5 bucks a pop! I hadn't been to a mariner game in quite some time so I said I could take them on the condition that Kayleen would want to go. (See, I thought about her health! If you were to read her blog you wouldn't think so. I called her up and asked. I didn't force her. In fact I also let us leave before the game was over even though we were only down by 2 runs! And Raul Ibanez had just hit a game winning homerun the night before! Oh well.) Well Kayleen did say that she would want to go. (Probably because she said she wanted to take me to a game for my birthday.) Since we got the tickets so cheap we decided to splurge on parking and got a great parking spot almost right across from the stadium. It did cost $15 but with tickets our night out was only $25. Not a bad deal for a professional sporting event. Even though we lost, it was still a lot of fun.



Here we are at the game. I had a nicer picture to post but somebody stole it and posted it before I could. I'm not going to say who that somebody was though, just because I'm a nice guy.

The Seattle Skyline before the star of the game. At least part of it.


Beltre fouling off a pitch.


Here comes the next pitch to him...

Looks like the pitcher doesn't like it when you don't put the ball into play. I don't think Beltre fouled off another pitch.


And finally here is Wladmire hitting a single. Earlier in the game he hit a two run homerun to give us the lead. Silva promptly gave up 4 runs the next inning. We never recoered and lost. I was forced to start drinking to console myself after such a hard loss.



Oh yeah, it was also Yuniesky bobble head night last night. That was a very pleasent surprise. I couldn't believe it, Kayleen almost refust hers! I quickly told her to take one and that if she still didn't want it that I would take it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Posting just to post

Well, I don't really have a lot to say (and before you ask "Why post at all", I just want to say I don't care! I'm posting because I feel like it, so there!) which actually brings me to something I do want to say. Kind of funny how that works. Well, one of the downsides to having your wife blog while you too are keeping up, or at least trying to keep up a blog, is that she is liable to steal stories from you. I was going to post some pictures from seafair, but she got to it before I did. Oh well, I'm going to post some of the other shots I got.



Here is everyone clambering onto the bridge to see the show!

Some members of our group wanted to sit and wait for the show.







Don't we live in a great country!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy anniversary!


This is going to be a short post because it is really late, but I just wanted to wish my wife a happy anniversary! Today marks the 2nd year anniversary of our very first date! I love you Kayleen.



I may post pictures from seafair later, that is if my darling wife doesn't beat me to it. But here is one picture of us at seafair with the Blue Angels in the background.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm not a geek!

I am very adamant that I'm not a geek, but I still find some nerdy things kind of funny. So here is a poster of some gang signs. I'm not sure but I think ther number of gang signs will increase at my job.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Raccoons!!!

So I tried to put up this post on Wednesday, but the internet doesn't work so well on the third floor of my parent house and I couldn't upload the pictures. Sorry for the delay. I know there were a lot of people waiting for these pictures.

There were three in the tree. Here are two of them. I think this is momma and baby #1. Or as I like to say, the favorite son. (Just like a certain brother of mine.)

This is momma getting down from the tree.
Here is the other raccoon. I think this was also a baby, but he was in a different branch of the tree than momma and the favorite son. He was sent to fend for himself.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

What's wrong with me?!?!?!

Well today was a memorable day, and it's only 10:30 in the morning. Kayleen decided that I needed a haircut. Since it is Saturday, I had planned on sleeping in till noon, but she forced me out of bed at the ungodly hour of 9:00AM! Well, Kayleen insists that she is a morning person and that is when she is freshest to do any work. So Kayleen set up the sheets and everything and I got myself physically (washed my hair and got some ratty clothes) and psychologically prepared. I new it wasn't going to really be that scary, Kayleen was planning on mostly just using the clippers, and not the scissors. Well, everything was going well and Kayleen was almost finished. All she had to do was trim up my side burns and around the ear. Kayleen told me that she was going to use the scissors for this final part, but I was to in shock that she was holding me hostage and forcing me to watch "What not to wear." (In case some of you were wondering, it was about an Olympic swimmer. I don't know really much else about it.) Well, as Kayleen was trimming around the ear I all of a sudden felt a very familiar pain from previous hair cuts with my mother. Kayleen had accidentally (Well that's what both she and my mother claim, that they accidentally cut me.) cut my ear! I know people make mistakes, but my mother made this very same mistake on the same ear several times. My only question is what is wrong with me?!?! What is wrong with my ear?!?!?! Is it horribly disfigured? Are you trying to make it look better by scaring it?!?!? Please! Someone tell me!



Here I am with my horrible disgusting ear. I personally don't see anything wrong with it, but I may not know what I'm talking about.

(And now for a weather tangent. It's funny that my little accuweather application on my web browser is telling me it's raining because it's still mostly sunny right now. (Although since I started this it has become more and more cloudy) I know it will be raining soon, but for a weather report to day that it is raining while it is actually sunny is kind of funny.)

Friday, July 25, 2008

It can't be almost Agust, can it?

Where does time go? I can't believe it's almost August. It feels like we just had the 4th of July! I think time is moving quickly for me because I'm dreading the start of school. I can't wait to be finished with school. People were always warning me about the real world, how it's a cruel world. That it would eat me up and leave destitute and starving living in some box car with a bunch of other drifters. But so far, I haven't really seen this to be true, although I didn't get as much pizza today as I would have liked. (Today was pizza Friday and they serve pizza for us for lunch.) But that was sort of my fault because I got distracted by a foosball game.

Well, this is another entry with no real purpose but to increase my number of posts for July. Sorry to bore you. As a reward, I'll post a clip from Dr. Horrible's Sing-along blog.


My favorite part is "Yes, Captain Hammers here, hair blowing in the breeze! The day needs my saving expertise!"

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blog you fool! Blog!

Well I've been getting a better turn out on my poll than I thought I was going to get. For those of you who didn't notice, I have a poll set up asking whether or not my brother who does not have a blog should start wasting his time and start one himself. So far a majority of people (Who I guess don't care what society is exposed to on the internet. Just shocking!) think that he should start one. Only one person really cares for society. Oh well. I guess the only question is for you, Ramblin Man. Are you going to start a blog? You really should, two people thought that you already were? You could already have two reader! (I bet they were reading my blog and thought that is was yours. I don't know why people mix us up all the time.)


Here we are both giving the "Pat" look. I don't know what he really calls it. Probably something like "annoyed with brother" or something like that. He is very good at whipping this out without a moments notice.