Entries from February 2006

Busy week…

Date February 23, 2006

I’m determined to not let this blog peter out after a scant month, but it’s been a pretty busy week. Work’s been keeping me busy in the evenings as well as during the day, I had to get some United Way Capital Area targeted funding applications removed (mentioned in my previous posting), we lost our [...]

I just need more data…

Date February 20, 2006

In our computer-driven, paperless-but-not, automated world, it seems like we should have all the data we need when making a decision. Signing up for new cellular service? Analyze your usage patterns for the past few months and then map this to different plans. Trying to predict product sales for the coming year? Just analyze past [...]

Crisis Management — Sago, Cheney, NASA

Date February 16, 2006

It’s been almost a week since I’ve posted anything. Largely, that’s because I seem to have got concurrent upticks in activity both at home and at work. Julie took Alana to Dallas last weekend, so I had both boys starting mid-afternoon on Friday through early evening on Sunday. At work, I have had even more [...]

Just Playing Around with Picasa

Date February 10, 2006

Alana — she’s learned to pull herself up. I’ve been a Google Picasa fan for a few months now, and I was just fiddling around tonight to see how the “Blog This” feature worked. Pretty slick.

Peanut Capers and Economic Theory

Date February 10, 2006

Warning: More anecdotal rambling about the UT-USD series. When Greg Phelps was down for a visit last year, we went to a couple of UT baseball games together. Traditionally, I’d been a hot-dog-and-Coke guy at the games, but he got a bag of peanuts. Peanuts and baseball. As cliched as it gets…but they do go [...]

Best Heckles from USD Fans

Date February 8, 2006

“Hook ‘em horns?! More like ‘Hook ‘em up to life support!” “How did you get on the mound? The Make-A-Wish Foundation?!” “Burnt orange?! Burnt toast!” (Heckling Jordan Danks, who opted to come to Texas rather than going in the first round of the MLB draft): “Our freshman (Josh Romanski) is better than your freshman!” (Romanski [...]

0-3, but I’m not really complaining

Date February 6, 2006

The series didn’t go as planned score-wise, as the Longhorns lost to USD 4-2, 6-0, and then 12-8. On the one hand, quite a shocker. On the other hand, baseball is one of those games where anyone can win any game on any given day. On the other hand…three days in a row?! When it [...]

Great quote from The Minus 5′s new album

Date February 2, 2006

Earlier this week on Fresh Air, Kevin Whitehead reviewed Scott McCaughey’s latest album — The Minus 5. Whitehead went on at some length about McCaughey’s obsession with guns, his at-times-nonsensical lyrics…and his great melodies. Hard to disagree. If I was all *that* into music…I’d even consider buying the album (and still might). Whitehead played clips [...]

That was so much fun we should do it again TOMORROW!

Date February 1, 2006

Now that Benton is well on the road to recovery from his salmonella/pneumonia/abscesses-in-leg-muscles-and-bones experience, he’s back to going to school full time, and I’m back to driving him there at 7:00 in the morning. I could probably start up a separate blog solely devoted to our exchanges. He’s not so much entertaining in the “funny [...]