Entries from December 2007

"Stop it, Carson" — Practice Makes Perfect

Date December 28, 2007

Alana wandered into my office this morning to ask if I would paint her nails purple. I painted her nails purple at lunch yesterday…but that was apparently the wrong bottle of purple nail polish. I’ve held her off until lunch today. She stuck around to do some drawing on my whiteboard and listen to the [...]

"Afterlife Shoes" Now Up on MIT’s OpenCourseware Project

Date December 21, 2007

Back in August, I wrote about being contacted by MIT’s OpenCourseware project about using a play I wrote in college. I forgot about, but a fellow on Twitter mentioned the program, which prompted me to go take a look. And, it’s there! It’s the last of four example scripts: “Afterlife Shoes.” Warning if you open [...]

Picture-Free, Unfortunately — Alana’s Stunt of the Week

Date December 21, 2007

I only captured half of this as a picture. If it happens again, I’ll make a matching set and post both. Early this week, Julie and her mom went out to see a movie. Alana was in bed before they left. I got Benton and Carson down at 8:30 and then headed into my office. [...]

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Date December 21, 2007

It’s been over a week since we posted on this blog, which is, unacceptable! For me (Tim), I’ve been spending what free time I’ve been able to find working on a bunch of internet-related projects that are not this blog: Completely changing the underlying platform (from Blogger to WordPress) for my other blog (and adding [...]

Anecdote Blitz

Date December 11, 2007

It’s been too long without a post, so here are some quickies: Alana…is wildly into jigsaw and similar-type puzzles these days. Her favorites are: a puzzle of the U.S. with each piece being a state, a Winnie the Pooh (and friends) jigsaw puzzle, and “the silverware puzzle.” This last is what she calls the silverware [...]

Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Date December 5, 2007

Our backyard at about 10:00am this morning…… Finally!!! After asking many, many times about when it would snow, the kids awoke to a pleasant surprise this morning. The snow started falling last night and had accumulated to about 2-3″ by the time Benton was up. More snow was predicted for the rest of the day, [...]

Another Outing with Carson

Date December 2, 2007

We were out of deer feed for our backyard visitors, so Carson and I made a run up to Delaware (Ohio) to Champaign Feed and Supply yesterday. On the way, we stopped off to check out the Ohio Wildlife Center satellite facility that I’d noticed on my last trip up to Delaware. It’s just 10 [...]

Holiday Hop — By Golly, We Live in a Pretty Cool Town!

Date December 2, 2007

With Julie’s mom in town for a few weeks, we’ve been doing our best to take advantage of the free sitting to get out a bit. From little things like making an ice cream run to bigger things like pulling off a bona fide date night, it’s been nice! Of course, I’m flying down to [...]