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October 31, 2005

Halloween Time


With her Halloween bucket
Originally uploaded by Dylan W..
Annabel's grandmother sent us a black cat costume this year, so we dressed her up and took some pictures.

On the whole she didn't mind the costume, though she did mind the cat ears a little bit. She spent a lot of time stroking her fur.

We went to the neighboring houses and picked up some candy. She then came home and went to bed.

She's just too cute for words.

Posted by dylan at 10:03 PM | Comments (1)

October 30, 2005

Anyone want a DVD player?

It's a five year old Toshiba, still works great. It's not progressive-scan, but it gets the job done. I lucked into an insane deal on a DVD recorder, so the old play-only box has been put on waivers.

I'm offering it to you, my loyal six readers, because... I have no room for it in this little house. I know most of you have one, but I'm starting here.

What I'd really like do is find a non-profit who needs a DVD player. I know they can get one nowadays for $20, but this one is much nicer, and it cost me $200 in 2000.

Otherwise... again, tons I'd love to write about, but it's all work related. Frustrating and work related.

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October 21, 2005

Bad father

I accidentally dislocated Annabel's elbow on Wednesday by swinging her by her arms.

It was bad, but not too much so. Somehow her elbow got reduced by something we did, and the ER doctors thought she was fine after that, especially considering just how wired she was in the ER, climbing all over anything that could be climbed on.

I feel like a bad father, but Annabel is over it already.

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October 13, 2005

Another one bites the dust

The TiVo died yesterday. And by "died" I mean the motherboard is frelled. The hard drive seems to be intact, which is good since we have 13 episodes of Doctor Who we need to dump to tape (and bad because we have no idea how we're going to do it -- any ideas, Wayne?)

So, time to spend money we don't have on replacing an electronic item that died way too damn early.

At least there's a $150 rebate on them right now.

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October 06, 2005

Return of The Loaf


It's back
Originally uploaded by Dylan W..
Zesty Nutloaf came back to the cafeteria today with a new name -- Zesty Pecan Vegetarian Loaf.

Note that they kept "Zesty" in the title.

Unfortunately, my cell phone was out of juice, so I wasn't able to get a picture of the abomination. But it was on the menu today.

Posted by dylan at 09:20 PM

October 02, 2005

Sadly, my problem

Today, October 2nd, a Sunday of rain and broken branches and leaf-clogged drains and slick streets, it stopped, and summer was gone.
A. Bartlett Giamatti, The Green Fields of the Mind
It's a strange coincidence that Giamatti's line describes this Sunday in Seattle so well. Mariners are down to their last outs, the streets are slopped with twigs and leaves, and it is self-evident that the rainy season and its oyster grey clouds of depression has arrived.

Where have I been lately? Work. Since I don't talk about work on this blog, I will not give out the details, but here is the grand, vague summary: A project which I am tangentally attached to is now six weeks behind schedule, despite the deadline being known for more than a year. It's a lynchpin project that has to happen, or else. I've been doing a lot of editing, stat compilation, and cat herding. The stress is enormous, and it will not be fully completed until the rainy season winds up.

And the season is over for the M's as Sexson strikes out. Now come the playoffs, now I turn my attention more fully towards college football and the surprisingly scrappy Buffs.

But the cold is starting to seep in. I am holding off on the heat because of the more-expensive-than-milk price of heating oil.

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