Saturday, October 29, 2005

Welcome Evan Matthew

Evan Matthew was born in the wee hours of October 27th. He's 7lbs 6oz and is unbelieveable. Mom and baby are doing great! More pix and stuff later. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Freaking Out

I have not publicly talked about this, so it is now time.

I originally thought I'd have another 18-20 hours or so before I would be freaking out. Lori was to be induced at 2pm tomorrow. We have been waiting for this for a long time and it is very exciting and nerve wracking.

However, now it's happening at 9pm tonight.

So I'm freaking out. In a good way. Anyway, that's about all I have to say. I will put more on here with all the goo goo ga ga stuff tomorrow, although I'll likely be less coherant after being up for 24 hours straight. It's just I feel like I've lost some time for composure, and it's all happening quite quick, although if it were natural, it probably would be even more freaky.

Anyway, I have the drive home now. Talk sometime soon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Starting to get BlogSpam, so I've turned on word verification and require a Blogger User ID. At least that way Google can track down the culprits.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Ken Blackwell Annoying Already

So, the politics are in full swing in Ohio this week. Republican Guvnah Wannabe Ken Blackwell decided to leave a nice taped phone call on my answering machine on Wednesday. That call tied up what seemed like 3 or 4 minutes of message time.

Let me provide a clue, I stopped listening when I heard it was Blackwell and proceeded to use the facilities. When I finished up, he was still talking. I decided that I needed to wash my face. When I finished...still talking.

Who the !(*? is going to listen for that long...Period. Never mind that it's so early in the campaign that no one even cares.

He's already pissed me off. It's bad enough that Taft is a complete imbecile. Now the Republicans are going out and pissing off people in their "base" by sending annoying as all hell phone calls to people on the "W" election tour invite list.

According to this quiz I tend Libretarian anyway. Generally they have no chance of winning, but this year, the candidate is the former head of the Economics department at Case, and well, since I'm an alumnus and have an Economics minor, I tend to think he knows what he's doing.

Not sure he has a chance of winning, but messages need to be sent, and the Libretarians are the only ones who currently believe in small government (mostly because they aren't in power yet). It doesn't matter...Blackwell's a lump of crap for hogging up my phone and right now he's got a lot of ass kissing to even think of getting my vote. And if he even thinks of going the "holy roller" route he'll have lost my vote.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Guatemalan Towns Abandoned

As reported by the AP.

Normally, I wouldn't think twice about horrible events like this. It's in a far away land, there's not much you can do, except to offer support by donating money or supplies.

This one hits home a bit, since we are still going through the adoption steps and are not yet able to go to Guatemala City to pick her up and bring her home.

What's surreal about it is the flooding and mudslides occuring near the Lake Atalan area which is where Savannah's birth mother is from. I have not heard anything in particular about San Lucas Toliman, so I am hopeful that she is safe. In additon to the mudslides and flooding in Guatemala City itself, where I am hopeful that Savannah herself is safe.

It's tough as all I can do is wait, hopefully soon I will be able to travel down and get her.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hockey Opening Night (OLN and Jackets)

So instead of watching Invasion after Lost (more on that later), I decided to check out the post game on OLN.

I really enjoyed it, great background fodder to playing NHL 06 on the puter last night. It reminded me of College Game Night on ESPN. Look ins at games in progress, actual strategy, tactical analysis. Very good first effort.

The downside was that the production values looked like something out of ESPN circa 1979. The set looked like it might have been made out of an erector set.

But as I once read, it's all about the content. Make sure you have the content, and then work on improving the package. The NHL has tried package before and failed. This is much better because the content is there.

I didn't get to watch much of the Jackets loss to the Caps. I've always been high on Fritche, and I was very happy to see those goals. Hopefully Brule will remain around for a long while. The Jackets problem is that they're going to need to really improve on special teams. Too many penalties and not a good enough Power Play. I was fine with the kill, but they're going to need to adjust and do it quickly. Hopefully Nash will be healed up and good to go next week. I'm thinking he'll be held out against the Flames on Friday.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Still Around...Been Busy

As always, when things get busy, Blogging tends to die off. At least for me anyway .

Its not that there's nothing to say, it's that there's not enough time to put it into a coherant format.

I've got things to say about:
  • Savannah (Got a kick ass video of her, but no idea how to post it out here)
  • Netbeans 5 Beta (Slow, but love the new Struts/JSF integration)
  • Crew (Didn't think the level of suck could get much higher, until the loss to Chivas)
  • Jackets (If this team plans on being good, the young guys are going to have to get good very quickly)
  • Supreme Court (no sorry, I'm so far out of the poli-loop to even make a coherant statement on that...I'll leave it to the pundits)
But as you can see...all I've time for is one liners. And that'll have to do...for now.