Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Why do you keep crying?

Well Miranda has been very vocal lately with loud babbling interspersed with some crying and general frustration. I assumed she was teething and for once, I was right. So she now has a tooth breaking through on the bottom front. Poor girl.

Also here is a link to my small video channel for Miranda...

Sunday, January 28, 2007

One more Sunday

Well next week is the last day of football. I am sad. My predictions though?

Well there are always if's. If the Indianapolis D can play like they have played throughout the playoffs, it is theirs. However, if they don't then the Bears D will control the game. Mr. Manning will pull off an unextraordinary performance, but will carefully not make the major mistakes and generally play it safe. Rex on the other-hand will completely try to give the game away, and they will be relying on the two running backs that the Colts can then tee off on.

Prediction: Colts 13, Bears 9

Media Center and XBOX 360...

Well, we hooked up the media center PC about a week ago to the xbox last week to see if we could do a couple more things with the 360 that we couldn't do before. First was we wanted to record shows and play those recording back. Second off, we occasionally buy Amazon Unbox videos and those would not play. Well on hooking it up, we didn't have much luck. The PC and the 360 both run on wireless and also don't have the greatest reception. The video was choppy, control was slow and clunky. However, I really didn't want to run catV all over the house just so that I could get the functionality. Instead I moved one of my two wireless routers to the other side of the house and set the PC to run on the one below it, and the 360 to run on the one below it. Now I have quick speedy controls of a remote playing DVR. Slick. And the Amazon Unbox videos run like a charm. However, I am still pissed that I needed the Media Center edition in order to run them.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Excitement of the evening...

Not something I am used to seeing, but tonight there were about 8 police officers, multiple squad cars, a K-9 unit, and a fire truck parked outside our cul-de-sac for about 3 hours tonight. Not sure what the heck was going on, since I am not up on this. No word... Maybe I will hit the neighborhood gossip mill... Maybe Michelle will.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Trying to walk

Well I was able to get a bit of video of Miranda trying to walk. She has done better, but it is all I was able to capture...

Friday, January 19, 2007

Online predators

Today I saw the best quote when it comes to protecting your kids from online predators:

On the other hand, whatever happened to responsible parenting? Whatever happened to watching over your own children, and teaching them about these sorts of things? Parents too busy? There was a time when parents told their kids not ever to get into a stranger’s car, even if he offered you some shiny lollipops. Why is it so hard to tell your kids never to trust an online stranger?


This was done by David Ponce on the article MySpace Sued By Angry Parents

Way to go David.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Miranda is 9 months today

She is doing well. 9 Month checkup and shots are about 2 weeks away. Here is a video of her from about a week ago playing with a walking aid toy.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Spicy and Cancer Free

Woot!

How spicy foods can kill cancers

And here is the ultimate way to kill it.

Big Ten not so big?

I watched number 1 and 2 of the big ten this year. Normally I avoid the bowl games as I feel that a playoff or tournament would work better at determining WHO IS NUMBER 1(tm). But then again, if they actually determined who was number 1 in a better way, people would talk less and then we would either have more war or have to face some sort of real issues that our country has to deal with...

Either way, I digress. I come from Big Ten country (but from a MAC family) and I fully did not expect the Schooling and Wanton Destruction that happened upon a typically strong conference. Ohio State and Michigan should be ashamed of truly horrid effort. They looked underprepared and like the were suffering from spotlight hangover while the underdogs look more like junkyard dogs, hungry and ferocious.

Here's to next year, and a new batch of Collegiate Football.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Dreaded Five Things

Evidentally I have been tapped by the evil 5 things you don't know about me thingie by Jana. Uggg. No offense Jana but picking 5 things that everyone doesn't know about, that's hard.

1) I have played Bass Guitar for 11 years. But some of you know that...

2) I have acted in some plays, directed some plays and written some plays, but never the same ones. But some of you know that....

3) I got my first internship because my mom worked at Whirlpool and I offered my services for free. But someone probably knew that too...

4) In college, my friends would get me liquored up and I would buy dinner. I know my college buddies remember that...

5) Growing up, I had a combination flat-top mullet. Darn ugly. And there are pictures. But, I know Mike knows that...



So to bless you all, I won't pass this curse on.... Unless you feel like doing it.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas to New Years

Well, I had the week off as my parents and my brother were in town. It was a lot of fun but also extremely tiring for Miranda. Day one we bummed around, playing with Miranda and general chitchat. We went to the ocean with Miranda but it was a little too cold for her so we stayed just a little while and headed back. Also took a trip up to Seattle Center to check out the view from the Space Needle. Overall we mostly just spent time with Miranda.

Since then I have watched a few bowl games and a little NFL. Can't believe the Lions won. Really moving from the number 1 draft pick to the number 2 draft pick shouldn't matter. Given our track record in the top slots, we aren't looking to pick up anyone that we will keep. Although the win was really more of Dallas giving the Lions a Christmas gift.

Also Boise State vs. Oklahoma was fantastic. Just a good, hard-fought game!

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