Archive for November, 2009

Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Last weekend Megs and I hosted Thanksgiving at our place. Mom came down from her mountain home and cooked dinner for us, Matt, Kim, Grandma & Grandpa, and Matt’s girlfriend Laurel. A good time was had by all, and much food was consumed. Behold! The photographic evidence (click to see album):

Turkey

Turkey

Pet Peeve Time

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Been a while since I last vented to no one in particular. Here’s today’s:

“All Natural”, “Organic”, and “Biodegradable”. These words conjure up images of greenery, Earth Day, and mild soap. Problem is, too often these words alone are used to label something as “good”. Bread may be “All Natural”, but what does that mean? High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) comes from corn, so is it natural? A rotten apple may be organic, but that doesn’t mean I want to eat it! And my favorite, to paraphrase my dad quoting a friend of his: “Horse shit is biodegradable, but that doesn’t mean I want it in my drinking water!” I mean, uranium is “all natural”, people! So’s lead, cyanide, and urine!

No free passes! If you are an individual or organization pushing for something simply because it’s “organic”, do a little research on what that entails other than twice the price in the supermarket.

Argument Invalid

Argument Invalid

Let’s Do This

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Well, it seems that blargs are going once again, (see: Kimi, Kelly, Annie), so to fend off future mocking, I post!

As usual, life goes on. The past few weeks have been fairly normal, the one exception being Megs’ 30th birthday at the end of October. We gathered up the usual suspects to play laser tag and eat cake, and both events were a success. No pictures this time because: a) it’s dark in the laser tag arena & there’s no time for cameras in battle, and b) I already have a lot of pictures of us hanging around our living room eating cake and drinking tasty beverages. Suffice it to say, that fun was had and we’re glad everyone could make it.

Later this week, Megs’ folks are gonna visit for a few days and will be staying at our place Thursday and Friday nights. Megs and I haven’t seen them since last Christmas, so we’re glad they could get down south for this. Not sure what we’re gonna do, but I’m sure we’ll come up with something.

Also, in a couple weeks it’s Thanksgiving already, and for the first time we’re hosting it at our place! Mom’s gonna bring & cook food, and we’ll also have the siblings, Grandparents G, and a few welcome friends. Aside from the expected turkey feast, mom, the sibs, and I are going to be going through old family video footage to try to edit together some kinda family DVD. A while back I digitized the old Video8 camcorder tapes, so now it’s finally time to go through all the raw footage and put together something nice out of it. I’ll see what I can do about posting some clips up here when we’re done.

Lessee…. what else… Megs and I have still be playing World of Warcraft, which is fun. Always more enjoyable together than solo. On the TV has been 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Mythbusters, Castle, Glee, and of course The Venture Bros! I recommend all of these shows, however Venture Bros is a little… odd. But in a good way! Wacky show.

I’m still working for Disney and Megs is still in law school, but she’s nearing the end of this particular journey soon, and I think we’ll all be glad for that! Law school is *hard*! Who knew?

Lastly, I leave you with a terrifying picture (this is not me in the picture):

My worst I.T. nightmare

My worst I.T. nightmare