Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Photo stolen from carmagazine.co.uk
This Audi hot rod packs a twin turbocharged V-10 with 572 horsepower under its hood. It's a version of the motor in the Lamborghini freaking Gallardo. It's all wheel drive and it looks awesome in blue. The reports in the magazine say it's not very agile on narrow, twisty roads. I don't care. I drive the freeway. This car is a rocket.
And it's a station wagon.
What is the Corvette driver going to do when he gets smoked by a station wagon with child seats in the back? I'm guessing he's going to cry.
There's a problem. There's always a problem with cars that I want. It sells for about 150,000 dollars in England. And Audi is not selling it here in the USA.
Apparently Americans don't know a good thing when they see one. I guess the market for 150,000 dollar super-station wagons is too small.
Aidan started puking on Christmas night. Tab had to change his pajamas three times. He was running a fever but by the next morning, the fever was gone. Unfortunately, the intermittent puking wasn't.
Last night we were enjoying dinner at the Macaroni Grill. I was halfway through my Tuscan Rib-eye when Aidan puked all over himself. He even splashed me a little. We hurriedly wiped up the best we could, informed the waitress, and left a 30% tip. We will not be welcome there again.
Today, Aidan seemed fine. We rode our bikes to the park and played in the December sunshine. And then Abigail started puking. At least she is old enough to get to the bathroom in time.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
"What are you doing?"
"Giving the cats a haircut."
For a while Aidan has been saying "sock" thinking it was a bad word. He would walk around the house and say "sock" whenever he was angry or feeling little-boy aggressive. I told him "sock" wasn't a bad word.
Now he has moved on to "ketchup".
Ketchup, the tasty tomato condiment also known as "catsup", has never had a bad connotation until now. In our house "ketchup" is the new swear word.
You heard it here first.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Some of our local hooligans decided to landscape our front yard for us. They drove up on the grass, over the tree, and back down the driveway.
We didn't really like the tree that much.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The outrage from Christians was immediate and intense. The billboard company removed the message within a week.
The entertaining part for me is the debate that has raged in the letters to the editor in my local paper. Christians blame atheists for this. Atheists blame Christians for that.
There are usually millions of deaths throughout history attributed to the other group.
The thing that really struck me was that both groups are talking past the other. Atheists don't seem to understand why believers believe and believers can't understand why atheists don't believe.
The only lesson I take from this is:
Protesting a billboard doesn't do much to further the Kingdom of God.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Grab the book closest to you. Now.
* Go to page 56.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Write that sentence as your status.
* Copy these instructions as a comment to your status.
* Don't go looking for your favorite book, or the coolest one you have -- just grab the closest one.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I say to the enlightened atheist - wait.
You'll get your turn.
Despite the millions who were killed in the Soviet Union, China, and Cambodia by atheist regimes, your body count will rise.
Atheists just haven't been around as long as believers.
Monday, December 1, 2008
The Safeway cake.
Abigail, Kinsey, and Bella wait.
Aidan and his adoring father.
The little monster.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The sky was just starting to lighten. The deer and elk are most active at dawn and dusk. We walked about two and a half miles up the frozen road until we came to trail that led up a draw in the forest. There were several tracks and piles of poo on the trail so we knew it was used by the animals.
We climbed up the steep trail about a hundred yards and sat down to wait.
After waiting about twenty minutes, we decided to head back to the truck. It was getting too late to find anything.
We got back in the truck and began the slow drive back to the highway. Brandon had the rifle in the front seat in case we saw anything from the road. As we approached the highway, I saw a cow elk run down the side of the hill, cross the road about 50 yards in front of us and then race across a field to where two other cow elk where waiting. We couldn't shoot her. I was amazed at how large the elk was.
I realized during my first time hunting (at least for animals) that it is a lot like hiking except you wear an orange vest and carry a rifle.
We've heard that many hunters are having a hard time finding anything. The deer and elk are still mostly in the high country.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Aidan in one of his trademark "moods."
The Virgin River Gorge on I-15 in Arizona. We stopped to take photos of the spectacular scenery.
A photo of Tab holding the camera.
The new In-N-Out in Washington City, Utah was a little crowded. It was worth the wait.
We ate our hamburgers in the car.
Here's a photo of a truck-driver walking his very large rottweiler at a rest stop in southern Utah.
We made it to Pocatello, Idaho at about 9:30 Mountain Time. It was a long day in the car. We kept the children occupied so they didn't whine too much. Tab pulled out her lap-top and played Mah Jong for part of the trip. I marvelled at the GPS capability on my iPhone.