Archive for September, 2008


September 30, 2008 Leave a comment

I’ve been taking some photos of the rosebush in my back yard, and made a small flickr set of them for those interested:

Categories: general Tags: , , ,

Stalker Names

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment

I love the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games and am more than willing to put up with their occasional bugs for the chance to run around and shoot people in the Ukraine. One of the best quirks of these games are the names. The people at GSC Gameworld seem to have a template for naming people. ‘Name’, ‘Noun’. For example, some of my favs from dead people in the swamps:

  • Lyawna Polar Explorer
  • Grisha Samuri
  • Tolik Simulator
  • Alex Mayhem
  • Anton Pianist
  • Feyda Busybody
  • Petya Dinosaur
  • Kolya Glutton
  • Georg AA-Gun (niiiiiiiice)
  • German Chopper
  • Gleb Gunpowder
  • Filya Cripple
  • Danya Sharp-sighted

I could go on, but you get the idea.

Categories: general Tags: , , ,

Richard Stallman?!?

September 22, 2008 1 comment

Apparently MyHeritage thinks I look most like Richard Stallman:


September 17, 2008 Leave a comment

You know, normally I don’t do these things, but I’m somewhat proud:

I could survive for 1 minute, 22 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

Ren Faire

September 7, 2008 Leave a comment

We went as a family to the Maryland Ren Faire today, and had quite a bit of fun.  Amongst all the usual stuff, the girls got their hair braided, got to ride horses, and play on the playground, and we got to see Wolgemut.  There were some bellydancing women right in front of where Em and I were sitting, and they seemed to befriend each other well enough, with Em trying to dance like them, and occasionally asking them questions about their belly button piercings.  Most of the way through the set, Micha (from Wolgemut) was …we’ll call it dancing in front of the bellydancers, and Em noticed him and decided he was a friend too.  Then she promptly got up on stage with the group!  Sorry Micha and crew!

Pics on Flickr:

Videos on Youtube:

Video of Em inserting herself on stage:

Took Li to the harbor again

September 6, 2008 Leave a comment

As a treat for surviving the first week of school intact, I took Lisa on a daddy and me trip to the Harbor.  While we were there, some really nice people gave us free tickets to the aquarium that they weren’t using.  I took a bunch of pics and put them up on flickr:

She had a grand time. Favorite quote (as she leaned up against the bubble columns) , “Daddy, they sound just like Mommy’s tummy!”

Categories: general Tags: