Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

It's a pretty thing isn't it

I remember seeing this when I was a kid. Not the year it was televised but sometime down the road after that. This and the Star Wars Christmas special ranked 1 and 2 in my "Trippy in a good way Christmas stuff" list for quite some time.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tradition - Christmas music (free download)

<a href="">Away in a Manger by Elizabeth Crew and Mark Scudder</a>

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Thank you to our veterans. Today and every day.
It is foolish & wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived. - George S. Patton

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. - Sir Winston S. Churchill

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. - John Stuart Mill

It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country ... in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives -- the one they were living and the one they would have lived. When they died, they gave up their chance to be husbands and fathers and grandfathers. They gave up their chance to be revered old men. They gave up everything for their country, for us. All we can do is remember. - Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Don't Wait 2009 Special Edition

Available for free today in memory of the events of 9/11/01.

<a href="">Prelude by Mark Scudder</a>

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Psalm 4:8

The difference between knowing this and letting it happen is harder at times than others. Not a fan if those harder times. Not at all.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today's word of the day: e-mail courier

The Urban Dictionary word of the day. Good to know that there's an accepted term for these people that I hate with such a passion.

Email Courier
An individual who approaches someone's desk or workstation in a work environment almost immediately after sending them an email, usually to confirm that the email has been received.
Bill: I just sent you an email. Did you get it?
Mike: Probably, I haven't checked.
Bill: Can you check?
Mike: Uh yeah, looks like I got it.
Bill: Thoughts?
Mike: My immediate thoughts are you're an email courier and a douchebag.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Inertia wins

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thomas Paine quote

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. - Thomas Paine

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Colonel

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Arizona Pictures

Pictures from the trip to Arizona can be found here. I'll probably add to this over the next five or six days that I'm here.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A different view outside my office today

Leah came with me to work so that she could study for her Radiography exam tomorrow. When she's been here with me on the weekends in the past she's set up in the conference room however, due to meetings scheduled today, she's on one of the build benches outside my office.
It's been kind of cool to simply look up to check in on her to make sure she's not napping. :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Holden's typical appearance when in the van

Holden with his bup (that's not a typo, it's Holdenspeak for "cup"). He's taken his Daddy's habit of having a drink within arms reach at any given moment and made it his own. A car ride that doesn't include a bup becomes unpleasant in short order.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Leah battles "a large creature"

So I get a call at work this afternoon. It's my wife. The conversation is fairly routine. She tells me about her day a little bit, I ask if I need to drop by the store to pick up milk or anything on my way home, etc. Nothing too exciting.
Until her tone suddenly changes and she begins talking much faster. The only thing I can really make out is "Lowell...(indecipherable)...large creature".
I am instantly amused so I hit the record button on my phone as I was encouraging her to take a picture of it with her cell phone to send to me. I now have a recording of the end of her battle against the large creature as well as an image of it saved for posterity.

My brave wife - click to play audio.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thomas Jefferson quote

"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, 29 November 1802

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Holden sleeps like his father...

Unfortunately, that means not well.  I was up five times between 1:00 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.  The reasons, in order of getting me up:
  1. "Daddy, I pee peed" (Understandable on this one.  Happens to the best of us little man)
  2. "I want Daddy" (I'll never, ever complain about hearing this.  Even if it's at 2 in the morning.)
  3. "Daddy, acky kiki" (translation: Father, I find that my pacifier has an unacceptable taste and/or texture)
  4. "I want Tuck" (translation: It is my wish that you give me my stuffed Tuck the Tutle from the Wonder Pets.  Note to Holden - you would have had it at bed time had you not puked on it which required me washing it and drying it before reissuing it to you)
  5. "Daddy, I'm sleepy" (Seriously?  You woke me up to tell me you're sleepy?  That's fantastic.  Thanks son.)