Archive for May, 2008

sound familiar?

Monday, May 5th, 2008

A politician who thinks that they know more than experts? Oh, I forgot – experts are elitists.

the buffet

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Toby and Silje at Old Country BuffetYesterday was Toby’s friend Silje’s birthday, and to celebrate we were invited to join them at her favorite restaurant, Old Country Buffet. For the uninitiated, this place is seen as either being really kitsch, or really gross, or just amazing people-watching, if you like watching professionally obese people. The thing is it’s actually quite fun and pretty helpful if you’re there with kids, because they get to choose lots of different foods and they don’t necessarily have to have their finest dining table manners, and the food’s always a bit better than you think it’s going to be. Emma having a coffee at Old Country Buffet

Anyway we had a really good time – we were there for a good couple of hours (and no we weren’t re-visiting the buffet that whole time). Toby got Silje a ladybug kite, which she seemed to like a lot, and Dara enjoyed trying mashed potatoes and real, non-mashed up green beans.Dara enjoying a cracker at dinner

new child photos

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Just posted up a crop of new pics of Toby and Dara, taken with my fantastic new camera. I particularly like the one of story time:

Toby and Dara at Story time

wilford brimley cats

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

Wilford Brimley is an American actor with a great old cowboy mustache and a gruff, no-nonsense manner. He appears in commercials for a medical insurance company which provides specific services to people with diabetes. He has now achieved web immortality by being featured in this gallery of cats that look like Wilford Brimley.