Archive for July, 2008

donut not

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

On the day of Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin, with apparently the staggering figure of 200,000 in attendance, here’s some information on JFK’s infamous ‘Ich Bin ein Berliner’ line.

creation nation

Monday, July 21st, 2008

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

A couple of my friends went to visit the Creation Museum in Kentucky last week. I think they thought it was kind of funny, although I only saw them briefly and didn’t really get the chance to talk it through with them – I think that also the fault may have been with me because this kind of nonsense just gets me really mad. Then today I saw a link to a piece on the museum: Creation Nation in n+1 magazine. The museum seems like everything you would expect, and more.

baby syrup

Friday, July 18th, 2008

We probably won’t need these for Dara – she seems to have a fair bit more hair than Toby did at her age. Even at 17 months old he was fairly bald, which lead us to take matters into our own hands:

Toby with wig That’s actually fur from our cat, but I don’t think Toby was impressed.

Now, however someone has come up with a solution: baby toupees:

Baby toupees

this can’t be good

Friday, July 18th, 2008

From Talking Points Memo: Obama Struggling with Older Women. Can’t he be done for assault? Maybe it’s like mudfighting or something. Are younger women easier to fight?

folkestone photos

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

We got back from vacation on Thursday night and I got the pictures together here. A whopping 4 pages – hope you like them. I’m continuing to be very pleased with my new camera!


Friday, July 11th, 2008

Back in town after vacation and hiatus and time off all together. We got back to Minneapolis yesterday early evening and were wowed by how beautiful our front garden looked – lilies and everything in bloom – and how many weeds we have to wrastle to the ground this weekend. The kids were fantastically well behaved on the plane (several people told us, so it’s unbiased reporting) and apart from us being woken up by a massive thunderstorm last night, they did pretty well getting home and going to sleep. Dara being almost 10 months is physically compelled to sit or stand up at every single opportunity – we had several rounds of putting her in her bed, only to turn away and find that she had popped up and was sleepily holding on to the bars of her crib, even though she could hardly keep her eyes open.