time life records presents.

Kya likes to make up songs, everywhere, all the time. Most of the time in the bathtub. Tonight’s repertoire included such greats as:

  • “No Animals Allowed”
  • “Sea of Teeth”
  • “Get Yer Warm Precious Milk”
  • “Diaper Ballet”
  • “Who Are You Voting For, Honey?”
  • “Eating Humans for Dessert”
  • “Everybody Say ‘Baaaa!'”

30 weeks.

Holy shit, I’ve only got about two months left – two busy, busy months that include three weddings, one federal holiday, two children’s birthdays, one visit from my dear wife Aughra, a Radiohead concert, a big move to a new house, Kya’s first day of kindergarten (oh my god), my mom’s college graduation, a family reunion, and a massive transition at work that I’m a really big part of (the boss has threatened to “keep that kid in with duct tape until we’re done”). I literally have something scheduled for every weekend between now and Labor Day – which, by the way, used to be my due date until the ultrasound revealed he’s a week bigger than previously thought, which puts me at around August 25th. But wait, K was 2 weeks early – just like me and all of my siblings.

Luckily, though, I’m not bored.

I’ve gained, so far, 28 pounds. Not even halfway to where I was the last time. Have I mentioned that when pregnant with Kya, I gained 70 pounds? That really sucked. I commend myself this time around. I think it has a lot to do with not having cable television.

K and I saw Kung Fu Panda with some friends tonight. It was pretty awesome – especially enjoyed David Cross voicing the character of a crane.

In unrelated news, I found a receipt in a basket at the grocery earlier this week. It belonged to someone who purchased only two things: a tube of Icy Hot and a box of Milk Duds.

it’s not easy trying to be green.

Thank you, thank you, New York Times, for this article. It’s so nice to know that other people out there are going crazy from being inundated with “green noise.”


i’m like waldo.

I’ll turn up sooner or later. Usually wearing stripes and an odd hat.

It’s been a while. Here’s what you’ve missed:

  • We bought a new computer. Our old one died. The new one has Vista. Vista is weird.
  • Scotty quit smoking, thanks to Chantix. This is a very big deal. It’s been 28 days. So far, so good.
  • My job just got a whole lot crazier. Like, I just had to hire a whole team of people that I’m going to be in charge of kind of crazy. Putting me in charge of a group of adults is a potentially dangerous idea.
  • Obama’s in! Hillary’s out! Yay!
  • Total, chaotic flooding in our state. This shit was out of control. It still is – lots of people are stranded, roads are covered, and it all happened really quickly. And it’s supposed to keep raining this week.
  • I used self-tanner. As usual, this resulted in orange stripes that bore no resemblance to a tan. When will I learn?