Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I Must Have Done Something To Be This Lucky

When I looked at my facebook page just before going to bed, and saw what someone posted there, I knew I had earned some points today, somehow.

My advice:
  1. Watch it.
  2. Full screen.
  3. Watch the drummer. Closely. (ok, you can skip ahead to where they start playing, around 0:40, but then you'd miss the lame intro, and the bass player adjusting his headset; certainly not the highlights, but part of the flavor).
  4. Laugh. Clap. Maybe cheer.
  5. Respec.
  6. ps - the title given by the youtube poster could not be more wrong

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Feature!

Once there was a man who had to do some unpleasant things to make his dream come true. A pornographer told him that if he performed a certain act, and perfected it to an art form, that people would pay money to see him do it.

So, he did. And they did. And he made so much money that he bought himself a Lamborghini. And the day he did, he decided to get a vanity plate to let people know who the mystery man was behind the wheel.

Thursday, June 17, 2010



Thursday Feature!

I pledge my loyalty to only one government official: Mayor Awesome!

And here's what's happening in his backseat:

Monday, June 14, 2010


One year ago, at exactly this time, we were in the delivery room waiting to meet her for the first time. It was nothing like you see in the movies. It was really quiet - in fact, most of the morning it was just the two of us in the room. After Eva got the epidural, we had a few hours before the real action was going to begin, so they turned the lights down in the room and we both drifted in and out of sleep as the morning light leaked in around the blinds. Finally, it was time, and our doctor and one nurse came in and calmly instructed us to take our places. Eva was relaxed and strong, and if she was a bit scared, she never let on.

Less than an hour later, we were holding her.

Now, our baby can sort of walk. She reads books. She pets the cats. She eats tuna sandwiches. At 5 AM yesterday she woke up crying, so I went in her room and picked her up to give her a bottle. She stopped squawking right away, then kissed me on the forehead three times. It might have been the best 5 seconds of my life so far.

My daughter is beautiful and sweet and smart and the most interesting person I have ever met. My wife is patient and loving and wise and the most capable person in the history of the world. I am so lucky to spend my life with these two people!

Happy Birthday Ellery!! Thank you Eva!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Last night a gentleman I'd never seen before shuffled in to the pop tots classroom and sat down to observe. He was older, very tall, and dressed in black pants and a green blazer, the kind a theatre usher might wear. We get family guests coming in all the time, so I assumed he was one of the kids' grandfathers and continued with the class. Every time I glanced his way, he looked like he wanted to say something, but was laboring to find the words. Several times he stood up and took a few steps toward me, then sat down again. He stayed the full hour and at the end of the class, he came over to me, shook my hand, and asked me for my card, which I gave him. Then he left. All of us looked at each other and I asked the parents who he was. Nobody knew. I went downstairs and asked the park staff and they told me he was Ernie Terrell, world champion boxer who had famously lost to Ali in 1967 (beatdown!). Apparently, he started boxing at Fuller Park back in the day. Park Staffer Elaine said "they all come back to put it all back together, he's going back in time to figure it out". I ran out of the building to catch him in his car just as he was driving away. I shook his massive hand again and told him I was a fan of what he does. He said, "you're doing a great job with those kids" then he paused, looked up, and said to himself out loud, "they...they're gonna be ok" and finally 'I'll be getting in touch with you"
Then he drove off.

When I came home and looked him up, I found that he was also a record producer and singer. Terrell is the older brother of The Supremes early 1970s lead singer Jean Terrell. In the 1960s, she sang with his group, "Ernie Terrell & the Knockouts".



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thursday Feature!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Joys of Photoshop

Wonder Liza:
so LiWi plays a shrink on the web-series "Anyone But Me" and someone made a facebook page of her character "Dr Glass From Anyone But Me."

Friday, June 4, 2010