Thursday, August 28, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Best comment of the Olympics
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Powder room light
Jeni and I installed a new light fixture in the powder room a few weekends ago. It really was easier than I expected (or about as easy as everyone told me it would be). I have a healthy respect for electricity, and was a little nervous about this project, but it went up without a hitch.
The Harbor House Bed & Breakfast
DeLucca's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
Cecilia's Mexican Restaurant, although if I'm over here, I'll probably go to Taqueria Jalisco Mexican Restaurant.
Steve Berry's The Amber Room and The Romanov Prophecy
A. Lee Martinez's In the Company of Orges
I enjoy a good book, but I think I'd like to start with the B&B.
Labels: Dean rambling
Monday, August 18, 2008
I really have been working in the yard
Here's proof that Jeni and I have done yard work since moving to our house. These gloves came in a two pack. I put one pair away to save until the other pair wore out. Well, they wore out two weekends ago. We were out pulling weeds like crazy when I blew through the ends of both middle fingers (maybe I was giving the finger to the weeds too much...) Either way, I broke out the other gloves to cut the grass the next day and was just amazed at the difference. Of course I knew the old gloves had worn over two seasons of yard work, but I forgot what a new pair felt like, or looked like. BTW, I don't know how I did yard work without gloves before, either.
Labels: yard work
Greasemonkey script for Flickr
(OK, this is one of those posts that I don't expect anyone to even read, I just needed the links so I could install this at home later without hunting down the pages again...)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Six degrees of Neil Gaiman
My favorite author is Neil Gaiman. I was a Neil Gaiman fan before it was cool to be a Neil Gaiman fan (and, yes, if you didn't know, it is kinda cool to be a Neil Gaiman fan). So I just realized that I am three degrees of separation from Neil Gaiman, and this is how:
I know Chris, who knows Bela Fleck (of Bela Fleck and the Fleck Tones) and Bela Fleck recorded a song for Neil Gaiman's audio book version of the Graveyard Book.
The Graveyard Book is Neil Gaiman's latest book, which comes out just after my birthday in September (and would make a great late birthday gift, hint, hint) and there's a contest revolving around this new book release. I like free stuff as much as the next guy, so check it out (although I don't know if I'd really use the Stardust-inspired bath bomb).
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Happy Anniversary Nikki and Todd
Congratulations Nikki and Todd on 13 years! We've all come a long way in 13 years, but it still feels like yesterday, too. Hopefully you guys can sneak out for an adult dinner away from the kids tonight.
Labels: Nikki and Todd
Monday, August 11, 2008
Perseid Meteor Shower
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
So Friday we headed down to the Nissan dealership with every intention of getting either a 2007 used Camry or an Altima. We test drove the Altima, and really liked it, but there was another one on the lot we wanted to look at. So while we were waiting for the salesman to come back with the key, we saw the Xterra and started to look more closely at that instead. We had never really considered an SUV, but the Xterra was just what we needed.
Now, the one we planned on test driving had a handful of features, the middle of the three on the lot, but it was out of gas. So we drove the nicer of the three and loved it. They worked with us to meet the price we were willing to pay, and by dinner time Friday we had a new SUV with a warranty and that will start when we put the key in. Now we don't have to borrow a friend's SUV to go to Home Depot anymore, which we were doing a lot of this year. We even got to use it to haul stuff Saturday helping my boss move some of his fragile items to his new house.
This is our new baby. Big enough for what we need, but not too big either.
(We went from a VW to and Xterra ... so alphabetically, I guess our next car will be a Z.)