Saturday, December 24, 2005

On the road

We're in Cleveland with some things on our minds posting for a little while.

Merry Christmas to all.

Friday, December 16, 2005


The dog has been unjustly underrepresented on the blog.

Here she is in her Browns colors. She doens't know the team is 4-9. All she knows is she's pretty with a scarf on. Posted by Picasa

Fancy-schmancy photo

My mom or dad took this one and I played around with it on Picasa. Have I mentioned Picasa? Posted by Picasa

My mom & Ellie

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My dad & Ellie

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Ellie in a Christmas dress

If I tried, I probably couldn't come up with a more visually confusing series of patterns. We had just come home from a "holiday" party and it was late, and I wanted to get the picture quickly.

Maybe we'll post a series of pics with her in her other Christmas dresses. Maybe not, it all depends on what we get to. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Baby, swimming in a snowsuit

She'll sleep like this for two and a half hours. Posted by Picasa

Me 'n' baby sleeping

Taken by my ma. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Sign o' the Times

Seen this morning on the front doors of the local Sears:

"Merry Christmas"

The signs appear to be sort of hastily done. Not that they were in Magic Marker or anything, but they were simple black-and-white without a lot of the corporate marketing frilly stuff that usually goes on corporate messages. It looks to me like they're trying to avoid the boycott of places like Target that refuse to say "Christmas" in their ads.

I say, boycott away. If a store refuses to make Christmas part of its Christmas-shopping season promotions, let's give them what they want and refuse to make that store part of our Christmas shopping. It's not like much of the shopping binge that starts on the day after Thanksgiving and magically happens to end on December 24th, only to be followed by a returning binge that starts December 26th, is anything but Christmas shopping. Sorry...Chanukkah isn't that big a holiday, certainly not a big shopping holiday. Kwanzaa? Please. Christmas is what retail is all about...and if they refuse to acknowledge it? Fine with me. They won't get my money. (And no, "Xmas" just won't do.)

We have some Target gift cards...I won't use them until Christmas is over. I don't totally hate Target or anything -- I just want them to get the message.

Sorry so slow

Tina's been working last week & this, so I've been Daddy Day Care. I'll just say that I haven't gotten any dissertation work done.

Here's a pic of Ellie in her red hat with bear's ears (part of a whole red bear outfit...why a red bear outfit is cute or even appropriate I don't know).