just procrastinating

Friday, October 27, 2006

Sitting Up
Just over four months old and almost sitting up on her own.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wednesday the sun was out and I spent the afternoon fighting off an invasion of ladybugs. I guess this time of year they go looking for a warm place to stay for the winter, and they use the last sunny days of the fall to invade the homes of regular people like me.

These aren't the nice pretty red ladybugs that everyone likes. The red ones are the kind that land on you in the summer, and you might smile and call someone over and proudly say, "look a ladybug is on me." These are the nasty orange kind, the Asian Lady Beetle, that bite, smell and leave a yellow residue if you mess with them. Once inside, they spread out from where they entered and then bunch up in groups in the corners by the ceiling. I've vacuumed up hundreds of these monsters over the past few days, and I don't feel a thing for them. In the spring, the bastards that survived will get the itching to leave, and will get the same treatment.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Thanks ESPN. You do a big monday night pre-game on how great the Bears are, bring out Da Coach and now they're down 14-0 to Arizona in the First Quarter. Plenty of time left, but still...

Update: 20-0 at halftime so I went to bed. My bad. Bears 24-23!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Garbage Detective
A faint smell of garbage kept hitting my nose late yesterday on the couch. I suppose it's time to take out the garbage. Problem solved? No. Hmm, run the garbage disposal maybe? Nope. Alright look under the couch: no. Look under coffee table: no. Remove all couch cushions: no. Is it the cushions themselves? Have they been supersaturated in spip-up and are finally rotting? They don't smell great, but that ain't it either. Crap.

Oddly the smell is pretty localized to one part of the couch. Hmm, and right behind that spot is my backpack, which, ugh, now I remember, has the remnants of a Potbelly sub that I bought at Dulles and didn't finish on the airplane last week. Whew, major house cleaning avoided for another day.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

So if you were watching the Today Show on Saturday at about 8:45 you might have seen Zoey and me. My parents saw us. I didn't get there early enough to be in the front for one of those crowd interviews, so I was just another one of those idiots in the crowd waving. I actually met Lester Holt right when I got there. He was coming out for a segment and I had the baby in the baby bjorn and he asked me her name. I was kind of hoping that these television folks would be shorter in person, but he was taller than I thought he would be. I figured him for a 6'0" kind of guy, but he's more like 6'2".

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