Not quite the land of the midnight sun here. 🙂


A Three Story House… built inside.

Spent the evening assembling the sets for the musical Jennifer is in, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.  The pinnacle was, of course, the three story house (7 foot ceilings) installed on the stage.  After a number of people put the first story together, three of us bravely climbed to the second level.  While we had
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goofy kids

They wanted their pics taken.  Wee lad on Tuesday and lass today.

USCGC Mackinaw

The USCGC Mackinaw pulled into the bay this afternoon, shortly after lunchtime.  What she was doing, exactly, is anyone’s guess, but she appears to be capable of tending buoys, and that seemed to be what she was doing.  After work, she still hadn’t left, so I lugged the telescope down and started getting insane with optics.  I first tried just
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a day around the beach

I snapped a shot of the new bike rack (attached) in the better light after lunch today. After a quick chat with Dad about that we geared up to go riding. There’s a bike path that goes for quite a few miles around the bay, all the way down/over to Charlevoix and all the way the other direction up/around to
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Lego Star Wars II: Stuck at Echo Base?

So, the Wee Lad got this rather fun, puzzle-oriented game from his uncle (my brother) for his birthday, and we’ve been having a lot of fun with that. He gets to play it as time allows, but if he has a particularly good day at school, I reward that by setting aside time that night to specifically work with him
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We kick pain in the teeth!

Power Kickbox Orthodontist! Not photoshopped. This building on 79 (E. Palm Valley) at N. Georgetown Ave in Round Rock. It’s behind the restaurant on the NW corner.

Ummm, Sand!

Wee lass was completely engrossed in this virtual sandbox that my brother linked to me. She made the picture you can see below or in the gallery at


Who’s the bitwise instruction that’s in state machines on all your chips? SHIFT! Can you dig it? They say that cat SHIFT is one bad input MUXer! (Shut your mouth!) I’m just talkin about SHIFT! (Then we can dig it!) (Yes. I *could* do the rest. But WHY?)

*squee* it’s bruce!

Slackerwood has the scoop. Of course, I *liked* The Man With the Screaming Brain, although I’ll admit that it may have been the antics of Comrade Joxer that saved the movie for me. It was Alien Apocalypse that left me feeling betrayed.