Archive for June, 2008

me and micro me

June 24th, 2008

This is really about Me and micro-Doug, but I can humor myself. As I mentioned earlier, Sylvie’s nanny is ill, so she’s been hanging out with me the past two days. Yesterday she came to the office where she had a great time drawing on the white boards and climbing up and down our step […]

the weekly knit

June 24th, 2008

I’m not sure if I’ll always be a week behind in updating the blog on my latest knitting, but here’s the knit from 2 weeks ago, a scarf for Will. (The Tahoe knit was another sweater for Sylvie, but isn’t captured in pixels, yet)

its been a long, long time

June 24th, 2008

We spent the past weekend in Tahoe at the cabin, and the past two days our Nanny has been very ill leaving me to juggle work and micro-me, so I’m just now getting the chance to record our recent events. Ah, Tahoe. We’ve been watching Deadwood thanks to NetFlix about the North Dakota gold rush […]

the terror of two

June 18th, 2008

Shortly after kids are able to walk and climb and after they’ve acquired just enough language, they hit what we all know as the “terrible twos”. My experience is that this doesn’t happen after the second birthday, and it isn’t exactly terrible. We’re going through it right now with my very independent 19 mos old. […]

coffee addicts are just drug addicts

June 17th, 2008

I was searching the NYT archives for an article referencing the research published in New Scientist suggesting that people who drink four or five cups of coffee a day are 34 percent less likely to die of heart disease than the rest of us, and found an article from Oct 21, 1914 in the NYT┬ástating […]

well trained

June 17th, 2008

Doug and Will get bagels on their way to Carlos’ every Tuesday. This morning, a homeless man walked into the bagel store, up to the counter, took a cup and then left. Will asked Doug, “Why did he just take the cup?” Doug explained that the man was going to use the cup to beg […]

what to do if you’ve lost your children

June 16th, 2008

… once the quiet has grown tiresome – Doug suggested these dog tags or bracelettes so that if the kids are found, someone might return them to their rightful owner.


June 16th, 2008

I was just invited to join Spoonflower, a service for designing and printing your own small batches of fabric. The service is in Beta right now and invite only, but seems very promising. Here is the flickr group of fabrics designed and printed through Spoonflower and projects people have made with those

when the chalk dust settles

June 16th, 2008

As usual, we had a long action packed weekend. Saturday, we went to the Youth in Arts Italian Street Painting Festival in San Rafael to see Dante Diego’s work in progress, and then off to Napa to celebrate Chetan’s big three-oh. (Sylvie at the Festival in tutu and sweater made by me) Chetan’s parents live […]

why i’m voting republican

June 13th, 2008

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