Archive for November, 2008

big tow came to school

November 28th, 2008

It has been a while since I last posted. In the meantime, Big Tow came to school to show off his tow truck. After hoisting one of the trikes in the air, he towed the kids. All the teachers have a crush on Big Tow.

4 year olds, so profound

November 28th, 2008

We returned on Wednesday from a family vacation to Monterey. Lots of jogging, digging in the sand, running from waves, searching through tide pools, visiting the aquarium and sitting in the hot tub. Thank god for hot tubs. Someone seems to have replaced my happy-go-lucky 4 year-old with a teenager. Somehow I thought I had […]

Sylvie’s new party dress

November 26th, 2008

Thanks, Mom.


November 22nd, 2008

Whew! After an 8 hour day of elving, I’m officially all Christmas’d out. With the exception of an octopus that could use a pair of peepers and a shortage of proper shipping boxes, I’m ready to send out stocking stuffers to the swappers. Although there’s only one kid on the list old enough to surf […]

elvin’ around

November 22nd, 2008

Hard at work on stocking stuffers…

last minute Thanksgiving recipes

November 21st, 2008

Everytime you reload, a new recipe appears.

last india post, ever

November 16th, 2008

Our drive to the Taj Mahal. (First 100km, anyway.)


November 15th, 2008

I dreamt last night that my brother, Obama and I were moving back into the house my brother and I shared through college. The house was just as I left it – same colors, but clean and empty. In the dream, the boys were off playing while my dad and I went shopping for groceries […]

google tracks the flu

November 13th, 2008

I’m always interested in the ways that technology gives us unexpected insight into the world around. This New York Times article revealed that we might be able to use google searches as an early warning signal of fast spreading flu epidemics based on the density and number of “flu symptom” searches. And for anyone contemplating […]

homeward bound

November 12th, 2008

I’ve now made this journey twice, and just like the last, after 7 days, I can’t look out the window at the people, anymore. I start reading signs on buildings, paying more attention to the details of the cars, avoiding the chaos and poverty. By the last few days of my trip, I’m slightly torn […]

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