Archive for the 'gadgets' Category

silly shoe experiment day 3: walking funny

September 28th, 2009

Though our run was short, it apparently left an effect on me. At 1 AM I hobbled down the steps from my room and felt calf pain. Today, my feet are a little (muscular) sore. Doug is limping around like he put in some serious mileage.

silly shoe exp. day 2: giant gecko

September 27th, 2009

These shoes look silly. Really silly. I’ll spare us all the embarrassment of photos. The Vibram Five Finger shoes consist of a shock resistant rubber sole contoured in the shape of a standard footbed with 5 distinct toes. There are a number of different shoe models varying mainly in the amount of lycra in the […]

the experiment: new shoes

September 26th, 2009

There have been a few articles recently extolling the miracle of barefoot running, claiming that our padded high-tech shoes have been doing us a disservice, that all the engineering is making us more injury prone. This may be true. This may also be horse pucky. I’m thinking it is the latter. We’re going to find […]

hover over this!

May 5th, 2009

It looks like a giant floor polisher…

in case you were wondering

September 29th, 2008

In case you were wondering how to secure a wooden pantry from gangs of wild raccoons: They may still empty your cooler and drink all your beer, but you’ll have food for breakfast.

those fisker super sharp scissors

August 15th, 2008

Those Fisker super sharp scissors are super sharp. Learned the hard way when I took them away from my 2 year old after she walked in on my tutu making and grabbed them off the stool. This was a 1.2 inch lesson learned by my thumb.

his headache, my iphone

August 7th, 2008

I was supposed to get the old iphone when the new ones came out, but after 2 days of carrying the new phone, Doug’s head is suffering and I’m getting the new one. Say hello to 3G.

jerry-rig your burley kazoo

July 20th, 2008

I’m kind of amazed that there are not google-able alternate instructions for installing the Burley Kazoo considering it is one of the more expensive trail-a-bikes on the market and someone who is opting for this one is likely to have a bike that can’t handle the pannier rack attachment. Anyway, put two Doug’s on it, […]

the stomach flu and too many bodily fluids

July 6th, 2008

At the risk of sharing too much information, I feel like I’m living in a cross between night of the living dead and exorcist with all the bodily fluids coming out of orifices they should not. Will has kept things down since the 4th, but it sounds like a fireworks display when he goes to […]

ring around the potty??

July 4th, 2008

At risk of turning you off with too much information… If you’ve been following along, we are trying to do our part to conserve water by using our bath-water to maintain the yard. Well, we’ve kept it up, but it has not been fun in our multilevel home. I’ve been trying to think of alternatives […]

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