December 13, 2008

Great Wolf Lodge

Here are the grandkids enjoying their hot chocolate in our room at the Great Wolf Lodge. They are having a blast! It's a big indoor water park.


November 08, 2008

Voice of the Customer

This was seen at our local Home Depot store. The VOC sign has two garbage cans next to it! Hmmmm!


Amsterdam, Montana

Seen as we were traveling from South Dakota back to Seattle.


November 05, 2008

Google Street View

Wow! Google went around the Seattle area recently and took pictures.  This is my house... pretty cool! Don't look at the garbage heap in the driveway... this was taken a day before the dump run... LOL!

Click and drag on the photo and it will pan around.  Hit the direction arrows to move up and down the streets.

October 21, 2008

John Hodgeman... PC in the Apple commercials

John Kellogg Hodgman (born June 3, 1971) is an American author and humorist. In addition to his published written work, such as The Areas of My Expertise, he is best known for his personification of a PC in Apple's "Get a Mac" advertising campaign and his correspondent work on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.John_hodgman

Here is a very humorous film of a routine he did at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design): John Hodgman: A brief digression on matters of lost time.

Check out the film, then peruse the rest of the site. A lot of very smart people talking about some very cool stuff.

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October 13, 2008

Rapid City, SD Panorama

This silly little video was taken from Dinosaur Park in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dinosaur Park is a funky little park with concrete dinosaurs built in the 1930's. It's located on one of the highest hills in Rapid City and provides a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

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October 11, 2008

4000 visitors in 86 countries

Just spotted this on my NeoCounter... WOW! That's 4000 UNIQUE visitors from all over the world! And YOU are one of them! Cool!

October 10, 2008


NighthawksNighthawks (1942) is a painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. It is not only Hopper's most famous painting, but also one of the most recognizable in American art. It is currently in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Recently, Madison Talon, a friend of mine from Second Life, was privileged to appear in a short film (machinima) depicting the famous painting. The producer Frankie Rockett captured the lonely tone of the diner scene perfectly. Very impressive!

October 01, 2008

This bothers me...

This bothers me...
Yes, I am a born again Christian, but this type of "evangelism" just bothers me. I'm sure he's sincere about what he's doing, but he wasn't attracting anyone in a positive way. My mind said,"if that's Christianity, no thanks."

The kid next to him was hawking halloween supplies for a seasonal store down the street. Maybe that's why the repent guy was there. I have a hard time with halloween too...

But what do I know? God bless them both!


September 30, 2008

Our Cat... Slick

Slicksep08This is Slick, our cat. She is about 11 years old and getting pretty lazy. She's pretty partial to me and, in fact, doesn't like anyone else to touch her very much. She's a pretty good kitty and sleeps with our two little dogs and me every night.

WetkittySlick got her name when she tipped over a pan of dirty motor oil onto herself and came out of the garage across our new carpet... she was a mess! A real oil-slick, she was! We called a few places to find out how to clean her up and were finally told to use Dawn dish soap on her. That's what they use to clean birds and wildlife after oil slicks. It worked pretty good... she was black with oil. She was not very happy about the bath!

Slicksep08bAnyway, Slick survived and has been a very happy cat ever since. She certainly isn't shy about making herself at home on the bed! Good ol' Slick!

September 28, 2008

Sammy & Roxy... Possum Hunters!

SandrSammy and Roxy were going ballistic out on the deck a bit ago. I went out to investigate and they'd "treed" a possum. Well... sort of. The possum was in the cherry tree by the deck, and the dogs were eye-level with it, just a couple feet away. The possum (possums are pretty stupid) decided he was trapped and just sat there... playing possum. I made a few noises and shook the branch, but Mr. O'possum didn't have any plans for moving anywhere.

PossumI finally got Sammy and Roxy back in the house and grabbed a broom tho shoo the intruder away. A couple pokes had no effect, so I gave him a good baseball-swing with the broom. That got him out of the tree. I watched him meander his way to the neighbors yard. I'm sure he'll be back. Roxy and Sammy will be expecting him.

September 27, 2008

Prayers and Thoughts Needed!

BillAs many of you know, my son Bill (30yo) has been fighting brain cancer for nearly five years now. He has a Grade Two astrocytoma that covers much of the right frontal lobe of his brain. It looks very much like a web and therefore is inoperable. He went through successful radiation treatments and all has been well for several years.

In the last couple MRIs, we've been watching a 7mm spot (1/4 inch) for signs of growth. Last week, the MRI exposed two much smaller spots very near the 7mm spot. It is somewhat controversial as to when to treat tumors like this, but we've decided to go ahead with oral chemotherapy, Temodar. His doctor agrees with the decision.

Temodar03He has a week's worth of the chemo (Temodar) and will start on October 1. The treatment will be re-evaluated and continue for as long as it may take. He'll be on a 28-day cycle... 5 days of Temodar, then 23-days before another dose.

Please pray for Bill's recovery and his ability to deal with the side-effects of this dangerous drug.

September 23, 2008

KT Tunstall Live Looping

I never realized that KT Tunstall had live-looping down to such a science. Live-looping is laying down short tracks or loops of a song live, and looping them back all together. Like a one-man-band. KT does it seamlessly, even in the middle of the song... and doesn't miss a beat!

September 15, 2008

Roxy went to the Beauty Parlor!


Well! Roxy finally got her haircut... she was a mess! Her long soft hair was a perfect target for the Bugsy and Sammy to play with and lick. It got very matted from the other dogs playing with her and she was pretty much one big hairball!

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Second Life Dance Evolution

Here's a pretty neat video about the evolution of dancing in Second Life... from back-in-the-day to now. It's from the Mean Girls Guide to SL blog...

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