Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow Day! Dec 19, 2009

These pictures and video were taken around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Daughter and I spent yesterday evening volunteering at our local Obama office. The energy in the room was great! Here she is making phone calls, asking folks to volunteer to help turn Virginia blue! I'm so proud of her!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Mega BPH T-Shirt Design is HERE!

Here is the design for the Mega BPH T-shirt. The shirt will be navy blue with white and red graphics.

T-shirts have been ordered! I will be sending out invoices to folks who ordered shirts. Those of you coming to town will be able to pick up your shirts at the Friday night BPH or at the Main Event itself and pay me then.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

IKEA Wisdom

Yesterday I bought a thermal carafe at IKEA for $4.99. It has a name, of course: Skaffa; and it looks like this:
Now, usually when you bring home an item from IKEA, no matter how complicated an item, its instruction sheet contains absolutely no writing, other than the name of the item. They usually look like this:

Or like this...But the instructions that came with the Skaffa were very different... quite, er... wordy. How wordy? Thirty-nine pages of verbosity. In 18 different languages.

Here is the cover...

Here is the table of contents...

And here is what it says in English...

I guess they couldn't figure out a way to draw a picture that said to use washing-up liquid or that the product fulfills European Standard requirements for keeping drinks hot.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Purple Flowers!

These shade-loving, purple-flowered, creeping plants are already overflowing the pots and providing beautiful small trumpet-shaped blooms. What are they? I never really looked at their name and have thrown out the markers. Any guidance is welcome!