Archive for June, 2009


No Words Needed

June 29, 2009


5076_1170353732720_1044288399_30506614_7184236_nPhoto by Michelle Lopez


Digital Photo Frames

June 28, 2009

I have procured a digital photo frame and just spent a few minutes loading up a USB so I can have all my favorite photos at work with me. I added a bunch of Alice, of course, but I also added a bunch of Deacon and Chica and other random photos. I kept thinking, I know I have pictures of that hike up Schultz Trail and that silly house we lived in on Agassiz. Then it dawned on me – those weren’t digital pictures. Nick gave me the digital camera for Christmas after we’d moved to the house on Paseo del Flag. All those other pictures (and every picture before that) was actually taken on 35 mm film. Fortunately my film pictures don’t date back as far as Mom and Dad’s, so I won’t have the thousands to digitize that Dad has. Still, if I’d want to get every photo in one place, that would be quite the undertaking. For now, I’ll add a couple random ones for fun.


We once picked those suckers out of Deacon's legs. Ouch!


I didn't take this - but I used to work there.

I didn't take this - but I used to work there.


That's the real Seinfeld diner. I ate a Greek omelet.


That is one handsome dog.



Misery Loves Alice

June 22, 2009

It is hot. Really hot.  Why does anyone live here!  Omaha is close to 100 degrees today, supposed to be even hotter tomorrow.  Typing is making me sweat.  I need to slow my fingers down and grab a Gatorade.  What is a 5 month old to do?  A little light reading helps pass the time.IMG_3867This is just how upset Alice is that she can’t go outside and play with deacon in the grass.

We have to ride this heat wave out.  No choice. Ice cubes in the tub, tall frosty sasparilla in hand.  Alice has resorted to keeping her pureed carrots in the freezer.IMG_3940Luckily the A/C is working like a dream, until the electric bill comes.  After that you will be able to find us at the mall with the other  A/C freeloaders.


Wait for Me!

June 8, 2009

I have decided there is almost no way to keep up with the latest trends, news, and updates in the world of web design, typography, photography, Photoshopography, vector art, e-learning, instructional design, or even regular news. I barely make it through an issue of The Atlantic before the next issue arrives – and there’s no hope of making a dent in The Economist because it’s a weekly mag! I’d like to stay on top of the trends in my own field, but it’s not nearly as exciting as free Photoshop brushes (which I never get to use). Yet, I still love downloading them and playing with them for 20 minutes or so, even if I don’t get to use them.

It’s just slightly overwhelming because I’d like to make my iMac do everything for me I know it can but I don’t have the time to learn how, so it’s just a large and beautiful web browser and photo organizer. When Alice is sleeping we have to catch up on all those things that we’ve lost control of (cleaning the bathroom, sweeping the floor, putting the dishes away, weeding the garden, etc) and only seem to have time to do when she’s asleep. And she’s not much of a napper these days, so our days are usually spent entertaining and feeding her (or napping with her). So from about 7:30 or 8 til about 9:30 or 10, we rush through all those things that we can’t keep up with and then go straight to bed. Neither of us have the energy to read in bed anymore, so our bedside books collect dust.

Here’s the catch though – I don’t actually mind. I only really feel overwhelmed by all the technology and trends that I am missing out on or falling behind on  when I’m sitting at the computer, which as you just read, I don’t do very often. Nick and I hang out with Alice and take her and Deacon dog for walks and relax in the back yard. Even running errands seems like something we just happen to do while we’re hanging out with Alice. It’s like a weird perk. We drive to the grocery store and push her around in a cart and goof off with her and magically at the same time our cart fills up with food. Bonus!


Some day I will get around to updating all of the stuff that’s already outdated and blog regularly and some day I will always know about the latest and greatest whatever. Until then, I am 100% happy with watching the latest and greatest of Alice. I just hope that I can sit at the computer long enough to let everyone else watch the latest and greatest, too!

alice6(Apologies to Facebookers – these are the only pics I have access to at work!)


Hello There

June 4, 2009

Alice is growing so fast!  It is amazing that it was less than five months ago that we were not yet parents.  There have definitly been some milestones, sitting up, eating from a spoon, being super freaking cute, just to name a few.  See for yourself.


We love hanging out on the couch, she has her corner and I have mine.  She still doesn’t get the remote.

IMG_3823She has a pretty good grip, head hair, armpit hair, whatever she can get her hands on (Sarah’s armpit hair is out of control!).

IMG_3852If that is not the cutest baby you have ever seen then you can just go to hell, i mean it.