Friday, February 27, 2009

Jess and Joe in Town

Our old friends Jessica and Joseph are in town to fix our teapot.  Joe, where the heck have you been for the past couple years!?!?  Jessica meanwhile is torturing us by baking a chocolate raspberry cake and forcing us to wait to eat it until tonight.  Grrr!

I forgot to mention this earlier, but Tiffany is now a full-fledged nerd.  She may not want the world to know, but a couple weeks ago, we watched...  STAR WARS!  And THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!  and THE RETURN OF THE JEDI!!  Yes, she finally knows where "scruffy looking... NERF HERDER" "who's scruffy looking?" comes from.  And the next time Nelson and I get rolling with a few "I have a bad feeling about this..."  she can join in too!  Welcome, Tiffany!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nearing the End of the Great Study

Tiff is only two days away from taking the bar exam. It's a two day test (all of Tuesday and Wednesday), yikes!! Fortunately, she's spent the past six weeks or so studying her butt off, so she's in good shape.

I played frisbee tonight in what can best be described as an acrimonious affair. Now frisbee just shouldn't be anything close to acrimonious. But there were a few questionable calls on both sides, and it was a close game, and these things happen. It's kinda too bad, considering it should be a league for fun, but some people get carried away sometimes. Hey, it even happens to me occasionally, and I have the emotional range of a teaspoon.

I just spent a week in Socorro, NM, learning how to reduce and analyze data from the VLA. I had help from a couple of experts there and it made the reduction process go a lot faster.

Tomorrow the plan is to go cross country skiing out in the Uintas. Should be fun!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Snowboarding is Fun!

Yesterday Tiff and I went snowboarding, and I had the best run of my life around the middle of the day. I had my ipod on and was listening to a bunch of punk and yelling at the top of my lungs. Apparently I was loud enough that Tiff heard me while she was on a lift going up! Wowsers.

Also, normally I don't like to toot my own horn too much, but in this case I just can't resist. Nelson posted this competition over at the joyful fool, and I supplied the correct answer, along with some extra-credit background info. As a result, I am now 1 dahra richer than I was before. Oh yeah, baby!