Friday, December 22, 2006

Don't open that cage!

Owen is in love with Zoe's hamster. He thinks that the hamster is a mouse.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


At this time of the year I do get a little homesick. I miss the traditions that I grew up with. They're simple things like the hustle-bustle of going shopping in "downtown" Boston, visiting Faneuil Hall, seeing the lights on the Boston Common, eating Chinese take-out with my family on Christmas, and just doing the same things you've done for years and years and years.

Project 351 gives me a chance to see some of the familiar sights. There are a lot of references to Boston on the internet to give me a taste of home.

And, luckily, next week I'm going to stop in Boston on my way to Canada for a business trip. I'll get to spend some time with friends and family. Even though it's only a couple days, it's nice to go home.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Go west!

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

It looks like I've neglected most of western USA. Next month, I'm visiting Canada to print a book. I guess it will be a while before the whole country is filled in red. Oh, if only I could print in Hawaii.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Marianne

Yesterday was my sister's birthday. It's been a while since she has been with us on her birthday. She is here visiting us from NH. We had to work, but we are celebrating it over the weekend. We took her out to dinner at a good Mexican place. We had a cake today with the kids.

In the afternoon, she took Zoe shopping and bought her a toy. This is not how birthdays should go. She should be getting gifts, not giving them.

Today we walked around Hillsborough. We went to see Happy Feet
Bob and Marianne went to Trader Joe's which is now open in Cary. We are happy to once again have our favorite treats from Trader Joe's. They mentioned that they are looking for a location for a store in Chapel Hill!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"the mouse"

Owen loves Zoe's hamster. He calls him the mouse.

He drags his step stool from the bathroom up to Zoe's bureau to see the hamster. He tries to open the cage and pokes his fingers in.

Don't open that cage, Owen!

Here's some footage on YouTube:

Sunday, December 03, 2006


While I'm not the most technologically minded person, I'm still trying. I just finished an InDesign class, now taking a Photoshop class, trying to learn html, and improve my blogging.

I'm now working on understanding Technorati. It's a blog about blogs? Or a site about blogs? It lets you organize all the blogs you read.

Can anyone explain why it's so important?

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