Saturday, March 31, 2007

Jay: April Already?

Well, tomorrow that is.

Perhaps the big client’s lateness in paying me an invoice of trivial size is their idea of an April Fool’s joke.  It has great implications for the speed of collecting the other 13/14 of what they would owe had I completely caught up on billing.

Another April Fool’s joke may be the stomach virus thingie with which we have been Plagued the past couple days, right as we were awaiting the arrival of family from California this morning.  They are sightseeing this morning while we try to get ourselves together enough to have them over and perhaps be minimally infectious.


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Jay: Happy Birthday

To my father’s sister, my aunt Jean.  This was also the birthday of her fraternal twin sister, my late aunt Joan.


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Friday, March 30, 2007

Jay: Periodically Spacing

Paul Burgess indirectly revisits my period space space topic, which I also mentioned here in linking to a Samizdata post on that and other usage issues.

Only in his case it’s why do some people use no space at all after periods?

Indeed, that is a good question.  Perhaps those people are plants to foil us two-spacers by making one-spacers seem eminently skilled and reasonable.

Ah well.  Something to ponder while earwormed by Paul Revere and the Raiders.


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Jay: Happy Birthday

To our friend Bob!


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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Jay: I Rule


You are The Emperor

Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person.


The Emperor is the great authority figure of the Tarot, so it represents
fathers, father-figures and employers. There is a lot of aggression and violence
too.


The Emperor naturally follows the Empress. Like an infant, he is filled with enthuiasm, energy, aggression. He is direct, guileless and all too often irresistible. Unfortunately, like a baby he can also be a tyrant. Impatient, demanding, controlling. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow, sitting on a throne that indicates the solid foundation of an Empire he created, loves and rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Via The Moon


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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Jay: One Healthy Looking Critter

Today we had an ultrasound…

Later we went to the store…



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Jay: Happy Birthday

To blogger Jen who Speaks Lintefinielly.


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Jay: Happy Birthday

To blogger Beth Mauldin, and I see I missed having Nerdstar on my calendar for the 25th, so a belated is in order.


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Jay: Happy Birthday

To Deb’s friend Jen Lewis.


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Jay: Before I Forget…

Congratulations to Laura Osnes and Max Crumm on winning the roles of Sandy and Danny in Grease!  We were thrilled that they won.  Laura was easy, but Max wasn’t so obvious and really brought us around after a while.

Of course, any of at least the last three or four of each sex could have done justice to the respective roles, which implies it was an excellent manner of training and casting.  There was something about Austin we never liked for Danny, though.  He was always obviously acting.  I can see him doing it.  I can see him going far in other roles; the Tom Cruise comparison was apt.

If we were the types to go to a broadway show, if we had that kind of money, if we had the wherewithal to just up and go to New York for the purpose, and if Deb weren’t going to be pregnant out to there this summer, we’d love to see the Grease production with Max and Laura.


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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Jay: Snow Meltdown and Happy Val

These are from several days ago, when we had a few inches of snow, followed by a lot of rain, making shoveling moot.  Deb took Sadie out to check out the snow, as unlike last winter she loves snow.  Unexpectedly, she grew obsessed with shoveling and refused to come inside, even as she turned bright red and shivered.  She was mad!  When we got her in, she defiantly ran all the way to the other end of the house, to our bedroom.

Then Valerie woke up (hungry), which helped make things right with the world for Sadie.

As always, click for larger, which is especially a good idea on the crib monkeys picture.


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Jay: And Speaking of Sadie…

She hasn’t used it as much as she could, but recently Sadie learned how to operate doorknobs.  Better yet, she demonstrated the skill as if she’d fully formed it before allowing it to be known.


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Jay: How Verbal Is Valerie?

A little while ago, with both of us as witnesses, completely in context, she said “let go of me!” Obviously she’s 13 months old and it wasn’t perfectly enunciated, or pronounciated in the world of Diana Ross, but it was better than half of what Sadie says.  The same Sadie who has helpfully taught Valerie the word “mine,” and who herself has lately learned the word “why.”

Now if this morning’s lecture to Valerie, explaining that she could use the words “food” or “hungry” if needed, rather than becoming human kudzu, we’ll be all set.


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Jay: Happy Birthday

To the great Norman Borlaug, whose 90th birthday I noted in Billions and Billions Saved, three years ago.


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Jay: Happy Birthday

To former colleague Doug Bailey.


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