New Website!

11 12 2009

No, not this one, I have recently developed a new website where people (mostly parents I assume) can upload the funny things kids say/do.  Have a look and send in your funny stories.


Happy Thanksgiving

30 11 2009

Last week was Thanksgiving and I was thankful for the short break from work.  Emily and I went to her hometown and stayed with her parents in the motorhome, which is always fun… lots of pinochle and quality time with family.  We had our Thanksgiving on Friday and I was overwhelmed with about 50 cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews (and many more complicated-to-describe-the-relation relatives).

Emily and I drove home Saturday to have a day of rest on Sunday before returning to work… which turned out great, because Rebecca St. James was leading worship at The Rock Church, which made our day.  I hope you all had a great weekend as well.  As for us, we now have our sights on an even longer Christmas break 🙂

Compilation of Tricks

23 11 2009

Here is the latest video I have put together of Dory’s tricks.  Enjoy.

Fall 2009 Update

18 11 2009

Hello All,

I haven’t been much into blogging lately, but things are going well none-the-less.  Emily and I are still in Escondido, living in our little granny flat.  The O’Leary’s came back in August, and moved back into the main house, and I was nervous that I would not like having them back (since we had the place to ourselves the entire summer).  But things worked out rather nicely.  Their two 5-year-old girls like us quite a bit and come over to our house often to hang out with us and Dory and Fraction.

I am still working at Palomar Community College, which honestly is getting old.  The hours are the worst part of the job, because it means that Emily and I see little of each other during the week.  The job itself is okay, it pays well, and thank the Lord for blessing me with a stable job for the last 2.5 years, but it is starting to wear me down.  I am rather good with computers and can solve most any problem that arises, but in a computer lab unique problems don’t show up too often.  Most of the time I am simply helping people print and format their essays correctly.  So, even though I have a stable job here, and could quite possibly stay here for many more years (maybe… there will likely be cuts this coming year in which case I would be one of the first to go, and definitely the first from our department), I have decided that God has called us to move.  I have told my boss that I will be working till the end of June, at which time Emily and I will be moving north.  Knowing that there is a definitive end date to this job of mine, God has granted me with some peace.  I am so excited for this summer knowing that we will be moving closer to family.

Emily is working at Orange Glen High School again.  She is teaching Geometry this year which she is enjoying.  And she has expanded her after-school DDR (that’s Dance Dance Revolution to the uninformed readers of this blog) club to include Guitar Hero as well.  She is also a faculty adviser for the “Dance Crew” that meets in her classroom a couple times a week.  She oversees where and when they will meet, and settles minor disputes between the student leader and the other student participants.

Dory and Fraction are doing very well also.  Dory and I go for a walk nearly every morning in the park that is right out our backyard.  We meet up with other people (and their dogs) in the park at 7:30am where Dory picks and pokes at every dog there till they are all chasing her.  She is learning more and more tricks, her latest being pole dancing (it is pretty cute), which reminds me, I need to get another video up soon.

Well, that’s all for today, I will try to be more diligent in the future about keeping up to date on this blog.  Check back soon 🙂

More Tricks – Standing in a Bowl

26 06 2009

Here is Dory’s latest and greatest… getting all four feet in a small area.

More tricks

9 06 2009

Dory is doing great!  She is super smart and playful.  Here is a video of her tricks (not included in the video: fetching a ball and bringing it back).

Bush was on vacation the whole time?

2 06 2009

Recently Obama took a trip to NYC with his wife as a date night.  They flew there (it took two jets and numerous helicopters), drove to dinner (in a motorcade), went to a Broadway show, and flew home that same evening.  The whole thing likely cost $250,000 for a DATE NIGHT.  This wasn’t him taking a week vacation, that was one evening of expensive travel on our dime.

But I don’t really want to get into this argument, many people have already argued that is was frivolous, and others have argued that it was fine.  Here is an article about the cost:

broadwayThere are, however, the people that cant help but take the opportunity to take cheap shots and low punches at former President Bush, comparing this date night to Bush’s many vacations.  This article from CBS: not only takes a couple cheap shots at the former President as well (the “Number of news conferences at which shoes were thrown at him: 1”), a rather snide way to demene the former President if you ask me, but it also conveniently lays out the former President’s vacation statistics.

Here are some numbers:

  • Number Of Visits To Camp David: 149, totaling all or part of 487 days.
  • Number Of Visits To His Texas Ranch: 77, totaling all or part of 490 days.
  • Number Of Visits To His Parents’ Home In Kennebunkport, Maine: 11, totaling all or part of 43 days.

These are the numbers totaling his Read the rest of this entry »