Archive for June, 2005

Swimming in the rain

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Yesterday I went swimming with the kids in the mini-pool in the backyard. Then it started to rain. There wasn’t any lightning or thunder so we were perfectly safe. What I find interesting is that even when you are outside swimming and it starts to rain your instinct is to go inside because you don’t want to get wet.

Although we discussed it, we didn’t go inside.

NBA Draft

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Stayed up until midnight last night to watch a bunch of basketball players I hadn’t heard of get drafted into the NBA. I’m tuckered and I don’t feel any better about things for having done it.


Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

We have a cat named Princess. Turns out that the Egyptian word for Princess is Urbi. At least that’s what the webpage said. Anyway, since then, I have referred to this cat as Urbi. Urbi runs away from me when I walk into the room. I think it has something to do with a ghost dog.


Monday, June 20th, 2005

The other day, which wasn’t that long ago, Canca I went to our semi-local grocer and as we was walking down one of the aisles I saw that a whole bunch of cereal was on sale. It was two bucks a box. BONUS! So we grabbed all the standards, Lucky Charms etc. Then I saw a box of Alpha-Bits. I had a nostalgic blast and grabbed two boxes. Well, when I poured myself a bowl the next morning I was stunned. It looked like alphabet shaped Cheerios. True, Cheerios also look like a letter in the alphabet (O) but this was all the letters. So I finally looked at the box and right there it says in the top corner “Like Cheerios” So who would have thought that Alpha-Bits would have a fat-free option. So if you go to the store with the idea of buying Alpha-Bits you have to take time to read the box now.


Thursday, June 16th, 2005

So today I was thinking about the old Batman TV show. I was probably thinking about this because I just went and saw the Batman Begins movie which was excellent top-notch stuff. All the superhero movies are going to have to kick it up a notch to match that one.

Anyway, I was thinking about the old Batman TV show and it came up in a discussion with my Dad and then later with Noocr. He mentioned how it was funny that all the henchmen had to where outfits that resembled the villian they worked for. Then I thought, you know those henchmen… they never had names. They were like numbers or some deriviation of the villian’s name. Penguin had some henchmen names Sparrow, Hawkeye and Mr. Jay and Mr. Freeze had someone named Shivers. I’m sure those weren’t there real given names. You wonder how they felt.

Penguin: “Listen Hawkeye, Mr. Jay, I need you to wait down by the dock and let me know when our pointy-headed friend arrives. Sparrow you stay with me.
Sparrow: “But my name isn’t Sparrow.”
Penguin: “What?”
Sparrow: “I’m not just some bird, I’m a real person. My name is Kenny.”

Canje Clnor

Monday, June 13th, 2005

So Canje Clnor who is featured on this site with her deep thoughts now has her own webpage. It’s at It is marvy.

Big Giant Thunderstorm

Monday, June 6th, 2005

So last night we had this crazy thunderstorm and one of the cats was running around like crazy. It’s kind of sad but funny to watch a cat running with no place to go. It’s very hard to run from thunder. You can try, but it just never really seems to work. I have never tried to run from thunder and I credit evolution.

I bet ol’ Noocr was up enjoying the thunderstorm in all his glory. Noocr enjoys thunderstorms. If you don’t know who Noocr is, that’s OK.