We didn’t find an owl costume…

or get our acts together in time to make one, so Justin will be making his first Halloween appearance as “Baby Norbert” (a dragon.) Pictures to follow sometime in November.

My wife wants me to point out that while I completely struck out on the online Halloween Costume Shopping front, (no owls anywhere, and no dragons that weren’t already sold out,) she was able to find a place that still had dragon costumes with enough time to get it shipped before halloween.

Yes, we will be making a brief appearance at next week’s Gaskell’s Ball. We probably won’t stay much longer than one set, but if you want to see us, look for the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw students toting around a baby dragon. (What? It’s period; Hogwarts has been around for a thousand years…)

I should start playing volley-ball again

Volley-ball is one of my favorite leisure-time sports activities. I don’t neccissarily have the gratest skill, but its something that I really enjoyed playing during the summer or at company picnics and such. The only problem is that I get really competitive when it comes to playing.

I haven’t thought about playing volloey-ball for the longest time, but now I really want to. I wonder if it was the diving save I made in one of the labs as a piece of equipment that was being moved teeteered off the edge of the counter that did it…

I keep thinking to myself: “good dig!”

Cleaning out the Camera

I was going through the pictures on the digital camera and realized that there are a few shots I meant to put up, but hadn’t until just now.

The last 2 pictures on page 7 are from Justin’s first trip to San Francisco. Jenny (behind the camera) and her sister, Becky spent last Saturday afternoon at Pier 39. I didn’t go because I was at work, and the trip was a “spur of the moment” idea.

Yeah, most of my posts recently have been of the “new pictures up” variety. Deal.


I can’t beleive I just did that….

I was trying to fix messed up record in our in-house MySQL database. I ran an update command and forgot use a where clause to specify the id of the record I was trying to fix. MySQL very happily went along and made the change to every rocord in the database.

Long story short, I fixed the record – and messed up 16389 others.


I’m waiting for a call back from the resident DB guru to see if he can help me fix this.

Man, this is bad.

He rolled over!

Justin rolled over this morning. Both Jenny and I missed it. I was asleep, and Jenny was on the computer. She put him down in the middle of a blanket on the floor for some tummy-time, and a couple minutes later when she looked over, he was on the edge of the blanket and on his back!

He hasn’t given us a repeat performance yet, but we’re both pretty excited.

Tiny update

A couple of new pictures have been added. (There will be more next week, as we’re taking a trip to Petaluma)

Justin had his 1 month checkup with the doctor Tuesday. He’s healthy and normal, and the pediatrician gave us a couple ideas and a book recomendation. (I’d post it here, but I don’t rmember the title off-hand – I’ll add it in a comment)

If anyone is curious, Justin is now 10lb 8oz.

Jenny called me a little while ago. It seems Justin can now roll from is back on to his side, but hasn’t quite figured out how to get all the way over to his tummy yet.