Monday, September 24, 2007

TV Lineup

I realized that perhaps not everyone wastes time like I do reading TV Guide and planning out my fall TV schedule. So in an effort to make my time wasting productive I will share my research.

TV Guide created a great calendar page with all the premiere dates. There are a ton of shows launching this week. I think something like 18. Tonight Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, and HEROES returns. Yeah! Also airing this week are Bionic Woman, Private Practice, The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Dirty Sexy Money, Reaper, Ugly Betty, Ghost Whisperer, Numbers, and Smallville.

My DVR will be busy, damn these silly law school classes.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Are We Ready For a Woman President

The Daily Show's Samantha Bee tries to answer this important question.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Bill in New York

Bill was here briefly to pick up Eric and drive back to Denver, with stops in Oswego to visit Hosmer and Michigan to see a football game with Marc. It was great to see Bill, we had dinner with Kate at the new Two Boots on Grand Street (no customers, very tasty - seems to be the new spot for family gatherings).

I will miss Eric- I know he was happy to move on. His spot on the couch will always be waiting for him. Wednesday night he did a Halo demonstration at my request. Eric's dorky aunt needed him to demo cool video games, since I am totally inept (he once came over in a blizzard to get me and Calvin past the first challenge in Grand Theft Auto- we kept getting beaten up and landing in the hospital).



We watched replays of the Daily Show (Bill Clinton was on) and Colbert Report while getting ready.







Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Gossip Girl

The new TV season has finally arrived. There were some great cable dramas over the summer but I am ready for some new shows.

Gossip Girl premiered tonight on the slowly dying CW network. There was a lot of hype mainly due to its famous creator, Josh Schwartz . Remember how amazing the OC once was!

I must say that I liked it. Kristen Bell did a great job on her awesome voice overs, it made me that much more excited about her debut on Heroes. I love the girl who can sew, give her more screen time. I am also a big fan of the actor who plays her brother. He is sort of a Chad Michael Murray, he has been on a ton of WB like shows and now he may finally have one that sticks. Chuck, the rapist, with the great scarf certainly has evil potential. In general, I liked the characters, and who doesn't love watching insanely rich teenagers act like idiots. Not quite as witty as I hoped it would be but I can see its potential.

So what new shows are you guys watching? What favorites have you been counting down the days to?

On a similar topic, I don't like the new layout of televisionwithoutpity. It has too many ads and I don't need the pictures.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Congratulations Eric!

Last night Kate and Calvin and I had dinner with Eric to celebrate his graduation. Kate brought a mortarboard. Here are a few pics.



Monday, September 17, 2007

Otis and Penny in the movies

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Otis is following Anders into the movie star game.

Photos of Home

Those of you with digital cameras (which is just about everybody in the family) might be interested in the America at Home project, sponsored by Snapfish. The website description reads:

Welcome to the America at Home project - the largest collaborative photo project ever attempted. Join some of the best photographers in the world who are taking photos of particular topics relating to the rituals, events and emotions of Home. Each day you will receive an assignment (see below) and will be invited to join the clicks heard 'round the nation. Submit your photos of the people, places and things that best describe what Home means to you and perhaps have one selected for inclusion in the America at Home book and exhibition.

Oswego in Early Fall

I just returned from spending a couple of days visiting Hosmer in Oswego. We did a lot of driving in my lovely upgrade- a KIA Rondo. We visited Redfield, Fair Haven and many other spots in Oswego county and beyond- but I don't have any pictures of these trips. Here are some shots of the vehicle, parked at Stewart's- where I often go to load up on caffeine.




Hosmer is diligent about his weight bearing exercises.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Watching the Ducks Sept 2007


Anders came over and we went to Washington Park today while Sarah was studying -- Dak and Anders spent lots of time watching the ducks. Too bad -- you can't feed them anymore!


Anders out of the pipe

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The first thing Anders says after he hits the ground is "Again!". Dak is waiting at the top so we did this several times.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Dinner at Jody's

Kym was in town over the weekend, and Jody made another delicious dinner in honor of the event. Here are a few photos:







Monday, September 10, 2007

Kate and Jody Mystery Photo





Where and when was this taken?

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Rest in Peace, Madeline L'Engle

I was sad to hear Madeline L'Engle died on Thursday. I vividly remember reading A Wrinkle in Time for the first time. I also loved her series about the Austin family, especially A Ring of Endless Light. A few years ago, I read one her novels for adults--A Severed Wasp--which was a little strange. It contained some proselytizing, a randy Catholic priest, and a sympathetic Nazi. But it was also set in New York and had vivid depictions of Greenwich Village and St. John the Divine. And it was nice to spend some time once again with Ms. L'Engle's prose. I love Harry Potter, but Meg Murray will always be first in my heart.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Jerry's Visit

Jerry came to visit over Labor Day weekend. We had a wonderful time. We worked in the yard, had friends over for a BBQ, picked up railroad ties from a ranch south of San Antonio, and took care of a kitten for our neighbors.

Jerry has taken up surfing in Florida. While I was visiting Mom and Dad Kym and I picked out a new rash guard and board shorts for Jerry to impress all the other surfers.
In the midst of all our activities we did a little makeover. Here is a before picture.


Here is an after photo.
The kitten was really a climber, which was good because she needed to be off the floor so Nola and Capers couldn't bother her.



She was really hungry all the time.
She fit perfectly into the pocket of Grandma Florence's t-shirt dress. As you can see Nola spent the weekend staring at her.

Monday, September 03, 2007

iphone Hacked to work with t-mobile!

CNN has an article on a group of programmers who've written software to enable iphone use on another network. A teenager from New Jersey announced his hack, which involved much soldering, a couple of weeks ago.

2 of my students have iphones- shouldn't the teacher have better technology?

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Photos from last year

Here are a few (random) pictures from last year.












This picture is from the border crossing in Presidio, TX/Ojinaga, Mexico. John noted it was a typical west Texas crowd.