Archive for the ‘family’ Category

I fell out of an airplane: More physical evidence

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Yay! Raeford Parachute Center finally sent my skydiving video! You can read about the experience here.

I fell out of an airplane once.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I'm scheduled to report to the skydiving facility at 10:00AM. A solid, low bank of clouds covers the entire sky. The call comes in at 8:30AM. "The weather is looking bad today. Do you mind rescheduling your tandem skydive?" "No problem. How does tomorrow morning sound?" "That's ...

For Whom the Smell Tolls

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I noticed some similarities between my baby daughter's name, and the name of a famous band. And so this was born: If the logo survives the vetting process, Spreadshirt will put one of these in the mail to me shortly: \m/

Disney World trip photos

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

img { border: none } We recently took a vacation at Disney World. I was determined to get a decent camera before the trip, so I snagged a Canon EOS Rebel XS, an entry-level DSLR camera. The consequence of this is that I took way too many photographs during our trip: Disney ...

Welcome to the world, Mila!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

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Here come the scary clowns

Monday, September 15th, 2008

We took Iris to the Cole Brothers Circus performance on Sunday. It was a wild time in a blistering hot tent full of underpaid, fearsome-looking Russian and Hispanic performers. Cole Brothers Circus at the Salem Civic Center from David Oranchak on Vimeo. (video link)

Iris’ big day

Monday, August 25th, 2008

She looked mildly pensive as the flashing bus squawked to a stop, door agape to accept new children. She climbed confidently on board and surveyed the busy seats. Moments later the bus bore her away to Kindergarten, to continue her great quest for knowledge. *Sniff*

Iris was on the Today Show!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Last month, we heard about a KIVA outing here in Roanoke to get families and their kids to come out for a short hike and bug hunt. Turns out the Today Show was filming a story about "nature deficit disorder", the idea that kids just aren't getting out and ...

Aquaria Animalia

Friday, June 27th, 2008

I got this funny email from Kathryn today: I forgot to tell you about the weird dream I had last night - dreamt I was fishing at work (don’t ask) and caught several fish - they were “catfish” in the water, and then they turned to plain cats in the water. ...

Iris Vs. The Volcano

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

When I was a kid, I remember seeing many other children making the classic volcano experiment for science fairs. But I don't remember ever getting around to making one myself. So it was fun for me and Kathryn to help Iris build one tonight: ...