Archive for May, 2004

Iris’ birthing story

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

Outline July 14th Morning At appointment talking to Dr. Moffett (sp?). He decides it's time to schedule the induction. We go home, grab our things, then off to the hospital. Evening We check into triage. Waiting with all the nurses. Monitoring BP. Finally check into labor room. Ambien! Visit from friends. Uncomfortable couch. July ...

Fun with email

Friday, May 21st, 2004

These stories are funny: http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_email.shtml

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

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Mother’s day picnic

Monday, May 10th, 2004

Yesterday we had a nice Mother's day. Started with a trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway to see Smart View, a picnic area with a 2.6 mile trail. The trail loops around the picnic area in some nice woods. It was nice getting out there with Kathryn ...

Shotgun approach (and other funny work stories)

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

For some reason I feel like I need to recount the number of ways a co-worker of mine tried to track me down while I was sitting at my desk. It's been over a month or so -- lemme see if I get it right. I was sitting at my ...

Library technology

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

One of the convenient features of our local library here in Roanoke is its web page, where you can search the card catalog for the book you want. Another feature is the ability to renew books online. Kathryn logged into their web page tonight to try this out. ...

Another funny spam message

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

An interesting technique -- slip your spam message in between two slices of literary quotes like some kind of bizarre spam sandwich (yes, it's a stretch): "From: Rosendo Roberts [NTFHX@yahoo.com] Subject: Start the new year with healthy savings on meds xIa17fC8cF And she thought of Christ, who stilled the wave .And lend to ...

Peanut allergy

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

Yesterday, we discovered the hard way that Iris apparently has a peanut allergy. The timing was great, too, because this happened during Jon and Kate's baby shower which was held at the office. We were finishing off the meal with a nice slice of peanut butter pie and without thinking, ...

edu-muh-cated

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

I took Test 2 for the Real-time Systems course this morning. I think it went well. I stumbled a bit over the first 2 or 3 problems but then recovered towards the end of the 75 minutes given. I guess this is typical - the more pressure, ...

Peanut allergy

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

(first attempt to back-date into blogger from old livejournal entry) Yesterday, we discovered the hard way that Iris apparently has a peanut allergy. The timing was great, too, because this happened during Jon and Kate's baby shower which was held at the office. We were finishing off the meal with a nice ...