Saturday, December 31, 2005

Bear Pics - Posted by Chris

What a difference two years makes!

Bear Pic - 6 Days Old

Bear Pic - Two Years Old

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me - Posted by Chris

Got this idea from Beth at sothefishsaid

1. I served in the U.S. Army for three years.

2. I’ve traveled to the following countries: Canada, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Germany and technically Egypt (though I was aboard a ship in a canal at the time.)

3. I loathe any kind of public speaking.

4. From 1991 to 2003, I moved 10 times. I’ve lived in the same house now from almost 3 years.

5. I love the comics strip, Calvin and Hobbes.

6. I no longer have a gall bladder.

7. I tend to be quiet around people I do not know; but once you get to know me you probably won’t be able to get me to shut up!

8. I do not (or can not) consume any caffeine.

9. I found and married my soul mate.

10. Before my son was born I wasn’t certain I was cutout to be a father; now I can’t imagine not being one.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Common Curiosity - Posted by Chris

What has happened to good old common curiosity?

A friend and I went to lunch today at Panera Bread. As usually the place was really busy and though the wait to get our food was rather short, there were no empty tables. Now here's what burns me, at least two booths were occupied by single individuals! Both of these individuals where pretty much finished eating; one person was reading a book and another was drinking coffee.

If it's not obvious, here's what I think is wrong. These individual had finished their lunch and were taking up table space at the height of the lunch time rush, while several people (my friend and I included) had just got their food and had no where to sit. Is it just me or should these people have offered up their tables?

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Quiet House - Posted by Chris

Christopher is spending another fun filled weekend with Grandma and Grandpa. The details of this visit are long and irrelevant to this post, however in the end they decided to take him for the weekend so we could have a break.

Lisa and I worked around the house this morning and then went out to dinner and a movie; though not in that order. It’s been quite a long time since we last saw a movie (mainly procrastination on our part) and neither of us could even remember what we last saw together. So this afternoon we went to see ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” It turned out to be an excellent film. Better than the previous movies, however much darker.

Now we are both quietly typing away on our computers and our “weekend off” is coming to a close (Christopher comes home tomorrow.) I am both happy that my son is returning and a little disappointed the weekend is ending so quickly.