Posts from February, 2014

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Friday, 28 February 2014

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sparklet and I had a father/daughter date today at the Natural History museum and, when the day was wrapping up, she announced she wanted to bring home a present for Mommy and the Mighty Quinn.

and, amazingly enough, it wasn’t a front for something else — she actually picked out presents that they would like, and didn’t ask for anything herself.

my little baby is all growed up.

sparklet:

4y 4m 18d

out: natural history museum

Friday, 28 February 2014

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
out: natural history museum

sparklet:

4y 4m 18d

live: end of the sochi olympics

Monday, 24 February 2014

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24 Feb 14 … #okayimdone. #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … I had some nice things to say about NBC’s coverage this year, and then they have to go and poop on it on the last night. #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … I have no idea what’s going on. aren’t there supposed to be educated and engaged commentators to help me? #Sochi2014 #NBCFail
24 Feb 14 … interesting that NBC shows clips from US v RUS hockey, instead of that game against Finland. #whitewashing #selectivehistory #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … I love that Korea was given explicit instructions on how to tie their scarves so that the 2018 logo is clearly visible. #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … yes, Cris, a 350 year old Russian ballet is exactly like Phantom of the Opera. #evendennismillerwouldbeanimprovement #Sochi2014 #nbcfail
24 Feb 14 … okay, Chris Collingsworth officially needs to #shutthehellup. #Sochi2014 #nbcfail
24 Feb 14 … where is Putin’s girlfriend? must have shown “too much personality” at the opening, #hmmm #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … kids choirs make everything awesomer. except “Kidz Bop.” that $&%?s rank. #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … damn, I love the Russian sense of humor. #ringfail #Sochi2014 http://t.co/sc3lFA27Km
24 Feb 14 … in my head, I have an image of Posner taking Remnick out back and kneecapping him, thus saving the world from his commentary. #Sochi2014
24 Feb 14 … I know watching is morally wrong, and that I’m losing brain cells as I speak, but this Nancy/Tanya special is #cracktastic. #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … I fundamentally dislike Sidney Crosby’s smirk. #TeamCanada #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … am I a horrible person for just assuming they’ve slept together, at least once? #IceDancing #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … I tried to make it through this “gala” without drinking, but it’s just not going to happen. #alcoholnumbsthepain #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … frankly, I’m ready to watch something with significantly less inspiring commercials. #sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … just realized that Tara and Johnny’s comb over braids this week were a political statement in support of Yulia Tymoshenko. #sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … every time I see a Lindsey Jacobellis commercial, I involuntarily get a condescending pouty sad-face and think sad thoughts. #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … I hereby declare you a horrible human being if you weren’t teary by the end of the Jessica Long story. #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … okay, NBC is actually pretty damn good at puff pieces. #Sochi2014
23 Feb 14 … tho I was single parenting a 2 y.o. at the time, the @NBCOlympics special on Lokomotiv was pretty incredible. #Sochi2014 #NBCFTW
22 Feb 14 … just found a stash of old mix tapes. based on the song selection, I’d like to apologize to anyone I’ve ever known, dated or married.
22 Feb 14 … how soon until NBC packages #Ukraine protests with olympic gold win, and sets it to the theme from “Terms of Endearment?” #Sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … has there always been this much country swapping at the #Olympics? #seemslikecheating #sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … what’s the thematic antonym for Miracle on Ice? #floptothefinns #Sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … conspiracies aside, looks like the math adds up. #Sotnikova #Sochi2014 via @nytimes http://t.co/3t9YOVC0T6
22 Feb 14 … can we stop blaming the speedskating suits now?!? #Sochi2014 http://t.co/KKoRTxPaow
22 Feb 14 … p.s. Ashley needs to shut it because transparency wasn’t the thing keeping her off the podium. #Sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … speaking of jackasses, Ashely Wagner is horrible but she’s right about transparency. #stillshutup #Sochi2014 http://t.co/o23bTNIiz7
22 Feb 14 … well, turns out the penance for winking at the camera in the start house is to win gold. #imgoodnow #Sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … they’ve got to be so psyched to be skiing on something that kinda sorta actually resembles snow. #Sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … btw, I missed you guys. #dontgetthefluduringtheolympics #Sochi2014
22 Feb 14 … is that the same speed skater from GBR that keeps falling down? #Sochi2014
21 Feb 14 … oh well, at least @DukeU lost last night. #Sochi2014 #USAvsCanada

found: computer geek

Monday, 24 February 2014

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the mighty quinn:

1y 10m 26d

zilker park, austin, texas

Sunday, 23 February 2014

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
zilker park, austin, texas

sparklet:

4y 4m 13d

the mighty quinn:

1y 10m 25d

thinkery, austin, texas

Saturday, 22 February 2014

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
thinkery, austin, texas

sparklet:

4y 4m 12d

the mighty quinn:

1y 10m 24d

williamsburg

Saturday, 22 February 2014

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with sparklet and the lady sparkler in austin visiting our new cousin, the mighty quinn and i took a quick trip to williamburg.

i’ve never seen quinny be so happy to be away from D.C. — happy to play with any toy he wanted, happy to get everyone’s undivided attention, happy to put a toy down and know exactly where it will be when he gets back.

maybe it wasn’t D.C. that he was excited to be away from.

sparklet:

4y 4m 12d

the mighty quinn:

1y 10m 24d

sparklet’s new cousin

Friday, 21 February 2014

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See Slideshow of the Photos on Flickr:
sparklet’s new cousin

sparklet:

4y 4m 11d

the mighty quinn:

1y 10m 23d

found: snuggle time with trucks

Thursday, 20 February 2014

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the mighty quinn:

1y 10m 22d