Nolan Michael Sparks Born 17 minutes past midnight in the early morning on March 22nd. Weight: 7 pounds 2.3 oz Length: 20 inches Mom and baby are resting comfortable in the hospital and both are doing great.
If you look past the issues, there are a few solid heuristics for reaching the White House which have held since WWII. The American South tends to vote as a block and vote Republican. This is devastating to any Democratic candidate, so to counteract this effect, a successful Democratic candidate needs to be from the… Continue reading Top-Down: American Presidential Elections
So, Julie and I were in a pretty bad accident this past Sunday: a six-car pile-up on I-205, a little ways south of the Portland Airport. Fortunately, everyone involved seemed to be alright. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our brand-new Prius. Basically, it was a rainy day and a little Toyota pickup struck… Continue reading On the DL
Apparently we had a 3.6 magnitude earthquake last night near Salem. It happened around 11:20pm, and we were in bed, but not yet asleep. We didn’t feel a thing, but we did hear one of the bedroom windows rattling and thought it might be the wind. Jeremy got up and closed the window, and that… Continue reading (Shake) Rattle (Roll)
This is what we’ve been doing instead of updating the blog lately…. Freyja’s entrance on the scene was the death knell for our carpets, which were already the worse for wear thanks to the machinations of 5 ferrets over the course of 6 years. Actually, the ferret smells in the carpet were giving Freyja some… Continue reading Keeping Busy
So now that we’ve had the Prius for a few days we’re starting to get a feel for it. Here’s a few thoughts… We’ve rented many different vehicles over the past year and none have we enjoyed driving nearly as much as the VW Jetta we previously owned. There really is something to that German… Continue reading A Weekend with the Prius
So now that we’ve got a puppy who requires regular veterinary visits (and trips to the dog park), it has become necessary for us to find a regular means of transportation. Until now we’ve been making do with the occasional rental and ordering whatever we needed from the ‘net. No more—three years without a car… Continue reading The Ultimate Dog Accessory