…the way they would have been fashioned, of course, if the Ancient Egyptians had had cereal cardboard.
Archive for August, 2011
or, if you’re in the UK, football boots. Either way, they’re bright!
I love technology. While Hurricane Irene mostly avoided central Virginia, Sam had a few minutes of “video playdate” with her oldest friend in the Bay Area. Sam and Meri have known each other since they were 1 year old, and even though they haven’t seen each other since they were 4 (sniff!) they enjoyed playing […]
Doesn’t this look like the grand finale of some Icelandic Saga?
AC and I were awakened at 1AM by another quake– 4.5! Honestly, at this rate, we might as well move back to California.
There was very little picnicking, however, since the kids were much too busy discussing the parameters of their play. Sam later told me that it all hinged on who was the evil witch. Doesn’t it always?
Three unexpected things happened today: 1. One of the editors at Highlights magazine emailed me that she is recommending my revised story for purchase. 2. We felt a 5.8 magnitude earthquake this afternoon in central Virginia. I couldn’t figure out why the house was shaking. This is the east coast… I’m not in California anymore… […]
I asked what Emma and Molly were doing at the window. “They’re Bear Detectives,” said Sam. “What are they detecting?” “They’re looking for signs of animals!” This last word was pronounced “ANimals.” Imagine that Sam believes that I have asked the most inane question a mother ever asked. She all but said, “duh!” “What animals […]
McCormick Observatory was free and open to the public tonight. We peered through a 32.5 foot telescope at an amazing ball of stars that looked like a lattice of diamonds. The father-daughter astronomers I live with were most excited. I was excited because the telescope dates to 1885. But then AC reminded me that the […]
but I forgot.
One of Sam’s first conferences was SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego. She and I tagged along with AC who was working with our dear friend Rebecca (from Altoona days!) on the Guerrilla Studio. Apparently I blogged a little bit about that trip here. Oh my, this blog is old. And I am old, but anyway… […]
Sam thought she could remain at her grandparents’ house if she pretended to be a kitten.
Of course the kid who ADORES cats appears to be allergic to them. :-(. But Sam doesn’t let the sneezes get in the way of kitty love.