Monthly Archives: January 2007

Me + daughter!

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Melissa took this picture last night, and I really like how it turned out. (:

Data Point: Global Warming

In 1942, the P-38 now called “Glacier Girl” landed on the icecap that covers Greenland. In 1992, the plane was recovered through a feat of ingenuity (and cash). In order to recover that plane, this group of people had to melt through 268 feet of ice. That means that approximately 5 feet of ice accumulated per year, from the time the plane landed in 1942, until it was recovered in 1992.

There are many variables here that we are not able to consider. I’m simply putting this fact forth for use when one considers the arguments for and against global warming. Do with it what you will.

Edit: Bryan pointed out that an airplane would very likely sink through ice, ice being a liquid. So some of the depth may well have come from sinking, rather than purely from accumulation.


11:05pm: Got ready, got in Jeep, headed to town.
11:020pm: Gassed up Jeep, so I wouldn’t have to do it in the morning. Bought a vat of Cherry Pepsi while I was there.
11:030pm: Got to Walmart. Got into “line” (it was more of a mob) with the other 15ish people there for the same reason.
11:35pm: Sales guy starts handing out copies of the Burning Crusade (the expansion for World of Warcraft).
12:01pm: The SKU goes live, sales guy starts checking people out.
12:07pm: I pay for the game, and hit the road.
12:21pm: Melissa and I start installing.
01:01am: Patched and playing.
02:33am: Log for bed. (:


Melissa has been knitting cat collars lately. We tried to get Guido to model them for us. He wasn’t amused. (:

She *is* rather cute

Basque in some cuteness:

Emmy learned to laugh out loud today. (:

New Year’s Entry

We made it through our first New Year’s Eve as parents. Emma got tired of it all towards the end, but thankfully she went to sleep on the host/hostess’ bed. She was such a tired little bug. Got to enjoy the evening with church folk. Played Risk (and won, held North America), played a fair amount of DDR (I’m very rusty, and should pick it back up to train for ultimate winter league). Chatted with folk.

Made cinnamon rolls which actually turned out decently. Used Momma’s recipe – went really well for the first try. I should have made a single batch though. The double batch _really_ over-produced. (: (also, spending 3+ hours making a pastry is silly.)

It was sad to have to miss both my family’s and college friend’s parties, but one can only be in one place at a time. I hope that all the rest of you had an enjoyable night, and managed to dodge those drivers who had an even more enjoyable night.