Sunday, May 25, 2008

The 'official' start of summer 

Playing in the sprinkler
Originally uploaded by MCuthbert
Some people say that Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. For kids, it's whenever the last day of school falls. Others point to the first mega-blockbuster movie of the season. And some old stalwarts insist it's June 20 at the solstice.

I think it's the first day that it's hot enough for a romp in the sprinkler.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Our 4-year-old chef 

(or cooker baker, as she calls herself)

Misty didn't sleep well last night. I woke up for a few minutes around 4:30 a.m., and she was on the couch reading. When I left for work at 6:30, she'd finally fallen asleep. However, Emily usually wakes up around 7:00, so I didn't expect Misty would enjoy much rest.

I just got the story. Around 8:15, Misty awoke to Emily gently rubbing her cheek. "Mommy, open your eyes and wake up, because I know you're so hungry," she said. "I've got the answer to your problem."

On the coffee table next to Misty was a plate of four Pop Tarts along with two cupcake wrappers filled with crumbled up bread.

The miraculous part of this story is that Misty couldn't find any mess in the kitchen. Apparently, Emily actually cleaned up after herself.

Must-see video 

I know this video won't seem funny at first, but keep watching.

Head on with heavy equipment

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Back from the beach 

Surveying the surf
Originally uploaded by MCuthbert
This is my favorite picture from our trip to the beach this past weekend. Click on the image to see more photos from our vacation.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

10 Year Clock 

10 Year Clock
Originally uploaded by MCuthbert
I was given a glass clock this week to commemorate my 10 years of service with Alas, it didn't come with batteries. I set it to 4:00 so it will always be time for me to go home.

I'm glad to work for a company where the CEO found this humorous. That's probably why I've been where I am for 10 years.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Piñata for Cinco de Mayo 

Never let it be said that the staff doesn't know how to have fun. Today we celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a piñata.

Viva Piñata!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Catching up with friends at Haven 

I spent the day at Haven Saturday for Free Comic Book Day. It was great fun, as usual. I was so involved in catching up with friends that I didn't read a single comic. Not to worry -- I bought plenty to read at home.

Everyone but me, it seemed, had seen Iron Man already. It would have been impossible to avoid hearing about it, so I didn't even bother trying. I don't really think the discussion "spoiled" the movie for me though.

Here's a video I pieced together featuring reviews of Iron Man from the perspective of comic book fans.

Comic book geeks review 'Iron Man'

Hopefully it won't be as long six months this time before I make it back up to Haven again. I miss it!