Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
Not good news on the mom front. Thursday (Yesterday) she went to the emergency room and found out she had a ??Kidney?? Tract infection. I think my grandma meant a urinary tract infection. Also, she has some sort of tension issue in her neck. Antibiotics and another pain med prescribed... I think she needs to follow the advice from Wednesday also....
In talking to G-ma, I asked her to tell mom that we want to take her (mom) to the zoo in a couple of weekends, but that we might settle for the city park if she didn't feel up to going to the Little Rock zoo.
My wife is happy about a surprise I gave her last night. I am very much enjoying what a change in my job has done to our budget.
We've called off the heavy house hunting for a bit, as the company we work for had some layoffs. We want to be wise in where we are when we do make that jump, but we don't think our jobs are threatened at this point.
I may have a part in the Easter drama at church, I get to read for a part on Sunday.
I think that's all for right now, maybe I can do better here in the future.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
More as I hear from Arkansas.
Apparently no surgery today, stay tuned as we update here.
UPDATE: Surgery is now scheduled for noon on Thursday.
Sunday, January 01, 2006
I have some changes planned in my habits and routines. Part of these changes is an effort to post something on this blog every day I have access to a computer. Ambitious? OH YEAH, especially for how well I have not being doing the past 3 months. In the days ahead I will go into some of the past months' events.
Other things I plan involve fitness/weight loss and bible study/reading.
More details will be posted here in the coming days.... I have to save something to post about after all.
On the present day, it was a really good day, I'm glad we got to start the year at church.
Good night fair readers.
Friday, October 21, 2005
Yesterday my wife showed me the website of the Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival. I think this will be fun to get out with the boys and see what these guys have come up with.
Depending on how much I may have gained weight I might wear the kilt my wife brought back from Scotland before we were married. If this ends up being an annual event, we might have to have a matching set of kilts for the boys next year!
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
I am in north-east Lousiana so I see the people who have evacuated and are now left wondering about their homes and livelyhoods, but here there wasn't much rain.
More info on Michelle Malkin's Blog.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Have a wonderful Geeky day!
Friday, July 01, 2005
Our sons just woke up from their nap, so I will finish this later. We are going to their grandparents house to have a birthday supper for my wife.
Well, it's later than I thought, the next day in fact. We just got out of the pool and the boys are getting baths before naptime. Here's a picture of my wife from the time I described above:
This is actually a shot Raleigh took in an internet cafe in Scotland. She was away for 5 weeks starting 5 days after we started dating. It was tough being apart when we were just getting started, but I think it helped us to learn more about each other. The time apart also showed us how much we cared for each other already.
Friday, June 24, 2005
You really don't want to know how late I was up last night.
In other news it's another jeans day at work, and I'm getting fed again. What a nice way to start the weekend.
Friday, May 27, 2005
On the other hand, another good thing today is free pizza. It's great to have friends who decide to invite your department to their planned lunch treat. I've moved up into more corporate working environment, but there are still good people around if you pay attention.
In other news, I think many of you share my joy at the prospect of a three day weekend.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
You can't talk about tagging without mentioning del.icio.us and I even have a reference to back that up! I love using this site. I only hope I get around to reading all the things I'm tagging toread! To get a beginners view of delicious click here.
Obviously this is on my mind as I write a post for my own blog, but some of the sites that have my attention include: Bloglines, FeedBurner, and Technorati. I recently added my 100th feed to Bloglines. FeedBurner is great for collecting stats on the feeds you publish and it rolls in the del.icio.us links I post each day. Technorati is another site that allows you to search the current state of the blogosphere and has the bonus of allowing you to tag your posts with rel links.
Ruby on Rails/AJAX
Wiki Wiki Web
I have been nuts over the Wiki concept for ages. The latest coolness from this area is a all-in-one html file wiki that you can save to your harddrive or USB thumb drive called TiddlyWiki. Once you turn off the animation option this is a very neat way to play with writting into a web page on the fly. There have been many changes and developments including a version for:
Getting Things Done
I have to admit that I have had this book for several months, but I haven't even read it through once! David Allen has managed to write a book that gets motivated people moving on getting their things done. I love to read about the tips, tricks, methods, and ideas that this methodology has spawned, but I haven't effectivly implemented it myself. See more good stuff at 43Folders including the HipsterPDA and the newish 43Folders wiki (already filled with lots of useful advice).
Thursday, May 12, 2005
We have two beautiful boys, who amaze us almost daily with how wonderful they are. I couldn't imagine being a parent with anyone else.
I love you Raleigh.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
(12:38:38) (BlueLady): oh my goodness
(12:38:43) (BlueKnightWriter): ?
(12:39:37) (BlueLady): I have the TRU web page opened and (our older son) recognizes it! "Toys R Us, mama. That's Toys or Us dot com." that's exactly what he said!
(12:39:55) (BlueKnightWriter): Oh my goodness!
(12:40:00) (BlueKnightWriter): holy crap even!
(12:40:06) (BlueLady): LOL
(12:40:12) (BlueKnightWriter): Proud geek daddy here
(12:40:14) (BlueLady: he's soooo smart!!!
(12:40:17) (BlueLady): LOL
See, that time spent at the Sesame Street website pays off!
Monday, March 21, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
The hard drive and enclosure arrived on Wednesday. I have wanted a larger, faster portable storage device ever since I figured out how cool it was to have the SD cards and USB Cruzer from Sandisk. I really like having things at hand no matter where I am. I really miss my Palm Zire 71! I have hopes of using the money from the hard drive rebate to remedy my PDA woes. A new mainboard for the Zire is only $69.
The digital camera arrived around 12:30 PM on Thursday. I must admit I was nervous about this one. I had forgotten my wife wanted to talk more about this item before I purchased it, so I ordered it before we got a chance to talk about it. However, as you can see on her post yesterday, I think I escaped the woes of a bad impulse buy. Kudos go to my buddy WirelessMike for his research and recommendation of the Pentax Optio S40.
The last item to arrive, somewhat surprisingly was the DVD-RW from ZipZoomFly. I have not done much more that put it in it's new home, but I have large plans for the utility of this little device. VHS to DVD transfers anyone?
To top off my almost-end-of-week fun, I managed to correct two issues I was having with my machine at home. Tower, as it's known, is now talking nicely with the HP PSC 2210 multi-function printer we bought a while back, AND Tower now is able to communicate and entertain with the correction of the sounds problems it was having.
As you wonder why I capitalize Tower instead of saying, "my tower case" let me say that it's currently the most capable machine in our small collection, so it's the Tower of BlueKeep. More on BlueKeep later, for now it's my web site that has been out of public view for a while.
Friday, March 04, 2005
I will update this post with what I settle on buying.
I have a budget of $500.
UPDATE: I have officially come in under budget (by about 3-4 dollars!).
I am excited about the hard drive and enclosure from Outpost.com. So far, that's the only package that is showing to have shipped, but, as WaWaDigital isn't the best at far as customer experience goes, I don't know what the status of the Digital Camera is.
ZipZoomFly is Performing excellently as is Outpost.com. I have to say, if the rebate goes through properly on the hard drive I'll be very happy, even if I did miss the rebate on the hard drive enclosure.
All I have to say about WaWaDigital is they seem to be well named. If you don't watch out the experience may leave you in tears. I didn't stop and research better, so I am paying $59 for a rechargable battery that I do not need to get started with the camera. This prevented me from getting parts I need to fix my Palm Zire 71, so that I'd have a decent PDA again, and incidentally another digital camera.
|Pentax Optio S40 Digital Camera|
|Seagate 200GB ST3200822A-RK UATA100 8MB Buffer Hard Drive||$119.99, $69.99 after mail in rebate|
|Kingwin 3.5" USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure|
|NEC ND-3520A 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Bare Drive (Black) ***Free 2nd Day***||$59.99|
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
That brings me to my the second meaning of frequency: wavelength. I have many times thought that I wasn't on the same wavelength as those around me, but I realize that at this point in my life I have a lot of good friends to whom I can express what I am thinking without worry that they won't dismiss my thoughts without regard. It's a good feeling to know that your input matters.
I am especially glad that I found a lady that I can always talk to. I don't know how some husbands and wives can exist in their relationship without thinking of their spouse as their best friend above all others on this earth. I know there are things that my wife may not enjoy as much as do (mainly the geekier things in life), but she always is interested in hearing what I have to say. I value her ear and her opinion.
I think that I will have to start posting something to generate more comments and interaction. Isn't that what a blog is for?
Monday, February 14, 2005
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Actually, I have been busy lately. If you are one who also reads my wife's blog then you know I'm not thrilled with my current employment.
On more pleasant topics the boys where very awake this morning. I think they quickly realized something was different when Daddy was in bed with them both instead of Momma. They both must have slept very well, but I think BL and I could both use naps!
It looks to be a busy weekend here. My Mom is coming in for a vist with, I hope, my Grandmother. I really enjoy getting to spend time with my family, and I don't get to see my extended family often enough. I know my boys will have fun with Mamaw and GG-ma here to see how they've grown and changed since we were visiting last.
Yesterday marked a month since my Grandfather died in a car accident on the way home from a funeral. I thought a lot about my Grandfather this weekend, as friday was 4 weeks since he died also. I am so extremely thankful that I know I will see him in heaven someday. I don't know how people who don't have the assurance of knowing what will happen deal with thoughts about the end of their lives. I'm also thankful for my friends and family who are a great help and encouragement when times are hard.
My Grandfather was an awesome christian and a great man to know. His church, the church I was baptised in as a baby, celebrated its 40th anniversary this past Sunday. I am told that much of the program seemed to make mention of him and what memories the three pastors who were there had of my Grandfather. I'm proud to think of the influence and impact my Granddad had while he was here on this earth. I only hope I can make him proud of me by the time he sees me again.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Here you will find out what goes on in the mind and heart of a husband, father of two sons, and, in his own mind at least, sometimes knight.
I'll be letting my friends know about this blog, so we'll see how deep into the knight we get....