Saturday, December 30, 2006

Christmas Baby

Warm and Beautiful
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
This is actually a picture from a few days after Christmas, but she's wearing a hat brought by Santa (or my mother, depending on your belief system). She's been against hats for some time now, ever since she figured out how to remove them really, but she loves this one. Which is nice considering the state of the weather sometimes.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Very Nice

You've got to see this guy. He's right, everybody in the history of pop music bites Pachelbel's Canon.

His True Calling

Though my old school chum Rogers Cadenhead has become a successful programmer/author/webmaster/techpundit/ubernerd, I always thought he should have spent his life writing for Spy or The Onion. If he had, this is the kind of thing we'd get more of. C'mon, Rogers, change your career to something non-lucrative just for my amusement.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Separated at Birth, pt. 2

The Simpsons' Nelson Muntz


The Denver Broncos' Jay Cutler

UPDATE: I should have mentioned that this whole thing is Skinny Bean's idea. It would be wrong to take credit for this one, especially since there's such a striking resemblance.

At the Top of Skinny Bean's Christmas Wish List

If you really loved Skinny, you'd buy him this. Honestly, after his many years of hard work hating the Cowboys, this is the least you could do. Let's reward the effort he's expended by giving him this beautiful symbol of his feelings about the Dallas Cowboys and their QB.

While you're at it, a TO jersey with the word "Poopweiner" on the name line would work just as well.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The One Funny Sketch on SNL Last Night

Justin Timberlake is funny as hell, but they only found one way to show that off last night:

It almost makes up for the other 87 minutes of suck.

Serious Consumption

Birthday 6
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
Sabrina's got that "get to work" look on her face in this picture. She's partway through her first piece of cake ever and I'd guess she's ingested about as much as Mommy's wearing, about 10% of which is visible here. Let's just say that chocolate cake shows up very well on white pants and cream cheese frosting shows up even better on black shirts.

Monday, December 11, 2006

All Better Now

Birthday 3
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
All that crying was worth every tear when Mommy makes it better by giving you your first hit of refined sugar in the form of an entire slice of overfrosted Devil's Food cake. Which Sabrina picked up and tried to gobble all at once.

Later you'll get to see how much of it ended up on Mommy!

Birthday Joy

Birthday 2
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
I can't tell you how heartbreaking it is to realize that the one time Sabrina cried during the party was when this awesome birthday princess hat, sent by her loving great-aunt Mary Alice, was on her head. Frankly I think it was more the singing and being menaced by a big white sugary thing on fire, but I very much wanted a happy pic with the hat, and it didn't happen. She loved it the first time we put it on her head, but no dice Saturday. Maybe next year . . .

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Birthday Girl

Birthday 1
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
I haven't yet posted about Sabrina's birthday because we had hoped to have party pics and the party got postponed because she was sick on her real birthday. I've got a lot more to post but wanted to get this one out tonight in case I don't have time until Tuesday. She had a fantastic time and wants to thank everyone for making it so fun.

What a little treasure she is, I just hugged and hugged her all day and she was delightful to everyone, only objecting to people using her toys a couple of times. And frankly they deserved it.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Separated at Birth

The monster from Alien Resurrection and

Gwynneth Paltrow

I wish I knew how to put two pictures in the same post without having it look like hell. Oh well.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Swing Baby
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
My daughter is pretty daring for a one-year-old. She loves free fall, she loves speed, she loves wind in her tiny bit of hair, and she loves being up high and climbing. I find all this very exciting and my lovely wife finds herself in a two against one situation as concerns Sabrina doing dumb and dangerous stuff. I'm going to try my hardest to remember not everyone gets a kick out of discovering the limits of a particular situation or activity, and I don't want to push Sabrina, ever, to try something she's not ready for. At the same time I'm going to respect Sabrina's abilities, particularly her ability to learn from her mistakes. She's an amazingly together child and she understands the physics of the world around her very well, instictively almost.

All parents feel a strong desire to see their child excel, and I've sometimes found myself so wrapped up in wanting her to perform a complex task that I don't even notice that although she usually figures out a new skill immediately and never seems to lose it, she often purposely does things wrong in hundreds of subtly different ways, like she's mapping all of the possibilities so she knows what the right way feels like and what every wrong way feels like too. One of the things that has most impressed me about Sabrina is how much play there is in her learning process. Pure research, I suppose you'd call it.

Anyway, she sure does like the swings, and the slides, and just about everything about the playground. D and I like it too, seeing the other children and how happy Sabrina is when she's there. Even the high-pitched screaming of the older kiddies doesn't bother me, I'm a dad and therefore immune.


Mean Girl
Originally uploaded by Uncle Mikey.
Like her mother, Sabrina can lay you out with a look. I wasn't there for the photo but I can only imagine that my wife displeased her royal highness somehow, which simply won't do.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Funny Stuff

Hilarious video here on the topic of sexual consent. In the bedroom. With contracts and lawyers.