So 22 months into her little life, my daughter has finally given us our first "OMG look at the mess you just made!" moment. She got into her diaper-changing-stuff drawer, opened the vapo-rub, and smeared it all over herself and all over some stuff. Not a huge mess as messes go, but still it was exciting / inconvenient. And of course she smelled of vapo-rub the rest of the day. At least her sinuses were kept clear.


Confused packaging

I bought some socks, a package of six. The bag advertised that it was resealable. It was basically a big ziplock type bag. But why? Aren't I gonna take the socks out of the bag, put them in my sock drawer, and then throw away the bag? Why would I need to reseal my socks? Do they keep fresher?

I bought a big bag of pizza rolls. Serving size 6 and 90 in the bag so I'll be opening and closing it a lot. Is it resealable? Of course not. :/

Serving size 6 rolls... and the cooking instructions call for 15 rolls. So someone only gets half a serving?


After a really rough night, had a great recharge day. Also, I finally saw one our neighborhood bears. So cute! So scary!


Something happened to me today that has never happened to me before. A neighbor came by to introduce herself and she brought us a cake that she baked herself. Apparently she baked it twice. She was waiting to see both my and my wife's cars in the driveway so she could meet us both. And apparently that took so long that the first cake didn't make it.

So anyway, here I sit eating homemade banana cake (made by a friendly neighbor), topped with blueberries (we bought today at a local farmer's market), and also topped with whipped cream (from a can). Can you tell I'm loving livin' in the country?



So a few months (years?) ago I was browsing the manga section of my local mega-bookstore and I saw they had re-released Elfquest in manga format. I thought that was awesome. Comics don't display in a library well and oversized graphic novels often don't fit at all, but manga display great - all those identically sized books with big numbers on the spine all lined up nice and neat. I found the idea of owning it again, especially in this format, very appealing. But alas, some stupid-head made the decision to print it in black and white. I knew this was originally published in color and I just couldn't see downgrading like this. Still, I sat and read the first volume and was immediately reminded of why I had loved this story so much.

Fast forward to about a month ago. I'm in the used/out-of-print book section of a particularly large mega-bookstore and find yet another re-release. This time the whole first story arc in one hardcover volume AND IN FULL COLOR! Not cheesy cheap comic color either (where the color patches don't always line up with the drawing, y'know?) but very respectable color. HERE was an edition very much worth it. And it was at a great price because apparently it had been released a few years ago and there was a stack here that obviously wasn't selling at full price so they marked it down substantially.

I haven't bought it yet but I know I will. It's just a matter of finding the money. Then I can go back and visit Cutter and Skywise and Leetah and everyone... hopefully without regresing back to a pretentious high-schooler. :D