Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Emmy went to the store with Jeremy and picked out her own pumpkin. They also got a big one which she said was "Daddy's Pumpkin." When I asked her what she wanted on her pumpkin she said she wanted a happy kitty face. When I asked what she wanted to make on Daddy's pumpkin she said a "moose face." I have no idea where that came from, but what our little princess wants, she gets.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Well, the buoy swing photos may be misleading. It has been raining so much lately that we've been doing very little outside. Except for Jeremy since he works outside. It hasn't snowed yet, and we only had frost once. It is a mild fall temperature wise, but very stormy.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
It seems ridiculous for people to still be insisting that climate change is a myth, when 99% of the scientiic community agrees that climate change is occurring, and that it is caused by man. The scariest thing is that the best we can hope for is to slow down the rapidity of climate change long enough to give ourselves time to adapt. Even if we stop all greenhouse gas emissions today it will take hundreds of years for the atmosphere to recover.
I know that I am in part to blame for the greenhouse gasses that are contributing to climate change. I drive a car. I sometimes drink bottled water. I don't always recycle. I fly frequently by airplane. But I plan to do better. And I hope that on this day you will think about your own role and make one little change to help slow down climate change.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A 9-year-old Juneau girl who has been a hit on YouTube made her national television debut Thursday on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
Anna Graceman - that's her stage name - played the piano and sang an original song.
Anna told the Juneau Empire that representatives from the show contacted her about two weeks ago after seeing a video for her song "Paradise" on YouTube. The video has had more than a half-million views.
Anna, who recently performed at the Alaska Folk Festival, said she wasn't nervous about the television appearance.
"I was, and then I wasn't," she said. "I had confidence that I would be good."
Read the rest from the Newsminer.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
So having said that, I better get back to coding data. I WILL make progress this week and I WILL feel better.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Jeremy called the Vet's emergency number and Dr. Colwell came in to check out Hansel. He was not able to stand and was favoring one leg. the X-rays showed that he had multiple pelvic fractures, but that the pelvis was still in one piece. The left back leg was dislocated, so they wrangled it back in. Hansel stayed overnight, and we just went to pick him up.
So Hansel is going to have to keep his leg bound up to his belly for the next 16 days, and is currently laying on his special bed whimpering. Poor Baby! We just can't figure out why he went straight for the bridge, and then once crossing the bridge, went straight for downtown. That is the exact opposite from what Siska would've done.
All together we are thankful that we still have our Hansel. He is going to have a tough time recovering from this very painful injury, but he will make it. He will be accepting visitors throughout the weekend.