Sunday, November 18, 2007

Tom Turkey's Disguise

The Boy had a homework assignment this week to disguise Tom Turkey so he won't get gobbled up come Thanksgiving. "Impressive. Most impressive."

In my dreams...

Oh, by the way, I didn't really buy a Porsche 911 Twin Turbo. I haven't even paid off the Passat yet.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Emotions in Atlanta, part III

Emotions in Atlanta, part II

Emotions in Atlanta

It's been a good year...

Paid off the Passat and went shopping. Came home with this on
accident. Oops. Sorry 'bout that Nean.

Friday, November 09, 2007

What is the source of the fire in your belly?

Are you motivated by a desire to perform well or to not screw up/look stupid?

I think it varies for me, but more often than not, it's probably to avoid looking stupid. I prepare for meetings that are on my calendar because I don't want to show up unprepared -- even if there are more important, more impactful things I could be doing. The bummer is that despite my best (if misplaced) efforts, I often end up looking stupid anyway. Or at least some flavor of stupid. Maybe I should give up and go bowling.

Your thoughts?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Future Lego Master Builder

Lego Ferrari: $100. 12 hours spent building with son: Priceless.

The boy and I started building this Lego Ferrari F1 about a month ago and we finished it today. His ability to build these things amazes me. Sure, he needed my help at times, but he did a lot of this by himself and he even corrected things that I did incorrectly a few times.

A tip of the chapeau goes to the geniuses at Lego for creating this car. The suspension is quite impressive and the engine has moving pistons that move when the rear wheels move. The thing even has a gear box. Amazing. And tons of fun to build.