Sunday, May 20, 2012


Well, yes, I do need a dirty old bike, but you're a bit too dozens-of-feet-off-the-ground for my current needs.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Phil the Goofy Linguistics Instructor

Presented in a photo requested by three of my Japanese exchange students [cropped here for their privacy]  perhaps as a result of my resemblance to Sailor Saturn.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Medicinal Uses

I'm constitutionally incapable of crying when it's appropriate, so I'm collecting a list of things that make me cry even when it's inappropriate.  So far, the list consists of this sign, this song, this it gets better video, and every single thing about Leslie Knope.


United gave me $300 for the inconvenience of arriving home 45 minutes earlier than I'd planned, and getting routed through the best airport bar in the country. That I know of.  If you're a smoker.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Mom asked me if I remembered this. I used to do this with palm-sunday palms all the time, but it turns out Mom kept this one and framed it fairly beautifully.  My religious views have probably changed since then, but it's still an honour.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Deeds

Aunt Gina showed us some land that our family owns.  Well, owned.  We think the county might have taken it back, since we haven't payed taxes on it in 125 years or so.  We think probably one of us is pointing at it.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Headed to Knoxville for Mom's Masters Graduation, which somehow took three ceremonies.  Two aunts, two (other) brothers, and a Dad came too, and we had, of all things, high quality family time. Terrifying.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Birthday Jams

I'll be sad to lose Eric when he moves to greener provinces. So few people can behave so outrageously so well.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Went to see the Avengers opening night, because that is what my people do. Assigned seats and all.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

aka Construction

If there's one thing Canadians love, it's hating the weather.  Even the good weather, apparently.