Al’s Day

May 9th, 2005  |  Published in old and busted

It’s Mother’s Day. Al got a day spa gift certificate from Dosha, two days of sleeping in this weekend, and me handling most of the Ben duty yesterday. We took a trip to the Childrens’ Museum late this morning, had lunch at Swagat, and delivered a conked out Ben home in time for a long afternoon nap.

It was sort of strange to realize that Ben was only three months old at this time last year. There are a lot of unanswered questions swirling around a three-month-old baby. This year, there are still more than a few questions, but we’ve gotten a lot more sure of our ability to get answers.

The real point of today, to get down to it, is that Al’s been a great mom. Ben couldn’t ask for better. I told him some of the reasons I believe that this morning while we were doing the whole “just the guys” thing his 6 a.m. wakeup entailed. He must have agreed because he tried to snatch my glasses off my face and put them in his mouth.

I think that’s one of those talks that’ll be more effective over time. I know it’s one we’ll have every year.

Of Course. That Explains Everything

If I hadn’t taken a long nap this afternoon, I wouldn’t be up right now. And if I weren’t up right now, I wouldn’t know this:

> KITT, the car on Knight Rider, is actually built around a Cylon brain that crash-landed on earth at the end of Galactica 1980.

Thanks, Wikipedia!

Talibangelists

The story of the Baptist minister from North Carolina who evidently got nine members of his congregation booted for not “supporting” President Bush has over 500 entries in Google News, none of which have much detail. USA Today seems to have the latest, which involves the head of the N. Carolina Democratic Party noting that the guy might be endangering his church’s tax exemption.

The minister is claiming the people voted out of the congregation weren’t voted out for political reasons, but he’s stopped saying much of anything because everybody involved has lawyered up. What doesn’t seem to be in dispute is this:

> “During the presidential election last year, Chandler told the congregation that anyone who planned to vote for Democratic Sen. John Kerry should either leave the church or repent, said former member Lorene Sutton.”

Yeah, yeah… “Suffer the little children” and all that. But those fuckin’ Democrats can walk.

Buy Two … Ben’s Grabby

Macally makes an iBook/Powerbook AC adapter replacement that costs about half what the stock Apple replacement part costs. According to reviews, the downside is that the more powerful Powerbooks can’t charge/run at the same time, and it lacks the nifty green/amber charge indicator ring. But at $31.99 from Amazon, it’s more in line with what an AC adapter should cost. Hopefully the cord reinforcer is tougher than the one Apple ships, too. This is my third one in four years, and it’s the second time I’ve had one go out on me just outside the warranty period. (My last adapter run-in.)

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