Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Work that cutoff shirt and bandana headband

Hello blogfriends! Do you have Netflix? If you do, I highly recommend that you follow these steps:

1. Go to Netflix.
2. Search for Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. And don't forget the apostrophe.
3. Immediately watch via Instant Viewing.
4. We only made it 22 minutes in, but I laugh-cried so hard that my contact fell out.

That's all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Best Snack Ever

I'm addicted to a new snack food. It is the perfect combination of spicy and salty and sweet and chewy. I don't know what the ingredients are because they sell it at my local asian mini-grocery in little plastic tubs with no writing on them except a price. But I think it's dried squid and covered in some chili paste like stuff.

The thing is, I don't know how guilty I should feel for this snack habit (see above, lack of ingredient information). Is eating this much squid bad for me? What about the fat/sugar content? I think there must be some significant amount of each in there... Also, each little tub is almost $3. I'm starting to figure out why the Korean grocers seem so happy to see me and Laura every time we go in there...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another thing about Waltham

Is unauthorized golfing a problem everywhere? Just in New England? Just in Waltham? I'm picturing bands of rogue golfers lurking in dark alleys...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

what to say?

so today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. when you think about your sins in the last year, and try to atone for them. Or something like that, take everything I say with a grain of salt since I'm Catholic and don't know exactly what I'm talking about.

Which gets me to my next point. Yom Kippur is one of those days, like Good Friday or Veteran's Day - it's somber. You want to acknowledge that you know it is going on, but it doesn't exactly go with the adjective "Happy" in front. I think Isaac has told me in the past that you say something like "hope you have an easy fast", but of course that would sound a lot better in Hebrew. So would things like, "Hope you remembered and atoned for every sin!" or "Let's all sin less this year!"

Cheers blogfriends!

hello blogworld

I'm sure no one reads my blog anymore - nothing to read! But I thought it would be therapeutic to start writing again a little bit.

Isaac and Laura Jane and I moved over the summer - to beautiful Waltham, Massachusetts! Well, I might be overselling it just a little there. But there are certainly some beautiful parts to Waltham, or at least the surrounding areas. To the east, 13 or so miles, Boston. To the west, Weston, where the houses are really big and really far apart...

Isaac has a new job as a Big Time Assistant Professor. Well, Little-Big Time. It's not like he works at Harvard or something. But he's got grad students working for him and whatnot. He works very very hard 6 days a week. I'm staying home with Laura right now, and she keeps me busy... She's almost 15 months old already! I can hardly believe it. Most of her intelligible sounds these days are still animal noise related, but she uses a few words for talking to humans, like hi and done.

Well, I don't want to be too ambitious first time out of the gate, so I will stop here.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Laura can crawl!

Things have been busy here - but I wanted to post a little video of Laura Jane's latest trick.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Thanks Dad

My dad just sent me this link

I couldn't stop laughing - this is definitely the only time I will get to see Isaac do the macarena in this life.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Family photo in our crowded apartment

Originally uploaded by diblasic
Kind of rare to have all three of us together! Thanksgiving was fun, and I can't wait to see everyone again now.