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Jul 29, 2013 - 1 minute read - Blog

Happy One Week Birthday, Little bean!

In your honour, and with your help, I’ve created this video of you. You’re going to have a great time growing up, I can already tell!

Jul 27, 2013 - 5 minute read - Blog

Timeline Part 2

See Part 1 if you’re looking for what happened before. 3:07 - I park my car illegally. Midwives reassure me that “they don’t ticket at night”. 3:10 - We get into the labour room. Wifey’s still having some pretty rough contractions (obviously). Baby’s not moving much. 3:35 - Gynecologist stops by, briefly. She’s got crazy red lips, and wifey tells me she looks like a vampire. Puts on a front cover apron and goggles, but parts of her face are uncovered (will be relevant later).

Jul 25, 2013 - 6 minute read - Blog

Timeline

July 21, 2013 05:00 - She starts feeling contractions, and she thinks they’re Braxton Hicks contractions. They come every 4-5 minutes, and last for a short while. She takes some gravol and tylenol, and goes back to sleep. 08:45 - My alarm goes off for church - I’m supposed to lead worship. Wifey says she can’t make church, so I decide to stay at home with her (Sorry Chris!). We let Pastor Tim know that we can’t make it.

Apr 19, 2013 - 1 minute read - Blog

Stolen food; and other things

This is getting ridiculous. A few weeks ago, I went on vacation for 4 days to Vancouver, and I came back to a chair that had a broken armrest and covered in dog hair. Then, last week, my craked green plate disappeared from my desk. Now, today, the last straw! My loving wife made me some delicious lemon squares based on crushed macadamia nut crust, and today I came in to eat it; and it was GONE!

Mar 15, 2013 - 1 minute read - Blog

Stolen Lunch

I am still in shock (mostly from hunger) that someone stole my lunch at work today!

Jan 15, 2013 - 3 minute read - Blog

Board games

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you know that I’m a pretty huge fan of board games. Whenever we host almost anyone, the conversation almost inevitably turns to my giant cabinet filled with games. What is it about games that I enjoy so much? Part of it is the mental challenge of identifying the best line of play is. Another part is the fact that the options are limited.

Jan 9, 2013 - 2 minute read - Blog

Skyfall

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted; a long while. In fact, this whole site has been down, and I haven’t bothered to put it back up again; until now. It was a pretty interesting coincidence that my first post on this resurrected site is about the date I just had with my wife, watching a movie that contrasts the weathered wisdom of the past with the impetuous immediacy of youth.