The weekend before last, My dad, son, and I went to ride some bikes rented near OMSI on the East bank of the Willamette. This place had multiple types of recumbent, multi-person, and standard bikes. The employee (or volunteer?) helped… Continue Reading
Apple cider slushie, apple cider donuts, goats, pumpkin patch, hayride through the orchard! Check it out!
Las Sunday, the wife and kid and I went to see the Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Tualitin, OR. Essentially folks in Halloween costumes kneel down in humungous hallowed-out pumpkins and race them like they’re Kayaks. It’s pretty ridiculous, free, and… Continue Reading
As a child, I remember Elvis’s Blue Hawaii movie coming on TV. I don’t think I ever watched it. But it seems like the fact that Hawaii rocks has been established for a pretty long time now. We stayed in… Continue Reading
Last Christmas, the kid received an excellent board game: The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition. This masterpiece combines the best qualities of Game of Life and Mario Party into a delightful package. The Game of Life always seems a… Continue Reading
This week my son learned a hard truth. “Live and Let Die” by Wings came on in the car and he asked me about it. I told him that the singer was Paul McCartney, who used to be in the… Continue Reading
I just find this amusing. I was looking up Christmas stuff on Wikipedia, and I saw this first depiction of “Santeclaus” with a reindeer. I don’t know why, I just find the “REWARDS” amusing.
My son and I are just about done reading the excellent physics book We Have No Idea. This is a great intro to the Big Questions facing the next generation of physicists. It covers dark matter, dark energy, the first… Continue Reading
We had some fun Halloween times today. My son got a ton of candy and I think the house’s decorations looked great. Here’s some pictures and videos!
In 1995, I created a Pez dispenser gun that could shoot a piece of candy 3 feet. I decided to submit that to Pez FAQ on Usenet alt.food.pez. It was the first thing I ever contributed to the Internet. It’s… Continue Reading