Friday, May 29, 2009

Now Batting...The Rabid Child

Ever since I was a geeky middle schooler (I was one of two members of the AV Club, we inventoried and delivered all AV equipment to the whole school) and a geeky high schooler (my homeroom was in the AV Department where I was director of the Morning News and Announcements) I have been a huge fan of They Might Be Giants. The combo of accordions and wordplay was enough to tear me away from the hair metal and awful boy bands of Top 40 radio in Philly in the late 80's and early 90's. They still inhabit a large portion of my iPod's 4 GB.

And now as a parent I cannot wait to share TMBG with my little girl. At this point (10 weeks) she's not too cognizant of the music playing most of the time around the house, but I have a feeling we'll be enjoying They soon enough.

Hopefully she'll be as lucky as these kids:

Brooklyn-based alt rock pioneers They Might Be Giants have decided to start sponsoring little league teams, following in the footsteps of other community-friendly entrepreneurs like Hoffman Car Wash and Dick's Sporting Goods. It's another savvy move for the protean Johns, because the free advertising can't help but boost record sales on their growing catalog of children's albums. (The band just won a Grammy for Best Children's album for "Here Come the 123s")

Now, that's just plain awesomeness. I played two seasons of t-ball for Wyndmoor Auto Supply. I would have much rather been playing for Chess Piece Face, Particle Man, Jame Ensor and Mr. Me.

[Article and picture from]

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pleaseohpleaseohplease let the Curse strike again...

I hate the Pens. I cannot stand the constant whining from Crosby. Please let the gods of hockey smite him for touching the Prince of Wales Trophy and keep his name off the Stanley Cup.

[Pic from With Leather]

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So, It's Been Awhile


Glad to see you. You're looking pretty good. Lose some weight? I think you did. No, really. Oh stop it, you're perfect the way you are.

So. What's been happening, you ask? Well, not too much.

Let's the mulching done, overseeded the lawn, mowed it a few times, pulled up the sod for Ms. Jewbacca's new garden...

What else, what else...

I feel like I'm forgetting something...

Oh yeah...been spending time with this, our new baby overlord:

That little bundle of joy joined us about 7 weeks ago. They say that your life changes when you have kids. There's no way that that old chestnut in any form prepares you for the absolute upheaval that you experience when you walk in the door from the hospital and there's no one but yourselves to take care of this new, helpless life.

I won't lie to you and say it's all been unicorns and rainbows, because quite frankly it hasn't been. But for the most part it's been a wonderful experience.

Once she started smiling...

[Anyone missing the reference in the picture above check this out.]