Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rain Returns

Besides the hassle of the commute to work, we have enjoyed the week of snow here in Seattle.

On Tuesday, as more snow fell, I actually worked a half day at home and took the rest of the day off. My daughter and I made a large snowman in the front yard (actually it was a "Snow Mommy," according to my daughter, the mother of the snow child pictured here). And I saw a bald eagle soaring above my back yard, the first I have seen in several years.

Polly, the black Lab, fruitlessly chased snowballs again.

But tonight the rain is back, melting and washing away the snow. Things in Seattle are getting back to normal. My daughter slugged the snow child yesterday, and alas it is no more. And I fear that by tomorrow the snow mommy will be little more than a large ball of slush.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Feeling My Age

Last night my wife reminded me of my age, and it struck me that in my mind I am not much older than 24, though that was 15 years ago.

Then the following exchange on an episode of "Bernie Mac." I have never seen the show, and always turn the channel when it comes on, but I caught these lines before my hand could reach the remote:

WIFE: You’re 45, you should be getting a physical each year.
BERNIE: I’ll meet you half way – I’ll get a massage.

That about sums it up. I will be making my appointment soon.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Fun in the Snow

Tonight it began to sleet as I left work, which turned to snow shortly thereafter, and kept snowing until there was about 5 inches of snow on the ground at our home in Seattle. I had a wonderful time frolicking in the falling snow with my daughter and our dog. The dog had a particularly tough time retrieving snowballs (she brought back nary a one), but enjoyed the fun nonetheless.

Tomorrow I will most likely work from home, but plan to take a little time to build a snow man in the yard.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Seahawks 21, Cowboys 20

I must admit that this season's team is not what they were a year ago, but I could not have hoped for a more exciting game (or a more bizarre finish to a game) than the one played in Seattle last night. My only regret was not to have been at Qwest Field with the other cheering Hawks fans.