Thursday, October 18, 2007, 4:42am
Allie, I don't think I'll ever be your fair gentleman.
Monday, October 8, 2007, 8:57pm
While we greatly appreciate the research done by the fine folks over at Georgia Tech, we can't exactly say that we're shocked to hear that Roomba owners (in particular) actually care about their vacuums. In a study revolving around the intricacies in human-robot relationships, gurus found that "some Roomba owners became deeply attached to the robotic vacuums and that there was a measure of public readiness to accept additional robots in the house -- even flawed ones."
Allie calls mine Oliver.
Sunday, October 7, 2007, 9:29pm
Penguins are remarkable divers, capable of diving to depths exceeding 200m. The largest penguin species, Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri), have been recorded diving to 535m and can hold their breath for 15 minutes while actively swimming. Generally, small-bodied vertebrates are limited to shallow diving depths because they are restricted in the amount of oxygen they can store while diving. Penguins partially overcome this limitation with their unique respiratory system. When humans (and other mammals) breathe, our lungs conduct air in and out of the same set of tubes, known as tidal breathing. This means that our lungs are not terribly efficient at extracting oxygen from each breath before exhaling. Penguin lungs, however, have one-way air flow. When a penguin takes a breath, the air moves into a system of air sacs. From there, the air moves through the lungs and into other air sacs until it is exhaled. It it thought that penguins closely regulate the flow of air through the lungs while diving to provide a constant supply of oxygen to the body. In addition, the lung and air sac system is important in regulating buoyancy during dives.
Go here for more.
Look, Allie, penguins! (Saw this today and thought of you.)
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 5:29pm
I got an email today that said I got a postcard from space. Oddly, it wasn't spam, it was a video postcard from space.
Monday, July 30, 2007, 1:13pm
Last Thursday, I took a day off from work and went to Splish Splash with Allie. Since it was a weekday, the lines weren't too bad and later in the afternoon, all the camps started to leave, which meant that the lines got shorter still. Even though I packed a small lunch for myself, Allie bought me a Splish Splash cheeseburger. It tasted like the childhood I never had.
We were also the only people there who weren't either 10 years old or 40 years old.
Friday, May 25, 2007, 6:19am
Allie got me a George Foreman grill, but not just any grill, the G5 Next Grilleration. We made quesadillas for dinner and it was awesome.
Thursday, May 10, 2007, 4:22pm
On Saturday, Allie and I went to her uncle's wedding. It was a really, really upscale place. I felt wonderfully awkward. I felt stupid walking in and thought to myself that the gift I got was meager.
Allie's mom asked that the photographer that was hired for the event take photos of the two of us. I'm trying to get over my hatred of being in photos. Allie loves taking photos and she takes lots of me, so I've been getting more comfortable with it. Anyhow, I just hope we didn't look awkward in the photos that were taken of us. They were posed and I much prefer candid. (I secretly hate myself for hoping that we look really cute together.)
Anyhow, the event, while it was something that I consider really luxurious, the ceremony itself was more informal than I'm used to. But I think that has a lot to do with my family and their church.
I don't deal well with lots of people in a social setting, but Allie was the absolute best. Afterwards, we talked for several hours in my car and then grabbed breakfast at the diner as the sun was coming up.
Sunday, May 6, 2007, 5:03pm
Thursday, May 3, 2007, 7:05pm
I hate that ties cost so much for so little actual product. The tie I just got for this weekend cost a third of what Allie's dress costs. What a rip off!
Monday, April 30, 2007, 5:15pm
In addition to my book of things to see in New York, there's now some really weird crap I want to go see this summer.