Sunday, August 27, 2006
Of course no visit would be complete without a visit to Beale street.
And finally we stopped at Christian Brothers Univeristy where Momidomi and Uncle Brandon went to school oh so long ago.
He was also especially happy when he woke up this morning. Maybe it was Memphis.....(bah da bah!!!!)
Inspired by our sighting the night before we trekked to Graceland to try to meet up with the King once more. I was suprised at how untacky it was. To me everything just felt extremely dated, but I could see how it was probably the height of fashion at the time.
In the evening we went to the wedding in a beautiful old church. It either didn't have A/C or it wasn't very effective. The bride and groom thoughtfully handed out fans. Ben did not have much luck with his.
He mostly slept through the reception. That's Cousin Claire getting a little quality Ben time.
But he missed something spectaculor. Elvis made an appearance at the reception! He tried to teach us the hand gesture, bit I think only KatrinaRun got it.
Friday, August 25, 2006
The three people who tried my review unit had amazingly similar reactions...one said he felt like throwing the phone "through the window," another "into the trash," and another "across the room."
It's stunning that nobody in a position of power at LG or Verizon actually tried this thing, tried pressing those infernal passive-aggressive buttons, and realized that the Chocolate is a usability disaster.
Whenever I review a product this badly designed, I just stare at the ceiling and try to imagine how it could possibly have gotten out the door.
I have to say that this agrees completley with my reaction to it when I played with it the VZW store. They do have a really cool comercial though!
Hopefully once we start shipping the KRZR you won't see any of these commercials any more.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
The fountain was nice, but the art was a little "eh"
I would like to meet the person that came up with the idea to make metalic flowers our of recycled metal and glass pieces. That has to be the most copied idea ever. I think 3/4 of the show was this type of art. They must be big sellers.
Update---The Daycare reported that Ben is starting to "scoot". We don't believe it though because he certainly hasn't managed much at home.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I can't upload the three poses that we ordered sheets of until we mail them off. (KatrinaRun's rules......),but here are two poses that I can!
First we have Farmer Ben relaxing after a long day of taking care of the back 40.
Here Ben is practicing his school posture. Still got a little bit to work on!
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Can't believe he is already 6 months old...
Sunday, August 06, 2006
As soon as we got on campus he was all smiles. You can't see it but that is his fighting irish outfit.
These kids today. He hit the bottle pretty hard as soon as he was at college.
Good shot of the family and the Dome!
The intrepid adventurers before the ride.
The ride itself
Afterward the victors "celebrate".
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
We have also been feeding Ben "solids" (if you can call them that) for the past few weeks. At first he seemed ok with it, but then quickly decided he didn't like it and would refuse to open his mouth when he saw the spoon coming towards him. We tried rice cereal, oatmeal, and green beans - all of which he hated. Just when I was beginning to think he was not going to like eating at all.....we found something he likes! Apparently, Ben loves carrots! He was actually grabbing the spoon and helping guide it into his mouth. So it turns out he was ready for solids, he just didn't like what we were giving him. I can't say I blame him either - rice cereal is pretty gross. Sadly, I thought the carrots were pretty tasty too - and I hate carrots! I am just glad we found at least one (so far) veggie he will eat. Stay tuned next week for peas.....
Ben has started to play in his exersaucer a little. It's pretty funny because he super concentrates on everything when he tries to make a noise.
BTW...I got acosted at the post office yesterday by some people agitating to impeach the Vice President. That seems a little odd to me as that's not a position of actual influence, and I gave them a curious look.