We went to Fogo de Chao last night for my birthday. We've been wanting to try one of the Brazilian churrascarias since they opened here (hot damn, I even spelled that correctly the first time!). We took the kids, too. I suspect we will never have to endure another birthday dinner at Sizzler for the sake of the young lady in our house. I think she was in heaven. "NO. THAT NEEDS TO STAY GREEN SO I CAN HAVE MORE MEAT MOM." Also, "DO NOT TURN OFF THE MEAT FAUCET."

This is my carnivore child, yes.


Here I sit

Because my desire to blog outweighs my ability to actually do so. At the moment, the little guy is not sleeping even though he should be. So I'm writing a post, go me.

Since we last our intrepid adventurer, there's been a bunch of stuff.

All the things, all of the time

Work is work. It's busy, there's lots to do. We've got new goals and they're going to be tough to meet.

In the last week and a half I've:
Had young Miss E over for a playdate with C, because both her parents needed to do things where having her there would have been at best BORING TO DEATH for her.

The tireds, I am full of them

It's been a busy couple of weeks since I was hired full time at Acquia. Upon signing my offer letter, I was told to book a flight to Boston for Build Week. If you aren't familiar with the idea - all of our engineering department got together on-site and Built Things. For most of a week. There are a lot of really, really smart people in that group. Hell, there's a lot of really smart people in the company.

I'm a real boy! Er. girl. whatever

Two weeks ago, I was formally Acquiasitioned, and I'm now a full time employee, with REAL BENEFITS AND STUFF.

This is a major win. Because paying for your own benefits bites ass. Also, 401k and stuff.

I've actually been contracting for Acquia since last May, but it took this long to get me hired on as a 'real', full-time employee. My team is awesome, and the teams I work with are awesome.

Through the holidays

It has been a long couple of months.

We have pretty much been sick since Thanksgiving with one virus after another.

We had a fantastic trip to Disneyland right before that, though, with the Brauer family, plus we got to see the Shannon-Moore family while there, and the Seldmans as well. It was SUPER awesome to get to see everyone and having the extra adults to keep eyes on the kids was awesome. SO much nicer and easier than going it alone.

A little here, a little there

It hasn't been a *bad* couple of weeks here, but it hasn't been the best either. Everyone except Earl came down with a cold (in succession, including both people who nanny for us). It's not the worst cold I've ever had, but it was enough to make one feel like a ball of crap for a couple of days. Thankfully, everyone seems to be pretty much over it now, except for a bit of a lingering cough. Because it's that time of year.


Posting fails

For serious.

I've been working and kids and and and.

The short version of recent events:
Small knitting project finished. Need to ship it off, along with two other packages.

Fixed the warp on the cricket. Hopefully now the elder child will actually work on it! We came up with an idea for christmas presents she could make.

Watched the broncos win.

Finished a game I'd been sitting on for a year (screw the side quests GO FOR THE GOLD).

Made some sugar cookie pinwheels (the log is chilling, I'll probably bake it tomorrow).


It's been a fairly good weekend here at House Entropy. We're all still alive and fed pretty well. We had three real meals in our very own house today - that might not be much to some people, but I think it's probably been close to a month since we've done that regularly.

One of those things

I don't understand why anyone would want to be in the military now - I'm looking at the case of Pvt. Manning.

Manning leaked confidential docs, and yes, that's bad. OTOH, Manning brought to light some serious atrocities our country was committing and that is VERY GOOD. We should know better, and we should be holding our leaders accountable for this kind of bullshit. We're not, but that's another post.