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beware the cinco de mayo…

May 5th, 2008 Comments off

Also what do 3, 3 and 9 have in common.

Cinco de Mayo means birthday in the Stueve household. Danny turned 9 (9?!?!??!? yep, nine!) So we went to our increasingly traditional birthday dinner joint, Pei Wei, which given the traditional holiday atmosphere in the southwest on this day was surprisingly empty when we hit the joint shortly after 5PM.

Quick dinner, and back home to open presents, drum machine and lego blocks what else does a 9 year old need. So an hour or so of drum sounds and 30 minutes of putting together Indy Jones lego set, and then it was time for me to take 3 of our kids to the after dark pediatrician.

Yeah, you heard right, 3. The non-birthday Stueve’s staged a mini-revolt and wanted a medical review. After we stormed the waiting room, and then gave the nurses a chance to practice triage techniques, we holed up in an exam room to await the doc. In our case it was a nurse practitioner, and after two swabs and a positive ear infection, we grabbed our three scripts for antibiotics and headed for the pharmacy. Yep, we hit the bacterial trifecta: MJ – strep (win), Brenna – ear infection (place), and Lauren – uncategorized infection (show) (aka pre-strep).

So Jonny will take tomorrow off and sleep all day with three sick kids, and the birthday boy gets to go to school by hissef. I wonder if he’ll mind walking? 😉

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Have you noticed…

April 24th, 2008 2 comments

A disturbing trend in trying to market new shows on the local television networks. The past couple of Wednesdays its been hard to miss. Usually the promotion starts in the news hour, with promises of special events later in the evening. Last night it was on FOX, but it had nothing to do with American Idol. Then after the news hour, they devote large amounts of coverage to this ‘event’ and even breathlessly break to commercial promising new bigger revelations … after the break … The problem is — hardly do the revelations really reveal anything new, careful watchers will not be surprised by the revelations, in some cases they may have already turned off the show, that is how predictable its become.

I can handle all that, I’m a saavy watcher of television, and I understand with the writer’s strike there is a lack of quality programming. But falling back to this reality genre is such a predictable ruse, and its got my 11 year old daughter, totally captivated by the drama, unable to sleep as the ideas these shows (and there is no escaping them they are on all the local networks) germinate in her mind.

Its not even good television, like Lost or The Office. Just the predictable dreck that the networks always start previewing in the spring. Maybe we should just do something else. Anything would be better than this… screen shots after the fold.
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Name the Oceanic SIX

February 1st, 2008 3 comments

My guess is the six includes Jack, Hurley and Kate. As to the other 3, I haven’t the foggiest, but I’m going to go with Michael (just because I saw Harold Perrineau’s name in the credits, and if Desmond can’t navigate away from the island, I doubt Mike and Walt will be able to as well), Juliet and Desmond (because they have people to come back to).  Mike was in the casket.

Lost dead pool candidates:

  • Rose
  • Bernard
  • Claire (and baby)
  • Walt
  • Christian Shepherd
  • Benjamin Linus
  • Sawyer (he put his foot in it with his “I’m always surviving” schtick.
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SMS Fun with Jon & Ang

January 25th, 2008 2 comments

It started with this picture


and this message: r u dun werking?

And went downhill from there…

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Call me, Dr. Evil

January 24th, 2008 3 comments


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Whatever I feel like I wanna do. Gosh!

January 19th, 2008 Comments off says I'm a Dorky Nerd God.  What are you?  Click here!

Test lifted from snarkwife and sweetbippy

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I love you just the way you are…

January 16th, 2008 Comments off



I said yesterday to Matt on IM, that the MacBook Air was like a cheap and sleazy tabloid while my lappy (Dell 700m – pictured here beside the air’s more mature and responsible older sister MacBook) was like a sturdy text book with a great personality.

I hope I don’t cause my lappy to get all depressed and have some sort of eating disorder. I love it just the way it is.

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No, there is too much. Let me sum up

December 24th, 2007 Comments off

Wife: Wonderful, but busy with work and kids

Kids: lovable, but with full schedules

Work: busy, but rewarding.

Christmas season: Just us, but a welcome reprieve.Church: Sunday School continues, Upward season is upon us.

Hobbies: No time for hobbies. 🙂

Merry Christmas -  Talk to you in March.  (I kid)

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WHS Saved my bacon…

November 6th, 2007 2 comments

and my hard drive.

First, apologies for not so much content, last week and the previous two weeks were really busy with work, and after hours activities.  Don’t even get me started on how behind I am in TV watching. 

But Sunday night, I thought I had lost my hard drive.  Well, actually I did.  After a few days of the computer complaining about this and that (blue screens and random restarts) the thing would not boot.  Diagnostics said the hard drive was toasted, and I was blue.

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Oh boy… what did I get myself into!

October 10th, 2007 Comments off

I give up. I bit off more than I can chew. I don’t know what I was thinking.

Debily just whupped me in the Seussian Meter Challenge – go read

And basically, I’m deep in the muck

I suck, I suck, I SUCK SUCK SUCK!

Not a rhyme in my head. I’m as good as dead.

But I did watch some shows, and to show how badly I’ve been beaten, 5WoL will be reduced to one word summaries.

Chuck – Tango!

Hereos – Sylar!

Reaper – Bugs!

MNF – Cowboys!

Thats all I got.


Oh my depravity knows no bounds, even out-Seussed by Matt.

I’ll be in the corner rocking back and forth and sucking my thumb