June 18, 2006

Father's Day

We've spent the last two days gathering stuff from the garage, boxing it and getting it out in front for the Salvation Army to pick up in the morning. Finally we can walk through the laundry room without climbing over boxes.

Some of what we're giving away are things that Alex outgrew years ago. He's busy finishing his video senior project, so there wasn't much in the way of Father's Day festivities, but one thing I did seemed to resonate with the theme of the day. I carefully washed a set of Alex's Duplos and sealed them away in their original container, like a time capsule. We'll unseal the box in a decade or two and watch our first grandchild play. Fatherhood, Phase 2.


June 14, 2006

How Do You Know When You're Spending Too Much TIme on the Computer?

When you're reading a magazine and you look to the upper corner of the right hand page to see what time it is.
I actually did that.


June 07, 2006

This I Believe (Not Much)

Inspired by Tamara's latest blog entry, I hopped over to the Belief-O-Matic site to test my religious mettle. And our survey said: (bing!)

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (87%)
4. Liberal Quakers (86%)
5. Nontheist (82%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (67%)
7. Neo-Pagan (61%)
8. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (52%)
9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (49%)
10. Reform Judaism (47%)
11. Taoism (47%)
12. Bah?'? Faith (46%)
13. New Age (44%)
14. Jehovah's Witness (39%)
15. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (39%)
16. New Thought (39%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (34%)
18. Sikhism (34%)
19. Mahayana Buddhism (33%)
20. Scientology (33%)
21. Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
22. Hinduism (20%)
23. Jainism (18%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (17%)
25. Islam (17%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (17%)
27. Roman Catholic (17%)

No surprises here other than to see Catholicism at the absolute bottom of the list. June keeps fretting that on my deathbed, like the Dad in Brideshead Revisited, I'm going to suddenly morph back into Joe Super-Catholic, thus making my final exit a relief to everyone concerned.

Notice the absence of an apology for not blogging lately. Aren't we all tired of reading those?