Friday, January 26, 2007

Urban Forest

Los Angeles has one of the most tree-filled downtowns; It's more than just palms and elms - here is a great example of a Silk Floss tree. It is the perfect tree for Los Angeles, it gets showy pink flowers (Hollywood stars), pods that look nice on the outside but make a huge hairy mess if you open it up ( LA politics) and it's covered in thorns (LA's aloof people).

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Novelty Weather

It was cold again when I drove in to work (34f). Then we got some sleet, then we got about 3 min of snow. Us SoCal natives stood out in the wonder of the novelty weather. I wonder if we should blame the new democratic congress - or perhaps the Nuke from 24 is causing the unusual weather.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

It's the old-fashioned kind

After church we went over the grandpa and Metella's house to build some bookcases. While I was building, Campbell decided to use the foam that the wood was packed in to do some building his own. He build a pulpit. Metella asked him if it went up and down, and he told her no - it's the old-fashioned kind.

Baby it's cold outside

It was 19f on the way to church this morning. We saw a thermometer on a building that said it was 13! We has the seat heaters on, and the heater cranked on full - we SoCal folks cannot take it when it is this cold.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I'm Home and He's Here

I just got back from CES. Kerry picked me up from the airport and we went to see the newest Flowers. He is very sweet, and his mom and dad are doing well. He was less than 1 hour old when we saw him!

BTW I've left his name his name out till his mom and dad tell everyone first.

Now that I'm back home I've tallied the steps I walked at CES - comes to 78,083. Not too bad for 4 days.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Gift for John Daley

If you are looking for a gift for John this receipt scanner would be perfect.

They Make Everything

Found this poster for a company that makes Bluetooth headsets for hippos, or perhaps they are showing the size of their products. 'Look how small our headet is - even a hippo can use it.'

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Quiz Time Again

Here is a pix from one of our meals. Which meal did Jay have a French Dip?

Monday, January 08, 2007

44 inch display

Ted strapped a 44 inch virtual display to his head for a connected experience.

What is it?

Can you identify the two food globes on this plate? Bonus points if you guess correctly.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


We're here at CES waiting for Bill Gates to give the Key Note address. We're in a room that seats 4000 people - more than Grace Community. It's huge, and has a single-span roof, no middle supports. BTW it is on the 5th floor! I hope the engineers were awake when they designed it.