Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Iced In

I've been off work the past two days thanks to all the ice we've gotten here in the Indy area and so have been spending time with my wonderful wife and fun little girl. Here is a quick rundown on what we've done.

Throw the ball at Kaylee's head. She liked it. It kept bouncing off her face and she kept thinking it was hilarious, so I kept throwing it at her. She did catch it once, but that was when Krista threw it to her. She can't catch Daddy's slider.

Watched some TV/Movies. Well, I'm old so I fall asleep when I watch movies. Krista watched Knight & Day. Seemed she liked it. I fell asleep. But then I did watch some of The Office and watched a couple episodes of this new show called The Cape. I like it. Also, watched an episode of Hoarders and then filled a garbage bag full of clothes I'm taking to Goodwill.

Worked on IndyCon 2011. Sent a few emails, called a few companies, discussed some ideas with Dave on the phone, created a brochure to hand out at the convention, and tweaked the website some. I'm so excited about this convention, hope I get to go to it. Hang in there Elanor!

Played some XBox 360. I've pretty much come to like only sports games on the video game consoles. So I've been playing a ton of NCAA Basketball 2009. I'm the coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, after have 3 solid seasons and two national championships with the Evansville Purple Aces. Also, downloaded the trial game of Magic: The Gathering. Played a game. It was okay, but I won't be buying the full version.

Read some books. Currently I'm reading two books. First, is Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper. I've read about three chapters now and so far have found it very interesting. Probably the most interesting part so far is where he explains that glorifying God is not beautifying God, because that insinuates God can be made better. He says it is more like magnifying God, but like a telescope and not a microscope. I'm not sure I completely follow him on that one, but we'll see where the book goes. Second, I'm reading The Amulet of Samarkand, which is the first book in the Bartimaues Trilogy. It is excellent! I'm going to put the second book on hold from the library as soon as I'm done writing this blog post. Third, I've read Kaylee's scrap books to her and her book of things at least 1/2 dozen times. I'm tired of looking at 3 bunny rabbits and 2 bowls.

Played some games. So far this ice break Krista and I have played Ascension (I won), On the Underground (she won), Pecking Order (I won), and Carcassonne (I won). Today I'm hoping to get her to play some LotR TCG, Fury of Dracula, and maybe another go around at Carc with expansions this time though. So, it has been a good ice storm for me and I thank God we have power and I have my great family to spend the time with. Also, I'm grateful for an employer that is worried about their employees dying in horrific ways while trying to get to work.


  1. FYI - I won LotR and Fury of Dracula was a questionable win for Adam as he accidentally cheated.

  2. Haha, the line about Hoarders made me laugh. I've also read Don't Waste Your Life...3 times... for 3 different events/groups.