Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Baby Haze

The hours and days just disappear.

We watch facial expressions change, watch eyelids twitch during sleep, listen to the changing sounds of his breathing.

For hours and days at a time.

A friend told us to enjoy the baby haze, and that's exactly what this is.

Real life intrudes next week as I return to work. I can hardly remember what work is like.

In Between Days

Superchunk covers The Cure

THIS is pretty cool.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Theodore Ray Hess

Meet our new son Theo. He arrived last Monday, 7/12/10, safe and sound.

Everything went well, and we all walked home from St. Luke's together on Wednesday afternoon.

Now we're at home getting to know each other. It's pretty great.

He's had his first bath, which we're pretty sure he didn't love so much.

We hang out and watch the Tour, usually between 2 and 6 am.

We eat and sleep a lot. We change a diaper now and then.

Theo likes his mom a whole lot.

Thanks for all the good will, everyone.

Lou, Lou, Lou, it's the beginning of a great adventure...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oh My Goodness

Meet the new guy. He's pretty much perfect. Name to come.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Abbott Kicking It In Italy

That other European bike race is taking all the attention right now, but hey: Mara Abbott is working on becoming the first American to win the Giro Donne (the women's Giro d'Italia). She won the queen stage today up the Stelvio.

Sadly, Amber Neben crashed out, but not until after helping Abbott set up for the final climb.

Germany Gets Bronze

The German team acquited themselves with honor today, winning 3rd prize from a determined and dynamic Uruguay side. It was a hard-fought match played fairly and without distracting theatrics. Let's hope tomorrow is more of the same.

Surprisingly enough, I'll be cheering on the Spaniards tomorrow. Arjen Robben is too much for me to bear. Add Van Bommel's thuggery to the mix and, sure, they're effective, but there's just no way I could feel good about cheering for them. I don't need a team to play a game beautifully (I'm an American fan, after all), but I can't stand when it's played purely cynically.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Why didn't anyone tell me this record was so good?

I've been sitting on it for months. Finally listened to it loud and the whole way through. Cripes, this sh*t's brilliant. More to come.

All Quiet

Just in case anyone's checking in here for actual information, we're still standing by. Monday's the deadline, so cross your fingers for some excitement this weekend.