when I started this blog five years ago, I was a pet sitter and the name animal-crackers made sense. now I'm a stay-at-home-dad and freelance writer, but rather than confuse everyone by getting a different blog, it's just easier to keep posting things here.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Dylan likes his grandma

The parental units are visiting. It's been a lot of fun. Mom and Dad are having a great time with the boys -- playing and going to the park. Here's Mom and Dylan:

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Josh is the big 0-5.

On Tuesday, we went to Chuck E. Cheese for his birthday. Here's the king himself.

Josh took his time plowing through 25 tokens. He played some games -- enough to earn 10 tickets for a big Tootsie Roll -- and rode some rides. Here's Josh on the balloon-icycle.

Dylan had a good time at the Chuck, too. Now that he's walking, he enjoyed climbing over everything.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0

These 16 numbers and letters:

09 f9 11 02 9d 74 e3 5b d8 41 56 c5 63 56 88 c0

seem to be causing quite a stir. Somehow they unlock HD-DVD movies. I don't know how.

I like them for their assymetric beauty. Notice how it starts and ends with 0. The number 56 is the only segment that's repeated. Even numbers outnumber odds, 4-to-3.

The letters spell fdebdcc. Clearly, part of the da Vinci code. The stupid part, anyway.

This 16-digit code, to me, is a digital Jackson Pollock. It is its own subject matter. It's a picture that represents nothing more than itself. So tranquil and sublime, yet bold and expressive.
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