Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Retrotech Jackpot

I humbly beseech you to navigate your cyberspacial conveyance to this article over at Wired. The images of such exquisitely crafted anachronisms moved me to break by blogging fast. Oh, if I only had the time to create such Wellsian wonders myself. In my own "Steam-Driven Dreams", I imagine a wood-paneled study in my home outfitted with The Steampunk Monitor and Keyboard as well as other wonders (perhaps the hand-crafted Rayguns produced by Weta). I may have to add Brass Goggles and Steampunk Magazine to my daily perusal of electornically distributed periodicals.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Welcome Liam Andrew

I'd like to announce the birth of our second child, Liam Andrew. This cell-phone photo (alas, covering up his red hair) will have to do until the photo album is fixed and we can upload our real digital camera pictures.

Christy's water broke at around 4:00 last Friday morning. Bleary eyed, I wondered why she was making so much noise. She casually explained that she was getting her stuff together to go to the hospital. Whoa! Of course, I hadn't packed my pack yet and I started to panic. We also had our first-born to deal with. Thankfully, Christy's mother is in town and we were able to have her watch the boy most of the day.

We arrived at the hospital just after 7:00 and were expecting to have an easy delivery like last time. We ordered up the epidural and things were progressing just fine. Then, after the epidural and after a high dose of Patosin... things really kicked up. Bad news: Christy's meds didn't work at all and she was in enormous pain. Good news: it was all over by 10:33.

Stats: 7 lbs 11 oz, 20.5 inches long, red hair, blue eyes, and a perfect 10 on his APGAR. Mommy and baby are doing fine. Baby's big brother is a little confused but not nearly so confused as he's going to be in the coming weeks. Daddy's still trying to kick a cold that he's had for two weeks (the lack of sleep won't be helping).