June 2007


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Click “more” to see a list of all of the interesting web sites I found this week. I keep track of my favorite sites using del.icio.us, a free web site where you can access your favorite links from any computer and share them with friends. You can also see all of my favorite links (not just the ones from this week).

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Do you ever drive by a business that always looks deserted and wonder how they stay in business? I came across a great story from New York Magazine where they did a quick study of 20 different businesses (from a taxi driver to a drug dealer to a pizza place) to see how they make money. I found it to be quite interesting.

The Profit Calculator

This one definitely made me chuckle. Sometimes I wish I was even half this creative:

Skymall Liberation

Joy and I never watched “The Office” until our friend Curtis promised us that it was one of the funniest shows on tv and pretty much guaranteed that we would like it if we watched three episodes to give it a chance. Well, we hit our three episode quota a long time ago, and it turns our Curtis was right: we do like the show. A lot. Either last week or the week before (I’m not sure which because I’m in some kind of a time warp with the new baby!) they replayed my favorite episode of the ones I’ve seen so far. It’s the one where the Stamford branch is playing Call of Duty, and there is a hilarious seen where Andy and Josh make a plan to set up a trap in the game and then get on Jim’s case when they figure out he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

Josh: This is not working, okay? We are getting slaughtered out there.
Andy: It’s the new guy.
Jim: Oh, I’m sorry. I don’t know… what we’re talking about?
Andy: See what I mean?
Josh: We just need a strategy, okay? We’re gonna set up a trap in the gun room. All right, Jim, are you using the MP-40 or the 44?
Jim: Um, sniper rifle?
Josh: Snipe-
Andy: What?
Josh: Jim in Carentan…
Andy: Are you playing for the other team?
Josh: You don’t snipe in Carentan, okay?
Andy: Saboteur! Saboteur! I’m gonna kill you for real. This game… The game is over. I’m really gonna shoot you.

Josh and Andy are just awesome in that scene.

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I spent a bit over an hour or so tonight looking at a site that I found through a link from one of the blogs I read. It is a project where a team went out and interviewed thousands of people, just asking them to tell there story and talk about things that are important to them. They asked the people what they thought about love, God, nature, and their families, and they asked them what made them happy or sad, and what their dreams are. I really found the whole thing quite fascinating, and I would recommend taking a look if you get the chance. I think it’s always a good thing to be reminded that the world is much bigger than the small piece of it we come into contact with each day.

6 Billion Others

Running errands, yes, but it’s not what you think. Charis was running around downstairs this morning (our rooms downstairs make a circle and Charis loves to run around and around) and she was yelling out “I running errands, dada! I running errands, mama!” quite loudly. I just thought that was too cute!

I think having a second kid (at least so far) is both easier and harder than the first. It’s easier because we have a much better idea of what we are doing with Cai. I remember with Charis I was worried about everything, but we’re much more go with the flow with Cai. And aren’t infants always pretty manageable for fathers? After all, we are not the primary food source!

On the other hand, taking care of a newborn is much harder with a two year old running around. At the end of the day, we are definitely worn out. So far I think that the easier time with Cai being number two is pretty much balanced out by the extra work of keeping track of Charis. But once Joy has recovered from her c-section and we get into a good routine with Cai, I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.

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