Attack of the Viking Thing

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We were having some book time earlier today. When you tired of reading, you asked if I would read to you from Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch. I enjoy the Junie B. series a lot, but I was … Continue reading

Olive is So Dumb, Part 2

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Note to Olive: becoming so full of Pocky that you collapse on top of the evidence != effectively hiding the evidence.

Koi GIF

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Here’s a link to the gif in case you don’t see it above. If I stare at this long enough, I start to get seasick. So of course I wanted to share it. These koi are at the Beijing Aquarium, … Continue reading

We are All Capitalists Now

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We stopped by the 7-11 before returning to our hotel room, then Sophia ran ahead with her share of the convenience store haul to get out of the cold. So when we walked into the lobby, we were greeted by … Continue reading

Nanotech Jesus

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Like nearly everything J.J. Abrams touches, the TV series “Revolution” showed up on day one with a pair of water skis, a shark and a big dopey grin. When I watch it, I keep thinking things like “seriously? C’mon, that’s … Continue reading

Olive is So Dumb, Part 1

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When I sit down by the front door, leashes in hand, Daisy will approach and stand in the same place every time, head erect to give me easy access to the ring on her collar to which I clip the … Continue reading

2013: Learning to Yodel

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Happy Holidays! This time last year, the McCord family was living in an apartment off Peachtree Street and preparing for our move to Zug, Switzerland. (We are writing this exactly one year after we received a signed copy of the … Continue reading

Gimenenstr. Photo Sphere

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One of the coolest new Android features is the ability to quickly take 360-degree panoramas. Here’s one I took outside our house this morning as a static panorama. You can view it as a spinny sphere type thing by clicking … Continue reading

2013 Catch-Up: March

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In March, AT made her first trip to her company’s offices in Montevideo, Uruguay, where it was warm and sunny. Back home, warm and sunny was only a faint hope for the future. We did Easter stuff at Matt and … Continue reading

2013 Catch-Up: February

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In February, there was a lot more snow. We learned that accessing basic Swiss banking features online requires aggressive multi-factor authentication (something you have plus something you know plus something else you have and another thing you know; seriously). We … Continue reading