Saturday, October 20, 2007

Technicolor Goodness

Grom these are for you!

Nate would like you to know that if you think this looks bad (and we do. We really really do), you should have seen what happened to the other guy!

Is this the lamest TP job ever?

And, is Rebi really old enough to attract this type of attention?

Let's talk Harry Potter

I just saw this in the news:

Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall.

After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."

"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.

She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," Rowling said of Dumbledore's feelings, adding that Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down."

Dumbledore's love, she observed, was his "great tragedy."

Here's what I don't understand. Why do we care? She didn't write about it in the book, so she must not have felt it added to the story. Does it add to the story or the character after the fact? I just don't understand why the gay/straight issue is important in children's literature, in this setting.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Rebi has been planning her costume for a few weeks now. We bought material, thread, everything we needed to sew something fun. It was not cheap.

Last night, around 11, I finished the dress part and took it in for her to try on. It's a little big right now, but the seams can be sewn deeper. I was adjusting a pattern and really didn't want it to end up too small. However, her response to it is less than enthusiastic. I now have no interest in finishing the dress because I am pretty sure she will hate it. I'm guessing she didn't look hard enough at the pattern and she thought it was going to be different when it's finished.

The other 4 are getting store bought ones this year.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trying to Break me

Today we woke up to this- blood in the white of Nate's eye. I'm sure it's nothing and will heal on it's own, but he will have to go see the eye doctor just to be positive there is no damage back where we can't see it.

I'm pretty sure he's testing me to see just what it takes to break me.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I was only gone for the weekend. . .

The photo does not really do justice to how swollen it is, but he cannot close his eye fully because of the swelling in the corner of it.

San Francisco was fun. Rebi did not get to spend as much time roaming the city as she would have liked. We did get a ton of information out of the conference though and have a bunch of decisions to make.