Archive for December 16th, 2007

Ed Wins the Football Pool Again! Go me!

Sunday, December 16th, 2007



Even after the Eagles beat my Cowboys, I still have enough points to clinch the football pool this week. I do need to point out the last plays of the Eagles, where they purposely did not score one last touchdown, was clearly done so that someone would win a bet based on a point spread. I can’t come up with any other reason why they did that.

Can you imagine? Someone betting money on football?

And how did I win? Miami!

Did I mention I won the pool this week? Go me!

Polar Express

Sunday, December 16th, 2007



When the book Polar Express first came out in the 1980’s, I thought it was a perfect example of raw, naked marketing. Kids like Christmas, right? And kids like trains, right? Let’s combine the two – it will be a hit! No one can resist buying it!

I didn’t think anyone would fall for it.

Dan-dan is a committed fan. While he has been sick, he’s watched it no fewer than eight times. And it is a very, very pretty train in the movie …

Sunday Status

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Dan-dan had a relapse yesterday, with a fever and desire to stay in bed sleeping the whole day. He’s feeling better this morning, but still wants to drink water and sleep.

We canceled all of the weekend Christmas activities. We spent part of Saturday just sitting in the gazebo and reading, something we haven’t had time for in quite a while. Dad finished his videogame, Mass Effect, defeating the last boss and making it to the cinematic ending. Great game. Camilla has been watch Christmas videos.