Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our trip to the Oregon coast...OR...Desi is forever traumatized

A while back, we planned to take a 3 day weekend.  We booked a "beach" cabin at Rockaway Beach.  The plan was to take the kid and the dog and just hang out on the coast.

The trip was pretty "eh."  Not great, not terrible.

The cabin was just shy of a mile from the beach.  To me...Beach house means on the beach or across the street from the beach. 

The house itself was nice.  No complaints there.  Except the bed.  Both my and Shaundar's neck and back are in need of a massage.  Bed sucked.  But...there was a hot tub.  This help ease some of the morning pain. 

We spent some time at the beach, but not as much as we would have wanted.  Primarily because Desi just wasn't in to it.  It was windy and the ocean was loud.  As we approached, he kept saying, "No, no, no."  We plopped him on the ground at one point, and he just kind of stood there, staring at the water.  Shaundar hiked him closer, but misjudged an oncoming wave.  Don't worry...not misjudged as in, "Oh, no!  A giant wave came in a took our baby out to sea!"  But, misjudged as in, "Oh no...that swooped up onto our feet and, now, Desi's pants are wet and he's mad."

Here is the result of that wave:

It wasn't all bad.  It was pretty relaxing.  I had connection to NOTHING, including cell phone reception.  This was annoying, at first.  But, probably a blessing in disguise.  The hot tub was super nice.  Shaundar and I are thinking about spending next years vacation budget on one for our yard.  Although, I think the HOA might have a few things to say about that.

That's about it.  Pricey, and probably not worth what we paid, over all. But, it was good to get away. 

Have we told you we're going to Mexico in September?!  Hopefully, we won't get shot. 

Here are a few more pics from the weekend:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hi's and Bye's

Sorry for the backlighting.  I didn't expect him to move. 

Hi/Bye from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup

I recently introduced Des to the delicacy of Grilled Cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.  As evident in the photos, he likes it.

Why Daylight Savings Time can bite me

For those of you that have known me a while, you have probably heard my rant about why Daylight Savings Time sucks.  Therefore, I will save you the many reasons I usually spout on the subject.

But...I would like to add a new one.

Kids don't get it. 

Desi doesn't realize that it's actually 7:30 because it sure feels like it's really 6:30.  Therefore, he doesn't understand why we're making him go to bed.  So, he'll make a fuss in his crib for 45 minutes or so until it's now approaching 8:30 (or 7:30 by his clock) and he actually is ready to go to bed.

Likewise, in the morning, when I have to wake him up for daycare so I can go to work, he is M-A-D. 

You know the phrase, "5 more minutes?"  Well...his is a variation of that.  Only, if I were to translate, it would probably be something like, "What the hell are you doing?  Do you know what time it is?  Get out of my room and let me sleep!"

Anyway...Daylight Savings Time is stupid.  Get rid of it. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

I made this

Just downloaded Windows Live Movie Maker.  I'm going to take a stab at video logs for work while I'm at the Game Developers Conference in San Fran, next week.  I wanted to play with it, first, before publishing videos online.  You get to see my first attempt.

The video is from our trip to AZ over Christmas. 

Playing with the Movie Editing tool from Jason Pankow on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Nothing exciting...just some random pictures

This one is called: Shaundar on Bench

Stayin' Alive

Aunt Lise and Mommy watch him run away.


This is how Daddy drinks his beer.

That last blog post...yeah, I wasn't kidding.

And, this is still going on, too.

I can't NOT chime in on this Supreme Court thing

So, it's no secret on this page that I am rapidly pro-life.  I don't beat around the bush on this topic.  But, what you may not know...