February 19th, 2009

Macbeth the Usurper

New Position

New position happens on March 1. YAY.

I'll surpass $80k. Wow. I feel successful until ... well, you know how it works. Future College + Future Wedding = SAVE LIKE MAD.
Macbeth the Usurper

Life with a Two Year Old

Life with a two-year old is certainly interesting. These days, the girl wants to see and know everything. So, when it comes to going potty, somebody will open the door behind me and want in. If that's what it takes for the tot to learn that EVERYONE goes potty, and the potty is where you go, then that's what it takes.

Strange how that becomes normal so fast.

She often wanders in while I am taking a shower in the morning. I am told that I am taking a shower multiple times. She'll then occupy herself with something in the room. Eventually Jenny rescues me, but it's really not that necessary.

Going to bed is just as interesting. Life starts with a mention of bath. Bath went from BEST THING EVER, to NO BATH, and now it's back to being cool again. She'll play for a while, then get out and want her cookie. Somewhere during the cookie, she wants the bath again, so she'll shove the cookie into my mouth to get done with it. After bath comes "back to bed", which is just lots of romping around on our big bed. At 7:30, it become jammie time, then reading time, then bed. Lately, Hers Truly has been tired, so she has just been happily agreeing to or suggesting bed. I think our addition of a nigh-light helped, as she can see once she is in there. It's not much, but it is enough to play with things.

Eating is its own strange business. I never know which items will leave my plate, which items will be placed on my plate, or what will be shoved into my mouth. Dinner usually ends with the traditional flinging of things down onto the ground, whether they be food or spoons.

The girl is quite engrossed with playing with the cat. I do my best to keep the cat from being poked to death, or whacked to death, but by the same means, do my best to keep the cat from going all Rambo on the girl. Somehow, the two actually manage some degree of play.

The girl is continuously finding things. This morning, she found the hard candy stash that we had forgotten about. Lollipops for breakfast? Only today, thank you.
Macbeth the Usurper

Smart Phones

All the new phones have been hitting engadget. Dudes, that's a mightly load of smartphones. I checked out the new phones today via my carrier. Whoah. I knew lots of smart phones were coming out, but man-o-man, this is ridiculous. The economy is in a tailspin and half the available phones are smart phones. Yes, everyone thinks that competing with the iPhone is a good thing, profits be damned.

I think it would be cool to have one, if I could find one that was a small as a flip set and didn't use data. We don't have a data plan and I don't want to pay for a data plan. Sans data plan, these things are junk. Folks who like flip sets have fewer and fewer options, just like candy-bar phones are fewer and fewer options.

Do you REALLY think that grown-ups want to text each other? Really? Do you really believe in convergence? Or do you believe that ceding the smarmy phone market will give everyone else the advantage?

Truth be told, business can handle a finite number of smart phone platforms, and the public has a finite amount of mindshare. I anticipate a bloodbath in the cell phone business.