Archive for November, 2008

It’s a girl!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Mom and baby girl are fine.  Delivered by C-Section at 8:20pm on Saturday November 8th, 2008.  She was 7 pounds 3 ounces and 20 inches long.  All are recovering fine.

The phone call

Friday, November 7th, 2008

My wife just called.  Her water broke.  She’s laughing (and a little freaked out).  Obviously the real contractions haven’t started yet.  I suppose I should leave work now.  Huh.

Who’s your daddy?

Michael Crichton

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Doctor and author Michael Crichton died of cancer at age 66 on Tuesday.  Yet another of my generations icons gone.  I didn’t know much about him other than he was responsible for some very cool stories such as Jurrasic Park, The Andromeda Strain, and the TV show E.R. but I know that his passing will be quite a loss to the science fiction field.

He will be missed.

Henry Rollins tonight

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

For those of you who can and desire to do so, Henry Rollins is live at the Pageant tonight in St. Louis, MO.  I would love to see him live but with the baby coming at any time, it’s just not gonna happen.  But for anyone else who can go, you should.  He’s smart, funny and not afraid to speak his mind about anything and everything.

If you do get to go, please leave a comment and let me know how it was.  I bet he’ll have lots to say on the recent elections and the state of the nation in general.

Mexico explosion

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Last night I checked my e-mail around 7:15 and saw a message saying that there had been a huge explosion just outside of our Mexico City office.  There were rumors that it might have been a car bomb but no one knew for sure.  All of our colleagues there were healthy and accounted for.  That is a good thing.

This morning we get an update that the office will be closed today.  I’m thinking that it must have been one heck of an explosion  to keep our office closed.  Then I click on the link provided.  A freaking Lear jet crash landed in the middle of Mexico City carrying important government officials.  A jet crashed only meters away from our office building there during rush hour.  As of this morning they knew that everyone on the plane was dead but had no idea how many people in the cars that the jet landed on were dead as well.

Here’s a link to an article and some video of the aftermath.  I’m betting that since it was a busy time of day, that the death toll will be going up.