Archive for March, 2004

Construction of a [Lego] Star Destroyer

Posted: 31st March 2004 by LegoDoug in Doug, Geekdom, Home Life, Lego, Photos, Star Wars

I have finally started construction on the Lego Star Destroyer (the “Holy Grail” of Lego) set that Nichelle gave me as an anniversary gift this year. Click on the image for some photo documentation (and fun) of the project. Woo-hoo!

Geeks Rule!

Posted: 25th March 2004 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Home Life, Humor, Isaac, John, Technology, The Kids

[isaac]Isaac, now almost 9 years old, has taken up the motto, “Geeks rule!” How it happened was like this: One night at supper John called Isaac a geek, which gave me the opportunity to explain that, in our family, geek is a compliment. [john]I went on to point out to John that most of what […]

Last night when I got home from work Nichelle could barely open her mouth, because her TMJ was acting up. Her description of the problem was perfect, though: “It’s awful&#151I can’t yell at the kids.”

Nada

Posted: 15th March 2004 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Home Life, Naomi, Technology, Uncategorized, Work Life

Nada is now what happens when we turn the key on our 1994 Buick Century Wagon. It’s got about 160,000 miles on it, and has served us extremely reliably, and we aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to it. AAA is coming by later to deliver the car to our new mechanic. At work on […]

What Is the Deal with Our Foreign Policy?

Posted: 5th March 2004 by LegoDoug in Flames/Feudin', Politics

[nuke][doug]I am not normally very critical of the US government, especially having traveled a little and seeing what life in other countries is like. However, the official reactions to the pardon of Dr. AQ Khan have me completely flabbergasted. For the record, these faults existed long before the Bush administration—in fact, there have been few […]