Archive for October, 2005

Earlier today, we got an e-mail from a friend of ours, asking us to reply to her to answer the question, “How would you describe me in one word?” That sparked this conversation with Nichelle: Doug: So, how would you describe me in one word? Doug: After elminating the sarcastic response, that is. Nichelle: Hmm […]

It’s happening … The long-awaited Civilization IV is about to hit store shelves, and a special edition is available for pre-order now, probably shipping tomorrow. Civilization IV is the latest in the wildly popular series of games from Sid Meier and Firaxis Games. GameStop has the pre-order version with free 3-day shipping, using coupon code […]

Hi, Slacker!

Posted: 19th October 2005 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Home Life, Humor, Naomi, Photos

Naomi turned two on Thursday. Friday night, when I got home, she echoed David’s typical greeting of “Hi, slacker!” and has been saying it—with immense glee—ever since. Give it a listen: naomi_hi_slacker.mp3. After a day, her pronunciation became even better: Give it a listen: naomi_hi_slacker_2.mp3. Naomi even made up her own song using her new […]

Horchata de Arroz

Posted: 11th October 2005 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Home Life, Nichelle, Uncategorized

Nichelle made me horchata (pronounced or-CHAHT-uh) the other night, from a mix she got at Wal*Mart, of all places. I love my wife, and am thankful for the myriad ways she makes my life better. Horchata de arroz is a wonderful, refreshing, sweet soft drink made from rice, and common in Mexico. It also makes […]

Naomi: Naomi has learned her first video game name. It is Halo! Give it a listen in .mp3 format: naomi_halo.mp3. Dad: Since I purchased John’s Xbox at the beginning of summer, we’ve played countless rounds of Halo 2 in split screen mode. The problem: I can almost never beat David (age 6), and can never […]


Posted: 11th October 2005 by LegoDoug in Family Members, Home Life, Humor, Naomi, Photos, The Kids

NaNi (Naomi Nichelle) will be two years old in two days! I can’t believe how much she has changed in the past month. Her speech, which was just getting past the R2-D2 phase a month ago, is now exploding with sentences and more complex thoughts, and with more new words every day than we can […]

David’s Grace

Posted: 10th October 2005 by LegoDoug in David, Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Home Life, Isaac, John, Naomi, Religion/Church, The Kids

David is our most socially aware child, although John is very close. (Isaac we often called Machine-Boy, when he was an infant, demonstrating the contrast in human interaction degrees between the two youngest boys.) Wal*Mart had small plasma globes for only $9.92 (which Ravi Gopalan had pointed out to me). I decided the plasma globes […]