Cutting the cheese since 1996
Photo | And they call it puppy love

And they call it puppy love

My wife took these photos of our dog, and I couldn't not post them. Isn't she just a cutie-pie?!   Read More →
Posted November 3, 2007 at 4:11 PM by Michael

Zoo Tycoon 2: First zoo expansion

It was a long week peppered with little sleep, so I thought I'd play a little Zoo Tycoon 2 tonight. I did go back into my Bloggersville City Zoo, but I really didn't do much. It really wasn't even worth a screenshot.   Read More →
Posted November 3, 2007 at 12:11 AM by Michael
Photo | Mr. Fangs says "Happy Halloween"

Mr. Fangs says "Happy Halloween"

This is our pumpkin this year. I guess he was supposed to be scary, but he came out kind of goofy. Oh well, he'll probably get smashed tonight anyway. I know I'd like to.   Read More →
Posted October 31, 2007 at 2:10 PM by Michael

A little fishy

Our guppies had babies the other day. About thirty of them. I don't know how we'll be able to afford to send them all to college. Seriously, we've had a hard time keeping babies in our aquarium. It's not so much that they die off but that they disappear. It seems every batch of babies we get, we're lucky if even a few survive. We put a floating plant in, where they're supposed to like hiding, but it doesn't seem to make much difference.   Read More →
Posted October 30, 2007 at 9:10 PM by Michael
Photo | Zoo Tycoon 2: Welcome to the zoo

Zoo Tycoon 2: Welcome to the zoo

We were watching "Killer Elephants" on Animal Planet, and sure enough, the desire to play Zoo Tycoon built up in me like, well, a killer elephant. I call my creation the Bloggersville City Zoo.   Read More →
Posted October 28, 2007 at 7:10 PM by Michael

Give peace a chance

Ever since the weather cooled off, we've been able to turn off the portable AC unit in our bedroom.  And so, for the first time in several months, it's possible to have absolute peace and quiet at night.   Read More →
Posted October 28, 2007 at 3:10 AM by Michael

Sons, fathers and religion

This wasn't a very good day, but I feel compelled to at least share the one funny thing that did happen.   Read More →
Posted October 26, 2007 at 3:10 AM by Michael

The saga of the finger (no, not that one)

Actually, it is that one, but it's not what you think. I blogged a couple weeks ago about my tribulations making cheeseburgers for dinner. So as it happens I was making dinner Sunday when again I got splattered with hot oil. This wasn't one of those, "Ow, that smarts" for a second kind of splatters, but a "Ow, that smarts, and it looks like it's starting to swell and gee, it really burns and stings, too" kind of splatters. And swell it did. By Monday morning I had this huge thing on my finger that kinda looked like a large wart.   Read More →
Posted October 25, 2007 at 1:10 AM by Michael

Calgon, take me away

Time for a bitch post. This past week, and for that matter the past several weeks, have been nothing less than hectic. I've had so much going on at work and at home that I'm just plain physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted.   Read More →
Posted October 19, 2007 at 1:10 AM by Michael

Progress Report, part 2

Things are moving along nicely now. It's easier than ever for me to add entries, and the commenting system is complete. Now, bear in mind, none of this has been vigorously tested, but as far as I know everything is working. (Not withstanding how this post might look on the front page.)   Read More →
Posted October 17, 2007 at 1:10 AM by Michael