Monday, August 28, 2006

Lily does like Hannah does

Lily and her cousin Hannah may live a world apart but their lives exist in perfect congruence. Check out the videos below if you don't believe me.

Lily on a swing
Hannah on a swing

Lily at the beach
Hannah at the beach

Thursday, August 24, 2006

The car is fucked

Some bastard, some tow truck bastard has fucked up our car. I wish they had bloody stolen it instead of leaving us with a undriveable piece of junk that will cost more money than we have to fix. I am very upset by this whole episode.

As you can see in this picture, something is very seriously wrong. Though, if anyone actually knows anything about cars please feel free to comment.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Check out this YouTube user's videos.
My favorite is Sheep Are Fluffy

Stolen cars and terrorist attacks

This afternoon, our car was not parked where it had been parked several hours earlier. Now, we've had the car towed on a number of occasions. Once in Barcelona when all our stuff was in it and one time here in Chicago when it was parked on a road due for some construction - on this occasion the tow truck just moved it down the street for us.

Today, there was no road construction, there was no street cleaning, and there was no car. We reported the stolen vehicle to the police, notified the insurance company and contacted the city just to make sure it hadn't been towed (and it hadn't). We were just getting used to the idea of some insurance money and being car-free when Angela found it awkwardly parked down the street a bit. Bollocks.

In further news, downtown Chicago was yesterday the victim of a brutal terrorist attack. That is if you believe my videos.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Craigslist countdown....

Earlier today Oliver saw an N64 in a resale shop next to our grocery store and he thought about how nice it would be to own an N64 and Golden Eye. So he went back this afternoon and asked how much. It was $10 for the box, no controllers, no wire to plug it into the wall....lame.

We took a quick look on Craigslist and found an ad placed an hour ago for "N64 with 2 controllers, Golden eye, Smash bros. mario kart-$25 ". We just emailed the poster....Will we get it?

Stay tuned.

Friday, August 11, 2006


New Lily photos are up on my webshots page in a new album, "Lily 6-12 months".

If you use the link in the right-hand menu, you'll have to click to the second page of albums to see the new one.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Directed by Ben Milner
Staring Oliver and Angela
Featuring the Milford Kr├╝ and Mr. T

Thursday, August 03, 2006

By the way...

...we'll be in Wisconsin Friday - Monday this weekend in a big cabin in a forest on a lake in the middle of nowhere. We'll be there with my sister, her husband and kids, as well as my brother and a couple of his friends.

So don't call and ask us to go clubbin'.

Intercambio heaven

I've been trying to find someone to do an intercambio with but nothing was turning up. I wanted an international student who could read essays and things I write in Spanish and correct them in return for me doing the same for them.

(I am a dork and read Hoy - one of the Spanish newspapers in Chicago - each day on the way to work. About 3 times a week I pick an article, study it and write a summary in Spanish.)

The search was going poorly when I had a stroke of genius. It was so easy to find an intercambio in Barcelona, why not put a post on Loquo, the CraigsList of Spain? I posted looking for an email intercambio and I now have 6 new Barcelona buddies.

One is an IT specialist, three are students, one is an old man and one is trying to be an interpreter for the UN but currently working as a receptionist for Telefonica...

I'm sure some of them will not stick, as is the trend with intercambios, but a couple seem very promising. So after months of nothing, I am now swimming in intercambios. If anyone wants one, I'll sell cheap.