Unauthorized biography

Words of wisdom for April Fools’ Day.

Adelaide at the table: Are you gonna eat dinner with us?
Me from the kitchen: Yeah, but I’m making lunch for you guys.
Adelaide: We’re not guys. We’re Adelaides and Emmelines.
Me: You’re right. I’m making lunch for my daughters.
Adelaide: No, you’re making lunch for your children.

Slowed-down Emmeline

"Herb has remained a constant in “Peaches & Herb” since its creation in 1966, while seven different women have filled the role of Peaches."
Wikipedia, of course.

Adelaide pretended to be Mommy tonight by reading us a bedtime story. She chose to read “Amelia Bedelia” by Peggy Parish. Since she’s only 3 and doesn’t read sentences, she recited the book from memory, with help a lot of help from the Fritz Siebel’s illustrations. I think she improved on the original.

The audio is Adelaide reading the book and turning the pages. The video was recorded after she went to bed and shows my hands turning the pages of the book. The image is synchronized with the audio to show so what she was reading.

Getting ready for a walk with grandma

Beauty is pain.

Happy birthday to her

Waking up 1

In the spirit of all the funny #Sochi photos, here’s a picture I took of the Grand Hotel in Niamey, Niger in 2010. It was a very nice place to stay, but the missing A in Grand is indicative of its physical condition.

"We’re all wringing our hands over the NSA, and meanwhile we’re handing our data as fast as we can to other entities for next to nothing. If the NSA were smart, it would buy Candy Crush Saga, change the permissions, and be done with it."
— John Foreman, chief data scientist at MailChimp, writing in Gigaom.