Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Play safe

Playing outside is all well and good, but it's important to be safe.

Disney Cruises

Christie's been talking a lot about Disney Cruises, and has let it be known that her strategy is to push the cruise and settle for a park visit, banking on my Disney Scroogeness and all around cheapness. But by the time the kid is old enough, Disney Cruises will be so freaking awesome that my geekery may trump my aforementioned cheapness.

But I'm still a Disney Scrooge. They are to stories what McDonald's is to food.
My kid was playing with a flashlight, pretending to take pictures with it, then shining the light to see under the bed, then used it as a phone. At first I thought it was cute that she was pretending it was a bunch of different things, then I remembered that we have iPhones.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kid bookshelves


Kid bookshelves
Originally uploaded by Litcritter
Years ago, I was at the National Art Gallery in DC, and happened across an art student copying one of the old masters. I feel like that's where I'm at in my woodworking practice, except I'm copying new masters instead of old. In fact, I've got a huge folder in Evernote filled entirely with things that I would someday like to build.

Part of me knows that that is a key part of the design process, but I'm still ambivalent about it. So I'm giving credit. This is a pretty common form, but the particular inspiration for this was a piece by Inai Inai Ba! that he sells on his Etsy store (his is so much better than mine, naturally). But I recommend finding him on Facebook to see some of his other work, because he's doing some very cool stuff.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Go Bag


Dad's Go Bag
Originally uploaded by Litcritter
A couple of years ago, Lifehacker.com ran a series of pictures of people's Go Bags. They always looked so neat, and there was a slightly macho cast to them, so I thought I'd show what a toddler's dad has in his bag by the end of a busy weekend.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Presentation Master Flight from Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army - MultiTools - Presentation Master Flight 8GB

If you do a lot of traveling and presenting, I could see this coming in handy. There's a fingerprint-protected thumb drive, a laser pointer, and a Bluetooth remote.

Monday, March 08, 2010