two wrongs make a right

Often we hear the adage, "two wrongs don't make a right." It's usually in the context of curbing or shaming retributional behavior - poking a finger in the "eye for an eye" perspective.

The other day I completed a circuit that proves this maxim wrong. I think we would all agree that it is wrong to drop your laptop computer (the one picture above is not ours, for entertainment value only) out of its case onto the concrete driveway. You should not do that, right?

When Ashley accidentally dropped the computer it landed right on the corner where the power cord is plugs in. The impact left Ashley's beloved powerbook with a substantial ding that made it very difficult to plug the power cord in. It was possible, but took a lot of fiddling. We took it to the mac store and they told us that the entire casing would need to be replaced = $600 repair.

So instead we suffered in silence. Until the other night when I had balanced the computer atop a precarious tower of Arrested Development DVD's, bike magazines and our alarm clock. Inevitably, the mighty tower fell and with it the computer. This time it was my fault. Ashley quickly shot me a look of displeasure as I sheepishly picked the computer up from the ground.

But lo and behold... to our delight and wonderment when we plugged the power cord in, it slid right in and stayed there. Previously, you had to hold it with your hand or pull the cord underneath (while plugged in) the computer and make the computer sit on it to hold it in place.

We were very pleased how our seeming misfortune had turned to good fortune. Ashley quickly quipped, "two wrongs make a right." We slept with a grand sense of satisfaction that night.

Any of you have experiences where two wrongs have made a right?


every movie has a fan

This post is completely Ashley's brainchild... I'm just the voice.

The other day this (see left) movie was on television and Ashley asked aloud "do you think for every movie that has been made, at least one person considers that movie to be their favorite?" Case in point - Quigly Down Under. I think its possible, but probably improbable. No one likes Tom Selleck that much.

Is this someone's favorite movie do you think? Beyond that, does every movie have at least one completely devoted follower? I think this is a good question, and we wanted to get your thoughts.

In other news - George is still really cute. See below.


more george

here is a picture of baby david that we thought kind of looked like george


george emmett pulsipher

Born Monday March 9th, 9:02 post meridian
8 pounds 6 ounces heavy
21 inches long



We're still waiting for George. Any suggestions for passing the time? It's like a Christmas that never comes. I feel like pulling the move in the Great Escape where they throw you a rubber ball to bounce over and over again.

It's like John Bender says in the Breakfast Club... "there's nothing to do when you're locked into vacancy."


the waiting game

Thursday we stroll into Ashley's doctor appointment. Regular checkup. Nonchalantly he tells us that our baby "will probably be born this weekend."

We weren't expecting him for at least a week and a half - and all of a sudden he "could come tonight."

That was Thursday. We've had a few biological signs point that we are moving in the right direction... but we're lacking some steady contractions and I think I'm going to go insane. I wish our Doc would've kept his big yapper shut.

Any tips for inducing labor? We've tried:
- walking
- spicy food
- planning something we'd really like to go to and don't want to miss
- citrus foods
- foot massages
- walking with one foot on the curb and another on the street

I've also tried talking firmly to our little guy in utero - telling him that we'd like him to come as soon as possible.

Basically I'm chalking up all of these suggestions as 3rd rate chicanery. I want results!

And a happy, healthy baby.