While visiting my brother, his wife and their son, we discovered what might be the best toy ever!!! Snap Circuits...
My nephew has the Jr. set and one of the other base models. My husband and I spent hours with Jeffrey playing with the thing. Basically, you snap together pieces and build electronic devices like radios, lights, buzzers, etc. Even after Jeffrey went to bed, Ben and I kept playing with it.
Buy it for the kids in your family. Maybe one of them will be the next Steve Jobs and put you in a nice retirement home.
We flew to the Midwest to visit my family. As we flew in, I was a little disappointed to see that the leaves hadn't turned for fall. I miss the Midwest's spectacular display of fall colors that you just don't get in the Evergreen State. Here or there, sure, you get some maple trees that turn red or yellow, but damn, the Midwest does it big. I'm sure there are other parts of the country that get better fall leaves but I spent plenty of falls in Indiana and it wasn't until I moved to the Northwest that I realized it isn't like that everywhere. Now, I miss seeing it and was sad to see it hadn't started happening yet for our trip to the Midwest. I could have sworn October was the right time of year for the leaves to change but I guess the Midwest had a hot summer and fall is happening late. Damn you, Global Warming. At least if it was going to be a late fall, couldn't you have at least had the fireflies out and about still? I also miss seeing those.
... and sunglasses. Or goggles. I was tired of the picture I was using on the home page. I was wearing sunglasses when it was taken because the photographer had his gigantic light ring up and it was super-bright to my eyes. I had just come out of my dark editing room. It is a nice photo. The sunglasses just felt a little too casual..
But upon looking through my collection of photos, I have discovered that I was wear hats and/or sunglasses alot. Either that, or I am making faces. No duck-lips or anything, just lots of corny smiles and dorky poses. I have some great wedding pics but those seem too fancy.
Eventually, I will have a photo taken with the specific purpose of using it as a profile pic. In the mean time, I will put up my current favorite photo.