Saturday, September 23, 2006

Who knows what they'll do next.

Subject: Teacher Arrested in New York
NEW YORK, NY - A public school teacher was arrested today at John F.Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and a calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he

believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

"Al-gebra is a problem for us," Gonzales said. "They desire solutions by

means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute

value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves

as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are three sides to every triangle'."

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted

us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more

fingers and toes." White House aides told reporters they could not recall a

more intelligent or profound statement.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sydney is getting a little sister!!!

3D Ultrasound 1
Originally uploaded by bob jb.
Sydney is getting a little sister!!!
This morning we had our ultra sound for our new baby and we found out that we are having another girl!!! She's health and everything is going fine. Sydney will be about a year and a half older than our next baby. We haven't decided on a name yet.

This was the first time we got to do the 3D ultrasound. You can see that the 3D pictures are orange. Sydney must have thought her sister looked like a lion because she started roaring at her. Goofy kid.
Apparently according to my sister-in-law, Heidi, its "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"... Arrr. Well, I didn't believe that it really exsited, so I googled it. Apparently Dave Barry helped promote the holiday, here's his article about it. Here's what Wikipedia has to say on the subject: And here is another webpage about it Well its bigger than I thought.

OH, and to help you out here are a couple of English to Pirate translators: Pirate Translator, Pirate-to-English/English-to-Pirate.

Arrrgh, Shiver me timbers.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The boy dinosaur explains credit cards: (from the
I got a credit card in the mail! A credit card means you can buy whatever you
want! You can buy anything and you don't even have to pay any money! I got that
credit card for my birthday. I buyed a parasaurolophus with it.

I wished credit cards worked that way, apparently he got credit cards and gift cards mixed up.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I just read this today. Its amazing where technology is going these days.

The first bionic woman by ZDNet's Roland Piquepaille -- Claudia Mitchell lost an arm in a motorcycle accident, but she's now using a 'bionic' arm that she can control with her thoughts. This bionic arm was designed at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago with funds from DARPA. This artificial arm could provide hope for many soldier amputees as well as civilians. But read more...

What will they come up with next.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has always been encouraging its members to live within their means and to get out of debt. Well, they just came up with an on-line free financial calculators that can help figure things out like "How much should I save for emergencies", "How much should I save for retirement", "How long will it take me to pay off this loan", etc. May sound like boring stuff, but it could be useful for those like me who don't know how to figure this stuff out (not like my brother Brad and his wife Heidi, they're both accountants).

Anyway, here is the web site:,11666,6657-1-3438-1,00.html

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I just that this blog entry by Lindy's 4 year old cousin was priceless: (You can read more like this at The Dinosour Boy's Blog:
Do you know what things would be fun to do on family fun day? Eat a yummy breakfast, like cereal; Get a couple of drinks and watch a show; Play the Land Before Time game for two minutes; put our train set together; go to Dinosaur Days; go to Dinosaur Park; play dinosaurs; talk about dinosaurs; read dinosaur books; pretend to teach a class, like dadda takes a turn, then me, then west. I would teach about dinosaurs.

We could even play computers or go hiking on a trail and look for clues to dinosaur treasure. Maybe even go camping in the jungle. I love party day because you don't need to go to sleep, you can just stay up and watch shows. And dadda doesn't even need to go to work.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Camping photos posted

Sydney in her Camping Chair
Originally uploaded by bob jb.
We started to try to post some of the camping photos from our family reunion at the MMR (Matthew Marrington Reunion). I would have posted more but I ran out of space on Flickr.
Here's a pic of our first ultrasound (no, we don't know the gender yet.) We're scheduled to find out the gender on Sept 19th. We're pretty excited. For more info see the previous post.

Well, I went with Coral's advice and got rid of the snakes. Apparently snakes caught in the wild frequently have paracites which could easily kill off the rest of my animals. We'll see if Lindy lets me have any more snakes. She's already said no spiders (not trantuals). We want to get ourselves a Tom lizard once we get into a house (a tom lizard is our name for a Chinese Water Dragon).

Friday, September 01, 2006

Okay, our big news is that we are going to have another baby!!!! Lindy is due Feb 4, 2007. That means Sydney will be about 1 1/2 older than our next one. Kind of close I know. We are going to find out if its a boy or a girl sometime this month. We're still picking out our boy and girl names.

Next semester we'll be moving back to the greater Salt Lake area where I'll be doing my externship and finish my defense for my masters degree in speech pathology. I'll be at the South Davis Community Hospital doing speech rehab. Then I'll actually be done with school (two kids later).