Happy Halloween

From our family to yours.

Our wedding photo
We’ve almost been married a year and I don’t think we look one bit the worse for wear, do you?

Happy Halloween.  Remember, tonight when the veils between this world and the next are thinnest, there are a few things you need to know to keep safe.

Always Aim for the Head and The Double Tap.

~Kelly & Geoff

Zombified photo courtesy of the cool folks at picmonkey.com, discovered via TheBloggess.

Points to the right side of the page –>

I added a new page to our site today.  It has pretty things on it, though I’m not terribly impressed with my photos.  You should check it out.  I’ve finally started making enough jewelry to sell.  No, I don’t have an Etsy shop.  Yet.  But I’m going in baby steps.

Email me or comment on the new page if you want to buy a pretty.

~Kelly

About that whole “chicken little” thing

New England weather is notoriously unpredictable.  Even with the vast improvements in technology and knowledge, no forecaster is going to be able to predict the weather with absolute certainty, especially far in advance.  But when virtually all the meteorologists I read start sounding really concerned about a weather event, it might be time to start paying attention rather than poo-pooing it.

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Closed due to… snow?

As you probably have heard by now, most of the eastern seaboard is dealing with a little storm.  There are a lot of closures and various emergencies being declared including right here in MA.  Tonight I was at a party after work for a retiring colleague when my boss, at the request of another coworker, pulled up the MFA website on her phone to see if they were closed tomorrow.  This is what she saw.

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U.S. military trains for zombie fighting

In time for Halloween, the military put on a joint training exercise that features…  a zombie attack.  While I am amused to no end, I do respect the attempts by the government to get people interested in emergency preparedness by using zombies as a training tool.  It’s just like what the CDC did not too long ago.   And as Hurricane Sandy should be making apparent to everyone, some basic emergency preparedness is a good thing.  I may get to spend some more time outside in the rain like I did for last year’s hurricane, trying to make sure people don’t drive into downed power lines.  We’ll see.

-Geoff

So long, DirecTV. We’ll miss you.

This past week Kelly and I ended our service with our satellite provider.  Kelly had been a customer with them for some six or more years, and she loves them.  But we have been unable to get them to fix our problem for us, and so we ended our service.  No point in paying for something that isn’t working, especially when you are as poor as us.

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Firearm safety and assumptions

In my life I have spent a fair amount of time around firearms of one type or another.  I have learned how to safely handle them from a fairly young age, and won my first shooting trophy when I was nine.  I still own several.  I have hunted deer and done various kinds of target shooting.  I am not a “gun nut” in that I have fetishized my firearms the way so many American men have.  I do not feel the need to carry everywhere, and I would never, ever call one of my firearms a “toy”.  I think I have a healthy amount of fear and respect for firearms in general.  And that is why when I see stories like this I am just astounded.  And angry.

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Surprise ending even surprised me

Well, I have heard the sorts of arguments made by this guy all too often, but I had heard that this video was worth watching because of the twist ending.  So I watched it, and I have to admit, I was absolutely surprised.  Pleasantly surprised.

-Geoff