We're back from our trip to Oregon, where we had a nice time visiting family. We ate too much (darn my mother's pies, and my sister's pfefferneus house!), played laser tag, and read a lot of "Go Ducks!" articles in the Eugene newspaper.
On the way back down I-5, we saw a lot of Ducks fans heading down to the Rose Bowl, and even a farming business in Weed, California with a billboard to cheer them on. Awwwww. :)
Because my MIL's mail is all being forwarded to our house, we discovered that she had subscribed to Wired magazine. Talk about surprises! She had a lively intellect and curiosity, but it was still unexpected. I read the magazine during the long drive north, and it turns out that it's not all-gadgets-all-the-time as I thought. I read the issue cover-to-cover, and found three articles worth sharing:
But wait, there's more! While up in Oregon, one of my nieces was wearing a shirt with a very strange dragon on it titled "Trogdor The Burninator." That led to my sister showing us the insanity behind the shirt, which is a series of videos from homestarrunner.com in which a character named Strong Bad answers emails. The "Trogdor" one is by far the best ("Consumate Vs!" and "burninating" as a verb quickly become burninated into your brain), but there are tons of them. Here's a sample:
There are more, but this'll get you off to a good start. What else are you going to do on New Year's Eve, unless you've got a party or some good DVDs in mind?
Happy New Year, everyone, and keep your fingers crossed for a better 2010!