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July 2008

My heart’s beating like a rabbit

A little over a month ago some good people from Nintendo came to my house and threw a Wii Fit party. My job was to gather up ten of my friends and prepare them to be humiliated by their Wii Fit age, something determined by your BMI/weight, your age, and some balancing acts that would [...]

Wii Giveaway Sweepstakes Rules

Official Rules for dooce.com’s Wii Fit Giveaway NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open to legal residents of the Continental United States & Canada. Entrants must be 18 and older as of 06/01/08. How to Enter: 1. To enter the “dooce.com Wii Fit Giveaway,” [...]

Yolo Colorhouse paint

This is a can of an environmentally friendly paint, Yolo Water #7, that was used on the south wall of our office (seen here). I was amazed, first, by how fast it dried, and second, by the fact that is was almost completely odorless. Their selection of colors isn’t nearly as vast as other brands [...]

Silly rabbit

She’s about three times the size she was when we first brought her home in January, and that has become a problem in the mornings when she likes to jump directly from the floor onto the bed, usually landing right on top of one of us. Many times hitting us squarely in the crotch. This [...]

Joshua

My mother had our family and my sister’s family over for dinner on Saturday night, and this is one of my sister’s seven-year-old twins. Pizza was on the menu, and my mother called beforehand to determine whether or not that was something I could eat. I told her I’d remove any topping I didn’t want [...]