Monthly Archives: January 2012

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-29

  • enjoying the relative calm of my work office. well, until the jackhammers just fired up again just now. #
  • is it just me or does firefox 9.0.1 crash constantly when you try to view gmail? #
  • Wat — Destroy All Software Talks http://t.co/JSUftq8z #
  • worst night yet for this stupid cold. hacked all night long. gonna be a crummy day. #sickofbeingsick #
  • virginmobile no longer unlimited full speed data. they now start throttling at 2.5Gb #nicewhileitlasted #
  • doesn't mean much to me, because my android phone is slow and crashy, I doubt I'd ever hit the limit anyway. #
  • My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Pink Floyd (27), The Black Keys (22) & Ted Nugent (15) #tweeklyfm http://t.co/GrShTXUw #
  • we've moved on from croup to cough to mucus to fever. #enoughalready #
  • Exergen Temporal Thermometer http://t.co/oZGFwPp7 works amazingly well. great for toddler who doesn't tolerate ear thermometers #
  • reindexing iTunes library across network via pogo plug. estimated completion time, about a zillion years. #
  • still think it would be great if iTunes 'adding files' modal window had a functional progress-o-meter. #
  • Take Visual COBOL for a test drive today #saywhatspamsubjectlines #
  • ok, if the cats don't stop walking all over my desk at home, the fur is gonna start flying any second now. #
  • excuse me as I go vacuum all the litter out of my keyboard, again. #
  • trying hard to get some work stuff done while the kids are asleep. wish me luck. #
  • arch. why does iTunes want to automatically play playlist files it finds during import? #
  • Two sick kids (one 25 months, one 1 month) makes for a long and frustrating day. #
  • inhaling a quick breakfast in hopes of jamming in a few hours work before the wheels come off and the kids get up. #
  • related to the best vacation I never had, enjoying paying for day care we don't get when jilly is sick. ouch, that hurts. #
  • I wish I had a nice headset w/mic for use with Skype. oh, wait I do! let me unbox the plantronics DSP400 that's been on my shelf for years. #
  • listing to Rush's Working Man. extra fitting as of late, it seems. #
  • I should really shop the back room in my own electronics store more often. #
  • ok, kids awakening. let today's mayhem begin. argh. #
  • Happy to call this week done. Enough with the sick kids already. Let's have a few weeks without a dr visit pleez. #
  • Hmm. Kids asleep, cat howling his head off. Feline homelessness likely to ensue. #
  • Argh. Crushing headache after putting with unruly two year old all morning long. Let's hope a nap turns things around. #
  • That cat snoring next to me is way too comfortable. I think I gotta fix that. #
  • Hey twitter for iPad is pretty nice. Need to get me one. Or wrestle the mrs's away more often. #
  • trying to sneak in a little work before little'ns go crazy. #
  • pretty sure I've got pink eye. pondering going to dr. to pay them $30 to tell me and then give me an rx with $50 copay. #
  • the crowther house, home of 24 parking. car parked on lawn at 5pm yesterday, car in my driveway at 2am. wtf? #
  • do I really need to put up no parking and private property signs? #
  • fyi- stopped splashing problem with cat water by putting water in a 30 gallon rubbermade bin. #
  • ironically, captain splash-more doesn't splash water at all when its in the bin. #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-22

  • Nothing I enjoy more than being sick as a dog with an out of control 2 year old on the loose. #
  • My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Genesis (29), William Shatner (21) & Pomplamoose (21) #tweeklyfm http://t.co/GrShTXUw #
  • enjoy brief quite time before the kids get up after a rough night. #
  • Dressed to Win: Turtle Power! http://t.co/rBzyvISH #
  • Not Quite Christmas Sweaters But It’ll Do http://t.co/REBV0YeI #
  • Spring 12 Developer Preview – http://t.co/dqXruP1J http://t.co/O5ZvNpuy #
  • bit the crap out of my tongue due to a bump on the chin from #1 drinking this glass of orange juice is nearly tear inducing. #
  • Waiting for the wind to carry our house off to Oz. #
  • Hot flashes are great! I love trying to get back to sleep in cold, wet sheets. Can this cold get over with already? #
  • dragging myself to the dr. today. cold not getting any better, if not worse. #
  • Killing time at the dr's office. Probably paying someone $30 to tell me I need antibiotics. #
  • Business as usual. 15 minutes past my appointment and I'm still in the waiting room. Need vanishing copays to compensate for the wait. #
  • So, the dr said it's just virus. Just keep taking ibuprofen and deal with it. #
  • Can a please have that hour and half and $30 copay back? Shakes fist… #
  • slept a little better last night. no fevers, that's a big improvement. still a lot of hacking, even with cough syrup. #
  • less achy this morning, but still feel like my head is gonna asplode at any second. #
  • oh goodie. the jackhammers are back! another project starting on so. salina across in earshot. #
  • Current status: coughing myself into oblivion; one hour after choking down extra strength robitussin dm. #enoughalready #
  • Best of 2011 – Year In Music – Last.fm http://t.co/RGGqRJd8 #
  • Man accidentally shoots 3-inch nail into brain and lives to joke about it http://t.co/BrDpjI7m #
  • think I may actually survive this cold. been able to go without ibuprofen for 12 hours. #
  • now, does anyone have anything for an unruly 2 year old and a cranky newborn? #
  • Knockout JS http://t.co/zbtV4lns whoa! #
  • why do I have a headache after sitting at my computer for 20 minutes? oh, right, forgot my glasses. #oldage #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-15

  • geez, another ears turned off incident. I hate to yell, but its the only way to get her attention. #
  • My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Live (21), Beastie Boys (15) & The Black Keys (15) #tweeklyfm http://t.co/GrShTXUw #
  • Modern Day Rube Goldberg http://t.co/IQ4VfHxH #
  • bye bye sprint account it was nice knowing you. too bad you don't have any reasonable smart phone plans. #
  • (says 11 year customer who spent $10k with them over the years) oh well. viva la virginmobile! #
  • oh, so you can use as an mp3 as ringtone on my phone. its just not obvious. #
  • (play the song in the music player, and click 'use a ringtone' from setting menu.) yeah, I would have guessed that. #
  • good thing there's google search to help me learn how to use my google phone. foo. #
  • tim horton's mochas? only thing I can say is that they're less expensive than starbucks. #passNextTime #
  • http://t.co/HzqUptSo: A guide to preventing SQL injection http://t.co/r9XEmiJt #
  • Sitting in luke's room continually jamming the pacifier back in. May resort to duct tape soon. #
  • Cranky newborn and 2 year old with breathing problems. The fun never stops at the Crowther house. #whoneedssleep #
  • Skybound Stylizer http://t.co/qQK7X6Ab slick realtime CSS Editor #
  • Spending more quality time at wegmans pharmacy. More copays to ensue, yeah! #
  • Would be nice if wegmans free wifi reached to the pharmacy waiting area… #
  • Whats with the school closings? 90 minutes ago it was raining. Now it's a white out. #cnyejectbutton #
  • pleasantly surprised how well my new $16.99 cordless phone works. #score #
  • Pondering moving snow or staying in bed a bit longer. Bed nice, but forecasting regret if I don't start attacking the snow now… #
  • jacked in my new pogo plug. its really as easy plug in wall, ethernet, and hard drive. #melikey #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-08

  • one minute prescription pickup turns into 30 minute hassle. why is it so hard to process no-copay coupons? #
  • Jilly aka Houdini got out of her sleeper and onesy, without unsnapping the latter. We're doomed when she figures out door knobs. #
  • RT @alexlindsay: When my son screams, I tell him to scream louder (he looses interest). When my daughter screams, I don't… because "11 … #
  • Luke having trouble nursing because he keeps violently farting while filling his diapers. #
  • Yes, my kids are not likely to talk to me during their teenage years… #
  • $1000 worth of business books for free? Yes please! http://t.co/cqOVGmSR via @appsumo #
  • My Top 2 #lastfm Artists: The Black Keys (11) & Scott Weiland (1) #tweeklyfm http://t.co/GrShTXUw #
  • no big snow yet. barely 3" in the driveway. #
  • Preparing for my triumphant return to work after the best vacation I never had. #
  • ok away messages for email and vmail turned off. guess I should try to do something productive. #
  • just picked up no. 1's latest prescription. my price $0. retail: $494.99 ! #
  • think this new medicine must be made from distilled unicorn tears mixed with gold dust. #
  • Naps help toddlers ‘face’ the day http://t.co/sgJuAyeO #
  • trying hotot twitter client. nothing too fancy, but pretty nice so far. #
  • Silence Is Holy http://t.co/w0fzvJxq #
  • please pray for me. 2 year old had meltdown before bedtime big time. think her ears were completely disconnected. #
  • maybe there's hope for android. wife's new phone doesn't suck as much as mine. didn't crash it doing all the setup stuff. #

Welcome Luke Leroi Crowther

A little ahead of schedule, our second child arrived as an early Christmas present.  Introducing Luke Leroi Crowther!

Statistics:

  • Arrived: 12/24/2011 @ 7:26pm
  • Weight: 6lbs 10oz
  • Length: 20″

Both Mother and baby were happy and healthy after launch.  Jilly total loves her new “baby brotha” and is always asking to hold him.  The cutest thing ever is when he’s crying and she says “Baby Luke, its OK.”

Luke is a name that we’ve both liked for a while.  Leroi is a combined tribute to my dad Leroy Crowther (LEE-roy) and the late saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, Leroi Moore (LA-roy.)

A week into our new adventures, I’m happy to report to that we seem to be settling in to our new schedules and challenges just fine.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-01-01

  • Hanging out at the hospital with the Crowther clan… #
  • My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: The Black Keys (24), Dave Matthews Band (19) & Umphrey's McGee (16) #tweeklyfm http://t.co/GrShTXUw #
  • Oh yeah, forgot how much the first night at home with a newborn sucks… And it's only 11pm. #
  • And his sister has hives. #whatsnext #
  • Another Christmas present! Someone stole my identity. #mightaswelljustenditnow let the nightmare begin. #
  • Oh yeah, snow, you still suck. #
  • Openning up a can of whoop ass on identity theft issues. Would much rather do be doing something else. #
  • 50 Most Strange and Unusual Buildings arround the World http://t.co/RO1jTndC #
  • new parent syndrome. what day is it again? does it really matter? argh. #
  • current status: trying to find desk under mountain of accumulated cruft. #
  • ok, a few hours in and I can see a bit of the wood on my desk. probably all I can do for now. need to get some thank you cards out next. #
  • Luke totally loved getting his hair washed. Big smiles all the way through. #
  • Chilling out at the mazda dealer whilst my oil is changed. Love their free oil change coupons! #
  • Returning the favor: http://t.co/m03HD9cz #
  • the brown bomber strikes again in the bath tub. oops, there's some poops. #
  • Hmm. My thermostat seems to busted. keep waking freezing or in a puddle of sweat. Don't have a fever though. Curious. #
  • Dating Fails: As Always, The Cat Wins http://t.co/xThGX6fO #
  • Happy new baby in the house new year. Good bye 2011, let's hope 2012 is a great one! #