Sent: June 30, 2009 9:03 PM
Subject: The Nelsongang Goes to the Dogs
We’ve been talking about it for years, but (frankly) Lisa and I never believed we were responsible enough to get a dog. Now that Jack and Cate are eight years old, however, our collective responsibility level is sufficient for legal dog ownership in most states including Texas. So this month, you’ll meet the latest addition to the Nelsongang: Snickerdoodle. We’re excited to have her and we’re really excited when she pees outdoors.
As usual, we have a gaggle of photographs that are chock-full of awesome (including the slightly less awesome printer-friendly version). We also have our monthly quota for bullet points:
- Jack: “Sitting too close to the TV burns holes in your brain.” Think about it
- Cole: “I just drank a little beer without alcohol. I’m still feeling a little drunk.” Congratulations, America, that’s your future
- Jack learned to fly this month. He generously and continuously updated me on his “daily” progress
- After turning down one job offer and completing final interviews with another, I resigned from Oracle on June 17th. It wasn’t until the end of the following week that I accepted a job at Salesforce.com — they’re a leader in cloud computing
- Cate repeatedly said Night at the Museum included “an Egyptian guy.” Jack, clearly frustrated, said: “Pharaoh. Can’t we call him Pharaoh?!?”
- One afternoon, I caught Jack and Cole singing the freecreditreport.com jingle. Remember people, they hold our future in their hands. Scary
- Thanks to the boy, I learned it’s possible to search and review iPhone games of “inappropriate content” on an iPod Touch
- I received an email from my Mom with the subject: “Computer e-mail not working”. My mental error handling routine is now in an infinite loop
- When I couldn’t find my swim-shirt for our trip to Hawaiian Falls waterpark, Cousin Johnny (12 years old) said I could use his. On a related note, I now surmise that mahalo means ‘get a load of the guy in the tight swim-shirt’
- Definition of irony: four kids in a near-shouting match over whether you can call time-out during a game of “Silence”
That’s it for now!
Lisa and Greg