Farewell Butch… and Doc

Paul Newman died today, as you’ve no doubt read. A great actor, philanthropist and racing driver/manager. I’ll admit that this is his most famous role: But in this house, he’s now just as familiar for this: Doc in Cars probably linked up everything that Newman was really passionate about — acting, car racing… and no ...

It rained all day

So we didn’t do a huge amount, surprisingly. But we did go to a meeting about Alex’s “issues”, which was still intimidating, but content-wise it ended up not being as bad as I thought. We went grocery shopping, which as an all-family outing is rare, so not without fun. We even found green Chick Hicks ...

The Saturday that felt like a Sunday

Real quiet one today, nice and slow, not doing a lot except some cleaning at home and watching some movies. Watched most of Cars again with Will and Alex … felt very cute and cozy in a family way, and Cars is very watchable even on multiple repeats. Been reading up on some Cars stuff ...

RIP George Carlin

First picked up on this news last night on John Scalzi’s site — it’s a little disconcerting when you read something big on a blog before a news site, but it happens more and more now. Carlin was a funny guy, a talented comic, and an inspiration to so many comedians that came after him ...

Happily easily pleased

Will is really taken with Cars at the moment — the most recent Pixar movie we own. He particularly likes the very end credits, where the injokes go as far as having Car versions of all the Pixar movies, with many jokes about voices and so on. It’s funny stuff, and I like that he ...
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