Saturday, October 28, 2006

Binkies and Fire Trucks

Kelly and I wanted to convince Jonah to stop using his pacifier (a.k.a. "Binky") at night. We managed to reduce the time he had it to just night time. So we went into negotiations with him. We hammered out the details and agreed that we would get him a remote control fire truck in return for him throwing the binkies out. And we went into specific detail about how they would be gone gone gone. He went over the story many times. How the garbage truck would come and take them away. And they would be gone.

He got a little carried away with the garbage truck thing and started talking about also throwing away Vaca (his ratty, yet loveable, stuffed cow that plays Mary Had A Little Lamb). That was just crazy talk. Although he hasn't been as interested in Vaca since then.

So I found a remote control fire truck online for ~$30 and ordered it. When it arrived I was excited to see the poorly translated marketing descriptions on the box...

The high distance it can shoot out about 6 meters when the shooter turns by 60 degrees.

Press three funtions buttons of the control most at the same time,or the car can't work.

Anyway, it all worked out and Jonah doesn't use a pacifier any more and he likes driving the fire truck around and spraying water on everything.

I'm a little sad he's not as attached to Vaca any more.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Jobs and pirate names

I'm no longer at Apple. So bring on the jobs and the crazy business proposals. :-)

Also. I just found out my pirate name is Dirty Tom Bonney.

My pirate name is:
Dirty Tom Bonney
You're the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean -- not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!
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