Getting Engaged (Finally)

Calling this post long-delayed is a bit like calling the Pacific Ocean “wet” or the guy who slipped up on the Zune leap-year bug “fired” – it is a severe understatement while still being accurate. I was recently alerted by Nightsinger to the fact that my lovely wife repeatedly tells her version of the engagement […]

Valentine’s Disaster

Disaster, from the words meaning “bad star.” That’s from some book I read at some point somewhere. I’m picturing Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash,” with the Librarian commenting on how he’s a “sucker for non-sequitors,” so that’s likely. It’s also completely unrelated to my point. Most of our money and time is currently being focused on this […]


Today was Seattle’s National Novel Writing Month Kick Off Party, which Mandrina arranged, took place at the Bay Pavilion on Seattle’s waterfront. If I was feeling particularly verbose, I could go on for a bit about looming, and having a certain disposition. I’m not feeling terribly loquacious, however, so I’ll just post the group pic.

Delayed Proposal Story Part 1

This may be a bit old… I proposed to Mandrina seven months and twenty-three days ago. Now, here’s the rest of the story.

Looking for a Honeymoon

Trying to find a Honeymoon location has been a hassle. Originally, Mandrina wanted to go to Vienna, Austria. I wasn’t thrilled with that, but I came up with a wonderful compromise — three or four nights in Vienna, an overnight train to Switzerland (I want to open a Swiss Bank account!), then another train to […]

Another trip to FL

Mandrina and I leave tomorrow AM for Florida, to go to her High School Reunion. I’m not terribly looking forward to it. I have to play nice and dress up, and be away from my cat. Okay, so it’s mostly the latter — I’m afraid he’ll get annoyed with me while we’re gone, and adjust […]