Wednesday, April 30, 2008

yakkity yak

I was waiting in line at the pharmacy, when Evan calls out to me from the shopping cart, "Mommy, Zantac!" That's right, my son knows Zantac. He has no idea what its for, but he was to excited to point it out to everyone around us. I was floored. No one in our house uses it, Evan just absorbs more of TV than we thought.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Keep Austin Weird

Austin is weird, and they're proud of it. I kept seeing shirts and signs that said "keep Austin weird" all over town. But couldn't find where to buy kid shirts. Seemed they were out all over town.
We were in TX for Mark's cousin's wedding. It was a quick trip, but we enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed seeing the many modern homes. Who would have thought Austin had so many modern homes?

austin texas

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Spring has sprung

It's nice to be able to get out of the house and not have to worry about it being too cold.
Here's our pics from the past month.
Included are Easter, Tang's visit, kids at the farm, Andrew's birthday, National Cherry Blossom Festival, baby cousin Charlotte, and Kim's visit and the playground.

BTW, we've had to lower the asking price for our home to $335. Please pass the word along and help us sell our house.
Ok I really ment $335 thousand.


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Are you looking for an update?

Well, so am I!

While going through our visitor statistics, I noticed quite a few people searching for flaky eyelids in the last few weeks or so, and they end up landing at my blog entry about the whole eye saga I encountered about a year ago today. I guess I should give an update on how they are doing this year.

Well, it is Hanami/Cherry Bl. time, which means for us allergy/hay feverists, it means it's time to stock up on nasal sprays, decongestants, allergy pills, eye drops, kleenex, and pho (the best nasal (and colon--sorry tmi) passage cleaner ever). Eyes have been fine so far; outside of the usual spring itchiness, which seems like no eye drop can cure, I can still wear contacts for a good part of the day, but night time as it nears midnight, they get itchy. Ice in a Ziploc and then packed in a towel against the eye seems to cure that itchiness, but there has got to be an eye drop out there...anybody? Yes, and the obvious answer would be - well, duh, just go to sleep earlier. Sorry, that doesn't happen here. So we need another solution--literally.

It was definitely nice to find out that the flaky itchy eyelids I had was "just" eczema and not something bacterial or something that would make my eyelids thick or blur my vision forever, etc. Knowing it's eczema means that really the best way to get rid of any bumps or any itchiness is to not rub, touch, or scratch it.

...Speaking of which, I'd better go grab some ice.

Baseball season started last week, just in time to add another distraction on to my list. My M's are back to their old self, blowing leads late in the game...although Ichiro needs to start hitting soon! And the Nats were undefeated for three games, which is quite the feat. The new stadium is amazing as well! I'm currently working on planning a work team building event at the new stadium...using the codeword "600m investment building next to the Navy Yard" so others outside the team don't get suspicious or think we're on a boondoggle. This team building event will commence at 4:30pm and a team from Atlanta will show us a few hitters.