my face is cold

NSID 2008 had to come to an early close for me today. I leave Monday for my sister’s wedding in Chicagoland and while I would have loved to hold out till the end of the month or even a few more days, that just wasn’t realistic (something about looking presentable).

You could argue I could have waited a couple more days but shaving at this scale is best done at home and not in a hotel!  Too bad too because it was just starting to get comfortable.

Here’s to next year!

doing as my father did

I have some pretty fond memories of my Dad, a math teacher, bringing home one of the (or maybe it was the) Apple II computers from work when I was in first or second grade.  That’s how I got introduced to computers (and where I learned how to spell catalog).  It’s also where I spent a lot of time learning economics and running my own lemonade stand (iPhone version here).

computertimeFlash forward 30 some years and I find I’m doing the same with my two children and weirdly enough on Apple computers (first computer I owned was  Commdore 64 followed by an Amiga and then some Gateway running Windows in 1995 – only recently went back to Apple).  My son spends his time in KidZui (which to him is the same as and my daugther does drawing with Tux Paint (on an 8 year-old Powerbook, but she doesn’t seem to notice or care).

My son recently asked me if he could have my black MacBook when he is older.  I laughed, sure, but I haven’t any idea what computers will look like 30 years from now!